Baseball history on May 17, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on May 17, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on May 17, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on May 17, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on May 17.
Baseball Births on May 17 / Baseball Deaths on May 17
Baseball Debuts on May 17 / Baseball Retirements on May 17
Baseball history on May 17 includes a total of 40 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 20 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 85 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 52 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 .
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