The University of Virginia baseball program started in 1889 and Henry Summersgill (who played in the major leagues earlier in his life using the name (Andy Sommerville) was their first player to make it to the Major League level.
Did you know that there are thirty-one former University of Virginia players who made it to the show? Send updates to Baseball Almanac.
Take a closer look at the first Cavalier to make it to them Major League level and note his date of debut. How is that possible? Because he played in the big leagues using the name seen above then played four years later at the University of Virginia using his birth name!