Baseball History on August 20

Baseball history on August 20, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on August 20, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on August 20, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on August 20, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on August 20.

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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 20

Baseball Births on August 20 / Baseball Deaths on August 20

Players Who Died on August 20
Played First Game on August 20
1880 - Mike Moynahan
1881 - Henry Myers
1884 - Henry Jones
1884 - Mox McQuery
1885 - John Hiland
1889 - Bill Day
1891 - Dad Clarkson
1892 - Harry DeMiller
1892 - Dan Mahoney
1894 - Gene DeMontreville
1896 - Fred Klobedanz
1897 - Bill Fox
1897 - Jake Gettman
1897 - Willie Sudhoff
1898 - Bill Eagle
1899 - Socks Seybold
1903 - Barney Pelty
1908 - Bill Chappelle
1910 - Marc Hall
1912 - Happy Finneran
1912 - George Mangus
1912 - Lefty Schegg
1913 - Edd Roush
1914 - Angel Aragon
1914 - Irv Porter
1915 - Charlie Eakle
1915 - John Gallagher
1915 - Charlie Jackson
1915 - Squiz Pillion
1919 - Bob Allen
1919 - Bernie Friberg
1919 - Joel Newkirk
1923 - Claral Gillenwater
1927 - Clay Van Alstyne
1928 - Art Shires
1928 - Elmer Tutwiler
1932 - Ed Edelen
1936 - Russ Bauers
1938 - Al Baker
1941 - Howie Pollet
1944 - Fred Vaughn
1945 - Dick Kimble
1945 - Elmer Singleton
1945 - Bob Whitcher
1950 - Jim Lemon
1952 - Harvey Haddix
1969 - Dick Smith
1971 - Gene Hiser
1971 - Terry Ley
1974 - Bill Castro
1976 - Mark Wagner
1981 - Brett Butler
1982 - Jim Siwy
1987 - Greg Jelks
1987 - Randy Velarde
1989 - John Orton
1990 - Tino Martinez
1998 - Ben Ford
1999 - Rob Ryan
2000 - Britt Reames
2001 - Carlos Zambrano
2004 - Fernando Cabrera
2004 - Jeff Keppinger
2004 - Val Majewski
2004 - Ian Snell
2005 - Joey Devine
2006 - Norris Hopper
2008 - Marco Estrada
2008 - Kam Mickolio
2010 - Yamaico Navarro
2011 - Wade Miley
2012 - Kyle McPherson
2012 - Justin Wilson
2013 - Xander Bogaerts
2013 - Max Stassi
2015 - Dustin Garneau
2015 - Scott McGough
2015 - Darnell Sweeney
2016 - Jeff Hoffman
2016 - Patrick Kivlehan
2016 - Adalberto Mejia
2016 - Chad Pinder
2017 - Jimmie Sherfy
2018 - Stephen Gonsalves
2018 - Jake Newberry
2018 - Bryse Wilson
2019 - Brock Burke
2019 - Miguel Del Pozo
2019 - Nick Solak

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on August 20

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Baseball history on August 20 includes a total of 58 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 19 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 89 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 34 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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