Professional baseball started in 1869 in Cincinnati. From those early days, where there were only a few baseball teams to now where we have 30 teams in the major leagues with 25 players each, the question arises: How many MLB players has baseball had since 1869?Bob Hunteman brought this up in a conversation at cardiac rehab the other day. I am willing to bet that most of you have no idea on the number. I didn’t, so I looked it up. According to the official stats, there have been less than 20,000 names that have appeared on major league rosters since the beginning.After you have seen this number, you might wonder why the number is so low. After all, this is the 146th year they have played baseball, and with 25 players per roster and 30 teams, you think this is obviously wrong. Thirty times 25 equals 750, so the math seems incorrect. What most of us forget is that some players play 20 years but only count once as a major leaguer. Also, it shows how good you have to be and how rare it is to make a major league roster.
In the County Minor A football, Newport Gaels take on Drom-Inch in Dolla while in Cahir, Galtee-Golden are up against Clonmel Commercials. Both games throw in at 1.30 this afternoon.