Baseball History on May 8

Baseball history on May 8, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on May 8, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on May 8, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on May 8, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on May 8.

"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 8

Baseball Births on May 8 / Baseball Deaths on May 8

Baseball History on May 8

Baseball Debuts on May 8 / Baseball Retirements on May 8

1877 - John Bass
1884 - Walt Walker
1890 - Billy Klusman
1891 - Mike Kilroy
1891 - Cyclone Ryan
1894 - Kid Camp
1894 - Lew Camp
1895 - Gil Hatfield
1896 - Jake Boyd
1898 - Danny Friend
1899 - George Bristow
1901 - Bert Conn
1910 - Bill O'Hara
1912 - Lee Tannehill
1913 - Ralph Capron
1914 - Bill Reynolds
1915 - Felix Chouinard
1915 - Jim Delahanty
1916 - Marty McHale
1917 - Duke Kenworthy
1918 - Weldon Wyckoff
1920 - Hod Leverette
1923 - Tod Dennehey
1923 - Harry Harper
1923 - Roy Moore
1930 - Stu Clarke
1932 - Ike Boone
1933 - Hod Ford
1934 - Johnny Pasek
1939 - Jim Weaver
1946 - Al Javery
1947 - Lou Finney
1947 - Hugh Mulcahy
1948 - John Hall
1949 - Johnny Beazley
1949 - Jimmy Outlaw
1950 - Walt Linden
1950 - Marv Rackley
1955 - Phil Cavarretta
1955 - Mickey Grasso
1955 - Stan Jok
1955 - Jerry Lane
1955 - Bill Miller
1956 - Matt Batts
1956 - Bob Ross
1956 - Al Silvera
1956 - Gale Wade
1957 - Ellis Kinder
1958 - Bill Taylor
1960 - Fred Kipp
1962 - Al Cicotte
1965 - Frank Baumann
1965 - Steve Boros
1965 - Bobby Del Greco
1966 - George Kernek
1973 - Bobby Fenwick
1975 - Charlie Sands
1976 - Ken Crosby
1977 - Joe Lis
1979 - Gene Clines
1979 - Tom Murphy
1987 - Nelson Simmons
1987 - Rob Wilfong
1988 - Gibson Alba
1988 - Chris Chambliss
1988 - Mike Mason
1990 - Dickie Noles
1993 - Eric Bell
1994 - Steve Sax
2000 - Gary DiSarcina
2003 - Gary Johnson
2004 - Adrian Hernandez
2004 - Josh Pearce
2005 - Brian Anderson
2005 - J.J. Davis
2005 - Jesse Garcia
2005 - Dave Matranga
2005 - Ben Weber
2008 - Callix Crabbe
2008 - Brad Harman
2008 - Colt Morton
2010 - Matt Chico
2011 - Milton Bradley
2012 - Aneury Rodriguez
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on May 8


Baseball history on May 8 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, 61 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 84 Major League baseball players who appeared in their final game that date.

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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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