Baseball History on July 2

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

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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 July 2

Baseball Births on July 2 / Baseball Deaths on July 2

Played First Game on July 2
1881 - Fred Lewis
1884 - Frank Jones
1885 - Sam Thompson
1887 - George McMullen
1897 - Percy Coleman
1901 - Lew Carr
1901 - Frank Murphy
1902 - Harry Arndt
1902 - Dave Williams
1903 - Jim Cook
1903 - Jack Doscher
1904 - Walter Clarkson
1904 - Tom Stankard
1905 - George Gibson
1907 - Jack Barnett
1908 - Fred Olmstead
1908 - Jack Ryan
1909 - Al Froelich
1909 - Barney Reilly
1910 - Ray Fisher
1912 - Jack Little
1912 - Ed Warner
1913 - Dan Costello
1917 - Pat French
1918 - Ed Corey
1918 - Kid Willson
1922 - Ted Blankenship
1923 - Mike Gazella
1923 - John Happenny
1923 - Ted Lyons
1924 - Joe Green
1925 - Foster Edwards
1925 - Art Jahn
1925 - Leo Tankersley
1927 - Dinny McNamara
1928 - Joe Stripp
1929 - Paul McCullough
1934 - Red Kellett
1939 - Jess Dobernic
1943 - Ray Martin
1948 - George Shuba
1949 - Tom Saffell
1950 - Charlie Cuellar
1954 - Ramon Monzant
1954 - Pete Wojey
1954 - Don Zimmer
1955 - Paul Martin
1961 - Al McBean
1962 - Mike Joyce
1963 - Jim Dickson
1970 - Jackie Brown
1971 - Rich Hacker
1974 - Dave Johnson
1978 - Jim Anderson
1978 - Gerry Pirtle
1978 - Dave Rajsich
1984 - Doug Baker
1988 - Tommy Barrett
1990 - Howard Farmer
1991 - Jarvis Brown
1991 - Mark Davis
1993 - Jerry Spradlin
1994 - Jason Jacome
1995 - Aaron Ledesma
1995 - Ariel Prieto
1999 - Pat Daneker
1999 - Willis Roberts
2002 - Tyler Walker
2003 - Mike Gallo
2004 - Greg Aquino
2004 - Dave Bush
2004 - Justin Leone
2005 - Zach Duke
2008 - Wes Bankston
2008 - Cedrick Bowers
2008 - Warner Madrigal
2009 - Drew Sutton
2011 - Brandon Dickson
2015 - Manny Banuelos
2015 - Miguel Sano
2016 - Shawn Morimando
2018 - Tanner Anderson
2018 - Joey Krehbiel
2018 - Nate Orf
2019 - Trevor Kelley
2019 - Jose Urquidy

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on July 2

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Baseball history on July 2 includes a total of 44 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 32 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 86 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 72 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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