Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1872

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 1872

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Year of Birth

08-05-1872
02-21-1934
1902
1903
04-00-1872
12-26-1915
1894
1898
09-10-1872
03-13-1961
1902
1902
05-10-1872
05-06-1952
1903
1903
08-15-1872
06-15-1954
1901
1901
10-22-1872
03-29-1960
1891
1901
08-16-1872
11-13-1932
1895
1899
10-03-1872
08-14-1960
1894
1915
04-26-1872
09-28-1947
1905
1905
02-03-1872
05-14-1934
1896
1912
01-09-1872
10-09-1930
1893
1894
08-09-1872
12-06-1948
1897
1899
03-09-1872
01-10-1951
1894
1897
12-03-1872
03-29-1907
1895
1906
05-10-1872
12-01-1953
1896
1904
08-30-1872
11-19-1941
1897
1904
10-06-1872
10-22-1928
1897
1904
09-09-1872
11-03-1958
1905
1907
08-01-1872
03-03-1942
1899
1899
01-08-1872
04-27-1939
1893
1901
03-15-1872
06-16-1941
1891
1891
01-15-1872
05-07-1946
1897
1901
04-30-1872
06-23-1924
1901
1901
02-02-1872
09-23-1951
1896
1901
11-07-1872
09-14-1950
1899
1899
11-18-1872
12-13-1908
1892
1894
01-24-1872
04-08-1951
1901
1901
09-25-1872
04-07-1952
1897
1903
12-05-1872
09-19-1938
1892
1901
01-30-1872
02-20-1945
1890
1890
08-10-1872
07-19-1940
1901
1901
08-18-1872
03-25-1941
1901
1901
11-01-1872
02-05-1952
1902
1902
06-24-1872
06-18-1955
1898
1902
03-03-1872
01-01-1923
1892
1910
05-00-1872
10-16-1916
1891
1891
09-19-1872
09-16-1936
1894
1895
06-19-1872
02-20-1960
1901
1902
12-25-1872
05-23-1936
1896
1901
01-01-1872
06-02-1946
1902
1902
05-04-1872
10-29-1949
1894
1903
07-11-1872
08-25-1952
1898
1899
02-28-1872
04-29-1953
1904
1904
09-03-1872
03-10-1911
1895
1895
11-07-1872
11-15-1913
1895
1896
05-26-1872
08-26-1941
1906
1908
10-22-1872
05-16-1935
1892
1892
02-25-1872
06-09-1952
1898
1898
11-24-1872
02-11-1903
1902
1902
02-16-1872
11-16-1943
1899
1899
08-06-1872
03-12-1945
1896
1906
05-16-1872
05-14-1908
1891
1902
12-12-1872
02-16-1902
1895
1896
09-25-1872
08-19-1948
1904
1907
09-05-1872
10-08-1948
1895
1909
06-14-1872
03-03-1941
1893
1901
05-23-1872
03-30-1952
1899
1911
01-12-1872
01-14-1909
1900
1907
12-09-1872
12-04-1915
1895
1895
07-12-1872
11-18-1948
1898
1898
01-02-1872
01-28-1938
1905
1905
04-09-1872
01-21-1900
1896
1897
04-18-1872
04-23-1946
1897
1897
03-24-1872
02-17-1956
1894
1906
07-08-1872
01-04-1938
1895
1895
12-09-1872
09-20-1919
1896
1913
01-19-1872
10-11-1932
1891
1891
06-26-1872
08-20-1916
1890
1890
08-16-1872
03-13-1942
1894
1894
10-14-1872
04-19-1925
1898
1899
01-21-1872
07-22-1944
1901
1901
08-15-1872
12-21-1943
1895
1908
09-08-1872
11-05-1957
1895
1895
05-14-1872
01-30-1929
1896
1896
00-00-1872
07-22-1916
1890
1890

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1872

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If you'd like this research in reverse , Major League Baseball Players by Year of Death , we have that available online as well.

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 ).

The follow Baseball Almanac research enables you to find Major League Baseball players who were born (and died) on any specific date of the year!

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Larry Twitchell in a game #otd 1889: ✅ cycle, ✅ 6-for-6, ✅ 16 total bases, ✅ 3 triples. OTD 2020:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Doing #research in 1889 #Philadelphia #newspaper, found a 🔥 quote about Sid Farrar. You know, 1B with @Phillies fro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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ICYMI: Connor Brogdon (@ConnorBrogdon) made #MLB debut 08-13-2020 and surrendered a HR to the first batter he faced… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Mookie Betts. Johnny Mize. Sammy Sosa. The only players in #MLB history with six career three-homer games, updated… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Happy Birthday Dallas Braden [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]. #MLB resume = 0 SHU, 0 CGs, less than 18 Ws, then a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Email inbox (1⃣5⃣9⃣) this morning. Third one, nice quote made by Tim Dillard, from a teammate. Sourced quote. Found… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Art Shamsky #otd 1966 entered a game in 8th inning - and finished with THREE HOME RUNS, setting several #MLB record… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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These are the last three MLB players born in 1980, still playing in the majors! If you ever wondered who was the la… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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RIP Carroll Hardy (😥). He played in the #NFL with the #SanFrancisco 49ers in 1955, he played #MLB from 1958-1967, h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Red Barrett threw 5️⃣8️⃣ pitches in a COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT #otd 1944. Still the #record for fewest pitches in a ga… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Baseball in 2020 is, um, strange, and different, and interesting, and difficult to to describe. (@MrMet & @mrsmet)… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) hit HR lefty & righty in same game-again! @Indians all-time leader (6). Tied in #MLB histo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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RIP Horace Clarke (😢). 2B with #NewYork #Yankees (1965-74) & #SanDiego #Padres (1974). Horace Clarke Era is defined… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Where’s Waldo? We’ve carefully hidden a slightly different baseball in this stunning photograph of artistic magnitu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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1️⃣,7️⃣9️⃣1️⃣ #MLB players have #Twitter accounts & #BaseballAlmanac has them ALL listed on same page of #research.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Jack Stivetts threw a #NoHitter #otd 1892, 1st in franchise #history for #Braves. #OTD 2020: #BaseballAlmanac added… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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The #Washington #Senators played a #doubleheader #otd 1909 - their 8th consecutive set of #doubleheaders that seaso… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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