Baseball History on April 23

Baseball history on April 23, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on April 23, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on April 23, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on April 23, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on April 23.

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"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 (Free Press Publishing, 06/13/2003, "Part 1: The Game", Page 5)

Baseball History on April 23

Baseball Births on April 23 / Baseball Deaths on April 23

Played First Game on April 23
1876 - Jack Manning
1884 - Maury Pierce
1887 - Lave Cross
1888 - Cupid Childs
1888 - Dad Clarke
1888 - Bill Hallman
1889 - Jack Bellman
1890 - Charlie Gray
1890 - Charlie McCullough
1890 - Kid Nichols
1891 - George Boone
1895 - John Warner
1895 - Zeke Wilson
1896 - Buttons Briggs
1896 - Klondike Douglass
1897 - Aleck Smith
1898 - Ed Murphy
1901 - Daff Gammons
1902 - Harry Bemis
1902 - Luis Castro
1902 - Lew Drill
1902 - Charlie Shields
1903 - Doc Gessler
1903 - Weldon Henley
1903 - Jimmy Wiggs
1904 - Del Mason
1905 - Ben Koehler
1905 - Jake Thielman
1906 - Bill Shipke
1910 - Elmer Koestner
1911 - Jesse Baker
1912 - Jimmy Lavender
1914 - Bob Ingersoll
1914 - Hal Irelan
1914 - Elmer Jacobs
1914 - Dan Marion
1914 - Ned Pettigrew
1915 - Oscar Harstad
1916 - Bill Fincher
1918 - Hugh Canavan
1918 - Ted Menze
1919 - Ike Davis
1921 - Yam Yaryan
1926 - Rufus Meadows
1927 - Hap Collard
1927 - Don Hankins
1927 - Hod Lisenbee
1927 - Merv Shea
1929 - Tom Angley
1929 - Earl Grace
1929 - Dutch Hoffman
1929 - George Susce
1930 - Ray Phelps
1930 - Joe Samuels
1930 - Jim Spotts
1932 - Art Jones
1935 - Clyde Hatter
1935 - Tommy Heath
1936 - Ken Chase
1936 - Jim Henry
1937 - Gibby Brack
1937 - Jimmy Brown
1937 - Ben Huffman
1937 - Nig Lipscomb
1937 - Hersh Martin
1937 - Don Padgett
1937 - Bill Trotter
1938 - Nino Bongiovanni
1938 - Cap Clark
1938 - Bill Posedel
1939 - Alex Carrasquel
1939 - Phil Masi
1939 - Ewald Pyle
1939 - Hal Spindel
1940 - Mickey Harris
1940 - Al Javery
1940 - Pee Wee Reese
1940 - Nick Strincevich
1942 - Joe Abreu
1943 - Lou Lucier
1943 - Tom McBride
1943 - Roy Partee
1944 - Red Borom
1944 - Chet Covington
1944 - Hank Miklos
1944 - Turkey Tyson
1948 - Jay Difani
1949 - Hank Biasetti
1949 - Cloyd Boyer
1949 - Bob Hall
1949 - Bill Reeder
1949 - Don Wheeler
1950 - Joe Adcock
1950 - Jim Busby
1950 - Normie Roy
1950 - Sid Schacht
1950 - Bob Scherbarth
1954 - Moe Savransky
1955 - Dick Hyde
1955 - Eric Mackenzie
1957 - Don Lee
1958 - Don Taussig
1958 - Nick Testa
1959 - Jim Perry
1960 - Mike Krsnich
1960 - Bill Short
1961 - Norm Bass
1961 - Steve Hamilton
1961 - Jack Kubiszyn
1961 - Jack Reed
1961 - Rollie Sheldon
1962 - Cecil Butler
1962 - Orlando McFarlane
1964 - Ron Locke
1965 - Ken Henderson
1965 - Skip Lockwood
1965 - Jim Lonborg
1966 - Lee Elia
1966 - Bill Hepler
1971 - Charlie Williams
1972 - Tom Walker
1976 - Jason Thompson
1978 - Ron Hassey
1978 - Mark Lee
1982 - Jose Barrios
1982 - Julio Franco
1982 - Bill Laskey
1985 - Teddy Higuera
1986 - Chris James
1988 - Luis Alicea
1988 - Keith Miller
1993 - Omar Daal
1993 - Matt Turner
1994 - Donnie Elliott
1994 - John Hudek
1994 - John Mabry
1996 - Chad Mottola
2000 - Mike Lamb
2000 - Pablo Ozuna
2002 - Jung Bong
2002 - Randy Flores
2003 - David Sanders
2004 - Lenny DiNardo
2005 - Ambiorix Burgos
2005 - Ronny Cedeno
2006 - Martin Prado
2006 - Brian Wilson
2007 - Rocky Cherry
2007 - Danny Putnam
2008 - Robinzon Diaz
2010 - Luis Atilano
2010 - Brennan Boesch
2010 - Justin Smoak
2011 - Cody Eppley
2012 - Jeremy Hefner
2012 - Jordany Valdespin
2013 - Juan Lagares
2013 - Steven Wright
2016 - Cody Ege
2016 - Carlos Estevez
2016 - Blake Snell
2016 - Cesar Vargas
2018 - Justin Anderson
2018 - Harrison Musgrave
2019 - Darwinzon Hernandez
2019 - Wei-Chieh Huang
2019 - Travis Lakins

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 23

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Baseball history on April 23 includes a total of 41 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 30 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 167 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 71 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.

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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