Boston College Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive chart of every Boston College alumni who played baseball at Boston College AND made it to the Major League level.

"Call it The Curse of Brian Looney. Remember last year’s Atlantic League title series, when Looney pitched a masterful Game 3 to put Nashua on the verge of a championship? Since then, the Somerset Patriots have simply mopped the floor with the Nashua Pride, having beaten them in eight of nine meetings, including Monday night’s 9-3 yawner in front of 1,983 fans at Holman Stadium." - The Nashua Telegraph (June 29, 2004)
Boston College
"Eagles"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

1.

Denny Sullivan ( Holy Cross )

1875 - 1877

08-25-1879

2.

Steve Dignan

1878 - 1880

06-01-1880

3.

Asa Stratton ( Brown )

1874 - 1875

06-17-1881

4.

Tom Gunning ( Holy Cross & Pennsylvania )

1881 - 1884

07-26-1884

5.

Jimmy Ryan ( Holy Cross )

1881 - 1885

10-08-1885

6.

Jack Slattery ( Fordham )

1896 - 1901

09-28-1901

7.

Tom Stankard ( Holy Cross )

1901 - 1904

07-02-1904

8.

Hub Hart ( Georgetown )

1898 - 1901

07-16-1905

9.

Allie Strobel

1902 - 1905

08-29-1905

10.

Charlie Maloney

1905 - 1908

08-10-1908

11.

Joe Casey

1906 - 1909

10-01-1909

12.

Andy Harrington ( Holy Cross )

1908 - 1913

09-08-1913

13.

Eddie Phillips

1920 - 1923

05-04-1924

14.

Frank Wilson

1921 - 1924

06-20-1924

15.

Ike Kamp

1919 - 1924

09-16-1924

16.

Bill Vargus

1921 - 1925

06-23-1925

17.

Dinny McNamara

1924 - 1927

07-02-1927

18.

Luke Urban

1917 - 1921

07-19-1927

19.

Freddie Moncewicz

1922 - 1928

06-19-1928

20.

John Shea

1923 - 1928

06-30-1928

21.

Al Weston

1924 - 1929

06-29-1929

22.

Pat Creeden

1925 - 1930

04-14-1931

23.

Jud McLaughlin

1930 - 1931

06-23-1931

24.

Ed Gallagher

1929 - 1932

07-08-1932

25.

Andy Spognardi

1928 - 1932

09-02-1932

26.

Emil Roy

1930 - 1933

09-30-1933

27.

Eddie Waitkus

1938 - 1938

04-15-1941

28.

Lennie Merullo ( Villanova )

1939 - 1939

09-12-1941

29.

Joe Coleman

1940 - 1904

09-19-1942

30.

Bill DeKoning

1938 - 1941

05-27-1945

31.

Eddie Pellagrini

1937 - 1938

04-22-1946

32.

Joe Morgan

1950 - 1952

04-14-1959

33.

Mike Roarke

1949 - 1952

04-19-1961

34.

Brian Looney

1989 - 1991

09-26-1993

35.

Chris Lambert

2003 - 2003

08-26-2008

36. Joe Martinez 2002 - 2005 04-07-2009
37. Tony Sanchez 2007 - 2009 06-23-2013
38. Mike Belfiore 2007 - 2009 09-27-2013
39. Eric Campbell 2006 - 2008 05-10-2014
40. Pat Dean 2008 - 2010 05-11-2016
41. Chris Shaw 2013 - 2015 08-31-2018
42. Justin Dunn 2014 - 2016 09-12-2019
43.

Michael King

2014 - 2016

09-27-2019
#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

Boston College M.L.B. Player Alumni



The Boston College baseball program started in 1888, Denny Sullivan was the first former Eagle to make it to the Major League level. Names that appear on the chart above are in the Boston College Hall of Fame.
A 1920 issue of the Boston College paper, The Heights , had the following quote about their current mascot, from Rev. Edward Mc Laughlin, "It is important that we adopt a mascot to preside at our pow-wows and triumphant feats. And why not the Eagle, symbolic of majesty, power, and freedom? Its natural habitat is the high places. Surely the Heights is made to order for such a selection. Proud would the B.C. man feel to see the B.C. Eagle snatching the trophy of victory from old opponents, their tattered banner clutched in his talons as he flies aloft."
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