Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1856

While looking up at an Old Timers' Day scoreboard which was listing deceased Yankee greats, Hall of Fame Catcher Yogi Berra once quipped, "Boy, I hope I never see my name up there." The research below allows you to "check the scoreboard" in a year by year format. Simply select a year and up comes a list of every Major League player who was born during any given year.

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"If anybody talks about a dead guy during a broadcast, I'll sack 'em. I'm sick of dead guys. Whenever I turn on baseball, all I hear about is dead guys. If I hear a name, I'm going to ask: 'Is he dead?' And if he is, you're fired." - Fox Sports President David Hill in The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jonathan Fraser Light, 2005)

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1856

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Year of Birth

01-15-1856
01-15-1937
1884
1884
09-19-1856
06-04-1940
1883
1886
06-07-1856
04-18-1932
1884
1884
05-00-1856
08-01-1903
1882
1882
04-02-1856
01-24-1941
1876
1884
05-23-1856
02-05-1937
1884
1884
09-09-1856
10-12-1892
1884
1887
09-15-1856
08-19-1908
1876
1890
07-00-1856
01-13-1914
1879
1879
03-04-1856
06-23-1931
1884
1887
01-04-1856
02-20-1903
1884
1884
09-22-1856
01-16-1907
1879
1885
01-13-1856
02-12-1939
1876
1876
08-00-1856
10-06-1910
1884
1884
01-14-1856
10-20-1898
1879
1883
09-07-1856
03-05-1897
1884
1896
07-17-1856
04-14-1926
1882
1888
12-25-1856
03-07-1902
1879
1892
01-03-1856
04-01-1934
1879
1888
05-15-1856
03-28-1939
1879
1884
04-29-1856
04-05-1911
1878
1888
04-03-1856
12-03-1938
1882
1890
12-16-1856
07-02-1928
1879
1888
02-29-1856
05-26-1919
1879
1887
12-00-1856
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1889
1891
10-31-1856
03-27-1926
1879
1879
04-01-1856
05-20-1905
1883
1886
09-05-1856
02-11-1912
1884
1892
00-00-1856
09-16-1894
1876
1884
05-14-1856
07-16-1946
1884
1884
11-15-1856
04-16-1910
1877
1883
00-00-1856
05-31-1908
1876
1877
03-22-1856
07-03-1929
1878
1888
11-03-1856
03-10-1918
1878
1887
03-15-1856
11-23-1922
1885
1885
08-14-1856
07-24-1887
1884
1887
06-19-1856
04-05-1917
1882
1884
02-06-1856
05-01-1933
1877
1882
00-00-1856
09-07-1908
1883
1884
12-30-1856
04-29-1884
1881
1881
01-00-1856
01-27-1909
1876
1876
10-22-1856
06-24-1922
1879
1884
06-00-1856
05-21-1933
1879
1879
03-25-1856
02-05-1888
1881
1885
04-08-1856
01-01-1904
1883
1883
02-07-1856
03-16-1910
1883
1887
07-27-1856
05-18-1913
1884
1885
07-06-1856
12-18-1933
1884
1884
06-10-1856
09-28-1938
1884
1884
12-08-1856
04-25-1911
1879
1890
08-14-1856
03-05-1901
1884
1884
00-00-1856
07-11-1884
1882
1882
02-05-1856
06-04-1898
1877
1889
10-12-1856
04-18-1927
1880
1891
12-20-1856
09-20-1937
1880
1893
10-16-1856
04-01-1946
1879
1885
01-12-1856
09-12-1881
1877
1880
09-05-1856
08-01-1938
1882
1884
05-08-1856
03-30-1938
1881
1885
03-27-1856
10-30-1931
1879
1888
10-07-1856
05-11-1924
1884
1884
02-18-1856
10-30-1943
1876
1876

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1856

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The day after a rookie player makes his Major League debut, we create his online baseball card. Their year of birth automatically updates this research. If you are interested in finding rookie debuts by year, visit our Baseball Famous Firsts section (Examples: 2018 A.L. Rookies & 2018 N.L. Rookies ).

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