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Last Updated 03-04-2019

Henry Louis "Hammerin Hank" Aaron -- b.2/5/1934
MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Mobile, Alabama
Misc: 25x All-Star (1955-1975), NL MVP 1957, 3x Gold Glove, 4x Home Run Leader and RBI Leader; Braves #44 and Brewers #44 retired; baseball's greatest slugger; Hank broke Babe Ruth's home run record of 714; led NL in HRs and RBI 4 times each and batting twice with Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves; played in 24 All-Star Games, all-time leader in HRs (755) and RBI (2,297), 3rd in hits (3,771), career 6,856 total bases; executive with the Braves and TBS, Inc.
Sports Teams: Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1954-1974), Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976)

Tommie Lee Aaron -- b.8/5/1939 d.8/16/1984 (45)
MLB Player

Don Aase -- b.9/8/1954
MLB Pitcher

Jeff Abbott -- b.8/17/1972
MLB Player

Jim Abbott -- b.9/19/1967
MLB Pitcher
Misc: born without a right hand; All-America hurler at Michigan; won Sullivan Award in 1987; threw 4-0 no-hitter for NY Yankees vs Cleveland (Sept. 4, 1993).

Kurt Abbott -- b.6/2/1969
MLB Player

Kyle Abbott -- b.2/18/1968
MLB Player

Paul Abbott -- b.9/15/1967
MLB Pitcher

Ted Abernathy -- b.3/6/1933 d.12/16/2004 (71)
MLB Pitcher

Shawn Abner -- b.6/17/1966
MLB Player

Cal Abrams -- b.3/2/1924 d.2/25/1997 (72)
MLB Pitcher

Bobby Abreu -- b.3/11/1974 N.S.
MLB Outfielder, Venezuelan
Misc: 2x All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger
Sports Teams: Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

José Abreu -- b.1/29/1987 N.S.
MLB Player, Cuban

Winston Abreu -- b.4/5/1977
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

Juan Acevedo -- b.5/5/1970
MLB Pitcher, Mexican

Jack Acker -- b.7/13/1940
MLB Pitcher

Tom Acker -- b.3/7/1930
MLB Pitcher

Charles Benjamin Adams -- b.5/18/1882 d.7/27/1968 (86)
MLB Pitcher

Matt Adams -- b.8/31/1988 N.S.
MLB First Baseman
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

Russ Moore Adams -- b.8/30/1980
MLB Player

Sparky Adams -- b.8/26/1894 d.2/24/1989 (94)
MLB Player

Terry Adams -- b.3/6/1973
MLB Player

Willie Adams -- b.10/8/1972
MLB Player

Joel Adamson -- b.7/2/1971
MLB Pitcher

Joseph Wilbur Adcock -- b.10/30/1927 d.5/3/1999 (71)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: individual record for total bases in a game [18]: 4 home runs and a double [7/31/54]
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians; Milwaukee Braves

Tommy Lee Agee -- b.8/9/1942 d.1/22/2001 (58)
MLB Outfielder
Misc: 2x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox

Juan Agosto -- b.2/23/1958
MLB Pitcher, Puerto Rican

Rick Aguilera -- b.12/31/1961
MLB Pitcher

Hank Aguirre -- b.1/31/1931 d.9/5/1994 (63)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: All-Star pitcher
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge -- b.3/17/1959
MLB Player, NFL Player, NBA Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Misc: made 148 three-point field goals in 1988 (a record)
Sports Teams: Phoenix Suns

Darrel Akerfelds -- b.6/12/1962 d.6/24/2012 (50)
MLB Player

Francisco Alcaraz -- b.10/26/1920 N.S. d.5/1/1996 N.S. (75)
Baseball Player, Baseball Umpire, Mexican
Misc: in the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame

Scott Aldred -- b.6/12/1968
MLB Pitcher, Baseball Coach

Mike Aldrete -- b.1/29/1961
MLB Player

Doyle Alexander -- b.9/4/1950
MLB Pitcher

Grover Cleveland Alexander -- b.2/26/1887 d.11/4/1950 (63)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Old Pete
Misc: won 374 NL games, pitched 16 shutouts in 1916, Alexander is second only to Cy Young in major league games won, born in Elba, Nebraska. Ronald Reagan stared in a film of his life in 1952. (Phillies/Cubs).
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1911-1917, 1930), Chicago Cubs (1918-1926), St. Louis Cardinals (1926-1929)

