Baseball History on July 31

Baseball history on July 31, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on July 31, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on July 31, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on July 31, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on July 31.

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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 31

Baseball Births on July 31 / Baseball Deaths on July 31

Players Who Died on July 31
Played First Game on July 31
1884 - John Hibbard
1888 - Billy Hamilton
1896 - Charlie Jordan
1908 - Harry Billiard
1908 - Ed Foster
1912 - John Kelleher
1914 - Zip Collins
1916 - Art Rico
1920 - Roy Grimes
1924 - Bud Messenger
1928 - Luther Harvel
1930 - Joe Kuhel
1934 - Alex Kampouris
1943 - Vern Benson
1953 - Mel Roach
1953 - Frank Sullivan
1955 - Frank Baumann
1957 - Bob Anderson
1960 - Carl Mathias
1963 - Jeoff Long
1964 - Tony Horton
1964 - Bill Kelso
1967 - Doug Rader
1968 - Warren Bogle
1968 - Bill Harrelson
1970 - Bernie Smith
1971 - Jim Barr
1972 - Joe Goddard
1972 - Brent Strom
1974 - Jim Otten
1979 - Mike Chris
1982 - Jody Lansford
1982 - Brad Lesley
1983 - Frank Wills
1987 - John Marzano
1989 - Glenallen Hill
1990 - Joe Bitker
1990 - Rafael Novoa
1991 - Willie Banks
1991 - Jeff Carter
1992 - Richie Lewis
1992 - Tim Wakefield
1993 - Erik Plantenberg
1993 - Brian Shouse
1995 - Chris Snopek
1996 - Dario Veras
1998 - Valerio de los Santos
1998 - Troy Glaus
1998 - Rob Sasser
2000 - Carlos Casimiro
2002 - Matt Cepicky
2002 - Carl Sadler
2004 - Scott Atchison
2004 - Jose Lopez
2005 - Jonathan Papelbon
2005 - Omar Quintanilla
2007 - Ryan Budde
2009 - Josh Reddick
2010 - Ryan Kalish
2010 - Brett Wallace
2012 - Moises Sierra
2013 - Roger Kieschnick
2013 - Chia-Jen Lo
2015 - Matt Marksberry
2015 - Ketel Marte
2015 - Jose Valdez
2016 - Steve Hathaway
2016 - Max Moroff
2016 - Matt Strahm
2018 - Kolby Allard
2018 - Isaac Galloway
2018 - Ryan O'Hearn
2018 - Jeffrey Springs
2019 - Bryan Abreu

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on July 31

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Baseball history on July 31 includes a total of 60 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 16 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 74 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 60 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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