Baseball History on April 3

Baseball history on April 3, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on April 3, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on April 3, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on April 3, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on April 3.

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"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 (Free Press Publishing, 06/13/2003, "Part 1: The Game", Page 5)

Baseball History on April 3

Baseball Births on April 3 / Baseball Deaths on April 3

Played First Game on April 3
1984 - Keith Comstock
1984 - Barbaro Garbey
1984 - Dwight Lowry
1984 - Dave Meier
1989 - Steve Finley
1989 - Ken Griffey, Jr.
1989 - Omar Vizquel
1996 - Kimera Bartee
1996 - Steve Bourgeois
1996 - Mike Durant
1996 - Sal Fasano
1996 - Tyler Houston
1996 - Brooks Kieschnick
1996 - Matt Luke
1996 - Steve Montgomery
1996 - Rodney Myers
1997 - Emil Brown
1997 - Will Cunnane
1997 - Fernando Hernandez
1997 - Ricardo Rincon
1997 - Todd Ritchie
1998 - Javier Vazquez
2000 - Matt Blank
2000 - Matt LeCroy
2000 - Johan Santana
2000 - Ben Weber
2000 - Kelly Wunsch
2001 - Jermaine Clark
2001 - David Eckstein
2001 - Brandon Inge
2001 - Jose Nunez
2001 - Tsuyoshi Shinjo
2001 - Jack Wilson
2002 - Jeff Farnsworth
2002 - Takahito Nomura
2002 - Luis Ugueto
2003 - Steve Colyer
2006 - Josh Barfield
2006 - Jason Childers
2006 - Kenji Johjima
2006 - Ian Kinsler
2006 - Ruddy Lugo
2006 - Nick Markakis
2006 - Carlos Martinez
2006 - Angel Pagan
2006 - Eric Reed
2006 - Sandy Rleal
2006 - Dan Uggla
2006 - Joel Zumaya
2007 - Brian Barden
2007 - Kory Casto
2007 - Brandon Morrow
2008 - Callix Crabbe
2008 - Johnny Cueto
2011 - Zach Britton
2011 - Brian Broderick
2011 - Michael Crotta
2011 - Josh Lueke
2011 - Michael Martinez
2011 - Tom Wilhelmsen
2011 - Matthew Young
2013 - Nate Freiman
2013 - Evan Gattis
2013 - Nick Noonan
2013 - Hector Rondon
2014 - Tucker Barnhart
2014 - Roenis Elias
2014 - Tommy Kahnle
2016 - Jeremy Hazelbaker
2016 - Seunghwan Oh
2017 - Barrett Astin
2017 - Allen Cordoba
2017 - Miguel Diaz
2017 - Yandy Diaz
2017 - Brock Stassi
2017 - Luis Torrens
2019 - Matt Wotherspoon
Played Last Game on April 3

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 3

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Baseball history on April 3 includes a total of 50 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 26 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 77 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 2 Major League baseball players who appeared in their final game that date.

Did you know that there were baseball players born on every date of the year and baseball players who died on every date of the year? Use the calendar below to select any date in baseball history.

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 .

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