Baseball History on April 20

Baseball history on April 20, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on April 20, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on April 20, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on April 20, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on April 20.

"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 20

Baseball Births on April 20 / Baseball Deaths on April 20

Baseball History on April 20

Baseball Debuts on April 20 / Baseball Retirements on April 20

1876 - Paul Hines
1884 - Jack Brennan
1884 - Moxie Hengle
1884 - Charlie Householder
1884 - Bill Krieg
1884 - Steve Matthias
1884 - Jumbo Schoeneck
1884 - Milt Whitehead
1886 - Steve Toole
1887 - Billy Crowell
1887 - Jack O'Connor
1887 - Mike Shea
1887 - Jim Toy
1888 - Dick Buckley
1888 - Kid Gleason
1888 - Dummy Hoy
1888 - Walt Wilmot
1889 - Jesse Duryea
1895 - Mike McDermott
1895 - Harry Spies
1898 - Vic Willis
1898 - Walt Woods
1901 - John Dobbs
1902 - Jim St.Vrain
1903 - Chief Bender
1903 - Danny Hoffman
1903 - Oscar Jones
1903 - Walt McCredie
1903 - Jake Stahl
1903 - George Stone
1905 - Frank Hershey
1907 - Bob Brush
1908 - Eli Cates
1908 - Dode Criss
1908 - Harry Krause
1910 - Elmer Rieger
1911 - Roy Corhan
1911 - Jimmy Esmond
1911 - Lou Lowdermilk
1911 - Ivey Wingo
1912 - Benny Kauff
1914 - Cliff Daringer
1914 - Rankin Johnson
1914 - George Kaiserling
1916 - Gene Madden
1920 - Chippy Gaw
1920 - John Glaiser
1920 - Sammy Hale
1920 - Benn Karr
1920 - Ted Turner
1921 - Tex Jeanes
1921 - Lefty Stewart
1922 - Johnny Berger
1922 - Heinie Scheer
1923 - Nick Dujmovich
1923 - Hinkey Haines
1923 - Harvey Hendrick
1923 - Heinie Manush
1923 - Fred Wigington
1924 - Chick Autry
1924 - Wally Dashiell
1924 - Milt Gaston
1924 - Dick Loftus
1925 - George Blaeholder
1925 - Chet Falk
1926 - Honey Barnes
1926 - Bump Hadley
1926 - Bill Morrell
1928 - June Greene
1928 - Ray Jacobs
1929 - Billy Rhiel
1930 - Monk Sherlock
1930 - Tom Winsett
1931 - Cliff Bolton
1931 - Woody Jensen
1932 - Paul Gregory
1932 - Bud Tinning
1933 - Dick Gyselman
1933 - Jimmy Jordan
1933 - Frank Pearce
1934 - Ted Kleinhans
1935 - Joe Sullivan
1935 - Ab Wright
1936 - Max Butcher
1936 - George Jeffcoat
1936 - Jimmy Ripple
1937 - Bobby Doerr
1937 - Double Joe Dwyer
1937 - Jimmy Outlaw
1938 - Mark Christman
1938 - Max Lanier
1939 - Joe Gallagher
1939 - Joe Gantenbein
1939 - Bill Nagel
1939 - Ted Williams
1941 - Alf Anderson
1941 - Ned Harris
1942 - Clyde Kluttz
1942 - Lou Tost
1943 - Orie Arntzen
1943 - Irv Hall
1943 - Jim Tyack
1944 - Tommy de la Cruz
1944 - Mike Kosman
1944 - John McGillen
1944 - Barney Mussill
1944 - Charley Schanz
1944 - Al Verdel
1945 - Loyd Christopher
1945 - Al Gettel
1945 - Ray Hathaway
1945 - Carl McNabb
1945 - Johnny Tobin
1945 - Norm Wallen
1946 - John Corriden
1946 - Sherm Lollar
1946 - Bob Ramazzotti
1947 - Hub Andrews
1947 - Don Johnson
1947 - Steve Nagy
1947 - Mel Parnell
1947 - Mike Schultz
1947 - Gerry Staley
1948 - Richie Ashburn
1948 - Neil Berry
1948 - Roy Campanella
1948 - Hal Jeffcoat
1948 - Pete Layden
1948 - Cliff Mapes
1948 - Roy Smalley
1948 - George Vico
1948 - Rube Walker
1948 - Preston Ward
1949 - Cal Abrams
1949 - Jerry Coleman
1949 - Gordon Goldsberry
1949 - Irv Medlinger
1950 - Tom Poholsky
1951 - Gil McDougald
1951 - Wayne McLeland
1951 - Tom Morgan
1951 - Bob Schultz
1952 - Hal Hudson
1952 - Darrell Johnson
1952 - Bill Miller
1952 - Joe Rossi
1953 - Billy Consolo
1953 - Sonny Dixon
1954 - Memo Luna
1954 - Mickey Micelotta
1954 - Tim Thompson
1955 - Luis Arroyo
1955 - Humberto Robinson
1956 - Tom Acker
1956 - Frank Torre
1957 - Tony Kubek
1957 - Russ Nixon
1957 - Don Pavletich
1958 - Gene Fodge
1958 - Al Schroll
1958 - Moe Thacker
1960 - Elio Chacon
1960 - Ed Sadowski
1961 - Russ Heman
1963 - John Pregenzer
1963 - Garry Roggenburk
1963 - Dave Thies
1964 - Bob Meyer
1964 - Archie Moore
1965 - Bob Schroder
1967 - Clarence Jones
1968 - Chico Fernandez
1968 - Danny Walton
1969 - Alec Distaso
1969 - Darrell Evans
1969 - Ken Rudolph
1969 - Freddie Velazquez
1971 - Rich Chiles
1976 - Doug Clarey
1976 - Mark Fidrych
1979 - Mike Macha
1979 - Rick Mahler
1980 - Alfredo Martinez
1980 - Mike Scioscia
1982 - Kelly Heath
1984 - Kelly Gruber
1990 - Carlos Hernandez
1991 - Nikco Riesgo
1994 - Jose Lima
1996 - Brian Sackinsky
1998 - Ryan Christenson
1998 - John Roskos
1999 - Jamie Arnold
2000 - Gene Stechschulte
2001 - Jason Karnuth
2002 - Josh Pearce
2004 - Alex Graman
2004 - Scott Proctor
2005 - Todd Coffey
2006 - Rafael Perez
2007 - Mike Schultz
2008 - Emmanuel Burriss
2009 - Hunter Jones
2009 - Jordan Zimmermann
2010 - Jon Link
2012 - Hisashi Iwakuma
2013 - Hiram Burgos
2014 - Justin Marks
2014 - Luis Sardinas
2018 - Mike Gerber
2018 - Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2019 - Michael Chavis
2019 - Taylor Clarke
2019 - Branden Kline
2019 - Bryan Reynolds
2019 - Cole Tucker
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 20


Baseball history on April 20 includes a total of 49 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 23 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 216 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 56 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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