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.
"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 Births on April 23 / Baseball Deaths on April 23
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 23
Baseball history on April 23 includes a total of 42 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 31 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 166 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.
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 .