Baseball History on April 17

Baseball history on April 17, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on April 17, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on April 17, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on April 17, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on April 17.

"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 17

Baseball Births on April 17 / Baseball Deaths on April 17

Baseball History on April 17

Baseball Debuts on April 17 / Baseball Retirements on April 17

1884 - Frank Bahret
1884 - Charlie Barber
1884 - Jim Brown
1884 - Chick Carroll
1884 - Ed Crane
1884 - Mark Creegan
1884 - Charlie Dougherty
1884 - Walter Hackett
1884 - Frank Harris
1884 - Buster Hoover
1884 - Harry Koons
1884 - Charlie Levis
1884 - Milo Lockwood
1884 - Jim McKeever
1884 - Ed McKenna
1884 - Lou Meyers
1884 - Henry Moore
1884 - Jerrie Moore
1884 - John Murphy
1884 - George Noftsker
1884 - Dick Phelan
1884 - Fred Robinson
1884 - Emmett Seery
1884 - Taylor Shafer
1884 - Mike Slattery
1884 - Germany Smith
1884 - Alex Voss
1886 - Lou Bierbauer
1886 - Bob Clark
1886 - Elmer Foster
1886 - Matt Kilroy
1889 - Ollie Beard
1889 - Charlie Duffee
1889 - Bug Holliday
1889 - Herman Long
1889 - Dan Shannon
1889 - Park Swartzel
1890 - Frank Bowes
1890 - Grant Briggs
1890 - Will Calihan
1890 - Dennis Fitzgerald
1890 - Mike Lehane
1890 - Harry Sage
1890 - Bill Van Dyke
1890 - Rasty Wright
1896 - Marty Bergen
1896 - Eddie Boyle
1896 - Charlie Dexter
1896 - George Flynn
1896 - Jim Rogers
1896 - Dave Zearfoss
1898 - George Kelb
1899 - Jimmy Slagle
1902 - George Barclay
1902 - Bunk Congalton
1902 - Ernie Courtney
1902 - Doc Hazleton
1902 - George Hildebrand
1902 - Ham Iburg
1902 - Dusty Miller
1902 - Homer Smoot
1902 - Henry Thielman
1902 - Joe Tinker
1902 - Cy Vorhees
1903 - Charlie Babb
1903 - Fred Burchell
1903 - Ed Householder
1903 - Henry Schmidt
1903 - Jake Weimer
1904 - Tom Fisher
1905 - Cliff Blankenship
1905 - Billy Campbell
1905 - Shag Shaughnessy
1906 - Fred Beebe
1906 - Roy Hartzell
1906 - Frank Hemphill
1907 - George Bell
1908 - Buck Herzog
1908 - Bill Lattimore
1908 - Amby McConnell
1908 - Bill McGilvray
1908 - Paddy O'Connor
1908 - Biff Schlitzer
1909 - Ted Easterly
1909 - Jul Kustusch
1911 - Harry Gardner
1911 - Wally Smith
1911 - Harry Welchonce
1913 - Johnny Beall
1913 - Art Bues
1913 - Rex DeVogt
1913 - Lefty Gervais
1913 - Bill James
1913 - Fred Smith
1914 - Dave Davenport
1914 - Red Faber
1914 - Pete Henning
1914 - Erv Kantlehner
1914 - Sandy Piez
1914 - Ed Porray
1914 - Harvey Russell
1915 - Charlie Blackburn
1915 - Ed Fitzpatrick
1915 - Jack Harper
1916 - Tony Brottem
1916 - Bob Steele
1918 - Frank Woodward
1919 - Billy Zitzmann
1920 - Ernie Alten
1920 - Red Cox
1922 - Jim Brillheart
1923 - Bill Bagwell
1923 - Jocko Conlon
1923 - Jimmy O'Connell
1923 - Heinie Sand
1923 - Dutch Schliebner
1923 - Jimmie Wilson
1924 - Wayland Dean
1924 - Ben Shields
1925 - Ken Ash
1925 - Chuck Dressen
1925 - Hank Johnson
1925 - Lou Koupal
1926 - Lee Dunham
1926 - Bill Hunnefield
1926 - Ray Moss
1926 - Tommy Thomas
1926 - Pat Veltman
1927 - Otis Miller
1927 - Red Rollings
1927 - Ollie Tucker
1927 - Sam West
1929 - Ad Liska
1929 - Steve Swetonic
1930 - Smead Jolley
1930 - Johnny Riddle
1930 - Ernie Smith
1932 - Tex Carleton
1932 - Bob Poser
1932 - Frank Ragland
1932 - Paul Richards
1932 - Arky Vaughan
1934 - Zeke Bonura
1934 - Frenchy Bordagaray
1934 - Joe Cascarella
1934 - Joe Chamberlain
1934 - Lou Chiozza
1934 - Harlond Clift
1934 - Don Heffner
1934 - Marty Hopkins
1934 - Elmer Klumpp
1934 - Cookie Lavagetto
1934 - John Pomorski
1934 - Moose Solters
1934 - Tuck Stainback
1934 - Lee Stine
1934 - Alan Strange
1934 - Frenchy Uhalt
1935 - Hank Erickson
1935 - Jesse Hill
1935 - Alex Hooks
1935 - Wally Moses
1935 - George Washington
1936 - Ben Geraghty
1936 - Johnny Lanning
1936 - Steve Sundra
1939 - Fern Bell
1941 - Paul Erickson
1941 - Hank Gornicki
1941 - Rankin Johnson
1941 - Hersh Lyons
1941 - Rube Melton
1941 - Barney Olsen
1941 - Jerry Priddy
1942 - Charlie Fuchs
1945 - Joe Buzas
1945 - Walt Chipple
1945 - Al Cihocki
1945 - Otey Clark
1945 - Charlie Cozart
1945 - Woody Crowson
1945 - Vance Dinges
1945 - Wally Flager
1945 - Pete Gray
1945 - Garvin Hamner
1945 - Lou Knerr
1945 - Joe Mack
1945 - Bob Maier
1945 - Bitsy Mott
1945 - Tommy Nelson
1945 - Red Schoendienst
1945 - Ben Steiner
1945 - Fred Walters
1945 - Walter Wilson
1946 - Hank Behrman
1946 - Anse Moore
1946 - Bill Wight
1947 - Bill Ayers
1947 - Glenn Elliott
1947 - Jim Hearn
1947 - Larry Jansen
1947 - Joe Lafata
1947 - Buddy Lively
1947 - Duke Snider
1951 - Rocky Bridges
1951 - Larry Ciaffone
1951 - Dee Fondy
1951 - Bob Habenicht
1951 - Johnny Logan
1951 - Joe Lutz
1951 - Mickey Mantle
1951 - Ebba St. Claire
1951 - Gene Verble
1952 - Gene Conley
1952 - Ike Delock
1952 - Bill Henry
1952 - Raul Sanchez
1952 - Bert Thiel
1952 - Eddie Yuhas
1953 - Bob Buhl
1953 - Frank Carswell
1953 - Ruben Gomez
1953 - Connie Johnson
1953 - Don Liddle
1953 - Bob Marquis
1953 - Les Peden
1953 - Jim Pendleton
1953 - Johnny Podres
1954 - Tom Burgess
1954 - Nino Escalera
1954 - Art Fowler
1954 - Chuck Harmon
1954 - Don Mossi
1954 - Ray Narleski
1954 - Jose Santiago
1954 - Corky Valentine
1954 - Mel Wright
1955 - Roberto Clemente
1955 - Hy Cohen
1955 - Larry Jackson
1955 - Jim King
1955 - Johnny Kucks
1955 - Jim Pyburn
1955 - Bob Spicer
1955 - Bill Stewart
1955 - Bob Thorpe
1955 - Roberto Vargas
1956 - Luis Aparicio
1956 - Mike Baxes
1956 - Johnny Briggs
1956 - Don Buddin
1956 - Solly Drake
1956 - Don Drysdale
1956 - Tito Francona
1956 - Whitey Herzog
1956 - Buddy Hicks
1956 - Danny Kravitz
1956 - Jerry Lumpe
1956 - Dave Melton
1956 - Charlie Neal
1956 - Frank Robinson
1958 - Mudcat Grant
1958 - George Perez
1958 - Larry Sherry
1959 - Chuck Cottier
1959 - Ray Webster
1960 - Chris Cannizzaro
1960 - Sammy Drake
1960 - Joe Gibbon
1960 - Lou Johnson
1960 - Neil Wilson
1962 - Jim Hannan
1962 - Jack Lamabe
1962 - Art Quirk
1964 - Johnny Briggs
1964 - Lee Gregory
1964 - Dalton Jones
1964 - Pete Mikkelsen
1965 - Jim Palmer
1965 - Art Shamsky
1968 - Jim Holt
1968 - Bruce Look
1970 - Mike Compton
1970 - Jim Hutto
1971 - Enzo Hernandez
1973 - Dick Ruthven
1975 - Bombo Rivera
1977 - Dave Skaggs
1978 - Randy Stein
1980 - Floyd Rayford
1980 - Rod Scurry
1981 - Dan Duran
1983 - Mark Calvert
1983 - Scott Ullger
1984 - Chris Green
1988 - De Wayne Vaughn
1992 - Russ Springer
1993 - Mike Hampton
1993 - Brad Pennington
1996 - Miguel Cairo
1996 - Alex Pacheco
1997 - Eddy Diaz
2000 - Keith Johnson
2000 - Derrick Turnbow
2001 - Marcus Giles
2002 - Erik Bedard
2002 - Brian Fitzgerald
2002 - Austin Kearns
2002 - Brandon Puffer
2002 - Jason Romano
2003 - Reed Johnson
2004 - Andres Blanco
2007 - Felix Pie
2007 - Chase Wright
2008 - German Duran
2009 - P.J. Walters
2010 - Jonny Venters
2011 - Josh Collmenter
2011 - Alan Johnson
2011 - Jose Valdez
2013 - Justin Freeman
2015 - Kris Bryant
2015 - Adam Liberatore
2015 - Danny Muno
2015 - Felipe Vazquez
2016 - Marco Hernandez
2018 - Gerson Bautista
2018 - Lou Trivino
2019 - Lane Thomas
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 17


Baseball history on April 17 includes a total of 40 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 25 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 329 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 33 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 .

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