Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive chart of every South Dakota State University alumni who played baseball at South Dakota State University AND made it to the Major League level.
"There were some butterflies with it (making his Major League debut). Just have to remind yourself it's the same game: 60 feet, 6 inches. Just go out there and throw strikes. Trust what the catcher's putting down. Just basically trust that he's not going to lead you astray." - Caleb Thielbar in the Pioneer Press (Mike Berardino, 05/20/2013, 'Minnesota Twins: Caleb Thielbar a silver lining in sixth straight loss', Source )
The South Dakota State University baseball program started in 1901 and Vean Gregg was their first player to make it to the Major League level.
One-hundred plus years between Major League players! We don't track this here at Baseball Almanac, but this probably does have a good chance at being a record.
Did you know that there are three former South Dakota State University players who made it to the show? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .