University of Massachusetts Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

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"I know I'm going to be in a (starter's) routine and I know they're giving me the work I need. It can't do anything but benefit me because of all the work, time and preparation. I really wasn't physically ready for it last year — to excel or do what I needed to be above average." - Ron Villone in The Cincinnati Enquirer (Chris Haft, 02/23/2000)

Massachusetts Agricultural College
"Aggies"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]
Dates Played
Debut / Box
1893 - 1893
09-14-1899
1911 - 1914
07-11-1914
1911 - 1914
09-24-1915
1913 - 1916
06-24-1916

University of Massachusetts
"Redmen"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

1956 - 1957
1959 - 1961
1968 - 1969

University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Minutemen"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

1972 - 1973
1974 - 1977
1979 - 1980
1986 - 1988
1987 - 1989
1986 - 1988
1991 - 1992
1992 - 1994
1994 - 1996
2000 - 2001
University of Massachusetts M.L.B. Player Alumni
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The University of Massachusetts baseball program started in 1877 and Doc Curley was their first player to make it to the Major League level.

What are Minutemen? Why are the University of Massachusetts Amherst athletics programs using the nickname and when did they change from the Redmen to the Minutemen:

Uniquely linked with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, UMass Amherst's mascot was selected in 1972. Once known as Aggies and later Redmen, Massachusetts athletic teams became Minutemen and Minutewomen in the early 1970s. More than a mascot, the name reflects the Commonwealth's historic role in the American Revolution when colonial militia (armed citizens) turned out to fight the British at a minute's notice.

Source: University of Massachusetts Amherst (website).

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