Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1917

"If anybody talks about a dead guy during a broadcast, I'll sack 'em. I'm sick of dead guys. Whenever I turn on baseball, all I hear about is dead guys. If I hear a name, I'm going to ask: 'Is he dead?' And if he is, you're fired." - Fox Sports President David Hill in The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jonathan Fraser Light, 2005)
Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1917

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Year of Birth

1917-02-19
02-10-2003
1941
1944
1917-07-10
11-25-2000
1937
1937
1917-04-17
06-10-1995
1939
1945
1917-08-26
10-10-1990
1939
1941
1917-03-24
04-30-2006
1945
1945
1917-05-01
05-19-1996
1939
1952
1917-02-14
08-19-1974
1944
1945
1917-07-26
08-17-2002
1937
1951
1917-02-20
04-13-1998
1939
1944
1917-07-17
08-10-2001
1938
1952
1917-03-15
12-23-2003
1943
1945
1917-10-30
01-21-2010
1940
1948
1917-02-10
11-30-1986
1939
1941
1917-02-01
02-06-1995
1936
1939
1917-11-16
01-17-1987
1943
1945
1917-10-06
02-01-1999
1942
1951
1917-09-01
06-22-2006
1941
1950
1917-08-03
03-17-1998
1943
1951
1917-12-12
10-19-2005
1940
1947
1917-10-11
03-06-1967
1943
1945
1917-11-23
12-16-1986
1946
1946
1917-02-17
07-06-2003
1947
1947
1917-07-21
08-24-1971
1945
1945
1917-09-12
12-05-1954
1942
1948
1917-05-10
02-10-2002
1939
1944
1917-11-26
03-15-1993
1946
1947
1917-03-06
04-21-1996
1948
1949
1917-08-23
10-11-1994
1950
1950
1917-04-25
07-16-2001
1943
1943
1917-08-31
06-08-2009
1945
1946
1917-02-12
05-08-2009
1940
1953
1917-11-20
07-16-1998
1939
1949
1917-01-20
06-23-1994
1939
1954
1917-05-05
01-22-1997
1945
1947
1917-09-14
02-11-1984
1945
1945
1917-01-24
12-14-2004
1943
1943
1917-02-19
04-05-1988
1938
1945
1917-01-09
11-13-1972
1939
1939
1917-08-30
09-24-1996
1941
1949
1917-09-29
04-20-1986
1938
1939
1917-06-23
12-15-2000
1944
1944
1917-07-29
06-26-1996
1941
1941
1917-01-22
01-27-1981
1942
1943
1917-04-15
04-20-1944
1939
1939
1917-06-24
05-28-1972
1943
1948
1917-05-11
08-28-1999
1938
1939
1917-09-17
04-08-2005
1945
1955
1917-11-03
02-18-2011
1944
1944
1917-08-13
06-17-1975
1941
1955
1917-02-26
05-02-1998
1941
1947
1917-10-18
06-24-1986
1939
1942
1917-01-30
04-15-1971
1940
1952
1917-09-21
01-06-1967
1939
1952
1917-06-10
12-10-2002
1944
1945
1917-05-25
01-08-2001
1942
1942
1917-11-03
08-31-2005
1946
1946
1917-08-11
02-18-2000
1940
1947
1917-06-04
05-30-2008
1942
1942
1917-03-29
04-14-2008
1942
1952
1917-09-03
06-27-1992
1941
1941
1917-08-01
04-10-1983
1946
1946
1917-03-01
02-11-2005
1941
1941
1917-01-24
07-12-1971
1940
1949
1917-05-16
12-12-1996
1940
1941
1917-10-03
01-12-1975
1940
1943
1917-12-27
01-24-1995
1946
1946
1917-12-12
05-12-1979
1942
1952
1917-03-02
06-11-1976
1944
1956
1917-11-26
12-10-2002
1944
1944
1917-04-18
05-05-1947
1945
1945
1917-03-26
04-03-1981
1946
1947
1917-09-28
11-11-1985
1945
1945
1917-08-27
07-02-1986
1942
1955
1917-04-23
