Duke University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

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Trinity College
"Blue Devils"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

1.
1916 - 1917

Duke University
"Blue Devils"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

2.
1928 - 1930
3.
1930 - 1932
4.
1931 - 1933
5.
1932 - 1934
6.
1935 - 1936
7.
1934 - 1935
8.
1934 - 1936
9.
1935 - 1936
10.
1935 - 1937
11.
1936 - 1937
12.
1936 - 1938
13.
1937 - 1939
14.
1938 - 1940
15.
1939 - 1941
16.
1941 - 1941
17.
1935 - 1936
18.
1944 - 1946
19.
1940 - 1942
20.
1950 - 1950
21.
1951 - 1952
22.
1951 - 1952
23.
1953 - 1954
24.
1961 - 1961
25.
1971 - 1974
26.
1979 - 1982
27.
1987 - 1989
28.
1989 - 1991
29.
1989 - 1992
30.
1991 - 1994
31.
1993 - 1996
32.
1997 - 1999
33.
2002 - 2005
34.
2004 - 2006
35.
2006 - 2009
36.
2010 - 2012
37.
2007 - 2009
38.
2013 - 2014
Duke University M.L.B. Player Alumni
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The Duke University baseball program started in 1889, Wade Lefler was the first former Blue Devil to make it to the Major League level. Names that appear on the chart above in bold print are in the Duke University Hall of Fame.

"Mr. College Baseball" (known in the major leagues as Jack Coombs ) was the head coach of Duke University (1929-1952) for twenty-four years and during that time won three NCAA District titles, four Southern Conference and seven North Carolina titles. He retired from coaching when he was seventy years old and finished with a 381-171-3 record.

Did you know that there were thirty-eight former Duke University ballplayers who made it to the majors? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .

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