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

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

"There are sluggers and hitters, and then there are ballplayers. Bill Mueller is a ballplayer. When he was still in the minors, Jack Hiatt (Giants director of player development) told me to keep an eye out for Mueller. He said, 'He won't thrill you at first. He doesn't run real fast, he doesn't hit the ball real far, and he doesn't throw real hard, but he'll grow on you because he's a ballplayer. He knows the game. He rarely makes mistakes. He'll walk, steal a base on occasion, hit the ball out of the park on occasion, play a good third base, start rallies, keep rallies going and get on base a lot.' That makes him a ballplayer, and there is no greater compliment one player can give another than that." - Giants Manager Dusty Baker
Southwest Missouri State University
"Bears"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

1.

1980 - 1982

2.

1981 - 1981

3.

1990 - 1993

4.

1992 - 1992

5.

1997 - 1999

6.

1996 - 1998

7.

1999 - 2001

8.

2002 - 2003

Missouri State University
"Bears"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

9.

2005 - 2005

10.

2005 - 2007

11.
2002 - 2003
12.
2001 - 2002
13.
2001 - 2004
14.
2004 - 2006
15.
2010 - 2010
16.
2006 - 2007
17.
2007 - 2009
18.
2010 - 2012
19.
2010 - 2013
20.

2013 - 2015

09-15-2018
#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

Southwest Missouri State M.L.B. Player Alumni



The Missouri State University baseball program started in 1964, Mark Bailey was the first former Bear to make it to the Major League level.

Did you know that there are twenty former Missouri State University baseball players who made it to the majors? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .

Besides the former Bears seen above, the following former Major League players went to Missouri State (but did not play baseball while there): Preston Ward , Bob Speake , Jerry Lumpe , Norm Siebern , Ralph Terry & Rick Parker .

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