Baseball History on August 21

Baseball history on August 21, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on August 21, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on August 21, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on August 21, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on August 21.

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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 21

Baseball Births on August 21 / Baseball Deaths on August 21

Players Who Died on August 21
Played First Game on August 21
1877 - Live Oak Taylor
1880 - Jack Leary
1884 - Tony Cusick
1890 - Bill Delaney
1890 - Mike Jordan
1890 - Mike Trost
1891 - Harry Morelock
1891 - Walter Plock
1895 - Harry Truby
1902 - Pat Deisel
1902 - Chick Pedroes
1906 - Ben Caffyn
1911 - Bert Hall
1913 - Al Wickland
1915 - Al Tesch
1916 - Hooks Warner
1920 - George Ellison
1928 - Red Dorman
1931 - Grant Bowler
1934 - Floyd Newkirk
1940 - Bill Fleming
1941 - Pat Tobin
1962 - Dave Tyriver
1966 - Ramon Lopez
1974 - Ramon de los Santos
1976 - Wayne Gross
1977 - Dennis Lamp
1979 - Bobby Clark
1981 - Pat Tabler
1983 - Mike Jeffcoat
1984 - Randy Gomez
1986 - Greg Swindell
1989 - Dean Wilkins
1990 - Paul Abbott
1990 - Jim Campbell
1990 - Ray Lankford
1990 - Darren Lewis
1990 - Dave Pavlas
1990 - Phil Plantier
1991 - Arthur Rhodes
1992 - Tim Salmon
1993 - Mark Holzemer
1993 - Brian Koelling
1995 - Tavo Alvarez
1996 - Jason Dickson
1997 - Jeff Wallace
1999 - Adam Kennedy
2001 - Juan Cruz
2001 - Nick Johnson
2002 - Ricardo Rodriguez
2003 - Mike Wood
2004 - Ryan Church
2004 - Roman Colon
2004 - Chris Snyder
2004 - Steve Watkins
2005 - Eude Brito
2005 - Mike Jacobs
2010 - Michael Kirkman
2011 - Steve Edlefsen
2011 - Michael Schwimer
2012 - Chris Rusin
2013 - David Martinez
2015 - Jerad Eickhoff
2015 - Travis Jankowski
2015 - Trea Turner
2016 - Parker Bridwell
2016 - Yuli Gurriel
2018 - Michael Kopech
2018 - Framber Valdez
2019 - Jake Fraley
2019 - Jonathan Hernandez
2019 - Joel Payamps
2019 - A.J. Puk
2019 - Eric Yardley

Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on August 21

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Baseball history on August 21 includes a total of 63 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 27 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 74 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 47 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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