Temple University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

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"I personally like like the old Tiger Stadium because it's a lot more fan friendly with people right on top of you. It's just a lot more cozier than the new place." - Bobby Higginson

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Major League Baseball Player Alumni

Ben Rochefort 1914 -1914 10-03-1914
Bill Patton 1932 - 1935 06-29-1935
Elmer Burkart 1935 - 1936 09-14-1936
Eddie Silber 1933 - 1937 09-03-1937
Harry Shuman 1933 - 1937 09-14-1942
Dick Koecher 1944 - 1946 09-29-1946
Andy Tomasic 1938 - 1942 04-28-1949
Dick Gernert 1948 - 1949 04-16-1952
Stan Pawloski 1950 - 1955 09-24-1955
Purnal Goldy 1957 - 1959 04-12-1962
Joe Kerrigan 1973 - 1973 07-09-1976
Pete Filson 1977 - 1979 05-15-1982
John Marzano 1982 - 1984 07-31-1987
Jeff Manto 1983 - 1985 06-07-1990
Bobby Higginson 1989 - 1992 04-26-1995
Temple University M.L.B. Player Alumni
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Temple University's baseball program started in 1907 and Ben Rochefort was their first player to make it to the Major League level. Names that appear on the chart above in bold print are in the Temple University Hall of Fame.

Bobby Higginson once held the Temple University record for home runs with thirty (30), but did you know he was also kicked out of the school? The freshman walk-on received an F, I, R, and W during his first semester making him ineligible for baseball that year. Higginson said, "I thought I could do the same thing in college that I did in high school, which was pretty much show up to class, listen to what the teacher had to say and then go by memory when the test came around, but I couldn't do it. I was such an idiot, I look back at it now , and it's so stupid. I have a true story to tell when I tell people to stay in school. I lived it, getting kicked out of school."

Did you know that there are fifteen (15) former Temple players who made it to "the show"? Send corrections or updates to Baseball Almanac .

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