Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1878

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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Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1878

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Year of Birth

12-23-1878
03-10-1955
1905
1905
09-26-1878
08-21-1963
1907
1907
07-17-1878
08-17-1940
1901
1901
10-27-1878
11-27-1936
1899
1908
01-17-1878
03-20-1952
1901
1908
07-19-1878
12-23-1916
1899
1902
06-13-1878
12-19-1943
1901
1911
02-18-1878
04-10-1955
1900
1901
02-13-1878
03-11-1954
1899
1915
05-21-1878
11-08-1931
1906
1907
05-13-1878
06-24-1957
1903
1904
04-27-1878
01-31-1938
1905
1909
11-03-1878
10-10-1946
1904
1908
07-12-1878
05-07-1943
1899
1908
12-30-1878
07-15-1941
1902
1903
12-03-1878
12-09-1918
1910
1915
05-30-1878
09-24-1933
1899
1914
10-04-1878
07-27-1924
1902
1902
09-27-1878
09-27-1938
1904
1905
04-08-1878
04-16-1944
1898
1901
03-30-1878
03-01-1937
1902
1902
12-21-1878
11-26-1952
1908
1908
11-20-1878
11-06-1950
1902
1903
04-24-1878
08-29-1948
1906
1906
07-20-1878
10-15-1931
1907
1907
12-04-1878
04-04-1956
1909
1911
02-02-1878
10-19-1951
1901
1909
12-20-1878
12-01-1950
1904
1905
04-02-1878
09-30-1950
1899
1906
02-02-1878
10-10-1960
1905
1907
05-13-1878
11-16-1950
1906
1909
10-10-1878
02-25-1926
1902
1915
06-09-1878
09-22-1943
1901
1901
09-06-1878
05-30-1960
1902
1902
09-22-1878
12-16-1949
1905
1906
08-04-1878
01-19-1933
1907
1907
07-18-1878
12-29-1948
1901
1901
04-16-1878
03-04-1945
1901
1901
07-01-1878
02-13-1956
1903
1904
12-04-1878
06-30-1946
1907
1907
03-27-1878
09-25-1929
1904
1916
11-29-1878
02-08-1956
1900
1913
03-06-1878
09-03-1948
1900
1902
09-27-1878
12-07-1953
1901
1902
09-30-1878
06-20-1952
1903
1903
02-14-1878
12-03-1945
1907
1907
11-01-1878
07-31-1945
1902
1902
07-24-1878
01-25-1941
1905
1906
03-23-1878
02-23-1956
1901
1901
01-10-1878
05-26-1924
1905
1905
12-04-1878
12-05-1961
1902
1902
11-26-1878
12-12-1956
1908
1908
06-05-1878
09-02-1960
1901
1908
07-29-1878
09-02-1942
1897
1899
11-11-1878
07-04-1911
1902
1902
01-12-1878
01-23-1946
1909
1909
10-02-1878
09-20-1961
1904
1905
03-06-1878
09-25-1956
1902
1902
08-11-1878
01-11-1945
1901
1901
08-19-1878
10-14-1928
1901
1904
06-05-1878
10-13-1970
1901
1913
02-22-1878
06-14-1949
1903
1908
11-10-1878
06-28-1962
1903
1913
12-20-1878
01-11-1953
1910
1910
01-16-1878
04-25-1945
1902
1914
05-24-1878
09-03-1953
1903
1911
03-11-1878
07-07-1936
1903
1903
03-14-1878
09-23-1922
1904
1904
01-24-1878
11-06-1949
1901
1901
10-11-1878
03-27-1955
1903
1910
09-20-1878
06-27-1919
1902
1914
01-12-1878
01-24-1958
1904
1911
11-23-1878
01-15-1947
1897
1913
12-15-1878
06-17-1974
1910
1910
01-06-1878
07-17-1949
1901
1909
11-24-1878
02-04-1964
1907
1907
03-23-1878
03-25-1928
1902
1906
08-30-1878
10-18-1937
1905
1909
10-26-1878
07-22-1940
1904
1904
10-06-1878
07-19-1964
1901
1906
04-04-1878
08-11-1962
1901
1908
12-13-1878
05-28-1942
1907
1909
06-15-1878
08-15-1960
1902
1902
01-19-1878
09-30-1963
1904
1904
08-09-1878
10-16-1934
1899
1904
04-27-1878
05-26-1951
1901
1908
12-11-1878
10-29-1930
1901
1904
09-02-1878
12-24-1938
1909
1909

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1878

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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!

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 ).

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

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