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

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

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"Known throughout the baseball community as 'The Mayor' — for his infectious positive personality and success on the diamond — Sean Casey has quickly established himself as one of the major league's premier hitters." - University of Richmond Hall of Fame (Sean Casey Entry, Hall of Fame Page)

Richmond College

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

1915 - 1918

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Major League Baseball Player Alumni

1935 - 1937
1935 - 1937
1938 - 1940
1938 - 1939
1941 - 1943
1946 - 1946
1974 - 1977
1981 - 1983
1986 - 1988
1993 - 1995
1997 - 2000
1992 - 1995
2001 - 2003
2005 - 2007
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The University of Richmond baseball program started in 1894, Tom Miller was the first former Spider to make it to the Major League level. On September 23, 1914, Clarence Berger became the first of two ( Vern Morgan ) non-players to make it to the big leagues.

The first Richmond Spider to be enshrined into their school Hall of Fame was Bucky Jacobs , a three-year pitcher for the Washington Senators . He might be known as a major league ballplayer here, but according to his Hall of Fame entry he was also an incredibly good basketball player:

" Bucky " Jacobs (deceased) was a two-sport standout during the mid 1930's. A former captain and All-State forward on Richmond's 1936-37 basketball team, he is best remembered for his exploits on the baseball diamond. He posted a lifetime 19-1 record with an 18-game win streak and three no-hitters; all current Richmond records. Bucky holds Richmond's record for single game (20) strikeouts and also held the record for most strikeouts in a season (98) until it was broken in 1994.

He played in 20 basketball games in 1936, had 60 field goals, 46 free throws, scored 166 points and averaged 8.3 points a game. In 1936-37 he was named to the First Team all-state.

Source: (Hall of Fame Website).

Did you know that there are fifteen former University of Richmond ballplayers who made it to the majors? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .

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