Michigan State University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

"I grew up with Ernie Harwell. Jack Buck is, like Ernie, an icon. Of course in 1988, when he made the call (Game One of the World Series), it was a special attachment that lasted a lifetime. Let's say it was well said. I couldn't believe what I just saw, either." - Kirk Gibson
State Agricultural College
"Spartans"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

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Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

1.

1903 - 1903

09-14-1903

Michigan Agricultural College
"Spartans"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

2.

1921 - 1923

Michigan State College
"Spartans"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

3.

1926 - 1929

4.

1934 - 1936

5.

1942 - 1942

6.

1946 - 1947

7.

1948 - 1948

8.

1947 - 1954

9.

1949 - 1949

10.

1953 - 1955

Michigan State University
"Spartans"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

11.

1953 - 1954

12.

1954 - 1954

13.

1954 - 1954

14.

1956 - 1958

15.

1954 - 1956

16.

1958 - 1959

17.

1956 - 1959

18.

1957 - 1959

19.

1954 - 1955

20.

1958 - 1958

21.

1961 - 1964

22.

1963 - 1965

23.

1967 - 1968

24.

1967 - 1968

25.

1970 - 1971

26.

1968 - 1969

27.

1970 - 1972

28.

1970 - 1970

29.

1978 - 1978

30.

1976 - 1978

31.

1979 - 1982

32.

1983 - 1983

33.

1982 - 1984

34.

1987 - 1989

35.

1990 - 1992

36.
1997 - 1998
37.

2008 - 2010

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

Michigan State University M.L.B. Player Alumni



The Michigan State University baseball program started in 1884, Ed Pinnance was the first former Spartan to make it to the Major League level.
Did you know that there are thirty-seven former Michigan State University baseball players, and one former student that did not play ( Herb Washington ), who made it to the majors? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .
Michigan State University players who attended & played at other colleges: Bob Anderson , who played at Western Michigan University ; and Dann Howitt , who played at Cal State Fullerton .
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