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MLB Debuts1958 Season
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Don Erickson made his MLB debut in 1958
Listing of all players who made their Major League debut during the 1958 season. The list is organized by hitters and pitchers and includes basic biographical information and statistics.

Batting Debuts -- Pitching Debuts


1958 Batting Debuts

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Player NamePosDateBoxAgeHt Wt B-T BornDate Place Draft InformationABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSO
Jerry Adair2B-SS1958-09-02box - pbp21.2596-0 175 R-R 1936-12-17 Sand Springs,Oklahoma
1958-   UDFA-BAL
-----------
Bob AllisonOF1958-09-16box - pbp24.0676-4 220 R-R 1934-07-11 Raytown,Missouri
1955-   UDFA-WS1
4-1--------
Felipe AlouOF-1B1958-06-08box - pbp23.0276-1 195 R-R 1935-05-12 Haina,Dom Rep   3-21--1----
George AlusikOF1958-09-11box - pbp23.2126-3 175 R-R 1935-02-11 Ashley,Pennsylvania
1953-   UDFA-DET
1---------1
Ossie AlvarezSS-2B1958-04-19box - pbp24.1825-10 165 R-R 1933-10-19 Bolondron,Cuba   -----------
Ruben AmaroSS-1B1958-06-29box - pbp22.1755-11 170 R-R 1936-01-06 Veracruz,Mexico   -----------
Harry Bright1B-3B1958-07-25box - pbp28.3066-0 190 R-R 1929-09-22 Kansas City,Missouri
1946-   UDFA-NYA
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Leo BurkeOF-2B1958-09-07box - pbp24.1245-10 190 R-R 1934-05-06 Hagerstown,Maryland
1957-   UDFA-BAL
-1-------1-
Ellis BurtonOF1958-09-18box - pbp22.0375-11 165 B-R 1936-08-12 Los Angeles,California
1955-   UDFA-PIT
4----------
Johnny CallisonOF1958-09-09box - pbp19.1815-10 175 L-R 1939-03-12 Qualls,Oklahoma
1957-   UDFA-CHA
3132--1--1-
Norm Cash1B1958-06-18box - pbp23.2206-0 190 L-L 1934-11-10 Justiceburg,Texas   -----------
Orlando Cepeda1B1958-04-15box - pbp20.2106-2 210 R-R 1937-09-17 Ponce,Puerto Rico   511--11----
Jimmie CokerC1958-09-11box - pbp22.1675-11 195 R-R 1936-03-28 Throckmorton,Texas
1955-   UDFA-PHI
3-1--------
Chuck ColesOF1958-09-19box - pbp27.0845-9 180 L-L 1931-06-27 Fredericktown,Pennsylvania
1950-   UDFA-BRO
2-11--1---1
Jim Davenport3B1958-04-15box - pbp24.2415-11 175 R-R 1933-08-17 Siluria,Alabama   412---1---2
Chuck EssegianOF1958-04-15box - pbp26.2505-11 202 R-R 1931-08-09 Boston,Massachusetts   4222--1--1-
Ron Fairly1B-OF1958-09-09box - pbp20.0595-10 181 L-L 1938-07-12 Macon,Georgia
1958-   UDFA-LAN
3--------11
Gabe Gabler1B1958-09-16box - pbp28.0436-1 190 L-L 1930-08-04 St. Louis,Missouri
1950-   UDFA-BRO
1---------1
Gary GeigerOF1958-04-15box - pbp21.0116-0 168 L-R 1937-04-04 Sand Ridge,Illinois   1----------
Rod GraberOF1958-09-09box - pbp27.0815-11 175 L-L 1931-06-20 Marshallville,Ohio
1949-   UDFA-CLE
1---------1
Dick Gray3B1958-04-15box - pbp26.2795-11 165 R-R 1931-07-11 Jefferson,Pennsylvania
1952-   UDFA-BRO
4-2-------1
