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Five Best: Minnesota Baseball

July 21, 2012

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Over the next two weeks, we are highlighting the five best Major League players to ever play baseball at each of the Big Ten universities. Today, we take a look at the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Earlier stories can be found here. School: Minnesota Number of Major Leaguers: 33 First: Ralph Capron (debuted April 25, 1912 – played just three games) Most […]

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Five Best: Michigan State Baseball

July 20, 2012

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Over the next two weeks, we are highlighting the five best Major League players to ever play baseball at each of the Big Ten universities. Today, we take a look at the Michigan State Spartans. Earlier stories can be found here. School: Michigan State Number of Major Leaguers: 38 First: Ed Pinnance (debuted Sept. 14, 1903, played just two games) Most […]

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Five Best: Michigan Baseball

July 19, 2012

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Over the next two weeks, we are highlighting the five best Major League players to ever play baseball at each of the Big Ten universities. Today, we take a look at the Michigan Wolverines. Earlier stories can be found here. School: Michigan Number of Major Leaguers: 78 First: Frank Bliss (debuted June 20, 1878) Most recent: Zach Putnam (debuted Sept. 13, 2011) […]

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Five Best: Iowa Baseball

July 18, 2012

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Over the next two weeks, we are highlighting the five best Major League players to ever play baseball at each of the Big Ten universities. Today, we take a look at the Iowa Hawkeyes. Earlier stories can be found here. School: Iowa Number of Major Leaguers: 26 First: Cap Anson (debuted May 6, 1871) Most recent: Wes Obermueller (debuted Sept. 20, 2002) […]

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Five Best: Indiana Baseball

July 17, 2012

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Over the next two weeks, we are highlighting the five best Major League players to ever play baseball at each of the Big Ten universities. Today, we take a look at the Indiana Hoosiers. Earlier stories can be found here. School: Indiana Number of Major Leaguers: 22 First: Odie Porter (debuted June 16, 1902 for the Philadelphia Athletics, starting and […]

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Five Best: Illinois Baseball

July 16, 2012

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Over the next two weeks, we are highlighting the five best Major League players to ever play baseball at each of the Big Ten universities. Today, we take a look at the Illinois Fighting Illini. Earlier stories can be found here. School: Illinois Number of Major Leaguers: 71 First: Cy Falkenberg (debuted April 21, 1903) Most recent: Kyle […]

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Five Best: Big Ten Major Leaguers, HOFers

July 15, 2012

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Beginning tomorrow, the Daily Big Ten will look at the five best Major Leaguers throughout history from each of the Big Ten schools. The series will run over the next two weeks, starting alphabetically with Illinois. For some schools, it’s pretty easy to point to the best five. Others have proven difficult – both because […]

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Which Big Ten School Produces Best NFL Offense?

July 13, 2012

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Off the top of your head, which Big Ten school would you say produces the best professional offensive players? Using ProFootballReference.com, we took a look at six categories – passing touchdowns, total touchdowns scored, total points, rushing yards, passing yards and receiving yards. The chart below shows the totals for each of the Big Ten […]

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