Baseball History on October 4

Baseball history on October 4, including a list of every Major League baseball player born on October 4, a list of every Major League baseball player who died on October 4, a list of every Major League baseball player who made their big league debut on October 4, and a list of every Major League baseball player whose final big league game was on October 4.

"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 October 4

Baseball Births on October 4 / Baseball Deaths on October 4

Baseball History on October 4

Baseball Debuts on October 4 / Baseball Retirements on October 4

1876 - Frank Pearce
1876 - Ed Somerville
1884 - Jack Neagle
1886 - Frank Graves
1886 - Lee Richmond
1888 - Henry Yaik
1889 - Jack Fee
1890 - Jack Brennan
1890 - Dan Casey
1890 - Spider Clark
1890 - Ben Conroy
1890 - Bill Delaney
1890 - Sid Farrar
1890 - Jim Fogarty
1890 - Bill Husted
1890 - Henry Meyers
1890 - Tom Quinn
1890 - Jack Rowe
1890 - Andy Sommers
1890 - John Sowders
1890 - Billy Sunday
1890 - Pop Swett
1890 - John Tener
1890 - Deacon White
1890 - Rasty Wright
1891 - Tom Cahill
1891 - John Carney
1891 - Monk Cline
1891 - Mike Lehane
1891 - Jack Leiper
1891 - Tom Letcher
1891 - John Munyan
1891 - Bob Pettit
1891 - Al Schellhase
1891 - Tim Shinnick
1902 - Steve Brodie
1902 - Frank Morrissey
1904 - Dan Brouthers
1904 - Jack Dunn
1905 - Punch Knoll
1906 - Mal Eason
1907 - Ed Barry
1907 - Monte Cross
1908 - Dick Bayless
1908 - Jim Kane
1908 - Ralph McLaurin
1908 - Charlie Moran
1909 - Lee Meyer
1910 - Ed Moyer
1910 - Rube Sellers
1911 - Dave Callahan
1911 - Troy Puckett
1911 - Jack Reis
1913 - John Knight
1913 - Moose McCormick
1913 - Bill Mundy
1913 - Jack Ryan
1913 - Tillie Shafer
1913 - Wally Snell
1913 - Mark Stewart
1913 - Doc White
1914 - Bruno Block
1914 - Art Bues
1916 - Artie Dede
1916 - Erv Kantlehner
1916 - Carl Sawyer
1917 - Ed Fitzpatrick
1917 - Chief Meyers
1917 - Jack Snyder
1917 - Jimmy Walsh
1923 - Rip Wade
1923 - Rasty Wright
1925 - Ike Davis
1925 - Roy Elsh
1925 - Marv Goodwin
1925 - Harry Hooper
1925 - Dickie Kerr
1925 - Ernie Krueger
1925 - Joe Schultz
1925 - Ed Stauffer
1964 - Ethan Blackaby
1964 - Don Bradey
1964 - Jim Bronstad
1964 - Ken Hunt
1964 - Willard Hunter
1964 - Elvio Jimenez
1964 - Rod Kanehl
1964 - Ron Locke
1964 - Roman Mejias
1964 - Al Smith
1964 - Bill Southworth
1964 - Dave Stenhouse
1964 - Bill Wakefield
1964 - Lee Walls
1964 - Dave Wissman
1972 - Ed Acosta
1972 - Curt Blefary
1972 - Ike Blessitt
1972 - Brock Davis
1972 - Mike Ferraro
1972 - Joe Goddard
1972 - Larry Gowell
1972 - Tom Haller
1972 - Jim Hardin
1972 - Rudy Hernandez
1972 - Joe Horlen
1972 - Larry Jaster
1972 - Paul Jata
1972 - Garry Jestadt
1972 - Dalton Jones
1972 - Steve Lawson
1972 - Bill Mazeroski
1972 - Bill McNulty
1972 - Don Mincher
1972 - Dan Neumeier
1972 - Ron Theobald
1972 - Maury Wills
1980 - Dell Alston
1980 - Sam Bowen
1980 - Drungo Hazewood
1980 - Willie Norwood
1980 - Bruce Robinson
1980 - Dave Skaggs
1980 - George Stablein
1980 - Roger Weaver
1981 - Ramon Aviles
1981 - Chuck Baker
1981 - Bobby Bonds
1981 - Doe Boyland
1981 - Ted Cox
1981 - Keith Drumright
1981 - Luis Gomez
1981 - Pat Kelly
1981 - Mark Lee
1981 - John Littlefield
1981 - Silvio Martinez
1981 - Don McCormack
1981 - Dewey Robinson
1981 - Pat Rooney
1981 - Rick Sofield
1981 - Leo Sutherland
1981 - Bob Sykes
1981 - Jackson Todd
