University of North Carolina Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

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"Southpaw Mike Bynum possesses one of the better curveballs in the minor leagues, and posted good numbers at both the AA and AAA levels before getting the call to the parent club." - Arizona Fall League Report by Bill Mitchell (September 21, 2002)

University of North Carolina
"Tarheels"

In Chronological Order

1. Bob Lawson 1899 - 1899 05-07-1901
2. Moonlight Graham ( Maryland ) 1895 - 1902 06-29-1905
3. Fred Stem 1904 - 1907 09-15-1908
4. Vern Duncan 1909 - 1913 09-11-1913
5. Harry Hedgpeth 1907 - 1913 10-03-1913
6. Shag Thompson 1912 - 1914 06-08-1914
7. Marsh Williams ( Presbyterian ) 1914 - 1916 07-07-1916
8. Larry Woodall ( Wake Forest ) 1914 - 1915 05-20-1920
9. Clem Llewellyn 1921 - 1921 06-18-1922
10. Mule Shirley 1920 - 1923 05-06-1924
11. Fred Johnston ( Davidson & NC State ) 1922 - 1922 06-29-1924
12. Herm Holshouser 1924 - 1929 04-15-1930
13. Buck Stanton 1924 - 1929 09-05-1931
14. Burgess Whitehead 1929 - 1932 04-30-1933
15. Nate Andrews 1932 - 1934 05-01-1937
16. Johnny Peacock 1930 - 1933 09-23-1937
17. Johnny Humphries 1934 - 1936 05-08-1938
18. Tommy Irwin 1930 - 1934 10-01-1938
19. Jim Mallory 1937 - 1940 09-08-1940
20. Snuffy Stirnweiss 1937 - 1940 04-22-1943
21. Clyde King 1943 - 1943 06-21-1944
22. Claude Crocker 1943 - 1944 08-01-1944
23. Hal Brown 1943 - 1945 04-19-1951
24. Bill Haywood ( Wilmington College ) 1963 - 1964 07-28-1968
25. Garry Hill 1967 - 1967 06-12-1969
26. Dave Lemonds 1968 - 1968 06-30-1969
27. Tom Buskey 1967 - 1969 08-05-1973
28. Bill Paschall 1973 - 1976 09-20-1978
29. Dwight Lowry 1977 - 1980 04-03-1984
30. Scott Bradley 1979 - 1981 09-09-1984
31. Chris Pittaro 1980 - 1982 04-08-1985
32. Scott Bankhead 1982 - 1984 05-25-1986
33. B.J. Surhoff 1983 - 1985 04-08-1987
34. Walt Weiss 1983 - 1985 07-12-1987
35. Matt Merullo 1984 - 1986 04-12-1989
36. Jesse Levis 1987 - 1989 04-24-1992
37. Paul Shuey 1990 - 1992 05-08-1994
38. Brad Woodall 1988 - 1991 07-22-1994
39. Jim Dougherty 1987 - 1990 04-27-1995
40. Mike Jerzembeck 1993 - 1993 08-08-1998
41. Brian Roberts ( South Carolina ) 1997 - 1998 06-14-2001
42. Mike Bynum 1997 - 1999 08-17-2002
43. Kyle Snyder 1999 - 1999 05-01-2003
44. Ryan Snare 2000 - 2000 08-06-2004
45. Tyrell Godwin 1998 - 2000 05-27-2005
46. Adam Greenberg 2000 - 2002 07-09-2005
47. Chris Iannetta 2002 - 2004 08-27-2006
48. Andrew Miller 2004 - 2006 08-30-2006
49. Daniel Bard 2004 - 2006 05-13-2009
50. Alex White 2007 - 2009 04-30-2011
51. Dustin Ackley 2007 - 2009 06-17-2011
52. Kyle Seager 2007 - 2009 07-07-2011
53. Andrew Carignan 2005 - 2007 09-02-2011
54. Tim Federowicz 2007 - 2008 09-11-2011
55. Luke Putkonen 2006 - 2007 04-29-2012
56. Adam Warren 2006 - 2009 06-29-2012
57. Matt Harvey 2008 - 2010 07-26-2012
58. Rob Wooten 2005 - 2008 07-26-2013
59. Mike Morin 2010 - 2012 04-30-2014
60. Colin Moran 2011 - 2013 05-18-2016
61. Jacob Stallings 2009 - 2012 06-19-2016
62. Trent Thornton 2013 - 2015 03-31-2019
63. Skye Bolt 2013 - 2015 05-03-2019
64. Zac Gallen 2015 - 2016 06-20-2019
65. Trevor Kelley 2012 - 2015 07-02-2019
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The University of North Carolina baseball program started in 1867, Bob Lawson was the first former Tar Heel to make it to the Major League level.

Have you ever wondered what a "Tar Heel" actually is (at Baseball Almanac, we did)? The University of North Carolina's website offers the following explanation on their frequently asked questions page:

What is a Tar Heel?

The University not only uses the nickname "Tar Heels," but the entire state does as well. One version of the nickname's origin has the name first being applied to North Carolinians during the Civil War. One record talks of a battle in Virginia, where their supporting column retreated, but North Carolina troops fought alone. The victorious troops were asked in a condescending tone by some Virginians, who had retreated, "Any more tar down in the Old North State, boys?" The response came quickly: "No, not a bit; old Jeff's bought it all up." The Virginians asked: "Is that so? What is he going to do with it?" The reply: "He is going to put it on you'ns heels to make you stick better in the next fight."

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