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1998 Baseball DeathsTransactions
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Johnny Riddle passed away on 1998-12-15
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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
Jack Graham1B-OF1998-12-306-2 200 L-L 1916-12-24 82.006Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1946-19491946-1949  
Dewey AdkinsP1998-12-266-2 195 R-R 1918-05-11 80.229Norcatur,Kansas MLB1942-19491942-1949  
David BewleyP1998-12-25   R-R 1951-10-21 47.065Sarasota,Florida --
1973-37- 707-KCA
Joe Mack1B1998-12-195-11 185 B-L 1912-01-04 86.350Chicago,Illinois MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Johnny GorsicaP1998-12-166-2 180 R-R 1915-03-29 83.262Bayonne,New Jersey MLB1940-19471940-1947  
Johnny RiddleC1998-12-155-11 190 R-R 1905-10-03 93.073Clinton,South Carolina MLB1930-19481930-1948  
Red RobertsSS1998-12-026-0 170 R-R 1918-08-08 80.116Carrollton,Georgia MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Ben GuintiniOF1998-12-026-1 190 R-R 1920-01-13 78.324Los Banos,California MLB1946-19501946-1950  
Ad LiskaP1998-11-305-11 160 R-R 1906-07-10 92.143Dwight,Nebraska MLB1929-19331929-1933  
Jesse Levan3B-OF1998-11-306-0 172 L-R 1926-07-15 72.138Reading,Pennsylvania MLB1947-19551947-1955  
Dick SislerOF-1B1998-11-206-2 205 L-R 1920-11-02 78.018St. Louis,Missouri MLB1946-19531946-1953  
Russ MeyerP1998-11-166-1 185 B-R 1923-10-25 75.022Peru,Illinois MLB1946-19591946-1959  
Hal NewhouserP1998-11-106-2 192 L-L 1921-05-20 77.174Detroit,Michigan MLB1939-19551939-1955  
Elmo PlaskettC1998-11-025-10 195 R-R 1938-06-27 60.128Frederiksted,Virgin Islands MLB1962-19631962-1963
1957-   UDFA-PIT
Bob ThurmanOF1998-10-316-1 205 L-L 1917-05-14 81.170Wichita,Kansas MLB1955-19591955-1959  
George SchmeesOF1998-10-306-0 190 L-L 1924-09-06 74.054Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Phil HaugstadP1998-10-216-2 165 R-R 1924-02-23 74.241Black River Falls,Wisconsin MLB1947-19521947-1952  
Frank CarswellOF1998-10-216-0 195 R-R 1919-11-06 78.350Palestine,Texas MLB1953-19531953-1953  
Denny GalehouseP1998-10-146-1 195 R-R 1911-12-07 86.312Marshallville,Ohio MLB1934-19491934-1949  
El TappeC1998-10-105-11 180 R-R 1927-05-21 71.142Quincy,Illinois MLB1954-19621954-1962  
Strick Shofner3B1998-10-105-10 187 L-R 1919-07-23 79.079Crawford,Texas MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Mark BelangerSS1998-10-066-1 170 R-R 1944-06-08 54.120Pittsfield,Massachusetts MLB1962-19821965-1982
1962-   UDFA-BAL
Lee GrissomP1998-10-046-3 200 B-L 1907-10-23 90.347Sherman,Texas MLB1934-19411934-1941  
Joel StephensOF1998-09-306-1 207 R-R 1976-03-15 22.199Elmira,New York A1995-1997-
1995- 9- 248-BAL
Dan QuisenberryP1998-09-30Brain tumor6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-07 45.235Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19901979-1990
1975-   UDFA-KCA
Bill WilliamsUMP1998-09-225-11 185 - 1930-09-19 68.003Brooklyn,New York --  
Chet HoffP1998-09-175-9 162 L-L 1891-05-08 107.132Ossining,New York MLB1911-19151911-1915  
Slim EmmerichP1998-09-176-1 170 R-R 1919-09-29 78.354Allentown,Pennsylvania MLB1945-19461945-1946  
Larry BradfordP1998-09-11Heart attack6-1 200 R-L 1949-12-21 48.264Chicago,Illinois MLB1973-19851977-1981
1973-19- 442-ATL
Jerry ZimmermanC1998-09-096-2 185 R-R 1934-09-21 63.353Omaha,Nebraska MLB1961-19681961-1968
1952-   UDFA-BOS
Earl HarristP1998-09-016-0 178 R-R 1919-08-02 79.030Dubach,Louisiana MLB1945-19531945-1953  
Fred SingtonOF1998-08-206-2 215 R-R 1910-02-24 88.177Birmingham,Alabama MLB1934-19391934-1939  
Gene HostP1998-08-205-11 190 B-L 1933-01-01 65.231Leeper,Pennsylvania MLB1956-19571956-1957  
Johnny LiponSS1998-08-176-0 175 R-R 1922-11-10 75.280Martins Ferry,Ohio MLB1942-19541942-1954  
Rafael RoblesSS1998-08-136-0 170 R-R 1947-10-20 50.298San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1969-19721969-1972
1967-   UDFA-SFN
Ray MossP1998-08-096-1 185 R-R 1901-12-05 96.247Chattanooga,Tennessee MLB1926-19311926-1931  
Bill TuttleOF1998-07-276-0 190 R-R 1929-07-04 69.023Elwood,Illinois MLB1952-19631952-1963  
Elmer ValoOF1998-07-19-/-/5-11 190 L-R 1921-03-05 77.136Ribnik,Czech Republic MLB1940-19611940-1961  
Jess DobernicP1998-07-165-10 170 R-R 1917-11-20 80.238Mount Olive,Illinois MLB1939-19491939-1949  
