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Tommy Giordano passed away on 2019-02-14
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Rocky Krsnich3B2019-02-146-1 174 R-R 1927-08-05 91.193West Allis,Wisconsin MLB1949-19531949-1953  
Tommy Giordano2B2019-02-146-0 175 R-R 1925-10-09 93.128Newark,New Jersey MLB1953-19531953-1953  
Jack CrimianP2019-02-115-10 180 R-R 1926-02-17 92.359Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19571951-1957  
Milt WelchC2019-02-095-10 175 R-R 1924-07-26 94.198Farmersville,Illinois MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Frank RobinsonOF2019-02-076-1 195 R-R 1935-08-31 83.160Beaumont,Texas MLB1953-19761956-1976  
Joe PreskoP2019-02-056-0 170 R-R 1928-10-07 90.121Kansas City,Missouri MLB1951-19581951-1958  
Garrett O'ConnorP2019-02-046-2 180 R-R 1962-10-10 56.117Lafayette,Louisiana A-1985-1985-
1985- 1-  26-MIN
Bob FriendP2019-02-036-0 190 R-R 1930-11-24 88.071Lafayette,Indiana MLB1951-19661951-1966  
Ernie PupoP2019-01-316-2 195 B-R 1953-04-27 65.279Spokane,Washington --
1971- 4-  97-CIN
Kevin SmayP2019-01-315-11 185 R-R 1957-12-23 61.039Johnstown,Pennsylvania A1981-1981-  
Matt TurnerP2019-01-276-5 215 R-R 1967-02-18 51.343Lexington,Kentucky MLB1986-20001993-1994
1986-   UDFA-ATL
Jim McKeanUMP2019-01-236-2 225 - 1945-05-26 73.242Montreal,Quebec --  
Dick BrodowskiP2019-01-146-2 190 R-R 1932-07-26 86.172Bayonne,New Jersey MLB1952-19591952-1959  
Nic MetzC2019-01-146-0 185 R-R 1952-10-15 66.091Maribel,Wisconsin --
1970-27- 647-MIN
Eli GrbaP2019-01-146-2 207 R-R 1934-08-09 84.158Chicago,Illinois MLB1959-19631959-1963
1952-   UDFA-BOS
Mel StottlemyreP2019-01-136-2 190 R-R 1941-11-13 77.061Hazelton,Missouri MLB1961-19741964-1974
1961-   UDFA-NYA
Randy FierbaughP2019-01-106-3 205 L-R 1952-10-20 66.082Mansfield,Ohio AAA1977-1980-
1974- 5- 105-MON
Johnny HetkiP2019-01-106-1 205 R-R 1922-05-12 96.243Leavenworth,Kansas MLB1945-19541945-1954  
Patrick Cluney1B2019-01-096-2 195 R-L 1947-05-19 71.235- --
1968-18- 400-NYA
Lenny GreenOF2019-01-065-11 170 L-L 1933-01-06 86.000Detroit,Michigan MLB1957-19681957-1968  
Doug WardP2019-01-056-5 190 R-R 1947-- 72.???- --
1966- 9-  91-BAL
Rick DownOF2019-01-055-11 220 R-R 1950-12-14 68.022Wyandotte,Michigan AAA1978-1978-
1969-74-1025-MON
Steve OliverioP2019-01-046-2 190 R-R 1962-12-19 56.016Cincinnati,Ohio AAA1982-1989-
1983-21- 521-CIN
David SullivanC2019-01-036-1 185 R-R 1958-06-26 60.191Tucson,Arizona A+1980-1981-
1980-11- 277-HOU
Jerry Buchek2B-3B2019-01-025-11 185 R-R 1942-05-09 76.238St. Louis,Missouri MLB1961-19681961-1968
1959-   UDFA-SLN
Walt McKeelC2019-01-016-2 200 R-R 1972-01-17 46.350Wilson,North Carolina MLB1990-20021997-2002
1990- 3-  91-BOS
Joey AlvarezC2018-12-305-10 185 R-R 1978-11-06 40.054Temple,Texas NCAA2001-2001-
1997-63-1555-ATL
Jonathan GoodrichP2018-12-306-3 195 R-R 1972-12-06 46.024Sonoma,California A1992-1995-
1992-46-1299-COL
Larry KellerCOACH2018-12-28   - 1954-03-27 64.276Highland Park,Michigan --  
Joe CamachoCOACH2018-12-276-0 178 R-R 1928-05-29 90.212- --  
Pete LovrichP2018-12-266-4 200 R-R 1942-10-16 76.071Blue Island,Illinois MLB1963-19631963-1963
1962-   UDFA-KC1
John BriggsP2018-12-255-10 175 R-R 1934-01-24 84.335Natoma,California MLB1956-19601956-1960  
