Baseball History on April 4

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

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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 4

Baseball Births on April 4 / Baseball Deaths on April 4

Players Who Died on April 4
Played First Game on April 4
1974 - Jim Sundberg
1974 - Herb Washington
1979 - Mark Clear
1979 - Frank Pastore
1983 - Jeff Jones
1984 - Bret Saberhagen
1988 - Brady Anderson
1988 - Sil Campusano
1988 - Joey Meyer
1988 - Oswaldo Peraza
1988 - Chris Sabo
1989 - Joe Girardi
1989 - Jerome Walton
1994 - Hector Carrasco
1994 - Tim Davis
1994 - Alex Gonzalez
1994 - James Hurst
1994 - Tim Hyers
1994 - Blaise Ilsley
1994 - James Mouton
1994 - Roberto Petagine
1994 - A.J. Sager
1996 - Alex Delgado
1996 - Miguel Mejia
1996 - Jose Paniagua
1996 - Paul Wilson
1997 - Bartolo Colon
1997 - Matt Morris
1998 - Brian Meadows
1999 - Gary Glover
2000 - Rafael Furcal
2000 - Hector Mercado
2000 - Luis Rivera
2001 - Ryan Freel
2001 - Chad Hutchinson
2001 - Chris Reitsma
2002 - Felix Escalona
2002 - Steve Kent
2002 - Satoru Komiyama
2002 - Terry Pearson
2002 - Jorge Sosa
2003 - Billy Traber
2003 - Chase Utley
2004 - Jose Bautista
2005 - Jeff Baker
2005 - Tony Blanco
2005 - J.J. Hardy
2005 - Tadahito Iguchi
2005 - Dae-Sung Koo
2005 - Andrew Sisco
2005 - Ryan Speier
2005 - Cory Sullivan
2005 - Mark Teahen
2006 - Reggie Abercrombie
2006 - Boone Logan
2006 - James Loney
2006 - Fernando Nieve
2007 - Jared Burton
2007 - Matt Chico
2007 - Jesus Flores
2007 - Matt Lindstrom
2007 - Joakim Soria
2007 - Sean White
2008 - Steve Holm
2008 - Hiroki Kuroda
2013 - Brandon Maurer
2013 - Ryan Pressly
2014 - Dean Anna
2014 - Masahiro Tanaka
2016 - Jake Barrett
2016 - Jabari Blash
2016 - Dae-Ho Lee
2016 - Byung Ho Park
2016 - Luis Perdomo
2016 - Joey Rickard
2016 - Trevor Story
2016 - Colin Walsh
2017 - Jacob May
2017 - Daniel Robertson
Played Last Game on April 4

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

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Baseball history on April 4 includes a total of 57 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 24 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 79 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 4 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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