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1996 Baseball DeathsTransactions
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Dan Lewandowski passed away on 1996-07-19
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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
Sam NarronC1996-12-315-10 180 R-R 1913-08-25 83.128Middlesex,North Carolina MLB1935-19431935-1943  
Gene BrabenderP1996-12-276-5 225 R-R 1941-08-16 55.133Madison,Wisconsin MLB1966-19701966-1970
1961-   UDFA-LAN
Fred GreenP1996-12-226-4 190 R-L 1933-09-14 63.099Titusville,New Jersey MLB1959-19641959-1964
1952-   UDFA-PIT
George JumonvilleSS1996-12-126-0 175 R-R 1917-05-16 79.210Mobile,Alabama MLB1940-19411940-1941  
Cliff MapesOF1996-12-056-3 205 L-R 1922-03-13 74.267Sutherland,Nebraska MLB1948-19521948-1952  
John BatemanC1996-12-036-3 220 R-R 1940-07-21 56.135Killeen,Texas MLB1962-19721963-1972
1962-   UDFA-HOU
Ted PetoskeyOF1996-11-305-11 183 R-R 1911-01-05 85.329St. Charles,Michigan MLB1934-19351934-1935  
Loren BainP1996-11-246-0 190 R-R 1922-07-04 74.143Staples,Minnesota MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Earl CookP1996-11-216-0 195 R-R 1908-12-10 87.346Stouffville,Ontario MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Bill SaylesP1996-11-206-2 175 R-R 1917-07-27 79.116Portland,Oregon MLB1939-19431939-1943  
Charlie Neal2B-SS1996-11-185-10 165 R-R 1931-01-30 65.292Longview,Texas MLB1956-19631956-1963  
John MichaelsP1996-11-185-10 154 L-L 1907-07-10 89.131Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Joe GonzalesP1996-11-165-9 175 R-R 1915-03-19 81.242San Francisco,California MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Jim Baxes2B-3B1996-11-146-1 190 R-R 1928-07-05 68.132San Francisco,California MLB1959-19591959-1959
1947-   UDFA-BRO
Roger McCardellC1996-11-136-0 200 R-R 1932-08-29 64.076Gorsuch Mills,Maryland MLB1959-19591959-1959
1950-   UDFA-BSN
Lum HarrisP1996-11-116-1 180 R-R 1915-01-17 81.298New Castle,Alabama MLB1941-19471941-1947  
Eddie LukonOF1996-11-075-10 168 L-L 1920-08-05 76.094Burgettstown,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19471941-1947  
Bob ThorpeOF1996-10-30Electrocuted6-1 190 R-R 1926-11-19 69.345Caryville,Florida MLB1951-19531951-1953  
Ewell BlackwellP1996-10-296-6 195 R-R 1922-10-23 74.006Fresno,California MLB1942-19551942-1955  
Joe SamuelsP1996-10-286-1 196 R-R 1905-03-21 91.221Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1930-19301930-1930  
Harry ShumanP1996-10-256-2 195 R-R 1915-03-05 81.234Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1942-19441942-1944  
Bob GrimP1996-10-236-1 185 R-R 1930-03-08 66.229New York,New York MLB1954-19621954-1962  
Elmer KlumppC1996-10-186-0 184 R-R 1906-08-26 90.053St. Louis,Missouri MLB1934-19371934-1937  
Bob AdamsP1996-10-175-11 168 R-R 1901-07-24 95.085Holyoke,Massachusetts MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Tom FerrickP1996-10-156-2 220 R-R 1915-01-06 81.282New York,New York MLB1941-19521941-1952  
Mike BalasP1996-10-156-0 195 R-R 1910-05-17 86.151Lowell,Massachusetts MLB1938-19381938-1938  
Joe WalshSS1996-10-055-10 155 R-R 1917-03-13 79.206Boston,Massachusetts MLB1938-19381938-1938  
Joe HoernerP1996-10-04Farming accident6-1 200 R-L 1936-11-12 59.326Dubuque,Iowa MLB1957-19771963-1977
1957-   UDFA-CHA
Tom Hafey3B1996-10-026-1 180 R-R 1913-07-12 83.082Berkeley,California MLB1939-19441939-1944  
Les TietjeP1996-10-026-0 178 R-R 1911-09-11 85.021Sumner,Iowa MLB1933-19381933-1938  
Bruce Konopka1B1996-09-276-2 190 L-L 1919-09-16 77.011Hammond,Indiana MLB1942-19461942-1946  
Garland LawingOF1996-09-276-1 180 R-R 1919-08-29 77.029Gastonia,North Carolina MLB1946-19461946-1946  
Red EmbreeP1996-09-246-0 165 R-R 1917-08-30 79.025El Monte,California MLB1941-19491941-1949  
