Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1939

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.

"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 1939

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Year of Birth

08-05-1939
08-16-1984
1962
1971
04-16-1939
Still Living
1962
1973
08-18-1939
Still Living
1960
1972
01-21-1939
Still Living
1961
1963
08-21-1939
12-25-2007
1963
1973
10-05-1939
03-23-2012
1962
1968
01-29-1939
Still Living
1961
1973
09-17-1939
Still Living
1961
1964
03-08-1939
07-10-2019
1962
1978
02-08-1939
Still Living
1962
1962
12-26-1939
06-10-2011
1964
1964
06-18-1939
Still Living
1961
1979
05-02-1939
09-27-2013
1963
1975
03-12-1939
10-12-2006
1958
1973
09-01-1939
Still Living
1963
1979
06-09-1939
Still Living
1960
1968
06-15-1939
Still Living
1960
1971
12-03-1939
07-01-1998
1964
1967
10-06-1939
Still Living
1962
1966
10-04-1939
09-01-2006
1965
1968
03-21-1939
Still Living
1959
1976
11-29-1939
Still Living
1956
1957
10-02-1939
Still Living
1969
1972
05-24-1939
Still Living
1963
1966
04-23-1939
Still Living
1968
1968
12-22-1939
Still Living
1963
1971
03-04-1939
Still Living
1959
1969
05-06-1939
07-27-2008
1967
1972
04-19-1939
12-08-2015
1967
1971
11-27-1939
Still Living
1962
1977
06-09-1939
07-04-2008
1960
1969
01-09-1939
Still Living
1966
1966
03-10-1939
Still Living
1965
1969
04-30-1939
Still Living
1961
1967
10-09-1939
07-01-2012
1961
1971
02-18-1939
Still Living
1965
1966
08-04-1939
Still Living
1966
1972
05-09-1939
07-17-1995
1966
1966
08-24-1939
09-08-1979
1964
1970
07-08-1939
10-19-2014
1959
1962
10-15-1939
Still Living
1958
1970
02-07-1939
Still Living
1962
1969
12-25-1939
Still Living
1965
1969
07-03-1939
Still Living
1969
1973
02-12-1939
Still Living
1963
1963
02-25-1939
Still Living
1962
1972
08-10-1939
07-28-2018
1964
1967
06-04-1939
Still Living
1962
1968
03-13-1939
12-28-2017
1961
1967
05-11-1939
12-14-1999
1962
1963
02-18-1939
Still Living
1962
1975
11-29-1939
05-13-2016
1960
1975
04-18-1939
08-20-1995
1957
1958
09-22-1939
01-15-1966
1957
1958
08-04-1939
Still Living
1964
1970
10-25-1939
11-29-2006
1964
1972
02-18-1939
08-06-1993
1957
1974
02-19-1939
Still Living
1965
1965
03-26-1939
Still Living
1960
1960
09-24-1939
Still Living
1963
1970
08-29-1939
Still Living
1960
1967
04-01-1939
Still Living
1964
1987
11-24-1939
06-08-2011
1964
1975
10-07-1939
Still Living
1963
1971
10-07-1939
Still Living
1960
1969
08-09-1939
Still Living
1957
1975
05-11-1939
04-19-2016
1957
1973
11-13-1939
Still Living
1964
1972
09-13-1939
Still Living
1963
1965
12-10-1939
Still Living
1962
1971
05-11-1939
05-14-2018
1965
1970
10-29-1939
Still Living
1962
1974
03-06-1939
Still Living
1962
1977
07-25-1939
09-06-2013
1965
1965
07-15-1939
Still Living
1962
1970
08-10-1939
05-31-1990
1961
1964
05-17-1939
02-19-2012
1963
1965
02-11-1939
01-16-2006
1963
1971
08-13-1939
09-19-2001
1960
1967
06-11-1939
11-24-2012
1963
1973
12-03-1939
01-25-2016
1961
1962
10-31-1939
07-02-2012
1966
1971
01-14-1939
Still Living
1966
1967
04-03-1939
06-09-2012
1957
1970
01-14-1939
Still Living
1965
1971
12-18-1939
06-09-1995
1959
1971
02-12-1939
Still Living
1957
1964
02-19-1939
Still Living
1967
1968
10-23-1939
05-14-2009
1961
1964
08-25-1939
Still Living
1966
1970
09-17-1939
Still Living
1957
1961
08-22-1939
Still Living
1961
1983
08-29-1939
03-25-2005
1957
1961

Major League Baseball Players Who Were Born in 1939



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

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 ).

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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