Temple University's baseball program started in 1907 and Ben Rochefort 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 Temple University Hall of Fame.
Bobby Higginson once held the Temple University record for home runs with thirty (30), but did you know he was also kicked out of the school? The freshman walk-on received an F, I, R, and W during his first semester making him ineligible for baseball that year. Higginson said, "I thought I could do the same thing in college that I did in high school, which was pretty much show up to class, listen to what the teacher had to say and then go by memory when the test came around, but I couldn't do it. I was such an idiot, I look back at it now , and it's so stupid. I have a true story to tell when I tell people to stay in school. I lived it, getting kicked out of school."
Did you know that there are fifteen (15) former Temple players who made it to "the show"? Send corrections or updates to Baseball Almanac.