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1997 Baseball DeathsTransactions
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Rex Barney passed away on 1997-08-12
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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
Ed DonnellyP1997-12-256-0 175 R-R 1934-12-10 63.015Allen,Michigan MLB1959-19591959-1959  
Jose Oliva3B1997-12-226-1 150 R-R 1971-03-03 26.294San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1989-19961994-1995
1987-   UDFA-TEX
Hal RiceOF1997-12-226-1 195 L-R 1924-02-11 73.315Morganette,West Virginia MLB1948-19541948-1954  
Flea Clifton3B-SS1997-12-225-10 160 R-R 1909-12-12 88.010Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1934-19371934-1937  
Rosey GilhousenSCOUT1997-12-205-8 175 L-L 1913-06-07 84.196- --  
Frank BaumholtzOF1997-12-145-10 175 L-L 1918-10-07 79.068Midvale,Ohio MLB1947-19571947-1957  
Vic LombardiP1997-12-075-7 158 L-L 1922-09-20 75.078Reedley,California MLB1945-19501945-1950  
Lou ClintonOF1997-12-066-1 185 R-R 1937-10-13 60.054Ponca City,Oklahoma MLB1960-19671960-1967  
Steve HamiltonP1997-12-026-7 195 L-L 1935-11-30 62.002Columbia,Kentucky MLB1961-19721961-1972  
Bernie CregerSS1997-11-306-0 175 R-R 1927-03-21 70.254Wytheville,Virginia MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Paul MastersonP1997-11-275-11 165 L-L 1915-10-16 82.042Chicago,Illinois MLB1940-19421940-1942  
Buck Leonard1B1997-11-275-10 185 L-L 1907-09-08 90.080Rocky Mount,North Carolina --  
Dick LittlefieldP1997-11-206-0 180 L-L 1926-03-18 71.247Detroit,Michigan MLB1950-19581950-1958  
Al WestonH1997-11-136-0 195 R-R 1905-12-11 91.337Lynn,Massachusetts MLB1929-19291929-1929  
Moe ThackerC1997-11-136-3 210 R-R 1934-05-21 63.176Louisville,Kentucky MLB1958-19631958-1963  
Johnny DickshotOF1997-11-046-0 195 R-R 1910-01-24 87.284Waukegan,Illinois MLB1936-19451936-1945  
Bud BrownUMP1997-11-03   - 1930-11-14 66.354Hawkins,Texas --  
Roy McMillanSS1997-11-025-11 170 R-R 1929-07-17 68.108Bonham,Texas MLB1951-19661951-1966  
Sammy HairstonC1997-10-315-10 187 R-R 1920-01-20 77.285Crawford,Mississippi MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Dolph Camilli1B1997-10-215-10 185 L-L 1907-04-23 90.181San Francisco,California MLB1933-19451933-1945  
Chuck TempletonP1997-10-096-3 210 R-L 1932-06-01 65.130Detroit,Michigan MLB1955-19561955-1956  
Lou PossehlP1997-10-076-2 180 R-R 1926-04-12 71.178Chicago,Illinois MLB1946-19521946-1952  
Johnny Vander MeerP1997-10-066-1 190 B-L 1914-11-02 82.338Tampa,Florida MLB1937-19511937-1951  
Christopher PriestOF1997-10-045-11 185 R-R 1971-12-30 25.279Joliet,Illinois A+1992-1995-  
James FarrowP1997-10-036-4 215 R-R 1971-08-28 26.036Swainsboro,Georgia A-1993-1993-
1993-76-1675-CHN
Alex KonikowskiP1997-09-286-1 187 R-R 1928-06-08 69.112Throop,Pennsylvania MLB1948-19541948-1954  
Connie GrobP1997-09-286-0 180 L-R 1932-11-09 64.323Cross Plains,Wisconsin MLB1956-19561956-1956  
Bill DonovanP1997-09-256-2 198 B-L 1916-07-06 81.081Maywood,Illinois MLB1942-19431942-1943  
Doug MillionP1997-09-246-4 175 L-L 1975-10-13 21.347Sarasota,Florida AA1994-1997-
1994- 1-   7-COL
Eddie SawyerMGR1997-09-22   - 1910-09-10 87.012Westerly,Rhode Island --  
Jim HickeyP1997-09-206-1 204 R-R 1920-10-22 76.333North Abington,Massachusetts MLB1942-19441942-1944  
Bill ButlandP1997-09-196-5 185 R-L 1918-03-22 79.181Terre Haute,Indiana MLB1940-19471940-1947  
Marino CastilloP1997-09-156-0 168 R-R 1971-03-17 26.182Boca Chica,Dom Rep AAA1992-1997-  
