Baseball History on August 31

Baseball history on August 31, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on August 31, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on August 31, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on August 31, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on August 31.

"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 31

Baseball Births on August 31 / Baseball Deaths on August 31

Baseball History on August 31

Baseball Debuts on August 31 / Baseball Retirements on August 31

1878 - Phil Powers
1882 - Tug Thompson
1891 - Mike Flynn
1892 - Dan Daub
1893 - Bill Goodenough
1894 - Bill Wynne
1895 - Bill McCauley
1896 - Zeke Wrigley
1903 - Fred Carisch
1903 - Jesse Stovall
1903 - Gus Thompson
1905 - Ed Hahn
1906 - Mike Cunningham
1906 - Lou Manske
1908 - Frank Manush
1908 - Walter Morris
1909 - Eddie Dent
1912 - Frank Harter
1912 - Len Madden
1916 - Murphy Currie
1916 - Cy Warmoth
1919 - Rolla Mapel
1920 - Jerry Conway
1926 - Roy Mahaffey
1927 - Guy Morrison
1928 - John Stone
1929 - Jerry Byrne
1930 - Jimmy Moore
1931 - Lou Garland
1933 - Dutch Leonard
1942 - Hilly Flitcraft
1942 - Val Heim
1945 - Ed Mierkowicz
1947 - Joe Frazier
1950 - Fred Hatfield
1955 - Jerry Schypinski
1973 - Ed Armbrister
1973 - Tom Lundstedt
1979 - Danny Heep
1980 - Chris Bourjos
1980 - Paul Hodgson
1980 - Ed Lynch
1981 - John Hobbs
1986 - Bill Landrum
1990 - Wes Chamberlain
1991 - Terry McDaniel
1991 - Andy Mota
1992 - Ken Ryan
1993 - Luis Ortiz
1996 - Nomar Garciaparra
1996 - Neifi Perez
1999 - Sean DePaula
2000 - Ross Gload
2000 - Scott Mullen
2001 - Chris Piersoll
2004 - Jason Kubel
2005 - Willy Aybar
2005 - Scott Feldman
2005 - Franklin Gutierrez
2005 - Jeremy Hermida
2005 - Jermaine Van Buren
2008 - Alfredo Aceves
2008 - Aaron Cunningham
2009 - Daniel McCutchen
2010 - Aroldis Chapman
2011 - Brad Brach
2011 - Taylor Green
2011 - Mark Hamburger
2011 - Zach Phillips
2012 - Avisail Garcia
2014 - Andy Wilkins
2015 - Andrew Faulkner
2016 - Jake Esch
2016 - Perci Garner
2016 - Joey Wendle
2018 - Aramis Garcia
2018 - Ian Hamilton
2018 - Chris Shaw
2018 - Rowan Wick
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on August 31


Baseball history on August 31 includes a total of 70 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 25 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 79 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 37 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: January 9, 2020 6:50 AM EST

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