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Tommie Agee passed away on 2001-01-22
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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
John HoffmanC2001-12-276-0 190 L-R 1943-10-31 58.057Aberdeen,South Dakota MLB1964-19651964-1965
1963-   UDFA-HOU
Tom McBrideOF2001-12-266-0 190 R-R 1914-11-02 87.054Bonham,Texas MLB1943-19481943-1948  
Hank SoarUMP2001-12-246-2 228 - 1914-08-17 87.129Alton,Rhode Island --  
Bob DavisP2001-12-226-0 170 R-R 1933-09-11 68.102New York,New York MLB1958-19601958-1960
1955-   UDFA-KC1
Bill HowertonOF2001-12-185-11 185 L-R 1921-12-12 80.006Lompoc,California MLB1949-19521949-1952  
Eddie PopowskiCOACH2001-12-045-5 145 R-R 1913-08-20 88.106Sayreville,New Jersey --  
Marcelino LopezP2001-11-296-3 210 R-L 1943-09-23 58.067Havana,Cuba MLB1963-19721963-1972
1959-   UDFA-PHI
Bo BelinskyP2001-11-23Bladder cancer6-2 191 L-L 1936-12-07 64.351New York,New York MLB1962-19701962-1970
1956-   UDFA-PIT
Mel DeutschP2001-11-186-4 215 R-R 1915-07-26 86.115Caldwell,Texas MLB1946-19461946-1946  
Tal AbernathyP2001-11-166-2 210 R-L 1921-10-31 80.016Mebane,North Carolina MLB1942-19441942-1944  
Red SteinerC2001-11-166-0 185 L-R 1915-01-07 86.313Los Angeles,California MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Bob GillespieP2001-11-046-4 187 R-R 1919-10-08 82.027Columbus,Ohio MLB1944-19501944-1950  
Tom CheneyP2001-11-016-0 180 R-R 1934-10-14 67.018Morgan,Georgia MLB1957-19661957-1966  
Johnny Lucadello2B-3B2001-10-305-11 160 B-R 1919-02-22 82.250Thurber,Texas MLB1938-19471938-1947  
Bill MuellerOF2001-10-246-1 180 R-R 1920-11-09 80.349Bay City,Michigan MLB1942-19451942-1945  
Joe MurrayP2001-10-196-0 165 L-L 1920-11-11 80.342Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania MLB1950-19501950-1950  
Tom ChandlerCOACH2001-10-18   - 1925-- 93.???Dallas,Texas --  
Ferris Fain1B2001-10-18Leukemia5-11 186 L-L 1921-05-29 80.142San Antonio,Texas MLB1947-19551947-1955  
Ben SankeySS2001-10-145-10 155 R-R 1907-09-02 94.042Nauvoo,Alabama MLB1929-19311929-1931  
Dave GerardP2001-10-106-2 205 R-R 1936-08-06 65.065New York,New York MLB1962-19621962-1962
1955-   UDFA-CHN
Miguel Del ToroP2001-10-06Car accident6-1 160 R-R 1972-06-22 29.106Sonora,Mexico MLB1992-20001999-2000
1992-   UDFA-PIT
Woody JensenOF2001-10-055-10 160 L-L 1907-08-11 94.055Bremerton,Washington MLB1931-19391931-1939  
Dick RozekP2001-09-276-0 190 L-L 1927-03-27 74.184Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1950-19541950-1954  
Joe StephensonC2001-09-206-2 185 R-R 1921-06-30 80.082Detroit,Michigan MLB1943-19471943-1947  
Bill StaffordP2001-09-196-2 193 R-R 1939-08-13 62.037Catskill,New York MLB1960-19671960-1967
1957-   UDFA-NYA
Vince VenturaOF2001-09-116-1 190 R-R 1917-04-18 84.146New York,New York MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Mark HindyP2001-09-116-3 215 L-L 1973-07-20 28.053Brooklyn,New York Rk1994-1995-  
Mike WeinbergOF2001-09-11World Trade Center Collapse 9/116-2 190 R-R 1967-01-19 34.235Maspeth,New York A1990-1991-  
Brent WoodallP2001-09-11World Trade Center Collapse 9/116-4 245 L-L 1970-07-20 31.053Dallas,Texas A1993-1994-
1992-17- 471-CHN
