California State University, Fresno Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive chart of every California State University, Fresno alumni who played baseball at the California State University, Fresno AND made it to the Major League level.

"Gerry (Hunsicker - General Manager of the Houston Astros) called and offered the job (manager) and I said I'd sleep on it. I called him back in 45 minutes and told him I was a fast sleeper." - Jimy Williams on ESPN (November 1, 2003)
Fresno State College
"Bulldogs"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

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Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

1.

1951 - 1953

2.

1947 - 1949

3.

1953 - 1954

4.

1959 - 1959

5.

1961 - 1961

6.

1963 - 1964

7.

1964 - 1966

8.

1971 - 1972

California State University, Fresno
"Bulldogs"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

9.

1972 - 1973

10.

1978 - 1980

11.

1977 - 1978

12.

1977 - 1978

13.

1978 - 1979

14.

1981 - 1982

15.

1981 - 1983

16.

1984 - 1985

17.

1981 - 1982

18.

1986 - 1987

19.

1981 - 1984

20.

1987 - 1989

21.

1987 - 1989

22.

1982 - 1985

23.

1987 - 1989

24.

1989 - 1991

25.

1988 - 1990

26.

1987 - 1987

27.

1986 - 1987

28.

1991 - 1992

29.

1991 - 1993

30.

1986 - 1987

31.

1991 - 1991

32.

1995 - 1998

33.

1995 - 1995

34.

1996 - 1998

35.

1993 - 1994

36.

2000 - 2001

37.

2003 - 2005

38.

2001 - 2003

39.
2005 - 2006
40.
2005 - 2005
41.
2006 - 2008
42.
2006 - 2008
43.
2005 - 2008
44.
2008 - 2008
45.
2008 - 2011
46.
2011 - 2013
47.
2011 - 2012
48.
2012 - 2014
49.
2010 - 2013
50.

2013 - 2015

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

California State University, Fresno M.L.B. Player Alumnus



The California State University, Fresno baseball program started in 1922, Tex Clevenger was the first former Bulldog to make it to the Major League level.
The first Bulldog alumni to make it to the show did not play baseball at all — rather he was a football player; Frenchy Bordagary , who was actually quite a character and his bio on BaseballLibrary.com explains why:

" Frenchy fit Casey Stengel's Brooklyn Dodgers like fingers in a glove. Gifted but erratic, he mixed brilliant plays with bonehead ones. He ran when he wanted, failed to slide when he should have, and ignored signs. In 1935, he showed up at spring training with a mustache, a no-no in those days. They made him shave it off, which he blamed for a subsequent slump. With the Cardinals in '38, he led the league with 20 pinch hits in 43 at-bats."

Source: Author Norman L. Macht

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