Baseball History on August 4

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

Baseball Births on August 4 / Baseball Deaths on August 4

1867 - Jake Beckley
1869 - Mike Gaule
1875 - Henry Clarke
1875 - Ray Nelson
1878 - Harry Hinchman
1879 - Paddy O'Connor
1883 - Lew Moren
1885 - Tex Jones
1890 - Dolf Luque
1891 - Jim Haislip
1894 - Sid Benton
1894 - Jim Grant
1896 - Chick Galloway
1896 - Cliff Lee
1899 - Ski Melillo
1902 - Homer Blankenship
1902 - Bill Hallahan
1902 - Al Moore
1907 - George Caster
1911 - Tuck Stainback
1912 - Henry Coppola
1912 - Bill Schuster
1915 - Luke Easter
1918 - Don Kolloway
1918 - Frank McElyea
1920 - Bob Keegan
1929 - Joe Pignatano
1930 - Gabe Gabler
1932 - Jim Coates
1934 - Dallas Green
1937 - Frank Kostro
1938 - Ray Oyler
1939 - Dennis Higgins
1939 - Bob Meyer
1942 - Angel Bravo
1942 - Cleon Jones
1944 - Rich Nye
1945 - Mike Davison
1946 - Kevin Collins
1947 - Ken Poulsen
1948 - Johnny Grubb
1949 - Terry Humphrey
1951 - Joe McIntosh
1957 - Ben Hayes
1960 - Steve Davis
1961 - Mark Wasinger
1962 - Roger Clemens
1962 - John Farrell
1964 - Ruben Rodriguez
1964 - B.J. Surhoff
1965 - Matt Merullo
1966 - Jeff Johnson
1967 - Steve Bieser
1967 - Domingo Martinez
1968 - Chris Hook
1969 - Troy O'Leary
1970 - Dax Jones
1972 - Steve Bourgeois
1973 - Bob Howry
1973 - Eric Weaver
1975 - Eric Milton
1976 - Kazuo Fukumori
1976 - Scott Linebrink
1977 - Paxton Crawford
1978 - Luke Allen
1978 - Jon Knott
1982 - Josh Roenicke
1986 - Alex Castellanos
1987 - Hiram Burgos
1987 - Mike Freeman
1987 - David Martinez
1990 - Brian Ellington
1991 - Jason Adam
1992 - Domingo German
1993 - Kevin Newman
1994 - Orlando Arcia
1994 - Brett Kennedy
1997 - Mike Soroka
Baseball History on August 4

Baseball Debuts on August 4 / Baseball Retirements on August 4

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on August 4


Baseball history on August 4 includes a total of 78 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 30 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 65 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 58 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 10:56 AM EST

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