1993 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."

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"Always be cautious about rookie performances in September. They don't indicate what will happen in April." - Texas Rangers General Manager Tom Grieve

1993 National League Debuts

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

15
09-09-1993
24
16
09-11-1993
21
38
04-12-1993
26
26
04-30-1993
22
19
07-15-1993
25
46
09-19-1993
22
9
04-07-1993
23
13
06-17-1993
26
39
09-19-1993
27
56
09-07-1993
27
61
09-03-1993
25
50
07-09-1993
24
62
09-15-1993
26
60
08-21-1993
24
52
07-03-1993
23
55
09-05-1993
25
44
05-16-1993
21
58
08-08-1993
22
48
07-02-1993
26
51
08-01-1993
30
15
05-30-1993
23
49
04-29-1993
25
37
05-14-1993
26
45
06-27-1993
25
8
07-15-1993
21
54
07-09-1993
22
32
06-06-1993
24
28
05-19-1993
25
3
07-01-1993
22
51
04-06-1993
25
40
09-03-1993
24
52
06-16-1993
28
2
04-05-1993
26
54
04-23-1993
26
17
06-25-1993
24
30
09-08-1993
23
59
07-07-1993
25
64
09-06-1993
26
54
04-23-1993
21
43
07-19-1993
22
28, 55
04-05-1993
26
30
09-18-1993
20
7
04-08-1993
28
59, 3
04-07-1993
25
53
09-26-1993
24
46
08-12-1993
23
25
09-07-1993
27
16
09-14-1993
24
42
07-07-1993
22
26
07-28-1993
25
14
07-22-1993
23
37
09-01-1993
21
23
04-21-1993
26
5
06-21-1993
24
47
04-10-1993
26
34, 35
09-29-1993
26
10
09-08-1993
21
28
08-14-1993
23
36
09-06-1993
22
2
06-13-1993
23
38
06-12-1993
26
58
07-11-1993
26
57
09-12-1993
24
28
04-09-1993
23
16
09-03-1993
25
19
07-07-1993
23
48
09-09-1993
22
30
09-10-1993
21
56
08-29-1993
22
32
09-09-1993
23
58
04-30-1993
24
44, 66
06-16-1993
23
42
07-31-1993
24
59
08-12-1993
26
51
09-10-1993
23
11
07-28-1993
24
50
06-05-1993
26
39
04-06-1993
25
7
04-13-1993
22
25
05-29-1993
26
1
09-07-1993
23
42
06-29-1993
24
27
08-06-1993
24
3
04-08-1993
26
28
09-08-1993
25
37
04-13-1993
22
58
06-25-1993
25
50
05-29-1993
26
38
08-29-1993
24
36
07-08-1993
27
31
09-03-1993
23
35
08-29-1993
21
43
04-09-1993
27
47, 48
09-03-1993
26
44
09-07-1993
25
35
09-07-1993
24
51, 55
09-07-1993
26
29
09-21-1993
24
41, 34
04-21-1993
25
38
07-08-1993
22
1993 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 1993 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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