1990 National League Debuts

Willie Mays played his first Major League game on May 25, 1951, and went 0-for-5 at the plate. He started his career 1-for-25 and told his manager, "I can't do it, Mr. Leo. You better bench me."

Casey Stengel played his first Major League game on July 27, 1912, and went 4-for-4 at the plate. He commented later in his life, "I broke in with four hits and the writers promptly decided they had seen the new Ty Cobb. It took me only a few days to correct that impression."

Both Mays and Stengel would continue their Major League careers down separate paths of greatness, but each still had to appear in that memorable first Major League game. Baseball Almanac is pleased to present what Cubs broadcaster Steve Stone once described as, "His first Major League debut."

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"You never forget your first hit in the Major Leagues. It was in my third at bat. That was kind of a relief. You could start off 0-for-34." - Ralph Kiner

1990 National League Debuts

1990 N.L. Rookies | 1990 A.L. Rookies | Baseball Firsts (All Years)

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06-13-1990
20
11, 38
05-02-1990
22
17
06-05-1990
24
34
09-01-1990
25
8
09-06-1990
24
47
05-20-1990
23
33
08-09-1990
20
27
09-06-1990
22
46
08-21-1990
28
32
06-01-1990
25
59
04-21-1990
25
45
07-16-1990
24
43
04-09-1990
26
26
09-03-1990
28
33
09-18-1990
26
55
10-03-1990
22
17
05-22-1990
24
17
09-02-1990
21
26
09-04-1990
23
54
09-17-1990
24
29
06-15-1990
27
52
09-02-1990
25
4
08-07-1990
21
6
04-09-1990
25
30
09-05-1990
23
43
09-16-1990
21
41
04-20-1990
22
20
09-01-1990
24
12
09-14-1990
26
31
08-01-1990
25
30
08-19-1990
21
31, 54
06-15-1990
24
20
04-24-1990
22
51
08-13-1990
29
51
07-03-1990
26
47
09-14-1990
23
4
04-09-1990
21
49
07-02-1990
23
19
05-15-1990
26
43
06-11-1990
23
51
08-01-1990
23
55
04-10-1990
27
36
09-03-1990
23
43, 23
07-27-1990
24
1, 7
04-28-1990
22
49
05-18-1990
20
46
09-30-1990
26
36
06-03-1990
23
6, 28
05-01-1990
24
34
09-01-1990
21
31
08-31-1990
24
15
04-12-1990
23
53
09-06-1990
25
12
09-01-1990
24
31
05-30-1990
24
52
07-26-1990
24
51
09-20-1990
22
54
06-27-1990
23
56
04-09-1990
26
29
08-06-1990
24
53
08-17-1990
25
53
09-06-1990
25
33
07-03-1990
25
42
06-30-1990
27
35
04-18-1990
22
47
09-18-1990
24
14
08-24-1990
25
53
04-11-1990
24
21
07-21-1990
25
28
09-02-1990
24
36
07-31-1990
22
32
05-04-1990
27
35
09-16-1990
22
58
09-05-1990
24
23
09-04-1990
23
62
04-09-1990
26
16
08-21-1990
23
55
08-18-1990
23
60
09-05-1990
23
63
09-05-1990
25
56
08-14-1990
24
54
09-20-1990
27
1990 National League Debuts
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Find out which players bid farewell to their field's of dreams in the National League during the 1990 season as this group of players made their Major League debut!

Rich Amaral spent nine seasons in the Minor Leagues and upon his callup he commented, "I've been to every baseball park in America, except those in the American and National League."

Did you know that Future hall of famer Addie Joss made his Major League pitching debut on April 26, 1902 and tossed a one hitter?

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