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Steve Macko passed away on 1981-11-15
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Top Major Leaguers Has not played in MLB Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Don PlarskiOF1981-12-295-6 160 R-R 1929-11-09 52.050Chicago,Illinois MLB1955-19551955-1955  
John BischoffC1981-12-285-7 165 R-R 1894-10-28 87.061Granite City,Illinois MLB1925-19261925-1926  
Joe KracherC1981-12-245-11 185 R-R 1915-11-04 66.050Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19391939-1939  
George SchareinSS1981-12-236-1 174 R-R 1914-11-21 67.032Decatur,Illinois MLB1937-19401937-1940  
Ed GallagherP1981-12-226-2 197 B-L 1910-11-28 71.024Dorchester,Massachusetts MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Bob StewartUMP1981-12-206-2 218 - 1915-06-24 66.179Blackstone,Massachusetts --  
Jake BrownOF1981-12-186-2 200 R-R 1948-03-22 33.271Sumrall,Mississippi MLB1975-19751975-1975
1969- 1-   2-SFN
Jack WisnerP1981-12-156-3 195 R-R 1899-11-05 82.040Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1919-19261919-1926  
Tom GlassP1981-12-156-3 170 R-R 1898-04-29 83.230Greensboro,North Carolina MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Jack SnyderC1981-12-135-9 168 R-R 1886-10-06 95.068Lincoln,Pennsylvania MLB1917-19171917-1917  
Freddy LeachOF1981-12-105-11 183 L-R 1897-11-23 84.017Springfield,Missouri MLB1923-19321923-1932  
Bob JoyceP1981-12-106-1 180 R-R 1915-01-14 66.330Stockton,California MLB1939-19461939-1946  
Bill Windle1B1981-12-085-11 170 L-L 1904-12-13 76.360Galena,Kansas MLB1928-19291928-1929  
Stan HollmigOF1981-12-046-2 190 R-R 1926-01-02 55.336Fredericksburg,Texas MLB1949-19511949-1951  
Tony Piet2B-3B1981-12-016-0 175 R-R 1906-12-07 74.359Berwick,Pennsylvania MLB1931-19381931-1938  
Frank BetcherSS1981-11-275-11 173 B-R 1888-02-15 93.286Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Red SheaP1981-11-176-0 165 R-R 1898-11-29 82.353Ware,Massachusetts MLB1918-19221918-1922  
Steve Macko2B-3B1981-11-155-10 160 L-R 1954-09-06 27.070Burlington,Iowa MLB1977-19801979-1980
1977- 5- 116-CHN
Ed LaggerP1981-11-106-3 200 R-R 1912-07-14 69.119Joliet,Illinois MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Al JurisichP1981-11-036-2 193 R-R 1921-08-25 60.070New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1944-19471944-1947  
Hugh EastP1981-11-026-2 185 R-R 1919-07-07 62.118Birmingham,Alabama MLB1941-19431941-1943  
Fred ArcherP1981-10-316-0 193 L-L 1910-03-07 71.238Johnson City,Tennessee MLB1936-19371936-1937  
Harry HochP1981-10-265-10 165 R-R 1887-01-09 94.290Woodside,Delaware MLB1908-19151908-1915  
Pete ReiserOF1981-10-255-11 185 L-R 1919-03-17 62.222St. Louis,Missouri MLB1940-19521940-1952  
Taffy WrightOF1981-10-225-10 180 L-R 1911-08-10 70.073Tabor City,North Carolina MLB1938-19491938-1949  
Gene Robertson3B1981-10-215-7 152 L-R 1898-12-25 82.300St. Louis,Missouri MLB1919-19301919-1930  
Lou CiolaP1981-10-185-9 165 R-R 1922-09-06 59.042Norfolk,Virginia MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Johnny PeacockC1981-10-175-11 165 L-R 1910-01-10 71.280Fremont,North Carolina MLB1937-19451937-1945  
