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Dick Radatz passed away on 2005-03-16
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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
Ellie HendricksC2005-12-21Heart attack6-1 175 L-R 1940-12-22 64.364Charlotte Amalie,Virgin Islands MLB1959-19791968-1979
1959-   UDFA-MLB
Dan NielsonP2005-12-126-3 210 R-R 1965-08-31 40.103Detroit,Michigan A-1988-1988-
1988-54-1302-PIT
Bud MillerUMP2005-12-09   - 1923-12-24 81.351St. Louis,Missouri --  
Vic Power1B2005-11-29Cancer5-11 195 R-R 1927-11-01 78.028Arecibo,Puerto Rico MLB1954-19651954-1965  
Jerry FlorenceOF2005-11-28Heart attack5-8 165 R-R 1948-10-06 57.053Wichita,Kansas --
1966-21- 418-CHA
Chris WicksP2005-11-21Car accident6-2 215 R-R 1980-09-18 25.064Port St. Lucie,Florida NCAA2003-2003-  
Al LopezC2005-10-30Heart attack5-11 165 R-R 1908-08-20 97.071Tampa,Florida MLB1928-19471928-1947  
Harry Dalton2005-10-23   - 1928-08-23 77.061West Springfield,Massachusetts --  
Bob CarpenterP2005-10-196-3 195 R-R 1917-12-12 87.311Chicago,Illinois MLB1940-19471940-1947  
Don RoweP2005-10-15Parkinsons6-0 180 L-L 1936-04-03 69.195Brawley,California MLB1963-19631963-1963
1954-   UDFA-PIT
Al WidmarP2005-10-15Colon cancer6-3 185 R-R 1925-03-20 80.209Cleveland,Ohio MLB1947-19521947-1952  
Mike NaymickP2005-10-126-8 225 R-R 1917-09-06 88.036Berlin,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19441939-1944  
John HerbstP2005-10-08Heart attack6-3 205 L-L 1945-- 73.???Los Angeles,California --
1967- 8- 136-MIN
Mario EncarnacionLF-RF2005-10-03Congenital medical condition6-2 205 R-R 1977-09-24 28.009Bani,Dom Rep MLB1996-20042001-2002
1994-   UDFA-OAK
Pat KellyOF2005-10-02Heart attack6-1 185 L-L 1944-07-30 61.064Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1963-19811967-1981
1962-   UDFA-MIN
Bud BlackP2005-10-026-3 197 R-R 1932-07-09 73.085St. Louis,Missouri MLB1952-19561952-1956  
Tom ClydeP2005-10-016-3 195 R-R 1923-08-17 82.045Wachapreague,Virginia MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Frank SmithP2005-09-246-3 200 R-R 1928-04-04 77.173Pierrepont Manor,New York MLB1950-19561950-1956  
Monty Basgall2B2005-09-22 175 R-R 1922-02-08 83.226Pfeifer,Kansas MLB1948-19511948-1951  
Mike UlisneyC2005-09-225-9 165 R-R 1917-09-28 87.359Greenwald,Pennsylvania MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Marv GrissomP2005-09-186-3 195 R-R 1918-03-31 87.171Los Molinos,California MLB1946-19591946-1959  
Donn Clendenon1B2005-09-17Leukemia6-3 210 R-R 1935-07-15 70.064Neosho,Missouri MLB1961-19721961-1972
1957-   UDFA-PIT
Charlie WilliamsUMP2005-09-11Diabetes and kidney failure5-9 211 - 1943-12-20 61.266Denver,Colorado --  
Eli HodkeyP2005-08-306-4 185 L-L 1917-11-03 87.300Lorain,Ohio MLB1946-19461946-1946  
