History of Australians in the Majors



Player Debut Team/Year MLB Profile
Joe Quinn

St Louis Maroons on 26 April 1884 

 Joe Quinn | 2B
Craig Shipley

LA Dodgers on 22 June 1986

 Craig Shipley | SS
David Nilsson

Milwaukee Brewers on 18 May 1992 

 David Nilsson | C
Graeme Lloyd Milwaukee Brewers on 11 April 1993  Graeme Lloyd | P
Mark Ettles San Diego Padres on 5 June 1993  Mark Ettles | P
Mark Hutton NY Yankees on 23 July 1993  Mark Hutton | P
Shayne Bennett Montreal Expos on 22 August 1997  Shayne Bennett | P
Trent Durrington Anaheim Angels on 6 August 1999  Trent Durrington | 3B
Jeff Williams LA Dodgers on 12 September 1999  Jeff Williams | P
Cameron Cairncross Cleveland Indians on 20 July 2000  Cameron Cairncross | P
Luke Prokopec

Los Angeles Dodgers on 4 September 2000 

 Luke Prokopec | P
Damian Moss Atlanta Braves on 26 April 2001  Damian Moss | P
Brad Thomas Minnesota Twins on 26 May 2001  Brad Thomas | P
Grant Balfour Minnesota Twins on 22 July 2001  Grant Balfour | P
Chris Snelling Seattle Mariners on 25 May 2002  Chris Snelling | LF
John Stephens Baltimore Orioles on 30 July 2002  John Stephens | P
Michael Nakamura Minnesota Twins on 7 June 2003  Michael Nakamura | P
Travis Blackley Seattle Mariners on 1 July 2004  Travis Blackley | P
Glenn Williams Minnesota Twins on 7 June 2005  Glenn Williams | 3B
Justin Huber Kansas City Royals on 21 June 2005  Justin Huber | 1B
Chris Oxspring San Diego Padres on 2 September 2005  Chris Oxspring | P
Peter Moylan Atlanta Braves on 12 April 2006  Peter Moylan | P

Phil Stockman

Atlanta Braves on 15 June 2006  Phil Stockman | P
Ryan Rowland-Smith Seattle Mariners on 22 June 2007  Ryan Rowland-Smith | P
Rich Thompson** Anaheim Angels on 1 September 2007  Rich Thompson | P
Brad Harman** Philadelphia Phillies on 22 April 2008  Brad Harman | 2B
Trent Oeltjen Arizona Diamondbacks on 6 August 2009  Trent Oeltjen | LF
Luke Hughes** Minnesota Twins on 28 April 2010  Luke Hughes | 2B
Josh Spence** San Diego Padres on 24 June 2011  Josh Spence | P
Shane Lindsay** Chicago White Sox on 2 September 2011  Shane Lindsay | P
Liam Hendriks ** Minnesota Twins on 6 September 2011  Liam Hendricks | P
Warwick Saupold Detroit Tigers on 14 May 2016 Warwick Saupold | P
James Beresford Minnesota Twins on 10 September 2016 James Beresford | IF

** MLB Australian Academy product

 

 


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