Wayne ZaskodaSS2018-12-236-1 185 R-R 1950-08-19 68.126El Campo,Texas --
1968-26- 585-BAL
Aaron ThatcherP2018-12-18Lung cancer6-7 203 L-L 1974-05-18 44.214Hyrum,Utah --
1992- 5- 150-MIN
Javier TaylorP2018-12-15Car accident   R-R --- Ind2017-2018-  
Richard StuartC2018-12-155-11 205 R-R 1951-02-22 67.296Bremerton,Washington --
1970- 9- 211-PIT
Billy MacLeodP2018-12-126-2 190 L-L 1942-05-13 76.213Gloucester,Massachusetts MLB1962-19621962-1962
1961-   UDFA-BOS
Blake SandersIF2018-12-115-11 175 R-R 1988-03-23 30.263Jacksonville,Florida Ind2007-2011-  
Jim HoffCOACH2018-12-105-11 170 R-R 1945-04-16 73.238Detroit,Michigan --  
Bob GiggieP2018-12-096-1 200 R-R 1933-08-13 85.118Dorchester,Massachusetts MLB1959-19621959-1962
1951-   UDFA-BSN
Al Gallagher3B2018-12-066-0 180 R-R 1945-10-19 73.048San Francisco,California MLB1965-19801970-1973
1965- 1-  14-SFN
Jose Castillo2B2018-12-06Car accident6-1 198 R-R 1981-03-19 37.262Las Mercedes,Venezuela MLB1999-20162004-2008
1997-   UDFA-PIT
Luis Valbuena3B2018-12-06Car accident5-10 160 L-R 1985-11-30 33.006Caja Seca Zulia,Venezuela MLB2005-20182008-2018
2002-   UDFA-SEA
Bobby TrevinoOF2018-12-056-2 185 R-R 1943-08-15 75.112Monterrey,Mexico MLB1968-19681968-1968
1966-   UDFA-CAL
Joseph SeaverIF2018-12-036-3 198 R-R 1956-01-15 62.323Madison,Indiana RK1978-1978-  
James LasalaC2018-12-016-1 205 R-R 1984-05-12 34.203New Rochelle,New York A-2003-2007-
2006-44-1331-NYA
Fred CaligiuriP2018-11-306-0 190 R-R 1918-10-22 100.039West Hickory,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19421941-1942  
Nick TestaC2018-11-165-8 180 R-R 1928-06-19 90.150New York,New York --  
Bill Lucas3B2018-11-146-0 185 L-R 1950-- 69.???Westfield,Massachusetts --
1968- 5-  86-OAK
Bill Scripture3B-OF2018-11-115-9 180 R-R 1941-11-20 76.356Pensacola,Florida --  
Ryan Massimo1B2018-11-116-2 200 R-R 1975-02-01 43.283Manatee,Florida RK1997-1998-  
Harvey KoepfC2018-11-106-2 205 R-R 1933-- 86.???Alhambra,California --  
Jesse TorborgOF2018-11-096-1 210 R-R 1983-01-27 35.286Port Jefferson,New York RK2003-2003-
2003-37-1105-PHI
Ken HowellP2018-11-096-3 228 R-R 1960-11-28 57.346Detroit,Michigan MLB1982-19941984-1990
1982- 3-  73-LAN
Ron NegrayP2018-11-086-1 185 R-R 1930-02-26 88.255Akron,Ohio MLB1952-19581952-1958  
Carl BlandoSCOUT2018-11-07   - --- --  
Jose MotaSS-2B2018-11-065-11 155 R-R 1965-08-27 53.071San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep RK1985-1986-  
Jairo CapellanP2018-11-03Car accident6-8 190 R-R 1999-08-17 19.078Santo Domingo,Dom Rep RK2018-2018-  
David ThorntonOF2018-11-015-11 182 R-R 1949-11-27 68.339Sacramento,California --
1969- 6- 133-KCA
Willie McCovey1B2018-10-316-4 210 L-L 1938-01-10 80.294Mobile,Alabama MLB1955-19801959-1980
1955-   UDFA-NY1
Bill FischerP2018-10-306-0 190 R-R 1930-10-11 88.019Wausau,Wisconsin MLB1956-19641956-1964  
Benny Valenzuela3B2018-10-245-10 175 R-R 1933-06-02 85.144Los Mochis,Mexico MLB1958-19581958-1958  
Julio AlonsoP2018-10-196-1 195 R-L 1954-04-12 64.190Havana,Cuba AAA1977-1979-
1975-23- 527-DET
Dick ColeSS-3B2018-10-186-2 175 R-R 1926-05-06 92.165Long Beach,California MLB1951-19571951-1957  
Philip RasheadC2018-10-185-11 185 R-R 1949-08-02 69.077Flint,Michigan --
1967-43- 782-DET
Dave HillP2018-10-166-2 170 R-L 1937-11-11 80.339New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1957-19571957-1957  
