Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1917

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 1917

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Year of Birth

02-19-1917
02-10-2003
1941
1944
07-10-1917
11-25-2000
1937
1937
04-17-1917
06-10-1995
1939
1945
08-26-1917
10-10-1990
1939
1941
03-24-1917
04-30-2006
1945
1945
05-01-1917
05-19-1996
1939
1952
02-14-1917
08-19-1974
1944
1945
02-26-1917
04-21-1965
1944
1944
07-26-1917
08-17-2002
1937
1951
02-20-1917
04-13-1998
1939
1944
07-17-1917
08-10-2001
1938
1952
03-15-1917
12-23-2003
1943
1945
10-30-1917
01-21-2010
1940
1948
02-10-1917
11-30-1986
1939
1941
02-01-1917
02-06-1995
1936
1939
11-16-1917
01-17-1987
1943
1945
10-06-1917
02-01-1999
1942
1951
09-01-1917
06-22-2006
1941
1950
08-03-1917
03-17-1998
1943
1951
12-12-1917
10-19-2005
1940
1947
10-11-1917
03-06-1967
1943
1945
11-23-1917
12-16-1986
1946
1946
02-17-1917
07-06-2003
1947
1947
07-21-1917
08-24-1971
1945
1945
09-12-1917
12-05-1954
1942
1948
05-10-1917
02-10-2002
1939
1944
11-26-1917
03-15-1993
1946
1947
03-06-1917
04-21-1996
1948
1949
08-23-1917
10-11-1994
1950
1950
04-25-1917
07-16-2001
1943
1943
08-31-1917
06-08-2009
1945
1946
02-12-1917
05-08-2009
1940
1953
11-20-1917
07-16-1998
1939
1949
01-20-1917
06-23-1994
1939
1954
05-05-1917
01-22-1997
1945
1947
09-14-1917
02-11-1984
1945
1945
01-24-1917
12-14-2004
1943
1943
02-19-1917
04-05-1988
1938
1945
01-09-1917
11-13-1972
1939
1939
08-30-1917
09-24-1996
1941
1949
09-29-1917
04-20-1986
1938
1939
06-23-1917
12-15-2000
1944
1944
07-29-1917
06-26-1996
1941
1941
01-22-1917
01-27-1981
1942
1943
04-15-1917
04-20-1944
1939
1939
06-24-1917
05-28-1972
1943
1948
05-11-1917
08-28-1999
1938
1939
09-17-1917
04-08-2005
1945
1955
11-03-1917
02-18-2011
1944
1944
08-13-1917
06-17-1975
1941
1955
02-26-1917
05-02-1998
1941
1947
10-18-1917
06-24-1986
1939
1942
01-30-1917
04-15-1971
1940
1952
09-21-1917
01-06-1967
1939
1952
06-10-1917
12-10-2002
1944
1945
05-25-1917
01-08-2001
1942
1942
11-03-1917
08-31-2005
1946
1946
08-11-1917
02-18-2000
1940
1947
06-04-1917
05-30-2008
1942
1942
03-29-1917
04-14-2008
1942
1952
09-03-1917
06-27-1992
1941
1941
08-01-1917
04-10-1983
1946
1946
03-01-1917
02-11-2005
1941
1941
01-24-1917
07-12-1971
1940
1949
05-16-1917
12-12-1996
1940
1941
10-03-1917
01-12-1975
1940
1943
12-27-1917
01-24-1995
1946
1946
12-12-1917
05-12-1979
1942
1952
03-02-1917
06-11-1976
1944
1956
11-26-1917
12-10-2002
1944
1944
04-18-1917
05-05-1947
1945
1945
03-26-1917
04-03-1981
1946
1947
09-28-1917
11-11-1985
1945
1945
08-27-1917
07-02-1986
1942
1955
04-23-1917
07-09-2004
1940
1948
11-20-1917
12-20-1993
1941
1947
04-26-1917
12-28-1992
1945
1958
06-14-1917
01-21-2010
