The Georgetown University baseball program started in 1866 and Tom McCreery was their first player to make it to the Major League level. Names that appear on the chart above in bold print are in the Georgetown University Hall of Fame.
The Georgetown University Hoyas were once nicknamed something else and one has to wonder exactly what is a "Hoya" anyway:
What is a Hoya?
Many years ago, when all Georgetown students were required to study Greek and Latin, the University's teams were nicknamed "The Stonewalls." It is suggested that a student, using Greek and Latin terms, started the cheer "Hoya Saxa!", which translates into "What Rocks!" The name proved popular and the term "Hoyas" was eventually adopted for all Georgetown teams.
Source: Georgetown University (link) Website.
Did you know that there are thirty-four former Georgetown University players who made it to the show? Send corrections or updates to Baseball Almanac.