Source Information

Baseball Almanac, comp.. Professional Baseball Players, 1876-2004 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: Biographical baseball data provided by Baseball Almanac. Images reproduced courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

About Professional Baseball Players, 1876-2004

For over a century baseball has often been referred to as the country's national pastime. This database is an index to over 15,000 professional baseball players who played between 1876 (the year the National League was founded) and 2004. Information listed in the index for each individual includes:

  • First and last names
  • Birth first and last names
  • Nickname
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Death date
  • Death place
  • College attended
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Date of first game
  • Date of final game
  • How bats
  • How throws
  • Date and round drafted

If you do not wish to use the search template to locate individuals for which there are images, you may browse the images using the alphabetical arrangement provided. Players are listed in the browse table by their popular names, not their birth names. For example, Bucky Dent is listed as "Bucky Dent", not as his given name "Russell Earl O'dey." To browse the images first select a first letter of a last name in which you would like to search, followed by the last name, and finally the full name of the individual.