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SwampDogs Alumni in the MLB

Since the SwampDogs’ founding in 2001, they have had eight 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)

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



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



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



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

Tigers at Orioles August 14, 2011


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



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


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



OF Michael Tauchman, 2012, Bradley University (June 27, 2017, for the Colorado Rockies)


LHP  Joey Lucchesi,  2015, Chabot College/Southeast Missouri State (March 30, 2018, for the San Diego Padres)

The SwampDogs congratulate you all on the success in your careers. Thank you for being a part of “The Swamp”!