The College World Series is a historic event that is taking place at legendary Rosenblatt Stadium for the last time this season.
It is an event that has seen a former president. George H.W. Bush played in the first two CWS in 1947-48 for Yale.
It has also seen several major league coaches take the field in its history, such as Ron Gardenhire, Terry Francona (the 1980 CWS MVP for Arizona), and Eric Wedge.
But most importantly, it has seen its fair share of major league players showcase their talents.
With the amount of baseball players who jump to the pros straight from high school, and the ones who are not lucky enough to make it to Omaha, this is a truly prestigious list. You also have to consider how many greats came from another country.
Tracking down all of these names and trying to organize them was no easy feat. So, feel free to tell me how you would change it, or any blatant omissions I made.
I tried to take into account longevity and overall MLB production. There were a few instances in which I took into account potential in placing the player.
I was all ready to go with a list of 50, only to realize how watered down the list was. Making the CWS and the pros is certainly not common.
Without further ado, here is my attempt at ranking the top 25 major league players who played in the CWS.