Baseball History on August 1

Baseball history on August 1, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on August 1, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on August 1, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on August 1, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on August 1.

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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 August 1

Baseball Births on August 1 / Baseball Deaths on August 1

Players Who Died on August 1
Played First Game on August 1
1884 - Charlie Baker
1884 - John Kirby
1884 - Jon Morrison
1884 - Bill Watkins
1888 - George Walker
1889 - Varney Anderson
1891 - Buster Burrell
1893 - Tom Colcolough
1894 - Art Ball
1895 - Billy Kinloch
1901 - Bill Karns
1902 - Sammy Curran
1902 - Alex Pearson
1906 - Babe Towne
1908 - Carl Spongberg
1911 - Dave Danforth
1911 - Ralph Kreitz
1913 - Wally Snell
1923 - Buck Crouse
1931 - Odell Hale
1931 - George Quellich
1934 - Pete Susko
1936 - Jack Radtke
1936 - Alex Sabo
1941 - Tommy Tatum
1944 - Claude Crocker
1951 - Bob Cerv
1952 - Ray Moore
1953 - Yo-Yo Davalillo
1953 - Harry Elliott
1959 - Ed Donnelly
1959 - Zoilo Versalles
1962 - Ron Davis
1962 - Rick Herrscher
1964 - Frank Bertaina
1967 - Gordy Lund
1969 - Gary Boyd
1969 - Ray Lamb
1970 - Don Carrithers
1972 - John Knox
1974 - Ron LeFlore
1975 - Craig Reynolds
1976 - Tom Bruno
1976 - Ruppert Jones
1983 - Steve Brown
1984 - Tony Brewer
1986 - Darrel Akerfelds
1987 - Jeff Montgomery
1987 - Eric Nolte
1988 - Donn Pall
1990 - Jim Neidlinger
1990 - Mel Rojas
1991 - Milt Hill
1993 - Greg Tubbs
1995 - Ron Coomer
1995 - Scott Watkins
1996 - Bronson Heflin
1996 - Raul Ibanez
1996 - Desi Relaford
1996 - Scott Rolen
1997 - Nelson Cruz
1997 - Scott Eyre
1997 - Curtis King
1998 - Travis Baptist
1998 - Chad Bradford
1998 - Rafael Roque
2000 - Adam Bernero
2002 - Kevin Joseph
2003 - Chad Gaudin
2004 - Merkin Valdez
2006 - Josh Sharpless
2006 - Ben Zobrist
2008 - Tommy Hunter
2008 - Randy Ruiz
2009 - Wyatt Toregas
2010 - Jordan Brown
2011 - Paul Goldschmidt
2011 - Erik Hamren
2011 - Jimmy Paredes
2012 - Alberto Cabrera
2013 - Chad Bettis
2013 - Tuffy Gosewisch
2014 - Matt Duffy
2014 - Phil Klein
2014 - Anthony Ranaudo
2014 - Kennys Vargas
2015 - Chris Reed
2017 - Ozzie Albies
2017 - Drew Anderson
2017 - Nicky Delmonico
2017 - Jack Reinheimer
2017 - Amed Rosario
2017 - Lucas Sims
2018 - Cody Carroll
2018 - Alex McRae
2019 - Trent Grisham
2019 - Sam Selman

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on August 1

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Baseball history on August 1 includes a total of 49 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 24 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 97 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 55 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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