The Ballplayers
A Baseball Player Encyclopedia (Buford to Bystrom)

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive list of EVERY Major League player whose last name falls between the names above. Included on the chart are links to the players biography, the years he played, an Auto(graphed) baseball card notation (Y=Yes) and a (HOF) Hall of Fame mark (Y=Yes). Bold entries stand for active players which are defined as those who played in at least one Major League game during the most recently completed season.

"He (George Brett) was clearly one of the best players of his generation, but he had a style that spanned the generations. He looked and carried himself like a baseball player and could have been at home in any era." - Broadcaster Bob Costas
The Ballplayers

A Comprehensive Player Registry

Buford
to
Bystrom
B is for Bresnahan
Back of the plate;
The Cubs were his love,
and McGraw his hate.
1,830 Players
1993 - 2001
Y
1963 - 1972
Y
1953 - 1967
Y
1987 - 2001
Y
1987 - 1989
Y
1945 - 1945
Y
1884 - 1884
2002 - 2008
Y
2005 - 2011
Y
1954 - 1954
1884 - 1884
1991 - 1996
Y
1977 - 1983
Y
1992 - 1998
Y
1998 - 2004
Y
2005 - 2010
Y
1985 - 1992
Y
1936 - 1936
1972 - 1985
Y
2009 - 2019
Y
2017 - 2019
2003 - 2005
Y
1877 - 1877
1995 - 1999
Y
2012 - 2019
Y
1963 - 1971
Y
1955 - 1971
Y
Y - 1996
2015 - 2015
1990 - 2004
Y
1969 - 1971
Y
1955 - 1955
Y
1906 - 1911
1884 - 1887
1969 - 1969
Y
1903 - 1909
1962 - 1972
Y
1962 - 1964
1950 - 1967
Y
2018 - 2019
1888 - 1889
1876 - 1891
1910 - 1910
1949 - 1967
Y
1954 - 1962
1968 - 1984
Y
1943 - 1944
2005 - 2007
Y
1993 - 1995
2015 - 2016
2013 - 2013
1942 - 1946
1956 - 1958
Y
1910 - 1915
1915 - 1915
1936 - 1939
1887 - 1887
1910 - 1911
1927 - 1937
2004 - 2009
Y
1890 - 1892
1890 - 1897
1906 - 1907
1976 - 1979
Y
2009 - 2013
1882 - 1884
2001 - 2010
Y
1898 - 1905
1890 - 1891
1902 - 1902
1996 - 1997
1958 - 1965
Y
1923 - 1926
1879 - 1879
1924 - 1924
1977 - 1978
1985 - 1992
Y
1890 - 1905
Y - 1946
1987 - 2003
Y
1945 - 1949
Y
2000 - 2003
Y
1987 - 2004
Y
1974 - 1987
Y
2018 - 2019
1999 - 2015
Y
2010 - 2013
Y
1888 - 1895
1927 - 1935
2004 - 2016
Y
1956 - 1958
Y
1993 - 2006
Y
2016 - 2016
1908 - 1912
2014 - 2017
1978 - 1985
Y
1902 - 1902
2012 - 2013
Y
1923 - 1924
1883 - 1885
1912 - 1918
1901 - 1901
1911 - 1925
1914 - 1929
1903 - 1904
1930 - 1936
1888 - 1891
1910 - 1913
1924 - 1924
1943 - 1945
1884 - 1884
2005 - 2009
1884 - 1895
1988 - 1993
Y
1880 - 1892
1955 - 1963
Y
1978 - 1980
Y
1946 - 1946
Y
1914 - 1914
2018 - 2019
1891 - 1897
1891 - 1891
2000 - 2011
Y
2006 - 2011
Y
1962 - 1964
Y
1894 - 1894
1948 - 1953
Y
1973 - 1987
Y
2008 - 2016
Y
1970 - 1985
Y
2002 - 2012
Y
1943 - 1944
1994 - 1997
Y
1919 - 1928
1882 - 1882
1958 - 1965
Y
2007 - 2014
Y
1975 - 1977
1950 - 1956
Y
1985 - 1986
Y
1920 - 1928
1960 - 1961
1950 - 1962
Y
1996 - 1999
Y
1941 - 1943
1972 - 1980
Y
1943 - 1945
1995 - 1996
Y
2007 - 2009
Y
1965 - 1965
Y
2016 - 2016
2017 - 2018
1912 - 1928
Y
2004 - 2013
Y
1908 - 1923
1923 - 1945
Y
1997 - 2004
Y
2016 - 2018
1982 - 1993
Y
1909 - 1912
1927 - 1930
1993 - 1993
Y
1876 - 1890
1926 - 1926
1977 - 1977
1973 - 1980
Y
2013 - 2016
1971 - 1974
Y
1911 - 1912
1980 - 1986
Y
1936 - 1945
1992 - 1995
Y
2010 - 2019
Y
1980 - 1988
Y
1943 - 1944
1940 - 1947
1998 - 1998
Y
1911 - 1916
1884 - 1884
1969 - 1977
Y
2007 - 2016
Y
2001 - 2003
Y
1981 - 1997
Y
1962 - 1964
Y
1933 - 1933
2014 - 2018
Y
1897 - 1899
2014 - 2018
Y
1895 - 1895
1902 - 1902
2013 - 2015
1901 - 1907
1926 - 1929
2009 - 2009
Y
2013 - 2014
1884 - 1884
1907 - 1907
1997 - 1999
Y
1993 - 1999
Y
1962 - 1965
Y
2018 - 2019
2015 - 2019
Y
1938 - 1949
1945 - 1945
Y
1958 - 1968
Y
1943 - 1960
Y
1904 - 1904
1899 - 1899
1987 - 1988
Y
2005 - 2008
Y
2002 - 2004
Y
1950 - 1957
Y
1977 - 1977
Y
1993 - 1993
2002 - 2016
Y
1995 - 2009
Y
1929 - 1936
1998 - 2013
Y
1907 - 1917
1929 - 1929
1943 - 1957
Y
2000 - 2010
Y
1906 - 1906
1943 - 1945
1980 - 1985
Y


Did you know that the all-time home run leader whose last name begins with a letter 'B' is Barry Bonds with seven-hundred sixty-two?

How many Major League players were born in countries like the Bahamas , Belgium or the British Honduras ? Click the name to see the list or check out our Major League Baseball Players by Birthplace to see every state & country broken down on a single page along with cumulative totals.

Some of the most popular players clicked on by visitors in the 'B' section are: Johnny Bench , Craig Biggio , Vida Blue , Barry Bonds , Lou Boudreau , Kevin Brown and Jim Bunning .

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