Kent Hadley1B1958-09-14box - pbp23.2716-3 190 L-L 1934-12-17 Pocatello,Idaho
1956-   UDFA-DET
1---------1
Ron HansenSS1958-04-15box - pbp20.0106-3 200 R-R 1938-04-05 Oxford,Nebraska   2-----1---1
Carroll HardyOF1958-04-15box - pbp24.3326-0 185 R-R 1933-05-18 Sturgis,South Dakota   ---------1-
Pancho Herrera1B1958-04-15box - pbp23.3036-3 220 R-R 1934-06-16 Santiago De Cuba,Cuba   -----------
Frank HowardOF-1B1958-09-10box - pbp22.0336-7 255 R-R 1936-08-08 Columbus,Ohio
1958-   UDFA-LAN
422--12--1-
Lou JacksonOF1958-07-23box - pbp22.3635-10 168 L-R 1935-07-26 Riverton,Louisiana
1957-   UDFA-CHN
-1---------
Footer JohnsonH1958-06-15box - pbp26.1215-11 175 L-L 1932-02-15 Dayton,Ohio   1---------1
Willie KirklandOF1958-04-15box - pbp24.0576-1 206 L-R 1934-02-17 Siluria,Alabama   5-1---1----
Lou Klimchock3B-2B1958-09-27box - pbp18.3485-11 180 L-R 1939-10-15 Hostetler,Pennsylvania
1957-   UDFA-KC1
51--------1
Joe KoppeSS1958-08-09box - pbp27.2945-10 165 R-R 1930-10-19 Detroit,Michigan
1955-   UDFA-MLB
3-1--------
Norm Larker1B1958-04-15box - pbp27.1096-0 200 L-L 1930-12-27 Beaver Meadows,Pennsylvania   1----------
Bob LillisSS-2B1958-08-17box - pbp28.0765-11 160 R-R 1930-06-02 Altadena,California
1951-   UDFA-BRO
1----------
Chuck LindstromC1958-09-28box - pbp22.0215-11 175 R-R 1936-09-07 Chicago,Illinois
1957-   UDFA-CHA
111-1-1--1-
Jim Marshall1B1958-04-15box - pbp26.3266-1 190 L-L 1931-05-25 Danville,Illinois   412----1---
Jim McAnanyOF1958-09-19box - pbp22.0155-10 196 R-R 1936-09-04 Los Angeles,California
1955-   UDFA-CHA
1---------1
Don MilesOF1958-09-09box - pbp22.1806-1 210 L-R 1936-03-13 Indianapolis,Indiana
1956-   UDFA-BRO
4---------1
Billy Moran2B1958-04-15box - pbp24.1395-11 185 R-R 1933-11-27 Montgomery,Alabama   3-1--------
Danny MorejonOF1958-07-11box - pbp27.3556-1 175 R-R 1930-07-21 Havana,Cuba   3----------
Chuck OertelOF1958-09-01box - pbp27.1735-8 165 L-R 1931-03-12 Coffeyville,Kansas
1950-   UDFA-SLA
211-------1
Albie PearsonOF1958-04-14box - pbp23.2145-5 141 L-L 1934-09-12 Alhambra,California   3--------11
Vada PinsonOF1958-04-15box - pbp19.2475-11 181 L-L 1938-08-11 Memphis,Tennessee   511-------1
Earl RobinsonOF1958-09-10box - pbp21.3116-1 190 R-R 1936-11-03 New Orleans,Louisiana
1958-   UDFA-LAN
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Johnny RomanoC1958-09-12box - pbp24.0205-11 205 R-R 1934-08-23 Hoboken,New Jersey
1954-   UDFA-CHA
1----------
Johnny Schaive3B-2B1958-09-19box - pbp24.2065-8 175 R-R 1934-02-25 Springfield,Illinois
1953-   UDFA-CHA
4----------
Bob SchmidtC1958-04-16box - pbp24.3596-2 205 R-R 1933-04-22 St. Louis,Missouri   1---------1
R.C. Stevens1B1958-04-15box - pbp23.2676-5 219 L-R 1934-07-22 Moultrie,Georgia   2-2---1----
Dick Stuart1B1958-07-10box - pbp25.2456-4 212 R-R 1932-11-07 San Francisco,California   511--13---1
Willie TasbyOF1958-09-09box - pbp25.2445-11 175 R-R 1933-01-08 Shreveport,Louisiana
