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Kid Nichols passed away on 1953-04-11
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Patsy DonovanOF1953-12-255-11 175 L-L 1865-03-16 88.284County Cork,Ireland MLB1890-19071890-1907  
Pinch ThomasC1953-12-245-9 173 L-R 1888-01-24 65.335Camp Point,Illinois MLB1912-19211912-1921  
Walt DeVoyOF1953-12-175-11 165 R-R 1886-03-14 67.278St. Louis,Missouri MLB1909-19091909-1909  
Lou McEvoyP1953-12-176-2 203 R-R 1902-05-30 51.201Williamsburg,Kansas MLB1930-19311930-1931  
Ed BarrowMGR1953-12-15   - 1868-05-10 85.219Springfield,Illinois --  
Klondike Douglass1B1953-12-136-0 200 L-R 1872-05-10 81.217Boston,Pennsylvania MLB1896-19041896-1904  
Harry ArmbrusterOF1953-12-105-10 190 L-L 1882-03-20 71.265Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1906-19061906-1906  
Slats Jordan1B-OF1953-12-076-1 190 L-L 1878-09-27 75.071Baltimore,Maryland MLB1901-19021901-1902  
Billy MahargOF-3B1953-11-205-4 155 R-R 1881-03-19 72.246Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1912-19161912-1916  
Guy Lacy2B1953-11-195-11 170 R-R 1897-06-12 56.160Cleveland,Tennessee MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Dutch ScheslerP1953-11-196-2 185 R-R 1900-06-01 53.171Frankfurt,Germany MLB1931-19311931-1931  
Tom DoughertyP1953-11-065-11 195 L-R 1881-05-30 72.160Chicago,Illinois MLB1904-19041904-1904  
John ChapmanSS1953-11-035-10 175 R-R 1899-10-15 54.019Centralia,Pennsylvania MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Wally ClementOF1953-11-015-11 175 L-R 1881-07-21 72.103Auburn,Maine MLB1908-19091908-1909  
Jim Delahanty2B-3B1953-10-175-10 170 R-R 1879-06-20 74.119Cleveland,Ohio MLB1901-19121901-1912  
Rags FairclothP1953-10-055-11 160 R-R 1892-08-19 61.047Kenton,Tennessee MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Lefty TylerP1953-09-296-0 175 L-L 1889-12-14 63.289Derry,New Hampshire MLB1910-19211910-1921  
Bill CunninghamOF1953-09-265-8 155 R-R 1895-07-30 58.058San Francisco,California MLB1921-19241921-1924  
Harry AubreySS1953-09-18   - 1880-07-05 73.075St. Joseph,Missouri MLB1903-19031903-1903  
Seth SigsbyP1953-09-156-0 175 - 1874-04-30 79.138Cobleskill,New York MLB1893-18931893-1893  
Wesley CallahanSS1953-09-135-7 155 R-R 1888-07-03 65.072Lyons,Indiana MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Bob CoulsonOF1953-09-115-10 175 R-R 1887-06-17 66.086Courtney,Pennsylvania MLB1908-19111908-1911  
Buck Herzog2B-3B1953-09-045-11 160 R-R 1885-07-09 68.057Baltimore,Maryland MLB1908-19201908-1920  
Jack PfiesterP1953-09-035-11 180 R-L 1878-05-24 75.102Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1903-19111903-1911  
Charlie ShieldsP1953-08-27   L-L 1879-12-10 73.261Jackson,Tennessee MLB1902-19071902-1907  
Jim Tabor3B1953-08-226-2 175 R-R 1916-11-05 36.290New Hope,Alabama MLB1938-19471938-1947  
Ty TysonOF1953-08-165-11 169 R-R 1892-06-01 61.076Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania MLB1926-19281926-1928  
Abner PowellP1953-08-075-7 160 L-R 1860-12-15 92.235Shenandoah,Pennsylvania MLB1884-18861884-1886  
Bill PhyleP1953-08-06   -R 1875-06-25 78.042Duluth,Minnesota MLB1898-19061898-1906  