Nanny Fernandez3B-SS1996-09-195-9 170 R-R 1918-10-25 77.329Wilmington,California MLB1942-19501942-1950  
Billy BowersOF1996-09-175-9 176 L-R 1923-03-25 73.176Parkin,Arkansas MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Andy PilneyH1996-09-155-11 174 R-R 1913-01-19 83.239Frontenac,Kansas MLB1936-19361936-1936  
Harry Hanebrink2B-OF1996-09-096-0 165 L-R 1927-11-12 68.302St. Louis,Missouri MLB1953-19591953-1959  
Johnny PramesaC1996-09-096-2 210 R-R 1925-08-28 71.012Barton,Ohio MLB1949-19521949-1952  
Willy MirandaSS1996-09-075-9 150 B-R 1926-05-24 70.106Velasco,Cuba MLB1951-19591951-1959  
Barney McCoskyOF1996-09-066-1 184 L-R 1917-04-11 79.148Coal Run,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19531939-1953  
Babe Dahlgren1B1996-09-04Natural causes6-0 190 R-R 1912-06-15 84.081San Francisco,California MLB1935-19461935-1946  
Wes LivengoodP1996-09-026-2 172 R-R 1910-07-18 86.046Salisbury,North Carolina MLB1939-19391939-1939  
Gil English3B-SS1996-08-315-11 180 R-R 1909-07-02 87.060Glenola,North Carolina MLB1931-19441931-1944  
Al ZarillaOF1996-08-285-11 180 L-R 1919-05-01 77.119Los Angeles,California MLB1943-19531943-1953  
Robert SalterC1996-08-236-0 170 R-R 1953-08-23 43.000- --  
Ray ShoreP1996-08-136-3 210 R-R 1921-06-09 75.065Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1946-19491946-1949  
Willard BrownOF1996-08-04 200 R-R 1915-06-26 81.039Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Howie GossOF1996-07-316-4 204 R-R 1934-11-01 61.272Wewoka,Oklahoma MLB1962-19631962-1963
1955-   UDFA-PIT
Bill JackowskiUMP1996-07-295-10 220 - 1914-09-27 81.305North Walpole,New Hampshire --  
Ed WineappleP1996-07-236-0 210 L-L 1905-08-10 90.347Boston,Massachusetts MLB1929-19291929-1929  
Red MungerP1996-07-236-2 200 R-R 1918-10-04 77.292Houston,Texas MLB1943-19561943-1956  
Walt MorynOF1996-07-21Heart attack6-2 205 L-R 1926-04-12 70.100St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1954-19611954-1961  
Dan LewandowskiP1996-07-196-0 180 R-R 1928-01-06 68.195Buffalo,New York MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Hank CamelliC1996-07-145-11 190 R-R 1914-12-12 81.214Gloucester,Massachusetts MLB1943-19471943-1947  
Jim Baumer2B-SS1996-07-086-2 185 R-R 1931-01-29 65.160Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1949-19611949-1961  
Jim BusbyOF1996-07-08Heart attack6-1 175 R-R 1927-01-08 69.181Kenedy,Texas MLB1950-19621950-1962  
Jerry MayC1996-06-306-2 195 R-R 1943-12-14 52.199Staunton,Virginia MLB1961-19731964-1973
1961-   UDFA-PIT
Buck FriersonOF1996-06-266-3 195 R-R 1917-07-29 78.332Chicota,Texas MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Al PiechotaP1996-06-136-0 195 R-R 1914-01-19 82.145Chicago,Illinois MLB1940-19411940-1941  
Buddy Blair3B1996-06-076-0 186 L-R 1910-09-10 85.270Columbia,Mississippi MLB1942-20051942-1942  
Gene SnyderP1996-06-025-11 175 R-L 1931-03-31 65.063York,Pennsylvania MLB1959-19591959-1959
1950-   UDFA-PHI
Don Bollweg1B1996-05-266-1 190 L-L 1921-02-12 75.103Wheaton,Illinois MLB1950-19551950-1955  
Mike Sharperson3B-2B1996-05-26Car accident6-3 190 R-R 1961-10-04 34.234Orangeburg,South Carolina MLB1982-19961987-1995
1981- 4-  96-DET
Johnny Berardino2B-SS1996-05-19Pancreatic cancer6-0 180 R-R 1917-05-01 79.018Los Angeles,California MLB1939-19521939-1952  
Joe HoldenC1996-05-105-8 175 L-R 1913-06-04 82.340St. Clair,Pennsylvania MLB1934-19361934-1936  
Gus KeriazakosP1996-05-046-3 187 R-R 1931-07-28 64.281West Orange,New Jersey MLB1950-19551950-1955  
Ed NorrisUMP1996-05-04   - 1927-06-16 68.323- --  
Alex KellnerP1996-05-036-0 200 R-L 1924-08-26 71.250Tucson,Arizona MLB1948-19591948-1959  
Pinky JorgensenOF1996-05-026-1 195 R-R 1914-11-21 81.162Laton,California MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Jim GleesonOF1996-05-016-1 191 B-R 1912-03-05 84.057Kansas City,Missouri MLB1936-19421936-1942  
