Baseball History on May 13

Baseball history on May 13, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on May 13, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on May 13, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on May 13, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on May 13.

"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 13

Baseball Births on May 13 / Baseball Deaths on May 13

Baseball History on May 13

Baseball Debuts on May 13 / Baseball Retirements on May 13

1879 - Hickey Hoffman
1880 - Al Hall
1883 - Tom Loftus
1884 - Art Hagan
1887 - Shadow Pyle
1891 - George Boone
1891 - Jack Darragh
1891 - Harry Mace
1896 - Elton Chamberlain
1899 - Louis Sockalexis
1900 - Charlie Frisbee
1901 - Bock Baker
1908 - Jimmy Barrett
1908 - Henry Gehring
1909 - Bill Shipke
1911 - Gene Elliott
1911 - Pat Newnam
1912 - Jack Bushelman
1912 - Bob Ewing
1912 - John Flynn
1912 - Charley Moore
1912 - Hub Pernoll
1913 - Harry Betts
1916 - Bill Rodgers
1919 - Tom Miller
1921 - Frank Pratt
1926 - Buster Ross
1927 - Virgil Cheeves
1928 - Charlie Barnabe
1929 - Joe Bradshaw
1929 - Bill Doak
1929 - Jimmy Pattison
1930 - Joe Klinger
1933 - Max Rosenfeld
1934 - Freddie Muller
1934 - Phil Page
1934 - Art Ruble
1934 - Ivey Shiver
1937 - Italo Chelini
1937 - Beauty McGowan
1938 - Lee Stine
1942 - Stan Galle
1942 - John Whitehead
1944 - Don Hanski
1944 - Roy Wise
1945 - Joe Just
1946 - George Bradley
1946 - Johnny Podgajny
1946 - Earl Reid
1947 - Loyd Christopher
1949 - Jim Kirby
1949 - Lefty Sloat
1950 - Tommy O'Brien
1951 - Jack Brittin
1951 - Don Richmond
1952 - Stan Rojek
1956 - Joe Astroth
1956 - Fred Besana
1956 - Mel Held
1956 - Frank Smith
1958 - Ted Beard
1958 - Fred Hatfield
1961 - Hal Bevan
1967 - Jim Hibbs
1969 - Leon Everitt
1970 - Jim Campbell
1972 - Adolfo Phillips
1985 - Dale Murray
1986 - Joe Lefebvre
1987 - Ty Waller
1990 - Jody Davis
1991 - Bruce Egloff
1993 - Ozzie Canseco
1995 - Kevin Campbell
1995 - Vince Horsman
1995 - Keith Miller
1996 - Lee Hancock
1998 - Frank Lankford
1998 - Nelson Liriano
1998 - Ryan Nye
2000 - Jim Bruske
2004 - Jason Boyd
2004 - Turk Wendell
2007 - Kevin Barry
2007 - Zach McClellan
2009 - Geoff Geary
2009 - Bill Murphy
2009 - Glendon Rusch
2010 - Ryan Garko
2011 - Brian Broderick
2012 - Dan Wheeler
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on May 13


Baseball history on May 13 includes a total of 61 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 30 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 67 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 91 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: January 11, 2020 7:47 AM EST

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