Red BadgroOF1998-07-136-0 190 L-R 1902-12-01 95.224Orillia,Washington MLB1929-19301929-1930  
Ed SanickiOF1998-07-065-9 175 R-R 1923-07-07 74.365Wallington,New Jersey MLB1949-19511949-1951  
Leon BrinkopfSS1998-07-025-11 185 R-R 1926-10-20 71.255Cape Girardeau,Missouri MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Ed ConnollyP1998-07-016-1 190 L-L 1939-12-03 58.211Brooklyn,New York MLB1964-19671964-1967
1961-   UDFA-BOS
Al Campanis2B1998-06-21Coronary artery disease6-0 185 B-R 1916-11-02 81.231Kos,Greece MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Harry AndersonOF-1B1998-06-116-3 210 L-R 1931-09-10 66.275North East,Maryland MLB1957-19611957-1961  
Jim HearnP1998-06-106-3 205 R-R 1921-04-11 77.060Atlanta,Georgia MLB1947-19591947-1959  
Tom BuskeyP1998-06-07Heart attack (Complications)6-3 220 R-R 1947-02-20 51.107Harrisburg,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19801973-1980
1969-   UDFA-PHI
John StankeyOF1998-06-016-1 190 R-R 1947-09-26 50.249Pasadena,California --
1969-24- 575-KCA
Mike GrammigP1998-05-296-2 205 R-R 1968-11-24 29.186Fort Lauderdale,Florida A1992-1992-  
Charlie WhiteC1998-05-265-11 192 L-R 1928-08-12 69.287Kinston,North Carolina MLB1954-19551954-1955  
Rufino LinaresOF1998-05-16Car accident6-0 170 R-R 1951-02-28 47.077San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1974-19871981-1985
1973-   UDFA-ATL
Packy RogersSS-3B1998-05-15Natural causes5-8 175 R-R 1913-04-26 85.019Swoyersville,Pennsylvania MLB1938-19381938-1938  
Bill SoddH1998-05-146-2 210 R-R 1914-09-18 83.238Fort Worth,Texas MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Ray NobleC1998-05-095-11 210 R-R 1919-03-15 79.055Central Hatillo,Cuba MLB1951-19531951-1953  
Sam GentileH1998-05-045-11 180 L-R 1916-10-12 81.204Charlestown,Massachusetts MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Johnny GrodzickiP1998-05-026-1 200 R-R 1917-02-26 81.065Nanticoke,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19471941-1947  
Ron BlackburnP1998-04-296-0 160 R-R 1935-04-23 63.006Mount Airy,North Carolina MLB1958-19591958-1959
1953-   UDFA-PIT
Gabe PaulEXEC1998-04-26   - 1910-01-04 88.112Rochester,New York --  
Walter SessiOF1998-04-186-3 225 L-L 1918-07-23 79.269Finleyville,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19461941-1946  
Jack Bolling1B1998-04-135-11 168 L-L 1917-02-20 81.052Mobile,Alabama MLB1939-19441939-1944  
Dave SmithP1998-04-115-10 170 R-R 1914-12-17 83.115Sellers,South Carolina MLB1938-19391938-1939  
John WyattP1998-04-065-11 200 R-R 1935-04-19 62.353Chicago,Illinois MLB1961-19691961-1969
1954-   UDFA-SLN
Dick Phillips1B1998-03-296-0 180 L-R 1931-11-24 66.126Racine,Wisconsin MLB1962-19661962-1966
1951-   UDFA-WS1
Milo CandiniP1998-03-176-0 187 R-R 1917-08-03 80.226Manteca,California MLB1943-19511943-1951  
Ed Walczak2B1998-03-105-11 180 R-R 1918-09-21 79.170Arctic,Rhode Island MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Frank BarrettP1998-03-066-2 173 R-R 1913-07-01 84.248Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB1939-19501939-1950  
Slick CastlemanP1998-03-026-0 185 R-R 1913-09-08 84.175Donelson,Tennessee MLB1934-19391934-1939  
Joe GallagherOF1998-02-256-2 210 R-R 1914-03-07 83.355Buffalo,New York MLB1939-19401939-1940  
Ray StoviakOF1998-02-236-1 195 L-L 1915-06-06 82.262Scottdale,Pennsylvania MLB1938-19381938-1938  
Mike FornielesP1998-02-11Injuries suffered from a fall5-11 172 R-R 1932-01-18 66.024Havana,Cuba MLB1952-19631952-1963  
Bill FroatsP1998-02-096-0 180 L-L 1930-10-20 67.112New York,New York MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Marv Olson2B1998-02-055-7 160 R-R 1907-05-28 90.253Gayville,South Dakota MLB1931-19331931-1933  
Doug Blosser1B1998-01-24Car accident6-3 225 L-R 1976-10-01 21.115Sarasota,Florida A1995-1997-
1995- 3-  78-KCA
Joe BeckerC1998-01-116-1 180 R-R 1908-06-25 89.200St. Louis,Missouri MLB1936-19371936-1937  
Nick Picciuto3B1998-01-105-8 165 R-R 1921-08-27 76.136Newark,New Jersey MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Hiker MoranP1998-01-076-5 185 R-R 1912-01-01 86.006Rochester,New York MLB1938-19391938-1939  
Ronnie MillerP1998-01-065-11 167 B-R 1918-08-28 79.131Mason City,Iowa MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Ken KirbyUMP1998-01-04   - 1925-02-09 72.329Busseyville,Wisconsin --  
Wayne AmblerSS-2B1998-01-03 165 R-R 1915-11-08 82.056Abington,Pennsylvania MLB1937-19391937-1939