“Baby New Year” for Ballplayers

We’re coming up on the annual tradition of stories noting which child was the first born in a particular city in the new year.  To give this a VORG flavor, we are providing you the first player of each “birth year” to make the majors (debuting 1900 forward):

Birth Name Debut
1869 John McPherson 7/12/1901
1870 Ed Scott 4/19/1900
1871 Pete Childs 4/24/1901
1872 Togie Pittinger 4/26/1900
1873 Pat Dillard 4/21/1900
1874 Ed Poole 10/6/1900
1875 Rome Chambers 5/7/1900
1876 Fred Jacklitsch 6/6/1900
1877 Doc Newton 4/27/1900
1878 Bert Husting 8/16/1900
1879 Zaza Harvey 5/3/1900
1880 Christy Mathewson 7/17/1900
1881 Larry McLean 4/26/1901
1882 Ed Cermak 9/9/1901
1883 Dick Scott 6/26/1901
1884 Chief Bender 4/20/1903
1885 Bill Bartley 9/15/1903
1886 Art Bader 8/2/1904
1887 Eddie Collins 9/17/1906
1888 Tris Speaker 9/14/1907
1889 Joe Wood 8/24/1908
1890 Stuffy McInnis 4/12/1909
1891 Bert Adams 8/30/1910
1892 Coonie Blank 8/15/1909
1893 Bill Leinhauser 5/18/1912
1894 Herb Pennock 5/14/1912
1895 Harry Harper 6/27/1913
1896 Merito Acosta 6/15/1913
1897 Lew Malone 5/31/1915
1898 Charlie Grimm 7/30/1916
1899 Bob Berman 6/4/1918
1900 John Cavanaugh 7/7/1919
1901 Jerry Conway 8/31/1920
1902 Lefty Weinert 9/24/1919
1903 Jim Brillheart 4/17/1922
1904 Lou Rosenberg 5/22/1923
1905 Freddie Lindstrom 4/15/1924
1906 Ed Clough 8/28/1924
1907 Jimmie Foxx 5/1/1925
1908 Wes Ferrell 9/9/1927
1909 Mel Ott 4/27/1926
1910 Joe Cicero 9/20/1929
1911 Bob Brown 4/21/1930
1912 Lew Krausse 6/11/1931
1913 Clarence Fieber 5/18/1932
1914 Jack Salveson 6/3/1933
1915 Reese Diggs 9/15/1934
1916 Phil Cavarretta 9/16/1934
1917 Elmer Burkart 9/14/1936
1918 Randy Gumpert 6/13/1936
1919 Johnny Lucadello 9/24/1938
1920 Walt Masterson 5/8/1939
1921 Hal Newhouser 9/29/1939
1922 Sam File 9/10/1940
1923 Vern Freiburger 9/6/1941
1924 Vern Benson 7/31/1943
1925 George Eyrich 6/13/1943
1926 Rogers McKee 8/18/1943
1927 Carl Scheib 9/6/1943
1928 Joe Nuxhall 6/10/1944
1929 Bud Swartz 7/12/1947
1930 Johnny Antonelli 7/4/1948
1931 Jim Baumer 9/14/1949
1932 Jim Bolger 6/24/1950
1933 Bobby Del Greco 4/16/1952
1934 Billy Consolo 4/20/1953
1935 Bob Miller 6/25/1953
1936 Frank Leja 5/1/1954
1937 Clete Boyer 6/5/1955
1938 Alex George 9/16/1955
1939 Jim Derrington 9/30/1956
1940 Dave Skaugstad 9/25/1957
1941 Tim McCarver 9/10/1959
1942 Danny Murphy 6/18/1960
1943 Lew Krausse 6/16/1961
1944 Ed Kirkpatrick 9/13/1962
1945 Jay Dahl 9/27/1963
1946 Willie Crawford 9/16/1964
1947 Joe Coleman 9/28/1965
1948 Willie Montanez 4/12/1966
1949 Dusty Baker 9/7/1968
1950 Lloyd Allen 9/1/1969
1951 Don Gullett 4/10/1970
1952 Terry Forster 4/11/1971
1953 Jay Franklin 9/4/1971
1954 Dennis Blair 5/26/1974
1955 David Clyde 6/27/1973
1956 Butch Wynegar 4/9/1976
1957 Alfredo Griffin 9/4/1976
1958 Alan Trammell 9/9/1977
1959 Brian Greer 9/13/1977
1960 Tim Conroy 6/23/1978
1961 Fred Manrique 8/23/1981
1962 Darryl Strawberry 5/6/1983
1963 Edwin Nunez 4/7/1982
1964 Bret Saberhagen 4/4/1984
1965 Jose Rijo 4/5/1984
1966 Ed Correa 9/18/1985
1967 Miguel Garcia 4/30/1987
1968 Roberto Alomar 4/22/1988
1969 Ken Griffey 4/3/1989
1970 Wilson Alvarez 7/24/1989
1971 Rich Garces 9/18/1990
1972 Benji Gil 4/5/1993
1973 Julian Tavarez 8/7/1993
1974 Ugueth Urbina 5/9/1995
1975 Alex Rodriguez 7/8/1994
1976 Gene Kingsale 9/3/1996
1977 Andruw Jones 8/15/1996
1978 Aramis Ramirez 5/26/1998
1979 Adrian Beltre 6/24/1998
1980 Albert Pujols 4/2/2001
1981 Carlos Zambrano 8/20/2001
1982 Wily Mo Pena 9/10/2002
1983 Edgar Gonzalez 6/1/2003
1984 Andres Blanco 4/17/2004
1985 Fabio Castro 4/6/2006
1986 Felix Hernandez 8/4/2005
1987 Justin Upton 8/2/2007
1988 Clayton Kershaw 5/25/2008
1989 Madison Bumgarner 9/8/2009
1990 Starlin Castro 5/7/2010
1991 Julio Teheran 5/7/2011
1992 Bryce Harper 4/28/2012
1993 Jurickson Profar 9/2/2012

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