Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1897

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 1897

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Year of Birth

06-29-1897
03-31-1966
1928
1929
09-25-1897
01-06-1990
1917
1919
12-14-1897
09-05-1954
1923
1925
04-08-1897
07-05-1964
1926
1927
11-30-1897
01-29-1963
1925
1929
03-05-1897
07-24-1958
1919
1928
07-16-1897
06-07-1949
1924
1934
11-20-1897
04-03-1953
1923
1935
02-18-1897
06-13-1987
1920
1935
10-09-1897
05-25-1965
1920
1925
10-13-1897
08-13-1933
1929
1929
03-05-1897
07-28-1958
1921
1933
08-24-1897
09-27-1981
1928
1931
02-17-1897
08-01-1958
1922
1932
07-26-1897
08-09-1948
1919
1919
03-19-1897
12-17-1985
1920
1920
08-17-1897
01-31-1985
1929
1929
03-06-1897
09-25-1974
1920
1920
03-04-1897
06-18-1947
1915
1925
11-30-1897
02-04-1980
1927
1927
08-18-1897
12-06-1976
1925
1926
10-16-1897
11-14-1975
1918
1928
05-13-1897
09-04-1967
1918
1918
02-16-1897
03-03-1986
1923
1923
11-17-1897
01-07-1956
1920
1920
08-22-1897
05-18-1944
1920
1921
10-18-1897
03-16-1962
1920
1924
12-10-1897
08-05-1987
1923
1923
10-20-1897
02-18-1941
1920
1921
09-30-1897
06-01-1966
1925
1926
01-06-1897
10-23-1983
1923
1930
05-19-1897
11-09-1976
1925
1926
03-09-1897
01-04-1978
1924
1929
09-19-1897
01-26-1975
1921
1925
12-20-1897
04-04-1962
1919
1926
05-12-1897
07-07-1982
1917
1931
08-08-1897
08-22-1986
1919
1922
12-25-1897
05-06-1979
1923
1924
01-24-1897
01-20-1978
1920
1920
03-10-1897
01-21-1949
1926
1926
07-12-1897
11-20-1954
1921
1921
02-16-1897
04-26-1976
1918
1929
07-23-1897
01-29-1977
1919
1933
06-13-1897
11-10-1969
1921
1921
08-16-1897
03-20-1938
1922
1933
12-22-1897
01-10-1970
1921
1921
10-26-1897
08-25-1962
1923
1923
07-23-1897
10-09-1970
1920
1920
09-09-1897
03-12-1973
1919
1937
09-27-1897
04-30-1970
1922
1924
12-23-1897
01-26-1979
1921
1921
10-15-1897
03-11-1959
1923
1924
01-15-1897
12-21-1985
1922
1930
07-22-1897
05-15-1970
1919
1919
11-09-1897
05-15-1975
1921
1933
10-15-1897
04-16-1953
1924
1933
09-17-1897
02-04-1972
1924
1924
12-10-1897
03-25-1953
1920
1920
12-21-1897
08-13-1952
1919
1933
07-29-1897
10-21-1991
1926
1927
12-11-1897
09-19-1963
1920
1928
11-09-1897
10-29-1941
1923
1934
12-19-1897
02-03-1978
1925
1926
11-21-1897
02-22-1981
1922
1934
03-14-1897
11-10-1973
1917
1917
08-08-1897
09-25-1968
1922
1930
06-17-1897
08-03-1980
1919
1925
07-18-1897
04-09-1982
1923
1923
09-23-1897
08-18-1976
1921
1921
02-15-1897
06-07-1982
1927
1927
03-01-1897
07-15-1972
1921
1921
11-23-1897
08-23-1977
1920
1935
11-23-1897
08-27-1959
1921
1929
01-09-1897
02-04-1978
1917
1922
09-30-1897
08-21-1972
1928
1928
03-21-1897
09-06-1980
1922
1922
05-30-1897
07-24-1989
1919
1926
09-30-1897
06-26-1972
1919
1921
06-12-1897
11-19-1953
1926
1926
03-21-1897
05-24-1970
1917
1927
11-23-1897
12-10-1981
1923
1932
08-17-1897
09-13-1947
1928
1928
10-19-1897
07-12-1979
1922
1922
03-27-1897
07-30-1980
1920
1925
11-17-1897
03-06-1938
1923
1927
02-09-1897
03-16-1934
1920
1920
04-15-1897
12-21-1976
1922
1922
03-13-1897
02-17-1972
1915
1919
10-14-1897
05-06-1959
1921
1921
11-04-1897
12-23-1969
1918
1918
02-11-1897
10-20-1973
1923
1923
07-05-1897
08-13-1980
1918
1919
04-04-1897
09-15-1963
1921
1921
06-22-1897
08-27-1976
1923
1924
05-20-1897
03-29-1963
1927
1933
07-18-1897
11-05-1983
1919
1919
07-09-1897
08-09-1969
1920
1936
07-03-1897
07-11-1982
1926
1932
03-04-1897
12-07-1969
1919
1934
11-05-1897
11-09-1977
1918
1932
01-29-1897
10-01-1977
1921
1921
10-29-1897
08-02-1974
1918
1918
06-06-1897
05-04-1963
1924
1926
08-24-1897
03-08-1974
1921
1921
04-10-1897
01-15-1961
1928
1928
10-31-1897
01-06-1978
1924
1925
12-18-1897
09-10-1975
1921
1932
03-17-1897
11-15-1958
1923
1930
01-07-1897
06-07-1972
1922
1927
09-13-1897
08-26-1970
1920
1932
07-03-1897
11-03-1958
1923
1928
12-21-1897
05-03-1953
1926
1928
04-26-1897
02-19-1961
1922
1923
02-11-1897
07-20-1955
1915
1915
02-11-1897
04-12-1970
1915
1926
05-03-1897
11-08-1975
1924
1924
07-18-1897
11-16-1965
1924
1924
03-30-1897
08-30-1978
1916
1927
12-14-1897
02-28-1973
1923
1924
06-25-1897
08-04-1944
1922
1923
02-14-1897
06-08-1963
1919
1930
01-06-1897
09-29-1974
1924
1930
10-20-1897
03-16-1988
1919
1928
01-01-1897
01-13-1980
1920
1920
12-27-1897
09-14-1969
1921
1929
10-22-1897
12-12-1963
1926
1930
01-03-1897
01-24-1977
1923
1923
06-15-1897
12-03-1974
1921
1921
04-20-1897
03-09-1990
1920
1920
02-25-1897
10-18-1982
1924
1925
04-30-1897
01-15-1966
1920
1920
11-26-1897
12-19-1984
1921
1926
09-17-1897
05-23-1965
1925
1933
08-10-1897
07-25-1957
1919
1927
12-16-1897
05-08-1980
1923
1923
10-26-1897
11-01-1969
1919
1923
10-31-1897
07-12-1968
1921
1924
02-15-1897
11-27-1957
1923
1923
04-10-1897
10-22-1927
1917
1926

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1897

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