Baseball History on August 5

Baseball history on August 5, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on August 5, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on August 5, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on August 5, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on August 5.

"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 5

Baseball Births on August 5 / Baseball Deaths on August 5

Baseball History on August 5

Baseball Debuts on August 5 / Baseball Retirements on August 5

1882 - John Doyle
1884 - Charlie Briggs
1884 - Tom Lynch
1884 - Icicle Reeder
1884 - Unknown Scott
1890 - Pat Lyons
1891 - Bill Bowman
1891 - Lou Hardie
1895 - Bill Niles
1895 - Fred Zahner
1897 - Sam Gillen
1898 - Dave Pickett
1901 - Ed High
1902 - Jim Jones
1902 - George Yeager
1907 - Oscar Graham
1907 - Sam Hope
1909 - Glenn Liebhardt
1909 - Joe Ohl
1910 - Sled Allen
1910 - Lefty Webb
1912 - Pat Maloney
1913 - Charlie Flanagan
1914 - Pete Falsey
1914 - Frank Madden
1914 - Wiley Taylor
1916 - Red Lanning
1916 - Howard Lohr
1919 - Vic Saier
1921 - Dominic Mulrenan
1922 - Dave Keefe
1922 - Otto Rettig
1923 - Eddie Foster
1923 - George Kopshaw
1925 - Herb Brett
1927 - Lefty Atkinson
1927 - Sid Graves
1927 - Don Songer
1929 - Josh Billings
1931 - Bill Morrell
1931 - Bobby Stevens
1932 - Bruce Cunningham
1933 - Eddie Hunter
1933 - Eppa Rixey
1935 - George Hockette
1937 - Frankie Frisch
1939 - Le Grant Scott
1941 - Monte Pearson
1944 - Charlie Fuchs
1944 - Stan Klopp
1945 - Frank Drews
1945 - Bill Hart
1945 - Joe Heving
1945 - Pat McLaughlin
1945 - Charlie Metro
1945 - Phil Weintraub
1951 - Al Evans
1952 - Archie Wilson
1953 - Ted Wilks
1955 - Joe Brovia
1962 - Hal Naragon
1967 - Fred Newman
1969 - Rich Barry
1969 - Don Drysdale
1970 - Bruce Brubaker
1970 - Rich Nye
1972 - Donn Clendenon
1975 - Bill Gogolewski
1975 - Jim Perry
1976 - Jim York
1977 - Joe Hoerner
1979 - Steve Eddy
1980 - Jeff Stember
1982 - George Cappuzzello
1983 - Randy Martz
1984 - Amos Otis
1986 - Jim Beattie
1986 - Ricky Wright
1989 - Keith Atherton
1989 - Ramon Pena
1990 - Ken Howell
1990 - Rick Leach
1991 - Keith Comstock
1992 - Benny Distefano
1992 - John Morris
1994 - Junior Noboa
1994 - Derek Parks
1996 - Rob Deer
1996 - Ryan Hawblitzel
1997 - Jose Alberro
1999 - Tim Hyers
2003 - Juan Acevedo
2006 - Jason Shiell
2007 - Joe Borchard
2008 - Al Reyes
2009 - Michel Hernandez
2009 - Jason Schmidt
2011 - Joe Thurston
2011 - Randy Williams
2012 - Will Rhymes
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on August 5


Baseball history on August 5 includes a total of 54 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 26 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 74 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 100 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 6, 2019 5:12 AM EST

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