Gene Mauch2B-SS2005-08-08Lung cancer5-10 165 R-R 1925-11-18 79.263Salina,Kansas MLB1944-19571944-1957  
Cal HogueP2005-08-056-0 185 R-R 1927-10-24 77.286Dayton,Ohio MLB1952-19541952-1954  
Milt Graff2B2005-08-02Alzheimer's disease5-7 158 L-R 1930-12-30 74.215Jefferson Center,Pennsylvania MLB1957-19581957-1958  
Ray Cunningham3B2005-07-305-7 150 R-R 1905-01-17 100.194Mesquite,Texas MLB1931-19321931-1932  
John KillebrewOF2005-07-265-10 180 L-R 1946-09-02 58.327Wayne,Michigan --
1966- 2-  25-CHN
Jim PearceP2005-07-176-6 180 R-R 1925-06-09 80.038Zebulon,North Carolina MLB1949-19551949-1955  
Dick SipekOF2005-07-175-9 170 L-R 1923-01-16 82.182Chicago,Illinois MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Mickey OwenC2005-07-135-10 190 R-R 1916-04-04 89.100Nixa,Missouri MLB1937-19541937-1954  
Lorenzo Arce2B-3B2005-07-115-10 172 R-R 1960-11-15 44.238Miami,Florida AA1982-1984-  
Bill FerrellP2005-07-086-0 180 R-R 1945-02-19 60.139Knoxville,Tennessee --
1965-28- 537-MIN
Al PortoP2005-07-065-11 176 L-L 1926-06-27 79.009Heilwood,Pennsylvania MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Mike WhitlockP2005-07-016-0 190 R-L 1967-04-09 38.083Arroyo Grande,California A+1987-1989-
1987-15- 383-MIL
Al MilnarP2005-06-306-2 195 L-L 1913-12-26 91.186Cleveland,Ohio MLB1936-19461936-1946  
Steve ReichP2005-06-28Killed on active duty in Afghanistan5-11 185 L-L 1971-05-22 34.037Washington,Connecticut A+1996-1996-  
Dick DietzC2005-06-27Heart attack6-1 195 R-R 1941-09-18 63.282Crawfordsville,Indiana MLB1960-19731966-1973
1960-   UDFA-SFN
Carroll SemberaP2005-06-156-0 155 R-R 1941-07-26 63.324Shiner,Texas MLB1965-19701965-1970
1961-   UDFA-HOU
Bob LennonOF2005-06-146-0 200 L-L 1928-09-15 76.272Brooklyn,New York MLB1954-19571954-1957  
Brandy DavisOF2005-06-126-0 170 R-R 1927-09-10 77.276Newark,Delaware MLB1952-19531952-1953  
Ken WeaferP2005-06-046-0 183 R-R 1914-02-06 91.118Woburn,Massachusetts MLB1936-19361936-1936  
Chico CarrasquelSS2005-05-26Cardiac arrest6-0 170 R-R 1928-01-23 77.124Caracas,Venezuela MLB1950-19591950-1959  
Vic JohnsonP2005-05-106-0 160 R-L 1920-08-03 84.280Eau Claire,Wisconsin MLB1944-19461944-1946  
Hal GriggsP2005-05-106-0 170 R-R 1928-08-24 76.259Shannon,Georgia MLB1956-19591956-1959  
Pete GebrianP2005-05-066-0 170 R-R 1923-08-10 81.270Bayonne,New Jersey MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Lee StineP2005-05-06Complications from a stroke5-11 185 R-R 1913-11-17 91.170Stillwater,Oklahoma MLB1934-19381934-1938  
Pancho Herrera1B2005-04-286-3 220 R-R 1934-06-16 70.316Santiago De Cuba,Cuba MLB1958-19611958-1961  
Earl WilsonP2005-04-23Heart attack6-3 216 R-R 1934-10-02 70.203Ponchatoula,Louisiana MLB1959-19701959-1970
1953-   UDFA-BOS
Ed Butka1B2005-04-216-3 193 R-R 1916-01-17 89.095Canonsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1943-19441943-1944  