1941
1946
05-06-1917
04-13-1976
1940
1951
04-11-1917
09-06-1996
1939
1953
03-04-1917
09-18-1982
1940
1956
07-22-1917
01-16-2003
1942
1942
08-06-1917
08-11-1987
1944
1944
01-25-1917
07-16-2007
1945
1945
02-27-1917
09-11-1971
1941
1947
05-05-1917
05-30-2015
1941
1947
03-05-1917
09-12-2015
1940
1940
09-22-1917
10-29-1993
1946
1946
09-28-1917
11-27-1994
1946
1948
02-09-1917
02-28-2013
1944
1944
11-01-1917
08-14-1999
1940
1953
10-12-1917
04-09-2003
1948
1954
10-08-1917
12-02-1976
1941
1951
08-26-1917
10-12-2005
1939
1944
11-09-1917
08-08-1952
1939
1939
05-01-1917
09-24-1973
1945
1945
05-08-1917
03-06-1945
1939
1939
03-06-1917
01-12-1993
1943
1945
10-17-1917
11-13-1992
1943
1950
10-28-1917
04-21-1980
1944
1954
07-04-1917
11-21-2013
1939
1939
05-07-1917
09-07-1995
1948
1955
10-21-1917
08-30-1965
1945
1950
09-07-1917
12-27-2000
1943
1948
10-27-1917
10-06-1999
1941
1942
03-01-1917
03-17-1985
1939
1948
04-20-1917
04-13-1995
1943
1949
11-25-1917
01-24-2009
1942
1946
12-19-1917
04-29-1990
1942
1949
06-18-1917
09-14-1984
1940
1942
04-18-1917
01-17-1993
1937
1945
08-23-1917
08-23-1994
1948
1948
10-21-1917
09-25-1991
1939
1939
12-16-1917
07-29-2003
1944
1945
10-04-1917
03-09-1974
1939
1939
08-08-1917
11-10-2002
1939
1954
01-16-1917
02-15-2000
1946
1953
11-23-1917
10-22-2009
1949
1949
11-06-1917
01-16-2006
1939
1942
02-10-1917
12-26-1994
1942
1954
09-25-1917
08-13-2007
1941
1956
05-19-1917
06-07-1993
1941
1946
04-01-1917
02-21-1989
1939
1944
01-15-1917
08-07-1985
1940
1946
09-25-1917
11-07-2006
1942
1955
03-08-1917
04-22-1967
1945
1950
06-23-1917
01-04-2005
1940
1946
03-17-1917
08-24-2001
1941
1959
07-27-1917
11-20-1996
1939
1943
11-11-1917
05-24-1991
1956
1956
07-23-1917
07-01-1982
1942
1953
04-13-1917
05-04-1990
1939
1939
11-20-1917
04-22-1983
1945
1946
07-06-1917
07-17-1968
1943
1946
05-11-1917
11-22-1983
1940
1941
05-13-1917
10-19-2008
1941
1950
01-17-1917
02-03-1988
1948
1951
06-07-1917
08-24-2006
1939
1947
05-14-1917
10-31-1998
1955
1959
10-08-1917
06-28-2004
1947
1947
12-10-1917
11-27-2008
1949
1949
04-26-1917
03-23-2013
1941
1958
09-26-1917
05-07-1993
1942
1951
02-10-1917
02-08-1982
1943
1943
09-28-1917
09-22-2005
1945
1945
01-30-1917
04-08-2012
1939
1939
04-18-1917
09-11-2001
1945
1945
03-13-1917
10-05-1996
1938
1938
07-05-1917
01-02-1968
1944
1944
07-18-1917
06-23-2006
1942
1946
01-13-1917
11-28-1991
1945
1945
04-29-1917
05-08-1997
1945
1945
03-18-1917
09-16-1999
1940
1946
12-09-1917
02-06-1980
1944
1944

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1917

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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!

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