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Doc Lavan passed away on 1952-05-29
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Bob MeinkeSS1952-12-295-10 135 R-R 1887-06-25 65.187Chicago,Illinois MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Deacon JonesP1952-12-286-1 174 R-R 1892-12-20 60.008Arcadia,Kansas MLB1916-19181916-1918  
Ed CoughlinP1952-12-25   - 1861-08-05 91.142Hartford,Connecticut MLB1884-18841884-1884  
F.C. HansfordP1952-12-146-0 180 -L 1874-12-26 77.353DuQuoin,Illinois MLB1898-18981898-1898  
Don Hurst1B1952-12-066-0 215 L-L 1905-08-12 47.116Maysville,Kentucky MLB1928-19341928-1934  
Arlie Latham2B1952-11-295-8 150 R-R 1860-03-15 92.259West Lebanon,New Hampshire MLB1880-19091880-1909  
Warren Gill1B1952-11-266-1 175 R-R 1878-12-21 73.340Ladoga,Indiana MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Fred McMullin3B1952-11-215-11 170 R-R 1891-10-13 61.039Scammon,Kansas MLB1914-19201914-1920  
Frank SmithP1952-11-035-10 194 R-R 1879-10-28 73.006Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1904-19121904-1912  
Ed McNicholP1952-11-015-5 170 R-R 1879-01-10 73.295Martins Ferry,Ohio MLB1904-19041904-1904  
Bob LawsonP1952-10-285-10 170 R-R 1875-08-23 77.066Lynchburg,Virginia MLB1901-19021901-1902  
Tom AngleyC1952-10-265-8 190 L-R 1904-10-02 48.024Baltimore,Maryland MLB1929-19291929-1929  
Mike MurphyC1952-10-265-9 170 R-R 1888-08-19 64.068Forestville,Pennsylvania MLB1912-19161912-1916  
Howard McGranerP1952-10-225-7 155 L-L 1889-09-11 63.041Hamley Run,Ohio MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Vince ShieldsP1952-10-175-11 185 L-R 1900-11-18 51.333Fredericton,New Brunswick MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Jim BanningC1952-10-145-6 150 L-R 1865-06-11 87.125New York,New York MLB1888-18891888-1889  
Roy BeecherP1952-10-116-2 180 L-R 1884-05-10 68.154Swanton,Ohio MLB1907-19081907-1908  
Joe AdamsP1952-10-086-0 190 R-L 1877-10-28 74.345Cowden,Illinois MLB1902-19021902-1902  
Jerry Freeman1B1952-09-306-2 220 L-R 1879-12-26 72.279Placerville,California MLB1908-19091908-1909  
Zeke WrigleySS1952-09-285-8 150 - 1874-01-18 78.253Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1896-18991896-1899  
Hugo BedzekCOACH1952-09-19   - 1884-04-01 68.171Prague,Czech Republic --  
Earl Sheely1B1952-09-166-3 195 R-R 1893-02-12 59.216Bushnell,Illinois MLB1921-19311921-1931  
Al ClaussP1952-09-135-10 178 R-L 1891-06-24 61.081New Haven,Connecticut MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Ed HearnSS1952-09-085-9 160 R-R 1888-09-17 63.356Ventura,California MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Butch Schmidt1B1952-09-046-1 200 L-L 1886-07-19 66.047Baltimore,Maryland MLB1909-19151909-1915  
Bert Daly2B-3B1952-09-035-9 170 R-R 1881-04-08 71.148Bayonne,New Jersey MLB1903-19031903-1903  
Arky VaughanSS1952-08-305-10 175 L-R 1912-03-09 40.174Clifty,Arkansas MLB1932-19481932-1948  
Harry MaupinP1952-08-255-7 150 -R 1872-07-11 80.045Wellsville,Missouri MLB1898-18991898-1899  
Jack RyanC-3B1952-08-215-10 165 R-R 1868-11-12 83.282Haverhill,Massachusetts MLB1889-19131889-1913  
Red Owens2B1952-08-20   R-R 1874-11-01 77.292Pottsville,Pennsylvania MLB1899-19051899-1905  
Ned PettigrewH1952-08-205-11 175 R-R 1881-08-25 70.360Honey Grove,Texas --  
George McAvoyH1952-08-19   - 1884-03-12 68.160East Liverpool,Ohio MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Hal HaidP1952-08-135-10 150 R-R 1897-12-21 54.235Barberton,Ohio MLB1919-19331919-1933  
Phil DouglasP1952-08-016-3 190 R-R 1890-06-17 62.045Cedartown,Georgia MLB1912-19221912-1922  
Dutch LeonardP1952-07-115-10 185 L-L 1892-04-16 60.086Birmingham,Ohio MLB1913-19251913-1925  
Fred Tenney1B1952-07-035-9 155 L-L 1871-11-26 80.220Georgetown,Massachusetts MLB1894-19111894-1911  
Andy DunningP1952-06-216-0 175 R-R 1871-08-12 80.314New York,New York MLB1889-18911889-1891  
John KalahanC1952-06-206-0 165 R-R 1878-09-30 73.263Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1903-19031903-1903  
Dick CrutcherP1952-06-195-9 148 R-R 1889-11-25 62.206Frankfort,Kentucky MLB1914-19151914-1915  
Julio BonettiP1952-06-176-0 180 R-R 1911-07-14 40.339Genoa,Italy MLB1937-19401937-1940  
Al AtkinsonP1952-06-175-11 165 R-R 1861-03-09 91.100Clinton,Illinois MLB1884-18871884-1887  
