Baseball History on April 12

Baseball history on April 12, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on April 12, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on April 12, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on April 12, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on April 12.

"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 12

Baseball Births on April 12 / Baseball Deaths on April 12

Baseball History on April 12

Baseball Debuts on April 12 / Baseball Retirements on April 12

1892 - Sam Dungan
1906 - Johnny Bates
1906 - Pug Bennett
1906 - Jerry Donovan
1906 - Gene Good
1906 - Joe Nealon
1906 - Paul Sentell
1909 - Babe Danzig
1909 - Ray Demmitt
1909 - Clyde Engle
1909 - Stuffy McInnis
1911 - Vean Gregg
1911 - Willie Hogan
1911 - Newt Hunter
1911 - Scotty Ingerton
1911 - Otis Johnson
1911 - Ivy Olson
1911 - Bert Tooley
1911 - Tilly Walker
1911 - Gus Williams
1911 - Rip Williams
1911 - Earl Yingling
1912 - Heinie Groh
1912 - Hank Perry
1912 - Jeff Tesreau
1913 - Luke Glavenich
1913 - Nemo Leibold
1913 - Dutch Leonard
1913 - Joe McManus
1913 - Chick Smith
1915 - Howard Ehmke
1916 - Greasy Neale
1916 - Bill Stellbauer
1916 - Zeb Terry
1916 - Joe Wilhoit
1916 - Whitey Witt
1917 - Mike Massey
1922 - Ike Caveney
1922 - Danny Clark
1922 - Duke Gillespie
1922 - Gabby Hartnett
1922 - Andy High
1922 - Beauty McGowan
1922 - Norm McMillan
1922 - Ole Olsen
1922 - Topper Rigney
1922 - Ralph Shinners
1927 - Joe Boley
1927 - Dud Branom
1927 - Randy Moore
1927 - Jay Partridge
1927 - Lloyd Waner
1927 - Bob Way
1928 - George Cox
1928 - Pat Malone
1932 - Hal Anderson
1932 - Otto Bluege
1932 - Frankie Crosetti
1932 - Jimmy DeShong
1932 - Stan Hack
1932 - Fritz Knothe
1932 - Len Koenecke
1932 - Jo-Jo Morrissey
1932 - Jack Saltzgaver
1932 - Bill Swift
1933 - Gowell Claset
1933 - Pete Fox
1933 - Bob Johnson
1933 - Bill Knickerbocker
1955 - Ken Boyer
1955 - Van Fletcher
1955 - Harry Malmberg
1955 - Herb Moford
1955 - Bubba Phillips
1955 - Barney Schultz
1955 - Chuck Tanner
1955 - Bill Virdon
1959 - Norm Sherry
1960 - Tony Curry
1960 - Tony Gonzalez
1960 - Ken Walters
1961 - Ernie Bowman
1961 - Jim Duffalo
1962 - Joe Bonikowski
1962 - Larry Burright
1962 - Joe Moeller
1962 - Pete Richert
1962 - Diego Segui
1962 - Dick Tracewski
1963 - Fred Lasher
1965 - Glenn Beckert
1965 - Jim Bethke
1965 - Steve Carlton
1965 - Jim Lefebvre
1965 - Art Lopez
1965 - Roberto Pena
1965 - Ron Swoboda
1965 - Cesar Tovar
1965 - Sandy Valdespino
1966 - Woodie Fryman
1966 - Guido Grilli
1966 - Dennis Higgins
1966 - Willie Montanez
1966 - George Scott
1966 - Jackie Warner
1966 - Eddie Watt
1967 - Norm Gigon
1967 - Jim Hibbs
1967 - Don Wallace
1969 - Wayne Garrett
1969 - Gary Neibauer
1971 - Ron Theobald
1974 - Bill Moran
1975 - Dennis Eckersley
1975 - Dan Ford
1980 - Mark Brouhard
1980 - Glenn Hoffman
1980 - Bruce Hurst
1980 - Rick Lysander
1980 - Ned Yost
1981 - Howard Bailey
1981 - Tim Leary
1981 - Larry Littleton
1981 - Dave Rucker
1981 - Chris Welsh
1982 - Jim Smith
1983 - Rick Behenna
1983 - Wil Culmer
1983 - John Mizerock
1984 - Keith Smith
1985 - Bob Kipper
1986 - Paul Assenmacher
1986 - Bill Bathe
1986 - Juan Castillo
1986 - Duane Ward
1987 - Dave Gallagher
1987 - Tom Pagnozzi
1987 - Jeff Robinson
1988 - Gary Eave
1988 - Rolando Roomes
1989 - Matt Merullo
1990 - Dave Hollins
1990 - Dana Kiecker
1991 - Dana Allison
1991 - Denis Boucher
1992 - Jeff Branson
1992 - John Flaherty
1992 - Jeff Grotewold
1992 - Jeff Kent
1992 - Pat Mahomes
1993 - Greg McMichael
1994 - Darren Bragg
1997 - Chris Latham
1998 - Jolbert Cabrera
1998 - Kerry Wood
1999 - David Lamb
2002 - Nate Field
2002 - Brian Mallette
2002 - Justin Miller
2006 - Chris Britton
2006 - Peter Moylan
2008 - John Bowker
2008 - Hernan Iribarren
2008 - Evan Longoria
2012 - Drew Smyly
2013 - Luis Jimenez
2014 - Blake Treinen
2015 - Taylor Featherston
2015 - Raisel Iglesias
2015 - Andrew McKirahan
2015 - Chris Rearick
2015 - A.J. Schugel
2016 - Hunter Cervenka
2017 - Jakob Junis
2017 - Jordan Montgomery
2018 - Colten Brewer
2018 - Zack Weiss
2019 - R.J. Alaniz
2019 - Gerardo Reyes
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 12


Baseball history on April 12 includes a total of 63 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 29 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 179 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 17 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 .

Last-Modified: December 2, 2019 5:33 AM EST

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