1950-   UDFA-SLA
211-------1
Lee TateSS1958-09-12box - pbp26.1785-10 165 R-R 1932-03-18 Black Rock,Arkansas
1953-   UDFA-PHI
1----------
Don TaussigOF1958-04-23box - pbp26.0646-0 180 R-R 1932-02-19 New York,New York   1----------
Sammy TaylorC1958-04-20box - pbp25.0526-2 185 L-R 1933-02-27 Woodruff,South Carolina   ---------1-
Tony Taylor2B-3B1958-04-15box - pbp22.1185-9 179 R-R 1935-12-19 Central Alava,Cuba   4211-----1-
Moe ThackerC1958-08-03box - pbp24.0746-3 210 R-R 1934-05-21 Louisville,Kentucky   311--12----
Benny Valenzuela3B1958-04-27box - pbp24.3295-10 175 R-R 1933-06-02 Los Mochis,Mexico   1-1--------
Coot VealSS1958-07-30box - pbp26.0216-1 165 R-R 1932-07-09 Sandersville,Georgia
1952-   UDFA-DET
312--------
Leon WagnerOF1958-06-22box - pbp24.0406-1 195 L-R 1934-05-13 Chattanooga,Tennessee
1942-   UDFA-NY1
1----------
Bob WilsonC1958-05-17box - pbp33.0845-11 197 R-R 1925-02-22 Dallas,Texas   1-1--------

1958 Pitching Debuts

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Player NamePosDateBoxAgeHt Wt B-T BornDate Place Draft InformationIPHRERHRBBSO
Joe AlbaneseP1958-07-18box - pbp25.0226-3 215 R-R 1933-06-26 New York,New York
1951-   UDFA-BOS
1.0100001
John AndersonP1958-08-17box - pbp25.2676-1 190 R-R 1932-11-23 St. Paul,Minnesota
1952-   UDFA-PHI
1.0100001
Gary BellP1958-06-01box - pbp21.1966-1 198 R-R 1936-11-17 San Antonio,Texas   3.0211006
Ron BlackburnP1958-04-15box - pbp22.3586-0 160 R-R 1935-04-23 Mount Airy,North Carolina
1953-   UDFA-PIT
3.0100002
Ted BowsfieldP1958-07-20box - pbp23.1916-1 190 R-L 1935-01-10 Vernon,BC
1954-   UDFA-BOS
1.0100000
John BuzhardtP1958-09-10box - pbp22.0246-2 198 R-R 1936-08-17 Prosperity,South Carolina
1954-   UDFA-CHN
2.0100010
Jerry CasaleP1958-09-14box - pbp24.3526-2 200 R-R 1933-09-27 Brooklyn,New York
1952-   UDFA-BOS
1.0100001
Nelson ChittumP1958-08-17box - pbp25.1456-1 180 R-R 1933-03-25 Harrisonburg,Virginia
1956-   UDFA-SLN
3.0866021
Phil ClarkP1958-04-15box - pbp25.1946-3 210 R-R 1932-10-03 Albany,Georgia   2.0100000
Bob ConleyP1958-09-11box - pbp24.2226-1 188 R-R 1934-02-01 Mousie,Kentucky
1953-   UDFA-PHI
7.0633000
Bob DavisP1958-07-26box - pbp24.3186-0 170 R-R 1933-09-11 New York,New York
1955-   UDFA-KC1
6.0433134
Dick EllsworthP1958-06-22box - pbp18.0926-4 195 L-L 1940-03-22 Lusk,Wyoming   2.1444030
Don EricksonP1958-09-01box - pbp26.2636-0 175 R-R 1931-12-13 Springfield,Illinois
1950-   UDFA-PHI
1.0100000
John FitzgeraldP1958-09-28box - pbp25.0136-3 190 L-L 1933-09-15 Brooklyn,New York
1953-   UDFA-NY1
3.0111113
Gene FodgeP1958-04-20box - pbp26.2866-0 175 R-R 1931-07-09 South Bend,Indiana   2.0000002
Bob GiallombardoP1958-06-21box - pbp21.0326-0 175 L-L 1937-05-20 Brooklyn,New York   4.0755032
Mudcat GrantP1958-04-17box - pbp22.2486-1 186 R-R 1935-08-13 Lacoochee,Florida   9.0822135
