Baseball History on August 15

Baseball history on August 15, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on August 15, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on August 15, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on August 15, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on August 15.

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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 15

Baseball Births on August 15 / Baseball Deaths on August 15

Players Born on August 15
1853 - Billy West
1857 - Walter Hackett
1859 - Charlie Comiskey
1861 - Elmer Foster
1864 - Doggie Miller
1869 - Tom Morrison
1871 - Bill Kissinger
1872 - Lew Carr
1872 - John Warner
1875 - Bob Becker
1875 - Tom Hess
1877 - Willie Mills
1885 - Ed Moyer
1887 - Joe Casey
1888 - Ben Van Dyke
1889 - Harry Smith
1891 - Tim Bowden
1896 - Ben Rochefort
1896 - Bill Sherdel
1901 - Les Sweetland
1906 - Red Peery
1908 - Bernie Walter
1911 - Mort Flohr
1916 - Cecil Garriott
1919 - Ted Pawelek
1922 - Jim McDonnell
1924 - Frank Whitman
1926 - Jim Goodwin
1926 - Barney Schultz
1930 - Bob Martyn
1932 - Jim Snyder
1934 - Seth Morehead
1935 - Joey Jay
1940 - Arlo Brunsberg
1940 - Jose Santiago
1941 - Tommie Reynolds
1942 - Cap Peterson
1944 - Mike Compton
1944 - John Matias
1945 - Duffy Dyer
1945 - Bobby Trevino
1946 - Joe Lis
1946 - Ernie McAnally
1947 - Billy Conigliaro
1950 - Tom Kelly
1953 - Nino Espinosa
1958 - Joe Cowley
1958 - Tom Dodd
1958 - Bob James
1958 - Randy Johnson
1961 - Chris Brown
1963 - Eric Fox
1964 - Jeff Huson
1966 - Scott Brosius
1966 - Dan Walters
1967 - Mike James
1970 - Tony Rodriguez
1972 - Chris Singleton
1974 - Ramon Morel
1975 - Ben Ford
1975 - Aaron Scheffer
1977 - Allen Levrault
1978 - Santiago Ramirez
1979 - Ryan Budde
1979 - Roberto Novoa
1980 - Mel Stocker
1981 - Oliver Perez
1984 - Tyson Brummett
1984 - Jarrod Dyson
1984 - Chris Pettit
1987 - Jorge De Leon
1990 - Adam Cimber
1991 - Jon Moscot
1992 - Yorman Rodriguez
1993 - Nick Gardewine
1993 - Jacob Webb

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on August 15

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Baseball history on August 15 includes a total of 76 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 35 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 60 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 50 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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