Leon ChagnonP1953-07-306-0 182 R-R 1902-09-28 50.305Pittsfield,New Hampshire MLB1929-19351929-1935  
Pat HillyOF1953-07-255-11 180 R-R 1887-02-24 66.151Fostoria,Ohio MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Al KelloggP1953-07-216-3 208 L-L 1886-09-09 66.315Providence,Rhode Island MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Lew WendellC1953-07-115-11 178 R-R 1892-03-22 61.111New York,New York MLB1915-19261915-1926  
Frank McCue3B1953-07-055-9 150 B-R 1898-10-04 54.274Chicago,Illinois MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Charlie HemphillOF1953-06-225-9 160 L-L 1876-04-20 77.063Greenville,Michigan MLB1899-19111899-1911  
Oscar JonesP1953-06-165-7 163 R-R 1879-10-22 73.238Carter County,Missouri MLB1903-19051903-1905  
Rip ReaganP1953-06-085-11 170 R-R 1878-06-05 75.003Lincoln,Illinois MLB1903-19031903-1903  
Bill BurnsOF1953-06-066-2 195 B-L 1880-01-29 73.129San Saba,Texas MLB1908-19121908-1912  
Jesse BurkettOF1953-05-275-8 155 L-L 1868-12-04 84.174Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1890-19051890-1905  
Ray Grimes1B1953-05-255-11 168 R-R 1893-09-11 59.256Bergholz,Ohio MLB1920-19261920-1926  
Sam LeeverP1953-05-195-10 175 R-R 1871-12-23 81.148Goshen,Ohio MLB1898-19101898-1910  
Jim WallaceOF1953-05-165-9 150 L-L 1881-11-14 71.183Boston,Massachusetts MLB1905-19051905-1905  
Jim Field1B1953-05-136-1 170 - 1863-04-24 90.019Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1883-18981883-1898  
Ed SummersP1953-05-126-2 180 B-R 1884-12-05 68.158Ladoga,Indiana MLB1908-19121908-1912  
Ed HugC1953-05-115-8   R-R 1880-07-14 72.301Fayetteville,Ohio MLB1903-19031903-1903  
Jim JonesOF1953-05-065-10 162 R-R 1876-12-25 76.132London,Kentucky MLB1897-19021897-1902  
Kewpie PenningtonP1953-05-035-8 168 R-R 1896-09-24 56.221New York,New York MLB1917-19171917-1917  
Pete ScottOF1953-05-035-11 175 R-R 1898-12-21 54.133Woodland,California MLB1926-19281926-1928  
Fred MillerP1953-05-026-2 190 L-L 1886-06-28 66.308Fairfield,Indiana MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Gene McAuliffeC1953-04-296-1 180 R-R 1872-02-28 81.061Randolph,Massachusetts MLB1904-19041904-1904  
Don BrennanP1953-04-266-0 210 R-R 1903-12-02 49.146Augusta,Maine MLB1933-19371933-1937  
Harry NilesOF-2B1953-04-185-8 175 R-R 1880-09-10 72.220Buchanan,Michigan MLB1906-19101906-1910  
Cotton Tierney2B-3B1953-04-185-8 175 R-R 1894-02-10 59.067Kansas City,Kansas MLB1920-19251920-1925  
Sam GrayP1953-04-165-10 175 R-R 1897-10-15 55.183Van Alstyne,Texas MLB1924-19331924-1933  
Roy PattersonP1953-04-146-0 185 R-R 1876-12-17 76.118Stoddard,Wisconsin MLB1901-19071901-1907  
Kid NicholsP1953-04-115-10 175 B-R 1869-09-14 83.209Madison,Wisconsin MLB1890-19061890-1906  
Herb GormanH1953-04-055-11 180 L-L 1924-12-18 28.108San Francisco,California MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Connie WalshP1953-04-05   -R 1882-04-23 70.347St. Louis,Missouri MLB1907-19071907-1907  
Tex ErwinC1953-04-056-0 185 L-R 1885-12-22 67.104Forney,Texas MLB1907-19141907-1914  
