SwampDogs Alumni in the Major Leagues

Since the SwampDogs’ founding in 2001, they have had seven former players make the ultimate leap to playing in Major League Baseball.  David Aardsma of the 2001 SwampDogs was the first alumni to play in the MLB, when on April 6, 2004, he came in to pitch the seventh and eighth innings of the San Francisco Giants’ victory over the Houston Astros. Aardsma registered the win in his debut.

SwampDogs Alumni in the Major Leagues (In Order of Debut)

  1. RHP David Aardsma, 2001, Rice/Penn State (April 6, 2004 for the San Francisco Giants)

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  1. INF Mark Reynolds, 2003, Virginia (May 16, 2007 for the Arizona Diamondbacks)

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  1. C Michael McKenry, 2005, Middle Tennessee State (September 8, 2010 for the Colorado Rockies)

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  1. OF Andy Dirks, 2005, Wichita State (May 16, 2011 for the Detroit Tigers)

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  1. RHP Carter Capps, 2010, Mount Olive (August 3, 2012 for the Seattle Mariners)

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  1. RHP Kevin Quackenbush, 2008, South Florida (April 25, 2014 for the San Diego Padres)

Jun 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Kevin Quackenbush (59) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

  1. RHP Layne Somsen, 2012, South Dakota State (May 14, 2016 for the Cincinnati Reds)

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