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Walter Holke passed away on 1954-10-12
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Tom RafteryOF1954-12-315-10 175 R-R 1881-10-05 73.087Boston,Massachusetts MLB1909-19091909-1909  
Big Jeff PfefferP1954-12-196-1 185 R-R 1882-03-31 72.263Champaign,Illinois MLB1905-19111905-1911  
Red ProctorP1954-12-176-1 165 R-R 1900-10-27 54.051Williamsburg,Virginia MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Harry CourtneyP1954-12-116-4 185 L-L 1898-11-19 56.022Asheville,North Carolina MLB1919-19221919-1922  
Bill McGowanUMP1954-12-09   - 1896-01-18 58.326Wilmington,Delaware --  
Bill McGowanUMP1954-12-095-9 178 - 1896-01-18 58.326Wilmington,Delaware --  
Russ ChristopherP1954-12-056-3 180 R-R 1917-09-12 37.084Richmond,California MLB1942-19481942-1948  
Tony MadiganP1954-12-045-5 126 -R 1868-07-18 86.139Washington,DC MLB1886-18861886-1886  
Kid O'HaraOF1954-12-015-7 152 B-R 1875-12-19 78.348Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania MLB1904-19041904-1904  
Al LawsonP1954-11-295-11 161 R-R 1869-03-24 85.250London,England MLB1890-18901890-1890  
Nick MaddoxP1954-11-276-0 175 L-R 1886-11-09 68.018Govans,Maryland MLB1907-19101907-1910  
Bill DoakP1954-11-266-0 165 R-R 1891-01-28 63.302Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1912-19291912-1929  
Charlie GibsonC1954-11-226-0 160 R-R 1879-11-17 75.005Sharon,Pennsylvania MLB1905-19051905-1905  
Uel EubanksP1954-11-216-3 175 R-R 1903-02-14 51.280Quinlan,Texas MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Hod FennerP1954-11-205-10 165 R-R 1897-07-12 57.131Martin,Michigan MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Charlie FrisbeeOF1954-11-075-9 175 B-R 1874-02-02 80.278Dows,Iowa MLB1899-19001899-1900  
Art Bues3B1954-11-075-11 184 R-R 1888-03-03 66.249Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1913-19141913-1914  
Art GardinerP1954-10-215-11 175 L-L 1899-12-26 54.299Madden,Mississippi MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Hugh DuffyOF1954-10-195-7 168 R-R 1866-11-26 87.327Cranston,Rhode Island MLB1888-19061888-1906  
Dave DavenportP1954-10-166-6 220 R-R 1890-02-20 64.238DeRidder,Louisiana MLB1914-19191914-1919  
Bill Swanson2B-3B1954-10-145-6 156 B-R 1888-10-12 66.002New York,New York MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Walter Holke1B1954-10-126-1 185 B-L 1892-12-25 61.291St. Louis,Missouri MLB1914-19251914-1925  
Josh DevoreOF1954-10-065-6 160 L-L 1887-11-13 66.328Murray City,Ohio MLB1908-19141908-1914  
Oscar CharlestonHOF1954-10-056-0 200 L-L 1896-10-14 57.356Indianapolis,Indiana --  
John WilsonP1954-09-236-1 185 R-L 1890-06-15 64.100Boonsboro,Maryland MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Herbie MoranOF1954-09-215-5 150 L-R 1884-02-16 70.218Costello,Pennsylvania MLB1908-19151908-1915  
Roy Grimes2B1954-09-136-1 176 R-R 1893-09-11 61.002Bergholz,Ohio MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Maurice ArchdeaconOF1954-09-055-8 153 L-L 1897-12-14 56.265St. Louis,Missouri MLB1923-19251923-1925  
Fred OsbornOF1954-09-025-9 178 L-R 1883-11-28 70.279Nevada,Ohio MLB1907-19091907-1909  
Wimpy QuinnP1954-09-016-2 187 R-R 1918-05-12 36.112Birmingham,Alabama MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Jack FerryP1954-08-295-11 175 R-R 1887-04-07 67.144Pittsfield,Massachusetts MLB1910-19131910-1913  
Fabian KowalikP1954-08-145-11 185 R-R 1908-04-22 46.114Falls City,Texas MLB1932-19361932-1936  
Art Hoelskoetter2B1954-08-036-2   R-R 1882-09-30 71.307St. Louis,Missouri MLB1905-19081905-1908  
Babe Borton1B1954-07-296-0 178 L-L 1888-08-14 65.349Marion,Illinois MLB1912-19161912-1916  
Jim BagbyP1954-07-286-0 170 B-R 1889-10-05 64.296Barnett,Georgia MLB1912-19231912-1923  
Jack BrackenP1954-07-165-11 175 R-R 1881-04-14 73.093Cleveland,Ohio MLB1901-19011901-1901  
