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

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

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In Chronological Order

1. Henry Summersgill ( Brown ) 1898 - 1900 08-08-1894
2. Dave Wills 1898 - 1899 06-08-1899
3. Doc Curley ( Massachusetts & Holy Cross ) 1899 - 1899 09-12-1899
4. Bill Mellor ( Brown ) 1897 - 1897 07-28-1902
5. Nick Carter 1899 - 1902 04-14-1908
6. Jack Dalton 1906 - 1906 06-20-1910
7. Eppa Rixey 1911 - 1912 06-21-1912
8. Doug Neff 1911 - 1914 06-26-1914
8. Mul Holland 1922 - 1925 05-25-1926
10. Bill Deitrick 1922 - 1925 09-19-1927
11. Buck Rogers 1933 - 1935 09-15-1935
12. Bill Harman 1939 - 1941 06-17-1941
13. Hank Foiles ( William & Mary ) 1947 - 1947 04-21-1953
14. Mel Roach 1952 - 1953 07-31-1953
15. Joe Hicks 1951 - 1953 09-18-1959
16. Mike Cubbage 1969 - 1971 04-07-1974
17. Ricky Horton 1978 - 1980 04-07-1984
18. Bob Malloy 1983 - 1986 05-26-1987
19. Doug Johns 1988 - 1990 07-08-1995
20. Frank Lankford 1990 - 1993 03-31-1998
21. Seth Greisinger 1994 - 1996 06-03-1998
22. Pat Daneker 1995 - 1997 07-02-1999
23. Brian Buchanan 1992 - 1994 05-19-2000
24. Javier Lopez 1997 - 1997 04-01-2003
25. Ryan Zimmerman 2002 - 2005 09-01-2005
26. Mark Reynolds 2002 - 2004 05-16-2007
27. Joe Koshansky 2001 - 2004 09-01-2007
28. Brandon Guyer 2005 - 2007 05-06-2011
29. Michael Schwimer 2005 - 2008 08-21-2011
30. Sean Doolittle 2005 - 2007 06-05-2012
31. David Adams 2006 - 2008 05-15-2013
32. Philip Gosselin 2008 - 2010 08-16-2013
33. Kyle Crockett 2008 - 2010 05-16-2014
34. Chris Taylor 2010 - 2012 07-24-2014
35. Tyler Wilson 2008 - 2011 05-20-2015
36. Jarrett Parker 2008 - 2010 06-13-2015
37. John Hicks 2009 - 2011 08-29-2015
38. Derek Fisher 2012 - 2014 06-14-2017
39. Artie Lewicki 2011 - 2014 09-04-2017
40. Branden Kline 2010 - 2012 04-20-2019
41. Adam Haseley 2015 - 2017 06-04-2019
42. Josh Sborz 2013 - 2015 06-20-2019
43. Matt Thaiss 2014 - 2016 07-03-2019
44. Danny Hultzen 2009 - 2011 09-08-2019
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The University of Virginia baseball program started in 1889, Henry Summersgill (who played in the majors earlier in his life using the name Andy Sommerville ) was the first former Cavalier to make it to the Major League level.

Did you know that there were forty-four former University of Virginia ballplayers who made it to the show? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .

Take a closer look at the first University of Virginia Cavalier to make it to them Major League level and note his date of debut. How is that possible? Because he played in the big leagues using the name seen above then played four years later at the University of Virginia using his birth name!

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