Marty BoryczewskiC2001-09-11Killed at WTC in 9/116-2 190 R-R 1972-08-17 29.025Passaic,New Jersey A+1993-1996-  
Carl Lind2B2001-09-036-0 160 R-R 1903-09-19 97.350New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1927-19301927-1930  
Crash Davis2B-SS2001-08-316-0 173 R-R 1919-07-14 82.048Canon,Georgia MLB1940-19421940-1942  
Dick SelmaP2001-08-29Liver cancer5-11 175 R-R 1943-11-04 57.299Santa Ana,California MLB1963-19741965-1974
1963-   UDFA-NYN
Eric TiptonOF2001-08-295-11 190 R-R 1915-04-20 86.131Petersburg,Virginia MLB1939-19451939-1945  
Hank SauerOF2001-08-24Heart attack6-4 199 R-R 1917-03-17 84.160Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19591941-1959  
Doug CosseyUMP2001-08-136-3 206 - 1929-01-12 72.213Detroit,Michigan --  
Jim HughesP2001-08-126-1 200 R-R 1923-03-21 78.144Chicago,Illinois MLB1952-19571952-1957  
Preston CarrollC2001-08-126-0 185 R-R 1957-01-25 44.199Biloxi,Mississippi A1981-1981-  
Lou BoudreauSS2001-08-105-11 185 R-R 1917-07-17 84.024Harvey,Illinois MLB1938-19521938-1952  
Ramon MonzantP2001-08-106-0 165 R-R 1933-01-04 68.218Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB1954-19601954-1960  
Jim MalloryOF2001-08-066-1 170 R-R 1918-09-01 82.339Lawrenceville,Virginia MLB1940-19451940-1945  
David GraweP2001-08-036-3 205 R-R 1948-02-03 53.182Cincinnati,Ohio --
1966- 7- 133-CIN
Mark Hilde3B2001-07-29Car accident6-2 190 R-R 1982-12-31 18.210Edmonds,Washington --
2001-32- 971-OAK
Gerik BaxterP2001-07-29Car accident6-2 185 R-R 1980-03-11 21.140Edmonds,Washington A1999-2000-
1999- 1-  28-SDN
John EastonH2001-07-286-2 185 R-R 1933-03-04 68.146Trenton,New Jersey MLB1959-19591959-1959  
Barry ShetroneOF2001-07-18Lou Gehrig's Disease6-2 190 L-R 1938-07-06 63.012Baltimore,Maryland MLB1959-19631959-1963
1956-   UDFA-BAL
Chief HogsettP2001-07-176-0 190 L-L 1903-11-02 97.258Brownell,Kansas MLB1929-19441929-1944  
John DagenhardP2001-07-166-2 195 R-R 1917-04-25 84.082Magnolia,Ohio MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Al LaryP2001-07-106-3 185 R-R 1928-09-26 72.287Northport,Alabama MLB1954-19621954-1962  
Tony CriscolaOF2001-07-105-11 180 L-R 1915-07-09 86.001Walla Walla,Washington MLB1942-19441942-1944  
Bob KeeganP2001-06-206-2 207 R-R 1920-08-04 80.320Rochester,New York MLB1953-19581953-1958  
Sam JethroeOF2001-06-18Heart attack6-1 178 B-R 1918-01-20 83.149East St. Louis,Illinois MLB1950-19541950-1954  
Marcelino SolisP2001-06-156-1 185 L-L 1930-07-19 70.331San Luis Potosi,Mexico MLB1958-19581958-1958
1957-   UDFA-CHN
Lou LombardoP2001-06-116-2 210 L-L 1928-11-18 72.205Carlstadt,New Jersey MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Ford GarrisonOF2001-06-065-10 180 R-R 1915-08-29 85.282Greenville,South Carolina MLB1943-19461943-1946  
John CorridenH2001-06-045-6 160 B-R 1918-10-06 82.241Logansport,Indiana MLB1946-19461946-1946  
Jimmy Bragan2B2001-06-026-0 198 R-R 1929-03-12 72.082Birmingham,Alabama --  
Gene WoodlingOF2001-06-025-9 195 L-R 1922-08-16 78.290Akron,Ohio MLB1943-19621943-1962  
Mel Hoderlein2B2001-05-215-10 185 B-R 1923-06-24 77.332Mount Carmel,Ohio MLB1951-19541951-1954  
Bob KeelyC2001-05-206-0 175 R-R 1909-08-22 91.271St. Louis,Missouri MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Joe LovittoOF2001-05-196-0 185 B-R 1951-01-06 50.133San Pedro,California MLB1969-19751972-1975
