1993 American 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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1993 American League Debuts

1993 A.L. Rookies | 1993 N.L. Rookies | Baseball Firsts (All Years)

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05-04-1993
22
88
05-25-1993
25
11
06-25-1993
22
48
08-23-1993
24
46
06-27-1993
24
42
04-10-1993
23
56
08-14-1993
25
47
04-17-1993
24
43
09-01-1993
22
47
09-05-1993
22
30
05-31-1993
24
58
09-05-1993
23
57
09-12-1993
24
51
08-31-1993
23
36
06-23-1993
22
56
09-10-1993
21
5
06-20-1993
25
25
09-09-1993
23
13
06-13-1993
26
42
08-21-1993
24
45, 21
07-29-1993
24
45, 21
07-27-1993
23
43
05-31-1993
24
20
09-07-1993
26
53
08-27-1993
24
46
07-28-1993
29
51
05-27-1993
22
42
04-10-1993
24
58
09-21-1993
27
53
09-20-1993
26
45
06-19-1993
23
49
04-24-1993
28
45
05-11-1993
24
59
07-06-1993
21
24
09-02-1993
21
50
08-07-1993
20
46
05-22-1993
26
29
09-15-1993
21
43
07-07-1993
23
41
08-15-1993
25
34
04-07-1993
25
35
07-19-1993
22
29
04-08-1993
24
51
07-15-1993
27
27
09-16-1993
21
48
09-12-1993
25
25
04-07-1993
23
43
09-20-1993
24
27
04-06-1993
29
37
04-11-1993
26
30
05-03-1993
25
38
06-05-1993
23
33
05-09-1993
23
25
09-10-1993
21
18
06-13-1993
22
7
09-10-1993
23
52
06-27-1993
26
8
05-17-1993
23
2
05-05-1993
24
47
04-08-1993
26
37
09-10-1993
23
22
04-26-1993
25
34
05-09-1993
25
53
07-23-1993
23
42
08-08-1993
24
54
05-29-1993
25
11
09-08-1993
24
38
05-25-1993
23
13
05-05-1993
23
48
09-04-1993
24
47
09-12-1993
24
50
08-17-1993
21
49
05-18-1993
24
58
04-07-1993
24
3
06-01-1993
24
51
09-01-1993
27
41
05-22-1993
21
47
04-10-1993
23
46
04-17-1993
20
38
07-04-1993
25
50
09-02-1993
24
28
07-06-1993
20
20
08-13-1993
23
34
07-31-1993
24
42
09-08-1993
22
40
05-12-1993
24
27
04-06-1993
24
1
08-13-1993
26
6
04-10-1993
23
51
05-02-1993
27
24
08-08-1993
23
22, 23
04-05-1993
20
31
04-10-1993
23
28
09-01-1993
22
10
05-15-1993
25
44
04-28-1993
24
2
06-12-1993
23
21
04-16-1993
21
70
05-19-1993
24
6
10-01-1993
21
32
09-14-1993
24
56
09-28-1993
20
54
05-14-1993
26
1993 American League Debuts
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Find out which players bid farewell to their field's of dreams in the American League during the 1993 season as this group of players made their Major League debut!

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?

Did you know that on September 27, 1963 the Houston Colt .45s fielded an all-rookie lineup that included future stars Joe Morgan , Jerry Grote , and Rusty Staub ?

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