Larry BentonP1953-04-03Heart attack5-11 165 R-R 1897-11-20 55.134St. Louis,Missouri MLB1923-19351923-1935  
Jim ThorpeOF1953-03-286-1 185 R-R 1887-05-28 65.305Prague,Oklahoma MLB1913-19191913-1919  
Tim GriesenbeckC1953-03-255-10 190 R-R 1897-12-10 55.105San Antonio,Texas MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Michael DriscollP1953-03-226-1 160 R-R 1892-10-19 60.154Rockland,Massachusetts MLB1916-19161916-1916  
Harry Truby2B1953-03-215-11 185 R-R 1868-05-12 84.313Kittaning,Pennsylvania MLB1895-18961895-1896  
John BrackenridgeP1953-03-206-0   R-R 1880-12-24 72.086Harrisburg,Pennsylvania MLB1904-19041904-1904  
Fred ToneyP1953-03-116-1 195 R-R 1888-12-11 64.090Nashville,Tennessee MLB1911-19231911-1923  
Jock MenefeeP1953-03-116-0 165 R-R 1868-01-15 85.056Rowlesburg,West Virginia MLB1892-19031892-1903  
Tom WilsonC1953-03-076-1 160 B-R 1890-06-03 62.277Fleming,Kansas MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Tex PruiettP1953-03-065-8 176 L-R 1883-04-10 69.331Osgood,Indiana MLB1907-19081907-1908  
Clyde MilanOF1953-03-035-9 168 L-R 1887-03-25 65.344Linden,Tennessee MLB1907-19221907-1922  
Barney WolfeP1953-02-276-1   R-R 1876-01-09 77.049Independence,Pennsylvania MLB1903-19061903-1906  
Lenny MetzSS-2B1953-02-245-10 170 R-R 1899-07-06 53.233Louisville,Colorado MLB1923-19251923-1925  
Buck FreemanP1953-02-215-10 167 B-R 1893-07-05 59.231Mart,Texas MLB1921-19221921-1922  
Ed HaighOF1953-02-13   - 1867-02-07 86.006Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1892-18921892-1892  
Happy ForemanP1953-02-135-7 160 L-L 1897-07-20 55.208Memphis,Tennessee MLB1924-19261924-1926  
Frank DonnellyP1953-02-035-6 180 - 1869-10-07 83.119Tamaroa,Illinois MLB1893-18931893-1893  
Mike DejanOF1953-02-026-1 185 L-L 1915-01-13 38.020Cleveland,Ohio MLB1940-19401940-1940  
Mike HandiboeOF1953-01-315-10 155 L-L 1887-07-21 65.194Washington,District of Columbia MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Howie HaworthC1953-01-285-10 165 L-R 1893-08-27 59.154Newberg,Oregon MLB1915-19151915-1915  
Merv SheaC1953-01-275-11 175 R-R 1900-09-05 52.144San Francisco,California MLB1927-19441927-1944  
Ben Taylor1B1953-01-246-1 190 L-L 1888-07-01 64.207Anderson,South Carolina --  
Jose Rodriguez2B-1B1953-01-215-8 150 R-R 1894-02-23 58.332Havana,Cuba MLB1917-19181917-1918  
Carl EastOF-P1953-01-156-2 178 L-R 1894-08-27 58.141Marietta,Georgia MLB1915-19241915-1924  
Charlie SmallOF1953-01-145-11 180 L-R 1905-10-24 47.082Auburn,Maine MLB1930-19301930-1930  
Pat CarneyP1953-01-096-0 200 L-L 1876-08-07 76.155Holyoke,Massachusetts MLB1901-19041901-1904  
Pete LapanC1953-01-055-7 165 R-R 1891-06-25 61.194Easthampton,Massachusetts MLB1922-19231922-1923  
Mike CantwellP1953-01-055-10 155 L-L 1896-01-15 56.356Washington,District of Columbia MLB1916-19201916-1920  
Chuck WorkmanOF-3B1953-01-036-0 175 L-R 1915-01-06 37.362Leeton,Missouri MLB1938-19461938-1946  
Joe HouserP1953-01-035-9 160 L-L 1891-07-03 61.184Steubenville,Ohio --  
Harry AtkinsonOF1953-01-02   - 1874-06-16 78.200Fulton,Missouri MLB1895-18951895-1895  
Doug McWeenyP1953-01-016-2 190 R-R 1896-08-17 56.137Chicago,Illinois MLB1921-19301921-1930