Don Blasingame2B2005-04-13Heart failure5-10 165 L-R 1932-03-16 73.028Corinth,Mississippi MLB1955-19661955-1966  
Eddie Miksis2B-OF2005-04-086-0 185 R-R 1926-09-11 78.209Burlington,New Jersey MLB1944-19581944-1958  
Al GettelP2005-04-086-3 200 R-R 1917-09-17 87.203Norfolk,Virginia MLB1945-19551945-1955  
Bob KennedyOF-3B2005-04-076-2 193 R-R 1920-08-18 84.232Chicago,Illinois MLB1939-19571939-1957  
Marius RussoP2005-03-26Heart illness6-1 190 R-L 1914-07-19 90.250Brooklyn,New York MLB1939-19461939-1946  
Frank ZupoC2005-03-255-11 182 L-R 1939-08-29 65.209San Francisco,California MLB1957-19611957-1961  
Dick RadatzP2005-03-16Accidental fall down stairs6-5 235 R-R 1937-04-02 67.348Detroit,Michigan MLB1962-19691962-1969
1959-   UDFA-BOS
Frank HouseC2005-03-136-2 190 L-R 1930-02-18 75.023Bessemer,Alabama MLB1950-19611950-1961  
Kent Hadley1B2005-03-106-3 190 L-L 1934-12-17 70.083Pocatello,Idaho MLB1958-19601958-1960
1956-   UDFA-DET
Danny GardellaOF2005-03-06Congestive heart failure5-7 160 L-L 1920-02-26 85.009New York,New York MLB1944-19501944-1950  
Rick MahlerP2005-03-02Heart attack6-1 202 R-R 1953-08-05 51.209Austin,Texas MLB1975-19911979-1991
1975-   UDFA-ATL
Bob MavisH2005-03-015-7 160 L-R 1918-04-08 86.327Milwaukee,Wisconsin --  
Shawn Courtney2B2005-02-286-1 175 R-R 1964-11-10 40.110Visalia,California RK1984-1987-
1986-21- 533-MIN
Don LeJohn3B2005-02-255-10 175 R-R 1934-05-13 70.288Daisytown,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19781965-1965
1954-   UDFA-BRO
Nick ColosiUMP2005-02-256-0 175 - 1925-11-22 79.095Sicily,Italy --  
Ben HuffmanC2005-02-225-11 175 L-R 1914-07-18 90.219Rileyville,Virginia MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Nelson BrilesP2005-02-13Heart attack5-11 200 R-R 1943-08-05 61.192Dorris,California MLB1964-19781965-1978
1963-   UDFA-SLN
Mike BishopC2005-02-086-2 188 R-R 1958-11-05 46.095Santa Maria,California MLB1976-19831983-1983
1976-12- 270-CAL
Luis SanchezP2005-02-046-2 210 R-R 1953-08-24 51.164Cariaco,Venezuela MLB1972-19851981-1985
1971-   UDFA-HOU
Bill VoiselleP2005-01-316-4 200 R-R 1919-01-29 86.002Greenwood,South Carolina MLB1942-19501942-1950  
Randy HammondP2005-01-256-1 185 R-R 1961-02-08 43.351- A1983-1984-
1983-12- 296-HOU
Cesar GutierrezSS2005-01-22Heart attack5-9 155 R-R 1943-01-26 61.361Coro,Venezuela MLB1967-19711967-1971
1960-   UDFA-PIT
Corky ValentineP2005-01-216-1 203 R-R 1929-01-04 76.017Troy,Ohio MLB1954-19551954-1955  
Tommy FineP2005-01-106-0 180 B-R 1914-10-10 90.092Cleburne,Texas MLB1947-19501947-1950  
Bob MabeP2005-01-095-11 165 R-R 1929-10-08 75.093Danville,Virginia MLB1958-19601958-1960  
Harry BoylesP2005-01-076-5 185 R-R 1913-11-29 91.039Granite City,Illinois MLB1938-19391938-1939  
Jack Sanford1B2005-01-04Brain cancer6-3 195 R-R 1917-06-23 87.195Chatham,Virginia MLB1940-19461940-1946