Jack KnottP1981-10-136-2 200 R-R 1907-03-02 74.225Dallas,Texas MLB1933-19461933-1946  
Art PassarellaUMP1981-10-125-11 196 - 1909-12-23 71.293Rochester,New York --  
Bill Nagel2B-1B1981-10-086-1 190 R-R 1915-08-09 66.060Memphis,Tennessee MLB1939-19451939-1945  
Freddie Lindstrom3B-OF1981-10-045-11 170 R-R 1905-11-21 75.317Chicago,Illinois MLB1924-19361924-1936  
Al BoolC1981-09-27Tractor accident5-11 180 R-R 1897-08-24 84.034Lincoln,Nebraska MLB1928-19311928-1931  
Harry FisherP1981-09-206-0 180 L-R 1926-01-03 55.260Newbury,Ontario MLB1951-19521951-1952  
Earl CaldwellP1981-09-156-1 178 R-R 1905-04-09 76.159Sparks,Texas MLB1928-19481928-1948  
Johnny StevensUMP1981-09-096-0 200 - 1912-05-12 69.120Duquesne,Pennsylvania --  
Ernie AltenP1981-09-096-0 175 R-L 1894-12-01 86.282Avon,Ohio MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Eddie AinsmithC1981-09-065-11 180 R-R 1892-02-04 89.215Cambridge,Massachusetts MLB1910-19241910-1924  
George LoweP1981-09-026-2 180 R-R 1895-04-25 86.130Ridgefield Park,New Jersey MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Roy ParmeleeP1981-08-316-1 190 R-R 1907-04-25 74.128Lambertville,Michigan MLB1929-19391929-1939  
George LyonsP1981-08-125-11 180 R-R 1891-01-25 90.199Bible Grove,Illinois MLB1920-19241920-1924  
Jim McLeod3B1981-08-036-0 187 R-R 1908-09-12 72.325Jones,Louisiana MLB1930-19331930-1933  
Jim McGarr2B1981-07-215-9 170 R-R 1888-11-09 92.254Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Bill HallahanP1981-07-085-10 170 R-L 1902-08-04 78.338Binghamton,New York MLB1925-19381925-1938  
Merl CombsSS-3B1981-07-086-0 172 L-R 1919-12-11 61.210Los Angeles,California MLB1947-19521947-1952  
Horace AllenOF1981-07-056-0 187 L-R 1899-06-11 82.024DeLand,Florida MLB1919-19191919-1919  
George Knothe2B1981-07-035-10 165 R-R 1898-01-12 83.172Bayonne,New Jersey MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Sam McConnell3B1981-06-275-6 150 L-R 1895-06-08 86.019Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1915-19151915-1915  
Honey BarnesC1981-06-185-10 175 L-R 1900-01-31 81.138Fulton,New York MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Skinny O'NealP1981-06-025-11 160 R-R 1899-05-02 82.031Gatewood,Missouri MLB1925-19271925-1927  
Mike SmithOF1981-05-315-11 170 L-R 1904-11-16 76.196Norfolk,Virginia MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Elmer LeonardP1981-05-276-3 210 R-R 1888-11-12 92.196Napa,California MLB1911-19111911-1911  
George SmithP1981-05-266-1 175 R-R 1901-10-27 79.211Louisville,Kentucky MLB1926-19301926-1930  
Don Richmond3B1981-05-246-1 175 L-R 1919-10-27 61.210Gillett,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19511941-1951  
Gene GreenC-OF1981-05-236-2 205 R-R 1933-06-26 47.331Los Angeles,California MLB1957-19631957-1963  
Bill BayneP1981-05-225-9 160 L-L 1899-04-18 82.034Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1919-19301919-1930  
Jim Finigan3B-2B1981-05-165-11 175 R-R 1928-08-19 52.270Quincy,Illinois MLB1954-19591954-1959  
Tommy MeeSS1981-05-165-8 165 R-R 1890-03-18 91.059Chicago,Illinois MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Eddie Onslow1B1981-05-086-0 170 L-L 1893-02-17 88.080Meadville,Pennsylvania MLB1912-19271912-1927  