1981 - John Urrea
1981 - John Verhoeven
1981 - Gary Weiss
1985 - Bobby Castillo
1985 - Brad Lesley
1985 - Rick Miller
1985 - Mike O'Berry
1985 - John Stuper
1985 - Scot Thompson
1985 - Dave Wehrmeister
1986 - Dusty Baker
1986 - Bill Earley
1986 - Stan Fansler
1986 - John Gibbons
1986 - Toby Harrah
1986 - Dane Iorg
1986 - Lynn Jones
1986 - Alan Knicely
1986 - Rudy Law
1986 - Jack Perconte
1986 - Bert Roberge
1986 - Vern Ruhle
1986 - Tony Walker
1987 - Dale Berra
1987 - Buddy Biancalana
1987 - Bruce Bochy
1987 - Ralph Bryant
1987 - Doug DeCinces
1987 - Mike Easler
1987 - Jack Fimple
1987 - George Frazier
1987 - David Green
1987 - Mike Hart
1987 - Garth Iorg
1987 - Reggie Jackson
1987 - Ross Jones
1987 - Ruppert Jones
1987 - Ken Landreaux
1987 - Davey Lopes
1987 - Bill Madlock
1987 - Rick Manning
1987 - Charlie Moore
1987 - Reid Nichols
1987 - Tom Paciorek
1987 - Chris Pittaro
1987 - Darrell Porter
1987 - Roy Smalley
1987 - Greg Tabor
1987 - U.L. Washington
1991 - Tom Herr
1991 - Terry McDaniel
1991 - Rosario Rodriguez
1991 - Donnie Scott
1991 - Steve Wapnick
1991 - Kenny Williams
1992 - Oscar Azocar
1992 - Juan Berenguer
1992 - Dave Bergman
1992 - Dann Bilardello
1992 - Bert Blyleven
1992 - Braulio Castillo
1992 - Cris Colon
1992 - Chris Cron
1992 - Brian Downing
1992 - D.J. Dozier
1992 - Bien Figueroa
1992 - Brian Fisher
1992 - Mike Fitzgerald
1992 - Rich Gedman
1992 - Pedro Guerrero
1992 - Pat Howell
1992 - Brook Jacoby
1992 - Shawn Jeter
1992 - Eric King
1992 - Carney Lansford
1992 - Rob Maurer
1992 - John Moses
1992 - Ken Oberkfell
1992 - Steve Olin
1992 - Jamie Quirk
1992 - Willie Randolph
1992 - Luis Salazar
1992 - Steve Shifflett
1992 - Phil Stephenson
1992 - Pat Tabler
1992 - Jim Vatcher
1992 - Kevin Ward
2001 - Stubby Clapp
2001 - Rocky Coppinger
2001 - Mike Duvall
2001 - Bobby Munoz
2001 - Mark Petkovsek
2001 - Wilfredo Rodriguez
2005 - Cal Eldred
2007 - Antonio Alfonseca
2007 - Jose Mesa
2008 - Eric Gagne
2008 - Salomon Torres
2008 - Daryle Ward
2009 - Michael Aubrey
2009 - Rich Aurilia
2009 - Paul Bako
2009 - Kevin Barker
2009 - Jeff Bennett
2009 - Aaron Boone
2009 - Brian Buscher
2009 - Kiko Calero
2009 - Clay Condrey
2009 - Robinzon Diaz
2009 - Elijah Dukes
2009 - Jermaine Dye
2009 - Darin Erstad
2009 - Jeff Fiorentino
2009 - Josh Fogg
2009 - Nomar Garciaparra
2009 - Edgar Gonzalez
2009 - Reid Gorecki
2009 - Khalil Greene
2009 - Matt Herges
2009 - Tug Hulett
2009 - Randy Johnson
2009 - Drew Macias
2009 - Seth McClung
2009 - Randy Messenger
2009 - Doug Mientkiewicz
2009 - Matt Murton
2009 - Greg Norton
2009 - Tomo Ohka
2009 - Jorge Padilla
2009 - Fernando Perez
2009 - Ramon Ramirez
2009 - Chris Richard
2009 - Shawn Riggans
2009 - Clint Sammons
2009 - Freddy Sandoval
2009 - Dennis Sarfate
2009 - So Taguchi
2009 - Andy Tracy
2009 - Virgil Vasquez
2009 - Ramon Vazquez
2009 - Ron Villone
2009 - Yasuhiko Yabuta
2015 - Jeff Francis
2015 - Dan Haren
2015 - Kyle Parker
2015 - Shane Victorino
Players Born on, Died on, Debut on, Finished on October 4


Baseball history on October 4 includes a total of 71 Major League baseball players born that day of the year, 32 Major League baseball players who died on that date, 15 baseball players who made their Major League debut on that date, and 289 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 .

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