The Ballplayers : A Baseball Player Encyclopedia

Every Major League Baseball Player in History

Casey Stengel once said, "You could look it up." This comprehensive baseball players section here at Baseball Almanac allows you to do just that—Look it up, as in every player in Major League Baseball history!

The stat pages - which go way beyond the stats, we like 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.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"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 in The Artful Dodger (Arbor House Publishing, 04/01/1985, Page 330) [ Tommy Lasorda Quotes ]

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
611 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
1,855 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
1,524 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 they asked, Who's the tops?
Said correctly, I is.
D'Acquisto
to
De La Torre
956 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
357 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
696 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
1,079 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
1,418 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
512 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
717 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
895 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
2,042 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
347 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
362 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
937 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
50 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
1,083 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
1,910 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
651 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
62 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
273 Players
Wac-War W is for Wagner,
The bowlegged beauty;
Short was closed to all traffic
With Honus on duty.
Wacha
to
Warnock
1,087 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
120 Players
Zab-Zyc Z is for Zenith
The summit of fame.
These men are up there.
These men are the game.
Zabala
to
Zych
98 Players
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baseball almanac fast facts

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 seven-hundred one (19,701) Major League ballplayers?

In 2020, there were two-hundred sixty-one rookies of which 101 debuted in the American League , and 104 debuted in the National League . When the season starts in 2021, we will literally update the new rookie pages daily !

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