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2002 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Fritz Ackley2002-05-22N/A65.041P6-1202LR1937-04-10Hayward,WI
    1954-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1963-19641963-1964
    Joe Antolick2002-06-25N/A86.074C6-0185RR1916-04-11Hokendauqua,PA
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Hank Arft2002-12-14Cancer80.3191B5-10190LL1922-01-28Manchester,MO
    MLB1948-19521948-1952
    Bob Barr2002-07-25N/A94.134P6-0175RR1908-03-12Newton,MA
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Jodie Beeler2002-10-08N/A80.3152B-3B6-0170RR1921-11-26Dallas,TX
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Clarence Beers2002-12-06N/A83.362P6-0175RR1918-12-09El Dorado,KS
    MLB1948-19481948-1948
    Lefty Bertrand2002-03-17N/A93.016P6-0180RL1909-02-28Cobden,MN
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
    Joe Black2002-05-17N/A78.098P6-2220RR1924-02-08Plainfield,NJ
    MLB1952-19571952-1957
    Jimmy Bloodworth2002-08-17N/A85.0212B-1B5-11180RR1917-07-26Tallahassee,FL
    MLB1937-19511937-1951
    Hank Boney2002-06-12N/A98.227P5-11175RR1903-10-28Wallace,NC
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    George Bullard2002-12-23N/A74.059SS5-9165RR1928-10-24Lynn,MA
    MLB1954-19541954-1954
    Don Carlsen2002-09-22N/A75.342P6-1175RR1926-10-15Chicago,IL
    MLB1948-19521948-1952
    Joe Cascarella2002-05-22N/A94.328P5-10175RR1907-06-28Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1934-19381934-1938
    Chet Clemens2002-02-10N/A84.276OF6-0175RR1917-05-10San Fernando,CA
    MLB1939-19441939-1944
    Jim Constable2002-09-04N/A69.081P6-1185BL1933-06-14Jonesborough,TN
    MLB1956-19631956-1963
    Pete Coscarart2002-07-24N/A89.0372B-SS5-11175RR1913-06-16Escondido,CA
    MLB1938-19461938-1946
    Al Cowens2002-03-11Heart attack50.137OF-DH6-2200RR1951-10-25Los Angeles,CA
    1969- 75-1028-KCA
    MLB1974-19861969-1986
    Jack Creel2002-08-13Natural causes86.111P6-0165RR1916-04-23Kyle,TX
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Claude Crocker2002-12-19N/A78.151P6-2185RR1924-07-20Caroleen,NC
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Frankie Crosetti2002-02-11Complications from a fall91.130SS-3B5-10165RR1910-10-04San Francisco,CA
    MLB1932-19481932-1948
    Mike Darr2002-02-15Car accident25.330OF-RF6-3205LR1976-03-21Corona,CA
    1994-  2-  52-DET
    MLB1999-20011994-2001
    John Davis2002-04-26N/A86.2853B5-11172RR1915-07-15Laurel Run,PA
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Paul Erickson2002-04-05N/A86.112P6-2200RR1915-12-14Zion,IL
    MLB1941-19481941-1948
    Ralph Erickson2002-06-27N/A100.001P6-1175LL1902-06-25Dubois,ID
    MLB1929-19301929-1930
    Earl Francis2002-07-03N/A66.354P6-2215RR1935-07-14Slab Fork,WV
    1954-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1960-19651960-1965
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ed Freed2002-11-15N/A83.085OF5-6165RR1919-08-22Centre Valley,PA
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Paul Giel2002-05-22N/A70.082P5-11185RR1932-02-29Winona,MN
