The Jacksonville University baseball program started in 1957 and Tom McMillan 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 Jacksonville University Hall of Fame.
The press release (quoted at the top of this page) also had a nice article along with it (Living the Dream, 10/06/2004, JU website) that began with the following excerpt:
"Every baseball player who has put on a glove and laced up his cleats has aspirations to make it to the major leagues, let alone play for a World Series contender. For former JU (Jacksonville University) pitchers Juan Padilla and Nick Regilio, a pair of dreams came true when the duo had their contracts purchased by the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, respectively, and found themselves in the heart of the American League pennant race during the summer of 2004."
Did you know that there are nine former Jacksonville University players who made it to the show? Send corrections or updates to Baseball Almanac.