The Tennessee State University baseball program started in 1947 and George Altman was their first player to make it to the Major League level.
Did you know that there are eight (8) former Tennessee State players who made it to "the show"? Send corrections or updates to Baseball Almanac.
Former Giants outfielder / turned coach Larry Herndon attended Tennessee State University, but did not play. A recent MLB.com article (Herndon Kept Focus on Field, Rich Draper, 02/21/2005) described him with this perfect description, "There has always been a quietness and sensitivity about Larry Herndon, a black athlete never conflicted about who or what he was and a man who nurtured a deep love of family, friends and baseball. Even in the hyper world of the Major Leagues, where egocentrics ballyhoo their exploits and crave attention, the former Giants player didn't care about ballying or hooing — only about the game, only about striving to be better."