    MLB1954-19611954-1961
    Pete Gray2002-06-30N/A87.116OF6-1189LL1915-03-06Nanticoke,PA
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Steve Gromek2002-03-12N/A82.056P6-2180BR1920-01-15Hamtramck,MI
    MLB1941-19571941-1957
    Warren Hacker2002-05-22N/A77.181P6-1185RR1924-11-21Marissa,IL
    MLB1948-19611948-1961
    Mel Harder2002-10-20N/A93.004P6-1195RR1909-10-15Beemer,NE
    MLB1928-19471928-1947
    Ray Hayworth2002-09-25N/A98.239C6-0180RR1904-01-29High Point,NC
    MLB1926-19451926-1945
    Earl Henry2002-12-10N/A85.182P5-11172LL1917-06-10Roseville,OH
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Willis Hudlin2002-08-05N/A96.074P6-0190RR1906-05-23Wagoner,OK
    MLB1926-19441926-1944
    Jack Jenkins2002-06-18N/A59.178P6-2195RR1942-12-22Covington,VA
    1961-  0-   0-WS1
    MLB1962-19691962-1969
    Darryl Kile2002-06-22Heart Attack33.201P6-5212RR1968-12-02Garden Grove,CA
    1987- 30- 782-HOU
    MLB1991-20021988-2002
    Ron Kline2002-06-22N/A70.104P-3B6-3205RR1932-03-09Callery,PA
    MLB1952-19701952-1970
    Al Kvasnak2002-09-26N/A81.257OF6-1170RR1921-01-11Sagamore,PA
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Johnny Lazor2002-12-09N/A90.090OF-C5-9180LR1912-09-09Taylor,WA
    MLB1943-19461943-1946
    Izzy Leon2002-07-25N/A91.202P5-10160RR1911-01-04Cruces,CU
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Bob Loane2002-12-11N/A88.127OF6-0190RR1914-08-06Berkeley,CA
    MLB1939-19401939-1940
    Harry Marnie2002-01-07N/A83.1852B-SS6-1178RR1918-07-06Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1940-19421940-1942
    Lee Maye2002-07-17Pancreatic cancer67.218OF-3B6-2190LR1934-12-11Tuscaloosa,AL
    1954-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1959-19711959-1971
    Eddie McGah2002-09-30N/A80.364C6-0183RR1921-09-30Oakland,CA
    MLB1946-19471946-1947
    Jim McKee2002-09-14Result of a car accident55.225P6-7215RR1947-02-01Columbus,OH
    1969-  4-  82-PIT
    MLB1972-19731969-1973
    Dave McNally2002-12-01Lung cancer60.031P5-11190RL1942-10-31Billings,MT
    1960-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1962-19751961-1975
    Arnie Moser2002-08-15N/A87.006H5-11165RR1915-08-09Houston,TX
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Roy Nichols2002-04-03N/A81.0302B-3B5-11155RR1921-03-03Little Rock,AR
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Sam Page2002-05-29N/A86.107P6-0172LR1916-02-11Woodruff,SC
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Mike Payne2002-08-04Eastern equine encephalitis40.261P5-11165RR1961-11-15Woonsocket,RI
    1979-  6- 134-ATL
    MLB1984-19841979-1987
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Darrell Porter2002-08-05Cocaine intoxication50.200C-DH6-0193LR1952-01-17Joplin,MO
    1970-  1-   4-MIL
    MLB1971-19871970-1987
    Bob Poser2002-05-21N/A92.066P6-0173LR1910-03-16Columbus,WI
    MLB1932-19351932-1935
    Dykes Potter2002-02-27N/A91.173P6-0185RR1910-09-07Ashland,KY
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Steve Rachunok2002-05-11N/A85.156P6-4205RR1916-12-05Rittman,OH
    MLB1940-19401940-1940
