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Bill Abstein passed away on 1940-04-08
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Bill SchwartzC1940-12-226-1 195 R-R 1864-04-03 76.263Jamestown,Kentucky MLB1883-18841883-1884  
Patsy McGaffigan2B-SS1940-12-225-8 140 R-R 1888-09-12 52.101Carlyle,Illinois MLB1917-19181917-1918  
John KileyOF1940-12-185-7 147 L-L 1859-07-01 81.170Dedham,Massachusetts MLB1884-18911884-1891  
Billy HamiltonOF1940-12-155-6 165 L-R 1866-02-15 74.303Newark,New Jersey MLB1888-19011888-1901  
Harry EellsP1940-12-076-1 195 R-R 1881-02-14 59.296Ida Grove,Iowa MLB1906-19061906-1906  
John HarkinsP1940-11-186-1 205 R-R 1859-04-12 81.220New Brunswick,New Jersey MLB1884-18881884-1888  
Joe Quinn2B1940-11-125-7 158 R-R 1864-12-25 75.322Sydney,Australia MLB1884-19011884-1901  
George BirdOF1940-11-095-9 150 R-R 1850-06-23 90.139Rockford,Illinois MLB1871-18711871-1871  
Bill Mellor1B1940-11-056-0 190 R-R 1874-06-06 66.152Camden,New Jersey MLB1902-19021902-1902  
Joe BurkeIF1940-11-035-7 160 - 1867-12-07 72.332Nashville,Tennessee MLB1890-18911890-1891  
Harry KrauseP1940-10-235-10 165 B-L 1887-07-12 53.103San Francisco,California MLB1908-19121908-1912  
George DavisSS1940-10-17Paresis5-9 180 B-R 1870-08-23 70.055Cohoes,New York MLB1890-19091890-1909  
Bill Massey1B1940-10-095-11 167 R-R 1871-- 147.???Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1894-18941894-1894  
Crazy SchmitP1940-10-055-10 165 L-L 1866-02-13 74.234Chicago,Illinois MLB1890-19011890-1901  
Mike JordanOF1940-09-255-7 155 - 1863-02-07 77.230Lawrence,Massachusetts MLB1890-18901890-1890  
Billy OttersonSS1940-09-215-7 135 R-R 1862-05-24 78.120Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1887-18871887-1887  
Ed Yewell2B-3B1940-09-15   - 1862-08-22 78.024Washington,DC MLB1884-18841884-1884  
Andy Knox1B1940-09-14   R-R 1864-01-06 76.252Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1890-18901890-1890  
Bill Shipke3B1940-09-105-7 145 R-R 1882-11-18 57.296St. Louis,Missouri MLB1906-19091906-1909  
Johnny WelchP1940-09-026-3 184 L-R 1906-12-02 33.274Washington,DC MLB1926-19361926-1936  
Gus Dundon2B1940-09-015-10 165 R-R 1874-07-10 66.053Columbus,Ohio MLB1904-19061904-1906  
Charlie JohnsonOF1940-08-285-9 150 L-L 1885-03-12 55.169Slatington,Pennsylvania MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Ed HallinanSS-2B1940-08-245-9 168 R-R 1888-08-23 52.001San Francisco,California MLB1911-19121911-1912  
Bock BakerP1940-08-175-9 181 -L 1878-07-17 62.031Troy,New York MLB1901-19011901-1901  
Charlie HollocherSS1940-08-145-7 154 L-R 1896-06-11 44.064St. Louis,Missouri MLB1918-19241918-1924  
Buck StanleyP1940-08-135-10 160 L-L 1889-11-13 50.273Washington,DC MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Ed BruyetteOF1940-08-055-10 170 L-R 1874-08-31 65.339Manawa,Wisconsin MLB1901-19011901-1901  
Willard HershbergerC1940-08-035-10 167 R-R 1910-05-28 30.067Lemoncove,California MLB1938-19401938-1940  
Stan YerkesP1940-07-285-10 165 R-R 1874-11-28 65.242Cheltenham,Pennsylvania MLB1901-19031901-1903  
Red EhretP1940-07-286-0 175 R-R 1868-08-31 71.331Louisville,Kentucky MLB1888-18981888-1898  
Tom WilliamsP1940-07-27   - 1870-08-19 69.342Minersville,Ohio MLB1892-18931892-1893  
Charlie SwindellsC1940-07-225-11 180 R-R 1878-10-26 61.269Rockford,Illinois MLB1904-19041904-1904  
Chink Heileman3B1940-07-195-8 155 R-R 1872-08-10 67.343Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1901-19011901-1901  
Bill LeithP1940-07-166-1 208 -L 1873-05-31 67.046Matteawan,New York MLB1899-18991899-1899  
Ollie TuckerOF1940-07-135-11 180 L-R 1902-01-27 38.167Radiant,Virginia MLB1927-19281927-1928  
George YeagerC1940-07-055-10 190 R-R 1873-06-04 67.031Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1896-19021896-1902  
John StaffordP1940-07-035-10 170 R-R 1870-04-08 70.086Dudley,Massachusetts MLB1893-18931893-1893  