Al HollingsworthP1996-04-286-0 174 L-L 1908-02-25 88.063St. Louis,Missouri MLB1935-19461935-1946  
Johnny BuchaC1996-04-285-11 190 R-R 1925-01-22 71.096Allentown,Pennsylvania MLB1948-19531948-1953  
Milt GastonP1996-04-266-1 185 R-R 1896-01-27 100.090Ridgefield Park,New Jersey MLB1924-19341924-1934  
Gary GeigerOF1996-04-246-0 168 L-R 1937-04-04 59.020Sand Ridge,Illinois MLB1958-19701958-1970  
Jake Daniel1B1996-04-235-11 175 L-L 1911-04-22 85.001Roanoke,Alabama MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Bob BradyC1996-04-226-1 175 L-R 1922-11-08 73.165Lewistown,Pennsylvania MLB1946-19471946-1947  
Walker CressP1996-04-216-5 205 R-R 1917-03-06 79.046Ben Hur,Virginia MLB1948-19491948-1949  
Hank Biasatti1B1996-04-20Stroke5-11 175 L-L 1922-01-14 74.096Beano,Italy MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Bill Serena3B-2B1996-04-175-9 175 R-R 1924-10-02 71.197Alameda,California MLB1949-19541949-1954  
Don Ross3B-OF1996-04-046-2 200 R-R 1914-07-16 81.262Pasadena,California MLB1938-19461938-1946  
John McSherryUMP1996-04-01Heart attack (on the field)6-3 351 - 1944-09-11 51.202Bronx,New York --  
Jerry RobertsonP1996-03-246-2 205 B-R 1943-10-13 52.163Winchester,Kansas MLB1969-19701969-1970
1965-27- 519-SLN
Ray PepperOF1996-03-246-2 195 R-R 1905-08-05 90.231Decatur,Alabama MLB1932-19361932-1936  
Pete WhisenantOF1996-03-22Liver failure6-2 200 R-R 1929-12-14 66.098Asheville,North Carolina MLB1952-19611952-1961
1947-   UDFA-BSN
Jim PendletonOF1996-03-206-0 185 R-R 1924-01-07 72.073St. Charles,Missouri MLB1953-19621953-1962  
Dick WestC1996-03-136-2 180 R-R 1915-11-24 80.110Louisville,Kentucky MLB1938-19431938-1943  
Charles SoosP1996-03-116-1 215 R-R 1964-03-09 32.002Jacksonville,North Carolina A+1986-1988-  
Bill NicholsonOF1996-03-086-0 205 L-R 1914-12-11 81.087Chestertown,Maryland MLB1936-19531936-1953  
Augie GuglielmoUMP1996-02-285-7 175 - 1915-01-17 81.042Waterbury,Connecticut --  
Vic JanowiczC-3B1996-02-275-9 185 R-R 1930-02-26 66.001Elyria,Ohio MLB1953-19541953-1954  
Gordon Goldsberry1B1996-02-236-0 170 L-L 1927-08-30 68.177Sacramento,California MLB1949-19521949-1952  
Andy LapihuskaP1996-02-175-10 175 L-R 1922-11-01 73.108Delmont,New Jersey MLB1942-19431942-1943  
Hank GornickiP1996-02-166-1 145 R-R 1911-01-14 85.033Niagara Falls,New York MLB1941-19461941-1946  
Joe LewisP1996-02-115-11 175 R-R 1931-03-24 64.324Fall River,Massachusetts --  
Del EnnisOF1996-02-08Complications from diabetes6-0 195 R-R 1925-06-08 70.245Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1946-19591946-1959  
Red WebbP1996-02-076-0 175 L-R 1924-09-25 71.135Washington,District of Columbia MLB1948-19491948-1949  
Bob MuncriefP1996-02-066-2 190 R-R 1916-01-28 80.009Madill,Oklahoma MLB1937-19511937-1951  
Chuck ColesOF1996-01-255-9 180 L-L 1931-06-27 64.212Fredericktown,Pennsylvania MLB1958-19581958-1958
1950-   UDFA-BRO
Mike ClarkP1996-01-256-4 190 R-R 1922-02-12 73.347Camden,New Jersey MLB1952-19531952-1953  
Dick RandC1996-01-226-2 185 R-R 1931-03-07 64.321South Gate,California MLB1953-19571953-1957  
Dan Monzon2B-3B1996-01-215-10 182 R-R 1946-05-17 49.249Bronx,New York MLB1967-19771972-1973
1967- 2-  23-MIN
Joe SchultzC1996-01-105-11 184 L-R 1918-08-29 77.134Chicago,Illinois MLB1939-19481939-1948  
Roger FreedOF1996-01-09Heart condition6-0 190 R-R 1946-06-02 49.221Los Angeles,California MLB1966-19801970-1979
1966-38- 712-MIN
Overton TremperOF1996-01-095-10 163 R-R 1906-03-22 89.293Brooklyn,New York MLB1927-19281927-1928  
Dutch McCallP1996-01-086-1 184 L-L 1920-12-27 75.012Columbia,Tennessee MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Elmer SingletonP1996-01-056-2 174 R-R 1918-06-26 77.193Ogden,Utah MLB1945-19591945-1959  
Connie Ryan2B1996-01-035-11 175 R-R 1920-02-27 75.311New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1942-19541942-1954