Baseball History on May 31

Baseball history on May 31, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on May 31, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on May 31, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on May 31, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on May 31.

"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 31

Baseball Births on May 31 / Baseball Deaths on May 31

Baseball History on May 31

Baseball Debuts on May 31 / Baseball Retirements on May 31

1882 - John Irwin
1883 - Joe Mulvey
1884 - John Cahill
1884 - George Daisy
1884 - Charlie Manlove
1886 - Rex Smith
1887 - Jocko Fields
1903 - Ernie Diehl
1909 - Wib Smith
1913 - Ray Bates
1915 - Lew Malone
1919 - Harvey McClellan
1920 - Leon Carlson
1922 - Red Lutz
1924 - Hughie Critz
1924 - Red Ruffing
1926 - Andy Cohen
1926 - Clyde Sukeforth
1927 - Red Smith
1927 - Carroll Yerkes
1931 - Joe Palmisano
1932 - Tony Freitas
1934 - Icehouse Wilson
1936 - Stu Flythe
1942 - Clyde Vollmer
1943 - Tom Clyde
1943 - Dave Odom
1953 - Vic Janowicz
1954 - Bill Greason
1954 - Dutch Romberger
1967 - Pat Dobson
1967 - Mike Marshall
1973 - Brian Downing
1974 - Jim Deidel
1977 - Tony Chevez
1979 - Pat Underwood
1981 - George Cappuzzello
1981 - Casey Parsons
1983 - Charles Hudson
1986 - Dale Mohorcic
1987 - Jim Walewander
1988 - Todd Burns
1988 - Jeff Pico
1989 - Greg Hibbard
1989 - Deion Sanders
1989 - John Wetteland
1991 - Mike Dalton
1991 - Ramon Garcia
1991 - Brian Hunter
1993 - Jim Byrd
1993 - Darryl Scott
1994 - Jose Mercedes
1996 - Ron Blazier
1997 - Jose Cruz, Jr.
1997 - Antone Williamson
1998 - Mike Redmond
2000 - Javier Cardona
2000 - Mike Matthews
2002 - Julius Matos
2004 - Eddy Rodriguez
2005 - Mike Morse
2005 - Chad Orvella
2006 - David Pauley
2006 - James Shields
2008 - Brad Ziegler
2009 - Jason Waddell
2010 - Andrew Cashner
2011 - Josh Harrison
2011 - Jordan Lyles
2012 - Alex Castellanos
2014 - Jarrett Grube
2014 - Shae Simmons
2014 - Oscar Taveras
2015 - Michael Feliz
2015 - Tyler Wagner
2017 - Reymin Guduan
2017 - Ricardo Pinto
2018 - Shane Bieber
2018 - Ronny Rodriguez
2019 - Jesus Tinoco
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on May 31


Baseball history on May 31 includes a total of 33 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 19 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 80 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: July 10, 2019 10:44 AM EST

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