Earle BruckerC1981-05-085-11 175 R-R 1901-05-06 80.002Albany,New York MLB1937-19431937-1943  
Emerson DickmanP1981-04-276-2 175 R-R 1914-11-12 66.166Buffalo,New York MLB1936-19411936-1941  
Effa ManleyEXEC1981-04-16   - 1897-03-27 84.020Philadelphia,Pennsylvania --  
Dick HooverP1981-04-126-0 170 L-L 1925-12-11 55.122Columbus,Ohio MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Steve Mesner3B1981-04-065-9 178 R-R 1918-01-13 63.083Los Angeles,California MLB1938-19451938-1945  
Clayton LambertP1981-04-036-2 185 R-R 1917-03-26 64.008Summitt,Illinois MLB1946-19471946-1947  
Ben Rochefort1B1981-04-026-2 185 L-R 1896-08-15 84.230Camden,New Jersey MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Red Morgan3B1981-03-25   -R 1883-10-06 97.171Neola,Iowa MLB1906-19061906-1906  
Gee WalkerOF1981-03-205-11 188 R-R 1908-03-19 73.001Gulfport,Mississippi MLB1931-19451931-1945  
Frank LaneEXEC1981-03-19   - 1896-02-01 85.047Cincinnati,Ohio --  
Zinn Beck1B1981-03-195-10 160 R-R 1885-09-30 95.170Steubenville,Ohio MLB1913-19181913-1918  
Joe GiebelC1981-03-175-10 175 R-R 1891-11-30 89.108Washington,DC MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Paul DeanP1981-03-176-0 175 R-R 1913-08-14 67.215Lucas,Arkansas MLB1934-19431934-1943  
Vince GonzalesP1981-03-116-1 165 L-L 1925-09-28 55.164Quivican,Cuba MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Pee-Wee WanningerSS1981-03-075-7 150 L-R 1902-12-12 78.085Birmingham,Alabama MLB1925-19271925-1927  
Wade LeflerOF1981-03-065-11 162 L-R 1896-06-05 84.274Cooleemee,North Carolina MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Frank McCreaC1981-02-255-9 155 R-R 1896-09-06 84.172Jersey City,New Jersey MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Myrl BrownP1981-02-235-11 172 R-R 1894-10-10 86.136Waynesboro,Pennsylvania MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Andy High3B-2B1981-02-225-6 155 L-R 1897-11-21 83.093Ava,Illinois MLB1922-19341922-1934  
Cotton PippenP1981-02-156-2 180 R-R 1911-04-02 69.319Cisco,Texas MLB1936-19401936-1940  
Cactus KeckP1981-02-065-11 170 R-R 1899-01-13 82.024St. Louis,Missouri MLB1922-19231922-1923  
Grant Gillis2B-SS1981-02-045-10 165 R-R 1901-01-24 80.011Grove Hill,Alabama MLB1927-19291927-1929  
Al Van CampOF-1B1981-02-025-11 175 R-R 1903-09-07 77.148Moline,Illinois MLB1928-19321928-1932  
John DowdSS1981-01-315-8 170 R-R 1891-01-03 90.028Weymouth,Massachusetts MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Marino PierettiP1981-01-305-7 158 R-R 1920-09-23 60.129Lucca,Italy MLB1945-19501945-1950  
Huck GearySS1981-01-275-10 170 L-R 1917-01-22 64.005Buffalo,New York MLB1942-19431942-1943  
Ray OylerSS1981-01-265-11 165 R-R 1938-08-04 42.175Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1965-19701965-1970
1960-   UDFA-DET
Owen KahnH1981-01-175-11 160 R-R 1905-06-05 75.226Richmond,Virginia MLB1930-19301930-1930  
Irv SteinP1981-01-076-2 170 R-R 1911-05-21 69.231Madisonville,Louisiana MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Fred StielyP1981-01-065-8 170 L-L 1901-06-01 79.219Willow,Pennsylvania MLB1929-19311929-1931  
Lou FetteP1981-01-036-1 200 R-R 1907-03-15 73.294Alma,Missouri MLB1937-19451937-1945