Baseball History on April 18

Baseball history on April 18, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on April 18, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on April 18, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on April 18, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on April 18.

"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 18

Baseball Births on April 18 / Baseball Deaths on April 18

Baseball History on April 18

Baseball Debuts on April 18 / Baseball Retirements on April 18

1884 - Charlie Daniels
1884 - Joe Flynn
1884 - Tom Gillen
1884 - Charlie Kalbfus
1884 - Ed Smith
1884 - Phenomenal Smith
1884 - Lou Sylvester
1886 - Nat Hudson
1888 - Skyrocket Smith
1888 - Frank Zinn
1889 - Spud Johnson
1889 - John McCarty
1890 - Dan Burke
1890 - Duke Esper
1890 - John Fitzgerald
1890 - Charlie Hamburg
1890 - Pat Hartnett
1890 - Toby Lyons
1890 - Dan Phelan
1890 - Herman Pitz
1890 - Jim Powers
1890 - Fred Smith
1890 - Harry Taylor
1890 - Gus Williams
1895 - Bill Everitt
1895 - Walt Preston
1895 - Ace Stewart
1895 - Dan Sweeney
1896 - Pete Cassidy
1896 - Wiley Davis
1896 - Jot Goar
1896 - Bill Hill
1896 - Fielder Jones
1896 - Harley Payne
1898 - Jay Hughes
1899 - Pearce Chiles
1899 - Noodles Hahn
1899 - Joe McGinnity
1901 - Lefty Davis
1902 - Red Dooin
1902 - Martin Glendon
1903 - Frank Roth
1903 - War Sanders
1903 - Kaiser Wilhelm
1904 - Joe Cassiday
1904 - Bob Hall
1906 - Babe Adams
1906 - Carl Druhot
1906 - Ducky Holmes
1906 - Lou Nordyke
1906 - Bob Peterson
1907 - Jake Boultes
1907 - Jess Orndorff
1907 - Newt Randall
1908 - Bill Burns
1908 - Gavvy Cravath
1908 - Bill Grahame
1908 - Burt Keeley
1909 - Tom Raftery
1909 - Lucky Wright
1911 - Gus Fisher
1911 - Al Kaiser
1911 - Otto McIvor
1911 - Hap Morse
1912 - Walt Kuhn
1912 - Hack Spencer
1912 - Tom Tennant
1913 - Reb Russell
1914 - Grover Gilmore
1914 - George Hogan
1914 - Marty Kavanagh
1914 - Alex Main
1914 - Tom McGuire
1914 - Mike Menosky
1914 - John Potts
1914 - Frank Rooney
1914 - Fritz Von Kolnitz
1914 - Mellie Wolfgang
1915 - Doug Baird
1917 - Tony DeFate
1917 - Oscar Horstmann
1917 - Pete Kilduff
1917 - Jim Middleton
1918 - Earl Howard
1920 - Frank Okrie
1920 - John Sullivan
1922 - Sid Benton
1922 - Bob Fothergill
1922 - Ray Francis
1922 - Fred Haney
1922 - Joe Hauser
1922 - Slim McGrew
1923 - Bill Conroy
1923 - Gus Felix
1923 - Ralph Head
1923 - Willie Kamm
1923 - Rube Lutzke
1923 - Wid Matthews
1923 - Harry Rice
1923 - Charlie Root
1923 - Johnny Schulte
1923 - Bill Whaley
1924 - Joe Burns
1924 - Ray Kremer
1925 - John Bischoff
1925 - Joe Giard
1925 - Andy Harrington
1925 - Skinny O'Neal
1925 - Chink Taylor
1925 - Dutch Ulrich
1926 - Johnny Butler
1926 - Ski Melillo
1926 - Hal Rhyne
1926 - Myles Thomas
1927 - Art Ruble
1927 - Dick Spalding
1928 - Johnny Mann
1928 - Pat Simmons
1928 - Roy Wilson
1929 - Frank Barnes
1929 - Elliot Bigelow
1929 - Estel Crabtree
1929 - Pat Crawford
1929 - Clise Dudley
1929 - Johnny Frederick
1929 - Larry French
1929 - Charlie Gooch
1929 - Roy Johnson
1929 - Bill Narleski
1929 - Jimmy Pattison
1929 - Russ Scarritt
1929 - Evar Swanson
1930 - Lynn Nelson
1930 - Lon Warneke
1931 - Ripper Collins
1931 - Ray Fitzgerald
1931 - Vic Frazier
1931 - Mickey Heath
1931 - Urbane Pickering
1932 - Joe Bowman
1932 - Jim McLaughlin
1932 - Lou Polli
1934 - Al Benton
1934 - Jim Bucher
1934 - Glenn Chapman
1934 - Paul Dean
1934 - Buster Mills
1935 - Art Bramhall