1969- 1-   2-WS2
Ike Brown2B-1B2001-05-176-1 205 R-R 1942-04-13 59.034Memphis,Tennessee MLB1962-19741969-1974
1962-   UDFA-DET
Dick KimbleSS2001-05-075-9 160 L-R 1915-07-27 85.285Buchtel,Ohio MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Hank SchmulbachH2001-05-035-11 165 L-R 1925-01-17 76.106East St. Louis,Illinois MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Frank StewartP2001-04-306-1 180 R-R 1906-09-08 94.234Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1927-19271927-1927  
Hal WhiteP2001-04-215-10 170 R-R 1919-03-18 82.034Utica,New York MLB1941-19541941-1954  
Sandy UllrichP2001-04-216-1 180 R-R 1921-07-25 79.270Havana,Cuba MLB1944-19451944-1945  
Hank RiebeC2001-04-165-9 175 R-R 1921-10-10 79.188Cleveland,Ohio MLB1942-19491942-1949  
Frenchy BordagarayOF-3B2001-04-135-7 175 R-R 1910-01-03 91.100Coalinga,California MLB1934-19451934-1945  
Nelson BurbrinkC2001-04-115-10 195 R-R 1921-12-28 79.104Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Willie StargellOF-1B2001-04-09Complications from Stroke6-2 225 L-L 1940-03-06 61.034Earlsboro,Oklahoma MLB1960-19821962-1982
1958-   UDFA-PIT
Gary GearhartOF2001-04-025-11 180 R-L 1923-08-10 77.236New Lebanon,Ohio MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Brian ColeOF2001-03-315-9 168 R-R 1978-09-28 22.184Meridian,Mississippi AA1998-2000-
1998-18- 544-NYN
Newt KimballP2001-03-226-2 190 R-R 1915-03-27 85.361Logan,Utah MLB1937-19431937-1943  
Bill ReederP2001-03-126-5 205 R-R 1922-02-20 79.020Dike,Texas MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Leo Thomas3B2001-03-055-11 178 R-R 1923-07-26 77.223Turlock,California MLB1950-19521950-1952  
Bitsy MottSS-2B2001-02-255-8 155 R-R 1918-06-12 82.258Arcadia,Florida MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Bill Rigney2B-3B2001-02-206-1 178 R-R 1918-01-29 83.022Alameda,California MLB1946-19531946-1953  
Eddie Mathews3B2001-02-186-1 200 L-R 1931-10-13 69.128Texarkana,Texas MLB1952-19681952-1968  
Butch WensloffP2001-02-185-11 185 R-R 1915-12-03 85.077Sausalito,California MLB1943-19481943-1948  
Bob BuhlP2001-02-166-2 190 R-R 1928-08-12 72.188Saginaw,Michigan MLB1953-19671953-1967  
Jerry McQuaigOF2001-02-055-11 183 R-R 1912-01-31 89.005Douglas,Georgia MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Sam HarshanyC2001-02-016-0 180 R-R 1910-04-24 90.283Madison,Illinois MLB1937-19401937-1940  
Curt BlefaryOF-1B2001-01-286-2 195 L-R 1943-07-05 57.207Brooklyn,New York MLB1962-19721965-1972
1962-   UDFA-NYA
Tommie AgeeOF2001-01-22Heart attack5-11 195 R-R 1942-08-09 58.166Magnolia,Alabama MLB1961-19731962-1973
1961-   UDFA-CLE
Dennis RathjenP2001-01-116-2 190 -R 1957-10-12 43.091Napa,California A1979-1980-  
Bert Hodge3B2001-01-085-11 170 L-R 1917-05-25 83.228Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1942-19421942-1942  
Tom PoholskyP2001-01-066-3 205 R-R 1929-08-26 71.133Detroit,Michigan MLB1950-19571950-1957  
Tot PressnellP2001-01-065-10 175 R-R 1906-08-08 94.151Findlay,Ohio MLB1938-19421938-1942  
Joe ZapustasOF2001-01-046-1 185 R-R 1907-07-25 93.163Boston,Massachusetts MLB1933-19331933-1933  
Alex SaboC2001-01-036-0 192 R-R 1910-02-14 90.323New Brunswick,New Jersey MLB1936-19361936-1936