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With 91 biographies, Baseball Players are the 73rd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Designers, Comedians, and Anthropologists.


Pantheon has 91 people classified as baseball players born between 1820 and 1998. Of these 91, 67 (73.63%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living baseball players include Sadaharu Oh, Reggie Jackson, and Ichiro Suzuki. The most famous deceased baseball players include Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Jackie Robinson. As of April 2024, 7 new baseball players have been added to Pantheon including Hideo Nomo, Hideki Matsui, and Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

Living Baseball Players

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Deceased Baseball Players

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Newly Added Baseball Players (2024)

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Most baseball players were born in United States (65), Japan (10), and Dominican Republic (8). By city, the most common birth places were Santo Domingo (5), San Diego (4), and Mobile, Alabama (2).The most common death places of baseball players were United States (22), and Puerto Rico (1). By city, these were Atlanta (2), Chicago (2), and New York City (1).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as baseball players in Pantheon are Ty Cobb, Cy Young, and Alexander Cartwright.  The concentration of baseball players was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier baseball players are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Baseball Players were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 23 most globally memorable Baseball Players since 1700.