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

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

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"I gave up a hit to (San Diego's) Phil Nevin on an 0-2 pitch. My dad (Dwain Gallo) was there in Houston and he really let me hear about it. It's the same as Coach (Dave) Snow used to do at Long Beach State. One time I'm pitching a shutout, and he still chewed me out, telling me I was lucky. He was right, too. I look back, and those two, my dad and Snowman, were so instrumental in my getting here. They're part of who I am. They taught me how to compete." - Mike Gallo in the Long Beach Press-Telegram (September 2, 2003)

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Major League Baseball Player Alumni

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1960 - 1960
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1966 - 1966

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"49ers"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

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1968 - 1969
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1972 - 1972
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The California State University, Long Beach baseball program started in 1954, Dick Nen was the first former 49er to make it to the Major League level.

In 1989, the Long Beach State "49ers" became known as the Long Beach State "Dirtbags." The unofficial nickname refers to the baseball program's "style of play and success against higher profile programs." In 2003, two former Dirtbags made it to the major league level and each has commented about the unusual nickname (which is still regularly used to this date):

"Being a Dirtbag means giving one-hundred percent in everything you do...going all-out on every play, and always putting the team before yourself." - Bobby Crosby

"A Dirtbag is a style of playing the game of baseball. It is the type of player every team needs — Loves to play the game everyday — He maybe does not have all the skills of the greatest player, but his attitude and the way he commits himself to the game is what makes this Dirtbag great. Dealing with adversity is what completes being a Dirtbag. A team player at all times (hardnosed)." - Mike Gallo

Did you know that there are forty-nine former Long Beach State University ballplayers who made it to the majors? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .

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