Baseball History on August 2

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

Baseball Births on August 2 / Baseball Deaths on August 2

Baseball History on August 2

Baseball Debuts on August 2 / Baseball Retirements on August 2

1884 - Barney McLaughlin
1884 - Charlie Robinson
1886 - George Winkelman
1887 - Ed Beatin
1887 - Pete O'Brien
1896 - Lawrence Freund
1897 - Jack Rothfuss
1900 - Tommy Sheehan
1904 - Art Bader
1907 - Walter Johnson
1910 - Paul Meloan
1910 - Jack Mercer
1910 - Jim Riley
1911 - Charlie Becker
1911 - George Jackson
1913 - Esty Chaney
1913 - Al Scheer
1915 - Dana Fillingim
1915 - Merlin Kopp
1917 - George Dickerson
1917 - Tom Richardson
1918 - Mickey Devine
1919 - Lew Groh
1923 - Chuck Wolfe
1932 - Bill Chamberlain
1938 - Jim Tabor
1948 - Don Mueller
1952 - Carl Linhart
1959 - Jim Kaat
1960 - Charlie James
1960 - Sherman Jones
1962 - Carl Boles
1963 - Tom Baker
1964 - Pat Corrales
1965 - Jim Merritt
1971 - Bob Gebhard
1972 - Dave Sells
1972 - Steve Yeager
1973 - George Brett
1975 - Rob Belloir
1976 - Mike Eden
1976 - Junior Moore
1977 - Fred Kuhaulua
1977 - Keith Smith
1983 - Matt Williams
1988 - Bill McGuire
1988 - Sap Randall
1990 - Alex Fernandez
1990 - Frank Thomas
1991 - David Weathers
1995 - F.P. Santangelo
1996 - Webster Garrison
1997 - Scarborough Green
1997 - Todd Helton
1999 - Francisco Cordero
1999 - Kip Wells
2000 - Danny Ardoin
2000 - Aubrey Huff
2000 - Matt Wise
2001 - Junior Herndon
2003 - Josh Hall
2003 - Aaron Looper
2003 - David Manning
2003 - Jon Switzer
2004 - B.J. Upton
2004 - John Webb
2005 - Jeff Harris
2007 - Phil Dumatrait
2007 - Justin Upton
2008 - Daniel Murphy
2009 - Jhonny Nunez
2010 - Casey Coleman
2010 - Jeremy Hellickson
2010 - Greg Holland
2012 - Mike Olt
2012 - Eddy Rodriguez
2013 - Ethan Martin
2014 - Michael Foltynewicz
2015 - Kyle Waldrop
2016 - Orlando Arcia
2016 - Danny Barnes
2016 - Andrew Benintendi
2016 - Joe Musgrove
2016 - Tony Renda
2016 - Charlie Tilson
2018 - Jimmy Cordero
2019 - Travis Demeritte
2019 - Zac Grotz
2019 - Scott Heineman
2019 - Dustin May
2019 - Reggie McClain
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on August 2


Baseball history on August 2 includes a total of 51 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 23 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 91 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 49 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 20, 2019 9:44 AM EST

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