Lefty HaydenP1958-06-26box - pbp23.0736-2 175 L-L 1935-04-14 San Francisco,California   1.0000001
Johnny JamesP1958-09-06box - pbp25.0455-10 160 L-R 1933-07-23 Bonners Ferry,Idaho
1953-   UDFA-NYA
3.0200041
Ken JohnsonP1958-09-13box - pbp25.0896-4 210 R-R 1933-06-16 West Palm Beach,Florida
1952-   UDFA-PHA
2.1344120
Bob MabeP1958-04-18box - pbp28.1925-11 165 R-R 1929-10-08 Danville,Virginia   0.2230111
Hank MasonP1958-09-12box - pbp27.0856-0 185 R-R 1931-06-19 Marshall,Missouri
1954-   UDFA-PHI
5.0776023
Ralph MaurielloP1958-09-13box - pbp24.0196-3 195 R-R 1934-08-25 Brooklyn,New York
1952-   UDFA-BRO
0.1333011
Bill MonbouquetteP1958-07-18box - pbp21.3415-11 195 R-R 1936-08-11 Medford,Massachusetts
1955-   UDFA-BOS
5.0753013
Zach MonroeP1958-06-27box - pbp26.3556-0 198 R-R 1931-07-08 Peoria,Illinois   3.1000043
Dolan NicholsP1958-04-15box - pbp28.0466-0 195 R-R 1930-02-28 Tishomingo,Mississippi   0.0000010
Jim O'TooleP1958-09-26box - pbp21.2596-0 198 B-L 1937-01-10 Chicago,Illinois
1957-   UDFA-CIN
7.0421054
Orlando PenaP1958-08-24box - pbp24.2805-11 154 R-R 1933-11-17 Victoria De Las Tunas,Cuba
1956-   UDFA-CIN
2.0100003
George PerezP1958-04-17box - pbp20.1096-2 200 R-R 1937-12-29 San Fernando,California   1.0200000
Curt RaydonP1958-04-15box - pbp24.1486-4 190 R-R 1933-11-18 Bloomington,Illinois   1.0100011
Howie ReedP1958-09-13box - pbp21.2666-1 210 R-R 1936-12-21 Dallas,Texas
1957-   UDFA-KC1
1.0000001
Freddy RodriguezP1958-04-18box - pbp33.3546-0 180 R-R 1924-04-29 Havana,Cuba   1.2100000
Al SchrollP1958-04-20box - pbp26.0296-2 210 R-R 1932-03-22 New Orleans,Louisiana   2.0000002
Ray SemprochP1958-04-15box - pbp27.0985-11 180 R-R 1931-01-07 Cleveland,Ohio   3.0100012
Larry SherryP1958-04-17box - pbp22.2676-2 204 R-R 1935-07-25 Los Angeles,California   0.0311020
Joe ShipleyP1958-07-14box - pbp23.0666-4 210 R-R 1935-05-09 Morristown,Tennessee   1.1355030
Bill SmithP1958-09-13box - pbp24.0976-0 190 L-L 1934-06-08 Washington,District of Columbia
1953-   UDFA-SLN
2.0533000
Bob SmithP1958-04-22box - pbp29.3446-0 185 L-L 1928-05-13 Clarence,Missouri   2.0333021
Marcelino SolisP1958-07-16box - pbp27.3626-1 185 L-L 1930-07-19 San Luis Potosi,Mexico
1957-   UDFA-CHN
6.1955232
Hal TroskyP1958-09-25box - pbp21.3616-3 205 R-R 1936-09-29 Cleveland,Ohio
1954-   UDFA-CHA
1.0100001
Ted WieandP1958-09-27box - pbp25.1766-2 195 R-R 1933-04-04 Walnutport,Pennsylvania
1952-   UDFA-SLN
2.0422102
Carl WilleyP1958-04-30box - pbp26.3296-0 175 R-R 1931-06-06 Cherryfield,Maine   1.0000012
Don WilliamsP1958-09-12box - pbp26.3646-2 180 R-R 1931-09-14 Floyd,Virginia
1953-   UDFA-PIT
3.0322112
Stan WilliamsP1958-05-17box - pbp21.2456-5 230 R-R 1936-09-14 Enfield,New Hampshire   3.0433121
Duane WilsonP1958-07-03box - pbp24.0046-1 185 L-L 1934-06-29 Wichita,Kansas
1952-   UDFA-BOS
6.0810053
Dom ZanniP1958-09-28box - pbp26.2115-11 180 R-R 1932-03-01 Bronx,New York
1951-   UDFA-NY1
4.0711113