Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive chart of every Coastal Carolina University alumni who played baseball at Coastal Carolina University AND made it to the Major League level.
"A tough, all-out catcher who excelled at calling pitches, Manwaring was chosen as the San Francisco Giants' second pick in the June 1986 draft. Though he was projected to be their catcher of the future, the fine defensive backstop didn't hit well enough to keep the job, and ended up splitting time with veteran Terry Kennedy behind the plate in 1989." - Author Adam Green in The Baseball Library (BaseballLibrary.com, 2006, Source )
Major League Baseball Player Alumni
The Coastal Carolina University baseball program started in 1961, Mickey Brantley was the first former Chanticleers to make it to the Major League level.
The Coastal Carolina University athletic teams were once known as the Trojans until the mid-1960's. Upon its affiliation with the University of South Carolina, the push was made for a mascot more in line with the parent's mascot (the Gamecock); the ultimate choice was the Chanticleer (pronounced SHON-ti-clear), the proud, witty rooster made famous in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.