Baseball History on May 1

Baseball history on May 1, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on May 1, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on May 1, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on May 1, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on May 1.

"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 May 1

Baseball Births on May 1 / Baseball Deaths on May 1

Baseball History on May 1

Baseball Debuts on May 1 / Baseball Retirements on May 1

1876 - Billy Barnie
1876 - Silver Flint
1878 - Charlie Bennett
1878 - Fred Corey
1878 - George Creamer
1878 - Abner Dalrymple
1878 - Frank Hankinson
1878 - King Kelly
1878 - Russ McKelvy
1878 - The Only Nolan
1878 - Ned Williamson
1879 - Jack Allen
1879 - Mike Burke
1879 - Hick Carpenter
1879 - Ed Caskin
1879 - Aaron Clapp
1879 - Jake Evans
1879 - Jack Farrell
1879 - Jack Glasscock
1879 - Fred Goldsmith
1879 - George Gore
1879 - Al Hall
1879 - Bill Hawes
1879 - Thorny Hawkes
1879 - Joe Hornung
1879 - Pete Hotaling
1879 - Sadie Houck
1879 - Kick Kelly
1879 - Doc Kennedy
1879 - Mike Mansell
1879 - Tom Mansell
1879 - Harry McCormick
1879 - John O'Rourke
1879 - Bill Phillips
1879 - Blondie Purcell
1879 - Charlie Reilly
1879 - Hardy Richardson
1879 - Billy Riley
1879 - George Strief
1879 - Oscar Walker
1879 - Red Woodhead
1880 - Tom Burns
1880 - Roger Connor
1880 - Larry Corcoran
1880 - Sam Crane
1880 - Fred Dunlap
1880 - Dude Esterbrook
1880 - Pete Gillespie
1880 - Ned Hanlon
1880 - Arthur Irwin
1880 - Lou Say
1880 - Pop Smith
1880 - Harry Stovey
1880 - Mickey Welch
1880 - Art Whitney
1880 - George Wood
1882 - Hugh Daily
1882 - Joe Farrell
1882 - Henry Luff
1882 - Fred Mann
1882 - Tim Manning
1882 - Mike Muldoon
1882 - Fred Pfeffer
1882 - Chief Roseman
1882 - Ed Rowen
1882 - John Smith
1883 - Phil Baker
1883 - John Coleman
1883 - Pop Corkhill
1883 - Sid Farrar
1883 - Mike Hines
1883 - Ed Kennedy
1883 - Bill Kuehne
1883 - Jerry McCormick
1883 - Paul Radford
1883 - Billy Reid
1883 - Frank Ringo
1884 - Gus Alberts
1884 - Ed Andrews
1884 - Bill Annis
1884 - Joe Ardner
1884 - Al Atkinson
1884 - Sam Barkley
1884 - Jack Beach
1884 - Ike Benners
1884 - Pat Callaghan
1884 - Fred Carroll
1884 - Chub Collins
1884 - Jack Corcoran
1884 - John Crowley
1884 - Frank Fennelly
1884 - Charlie Ferguson
1884 - Jim Fogarty
1884 - John Hamill
1884 - John Kerins
1884 - John Kiley
1884 - Sam Kimber
1884 - Sam King
1884 - Henry Larkin
1884 - Larry McKeon
1884 - Alex McKinnon
1884 - Frank Meinke
1884 - Doggie Miller
1884 - Joe Miller
1884 - Jocko Milligan
1884 - Ed Morris
1884 - Willie Murphy
1884 - John Peltz
1884 - Marr Phillips
1884 - John Sneed
1884 - Adonis Terry
1884 - Fleet Walker
1884 - Curt Welch
1886 - Jocko Flynn
1886 - George Moolic
1888 - Bill Farmer
1889 - Jerry Hurley
1890 - Jack Wadsworth
1892 - George Ulrich
1892 - Tom Williams
1893 - Boileryard Clarke
1893 - Con Lucid
1898 - Frank Isbell
1901 - Truck Eagan
1902 - Snapper Kennedy
1902 - Bill Thomas
1903 - Matt Broderick
1903 - Hugh Hill
1905 - Frosty Thomas
1906 - Hub Knolls
1909 - Ralph Works
1910 - Chick Lathers
1913 - Joe Conzelman
1913 - Tom Drohan
1913 - George Maisel
1914 - Nick Allen
1914 - Jack Enzenroth
1914 - Clarence Kraft
1914 - Dean Sturgis
1915 - John Peters
1920 - Bill Burwell
1922 - Jim Lindsey
1923 - John Kerr
1924 - Pedro Dibut
1924 - Ernie Wingard
1925 - Elbert Andrews
1925 - Jimmie Foxx
1925 - Brad Springer
1927 - Wally Roettger
1929 - Ed Carroll
1929 - Jim Stroner
1931 - Bill Dreesen
1931 - Wally Hebert
1931 - Wes Schulmerich
1933 - Charlie Butler
1937 - Nate Andrews
1939 - Dave Coble
1940 - Ed Weiland
1941 - John Leovich
1942 - Bill Kennedy
1943 - Vic Bradford
1943 - Milo Candini
1943 - Lew Carpenter
1943 - Jim Mertz
1943 - Red Munger
1944 - Joe Wood
1946 - Ed Bahr
1947 - Scott Cary
1948 - Fred Bradley
1949 - Chuck Connors
1949 - Jim Kirby
1949 - Bobby Shantz
1951 - Ed Blake
1952 - Joe Black
1953 - Dick Aylward
1954 - Frank Leja
1955 - Floyd Wooldridge
1969 - John Noriega
1975 - Tom Makowski
1977 - Jeff Holly
1981 - Dave Schmidt
1982 - Randy Bush
1982 - CeciIio Guante
1983 - Jamie Allen
1984 - Ed Hodge
1985 - Kirk McCaskill
1987 - Rob Ducey
1987 - Wally Ritchie
1988 - Danny Clay
1989 - Dwight Smith
1990 - Darren Reed
1990 - Terry Shumpert
1997 - Takashi Kashiwada
1999 - Kelly Dransfeldt
1999 - Gabe Molina
2001 - Dicky Gonzalez
2003 - Kyle Snyder
2004 - Brad Hawpe
2004 - Eduardo Villacis
2005 - Pedro Lopez
2006 - Steve Andrade
2007 - Alberto Arias
2007 - Billy Butler
2007 - Ben Francisco
2007 - Brad Salmon
2008 - Nick Adenhart
2011 - Alex Cobb
2012 - D.J. Mitchell
2013 - Zach Clark
2014 - Red Patterson
2016 - Tim Adleman
2018 - Mike Soroka
2018 - Wander Suero
2019 - Cal Quantrill
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on May 1


Baseball history on May 1 includes a total of 50 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 26 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 214 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 73 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 .

Last-Modified: October 20, 2019 6:06 AM EST

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