Richie AshburnOF1997-09-095-10 170 L-R 1927-03-19 70.174Tilden,Nebraska MLB1948-19621948-1962  
Lou ScofficOF1997-08-285-10 182 R-R 1913-05-20 84.100Herrin,Illinois MLB1936-19361936-1936  
Buddy Hassett1B1997-08-235-11 180 L-L 1911-09-05 85.353New York,New York MLB1936-19421936-1942  
Les TreitelUMP1997-08-15   - 1950-03-24 47.144- --  
George PfisterC1997-08-146-0 200 R-R 1918-09-04 78.344Bound Brook,New Jersey MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Rex BarneyP1997-08-126-3 185 R-R 1924-12-19 72.236Omaha,Nebraska MLB1943-19501943-1950  
Oad SwigartP1997-08-086-0 175 L-R 1915-02-13 82.176Archie,Missouri MLB1939-19401939-1940  
Eddie MillerSS1997-07-315-9 180 R-R 1916-11-26 80.247Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1936-19501936-1950  
Bud HardinSS-2B1997-07-285-10 165 R-R 1922-06-14 75.044Shelby,North Carolina MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Hardin CatheyP1997-07-276-4 190 R-R 1919-07-06 78.021Burns,Tennessee MLB1942-19421942-1942  
Jeff CrossSS1997-07-235-11 160 R-R 1918-08-28 78.329Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1942-19481942-1948  
Roger BowmanP1997-07-216-0 175 R-L 1927-08-18 69.338Amsterdam,New York MLB1949-19551949-1955  
Rube FischerP1997-07-166-4 190 R-R 1916-09-19 80.300Carlock,South Dakota MLB1941-19461941-1946  
Joe Hauser1B1997-07-115-10 175 L-L 1899-01-12 98.180Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1922-19291922-1929  
Dwight LowryC1997-07-10Heart attack6-3 210 L-R 1957-10-23 39.260Lumberton,North Carolina MLB1980-19901984-1988
1980-11- 278-DET
Stan RojekSS1997-07-095-10 170 R-R 1919-04-21 78.079North Tonawanda,New York MLB1942-19521942-1952  
Rufe GentryP1997-07-036-1 180 R-R 1918-05-18 79.046Daisy Station,North Carolina MLB1943-19481943-1948  
Dee MooreC-3B1997-07-025-11 190 R-R 1914-04-06 83.087Hedley,Texas MLB1936-19461936-1946  
Ray BengeP1997-06-275-9 160 R-R 1902-04-22 95.066Jacksonville,Texas MLB1925-19381925-1938  
Mike BrisceseUMP1997-06-206-0 205 - 1916-08-19 80.305Staten Island,New York --  
Pat RigbySCOUT1997-06-195-11 172 L-R 1940-07-09 56.345Dallas,Texas --  
Bill LawrenceOF1997-06-156-4 194 R-R 1906-03-11 91.096San Mateo,California MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Thornton LeeP1997-06-096-3 205 L-L 1906-09-13 90.269Sonoma,California MLB1933-19481933-1948  
Stan GoletzH1997-06-076-3 200 L-L 1918-05-21 79.017Crescent,Ohio MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Pidge Browne1B1997-06-036-1 190 L-L 1929-03-21 68.074Peekskill,New York MLB1962-19621962-1962  
Bob CarterSCOUT1997-06-03   - --- --  
Mickey Rocco1B1997-06-015-11 188 L-L 1916-03-02 81.091St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1943-19461943-1946  
Vince Sherlock2B1997-05-116-0 180 R-R 1910-03-27 87.045Buffalo,New York MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Bob WhitcherP1997-05-085-8 165 L-L 1917-04-29 80.009Berlin,New Hampshire MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Mel SteinerUMP1997-05-066-0 200 - 1916-11-29 80.158New York,New York --  
Butch WeisOF1997-05-045-11 180 L-L 1901-03-02 96.063St. Louis,Missouri MLB1922-19251922-1925  
Don O'RileyP1997-05-026-3 205 R-R 1945-03-12 52.051Topeka,Kansas MLB1969-19701969-1970
1965-   UDFA-KC1
Tim BishopOF1997-04-186-0 168 R-R 1976-05-25 20.328Valparaiso,Indiana A1994-1997-
1994-57-1471-NYN
Bob FriedrichsP1997-04-155-11 165 R-R 1906-08-30 90.228Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Jim HollowayP1997-04-156-1 165 R-R 1908-09-22 88.205Plaquemine,Louisiana MLB1929-19291929-1929  