    Ken Raffensberger2002-11-10Natural causes85.093P6-2185RL1917-08-08York,PA
    MLB1939-19541939-1954
    Frank Reiber2002-12-26N/A93.097C-OF5-8169RR1909-09-19Huntington,WV
    MLB1933-19361933-1936
    Bob Rinker2002-12-19N/A81.241C6-0190RR1921-04-21Audenried,PA
    MLB1950-19501950-1950
    Bill Rodgers2002-05-13N/A79.159OF6-0162LL1922-12-05Harrisburg,PA
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Minnie Rojas2002-03-23Pneumonia68.116P6-1170RR1933-11-26Remidios,CU
    1960-  0-   0-SFN
    MLB1966-19681966-1968
    Johnny Roseboro2002-08-16Heart disease69.094C-1B5-11190LR1933-05-13Ashland,OH
    MLB1957-19701957-1970
    Steve Roser2002-02-08N/A84.013P6-4220RR1918-01-25Rome,NY
    MLB1944-19461944-1946
    Spec Shea2002-07-19N/A81.289P6-0195RR1920-10-02Naugatuck,CT
    MLB1947-19551947-1955
    Eddie Shokes2002-09-14N/A82.2301B6-0170LL1920-01-27Charleston,SC
    MLB1941-19461941-1946
    Al Silvera2002-07-24N/A66.332OF6-0180RR1935-08-26San Diego,CA
    MLB1955-19551955-1985
    Enos Slaughter2002-08-12Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma86.106OF5-9192LR1916-04-27Roxboro,NC
    MLB1938-19591938-1959
    Al Smith2002-01-03N/A73.330OF-3B6-0191RR1928-02-07Kirkwood,MO
    MLB1953-19641953-1964
    Clay Smith2002-03-05N/A87.175P6-2190RR1914-09-11Cambridge,KS
    MLB1938-19401938-1940
    Steve Souchock2002-07-28N/A83.147OF-1B6-2203RR1919-03-03Yatesboro,PA
    MLB1946-19551946-1955
    Jim Spencer2002-02-10Heart attack54.1951B-DH6-2195LL1947-07-30Hanover,PA
    1969- 42- 909-SE1
    MLB1968-19821965-1982
    Hal Spindel2002-07-28N/A89.061C6-0185RR1913-05-27Chandler,OK
    MLB1939-19461939-1946
    Homer Spragins2002-12-10N/A82.030P6-1190RR1920-11-09Grenada,MS
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Dick Stuart2002-12-15Cancer70.0371B-OF6-4212RR1932-11-07San Francisco,CA
    MLB1958-19691958-1969
    Tom Sunkel2002-04-06N/A89.239P6-1190LL1912-08-09Paris,IL
    MLB1937-19441937-1944
    Jug Thesenga2002-12-03N/A88.219P6-0200RR1914-04-27Jefferson,SD
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Ben Wade2002-12-02Cancer80.005P6-3205RR1922-11-26Morehead City,NC
    MLB1948-19551948-1955
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Wes Westrum2002-05-28N/A79.181C-3B5-11185RR1922-11-28Clearbrook,MN
    MLB1947-19571947-1957
    Barney White2002-07-24N/A79.0293B-SS5-11186RR1923-06-25Paris,TX
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Whitey Wietelmann2002-03-26N/A83.011SS-2B6-0170BR1919-03-15Zanesville,OH
    MLB1939-19471939-1947
    Del Wilber2002-07-18N/A83.144C-1B6-3200RR1919-02-24Lincoln Park,MI
    MLB1946-19541946-1954
    Hoyt Wilhelm2002-08-23Heart failure79.028P6-0195RR1923-07-26Huntersville,NC
    MLB1952-19721952-1972
    Ted Williams2002-07-05N/A83.309OF-P6-3205LR1918-08-30San Diego,CA
    MLB1939-19601939-1960
    Jerry Witte2002-04-27N/A86.2711B6-1190RR1915-07-30St. Louis,MO
    MLB1946-19471946-1947
    Joe Wood2002-10-10N/A86.142P6-0190RR1916-05-20Shohola,PA
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Adrian Zabala2002-01-04N/A85.130P5-11165LL1916-08-26San Antonio de Los Banos,CU
    MLB1945-19491945-1949
    84 record(s)