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.

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"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

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

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

Did you know that there are twenty-four former Yale University ballplayers who made it to the major leagues? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .

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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