Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1897

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Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1897

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Year of Birth

1897-06-29
03-31-1966
1928
1929
1897-09-25
01-06-1990
1917
1919
1897-12-14
09-05-1954
1923
1925
1897-04-08
07-05-1964
1926
1927
1897-11-30
01-29-1963
1925
1929
1897-03-05
07-24-1958
1919
1928
1897-07-16
06-07-1949
1924
1934
1897-11-20
04-03-1953
1923
1935
1897-02-18
06-13-1987
1920
1935
1897-10-09
05-25-1965
1920
1925
1897-10-13
08-13-1933
1929
1929
1897-03-05
07-28-1958
1921
1933
1897-08-24
09-27-1981
1928
1931
1897-02-17
08-01-1958
1922
1932
1897-07-26
08-09-1948
1919
1919
1897-03-19
12-17-1985
1920
1920
1897-08-17
01-31-1985
1929
1929
1897-03-06
09-25-1974
1920
1920
1897-03-04
06-18-1947
1915
1925
1897-11-30
02-04-1980
1927
1927
1897-08-18
12-06-1976
1925
1926
1897-10-16
11-14-1975
1918
1928
1897-05-13
09-04-1967
1918
1918
1897-02-16
03-03-1986
1923
1923
1897-11-17
01-07-1956
1920
1920
1897-08-22
05-18-1944
1920
1921
1897-10-18
03-16-1962
1920
1924
1897-12-10
08-05-1987
1923
1923
1897-10-20
02-18-1941
1920
1921
1897-09-30
06-01-1966
1925
1926
1897-01-06
10-23-1983
1923
1930
1897-05-19
11-09-1976
1925
1926
1897-03-09
01-04-1978
1924
1929
1897-09-19
01-26-1975
1921
1925
1897-12-20
04-04-1962
1919
1926
1897-05-12
07-07-1982
1917
1931
1897-08-08
08-22-1986
1919
1922
1897-12-25
05-06-1979
1923
1924
1897-01-24
01-20-1978
1920
1920
1897-03-10
01-21-1949
1926
1926
1897-07-12
11-20-1954
1921
1921
1897-02-16
04-26-1976
1918
1929
1897-07-23
01-29-1977
1919
1933
1897-06-13
11-10-1969
1921
1921
1897-08-16
03-20-1938
1922
1933
1897-12-22
01-10-1970
1921
1921
1897-10-26
08-25-1962
1923
1923
1897-07-23
10-09-1970
1920
1920
1897-09-09
03-12-1973
1919
1937
1897-09-27
04-30-1970
1922
1924
1897-12-23
01-26-1979
1921
1921
1897-10-15
03-11-1959
1923
1924
1897-01-15
12-21-1985
1922
1930
1897-07-22
05-15-1970
1919
1919
1897-11-09
05-15-1975
1921
1933
1897-10-15
04-16-1953
1924
1933
1897-09-17
02-04-1972
1924
1924
1897-12-10
03-25-1953
1920
1920
1897-12-21
08-13-1952
1919
1933
1897-07-29
10-21-1991
1926
1927
1897-12-11
09-19-1963
1920
1928
1897-11-09
10-29-1941
1923
1934
1897-12-19
02-03-1978
1925
1926
1897-11-21
02-22-1981
1922
1934
1897-03-14
11-10-1973
1917
1917
1897-08-08
09-25-1968
1922
1930
1897-06-17
08-03-1980
1919
1925
1897-07-18
04-09-1982
1923
1923
1897-09-23
08-18-1976
1921
1921
1897-02-15
06-07-1982
1927
1927
1897-03-01
07-15-1972
1921
1921
1897-11-23
08-23-1977
1920
1935
1897-11-23
08-27-1959
1921
1929
1897-01-09
02-04-1978
1917
1922
1897-09-30
08-21-1972
1928
1928
1897-03-21
09-06-1980
1922
1922
1897-05-30
07-24-1989
1919
1926
1897-09-30
06-26-1972
1919
1921
1897-06-12
11-19-1953
1926
1926
1897-03-21
05-24-1970
1917
1927
1897-11-23
12-10-1981
1923
1932
1897-08-17
09-13-1947
1928
1928
1897-10-19
07-12-1979
1922
1922
1897-03-27
07-30-1980
1920
1925
1897-11-17
03-06-1938
1923
1927
1897-02-09
03-16-1934
1920
1920
1897-04-15
12-21-1976
1922
1922
1897-03-13
02-17-1972
1915
1919
1897-10-14
05-06-1959
1921
1921
1897-11-04
12-23-1969
1918
1918
1897-02-11
10-20-1973
1923
1923
1897-07-05
08-13-1980
1918
1919
1897-04-04
09-15-1963
1921
1921
1897-06-22
08-27-1976
1923
1924
1897-05-20
03-29-1963
1927
1933
1897-07-18
11-05-1983
1919
1919
1897-07-09
08-09-1969
1920
1936
1897-07-03
07-11-1982
1926
1932
1897-03-04
12-07-1969
1919
1934
1897-11-05
11-09-1977
1918
1932
1897-01-29
10-01-1977
1921
1921
1897-10-29
08-02-1974
1918
1918
1897-06-06
05-04-1963
1924
1926
1897-08-24
03-08-1974
1921
1921
1897-04-10
01-15-1961
1928
1928
1897-10-31
01-06-1978
1924
1925
1897-12-18
09-10-1975
1921
1932
1897-03-17
11-15-1958
1923
1930
1897-01-07
06-07-1972
1922
1927
1897-09-13
08-26-1970
1920
1932
1897-07-03
11-03-1958
1923
1928
1897-12-21
05-03-1953
1926
1928
1897-04-26
02-19-1961
1922
1923
1897-02-11
07-20-1955
1915
1915
1897-02-11
04-12-1970
1915
1926
1897-05-03
11-08-1975
1924
1924
1897-07-18
11-16-1965
1924
1924
1897-03-30
08-30-1978
1916
1927
1897-12-14
02-28-1973
1923
1924
1897-06-25
08-04-1944
1922
1923
1897-02-14
06-08-1963
1919
1930
1897-01-06
09-29-1974
1924
1930
1897-10-20
03-16-1988
1919
1928
1897-01-01
01-13-1980
1920
1920
1897-12-27
09-14-1969
1921
1929
1897-10-22
12-12-1963
1926
1930
1897-01-03
01-24-1977
1923
1923
1897-06-15
12-03-1974
1921
1921
1897-04-20
03-09-1990
1920
1920
1897-02-25
10-18-1982
1924
1925
1897-04-30
01-15-1966
1920
1920
1897-11-26
12-19-1984
1921
1926
1897-09-17
05-23-1965
1925
1933
1897-08-10
07-25-1957
1919
1927
1897-12-16
05-08-1980
1923
1923
1897-10-26
11-01-1969
1919
1923
1897-10-31
07-12-1968
1921
1924
1897-02-15
11-27-1957
1923
1923
1897-04-10
10-22-1927
1917
1926

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1897



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