Yale University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

"His ( Ron Darling ) season (1981) was probably the greatest a Yale player has ever had as far as both pitching and hitting go." - Yale University Coach Joe Benanto in the Yale Herald (1999)
Yale College
"Bulldogs"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

1.

Edgar Smith

1882 - 1882

05-25-1883

2.

Jack Jones

1882 - 1883

07-09-1883

3.

Al Hubbard

1882 - 1883

09-13-1883

4.

Bill Hutchison

1878 - 1881

06-10-1884

5.

Bill Vinton

1884 - 1884

07-03-1884

Yale University
"Bulldogs"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

6.

Denny O'Neil ( Holy Cross )

1893 - 1893

06-18-1893

7.

Yale Murphy

1890 - 1893

04-19-1894

8.

Ed Buckingham

1892 - 1895

08-30-1895

9.

Queenie O'Rourke ( Holy Cross )

1901 - 1901 & 1903 - 1903

08-15-1908

10.

Barney Reilly

1904 - 1909

07-02-1909

11.

Pete Falsey

1910 - 1914

07-16-1914

12.

Spencer Pumpelly

1912 - 1917

07-11-1925

13.

Bruce Caldwell ( Brown )

1927 - 1928

06-30-1928

14.

Johnny Broaca

1932 - 1932

06-02-1934

15.

Eddie Collins

1937 - 1939

07-04-1939

16.

Joe Wood

1939 - 1941

05-01-1944

17.

Frank Quinn

1945 - 1948

05-29-1949

18.

Dick Manville

1945 - 1945

04-30-1950

19.

Dick Tettelbach

1948 - 1950

09-25-1955

20.

Bob Davis

1953 - 1955

07-26-1958

21.

Ken MacKenzie

1955 - 1956

05-02-1960

22.

Ron Darling

1979 - 1981

09-06-1983

23. Craig Breslow 2002 - 2002 07-23-2005
24.

Ryan Lavarnway

2006 - 2007

08-18-2011

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

Yale University M.L.B. Player Alumni



The Yale University baseball program started in 1865, Edgar Smith was their first player to make it to the Major League level.

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Frank Quinn was a Bulldog from 1945 through 1948, and during his tenure ,he set and still holds the following records: Most Innings Pitched in a Season (141.0 in 1948), Most Wins in a Season (11 in 1947 [tied with Ron Darling who had 11 in 1980]) and Most Strikeouts in a Season (149 in 1947).

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