Baseball History on April 21

Baseball history on April 21, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on April 21, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on April 21, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on April 21, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on April 21.

"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 21

Baseball Births on April 21 / Baseball Deaths on April 21

Baseball History on April 21

Baseball Debuts on April 21 / Baseball Retirements on April 21

1876 - Tricky Nichols
1876 - Sam Wright
1888 - Duke Farrell
1888 - Scott Stratton
1890 - Jim Adams
1890 - Steve Brodie
1890 - Ben Conroy
1890 - Vince Dailey
1890 - Tom Dowse
1890 - George Hemming
1890 - Phil Routcliffe
1890 - Mort Scanlan
1890 - Crazy Schmit
1890 - Tom Vickery
1894 - Win Mercer
1894 - Huyler Westervelt
1895 - Ed Gremminger
1896 - Herm McFarland
1898 - Bill Duggleby
1898 - John Ganzel
1899 - Ginger Beaumont
1899 - Deacon Phillippe
1899 - Oscar Streit
1900 - Pat Dillard
1902 - Dad Hale
1902 - Jack O'Neill
1902 - Lave Winham
1903 - Cy Falkenberg
1904 - Deacon Van Buren
1904 - Hooks Wiltse
1905 - Bris Lord
1905 - Art McGovern
1906 - Sam Brown
1906 - Bill McCarthy
1906 - Fred Payne
1907 - Cotton Minahan
1907 - Mike Welday
1908 - Jim Kane
1908 - Joe Lake
1908 - George Suggs
1908 - Harley Young
1909 - Harry Gaspar
1909 - Pat Ragan
1910 - Shano Collins
1910 - Arnold Hauser
1911 - Bill Bailey
1914 - Alex Burr
1914 - Lee Dressen
1914 - Joe Oeschger
1914 - Johnnie Williams
1915 - Ray Haley
1915 - Mike McNally
1917 - Red Hill
1917 - Dave Keefe
1923 - Tod Dennehey
1923 - Leo Dickerman
1923 - Jumbo Elliott
1923 - Jim Grant
1924 - By Speece
1924 - Emil Yde
1926 - George Smith
1928 - Archie Campbell
1928 - Charlie Sullivan
1929 - Herb Cobb
1929 - Len Dondero
1929 - Oscar Estrada
1929 - Chad Kimsey
1930 - Bob Brown
1930 - Al Eckert
1930 - Neal Finn
1930 - Gordon Slade
1931 - Phil Gallivan
1931 - Max Rosenfeld
1933 - Beryl Richmond
1934 - Curt Davis
1934 - Lloyd Johnson
1934 - Fritz Ostermueller
1935 - Bud Hafey
1935 - Ken O'Dea
1936 - Joe Martin
1936 - Jim McCloskey
1936 - Chuck Sheerin
1937 - Johnny Rigney
1937 - Hank Steinbacher
1938 - Atley Donald
1938 - Bob Kahle
1938 - Max Macon
1938 - Tot Pressnell
1939 - Bob Bowman
1939 - Len Gabrielson
1939 - Floyd Giebell
1939 - Pinky May
1939 - Jim Shilling
1940 - Soup Campbell
1942 - Ewell Blackwell
1943 - Heinz Becker
1943 - Milt Byrnes
1943 - Guy Curtright
1943 - Joe Hoover
1943 - Lou Klein
1943 - Eddie Stanky
1944 - Roy Easterwood
1944 - Red Hayworth
1944 - Russ Lyon
1944 - Frankie Zak
1945 - Ken Burkhart
1945 - John Douglas
1945 - Erv Palica
1945 - Lee Pfund
1946 - Mel Deutsch
1946 - Bill Endicott
1946 - Ben Guintini
1946 - Joe Hatten
1946 - Jim Hopper
1946 - Fred Martin
1946 - Del Wilber
1948 - Johnny Blatnik
1948 - Clint Conatser
1948 - Jim Delsing
1948 - John Hall
1948 - Woody Main
1949 - Bill Evans
1949 - Kurt Krieger
1949 - Roy Sievers
1950 - Harry Byrd
1950 - Connie Marrero
1951 - Alton Brown
1951 - Bob Chakales
1951 - Leo Cristante
1951 - George Estock
1951 - Dale Long
1951 - Joe Muir
1951 - Ed Samcoff
1951 - Harry Simpson
1951 - George Zuverink
1952 - Ron Kline
1952 - Lee Walls
1953 - Mike Blyzka
1953 - Grant Dunlap
1953 - Hank Foiles
1953 - Paul Foytack
1954 - Bob Greenwood
1954 - Chris Kitsos
1954 - Paul Penson
1954 - Lee Wheat
1955 - Duke Maas
1956 - Jackie Brandt
1956 - Bill Fischer
1956 - Marty Keough
1956 - Red Murff
1956 - Richie Myers
1956 - Rance Pless
1956 - Dave Sisler
1957 - Curt Barclay
1957 - Don Cardwell
1957 - Tom Cheney
1957 - Buddy Pritchard
1957 - Rene Valdes
1960 - Steve Barber
1960 - Chuck Estrada
1962 - Doc Edwards
1964 - Steve Hertz
1964 - Bobby Klaus
1964 - Walt Williams
1966 - Jorge Rubio
1969 - Leon Everitt
1969 - Mike Nagy
1977 - Willie Norwood
1981 - Jody Davis
1990 - Kip Gross
1991 - Chris Jones
1992 - Hipolito Pichardo
1993 - Tim Bogar
1993 - Tom Urbani
1999 - Joe Nathan
2001 - Tim Christman
2001 - Adrian Hernandez
2002 - Hansel Izquierdo
2004 - Chad Tracy
2005 - Shin-Soo Choo
2006 - Drew Meyer
2007 - Neal Musser
2009 - Brad Bergesen
2009 - Jack Egbert
2010 - Argenis Diaz
2010 - Cole Gillespie
2011 - Louis Coleman
2012 - Pedro Figueroa
2012 - Drew Hutchison
2013 - Brett Oberholtzer
2013 - Anthony Rendon
2013 - Allen Webster
2014 - Eric Fornataro
2015 - Danny Dorn
2015 - Kevin Plawecki
2015 - Carlos Rodon
2015 - Addison Russell
2016 - William Cuevas
2016 - Drew Hayes
2017 - Jorge Bonifacio
2018 - Jesse Biddle
2018 - David Bote
2019 - Thairo Estrada
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 21


Baseball history on April 21 includes a total of 44 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 27 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 203 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 61 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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