Baseball History on April 28

Baseball history on April 28, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on April 28, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on April 28, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on April 28, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on April 28.

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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 28

Baseball Births on April 28 / Baseball Deaths on April 28

Played First Game on April 28
1884 - John Farrow
1884 - Thomas Tinney
1886 - Joe Murphy
1890 - John Keefe
1891 - Theodore Breitenstein
1893 - George Darby
1896 - Cy Bowen
1897 - Jack Fifield
1899 - Doc Sechrist
1901 - Bock Baker
1902 - Joe Bean
1902 - Rube Ward
1903 - Joe Martin
1909 - Russ Ford
1909 - Jimmy Wacker
1911 - Les Nunamaker
1914 - Ducky Swan
1915 - Leon Cadore
1922 - Jewel Ens
1924 - Nelson Greene
1927 - Dick Coffman
1929 - Footsie Blair
1929 - Eddie Delker
1930 - Bill Karlon
1930 - Lou McEvoy
1931 - Dixie Walker
1934 - Lew Riggs
1940 - Rip Collins
1940 - Clyde McCullough
1940 - Frank Secory
1943 - Connie Creeden
1944 - Clem Hausmann
1945 - Dave Bartosch
1945 - Dick Sipek
1946 - George Bradley
1946 - Del Ennis
1946 - Ralph Hamner
1946 - Glen Moulder
1947 - Les Willis
1948 - Don Carlsen
1948 - Ned Garver
1948 - Ken Wood
1949 - Earl Rapp
1949 - Saul Rogovin
1949 - Andy Tomasic
1950 - Roy Hartsfield
1950 - Ernie Johnson
1951 - Con Dempsey
1951 - Bob Friend
1951 - Bill Koski
1953 - Bob Oldis
1957 - Joe Pignatano
1961 - Jack Baldschun
1963 - Bob Lipski
1968 - Les Cain
1972 - Jim Geddes
1974 - Luis Gomez
1974 - Larry Hardy
1974 - Rick Sawyer
1981 - Dave Schmidt
1982 - Mark DeJohn
1984 - Franklin Stubbs
1985 - Urbano Lugo
1985 - Rich Thompson
1990 - Chuck Carr
1990 - Daryl Irvine
1990 - Jerry Kutzler
1993 - Scott Brow
1995 - Ben Blomdahl
1995 - Chad Fonville
1995 - Mark Grudzielanek
1995 - Greg Hansell
1995 - Shannon Penn
1995 - Curt Schmidt
1995 - Jason Schmidt
1995 - Steve Sparks
1995 - Todd Steverson
1995 - Ron Villone
1995 - Gary Wilson
1996 - Marshall Boze
1996 - Jay Canizaro
1996 - Felipe Crespo
1997 - Derrek Lee
1997 - Sean Maloney
1998 - Ricky Pickett
2000 - Eric Cammack
2002 - Ben Howard
2002 - Ryan Langerhans
2002 - Earl Snyder
2006 - Kevin Frandsen
2007 - Hunter Pence
2008 - Lou Montanez
2008 - Bobby Wilson
2010 - John Ely
2010 - Luke Hughes
2010 - Rommie Lewis
2010 - Steven Tolleson
2011 - Rene Tosoni
2012 - Bryce Harper
2013 - Nolan Arenado
2014 - Greg Garcia
2014 - Randal Grichuk
2015 - A.J. Cole
2015 - Severino Gonzalez
2017 - Mark Leiter Jr.
2018 - Trevor Oaks
2018 - D.J. Snelten

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on April 28

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Baseball history on April 28 includes a total of 51 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 30 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 107 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 55 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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