Baseball History on May 4

Baseball history on May 4, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on May 4, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on May 4, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on May 4, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on May 4.

"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 May 4

Baseball Births on May 4 / Baseball Deaths on May 4

Baseball History on May 4

Baseball Debuts on May 4 / Baseball Retirements on May 4

1876 - Art Allison
1876 - Joe Blong
1876 - Tom Carey
1876 - Art Croft
1876 - Bill Hague
1876 - Charley Jones
1876 - Bobby Mathews
1876 - Billy Redmond
1876 - Ezra Sutton
1876 - Deacon White
1878 - Dan Morgan
1882 - Joe Crotty
1885 - Ed Daily
1889 - Alex Ferson
1890 - Frank Millard
1901 - Fred Brown
1901 - Case Patten
1902 - George Mullin
1909 - George Hunter
1909 - Kirby White
1910 - Sled Allen
1910 - Jim Doyle
1910 - Doc Miller
1910 - Walt Slagle
1912 - Jerry Akers
1914 - William Rumler
1917 - Cal Crum
1920 - Spencer Heath
1920 - Walt Walsh
1923 - Bill McCarren
1923 - Wally Shaner
1924 - Harry Baldwin
1924 - Bill Black
1924 - Eddie Phillips
1930 - Carlos Moore
1931 - Billy Jurges
1937 - Johnnie Chambers
1937 - George Gill
1939 - Marv Breuer
1939 - Jake Early
1939 - Bob Joyce
1940 - Bill Baker
1940 - Tom Seats
1941 - George Washburn
1943 - Floyd Baker
1943 - Bob Malloy
1943 - Charlie Metro
1943 - Sid Peterson
1949 - Jack Robinson
1951 - Bob Kelly
1951 - Paul Pettit
1952 - Ralph Brickner
1952 - Bunky Stewart
1957 - Juan Pizarro
1962 - Daryl Robertson
1963 - Jim Gosger
1965 - Rene Lachemann
1965 - Bill Schlesinger
1968 - Bill Melton
1973 - Mike Rogodzinski
1973 - Craig Skok
1974 - Rick Burleson
1974 - Champ Summers
1975 - Glenn Adams
1975 - Tommy Toms
1976 - Bruce Kimm
1977 - Barry Bonnell
1977 - Don Collins
1981 - Gene Nelson
1990 - Rick Parker
1991 - Jeff Fassero
1991 - Ray Giannelli
1993 - Damon Buford
1995 - Terry Bradshaw
1995 - Matt Grott
1995 - Scott Karl
1996 - Mike Farmer
1999 - Horacio Estrada
2001 - Brandon Larson
2002 - Fernando Rodney
2002 - Jason Simontacchi
2002 - Nate Teut
2003 - Chris Capuano
2004 - Matt Hensley
2005 - Jeremy Accardo
2005 - Sean Henn
2006 - Kurt Birkins
2006 - Tommy Murphy
2006 - Mike Napoli
2011 - Logan Forsythe
2012 - Luis Exposito
2014 - Marcus Stroman
2015 - Austin Hedges
2018 - Javy Guerra
1876 - Jim Shanley
1890 - Frank Millard
1890 - Sam Nicholl
1894 - George Sharrott
1894 - Ben Stephens
1896 - Fritz Clausen
1901 - Fred Ketchum
1902 - Zaza Harvey
1904 - Tom Fleming
1904 - Jack Hickey
1907 - Henry Mathewson
1909 - Babe Danzig
1910 - Walt Slagle
1914 - George Kahler
1916 - George Moriarty
1919 - Ed Hovlik
1919 - Doc Wallace
1919 - Harry Weaver
1922 - Hal Bubser
1923 - George Abrams
1924 - Earl Hamilton
1924 - Doc Lavan
1928 - Ernie Nevers
1928 - Jim Wright
1932 - Doug Taitt
1933 - Hugh Willingham
1935 - Lou Legett
1937 - Bobby Burke
1938 - Bill Humphrey
1939 - Elmer Burkart
1941 - George Washburn
1947 - Hi Bithorn
1947 - Dick Mulligan
1948 - Butch Wensloff
1949 - Ernest Groth
1949 - Bob Savage
1950 - Les McCrabb
1952 - Harry Taylor
1954 - Luke Easter
1954 - Hal White
1955 - Floyd Baker
1960 - Frank Barnes
1960 - Nelson Chittum
1961 - Chet Boak
1961 - Rudy Hernandez
1962 - Herb Score
1963 - Conrad Cardinal
1964 - Art Fowler
1965 - Ken Rowe
1965 - Bill Schlesinger
1969 - Chris Krug
1974 - Ike Brown
1975 - Eddie Leon
1975 - Herb Washington
1977 - Jerry DaVanon
1980 - Scott Munninghoff
1985 - John Lowenstein
1986 - George Riley
1986 - Bill Swaggerty
1991 - Mark Huismann
1992 - Gary Green
1994 - Jeff Gardner
1994 - Jeff Reardon
1997 - Chip Hale
1999 - Norberto Martin
1999 - Kirt Ojala
2000 - Andy Thompson
2002 - Mike Moriarty
2003 - Kevin Tolar
2004 - Jimmy Haynes
2005 - Matt Riley
2007 - Colter Bean
2008 - Kurt Birkins
2009 - Brandon Jones
2011 - Sean Green
2014 - Xavier Nady
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on May 4


Baseball history on May 4 includes a total of 50 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 29 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 94 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 76 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 12, 2019 4:41 AM EST

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