The Ballplayers : A Baseball Player Encyclopedia

Every Major League Baseball Player in History

The stat pages - which go way beyond the stats, we link to think of them as online baseball cards - for EVERY Major League player in history are accessible below. Included in each alphabetical section is an easy-to-use list that leads you to a player's year-by-year statistics, career statistics, uniform numbers, salaries, biographies and thousands of historical baseball facts.

"There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens." - Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda
The Ballplayers

A Comprehensive Baseball Player Encyclopedia

Aar-Alv A is for Alex
The great Alexander;
More Goose eggs he pitched
Than a popular gander.
Aardsma
to
Alvarez
601 Players
Alv-Azo Alvarez
to
Azocar
Bab-Bar B is for Bresnahan
Back of the plate;
The Cubs were his love,
and McGraw his hate.
Babb
to
Barrett
1,837 Players
Bar-Bel Barria
to
Bell
Bel-Bla Bella
to
Blackburne
Bla-Bos Blackerby
to
Bostock
Bos-Bri Boston
to
Briles
Bri-Buf Briley
to
Buffinton
Buf-Bys Buford
to
Bystrom
Cab-Car C is for Cobb,
Who grew spikes and not corn,
And made all the basemen
Wish they weren't born.
Caballero
to
Carreno
1,505 Players
Car-Cha Carreon
to
Chavez
Cha-Clo Chavis
to
Cloninger
Clo-Con Clontz
to
Conway
Con-Cra Conwell
to
Crawford
Cre-Cza Creamer
to
Czajkowski
D'A-De D is for Dean,
The grammatical Diz,
When the asked, Who's the tops?
Said correctly, I is.
D'Acquisto
to
De La Torre
951 Players
Del-Dic Delcarmen
to
Dickerson
Dic-Doy Dickey
to
Doyne
Doz-Dys Dozier
to
Dyson
Ead-Els E is for Evers,
His jaw in advance;
Never afraid
To Tinker with Chance.
Eaddy
to
Elston
354 Players
Elv-Ezz Elvira
to
Ezzell
Faa-Fio F is for Fordham
And Frankie and Frisch;
I wish he were back
With the Giants, I wish.
Faatz
to
Fiore
688 Players
Fio-Fos Fiorentino
to
Fossum
Fos-Fyh Foster
to
Fyhrie
Gab-Gen G is for Gehrig,
The Pride of the Stadium;
His record pure gold,
His courage, pure radium.
Gabbard
to
Genovese
1,066 Players
Gen-Gog Gentile
to
Goggin
Gog-Gre Gogolewski
to
Green
Gre-Gys Green
to
Gyselman
Haa-Har H is for Hornsby;
When pitching to Rog,
The pitcher would pitch,
Then the pitcher would dodge.
Haad
to
Harting
1,403 Players
Har-Hay Hartje
to
Hayes
Hay-Her Hayhurst
to
Hernandez
Her-Hof Herndon
to
Hofferth
Hof-How Hoffman
to
Howard
How-Hyz Howarth
to
Hyzdu
Ian-Izt I is for Me,
Not a hard-hitting man,
But an outstanding all-time
Incurable fan.
Iannetta
to
Izturis
59 Players
Jab-Joh J is for Johnson
The Big Train in his prime
Was so fast he could throw
Three strikes at a time.
Jablonski
to
Johnson
505 Players
Joh-Juu Johnston
to
Juul
Ka'-Ken K is for Keeler,
As fresh as green paint,
The fastest and mostest
To hit where they ain't.
Ka'aihue
to
Kent
709 Players
Ken-Kno Kenworthy
to
Knoll
Kno-Kyl Knolls
to
Kyle
Laa-Law L is for Lajoie
Whom Clevelanders love,
Napolean himself,
With glue in his glove.
Laabs
to
Lawrence
891 Players
Law-Lew Lawrie
to
Lewis
Ley-Lop Ley
to
Lopez
Lop-Lyt Lopez
to
Lyttle
Maa-Man M is for Matty,
Who carried a charm
In the form of an extra
brain in his arm.
Maas
to
Mantei
2,019 Players
