Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive chart of every University of Minnesota alumni who played baseball at the University of Minnesota AND made it to the Major League level.
"I couldn't play because I was too young, but they'd let me watch. I remember when I was growing up, they used to hit me groundballs when I'd stand up against the garage. I didn't realize they'd try to hit the ball as hard as they could! The more I think back on it, maybe I should have been a goalie." - Robb Quinlan
Major League Baseball Player Alumni
The University of Minnesota baseball program started in 1876, Ralph Capron was the first former Golden Gopher to make it to the Major League level. Names that appear in bold print are in the University of Minnesota Hall of Fame.
Did you know that there are thirty-five former University of Minnesota baseball players who made it to the majors? Send udates to Baseball Almanac .
Ralph Capron & Heinie Elder only played on the Golden Gophers freshman team and Kerry Ligtenberg also played at the University of Minnesota at Morris (1990 & 1991) — their only former player to make it to the major leagues.