The Ballplayers
A Baseball Player Encyclopedia (Wachtel to Warnock)

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.

"Acknowledging that there may have been one or two whose talents were greater (than Honus Wagner), there is no one who has ever played the game that I would be more anxious to have on a baseball team." - Historian / Author Bill James in The Biographical Encyclopedia (2000)
The Ballplayers

A Comprehensive Player Registry

Wacha
to
Warnock
W is for Wagner,
The bowlegged beauty;
Short was closed to all traffic
With Honus on duty.
1,070 Players
2013 - 2019
Y
1917 - 1917
1909 - 1909
2014 - 2015
Y
2009 - 2009
1897 - 1910
Y - 1946
1984 - 1987
Y
1931 - 1931
1948 - 1955
Y
2008 - 2012
Y
1955 - 1956
Y
1907 - 1907
1936 - 1946
1923 - 1923
1995 - 1998
Y
2017 - 2019
1890 - 1895
2003 - 2009
Y
1888 - 1888
1914 - 1918
1995 - 2010
Y
1913 - 1914
1898 - 1898
1938 - 1946
Y
1965 - 1970
Y
1937 - 1949
1990 - 1991
Y
1902 - 1918
1897 - 1917
Y - 1936
1915 - 1915
1958 - 1969
Y
1976 - 1984
Y
1996 - 1996
Y
2011 - 2014
Y
1992 - 1999
Y
2003 - 2007
Y
2015 - 2016
Y
2019 - 2019
2017 - 2018
1944 - 1951
1991 - 2000
Y
2005 - 2019
Y
1941 - 1955
1973 - 1985
Y
1877 - 1883
1991 - 1991
Y
1964 - 1964
Y
1941 - 1952
Y
1905 - 1907
1992 - 2011
Y
2001 - 2001
Y
1993 - 2003
Y
1923 - 1937
Y
1945 - 1945
1917 - 1917
1912 - 1912
2010 - 2015
Y
2018 - 2019
2018 - 2019
1901 - 1901
2011 - 2012
Y
2015 - 2016
1987 - 1993
Y
1980 - 1993
Y
1927 - 1936
1980 - 1993
Y
2014 - 2019
1919 - 1930
1909 - 1912
1931 - 1949
Y
1982 - 1988
Y
1902 - 1903
1913 - 1915
1884 - 1884
1917 - 1925
1931 - 1945
1888 - 1888
1982 - 1990
Y
1940 - 1955
Y
1931 - 1945
1997 - 2009
1957 - 1964
Y
1919 - 1921
2000 - 2005
Y
1989 - 2005
Y
1965 - 1974
Y
1928 - 1928
1988 - 1996
Y
1992 - 1992
Y
1910 - 1915
2009 - 2019
Y
1879 - 1885
1995 - 2006
Y
1912 - 1922
1948 - 1958
Y
1923 - 1923
2013 - 2018
1911 - 1923
1996 - 2007
Y
1902 - 1905
1972 - 1977
Y
1986 - 1986
Y
2002 - 2010
Y
1884 - 1884
1884 - 1884
1927 - 1927
1934 - 1939
Y
1995 - 2002
Y
1901 - 1902
2012 - 2014
Y
1950 - 1959
1975 - 1977
Y
1894 - 1918
Y - 1953
2010 - 2016
Y
1973 - 1978
Y
1996 - 1999
Y
1919 - 1919
1967 - 1967
Y
1912 - 1912
1915 - 1915
1997 - 2001
Y
1905 - 1905
1942 - 1946
1973 - 1977
Y
2017 - 2019
1980 - 1996
Y
1940 - 1948
1945 - 1945
1909 - 1909
1980 - 1987
Y
1975 - 1992
Y
1975 - 1979
Y
1952 - 1964
Y
2003 - 2008
Y
1927 - 1928
1914 - 1914
2016 - 2016
1907 - 1907
1990 - 1990
Y
1913 - 1915
1904 - 1917
Y - 1946
1928 - 1932
2019 - 2019
1921 - 1921
1910 - 1915
1912 - 1917
1891 - 1891
1910 - 1911
1938 - 1938
1903 - 1903
1946 - 1951
1906 - 1906
1920 - 1920
1930 - 1930
1985 - 1988
Y
1931 - 1950
Y
1969 - 1969
1992 - 1993
Y
1945 - 1945
1960 - 1963
Y
1983 - 1984
Y
2009 - 2013
Y
1915 - 1925
2013 - 2016
Y
1991 - 1994
Y
1968 - 1980
Y
1989 - 1998
Y
1980 - 1982
Y
1914 - 1926
Y
1927 - 1945
Y
Y - 1967
1926 - 1945
Y - 1952
2005 - 2016
Y
2014 - 2019
1909 - 1909
1925 - 1927
1965 - 1965
1990 - 1991
Y
1917 - 1928
1998 - 2000
1972 - 1974
Y
1917 - 1922
1990 - 1990
Y
1985 - 1985
1998 - 2008
Y
1934 - 1935
1986 - 1995
Y
1979 - 1990
Y
1912 - 1912
1963 - 1970
Y
1876 - 1876
1906 - 1910
1878 - 1894
Y - 1964
1884 - 1884
1885 - 1885
1991 - 1992
Y
1962 - 1970
Y
1883 - 1894
1948 - 1959
Y
1902 - 1902
2018 - 2019
Y
1990 - 2001
Y
1968 - 1968
Y
1984 - 1985
1995 - 1996
Y
1913 - 1914
1908 - 1915
1916 - 1923
1930 - 1945
Y
1912 - 1912
1876 - 1884
1916 - 1921
1925 - 1933
Y
1962 - 1965
Y
1966 - 1966
Y
1895 - 1908
1935 - 1935


Did you know that the all-time home run leader whose last name begins with a letter 'W' is Ted Williams with five-hundred twenty-one long balls?

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a breakdown of players born in U.S. States which begin with a 'W': Washington with one-hundred fifty-nine, Wisconsin with two-hundred twenty-six, West Virginia with one-hundred fourteen & Wyoming with twelve ball players.

Some of the most popular players clicked on by visitors in this section are: Honus Wagner , Larry Walker , Paul Waner , Mickey Welch , David Wells & Vernon Wells .

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