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

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
University of Minnesota
"Golden Gophers"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

1.

1911 - 1911

04-25-1912

2.

1911 - 1911

07-07-1913

3.

1947 - 1949

4.

1952 - 1954

5.

1955 - 1956

6.

1957 - 1957

7.

1958 - 1959

8.

1962 - 1964

9.

1964 - 1966

10.

1966 - 1967

11.

1966 - 1967

12.

1971 - 1973

13.

1975 - 1977

14.

1973 - 1976

15.

1976 - 1978

16.

1975 - 1977

17.

1981 - 1983

18.

1980 - 1982

19.

1984 - 1986

20.

1983 - 1986

21.

1987 - 1989

22.

1986 - 1988

23.

1988 - 1990

24.

1989 - 1991

25.

1987 - 1990

26.

1990 - 1992

27.

1993 - 1994

28.

1992 - 1994

29.

1997 - 1999

30.

1999 - 2000

31.
2003 - 2004
32.
2004 - 2006
33.
2004 - 2006
34.
2011 - 2013
04-28-2018
35.

2012 - 2015

06-07-2018
#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

University of Minnesota M.L.B. 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.

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