Baseball History on June 17

Baseball history on June 17, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on June 17, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on June 17, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on June 17, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on June 17.

"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 June 17

Baseball Births on June 17 / Baseball Deaths on June 17

Baseball History on June 17

Baseball Debuts on June 17 / Baseball Retirements on June 17

1876 - Lew Brown
1881 - Asa Stratton
1882 - Harry East
1884 - Dave Beadle
1884 - John Deasley
1884 - Bill Rollinson
1884 - Fred Tenney
1886 - Jack McGeachy
1886 - Clarence Murphy
1889 - George Goetz
1889 - Mike Sullivan
1890 - Shorty Howe
1890 - Ed Hutchinson
1894 - Jesse Tannehill
1899 - Burley Byers
1902 - Bob Blewett
1905 - Claude Rothgeb
1913 - Walt Marbet
1913 - Earl Moseley
1914 - Howard Lohr
1915 - Larry Douglas
1915 - Tommy Vereker
1919 - Frankie Frisch
1921 - Charlie Niebergall
1923 - Skipper Friday
1927 - John Freeman
1936 - Gene Ford
1936 - Swede Larsen
1941 - Bill Harman
1944 - Eddie Miksis
1944 - Gene Patton
1949 - Del Crandall
1950 - Moe Burtschy
1952 - Jack Dittmer
1957 - Ken Hamlin
1957 - Danny McDevitt
1959 - Marshall Bridges
1961 - Bobby Prescott
1964 - Bill Whitby
1969 - Steve Arlin
1969 - Ike Brown
1969 - Gene Garber
1970 - Jim Driscoll
1971 - Burt Hooton
1972 - Rod Gilbreath
1973 - Rafael Batista
1974 - Terry Enyart
1975 - Ike Brookens
1975 - Mark Wiley
1983 - Tom Grant
1983 - Andy Van Slyke
1985 - Darrin Jackson
1993 - Turk Wendell
1995 - Bill Pulsipher
1996 - Brian Bevil
1997 - Antonio Alfonseca
1998 - Benny Agbayani
2000 - Jake Westbrook
2001 - Jason Smith
2004 - Matt Guerrier
2005 - Ron Flores
2006 - T.J. Beam
2006 - Scott Mathieson
2007 - Brett Carroll
2007 - Terry Evans
2008 - Doug Bernier
2008 - Adam Russell
2009 - Mike Carp
2011 - Dustin Ackley
2011 - Randall Delgado
2012 - Dallas Keuchel
2015 - Daniel Castro
2015 - Akeel Morris
2016 - Willson Contreras
2017 - Alan Busenitz
2017 - Austin Maddox
2018 - Brett Graves
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on June 17


Baseball history on June 17 includes a total of 37 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 25 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 77 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 47 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 .

Last-Modified: June 17, 2019 6:53 AM EST

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