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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"Cavaliers"

In Chronological Order

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

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
#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

University of Virginia MLB Player Alumnus



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.
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