Wayne Krenchicki3B2018-10-166-1 180 L-R 1954-09-17 64.029Trenton,New Jersey MLB1976-19881979-1986
1976- 1-   7-BAL
Craig HarveyP-C2018-10-156-5 190 R-R 1955-10-23 62.358Laverne,Oklahoma AA1977-1979-
1975- 1-   8-CLE
Joe StankaP2018-10-156-5 201 R-R 1931-07-23 87.084Hammon,Oklahoma MLB1959-19591959-1959
1950-   UDFA-BRO
Don EddyP2018-10-105-11 170 R-L 1946-10-25 71.350Mason City,Iowa MLB1970-19711970-1971
1966-   UDFA-CHA
Jose SantiagoP2018-10-095-10 175 R-R 1928-09-04 90.035Coamo,Puerto Rico MLB1954-19561954-1956  
Kyle WilsonC2018-10-066-1 215 R-R 1982-08-23 36.044Oscutt,California A+2001-2006-
2004-26- 770-COL
Marty PattinP2018-10-035-11 180 R-R 1943-04-06 75.180Charleston,Illinois MLB1965-19801968-1980
1965- 7- 127-CAL
Ed MartelP2018-09-296-1 190 R-R 1969-03-02 49.211Warren,Michigan AAA1987-1995-
1987-11- 289-NYA
Don WelkeSCOUT2018-09-19   - --- --  
Phil ClarkP2018-09-146-3 210 R-R 1932-10-03 85.346Albany,Georgia MLB1958-19591958-1959  
Hal HaydelP2018-09-126-0 190 R-R 1944-07-09 74.065Houma,Louisiana MLB1970-19711970-1971
1962-   UDFA-MLB
Billy O'DellP2018-09-125-11 170 B-L 1932-02-10 86.215Whitmire,South Carolina MLB1954-19671954-1967
1954-   UDFA-BAL
Paul StuffelP2018-09-096-2 185 R-R 1927-03-22 91.171Canton,Ohio MLB1950-19531950-1953
1947-   UDFA-PHI
Dick LaneOF2018-09-055-11 178 R-R 1927-06-28 91.069Highland Park,Michigan MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Glenn BottP2018-09-02ATV Accident6-0 178 L-L 1981-09-17 36.350Lafayette,Louisiana AA2001-2007-  
Ricardo Carty1B2018-09-016-4 200 R-R 1971-11-10 46.296San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep RK1991-1991-  
Sonny Jackson1B2018-08-305-11 178 L-L 1947-09-10 70.355Honey Grove,Texas --
1966- 2-  22-CLE
Buzzy KellerSCOUT2018-08-27   - 1933-09-03 84.358Mason,Texas --  
Dean StoneP2018-08-216-4 205 L-L 1930-09-01 87.354Moline,Illinois MLB1953-19631953-1963  
Doc EdwardsC2018-08-206-2 215 R-R 1936-12-10 81.253Red Jacket,West Virginia MLB1962-19701962-1970
1958-   UDFA-CLE
Joe LandrumP2018-08-195-11 180 R-R 1928-12-13 89.249Columbia,South Carolina MLB1950-19521950-1952  
Phil PoteSCOUT2018-08-19   - --- --  
Ozzie Van BrabantP2018-08-186-1 165 R-R 1926-09-28 91.324Kingsville,Ontario MLB1954-19551954-1955  
Aaron CoxP2018-08-156-3 205 R-R 1994-08-05 24.010Vineland,New Jersey A+2013-2018-
2015-19- 585-ANA
Dwayne MikemannP2018-08-10   - 1956-- 63.???- --
1976- 2-  48-CIN
John Kennedy3B-SS2018-08-09Complications from stroke6-0 185 R-R 1941-05-29 77.072Chicago,Illinois MLB1962-19741962-1974
1961-   UDFA-WS2
Bob BendaSS2018-08-085-9 160 R-R 1956-09-30 61.312North Palm Beach,Florida A+1978-1979-
1978-22- 547-DET
George GospodinoffP2018-08-08   - 1954-- 65.???- --
1972-16- 362-CLE
Mark SmithP2018-08-076-6 220 R-R 1959-10-15 58.297Nashville,Tennessee A1981-1983-  
Myron WhiteOF2018-08-045-11 180 L-L 1957-08-01 61.003Long Beach,California MLB1977-19811978-1978
1975- 2-  48-LAN
Joe BorowyP2018-08-046-1 190 R-R 1947-08-19 70.351Baltimore,Maryland --
1966- 4-  65-MIN
Jim FergusonSS2018-08-025-8 175 R-R 1965-12-22 52.223New Haven,Connecticut A+1987-1990-  
Manny GuerraSCOUT2018-08-01Cancer   - --- --  
Daryl RobertsonSS2018-07-316-0 184 R-R 1936-01-05 82.208Cripple Creek,Colorado MLB1962-19621962-1962
1954-   UDFA-NY1