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Keeping their eye on the dream‌

Yale Bulldogs & Professional Baseball

To all prospective Yale ballplayersSince its first game against Wesleyan College in September of 1865, Yale Baseball has enjoyed an abundance of success both on and off the playing field. Along with providing our ballplayers with a world class education, the success we take the greatest pride in is our ability to help players capture their dreams of playing professional baseball. Since John Stuper took over as Yale’s Head Baseball Coach in 1993, no other Ivy League school has had more players sign professional contracts than Yale University. This document highlights Yale Baseball’s Baseball s long tradition of sending its players on to the next level- a trend we hope future ballplayers strive to maintain. In our opinion, p the best of both worlds exists here at Yale Universityy an education second to none, an opportunity to play a hard-nosed brand of baseball within the Ivy League, and a long-standing tradition of players reaching the highest level of baseball. We continue to look forward to identifying y g the nation’s top p student-athletes, and jjoining g them on their baseball journeys at the college level and beyond…


MLB PLAYING CAREER John J h St Stuper pitched it h d in i the th major j leagues l for f the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds from 1982-85, appearing in a total of 111 games. He posted a 32-28 32 28 overall record with a 3.96 3 96 earned run average. His most memorable performance came with the Cardinals in the sixth game of the 1982 World Series. With St. Louis trailing the Milwaukee Brewers, three games to two in the best-of-seven series, the right-hander helped the Cardinals even the series with a 13-1 complete-game, four-hit victory. St. Louis went on to win the Series the following day. day Sports Illustrated listed his World Series performance among the 10 best by a rookie pitcher in the history of postseason play.

33 Yale Baseball Players have signed professional contracts during Stuper’s tenure. Over those 20 years, Yale has had more players drafted than any other Ivy School. SIX players l have h been b drafted d ft d in i the th top t 10 rounds d off the th MLB Draft. D ft Scott Eidle ’93‐ Houston Astros Bill Asermely ‘93‐ Baltimore Orioles Blair Hodson ’94‐ l i d ’ Cleveland Indians l l d di Tom Hutchinson ‘94: Montreal Expos Gary Butterworth ‘94: Montreal Expos Manny Patel ‘94: Seattle Mariners Keith Pelatowski ’94: Chicago Cubs g Dave Feurstein: ‘95 Colorado Rockies Dan Lock ‘95: Houston Astros Dan Thompson ’96: Milwaukee Brewers Tommy Kidwell ‘98: St. Louis Cardinals Eric Gutshall ‘98: Eric Gutshall  98: St. Louis Cardinals St Louis Cardinals Mike Finnegan ‘99: Montreal Expos Todd Kaspar ‘99: Arizona Diamondbacks Tony Coyne ‘00: New York Mets Ben Johnstone ‘00: Chicago Cubs Craig Breslow ‘02: Milwaukee Brewers

Matt McCarthy ‘02: Anaheim Angels Jon Steitz ‘02: Milwaukee Brewers Josh Sowers ’05: Toronto Blue Jays h ’ l John Hollis ’06: Texas Rangers Marc Sawyer ‘07: Chicago Cubs Ryan Lavarnway ‘09: Boston Red Sox Brian Irving ‘08: San Francisco Giants g Steve Gilman ‘08: Detroit Tigers Josh Cox ‘08: New Jersey Jackals (CanAm) Trygg Danforth ‘10: Boston Red Sox Brook Hart ‘11: Colorado Rockies Gant Elmore ‘11: Gant Elmore  11: Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers Vinny Lally ‘11: Schaumberg Boomers (Frontier) Pat Ludwig ‘12: Pittsburgh Pirates Charlie Neil ‘12: Detroit Tigers Nolan Becker ‘13: Cincinnati Reds

In pursuit…

Current Minor Leaguers Brook Hart ’11 Vi Vinny L Lally ll ‘11 Pat Ludwig ’12 Charlie Neil ‘12 12 Nolan Becker ’13

Yalies to reach the Major Leagues

Dennyy O’Neil O Ed Buckingham Barney Reilly Spencer Pumpelly Johnny Broaca Joe Wood Dick Manville Bob Davis Ron Darling R Ryan L Lavarnway**

Yale Murphy p y Queenie O’Rourke Pete Falsey Bruce Caldwell Eddie Collins Frank Quinn Dick Tettelbach Ken MacKenzie Craig Breslow* *active player

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A Life in the Game: R D Ron Darling li ‘82

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“The Greatest College g Baseball Game Ever Played” y May 21, 1981 @ Historic Yale Field

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George W. Bush

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Yale and Professional Baseball  
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Yale and Professional Baseball