Manny Alexander -- b.3/20/1971
MLB Shortstop

Antonio Alfonseca -- b.4/16/1972
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

Edgardo Alfonzo -- b.11/8/1973
MLB Infielder, Baseball Coach, Venezuelan
Names/Places: NN: Fonzie

Luis Alicea -- b.7/29/1965
MLB Coach, MLB Infielder, Venezuelan

Andy Allanson -- b.12/22/1961
MLB Catcher

Dick Allen -- b.3/8/1942
Rhythm and Blues Singer, MLB Player
Names/Places: RN:Richard Anthony
Misc: AL MVP 1972
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox

Frank Allen -- b.8/26/1889 N.S. d.7/30/1933 N.S. (43)
MLB Pitcher

Johnny Allen -- b.9/30/1905 d.3/29/1959 (53)
MLB Player
Names/Places: RN:John Thomas
Sports Teams: Cleveland 1920s-30s

Mel Allen -- b.2/14/1913 d.6/16/1996 (83)
Attorney/Lawyer, TV Host, Baseball Announcer
Names/Places: b. in Birmingham, Ala.; NN:Mr. TV Baseball; RN:Melvin Allen Israel
Misc: How about that?; Ford C. Frick award winner in 1978
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (sportscaster)
TV Shows: NBC Sports, This Week in Baseball
Movie Titles: Movietone Newsreels

Neil Allen -- b.1/24/1958
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher

Phog Allen -- b.11/18/1885 d.9/16/1974 (88)
College Baseball Player, College Football Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: RN: Forrest Clare
Misc: was instrumental in making basketball an Olympic sport; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Kansas (basketball player 1905-1907, baseball player 1906-1907, football coach 1920, basketball coach 1907-1909, 1919-1956, baseball coach 1941-1942, administrative 1919-1937), Warrensburg Teachers (football coach 1912-1917, basketball coach 1912-1919), Baker (KS, basketball coach 1905-1908), Haskell Institute (basketball coach 1908-1909)

Jermaine Allensworth -- b.1/11/1972
MLB Outfielder

Gene Alley -- b.7/10/1940 N.S.
MLB Player
Misc: 2x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates

Bob Allison -- b.7/11/1934 d.4/9/1995 (60)
MLB Player
Misc: a 1959 Rookie of the Year who became one of the early stars of the Minnesota Twins; 1963 was his big year when he hit 35 home runs

Beau Allred -- b.6/4/1965
MLB Player

Roberto Alomar -- b.2/5/1968
MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 4x Silver Slugger, 10x Gold Glove, 12x All Star, AL LCS MVP 1992 (Blue Jays), All Star MVP 1998 (Orioles); Blue Jays #12 retired
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (1988-1990), Toronto Blue Jays (1991-1995), Baltimore Orioles (1996-1998), Cleveland Indians (1999-2001), New York Mets (2002-2003), Chicago White Sox (2003), Arizona Diamondbacks (2004), Chicago White Sox (2004)

Sandy Alomar Jr. -- b.6/18/1966
MLB Catcher, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: RN:Santos Valazquez
Misc: Gold Glove, All Star MVP 1997
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians

Sandy Alomar Sr. -- b.10/19/1943
MLB Infielder, Puerto Rican

Felipe Alou -- b.5/12/1935
MLB First Baseman, Dominican Republican
Misc: one of 3 MLB brothers

Jesús Alou -- b.3/24/1943
MLB Player, Dominican Republican
Misc: 2x World Series champ, 6 hits on 7-10-64
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants (1963-1968), Houston Astros (1969-1973), Oakland Athletics (1973-1974), New York Mets (1975), Houston Astros (1978-1979)

Matty Alou -- b.12/22/1938 d.11/3/2011 (72)
MLB Outfielder

Moisés Alou -- b.7/3/1966
MLB Outfielder

Garvin Alston -- b.12/8/1971
MLB Pitcher

Walter Alston -- b.12/1/1911 d.10/1/1984 (72)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: 2040 wins; led the Dodgers to 7 pennants and 4 World Series victories; Professional National League baseball manager whose career with the Los Angeles (formerly Brooklyn) Dodgers was the third longest for managers after Connie Mack and John McGraw.
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1936), Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (manager 1954-1976)

