Baseball History on May 3

Baseball history on May 3, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on May 3, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on May 3, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on May 3, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on May 3.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"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 May 3

Baseball Births on May 3 / Baseball Deaths on May 3

Played First Game on May 3
1876 - Jim Shanley
1879 - John Shoup
1881 - Hugh Nicol
1881 - Sleeper Sullivan
1882 - Bill Farrell
1882 - Eddie Fusselback
1882 - John Schappert
1883 - Dick Burns
1883 - Charlie Hodnett
1883 - Bill Schwartz
1883 - John Valentine
1884 - Ed Bagley
1884 - Billy Colgan
1884 - Joe Connors
1884 - William McLaughlin
1884 - Fleury Sullivan
1887 - Charlie Hall
1887 - Mike Mattimore
1887 - Fred O'Neill
1888 - Sam Shaw
1890 - Pop Swett
1890 - Bill Whitrock
1892 - Kid Camp
1893 - Charlie Hastings
1897 - Cy Swaim
1899 - Leo Fishel
1900 - Zaza Harvey
1901 - Bill Friel
1901 - Stan Yerkes
1903 - Tommy Raub
1904 - Red Kleinow
1906 - John McCloskey
1911 - Jimmy Johnston
1911 - Vic Saier
1911 - Joe Willis
1912 - Roger Salmon
1913 - Billy Orr
1914 - Ernie Manning
1919 - Jesse Winters
1921 - Lum Davenport
1922 - Ed Goebel
1923 - Leo Taylor
1925 - Bud Connolly
1934 - Dick Ward
1936 - Joe DiMaggio
1942 - Frank Biscan
1944 - Ken Brondell
1944 - Vic Johnson
1944 - Walter Ockey
1944 - Sandy Ullrich
1944 - Roy Valdes
1949 - Herman Reich
1950 - Johnny Klippstein
1951 - Bob Mahoney
1951 - Joe Presko
1953 - Harry Hanebrink
1955 - Art Ceccarelli
1955 - Pete Daley
1957 - Bobby Henrich
1959 - Al Jackson
1964 - Jack Aker
1966 - Bill Connors
1967 - Joe Campbell
1970 - Gary Moore
1970 - Miguel Puente
1978 - Rich Wortham
1983 - Rick Grapenthin
1985 - Tim Birtsas
1985 - Lenny Dykstra
1988 - Gibson Alba
1989 - Junior Felix
1989 - Francisco Oliveras
1993 - Matt Mieske
1994 - Andy Carter
1994 - Steve Dunn
1994 - Chad Ogea
1994 - Herbert Perry
1995 - David Bell
1995 - Dean Hartgraves
1995 - Tomas Perez
1995 - Tanyon Sturtze
1997 - Rob Stanifer
1999 - Chris Sexton
2002 - Juan Brito
2005 - Ezequiel Astacio
2005 - Robinson Cano
2009 - Matt LaPorta
2010 - Chris Heisey
2010 - Cesar Valdez
2011 - Brandon Gomes
2011 - DJ LeMahieu
2013 - Seth Maness
2013 - Carlos Martinez
2014 - Aaron Brooks
2014 - C.J. Cron
2015 - Dalier Hinojosa
2015 - Ken Roberts
2017 - Jose Alvarado
2017 - Emilio Pagan
2017 - Bobby Wahl
2019 - Skye Bolt
2019 - Nick Senzel

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on May 3

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Baseball history on May 3 includes a total of 40 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 32 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 102 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 62 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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