Man-Mat Mantilla
to
Mattison
Mat-McD Mattox
to
McDonnell
McD-McN McDonough
to
McNulty
McP-Mil McPartlin
to
Milchin
Mil-Mon Miles
to
Money
Mon-Mos Monge
to
Mossi
Mos-Myr Mossor
to
Myrow
Nab-Nic N is for Newsom,
Bobo's favorite kin.
You ask how he's here,
He talked himself in.
Nabholz
to
Nicholson
341 Players
Nic-Nym Nichting
to
Nyman
O'B-Oli O is for Ott
Of the restless right foot.
When he leaned on the pellet,
The pellet stayed put.
O'Berry
to
Oliveros
357 Players
Oli-Ozu Olivo
to
Ozuna
Pab-Pea P is for Plank,
The arm of the A's;
When he tangled with Matty
Games lasted for days.
Pabst
to
Peacock
927 Players
Pea-Pet Peak
to
Petty
Pet-Pol Pettyjohn
to
Polli
Pol-Pyz Pollock
to
Pyznarski
Qua-Qui Q is for Don Quixote
Cornelius Mack;
Neither Yankees nor years
Can halt his attack.
Quackenbush
to
Quisenberry
49 Players
Raa-Rei R is for Ruth.
To tell you the truth,
There's just no more to be said,
Just R is for Ruth.
Raabe
to
Reilly
1,072 Players
Rei-Rit Reimer
to
Ritterson
Rit-Rom Rittwage
to
Romero
Rom-Rze Romine
to
Rzepczynski
Saa-Sch S is for Speaker,
Swift center-field tender,
When the ball saw him coming,
It yelled, "I surrender."
Saarloos
to
Schenz
1,893 Players
Sch-Ser Schepner
to
Service
Ses-Sil Sessi
to
Silva
Sil-Smi Silvera
to
Smith
Smi-Sta Smithberg
to
Stanley
Sta-Str Stansberry
to
Stroud
Str-Szu Stroughter
to
Szuminski
Tab-Thi T is for Terry
The Giant from Memphis
Whose .400 average
You can't overemphis.
Tabaka
to
Thielman
643 Players
Thi-Tom Thies
to
Tompkins
Tom-Tys Toms
to
Tyson
Uch-Utl U would be 'Ubell
if Carl were a cockney;
We say Hubbell and Baseball
Like Football and Rockne.
Uchrinscko
to
Utley
61 Players
Vac-Vuk V is for Vance
The Dodger's very own Dazzy;
None of his rivals
Could throw as fast as he.
Vache
to
Vukovich
271 Players
Wac-War W is for Wagner,
The bowlegged beauty;
Short was closed to all traffic
With Honus on duty.
Wacha
to
Warnock
1,077 Players
War-Wes Warren
to
Westbrook
Wes-Wil Westerberg
to
Williamson
Wil-Woo Willigrod
to
Wood
Woo-Wys Woodall
to
Wysong
X X is the first
of two x's in Foxx
Who was right behind Ruth
with his powerful soxx.
No Names 0 Players
Yab-Yva Y is for Young
The magnificent Cy;
People battled against him,
But I never knew why.
Yabu
to
Yvars
117 Players
Zab-Zyc Z is for Zenith
The summit of fame.
These men are up there.
These men are the game.
Zabala
to
Zych
96 Players
The Ballplayers by Baseball Almanac : A Comprehensive Encyclopedia


The poem, Line-Up For Yesterday (used above as an intro for each alphabetical breakout section), was written by Ogden Nash in 1949 and it also appears in Baseball Almanac's Poetry & Song section.
Did you know that through today in baseball history, and since 1876 (first year of the National League), there have been a total of nineteen-thousand four-hundred ninety-two (19,492) Major League ballplayers?
In 2018, there were two-hundred forty-seven rookies of which 126 debuted in the American League , and 121 debuted in the National League . This years (2019) rookies are updated daily , American League Rookies & National League Rookies .
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