The University of Minnesota baseball program started in 1876 and Ralph Capron 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 University of Minnesota Hall of Fame.
Did you know that there are thirty-three former University of Minnesota players who made it to the show? Send corrections to Baseball Almanac.
Ralph Capron & Heinie Elder only played on the Golden Gophers freshman team and Kerry Ligtenberg also played at the University of Minnesota at Morris (1990 & 1991) — their only former player to make it to the major leagues.