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

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

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"I think when you get past your 30th birthday, you get to the point where you realize you only have so many years left. I hope to play a lot longer. But when you understand there are a limited number of years left in your career, winning becomes more important." - Todd Helton in the Denver Post (March 30, 2004)

University of Tennessee
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Major League Baseball Player Alumni

1.
1897 - 1897
04-18-1903
2.
1897 - 1897
09-09-1903
3.
1909 - 1910
05-02-1913
4.
1910 - 1910
10-04-1913
5.
1909 - 1915
06-17-1915
6.
1913 - 1913
7.
1909 - 1913
8.
1916 - 1919
9.
1919 - 1923
10.
1921 - 1923
11.
1927 - 1929
12.
1927 - 1930
13.
1941 - 1941
14.
1948 - 1948
15.
1952 - 1953
16.
1954 - 1954
17.
1952 - 1952
18.
1968 - 1970
19.
1968 - 1970
20.
1973 - 1976
21.
1975 - 1976
22.
1983 - 1985
23.
1982 - 1984
24.
1983 - 1986
25.
1986 - 1988
26.
1991 - 1991
27.
1993 - 1994
28.
1989 - 1991
29.
1983 - 1984
30.
1993 - 1994
31.
1993 - 1995
32.
1996 - 1996
33.
1996 - 1996
34.
1994 - 1996
35.
1996 - 1998
36.
1999 - 2001
37.
2004 - 2005
38.
2003 - 2005
39.
2004 - 2005
40.
2005 - 2007
41.
2006 - 2006
42.
2007 - 2008
43.
2006 - 2006
44.
2011 - 2013
45.
2010 - 2011
46.
2011 - 2011
47.
2010 - 2012
48.
2013 - 2015
49.
2009 - 2011
04-25-2019
50.
2014 - 2016
05-03-2019
51.
Zac Grotz ( San Mateo & Embry Riddle)
2014 - 2014
08-02-2019
University of Tennessee M.L.B. Player Alumni
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The University of Tennessee baseball program started in 1897, War Sanders was the first Volunteer to make it to the Major League level. Names that appear in bold print are in the University of Tennessee Hall of Fame.

The Tennessee Volunteers have won 1,500+ baseball games, lost 1,200+, recorded 14 ties, 3 conference tournament titles, and 3 College World Series appearances!

Did you know that there were fifty-one former University of Tennessee ballplayers who made it to the majors? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .

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Al Benton [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…], born OTD1911, pitched against Babe Ruth (1914-35), pitched against Mickey Mant… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Lloyd Waner, born OTD1906, during his FIRST THREE SEASONS had 223 hits ('27), 221 hits ('28), 234 hits ('29)! DYK h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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