Bob McHaleOF1952-06-095-11 152 -R 1872-02-25 80.105Michigan Bluff,California MLB1898-18981898-1898  
Bruno HaasP1952-06-055-10 180 B-L 1891-05-05 61.031Worcester,Massachusetts MLB1915-19151915-1915  
Doc LavanSS1952-05-295-8 151 R-R 1890-10-28 61.213Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1913-19241913-1924  
Lew RitterC1952-05-275-9 150 R-R 1875-09-07 76.263Liverpool,Pennsylvania MLB1902-19081902-1908  
Bill McGilvrayH1952-05-236-0 160 L-L 1883-04-29 69.024Portland,Oregon MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Sal CampfieldP1952-05-166-0 185 R-R 1868-02-19 84.087Meadville,Pennsylvania MLB1896-18961896-1896  
Spec HarknessP1952-05-165-11 180 R-R 1887-12-13 64.155Los Angeles,California MLB1910-19111910-1911  
Bert CunninghamP1952-05-145-6 147 R-R 1865-11-25 86.170Wilmington,Delaware MLB1887-19011887-1901  
Red DooinC1952-05-145-9 165 R-R 1879-06-12 72.337Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1902-19161902-1916  
Charlie YoungP1952-05-12 155 B-R 1893-01-12 59.120Philadelphia,Pennsylvania --  
Red BluhmH1952-05-075-11 165 R-R 1894-06-27 57.314Flint,Michigan MLB1918-19181918-1918  
Harry BerteIF1952-05-06   -R 1872-05-10 79.361Covington,Kentucky MLB1903-19031903-1903  
Rube DessauP1952-05-065-11 175 B-R 1883-03-29 69.038New Galilee,Pennsylvania MLB1907-19101907-1910  
Burt KeeleyP1952-05-035-9 170 R-R 1879-11-02 72.183Wilmington,Illinois MLB1908-19091908-1909  
Ernie JohnsonSS1952-05-015-9 151 L-R 1888-04-29 64.002Chicago,Illinois MLB1912-19251912-1925  
Frank MaddenC1952-04-30   - 1892-10-17 59.195Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania --  
Larry LeJeuneOF1952-04-216-0 185 R-R 1885-07-22 66.273Chicago,Illinois MLB1911-19151911-1915  
Willie LudolphP1952-04-086-1 170 R-R 1900-01-21 52.077San Francisco,California MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Ray JacobsH1952-04-056-0 160 R-R 1902-01-02 50.093Salt Lake City,Utah MLB1928-19281928-1928  
Phenomenal SmithP1952-04-035-6 161 L-L 1864-12-12 87.112Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1884-18911884-1891  
Dick HarleyP1952-04-035-10 165 L-R 1872-09-25 79.190Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1897-19031897-1903  
John Gallagher2B1952-03-305-10 156 R-R 1892-02-18 60.041Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania --  
Deacon PhillippeP1952-03-306-0 180 R-R 1872-05-23 79.311Rural Retreat,Virginia MLB1899-19111899-1911  
Steve SundraP1952-03-236-2 190 R-R 1910-03-27 41.361Luxor,Pennsylvania MLB1936-19461936-1946  
Lefty ThomasP1952-03-216-0 183 L-L 1903-10-04 48.169Glade Spring,Virginia MLB1925-19261925-1926  
Harry BayOF1952-03-205-8 138 L-L 1878-01-17 74.062Pontiac,Illinois MLB1901-19071901-1907  
Vincent ManeySS1952-03-136-0 175 R-R 1886-11-14 65.119Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Pete DagliaP1952-03-116-3 210 R-R 1907-02-28 45.011Napa,California MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Charlie ManloveC1952-02-125-9 165 R-R 1862-10-08 89.127Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1884-18841884-1884  
Del Paddock3B1952-02-065-9 165 L-R 1887-06-08 64.243Volga,South Dakota MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Mike HopkinsC1952-02-055-8 160 R-R 1872-11-01 79.096Glasgow,Scotland MLB1902-19021902-1902  
Esty ChaneyP1952-02-055-11 170 R-R 1891-01-29 61.007Hadley,Pennsylvania MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Angel Aragon3B-OF1952-01-245-5 150 R-R 1890-08-02 61.175Havana,Cuba MLB1914-20031914-1917  
Dick WrightC1952-01-245-10 170 R-R 1890-05-05 61.264Worcester,New York --  
Ollie PickeringOF1952-01-205-10 175 L-R 1870-04-09 81.286Olney,Illinois MLB1896-19081896-1908  
Solly SalisburyP1952-01-176-0 180 R-R 1876-11-12 75.066Algona,Iowa MLB1902-19021902-1902  
Ben Houser1B1952-01-156-1 185 L-L 1883-11-30 68.046Shenandoah,Pennsylvania MLB1910-19121910-1912  
Rube SellersOF1952-01-145-10 180 R-R 1881-03-07 70.313Duquesne,Pennsylvania MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Bones ElyOF1952-01-106-1 155 R-R 1863-06-07 88.217North Girard,Pennsylvania MLB1884-19021884-1902  
Art EvansP1952-01-086-1 181 B-L 1911-08-03 40.158Elvins,Missouri MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Frank OberlinP1952-01-066-1 165 R-R 1876-03-29 75.283Elsie,Michigan MLB1906-19101906-1910