||May 16, 2002
For Immediate Release
|List includes 2001 Cy Young Award winners
|NEARLY 500 FORMER COLLEGE
PLAYERS ON 2002 MLB ROSTERS
CHICAGO (NCBWA) – Nearly 500 former collegians appear on the
current 40-man rosters of Major League Baseball teams, according to research done by the National
Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Some of the game's brightest stars showed off their talents
on the collegiate diamond before moving on to "The Show."
The last two National League Most Valuable Players, Barry Bonds (Arizona State) and Jeff
Kent (California), 2000 American League MVP Jason Giambi (Long Beach State) and both of
last year's Cy Young Award winners, Roger Clemens (Texas) and Randy Johnson (USC) are
among those that starred in the collegiate ranks.
Perennial All-Stars Nomar Garciaparra (Georgia Tech), Frank Thomas (Auburn), Barry
Larkin (Michigan), Todd Helton (Tennessee), Jeff Bagwell (Hartford), Kevin
Brown (Georgia Tech) and Mike Mussina (Stanford) are a few more examples of quality performers
from the college ranks.
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The NCBWA welcomes any additions or corrections to this list. Please e-mail them to
Russ Anderson at Conference USA.