Baseball History on July 5

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

Baseball Births on July 5 / Baseball Deaths on July 5

Baseball History on July 5

Baseball Debuts on July 5 / Baseball Retirements on July 5

1882 - Eddie Hogan
1884 - Harry Koons
1884 - Jack Leary
1884 - Henry Luff
1884 - Ed McKenna
1884 - Matthew Porter
1886 - Joe Crotty
1886 - Will White
1886 - Henry Zeiher
1888 - Stump Wiedman
1890 - Phil Reccius
1895 - Harry Jordan
1895 - Bill Moran
1896 - Con Daily
1898 - Henry Clarke
1899 - Zeke Rosebraugh
1905 - Ralph Caldwell
1910 - Kip Dowd
1911 - Spec Harkness
1912 - Steve White
1915 - Jack Farrell
1917 - Scrappy Moore
1919 - Roy Grover
1919 - George Halas
1919 - Frank Shellenback
1919 - Charlie Whitehouse
1920 - Jack Theis
1923 - Joe Bennett
1923 - George Cutshaw
1923 - Pat Ragan
1933 - Bob Fothergill
1934 - Roy Vaughn
1936 - Whitey Hilcher
1942 - Eddie Kearse
1943 - Archie McKain
1943 - Dee Miles
1944 - Dale Alderson
1945 - Hack Miller
1945 - Lee Pfund
1950 - Dale Coogan
1952 - Pete Reiser
1954 - Dick Weik
1959 - Jim Finigan
1964 - Carl Bouldin
1964 - Amado Samuel
1974 - Terry Enyart
1974 - Barry Raziano
1977 - Craig Cacek
1986 - Bob Jones
1987 - Mike Armstrong
1987 - Ed Correa
1988 - Joel Davis
1988 - Ray Hayward
1990 - Brian DuBois
1990 - Ronn Reynolds
1991 - Mark Davis
1991 - Carl Nichols
1993 - Jimmy Jones
1993 - Curt Young
1994 - Brian Drahman
1995 - Eric Fox
1996 - Danny Perez
1996 - Zane Smith
2000 - Brian Williams
2001 - Kyle Peterson
2001 - Ken Vining
2004 - Jose Jimenez
2005 - Steve Reed
2006 - Corey Koskie
2006 - Quinton McCracken
2007 - Neifi Perez
2009 - Jimmy Gobble
2009 - B.J. Ryan
2010 - Omar Beltre
2011 - Scott Mathieson
2013 - Joe Martinez
2013 - Ty Wigginton
2014 - Alfonso Soriano
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on July 5


Baseball history on July 5 includes a total of 46 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 22 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 57 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 78 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 25, 2019 4:07 AM EST

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