Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1888

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 1888

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Year of Birth

08-26-1888
07-30-1933
1912
1917
09-14-1888
10-16-1939
1914
1920
03-20-1888
11-08-1975
1909
1910
04-27-1888
06-02-1973
1912
1918
04-12-1888
11-02-1926
1907
1922
03-01-1888
01-16-1964
1912
1915
06-03-1888
09-26-1972
1911
1911
08-22-1888
06-23-1967
1912
1918
06-18-1888
12-21-1957
1911
1915
02-15-1888
11-27-1981
1910
1910
01-13-1888
01-03-1966
1913
1914
08-14-1888
07-29-1954
1912
1916
12-09-1888
06-10-1968
1911
1915
03-03-1888
11-07-1954
1913
1914
04-26-1888
08-17-1967
1910
1921
07-20-1888
10-28-1969
1910
1911
07-03-1888
09-13-1953
1913
1913
01-30-1888
11-16-1969
1908
1915
12-23-1888
04-01-1968
1909
1910
01-09-1888
08-22-1960
1909
1909
06-07-1888
08-05-1960
1910
1916
09-05-1888
03-27-1962
1910
1910
09-02-1888
09-17-1948
1910
1910
08-14-1888
10-17-1951
1911
1911
05-09-1888
08-14-1945
1909
1918
03-18-1888
11-25-1975
1914
1914
08-29-1888
02-27-1947
1911
1915
12-23-1888
10-05-1963
1911
1911
11-15-1888
05-23-1974
1914
1915
02-10-1888
10-20-1958
1913
1913
01-04-1888
11-09-1935
1913
1913
12-03-1888
09-22-1955
1909
1912
09-15-1888
08-28-1958
1908
1919
07-19-1888
12-12-1971
1913
1914
09-06-1888
09-25-1976
1914
1933
07-31-1888
03-06-1912
1908
1909
10-12-1888
05-25-1928
1914
1914
01-05-1888
03-01-1976
1913
1917
01-19-1888
12-13-1970
1910
1919
09-08-1888
09-26-1942
1911
1911
11-01-1888
11-25-1919
1914
1915
07-12-1888
10-04-1961
1910
1911
12-10-1888
10-11-1964
1912
1912
07-25-1888
11-05-1955
1912
1912
03-07-1888
06-04-1950
1912
1918
08-06-1888
03-28-1975
1911
1911
01-24-1888
10-26-1945
1911
1911
08-23-1888
08-24-1940
1911
1912
11-13-1888
11-12-1938
1913
1913
07-02-1888
10-19-1964
1911
1934
08-10-1888
10-22-1960
1908
1908
09-25-1888
05-22-1966
1910
1915
02-22-1888
03-26-1936
1911
1911
09-04-1888
07-30-1966
1913
1913
04-26-1888
10-17-1962
1911
1917
03-18-1888
02-14-1959
1909
1910
10-26-1888
11-14-1962
1908
1918
11-10-1888
09-27-1927
1910
1913
01-17-1888
08-09-1964
1915
1918
04-29-1888
05-01-1952
1912
1925
02-04-1888
07-02-1972
1914
1918
10-16-1888
03-23-1928
1913
1914
06-22-1888
04-16-1948
1914
1915
12-10-1888
11-04-1928
1914
1914
06-16-1888
08-31-1968
1910
1918
03-17-1888
08-09-1950
1911
1919
01-16-1888
01-13-1965
1912
1916
07-12-1888
10-23-1940
1908
1912
09-10-1888
06-27-1966
1912
1922
01-02-1888
03-22-1954
1914
1914
10-22-1888
07-26-1971
1910
1911
11-12-1888
05-27-1981
1911
1911
07-21-1888
03-19-1973
1913
1915
04-18-1888
06-17-1979
1910
1921
07-12-1888
10-21-1958
1911
1911
02-10-1888
09-06-1956
1911
1911
09-06-1888
09-28-1960
1911
1911
01-19-1888
06-27-1979
1912
1912
11-17-1888
06-09-1930
1913
1921
11-12-1888
09-11-1964
1912
1912
04-09-1888
05-30-1963
1910
1910
09-12-1888
12-22-1940
1917
1918
11-09-1888
07-21-1981
1912
1912
07-02-1888
12-30-1946
1912
1912
08-13-1888
11-01-1956
1915
1916
04-12-1888
11-17-1934
1914
1914
04-18-1888
07-15-1966
1908
1912
08-23-1888
02-11-1950
1910
1911
12-20-1888
03-02-1956
1907
1926
03-29-1888
09-02-1968
1909
1909
11-24-1888
04-17-1980
1912
1918
02-12-1888
04-07-1927
1917
1917
08-17-1888
05-04-1950
1917
1918
08-19-1888
10-26-1952
1912
1916
07-14-1888
02-16-1977
1912
1914
12-30-1888
03-24-1968
1912
1912
03-05-1888
11-16-1945
1918
1919
11-27-1888
02-18-1949
1908
1914
01-10-1888
12-18-1951
1909
1909
10-13-1888
12-22-1960
1912
1917
03-14-1888
02-18-1944
1910
1912
10-24-1888
09-12-1966
1915
1915
03-04-1888
08-15-1972
1911
1924
04-12-1888
06-26-1954
1914
1920
01-10-1888
10-11-1935
1912
1917
12-05-1888
07-13-1954
1914
1914
05-17-1888
02-20-1971
1914
1914
11-20-1888
10-16-1962
1913
1924
01-10-1888
09-30-1977
1912
1924
12-15-1888
11-18-1967
1914
1919
02-05-1888
08-28-1942
1909
1920
11-19-1888
05-22-1961
1917
1919
08-31-1888
04-05-1946
1912
1919
09-14-1888
08-02-1934
1911
1911
01-11-1888
12-24-1963
1913
1914
08-03-1888
07-01-1964
1914
1914
10-27-1888
05-06-1959
1913
1915
09-22-1888
12-02-1962
1914
1914
04-23-1888
04-07-1957
1909
1917
06-29-1888
01-09-1954
1915
1915
10-10-1888
01-30-1959
1911
1912
05-07-1888
07-03-1958
1916
1916
03-13-1888
06-10-1930
1911
1914
04-04-1888
12-08-1958
1907
1928
04-12-1888
09-22-1919
1909
1909
10-12-1888
10-14-1954
1914
1914
07-19-1888
07-04-1947
1908
1919
03-18-1888
07-08-1954
1911
1914
03-05-1888
09-24-1946
1912
1918
01-24-1888
12-24-1953
1912
1921
12-11-1888
03-11-1953
1911
1923
08-27-1888
10-07-1918
1912
1912
04-04-1888
09-14-1959
1915
1918
08-15-1888
10-22-1973
1909
1912
04-09-1888
05-29-1966
1908
1921
06-29-1888
08-07-1945
1912
1925
04-30-1888
12-15-1964
1917
1917
06-01-1888
11-14-1965
1909
1912
10-11-1888
05-26-1958
1914
1914
06-22-1888
01-21-1965
1913
1915
05-23-1888
03-11-1972
1909
1927
01-27-1888
03-14-1980
1913
1919
05-07-1888
04-16-1964
1911
1915
12-09-1888
03-09-1959
1914
1915
03-07-1888
06-27-1964
1914
1915
09-01-1888
11-21-1938
1912
1914
03-16-1888
08-08-1941
1909
1913
05-15-1888
01-31-1971
1909
1916
10-29-1888
10-02-1962
1911
1918
09-19-1888
01-24-1965
1913
1922
09-25-1888
06-10-1942
1914
1914
11-02-1888
03-27-1978
1910
1916

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1888

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