Leap Year Baseball


PepperMartinGoudeycardAccording to the website Today in Baseball History, 11 major league players were born on February 29, including Al Autry who played just one game in 1976 to Pepper Martin who played for the Cardinals for more than a decade. Here’s the complete list of Leap Year Baseball Babies:

  • Dickey Pearce, born in 1836, SS for the New York Mutuals, Brooklyn Atlantics, at St. Louis Brown Stockings (1871-77)
  • Ed Appleton, born in 1892, P for the Brooklyn Robins (1915-16)
  • Ralph Miller, born in 1896, 3B and SS for the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Senators (1921-22, 1924)
  • Roy Parker, born in 1896, P for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1919
  • Pepper Martin, born in 1904, 3B and OF for the St. Louis Cardinals (1928-44)
  • Al Rosen, born in 1924, IF for the Cleveland Indians (1947-56)
  • Steve Mingori, born in 1944, P for the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals (1970-79)
  • Al Autry, born in 1952, P for the Atlanta Braves in 1976
  • Jerry Fry, born in 1956, C for the Montreal Expos in 1978
  • Bill Long, born in 1960, P for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Montreal Expos (1985-1991)
  • Terrence Long, born in 1976, OF for the Oakland A’s, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, and New York Mets (1999-2006)

Happy Leap Day!

~ baseballrebecca

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