George Altman -- b.3/20/1933
MLB Outfielder

José Altuve -- b.5/6/1990 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman, Venezuelan
Misc: AL MVP 2017, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x AL stolen base leader, 3x All-Star, Gold Glove; active as of 2018

Iván DeJesús Álvarez Jr. -- b.5/1/1987 N.S.
MLB Player, Puerto Rican

Juan Álvarez -- b.8/9/1973 N.S.
MLB Pitcher

Pedro Álvarez -- b.2/6/1987 N.S.
MLB Third Baseman, Dominican Republican

Wilson Álvarez -- b.3/24/1970
MLB Pitcher, Venezuelan
Misc: b. in Feb or Oct 24?
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox

Joe Amalfitano -- b.1/23/1934
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player
Sports Teams: New York/San Francisco Giants, Houston Colt .45's, Chicago Cubs (player and manager), Los Angeles Dodgers (coach 1983-1998)

Rich Amaral -- b.4/1/1962
MLB Player

Rubén Amaro Jr. -- b.2/12/1965
MLB General Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Outfielder, American

Rubén Amaro Sr. -- b.1/6/1936 d.3/31/2017 N.S. (81)
MLB First Baseman, MLB Shortstop, Mexican
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

Larry Andersen -- b.5/6/1953
MLB Pitcher

Allan Anderson -- b.1/7/1964
MLB Pitcher

Brady Anderson -- b.1/18/1964
MLB Left Fielder

Brian Anderson -- b.4/26/1972
MLB Pitcher

Dave Anderson -- b.8/1/1960
MLB Player

Garret Anderson -- b.6/30/1973
MLB Player
Misc: All Star MVP 2003
Sports Teams: Anaheim Angels

Larry Anderson -- b.12/3/1952
MLB Pitcher

Matt Anderson -- b.8/17/1976
MLB Player

Sparky Anderson -- b.2/22/1934 N.S. d.11/4/2010 N.S. (76)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: RFMN:George Lee; b. in Bridgewater, S.D.
Misc: only manager to win World Series in each league--Cincinnati in NL (1975-76) and Detroit in AL (1984); moved past Joe McCarthy in 1994 to become 3rd-ranked skipper on all-time career list with 2,168 wins (2,134 regular season and 34 postseason); Tigers #11 retired, Reds #10 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1959), Cincinnatti Reds (manager 1970-1978), Detroit Tigers (manager 1979-1995)

Shane Andrews -- b.8/28/1971
MLB Third Baseman

Elvis Andrus -- b.8/26/1988 N.S.
MLB Shortstop, Venezuelan

Joaquín Andújar -- b.12/21/1952 d.9/8/2015 N.S. (62)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 4x All-Star, Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals

Adrian "Cap" Anson -- b.4/17/1852 N.S. d.4/14/1922 N.S. (69)
MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Misc: 3081 hits, 8x NL RBI leder, 2x NL batting champ; started spring training practice
Sports Teams: Rockford Forest Citys (player 1871), Philadelphia Athletics (player 1872-1875), Chicago White Stockings/Colts (player 1876-1897), Philadelphia Athletics (manager 1875), Chicago White Stockings/Colts (manager 1879-1897), New York Giants (manager 1898)

Eric Anthony -- b.11/8/1967
MLB Outfielder
Misc: had the first RBI (on a sacrifice fly) and the first hit (a home run) at Cleveland's Jacobs Field.

John Antonelli -- b.4/12/1930
MLB Pitcher

Luis "Little Louie" Aparicio -- b.4/29/1934 N.S.
MLB Shortstop, Venezuelan
Misc: 13x All-Star, 9x Gold Glove; all-time leader in most games, assists, chances and double plays by shortstop; led AL in stolen bases a record 9 times (1956-64); 506 career steals; White Sox #11 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (1956-1962), Baltimore Orioles (1963-1967), Chicago White Sox (1968-1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1973)

Kevin Appier -- b.12/6/1967
MLB Pitcher

Luke Appling -- b.4/2/1907 d.1/3/1991 (83)
MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: NN:Old Aches & Pains; RN:Lucas Benjamin Appling Jr.
Misc: 7x All-Star; White Sox #4 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (player 1930-1943, 1945-1950), Kansas City Athletics (manager 1967)

