The Virginia Military Institute baseball program started in 1866 and Ryan Glynn was their first — and only — player to make it to the Major League level.
When Ryan Glynn made his major league debut on May 16, 1999, he also gave up his first major league home run. The hitter who out dueled him Baltimore Orioles catcher Charles Johnson (who also went deep that day against Mike Munoz).
The school nickname "Keydets" is derived from a southern drawl pronunciation of the word "cadet." The kangaroo serves as the school mascot and is one of only four U.S. colleges that uses the marsupial to represent its sports teams.