1935 - Dutch Lieber
1935 - Bob Logan
1935 - Wayne Osborne
1935 - Leon Pettit
1935 - Pretzel Pezzullo
1935 - Joe Vance
1936 - Tony Giuliani
1938 - Jim Bagby
1938 - Joe Gordon
1938 - Dario Lodigiani
1938 - Taffy Wright
1939 - Frank Croucher
1939 - Barney McCosky
1939 - Joe Orengo
1939 - Ken Silvestri
1940 - Sid Hudson
1941 - Buster Bray
1941 - Johnny Grodzicki
1941 - Johnny Lindell
1942 - Buddy Blattner
1942 - Hank Borowy
1942 - Mel Queen
1944 - Ted Cieslak
1944 - Buck Fausett
1944 - Mike Garbark
1944 - Roland Gladu
1944 - George Hausmann
1944 - Frank Mancuso
1944 - Gene Mauch
1944 - Moon Mullen
1944 - Don Savage
1944 - Steve Shemo
1944 - Clancy Smyres
1944 - Emil Verban
1944 - Tommy Warren
1944 - Bobby Wilkins
1944 - Tony York
1945 - Ken Gables
1945 - Vic Lombardi
1945 - Otho Nitcholas
1945 - Bill Salkeld
1945 - Jim Wilson
1945 - Jose Zardon
1946 - Mike Budnick
1946 - Ray Goolsby
1946 - Monte Kennedy
1946 - Jess Pike
1947 - Ed Chandler
1947 - Gary Gearhart
1947 - Ted Kluszewski
1947 - Jack Lohrke
1947 - Ken Polivka
1947 - Virgil Stallcup
1950 - Wayne Belardi
1950 - Chico Carrasquel
1950 - Herb Conyers
1950 - Jackie Jensen
1950 - Sam Jethroe
1950 - Clem Labine
1950 - Don Lenhardt
1950 - Jack Maguire
1950 - Billy Martin
1950 - Bobby Morgan
1950 - Irv Noren
1950 - Frank Smith
1951 - Luis Marquez
1951 - Ray Noble
1951 - Artie Wilson
1952 - Leon Brinkopf
1952 - Jack Daniels
1952 - Billy Hoeft
1952 - Tex Hoyle
1952 - Hoyt Wilhelm
1953 - Bobo Holloman
1953 - Dave Hoskins
1953 - Frank Kellert
1953 - Don Larsen
1953 - Dixie Upright
1954 - Tom Brewer
1954 - Tex Clevenger
1954 - Jim Davis
1954 - Bob Grim
1954 - Bill Hall
1954 - Don Hoak
1954 - George O'Donnell
1954 - Arnie Portocarrero
1954 - Charlie White
1955 - Al Grunwald
1955 - Lynn Lovenguth
1955 - Ed Roebuck
1956 - Fred Besana
1956 - Hal Griggs
1956 - Jack McMahan
1956 - Herb Plews
1957 - Harry Anderson
1957 - Chuck Churn
1957 - Eddie Kasko
1958 - Bob Mabe
1958 - Freddy Rodriguez
1959 - Mike Cuellar
1959 - Mark Freeman
1959 - Bob Giggie
1959 - Russ Snyder
1960 - Don Mincher
1961 - Bobby Bolin
1962 - Bo Belinsky
1962 - Dave Stenhouse
1964 - Mike Brumley
1964 - Jerry Hinsley
1964 - Joe McCabe
1964 - Joe Nossek
1964 - Bill Spanswick
1964 - Bill Wakefield
1964 - Rick Wise
1965 - Darold Knowles
1965 - Rudy May
1965 - Tug McGraw
1965 - Jackie Moore
1965 - Ray Oyler
1965 - Gary Wagner
1968 - Tommy Gramly
1968 - Hal Kurtz
1971 - Pat Jacquez
1972 - Jack Brohamer
1972 - Roric Harrison
1972 - Tom Norton
1972 - Mark Schaeffer
1972 - Dick Tidrow
1973 - Larry Cox
1975 - Henry Cruz
1976 - Rick Jones
1978 - Mike Grace
1979 - Mike Scott
1981 - Joe Edelen
1985 - Vince Coleman
1986 - Greg Legg
1986 - Eddie Williams
1990 - Rafael Valdez
1991 - John Briscoe
1996 - Robin Jennings
1996 - Bill Mueller
2000 - Mark Mulder
2001 - Chad Paronto
2003 - Andrew Good
2004 - Adrian Gonzalez
2006 - Travis Ishikawa
2008 - David Purcey
2009 - Anthony Claggett
2011 - Jerry Sands
2012 - A.J. Pollock
2014 - James Jones
2014 - Justin Miller
2015 - Ryan Brett
2017 - Jose Osuna
2019 - Mike Ford
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 18


Baseball history on April 18 includes a total of 56 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 31 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 303 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 59 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 .

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