Baseball History on April 5

Baseball history on April 5, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on April 5, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on April 5, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on April 5, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on April 5.

"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 April 5

Baseball Births on April 5 / Baseball Deaths on April 5

Baseball History on April 5

Baseball Debuts on April 5 / Baseball Retirements on April 5

1971 - Jim Panther
1971 - Tom Ragland
1973 - Gene Locklear
1974 - Sergio Ferrer
1974 - Joe McIntosh
1974 - Robin Yount
1978 - Hosken Powell
1979 - Bobby Brown
1979 - Kelvin Chapman
1979 - Jesse Orosco
1979 - Ted Wilborn
1983 - Mike Couchee
1983 - Mike Madden
1983 - Rafael Santana
1983 - Julio Solano
1984 - Henry Cotto
1984 - Jeff Reed
1984 - Jose Rijo
1984 - Ron Romanick
1984 - Frank Williams
1989 - Geronimo Berroa
1989 - Gene Harris
1989 - Phil Stephenson
1993 - Frank Bolick
1993 - Benji Gil
1993 - Scott Pose
1994 - Keith Garagozzo
1994 - Joe Hall
1994 - Brian Johnson
1994 - Mike Kelly
1994 - Keith Lockhart
1994 - Kelly Stinnett
1994 - Billy Taylor
1996 - Osvaldo Fernandez
1996 - Keith Osik
1996 - Mark Small
1997 - Shigetoshi Hasegawa
1997 - Tony Saunders
1997 - Ramon Tatis
1998 - Eric Milton
1998 - Trey Moore
1998 - Masato Yoshii
1999 - Jesse Garcia
1999 - Luis Garcia
1999 - Brett Hinchliffe
1999 - Masao Kida
1999 - Onan Masaoka
1999 - Kevin McGlinchy
1999 - Warren Morris
1999 - Jason Phillips
1999 - Scott Sauerbeck
1999 - Scott Williamson
2000 - D.T. Cromer
2000 - Aaron Fultz
2000 - Kazuhiro Sasaki
2000 - Matt Williams
2001 - Donaldo Mendez
2001 - Ben Sheets
2001 - Scott Stewart
2002 - Corey Thurman
2004 - Shawn Camp
2004 - Joe Mauer
2004 - Michael Wuertz
2005 - Pete Orr
2005 - Luke Scott
2006 - Brian Bannister
2006 - Ricky Nolasco
2007 - Joe Bisenius
2007 - Kevin Cameron
2007 - Daisuke Matsuzaka
2008 - Elliot Johnson
2008 - Randy Wells
2008 - Yasuhiko Yabuta
2009 - Jordan Schafer
2010 - Jesse English
2010 - David Herndon
2010 - Jason Heyward
2010 - Austin Jackson
2010 - Carlos Monasterios
2010 - Logan Ondrusek
2010 - James Russell
2010 - Scott Sizemore
2011 - Michael Pineda
2011 - Josh Rodriguez
2012 - Freddy Galvis
2013 - Derrick Robinson
2014 - Nick Martinez
2016 - Johnny Barbato
2016 - Tony Barnette
2016 - Ji-Man Choi
2016 - Aledmys Diaz
2016 - Tyler Naquin
2016 - Tyler White
2016 - Tony Wolters
2017 - Chase De Jong
2017 - Justin Haley
2017 - Drew Robinson
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 5


Baseball history on April 5 includes a total of 40 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 29 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 97 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 5 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: July 21, 2019 5:48 AM EST

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