The Southern Illinois University baseball program started in 1946 and Ray Rippelmeyer 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 Southern Illinois University Hall of Fame.
The Salukis play their home games at Abe Martin Field — a natural grass paradise set into the countryside and named on April 30, 1972 in honor of Glenn "Abe" Martin, who retired in 1971 after thirty-three years of service, including nineteen as head baseball coach.
Did you know that there are twenty-six former Southern Illinois University players who made it to the show? Send corrections to Baseball Almanac.