The University of Central Florida baseball program started in 1973 and Chad Mottola was their first player to make it to the Major League level.
Did you know that there are seven former University of Central Florida players who made it to the show? Those with DNP listed above under Dates Played, did not play, while they were at the UCF. Send corrections or updates to Baseball Almanac.
Chad Mottola was also the first player from the University of Central Florida to hit a Major League home run when he went deep on June 5, 1996 against San Francisco Giants hurler Mark Gardner.