Baseball History on May 18

Baseball history on May 18, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on May 18, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on May 18, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on May 18, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on May 18.

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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 May 18

Baseball Births on May 18 / Baseball Deaths on May 18

Played First Game on May 18
1876 - Jim Clinton
1876 - Dave Eggler
1876 - Bob Ferguson
1876 - Dickey Pearce
1876 - Joe Start
1880 - John Reilly
1881 - Pat Deasley
1882 - Charlie Reynolds
1882 - Nick Scharf
1882 - Charlie Strick
1887 - Emil Geiss
1888 - George Borchers
1893 - Frank Boyd
1897 - Tom Leahy
1897 - Bill Magee
1897 - Mike Mahoney
1906 - Ches Crist
1906 - Ira Thomas
1910 - Charlie Mullen
1911 - Clarence Lehr
1912 - Ed Irwin
1912 - Bill Leinhauser
1912 - Billy Maharg
1912 - Vincent Maney
1912 - Jim McGarr
1912 - Dan McGarvey
1912 - Jack Smith
1912 - Allan Travers
1912 - Hap Ward
1915 - Henry Bostick
1920 - Ricardo Torres
1923 - Benny Bengough
1923 - Pinky Hargrave
1923 - Paul Zahniser
1932 - Clarence Fieber
1946 - John Carden
1948 - Billy DeMars
1950 - Billy Loes
1974 - Lamar Johnson
1975 - Dan Warthen
1977 - Tim Corcoran
1984 - Benny Distefano
1989 - Matt Kinzer
1990 - Todd Hundley
1991 - Reggie Jefferson
1991 - Pat Rice
1991 - Eddie Taubensee
1992 - Eric Hillman
1992 - Dave Nilsson
1993 - Scott Lydy
1995 - Rafael Carmona
1995 - Steve Mintz
1996 - Shad Williams
1997 - Bobby Jones
1997 - Scott Sheldon
1998 - Rich Croushore
1998 - Bronswell Patrick
1999 - Roosevelt Brown
2000 - Jose Rodriguez
2004 - Mike Adams
2005 - Joe Dillon
2006 - Renyel Pinto
2007 - Darren Clarke
2008 - Mark DiFelice
2008 - Micah Hoffpauir
2008 - Gregorio Petit
2008 - Matt Tupman
2010 - Jason Donald
2011 - Danny Duffy
2011 - Pete Kozma
2011 - Hector Noesi
2011 - Eric Thames
2012 - Robert Carson
2012 - Blake Lalli
2013 - Neftali Soto
2015 - Lance McCullers, Jr.
2016 - Mike Clevinger
2016 - Whit Merrifield
2016 - Alec Mills
2016 - Colin Moran
2017 - Dwight Smith Jr.
2017 - Hector Velazquez
2018 - Michael Hermosillo
2018 - Austin Meadows
2019 - Luis Arraez
2019 - Geoff Hartlieb

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on May 18

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Baseball history on May 18 includes a total of 48 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 24 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 86 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 54 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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