Luis Aquino -- b.5/19/1965
MLB Pitcher, Puerto Rican

Rugger Ardizoia -- b.11/20/1919 d.7/19/2015 (95)
MLB Pitcher

Nolan Arenado -- b.4/16/1991 N.S.
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: NL Platinum Glove Award (2017, 2018), 6x Gold Glove, All-Star, silver slugger
Sports Teams: Colorado Rockies

Alex Arias -- b.11/20/1967
MLB Infielder

George Arias -- b.3/12/1972
MLB Player

Harold Arlin -- b.12/8/1895 d.3/14/1986 (90)
Baseball Announcer
Misc: broadcast the first MLB game in 1921 at Forbes Field.

Benítez Armando -- b.11/3/1972
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

Tony Armas -- b.7/2/1953
MLB Player, Venezuelan

Jack Armstrong -- b.3/7/1965
MLB Pitcher

René Arocha -- b.2/24/1966
MLB Pitcher, Cuban

Jake Arrieta -- b.3/6/1986 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL Cy Young Award (2015); active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

Rolando Arrojo -- b.7/18/1968
MLB Pitcher

Bronson Arroyo -- b.2/24/1977 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Misc: All-Star, Gold Glove, World Series champ; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnatti Reds, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks

Richie Ashburn -- b.3/19/1927 d.9/9/1997 (70)
MLB Infielder
Names/Places: NN:Putt-Putt, The Tilden Flash, Whitey
Misc: two-time winner of the NL batting title
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1959), Chicago Cubs (1960-1961), New York Mets (1962)

Alan Ashby -- b.7/8/1951
Sports Commentator, MLB Catcher

Andy Ashby -- b.7/11/1967
MLB Pitcher

Emmett Ashford -- b.11/13/1914 d.3/1/1980 (65)
MLB Umpire
Misc: the first black umpire in MLB.

Billy Ashley -- b.7/11/1970
MLB Outfielder

Ken Aspromonte -- b.9/22/1931
MLB Manager, MLB Player

Robert Aspromonte -- b.6/19/1938
MLB Player

Paul Assenmacher -- b.12/10/1960
MLB Pitcher

Pedro Astacio -- b.11/28/1969
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

Justin Atchley -- b.6/5/1973
MLB Pitcher

Don August -- b.7/3/1963
MLB Pitcher

Rich Aurilia -- b.9/2/1971
MLB Shortstop, American

Brad Ausmus -- b.4/14/1969
MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Misc: 3x All-Star
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers (player then manager), Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers

Al Autry -- b.2/29/1952
MLB Pitcher

Gene Autry -- b.9/29/1907 d.10/2/1998 (91)
TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist, MLB Owner
Names/Places: b. in Tioga Springs, TX; FN:Orvon
Misc: radio: Gene Autry's Melody Ranch (1940-1956); Singing Cowboy Legend; former Calif. Angels & Golden West Broadcasters owner; has five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for radio, TV, movies, records and live performances; in Country HoF since 1969
Sports Teams: California Angels (owner 1961-1998)
Song Titles: Back in the Saddle Again, Frosty the Snowman, Here Comes Santa Claus, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
TV Shows: The Gene Autry Show

Earl Howard Averill -- b.5/21/1902 d.8/16/1983 (81)
MLB Center Fielder
Misc: some say b. 1903 or 1915; Cleveland Indians all-time home run champ
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1929-1939), Detroit Tigers (1939-1940), Boston Braves (1941)

Steve Avery -- b.4/14/1970
MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL LCS MVP 1991
Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves

Roberto "Bobby" Ávila -- b.4/2/1924 N.S. d.10/26/2004 N.S. (80)
MLB Player, Mexican

Benny Ayala -- b.2/7/1951
MLB Left Fielder, Puerto Rican

Bobby Ayala -- b.1/11/1968
MLB Pitcher

Erick Aybar -- b.1/14/1984 N.S.
MLB Shortstop, Dominican Republican
Misc: Gold Glove; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Manuel Aybar -- b.10/5/1974
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

Joe Azcue -- b.8/18/1939
MLB Catcher, Cuban

Oscar Azócar -- b.2/21/1965 d.6/14/2010 N.S. (45)
MLB Player, Venezuelan

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