Chris MahoneyP1954-07-155-9 160 R-R 1885-06-11 69.034Milton,Massachusetts MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Ed PorrayP1954-07-135-11 170 R-R 1888-12-05 65.220- --  
Wiley TaylorP1954-07-086-1 175 R-R 1888-03-18 66.112Wamego,Kansas MLB1911-19141911-1914  
Charlie Pick2B-3B1954-06-265-10 160 L-R 1888-04-10 66.077Brookneal,Virginia MLB1914-19201914-1920  
Roy MasseyOF1954-06-235-11 170 L-R 1890-10-09 63.257Sevierville,Tennessee MLB1918-19181918-1918  
Lew CarrSS1954-06-156-2 200 R-R 1872-08-15 81.304Union Springs,New York MLB1901-19011901-1901  
Zaza HarveyOF-P1954-06-036-0 190 L-L 1879-01-05 75.149Saratoga,California MLB1900-19021900-1902  
George CaithamerC1954-06-015-7 160 R-R 1910-07-22 43.314Chicago,Illinois MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Vern DuncanOF1954-06-015-9 155 L-R 1890-01-06 64.146Clayton,North Carolina MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Charlie BiggsP1954-05-246-1 185 R-R 1906-09-15 47.251French Lick,Indiana MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Bill DavidsonOF1954-05-235-10 170 R-R 1884-05-10 70.013Lafayette,Indiana MLB1909-19111909-1911  
Chief BenderP1954-05-226-2 185 R-R 1884-05-05 70.017Carlisle,Pennsylvania MLB1903-19251903-1925  
Earl TyreeC1954-05-175-8 160 R-R 1890-03-04 64.074Huntsville,Illinois MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Roy ParkerP1954-05-176-3 200 R-R 1896-02-29 58.078Union,Missouri MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Dorsey RiddlemoserP1954-05-11   R-R 1875-03-25 79.047Frederick,Maryland MLB1899-18991899-1899  
Eddie FilesP1954-05-10   R-R 1883-05-19 70.357Portland,Maine MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Les ChannellOF1954-05-086-0 180 L-L 1886-03-03 68.066Crestline,Ohio MLB1910-19141910-1914  
Otto McIvorOF1954-05-045-11 175 B-L 1884-07-26 69.282Greenville,Texas MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Red GunkelP1954-04-195-8 158 B-R 1894-04-15 60.004Sheffield,Illinois MLB1916-19161916-1916  
Chick HolmesP1954-04-15   -R 1896-03-22 58.024Beverly,New Jersey MLB1918-19181918-1918  
Harry LaRossOF1954-03-225-11 170 R-R 1888-01-02 66.080Easton,Pennsylvania MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Charlie BabbSS1954-03-195-10 165 B-R 1873-02-20 81.027Milwaukie,Oregon MLB1903-19051903-1905  
Frank FaheyOF-P1954-03-196-1 190 B-R 1896-01-22 58.057Milford,Massachusetts MLB1918-19181918-1918  
George Grantham2B-1B1954-03-165-10 170 L-R 1900-05-20 53.300Galena,Kansas MLB1922-19341922-1934  
Bill Bradley3B1954-03-116-0 185 R-R 1878-02-13 76.026Cleveland,Ohio MLB1899-19101899-1910  
Chief WilsonOF1954-02-226-2 185 L-R 1883-08-21 70.185Austin,Texas MLB1908-19161908-1916  
Sadie McMahonP1954-02-205-9 165 R-R 1867-09-19 86.154Wilmington,Delaware MLB1889-18971889-1897  
John GillespieP1954-02-155-11 172 R-R 1900-02-25 53.355Oakland,California MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Heinie BergerP1954-02-105-9   -R 1882-01-07 72.034LaSalle,Illinois MLB1907-19101907-1910  
Ed WarnerP1954-02-055-10 165 R-L 1889-06-20 64.230Fitchburg,Massachusetts MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Ollie SmithOF1954-02-04   L-L 1865-10-19 88.108Mount Vernon,Ohio MLB1894-18941894-1894  
Norman PlittP1954-02-015-11 180 R-R 1893-02-21 60.345York,Pennsylvania MLB1918-19271918-1927  
Bunny MaddenC1954-01-205-10 190 R-R 1882-09-14 71.128Boston,Massachusetts MLB1909-19111909-1911  
Clay Perry3B1954-01-135-10 175 R-R 1881-12-18 72.026Clayton,Wisconsin MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Sumner BowmanP1954-01-116-0 160 L-L 1867-02-09 86.336Millersburg,Pennsylvania MLB1890-18911890-1891  
Skeeter SheltonOF1954-01-095-11 175 R-R 1888-06-29 65.194Huntington,West Virginia MLB1915-19151915-1915  
Red SchillingsP1954-01-075-10 180 R-R 1900-03-29 53.284Deport,Texas MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Rabbit MaranvilleSS-2B1954-01-055-5 155 R-R 1891-11-11 62.055Springfield,Massachusetts MLB1912-19351912-1935