Baseball History on July 4

Baseball history on July 4, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on July 4, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on July 4, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on July 4, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on July 4.

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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 4

Baseball Births on July 4 / Baseball Deaths on July 4

Played First Game on July 4
1882 - Monk Cline
1882 - John Russ
1883 - Charlie Ingraham
1883 - Charlie Mason
1884 - Frank Berkelbach
1884 - Frank Olin
1884 - Patrick Scanlan
1885 - Bill Collver
1885 - Joe Visner
1886 - Ed Clark
1895 - Arlie Pond
1901 - Ed High
1904 - George Stovall
1906 - Irish McIlveen
1911 - Rafael Almeida
1911 - Ed Klepfer
1911 - Lee Magee
1911 - Armando Marsans
1911 - Ed Wilkinson
1912 - Ken Nash
1912 - Bill Otis
1913 - Bill Hall
1913 - Dave Morey
1914 - Frank Madden
1917 - John Russell
1918 - William Pierson
1918 - Mule Watson
1919 - Gene Robertson
1920 - Vern Spencer
1921 - Lance Richbourg
1921 - Ginger Shinault
1921 - Jack Wieneke
1921 - Lefty Wolf
1923 - Broadway Jones
1924 - Joe Dawson
1927 - Les Sweetland
1928 - Bill Cronin
1928 - Ray Foley
1928 - Rudy Leopold
1928 - Ed Walsh
1929 - Jim Cronin
1929 - Sam Dailey
1930 - Marty Lang
1930 - Greg Mulleavy
1931 - Gene Connell
1931 - Billy Urbanski
1938 - Don Lang
1939 - Eddie Collins
1944 - Bob Barthelson
1944 - Russ Derry
1945 - Don Hendrickson
1945 - Mike Modak
1948 - Johnny Antonelli
1948 - Marv Rotblatt
1950 - Murray Wall
1954 - Laurin Pepper
1954 - Hal Raether
1955 - Bob Hale
1967 - Sparky Lyle
1968 - Andy Messersmith
1969 - Rich Barry
1971 - Bruce Kison
1973 - Eddie Bane
1973 - Jim Kremmel
1974 - Bruce Ellingsen
1975 - Chuck Hockenbery
1977 - Julio Cruz
1978 - Craig Minetto
1979 - Guy Hoffman
1984 - Kurt Kepshire
1987 - Mike Campbell
1989 - Kevin Tapani
1990 - Reggie Harris
1991 - Jim Austin
1993 - Brad Holman
1997 - Matt Whisenant
1998 - Jin Ho Cho
1998 - Danny Klassen
1999 - Jimmy Anderson
1999 - John McDonald
2000 - Jon Garland
2000 - Keith McDonald
2001 - Brent Butler
2003 - Cody Ross
2004 - Chris Burke
2005 - Justin Verlander
2006 - Wes Littleton
2007 - Garrett Olson
2008 - Reid Brignac
2008 - Nick Hundley
2008 - Jason Perry
2011 - Cole Garner
2013 - Joey Terdoslavich
2015 - Jeff Ferrell
2015 - Ryan Lollis
2015 - David Rollins
2016 - Jayson Aquino
2016 - Dustin Molleken
Played Last Game on July 4
1882 - John Russ
1882 - John Schappert
1883 - Charlie Ingraham
1883 - Charlie Mason
1884 - Fred Andrus
1884 - Tug Thompson
1885 - Ed Bagley
1885 - Bill Collver
1885 - Charlie Robinson
1887 - Alex McKinnon
1890 - Jim Andrews
1891 - Pop Snyder
1893 - Harry Lyons
1894 - Al Lukens
1894 - John Ricks
1901 - Bill Hoffer
1904 - War Sanders
1907 - Tom O'Hara
1908 - Harley Young
1910 - Elmer Flick
1910 - Jack Gilligan
1912 - Ben Taylor
1917 - Wheezer Dell
1917 - Cy Falkenberg
1917 - Pat French
1917 - Bill Johnson
1918 - Roy Hansen
1918 - Jim Kelly
1920 - Chippy Gaw
1921 - Lynn Brenton
1921 - Jimmie Keenan
1922 - Roy Walker
1923 - Fred Carisch
1923 - Goldie Rapp
1927 - John Freeman
1927 - Marty Karow
1930 - Bill Henderson
1934 - Irv Jeffries
1936 - Paul Kardow
1938 - Art Kenney
1938 - Buck Marrow
1939 - Slick Castleman
1939 - Monte Weaver
1940 - Wally Berger
1943 - Bert Kuczynski
1944 - Joe Rullo
1945 - Loren Bain
1945 - Al Gardella
1945 - Joe Mack
1947 - Ed Bahr
1947 - Eddie Basinski
1947 - Johnny Rigney
1947 - Junior Thompson
1949 - Ray Shore
1950 - Charlie Cuellar
1951 - Milt Nielsen
1952 - Joe Hatten
1953 - Max Lanier
1955 - Nick Koback
1958 - Willard Nixon
1959 - Dick Brodowski
1960 - Jim Hegan
1962 - Ted Sadowski
1966 - Roger Craig
1966 - Bob Sadowski
1968 - Howie Bedell
1969 - Luis Peraza
1979 - Ron Schueler
1980 - Dennis Blair
1980 - Don Collins
1983 - Rich Murray
1984 - Gorman Heimueller
1987 - Ron Mathis
1988 - De Wayne Vaughn
1989 - Bill Dawley
1990 - Tom Lawless
1990 - Mike Norris
1991 - Jose Segura
1993 - John Orton
1993 - Freddie Toliver
1994 - Bruce Walton
1995 - Jeff Grotewold
1996 - Mike Huff
1997 - Tommy Greene
1998 - Matt Ruebel
2000 - Mike Maddux
2006 - Kevin Reese
2008 - Ryan Bukvich
2009 - Jeff Bailey
2010 - Fernando Tatis
2014 - Ryan Wheeler

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on July 4

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Baseball history on July 4 includes a total of 51 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 25 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 98 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.

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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