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.

"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
"Spiders"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

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Dates Played

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1915 - 1918

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Dates Played

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University of Richmond
"Spiders"

Richmond Spiders Logo

University of Richmond Official Logo

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

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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

07-07-2012

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Dates Played

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University of Richmond M.L.B. Player Alumni



The University of Richmond baseball program started in 1894 and Tom Miller was their first player 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: RichmondSpiders.com (Hall of Fame Website Page).

Did you know that there are fifteen former Richmond players who made it to the show? Send corrections or updates to Baseball Almanac .

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