University of Georgia Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

"Selected as an All-Star four times, and a one-time winner of the American League Most Valuable Player over an 11-year career with the New York Yankees, Spud Chandler was frequently overshadowed by such legendary teammates as Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey and Lou Gehrig, but he was beloved by Georgians who remembered his years playing both baseball and football at the University of Georgia (1929-1932)." - Our Georgia History
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"Bulldogs"

Major League Baseball Player Alumnus

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

Claud Derrick

1906 - 1909

09-08-1910

Tommy Thompson

1911 - 1912

06-05-1912

Homer Thompson

1910 - 1912

10-05-1912

Jeff McCleskey

1909 - 1909

09-08-1913

Tinsley Ginn

1911 - 1914

06-27-1914

Tim Bowden

1911 - 1912

09-17-1914

John Slappey

1920 - 1920

08-23-1920

Ken Holloway

1918 - 1918

08-27-1922

Freddy Sale

1922 - 1924

06-30-1924

Nolen Richardson

1924 - 1926

04-16-1929

Ivey Shiver

1926 - 1928

04-14-1931

Spud Chandler

1929 - 1932

05-06-1937

Johnny Rucker

1936 - 1938

04-16-1940

Alf Anderson

1935 - 1937

04-20-1941

Don Lassetter

1952 - 1952

09-21-1957

Jim Umbricht

1950 - 1952

09-26-1959

Larry Littleton

1975 - 1976

04-12-1981

Glenn Davis

1980 - 1980

09-02-1984

Jeff Treadway

1982 - 1983

09-04-1987

Cris Carpenter

1985 - 1987

05-14-1988

Marty Brown

1984 - 1985

09-04-1988

Derek Lilliquist

1985 - 1987

04-13-1989

Steve Carter

1986 - 1987

04-16-1989

Jim Hunter

1985 - 1985

05-17-1991

Dave Fleming

1988 - 1990

08-06-1991

Brian Powell

1993 - 1995

06-27-1998

Chris Stowers

1993 - 1996

07-10-1999

Mark Watson

1996 - 1996

05-19-2000

Robby Hammock

1998 - 1998

04-11-2003

Jeff Keppinger

1999 - 2001

08-20-2004

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

University of Georgia M.L.B. Player Alumnus



The University of Georgia baseball program started in 1886 and Claud Derrick was their first player to make it to the Major League level.

Interstate competition runs deep in the state of Georgia as illustrated by this fightsong which is sung to the tune of "Glory, Glory Hallelujah":

To Hell With Georgia

Don't send my boy to MIT
The dying mother said,
Don't send my boy to Emory
I'd rather see him dead,

But send my boy to Georgia Tech
'Tis better than Cornell.
And as for the University of Georgia
I'd rather see him in hell!

To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
The cesspool of the South!

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the stomping of the Dogs
We will teach the poor dumb farmboys
They should stick to sloppin' hogs

When the Jackets are triumphant
There will be a mighty cheer
We'll do the same next year!

To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
The cesspool of the South!

On the Field between the hedges
There arose a mighty stench,
In the Dogs' machine the engineers
Had thrown a monkey wrench.

When the Jackets are triumphant
We will raise a mighty yell,
Them Dogs can GO TO HELL!

To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
The cesspool of the South!

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the N.C. Double-A
They're investigating G.A. players
To see how much they're paid

After counting all the cars
And the loans Alumni made,
They out pay the NBA.

To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
The cesspool of the South!

Did you know that there are thirty (30) former Georgia players who made it to "the show"? Send corrections (with documentation) or updates to Baseball Almanac.