The University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse baseball program started in 1910 and Webb Schultz was their first player to make it to the Major League level. In 1927 the school changed their name to La Cross State Teachers College (no first player), in 1951 to Wisconsin State College, La Cross (no first player), in 1964 to Wisconsin State College-La Cross (no first player), in 1964 to Wisconsin State College-La Cross (Craig Kusick was the first), and in 1971 to University of Wisconsin-La Cross (Jerry Augustine was the first).
Did you know that there are five former University of Wisconsin-La Crosse players who made it to "the show"? Send corrections or updates to Baseball Almanac. Did you know that each time the school changed their name and had a major league breakthrough that player was put into the University of Wisconsing-La Cross hall of fame?
On June 30, 1974, former Eagle Craig Kusick stepped up to the plate in the seventh inning against Jim Kaat of the Chicago White Sox and with no men on and one out, Kusick became the first player from the University of Wisconsin-La Cross to hit a Major League home run.