Xavier University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

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"I was recruited by a few schools and chose Xavier because I liked the campus and coach there. My older brother was at Pitt, my mom went to Penn State, and my dad played football at Temple, so I figured I'd take the scholarship and branch out to Ohio. My cousin played football at Miami of Ohio so it was nice having someone else out there with me. In college I played left field all three years and wore number 20. That was my dad's high school football number so I was fond of it. My major was criminal justice and I have 27 credits left to get my degree. I hope to go back and get it someday soon but winter ball and instructional leagues have always kept me from going back so far." - Matt Watson (Interview by Zachary Manprin, Elephants in Oakland, 01/25/2005)

St. Xavier College
"Musketeers"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

1.
1922 - 1926

Xavier University
"Musketeers"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

2.
1950 - 1950
3.
1996 - 1999
4.
2006 - 2008
Xavier University M.L.B. Player Alumni
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The Xavier University baseball program started in 1906, Jim Boyle was the first former Musketeer to make it to the Major League level.

Did you know that there were four former Xavier University players and eight former non-players ( Buzz Boyle , Gordon McNaughton , Jim Bolger , Jim Brosnan , Frank Robinson , Ron Moeller , Dennis O'Toole , and Jim Tracy ) who made it to the majors? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .

So how did they become Musketeers? The official answer: "The Musketeer concept was based on the suggestion of the late Reverend Francis J. Finn, S.J., a member of the Xavier University Board of Trustees for many years until his death in 1928. In response to a directive from the Trustees, Father Finn proposed the name Musketeers in 1925. It was adopted and has been a Xavier designation ever since. In naming the Musketeers, Father Finn was not only giving rebirth to a concept of chivalry that is among France's most treasured traditions, but he was also providing permanent recognition to Xavier's strong ties with French origins and culture.".

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