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

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

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"I understand that he's faster than (Lou) Brock . Cowan had the potential to be a star if he could learn to make consistent contact, for his major weakness was the strikeout." - William J. Ryczek in The Amazin' Mets 1962-1969 (McFarland Publishers, 09/05/2007, Page 105)

University of Utah
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Major League Baseball Player Alumni

1. Billy Cowan 1959 - 1960 09-09-1963
2. John Noriega 1964 - 1965 05-01-1969
3. Bill Parsons 1967 - 1967 04-13-1971
4. George Theodore 1967 - 1979 04-14-1973
5. Randy Gomez 1979 - 1980 08-21-1984
6. Steve Springer ( Golden West ) 1982 - 1982 05-22-1990
7. Chris Shelton 2001 - 2001 04-15-2004
8. Stephen Fife 2007 - 2008 07-17-2012
9. C.J. Cron 2009 - 2011 05-03-2014
10. Tyler Wagner 2010 - 2012 05-31-2015
University of Utah M.L.B. Player Alumni
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The University of Utah baseball program started in 1958, Billy Cowan was the first former Ute to make it to the Major League level.

The official site of the University of has many Ute traditions including their alma mater, information about the Crimson Club and the history of their team name:

What is a Ute?

University of Utah athletics teams are known as the "Utes" in honor of the American Indian tribe for which the state of Utah is named. The Utes have inhabited this area of the country for at least 1,000 years. There were originally 12 "Nuche", or "The People", bands throughout Utah and Colorado. The Utes were among the first American Indians to acquire the horse as a means of transportation, and in rock writing the Utes are depicted as horses.

After several armed conflicts with Mormon settlers in 1861, the Utes were relocated to the Uintah Basin in northeastern Utah. Today, tribal headquarters are in Fort Duchesne, Utah, and the Ute Tribe, with a membership of 3,300 and its own tribal government, remains a vibrant part of the state. The University of Utah, in cooperation with the Ute Tribal Business Committee, is proud to share in the tradition of the Ute tribe through the "Utes" nickname.

Source: Traditions ( link ) webpage on University of Utah Site

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