Baseball History on April 8

Baseball history on April 8, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on April 8, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on April 8, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on April 8, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on April 8.

"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 April 8

Baseball Births on April 8 / Baseball Deaths on April 8

Baseball History on April 8

Baseball Debuts on April 8 / Baseball Retirements on April 8

1891 - Jim Canavan
1891 - Kid Carsey
1891 - Tommy Dowd
1891 - Bill Eagan
1891 - Harry Fuller
1891 - Pat Pettee
1963 - Tom Brown
1963 - Pete Rose
1969 - Rod Gaspar
1969 - Don Hahn
1969 - Coco Laboy
1969 - Barry Lersch
1969 - Charlie Manuel
1969 - Jerry Robertson
1969 - Rafael Robles
1969 - Bill Wilson
1969 - Dick Woodson
1971 - Jimmy Rosario
1971 - Steve Stone
1973 - John Andrews
1973 - Ray Burris
1973 - Mario Guerrero
1975 - Lyman Bostock
1975 - Don Hopkins
1975 - Jim Umbarger
1976 - Joaquin Andujar
1977 - Julio Gonzalez
1978 - Mardie Cornejo
1978 - Carney Lansford
1978 - Dwayne Murphy
1978 - Dave Revering
1978 - Rick Sweet
1979 - Gary Allenson
1979 - Rick Matula
1979 - Mike O'Berry
1979 - Chuck Rainey
1979 - Max Venable
1984 - Jeff Bettendorf
1985 - Tim Burke
1985 - Chris Pittaro
1985 - Lou Thornton
1986 - Will Clark
1986 - Pete Incaviglia
1986 - Wally Joyner
1986 - Robby Thompson
1986 - Tony Walker
1987 - Scott Anderson
1987 - Chuck Crim
1987 - Matt Stark
1987 - B.J. Surhoff
1987 - Mark Williamson
1988 - Frank Dimichele
1988 - Paul Gibson
1988 - Doug Jennings
1989 - Jim Abbott
1991 - Jeff Bagwell
1991 - Darryl Kile
1991 - Tony Scruggs
1991 - Mike Timlin
1992 - Archi Cianfrocco
1992 - Chad Curtis
1992 - John Doherty
1992 - Brian Jordan
1992 - Pat Listach
1992 - Julio Peguero
1992 - Ricky Trlicek
1993 - Billy Brewer
1993 - Lou Frazier
1993 - Brett Merriman
1993 - Darrell Sherman
1994 - Chan Ho Park
1997 - Russ Johnson
2000 - Rob Bell
2001 - Joe Beimel
2001 - CC Sabathia
2001 - Scott Seabol
2001 - Juan Uribe
2002 - Joe Lawrence
2004 - Hector Luna
2005 - Jake Woods
2007 - John Danks
2007 - Zack Segovia
2008 - Clay Timpner
2009 - Everth Cabrera
2009 - Chris Jakubauskas
2009 - David Patton
2009 - Ryan Perry
2009 - Walter Silva
2009 - Koji Uehara
2010 - Alex Burnett
2010 - Allen Craig
2010 - Ryota Igarashi
2010 - John Raynor
2010 - Sergio Santos
2012 - Nate Jones
2012 - David Phelps
2012 - Robbie Ross
2015 - Mark Canha
2015 - Delino DeShields
2015 - Allan Dykstra
2015 - Jason Garcia
2015 - Jung Ho Kang
2015 - Tyler Ladendorf
2015 - Angel Nesbitt
2015 - Roberto Osuna
2015 - Logan Verrett
2016 - Joe Biagini
2016 - Luis Cessa
2016 - Chris Devenski
2016 - Ross Stripling
2017 - Mike Hauschild
2017 - Casey Lawrence
2017 - Paul Sewald
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 8


Baseball history on April 8 includes a total of 71 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 25 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 113 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 9 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.

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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 .

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