Baseball History on May 2

Baseball history on May 2, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on May 2, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on May 2, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on May 2, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on May 2.

"No matter how your mind works, baseball reaches out to you. If you're an emotional person, baseball asks for your heart. If you are a thinking man or a thinking woman, baseball wants your opinion. Whether you are left-brain or right-brain, Type A or Type Z, whether your mind is bent towards mathematics or toward history or psychology or geometry, whether you are young or old, baseball has its way of asking for you. If you are a reader, there is always something new to read about baseball, and always something old. If you are a sedentary person, a TV watcher, baseball is on TV; if you always have to be going somewhere, baseball is somewhere you can go. If you are a collector, baseball offers you a hundred things that you can collect. If you have children, baseball is something you can do with children; if you have parents and cannot talk to them, baseball is something you can still talk to them about." - Baseball Historian Bill James in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract
Baseball History on May 2

Baseball Births on May 2 / Baseball Deaths on May 2

Baseball History on May 2

Baseball Debuts on May 2 / Baseball Retirements on May 2

1876 - Jack Burdock
1876 - Herman Dehlman
1876 - Jack Remsen
1876 - Whitey Ritterson
1878 - Mike Golden
1878 - Jake Goodman
1879 - Bill McGunnigle
1881 - Jerry Denny
1881 - George Derby
1881 - Jack Lynch
1881 - John Morrissey
1881 - Jim Whitney
1882 - Jud Birchall
1882 - Bob Blakiston
1882 - Pete Browning
1882 - Frank Burt
1882 - John Clarkson
1882 - Charlie Comiskey
1882 - Bill Gleason
1882 - Jackie Hayes
1882 - Guy Hecker
1882 - Charlie Householder
1882 - Harry Jacoby
1882 - Doc Landis
1882 - Leech Maskrey
1882 - Jumbo McGinnis
1882 - Bid McPhee
1882 - Charlie Morton
1882 - Jack O'Brien
1882 - Gracie Pierce
1882 - John Reccius
1882 - John Shetzline
1882 - Bill Smiley
1882 - Cub Stricker
1882 - Dan Sullivan
1882 - Bill Tierney
1882 - Ed Whiting
1882 - Bill Wise
1882 - Jimmy Wolf
1883 - Cal Broughton
1883 - Bill Gallagher
1883 - Mert Hackett
1883 - Hardie Henderson
1883 - Charlie Reipschlager
1884 - Frank Beck
1884 - Charlie Briggs
1884 - Sim Bullas
1884 - John Harkins
1884 - Bill Hunter
1884 - Jimmy Knowles
1884 - Mac MacArthur
1884 - George Myers
1884 - Hank O'Day
1887 - Mark Baldwin
1887 - Lev Shreve
1887 - Gus Weyhing
1888 - Bob Gamble
1888 - Whitey Gibson
1889 - Spider Clark
1890 - Ed Eiteljorge
1890 - Jerry Kane
1890 - Ezra Lincoln
1890 - George Meakim
1890 - Fred Siefke
1893 - Jim Garry
1895 - Ernie Beam
1895 - Ambrose McGann
1896 - Billy Hulen
1896 - Josh Reilly
1898 - Elmer Flick
1898 - Bob Wood
1901 - Charlie Jones
1901 - Pete Loos
1901 - Billy Maloney
1903 - Bill Pounds
1904 - Bill Schwartz
1905 - Nick Kahl
1907 - Red Downs
1909 - Art Griggs
1910 - Ben Houser
1910 - Billy Kelly
1910 - Roxey Roach
1911 - Bill McTigue
1912 - Jack Onslow
1913 - Bill McAllester
1914 - Dave Black
1914 - Guy Cooper
1914 - King Lear
1914 - Ross Reynolds
1915 - Leo Murphy
1919 - Lou Raymond
1919 - Doc Wallace
1922 - Camp Skinner
1923 - Les Burke
1927 - Bill Clarkson
1932 - Ed Madjeski
1937 - Mickey Owen
1938 - Woody Davis
1939 - Bill Beckmann
1939 - Fred Hutchinson
1939 - Johnny Welaj
1943 - Charlie Brewster
1943 - Butch Nieman
1943 - Ken Sears
1943 - Rocky Stone
1943 - Butch Wensloff
1943 - Joe Wood
1945 - Don Hasenmayer
1945 - Del Rice
1948 - Clarence Beers
1948 - Johnny Bucha
1948 - Joe Tipton
1948 - Ray Yochim
1950 - Randy Jackson
1952 - Andy Carey
1952 - Pete Taylor
1954 - Joey Amalfitano
1954 - Bob Zick
1956 - Hal Smith
1960 - Ken MacKenzie
1962 - Marty Martinez
1969 - Jack Heidemann
1983 - Jose Oquendo
1988 - Mark Grace
1989 - Greg Litton
1990 - Mike Bell
1992 - Roger Pavlik
1993 - Jeff Bronkey
1994 - Ray Holbert
1995 - Angelo Encarnacion
1995 - Vaughn Eshelman
1995 - Freddy Garcia
1995 - Hideo Nomo
1997 - Mike DeJean
1999 - Guillermo Mota
2000 - Andy Thompson
2001 - Jimmy Osting
2001 - Josh Towers
2006 - Andre Ethier
2006 - Sean Green
2007 - Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2009 - Robert Ray
2009 - Fernando Rodriguez
2009 - Ken Takahashi
2010 - Wilson Ramos
2010 - Lance Zawadzki
2012 - Will Middlebrooks
2013 - Ryan Brasier
2014 - Ender Inciarte
2014 - Casey Sadler
2015 - Scott Copeland
2015 - Blake Swihart
2018 - Fernando Romero
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on May 2


Baseball history on May 2 includes a total of 35 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 24 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 153 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 69 Major League baseball players who appeared in their final game that date.

Did you know that there were baseball players born on every date of the year and baseball players who died on every date of the year? Use the calendar below to select any date in baseball history.

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Bill James, on the same page of the same book we used at the top of this page, said, "But as I began to do research on the history of baseball (in order to discuss the players more intelligently) I began to feel that there was a history a baseball that had not been written at that time, a history of good and ordinary players, a history of being a fan, a history of games that meant something at the time but mean nothing now." To that end, I have created Baseball Almanac. A site to worship baseball. A site by a fan who is trying to tell the history of good and ordinary baseball players .

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