Baseball History on May 6

Baseball history on May 6, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on May 6, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on May 6, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on May 6, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on May 6.

"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 6

Baseball Births on May 6 / Baseball Deaths on May 6

Baseball History on May 6

Baseball Debuts on May 6 / Baseball Retirements on May 6

1876 - Bob Addy
1876 - Cap Anson
1876 - Cherokee Fisher
1876 - Scott Hastings
1876 - Denny Mack
1876 - John McGuinness
1884 - Daisy Davis
1884 - Joe Moffet
1887 - Kid Madden
1890 - Tom Ford
1891 - John Schultz
1893 - Red Donahue
1897 - Jack Dunn
1898 - Ralph Miller
1901 - Bill Bergen
1901 - Ray Nelson
1907 - Heinie Berger
1910 - Al Carson
1917 - Pete Bigler
1918 - Jimmy Dykes
1918 - Red Shea
1919 - Rags Faircloth
1919 - George Halas
1920 - Frank Thompson
1922 - Dixie Leverett
1923 - Boob Fowler
1924 - Mule Shirley
1934 - Steve Larkin
1937 - Spud Chandler
1939 - Lefty Sullivan
1943 - Don Hanski
1943 - Aaron Robinson
1944 - Blix Donnelly
1944 - Roy Nichols
1947 - Pete Gebrian
1947 - Dixie Howell
1948 - Bob Chesnes
1950 - Bill MacDonald
1950 - John Perkovich
1951 - Willy Miranda
1953 - Duke Simpson
1956 - Jerry Dahlke
1960 - Mike Lee
1963 - Jay Ward
1964 - Dave Duncan
1968 - Larry Colton
1970 - Del Bates
1972 - Mickey Scott
1975 - Bob Allietta
1977 - Warren Brusstar
1977 - Dave Campbell
1978 - John Flinn
1980 - Stan Cliburn
1981 - Mike Gates
1981 - Orlando Sanchez
1983 - Darryl Strawberry
1986 - Joel McKeon
1991 - Rod Beck
1992 - D.J. Dozier
1994 - Charles Johnson
1995 - Melvin Bunch
1995 - John Courtright
1995 - Jeff McCurry
1995 - Mike Mimbs
1995 - Scott Sullivan
1998 - Jason Rakers
1999 - Sean Spencer
2000 - Steve Sisco
2001 - Roy Oswalt
2004 - Doug DeVore
2006 - Francisco Rosario
2006 - Carlos Ruiz
2007 - Andy LaRoche
2007 - Tim Lincecum
2008 - Freddy Dolsi
2009 - Carlos Corporan
2009 - Brent Leach
2011 - Brandon Guyer
2011 - Eric Hosmer
2012 - Irving Falu
2014 - Logan Darnell
2014 - Evan Marshall
2014 - Robbie Ray
2015 - Eddie Rosario
2016 - Ben Gamel
2018 - Grayson Greiner
2019 - Edgar Garcia
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on May 6


Baseball history on May 6 includes a total of 52 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 34 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 87 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 65 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: August 9, 2019 5:01 AM EST

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