Frank Thompson3B1940-06-275-8 155 R-R 1895-07-02 44.361Springfield,Missouri MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Jimmie Savage2B1940-06-265-5 150 B-R 1883-08-29 56.302Southington,Connecticut MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Billy Reid2B-OF1940-06-266-0 170 L-R 1857-05-17 83.040London,Ontario MLB1883-18841883-1884  
Axel LindstromP1940-06-245-10 180 R-R 1895-08-26 44.303Gustavsberg,Sweden MLB1916-19161916-1916  
Bert AdamsC1940-06-246-1 185 B-R 1891-06-21 49.003Wharton,Texas MLB1910-19191910-1919  
Ed PabstOF1940-06-195-11 170 -R 1867-07-08 72.347St. Louis,Missouri MLB1890-18901890-1890  
Bill HawesOF1940-06-165-10 155 R-R 1853-11-17 86.211Nashua,New Hampshire MLB1879-18841879-1884  
Phil Baker1B-OF1940-06-045-8 152 L-L 1856-09-19 83.258Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1883-18861883-1886  
Billy KellyC1940-06-036-0 183 R-R 1886-05-01 54.033Baltimore,Maryland MLB1910-19131910-1913  
Logan DrakeP1940-06-015-10 165 R-R 1900-12-26 39.157Spartanburg,South Carolina MLB1922-19241922-1924  
Spike ShannonOF1940-05-165-11 180 B-R 1878-02-07 62.098Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1904-19081904-1908  
Harry GasparP1940-05-146-0 180 R-R 1883-04-28 57.016Kingsley,Iowa MLB1909-19121909-1912  
Bill WiseOF1940-05-055-7 142 - 1861-03-15 79.051Washington,DC MLB1882-18861882-1886  
Patsy DoughertyOF1940-04-306-2 190 L-R 1876-10-27 63.185Andover,New York MLB1902-19111902-1911  
Henry CoteC1940-04-285-9 165 - 1864-02-19 76.069Troy,New York MLB1894-18951894-1895  
Fred KlobedanzP1940-04-125-11 190 L-L 1871-06-13 68.304Waterbury,Connecticut MLB1896-19021896-1902  
Tom SeatonP1940-04-106-0 175 B-R 1887-08-30 52.224Blair,Nebraska MLB1912-19171912-1917  
Bill Abstein1B1940-04-086-0 185 R-R 1883-02-02 57.065St. Louis,Missouri MLB1906-19101906-1910  
Dave MurphySS-3B1940-04-08   -R 1876-05-04 63.339Adams,Massachusetts MLB1905-19051905-1905  
Roy CrabbP1940-03-305-11 160 R-R 1890-08-23 49.219Monticello,Iowa MLB1912-19121912-1912  
George McQuillanP1940-03-305-11 175 R-R 1885-05-01 54.333Brooklyn,New York MLB1907-19181907-1918  
Libe WashburnP-OF1940-03-225-10 180 B-L 1874-06-16 65.279Lyme,New Hampshire MLB1902-19031902-1903  
Ira FlagsteadOF1940-03-135-9 165 R-R 1893-09-22 46.172Montague,Michigan MLB1917-19301917-1930  
Johnny JohnstonOF1940-03-075-11 172 L-R 1890-03-28 49.344Longview,Texas MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Marshall LockeOF1940-03-06   - 1857-03-12 82.359Ashland,Ohio MLB1884-18841884-1884  
Matt KilroyP1940-03-025-9 175 L-L 1866-06-21 73.254Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1886-18981886-1898  
Matt Broderick2B1940-02-265-6 135 R-R 1877-12-01 62.087Lattimer,Pennsylvania MLB1903-19031903-1903  
John TaberP1940-02-215-8   R-R 1868-06-28 71.238Acushnet,Massachusetts MLB1890-18901890-1890  
Charlie Berry2B1940-02-165-11 175 R-R 1860-09-06 79.163Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB1884-18841884-1884  
Chick FulmerSS1940-02-156-0 158 R-R 1851-02-13 89.002Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1871-18841871-1884  
Ray Morgan2B1940-02-155-8 155 R-R 1889-06-14 50.246Baltimore,Maryland MLB1911-19181911-1918  
Frank DeckerC1940-02-05   R-R 1857-02-26 82.344St. Louis,Missouri MLB1879-18821879-1882  
Byrd LynnC1940-02-055-11 165 R-R 1889-03-13 50.329Unionville,Illinois MLB1916-19201916-1920  
Red FisherOF1940-01-315-9 176 L-R 1887-06-22 52.223Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Wally Andrews1B1940-01-206-3 170 R-R 1859-09-18 80.124Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1884-18881884-1888  
Ed KeasP1940-01-12   - 1863-01-02 77.010Dubuque,Iowa MLB1888-18881888-1888  
Charlie KellyIF1940-01-05   R-R 1862-02-25 77.314Kellyville,Pennsylvania MLB1883-18861883-1886  
Mike Mahoney1B1940-01-036-4 220 R- 1873-12-05 66.029Boston,Massachusetts MLB1897-18981897-1898  
Park SwartzelP1940-01-035-10 150 R-R 1865-11-21 74.043Knightstown,Indiana MLB1889-18891889-1889