The Southwestern University baseball program started in 1878 and Harry Ables was their first player to make it to the Major League level. Although, the first player mentioned in their media guide is Carl Reynolds.
On May 18, 1912, Frank Allen became the first SU Pirate to hit a home run during a Major League game. Seventy-seven years later, Mike Stanton became the first SU Pirate to be named to an All-Star Game (2001).
Did you know that there are nine former Southwestern University players who made it to the show? Send updates to Baseball Almanac.