University of Pennsylvania Baseball Players Who Made it to a Major League Baseball Team

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

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"A three-sport athlete at the University of Pennsylvania, J. Howard Berry was skilled enough to play baseball and football on the professional level and earn his stripes as a colonel in the United States Marine Corps as well." - Penn Athletic Hall of Fame

University of Pennsylvania
"Quakers"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

1.
1875 - 1875
07-19-1876
2.
1877 - 1878
05-01-1879
3.
1882 - 1884
07-26-1884
4.
1888 - 1890
06-07-1890
5.
1889 - 1891
06-11-1890
6.
1890 - 1890
04-09-1891
7.
1885 - 1890
05-13-1891
8.
1889 - 1892
07-09-1892
9.
1891 - 1892
09-17-1892
10.
1892 - 1894
04-25-1895
11.
1893 - 1894
05-10-1895
12
1892 - 1898
04-14-1899
13.
1898 - 1898
04-22-1899
14.
1893 - 1895
08-10-1899
15.
1896 - 1900
04-26-1901
16.
1899 - 1900
04-26-1901
17.
1896 - 1901
05-01-1902
18.
1894 - 1903
04-15-1904
19.
1899 - 1904
06-22-1904
20.
1903 - 1904
09-10-1904
21.
1903 - 1904
04-14-1905
22.
1899 - 1905
09-21-1905
23.
1900 - 1906
04-30-1907
24.
1903 - 1907
04-25-1908
25.
1907 - 1909
09-18-1909
26.
1906 - 1909
09-29-1909
27.
1907 - 1911
05-05-1911
28.
1908 - 1913
07-07-1913
29.
1911 - 1914
08-20-1914
30.
1913 - 1915
09-05-1915
31.
1909 - 1915
09-24-1915
32.
1912 - 1915
10-06-1915
33.
1914 - 1917
34.
1917 - 1918
35.
1916 - 1921
36.
1915 - 1917
37.
1919 - 1922
38.
1920 - 1925
39.
1925 - 1927
40.
1926 - 1927
41.
1929 - 1931
42.
1929 - 1931
43.
1917 - 1925
44.
1932 - 1932
45.
1932 - 1934
46.
1939 - 1943
47.
1947 - 1948
48.
1946 - 1946
49.
1949 - 1954
50.
1960 - 1960
51.
1983 - 1986
52.
1989 - 1991
53.
1994 - 1996
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The University of Pennsylvania's baseball program started in 1875, Doc Bushong was the first former Quacker to make it to the Major League level. Names that appear on the chart above in bold print are in the University of Pennsylvania Hall of Fame.

The Quakers have had a long standing tradition in varsity sports and professional athletes (as illustrated above), but only began inducting members into their own Hall of Fame in April 1996. Don "Red" Kellet was the first & only former major leaguer / Quaker inducted in the inaugural class and his citation read as follows:

"One of the greatest all-around athletes in Penn history, Don Kellett won nine varsity letters at Pennsylvania, three each in football, basketball and baseball, during the early 1930s.

He led the football team in scoring as a junior and senior, and played on basketball teams with a combined record of 28-9 during his junior and senior years. He captained the basketball team as a senior. In 1934, he batted .459 for the baseball team, still the all-time highest single-season batting average in Pennsylvania baseball records, and hit eight home runs. He played briefly for the Boston Red Sox in the summer of 1934 following his graduation.

Don Kellett was the winner of the Class of 1915 Award as a senior, which is awarded to that member of the senior class who most closely approaches the ideal University of Pennsylvania student-athlete."

Source: Penn Athletic Hall of Fame

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