07-09-2004
1940
1948
1917-11-20
12-20-1993
1941
1947
1917-04-26
12-28-1992
1945
1958
1917-06-14
01-21-2010
1941
1946
1917-05-06
04-13-1976
1940
1951
1917-04-11
09-06-1996
1939
1953
1917-03-04
09-18-1982
1940
1956
1917-07-22
01-16-2003
1942
1942
1917-08-06
08-11-1987
1944
1944
1917-01-25
07-16-2007
1945
1945
1917-02-27
09-11-1971
1941
1947
1917-05-05
05-30-2015
1941
1947
1917-03-05
09-12-2015
1940
1940
1917-09-22
10-29-1993
1946
1946
1917-09-28
11-27-1994
1946
1948
1917-02-09
02-28-2013
1944
1944
1917-11-01
08-14-1999
1940
1953
1917-10-12
04-09-2003
1948
1954
1917-10-08
12-02-1976
1941
1951
1917-08-26
10-12-2005
1939
1944
1917-11-09
08-08-1952
1939
1939
1917-05-01
09-24-1973
1945
1945
1917-05-08
03-06-1945
1939
1939
1917-03-06
01-12-1993
1943
1945
1917-10-17
11-13-1992
1943
1950
1917-10-28
04-21-1980
1944
1954
1917-07-04
11-21-2013
1939
1939
1917-05-07
09-07-1995
1948
1955
1917-10-21
08-30-1965
1945
1950
1917-09-07
12-27-2000
1943
1948
1917-10-27
10-06-1999
1941
1942
1917-03-01
03-17-1985
1939
1948
1917-04-20
04-13-1995
1943
1949
1917-11-25
01-24-2009
1942
1946
1917-12-19
04-29-1990
1942
1949
1917-06-18
09-14-1984
1940
1942
1917-04-18
01-17-1993
1937
1945
1917-08-23
08-23-1994
1948
1948
1917-10-21
09-25-1991
1939
1939
1917-12-16
07-29-2003
1944
1945
1917-10-04
03-09-1974
1939
1939
1917-08-08
11-10-2002
1939
1954
1917-01-16
02-15-2000
1946
1953
1917-11-23
10-22-2009
1949
1949
1917-11-06
01-16-2006
1939
1942
1917-02-10
12-26-1994
1942
1954
1917-09-25
08-13-2007
1941
1956
1917-05-19
06-07-1993
1941
1946
1917-04-01
02-21-1989
1939
1944
1917-01-15
08-07-1985
1940
1946
1917-09-25
11-07-2006
1942
1955
1917-03-08
04-22-1967
1945
1950
1917-06-23
01-04-2005
1940
1946
1917-03-17
08-24-2001
1941
1959
1917-07-27
11-20-1996
1939
1943
1917-11-11
05-24-1991
1956
1956
1917-07-23
07-01-1982
1942
1953
1917-04-13
05-04-1990
1939
1939
1917-11-20
04-22-1983
1945
1946
1917-07-06
07-17-1968
1943
1946
1917-05-11
11-22-1983
1940
1941
1917-05-13
10-19-2008
1941
1950
1917-01-17
02-03-1988
1948
1951
1917-06-07
08-24-2006
1939
1947
1917-05-14
10-31-1998
1955
1959
1917-10-08
06-28-2004
1947
1947
1917-12-10
11-27-2008
1949
1949
1917-04-26
03-23-2013
1941
1958
1917-09-26
05-07-1993
1942
1951
1917-02-10
02-08-1982
1943
1943
1917-09-28
09-22-2005
1945
1945
1917-01-30
04-08-2012
1939
1939
1917-04-18
09-11-2001
1945
1945
1917-03-13
10-05-1996
1938
1938
1917-07-05
01-02-1968
1944
1944
1917-07-18
06-23-2006
1942
1946
1917-01-13
11-28-1991
1945
1945
1917-04-29
05-08-1997
1945
1945
1917-03-18
09-16-1999
1940
1946
1917-12-09
02-06-1980
1944
1944

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1917



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OTD1946: Mel Ott was ejected from BOTH games of a DH (2x) - 1st instance in #MLB history! Known for 511 career HRs,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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