Gus DugasOF-1B1997-04-145-9 165 L-L 1907-03-24 90.021St. Jean De Matha,Quebec MLB1930-19341930-1934  
Harry RosenbergOF1997-04-135-10 160 R-R 1909-06-22 87.295San Francisco,California MLB1930-19301930-1930  
Milt Smith3B1997-04-115-10 165 R-R 1929-03-27 68.015Columbus,Georgia MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Joe ColemanP1997-04-09 200 R-R 1922-07-30 74.253Medford,Massachusetts MLB1942-19551942-1955  
Bob CainP1997-04-086-0 165 L-L 1924-10-16 72.174Longford,Kansas MLB1949-19541949-1954  
Homer PeelOF1997-04-085-9 170 R-R 1902-10-10 94.180Port Sullivan,Texas MLB1927-19341927-1934  
Luis AlomaP1997-04-076-2 195 R-R 1923-07-23 73.259Havana,Cuba MLB1950-19531950-1953  
Al BlancheP1997-04-026-0 178 R-R 1909-09-21 87.193Somerville,Massachusetts MLB1935-19361935-1936  
Bill SmithP1997-03-306-0 190 L-L 1934-06-08 62.295Washington,DC MLB1958-19621958-1962  
Fred ChapmanSS1997-03-276-1 185 R-R 1916-07-17 80.253Liberty,South Carolina MLB1939-19411939-1941  
Harry Davis1B1997-03-035-10 160 L-L 1908-05-07 88.300Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1932-19371932-1937  
Billy JurgesSS1997-03-035-11 175 R-R 1908-05-09 88.298Bronx,New York MLB1931-19471931-1947  
Monte KennedyP1997-03-016-2 185 R-L 1922-05-11 74.294Amelia,Virginia MLB1946-19531946-1953  
Les MunnsP1997-02-286-5 212 R-R 1908-12-01 88.089Fort Bragg,California MLB1934-19361934-1936  
Cal AbramsOF1997-02-25Heart attack5-11 195 L-L 1924-03-02 72.360Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1949-19561949-1956  
Austin KnickerbockerOF1997-02-185-11 185 R-R 1918-10-15 78.126Bangall,New York MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Bobby Adams3B-2B1997-02-135-10 170 R-R 1921-12-14 75.061Tuolumne,California MLB1946-19591946-1959  
Francis HealyC1997-02-125-9 175 R-R 1910-06-29 86.228Holyoke,Massachusetts MLB1930-19341930-1934  
Glen StewartSS-3B1997-02-116-0 175 R-R 1912-09-29 84.135Tullahoma,Tennessee MLB1940-19441940-1944  
Hal WarnockOF1997-02-086-2 180 L-R 1912-01-06 85.033New York,New York MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Manny SalvoP1997-02-076-4 210 R-R 1913-06-30 83.222Sacramento,California MLB1939-19431939-1943  
Jim WalkupP1997-02-076-1 170 R-R 1909-12-14 87.055Havana,Arkansas MLB1934-19391934-1939  
Amby MurrayP1997-02-065-7 150 L-L 1913-06-04 83.247Fall River,Massachusetts MLB1936-19361936-1936  
Art MerewetherH1997-02-025-9 155 R-R 1902-07-07 94.210East Providence,Rhode Island MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Duane JosephsonC1997-01-306-0 195 R-R 1942-06-03 54.241New Hampton,Iowa MLB1964-19721965-1972
1964-   UDFA-CHA
George DockinsP1997-01-226-0 175 L-L 1917-05-05 79.262Clyde,Kansas MLB1945-19471945-1947  
Bill McWilliamsH1997-01-216-0 185 R-R 1910-11-28 86.054Dubuque,Iowa MLB1931-19311931-1931  
Curt FloodOF1997-01-20Throat cancer5-9 165 R-R 1938-01-18 59.002Houston,Texas MLB1956-19711956-1971  
Bert KuczynskiP1997-01-196-0 195 R-R 1920-01-08 77.011Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Stu Martin2B1997-01-116-0 155 L-R 1913-11-17 83.055Rich Square,North Carolina MLB1936-19431936-1943  
Jerry NeudeckerUMP1997-01-116-0 185 - 1930-08-13 66.151Marine,Illinois --  
Phil MarchildonP1997-01-105-11 175 R-R 1913-10-25 83.077Penetanguishene,Ontario MLB1940-19501940-1950  
Dick DonovanP1997-01-066-3 205 L-R 1927-12-07 69.030Boston,Massachusetts MLB1950-19651950-1965  
Emil RoyP1997-01-055-11 180 R-R 1907-05-26 89.224Brighton,Massachusetts MLB1933-19331933-1933