Baseball History on June 2

Baseball history on June 2, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on June 2, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on June 2, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on June 2, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on June 2.

"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 June 2

Baseball Births on June 2 / Baseball Deaths on June 2

Baseball History on June 2

Baseball Debuts on June 2 / Baseball Retirements on June 2

1877 - Paddy Quinn
1881 - John Fox
1883 - Ed Dundon
1883 - Jim Field
1884 - Warren White
1897 - Dick Harley
1902 - Malcolm McDonald
1908 - Jack Fox
1911 - Clarence Mitchell
1913 - Bull Wagner
1914 - John Allen
1921 - Ernie Neitzke
1926 - Bill Regan
1928 - Larry Bettencourt
1928 - Eddie Kenna
1934 - Johnny Broaca
1934 - Monty Stratton
1943 - Bert Kuczynski
1955 - John Edelman
1966 - Felix Millan
1969 - Dennis Paepke
1972 - Tim Plodinec
1974 - Larry Demery
1979 - Gary Holle
1980 - Bob Pate
1983 - Kevin McReynolds
1984 - Jeff Cornell
1985 - Charlie O'Brien
1986 - Ed Olwine
1987 - Tom Edens
1988 - Don August
1988 - John Costello
1989 - Jeff King
1991 - Wade Taylor
1992 - Frank Seminara
1994 - Scott Klingenbeck
1995 - Curtis Goodwin
1995 - Brian Keyser
1996 - Tony Barron
1997 - Rigo Beltran
1997 - Shawn Gilbert
1998 - Gary Rath
1998 - Jarrod Washburn
2001 - Brian Fuentes
2001 - Junior Spivey
2004 - Ben Hendrickson
2004 - Matt Treanor
2005 - Shane Costa
2006 - Chris Sampson
2007 - Yunel Escobar
2007 - Brian Esposito
2007 - Brendan Ryan
2008 - Carlos Guevara
2009 - Antonio Bastardo
2009 - Vin Mazzaro
2009 - Wes Whisler
2011 - Maikel Cleto
2011 - Lance Lynn
2012 - Yasmani Grandal
2012 - Stephen Pryor
2012 - Andrelton Simmons
2013 - Erik Davis
2013 - Matt Langwell
2015 - Tyler Cravy
2015 - Joey Gallo
2015 - Edgar Ibarra
2015 - Mike Montgomery
2015 - Josh Ravin
2017 - Randy Rosario
2017 - Austin Slater
2017 - Tyler Smith
2018 - Jose Castillo
2018 - Austin Gomber
2019 - Andrew Knizner
2019 - Jose Suarez
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on June 2


Baseball history on June 2 includes a total of 48 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 25 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 75 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 61 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: August 21, 2019 8:53 AM EST

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