Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1879

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 1879

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Year of Birth

11-11-1879
12-25-1942
1906
1909
05-09-1879
04-21-1968
1904
1904
02-12-1879
03-25-1921
1902
1907
07-01-1879
05-22-1945
1902
1909
12-08-1879
03-06-1965
1909
1929
12-16-1879
09-03-1923
1907
1907
04-10-1879
06-04-1946
1904
1904
12-31-1879
10-30-1957
1906
1916
10-28-1879
06-16-1961
1903
1903
01-24-1879
05-25-1959
1901
1908
06-11-1879
12-04-1944
1897
1915
04-12-1879
02-03-1955
1901
1902
07-14-1879
11-20-1951
1903
1909
05-15-1879
06-06-1968
1902
1902
07-26-1879
02-02-1950
1901
1907
02-10-1879
11-22-1942
1906
1906
12-14-1879
02-27-1947
1902
1902
05-19-1879
11-23-1961
1908
1908
09-07-1879
04-16-1964
1901
1906
06-01-1879
04-13-1929
1910
1910
04-23-1879
08-25-1927
1910
1910
04-12-1879
02-10-1948
1905
1905
03-07-1879
05-10-1943
1902
1902
03-08-1879
07-02-1962
1898
1911
09-22-1879
11-02-1944
1898
1901
11-10-1879
06-16-1949
1903
1903
09-02-1879
12-17-1955
1905
1906
01-21-1879
05-09-1944
1906
1906
06-25-1879
02-15-1943
1903
1903
06-20-1879
10-17-1953
1901
1915
10-16-1879
09-18-1948
1904
1913
03-15-1879
08-25-1950
1905
1905
07-13-1879
07-19-1913
1900
1909
07-29-1879
11-28-1957
1911
1912
06-12-1879
05-14-1952
1902
1916
09-14-1879
04-11-1944
1903
1905
03-13-1879
04-16-1970
1900
1906
04-30-1879
08-14-1931
1906
1908
00-00-1879
10-17-1961
1901
1902
09-27-1879
08-21-1947
1902
1902
05-31-1879
04-17-1937
1908
1911
12-26-1879
09-30-1952
1908
1909
04-03-1879
09-28-1918
1910
1912
11-17-1879
11-22-1954
1905
1905
04-29-1879
02-06-1960
1899
1906
01-05-1879
06-03-1954
1900
1902
07-21-1879
09-06-1958
1903
1904
06-21-1879
02-21-1959
1903
1905
10-10-1879
01-20-1974
1905
1908
06-17-1879
11-14-1956
1903
1903
07-06-1879
11-27-1973
1906
1915
08-21-1879
06-17-1961
1905
1905
10-22-1879
03-16-1953
1903
1905
02-14-1879
09-13-1949
1901
1910
04-10-1879
07-13-1959
1905
1905
11-02-1879
05-04-1952
1908
1909
03-13-1879
03-19-1944
1907
1907
01-23-1879
06-03-1960
1914
1914
06-09-1879
04-19-1965
1904
1905
02-18-1879
10-10-1944
1905
1910
08-12-1879
03-06-1936
1901
1904
06-13-1879
09-18-1949
1905
1905
01-11-1879
01-09-1949
1905
1913
01-10-1879
11-01-1952
1904
1904
03-30-1879
03-23-1948
1906
1906
05-23-1879
09-08-1957
1902
1902
05-04-1879
05-15-1942
1903
1903
12-09-1879
07-16-1961
1907
1914
03-26-1879
04-11-1934
1903
1905
05-20-1879
04-20-1949
1902
1903
04-17-1879
12-14-1926
1904
1914
08-04-1879
08-17-1950
1908
1918
08-30-1879
08-02-1955
1904
1904
01-12-1879
01-06-1969
1905
1905
12-23-1879
11-24-1942
1901
1909
03-03-1879
01-31-1942
1902
1913
11-20-1879
03-17-1945
1903
1903
10-04-1879
02-12-1967
1902
1909
03-02-1879
07-30-1947
1904
1905
02-03-1879
07-22-1959
1908
1909
08-27-1879
04-27-1923
1906
1907
12-22-1879
04-10-1918
1903
1907
12-10-1879
08-27-1953
1902
1907
02-21-1879
03-20-1956
1906
1906
10-28-1879
11-03-1952
1904
1915
04-13-1879
09-18-1922
1903
1913
03-11-1879
02-09-1913
1904
1904
05-20-1879
01-28-1928
1905
1908
12-08-1879
10-24-1948
1902
1911
04-09-1879
12-21-1963
1901
1906
05-17-1879
12-09-1958
1902
1909
03-20-1879
10-12-1951
1904
1906
12-20-1879
07-21-1968
1907
1907
03-25-1879
04-25-1947
1903
1903
02-06-1879
01-17-1945
1902
1902
04-07-1879
03-23-1917
1902
1908
04-09-1879
02-19-1969
1901
1913
05-30-1879
10-28-1937
1902
1907
01-12-1879
05-01-1969
1902
1902
09-07-1879
01-21-1959
1904
1915
06-22-1879
08-11-1935
1903
1903

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1879

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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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