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Jose Uribe passed away on 2006-12-08
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Sam ChapmanOF2006-12-22Alzheimer's Disease6-1 190 R-R 1916-04-11 90.255Tiburon,California MLB1938-19511938-1951  
Larry SherryP2006-12-17Cancer6-2 204 R-R 1935-07-25 71.145Los Angeles,California MLB1958-19681958-1968  
Cecil TravisSS-3B2006-12-166-1 185 L-R 1913-08-08 93.130Riverdale,Georgia MLB1933-19471933-1947  
Jose UribeSS2006-12-08Car accident5-10 165 B-R 1959-01-21 47.321San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1981-19931984-1993
1977-   UDFA-NYA
Ernie OravetzOF2006-12-03Pancreatic Cancer5-4 145 B-L 1932-01-24 74.314Johnstown,Pennsylvania MLB1955-19561955-1956  
Billy KlausSS-3B2006-12-035-10 165 L-R 1928-12-09 77.359Fox Lake,Illinois MLB1952-19631952-1963  
Pete MikkelsenP2006-11-29Cancer6-2 220 R-R 1939-10-25 67.035Staten Island,New York MLB1958-19721964-1972
1958-   UDFA-NYA
Sam CalderoneC2006-11-285-10 185 R-R 1926-02-06 80.295Beverly,New Jersey MLB1950-19541950-1954  
Eddie Mayo2B-3B2006-11-275-11 178 L-R 1910-04-15 96.226Holyoke,Massachusetts MLB1936-19481936-1948  
Pat DobsonP2006-11-22Leukemia6-3 190 R-R 1942-02-12 64.283Depew,New York MLB1960-20061967-1977
1959-   UDFA-DET
Al SmithUMP2006-11-14Cardiac arrest   - 1925-06-11 81.156Bossier City,Louisiana --  
Pete Suder2B-3B2006-11-146-0 175 R-R 1916-04-16 90.212Aliquippa,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19551941-1955  
Garton Del SavioSS2006-11-095-9 165 R-R 1913-11-26 92.348New York,New York MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Johnny SainP2006-11-07Complications from a stroke6-2 200 R-R 1917-09-25 89.043Havana,Arkansas MLB1942-19551942-1955  
Buddy KerrSS2006-11-076-2 180 R-R 1922-11-06 84.001Astoria,New York MLB1943-19511943-1951  
Red HayworthC2006-11-026-1 200 R-R 1915-05-14 91.172High Point,North Carolina MLB1944-19451944-1945  
Rocky Nelson1B2006-10-315-11 178 L-L 1924-11-18 81.347Portsmouth,Ohio MLB1949-19611949-1961  
Joe NiekroP2006-10-27Brain aneurysm6-1 190 R-R 1944-11-07 61.354Martins Ferry,Ohio MLB1966-19881967-1988
1966- 7-  84-CLE
James HodgskinP2006-10-27Car accident6-2 200 R-L 1992-03-21 14.220Orlando,Florida NCAA2011-2012-
2010-43-1311-PHI
Bill GrahamP2006-10-266-3 217 R-R 1937-01-21 69.278Flemingsburg,Kentucky MLB1966-19671966-1967
1957-   UDFA-DET
Fred Marsh3B-SS2006-10-265-10 180 R-R 1924-01-05 82.295Valley Falls,Kansas MLB1951-19561951-1956
1942-   UDFA-CHN
Jack Radtke2B-3B2006-10-245-7 160 B-R 1913-04-14 93.193Denver,Colorado MLB1936-19361936-1936  
Tony CurryOF2006-10-165-11 185 L-L 1938-12-22 67.298Nassau,Bahamas MLB1960-19661960-1966
1957-   UDFA-PHI
Johnny CallisonOF2006-10-125-10 175 L-R 1939-03-12 67.214Qualls,Oklahoma MLB1957-19731958-1973
1957-   UDFA-CHA
Eddie PellagriniSS-2B2006-10-115-9 165 R-R 1918-03-13 88.212Boston,Massachusetts MLB1946-19541946-1954  
Cory LidleP2006-10-11Plane crash5-11 180 R-R 1972-03-22 34.203Hollywood,California MLB1991-20061997-2006
1990-   UDFA-MIN
Peter Middlekauff1B2006-10-106-2 195 L-L 1944-06-02 62.130- NCAA1965-1965-
1966- 5-  81-ATL
Ivan MurrellOF2006-10-086-2 196 R-R 1945-04-24 61.167Almirante,Panama MLB1963-19771963-1974
1963-   UDFA-HOU
Dick WagnerEXEC2006-10-05   - 1927-10-19 78.352Central City,Nebraska --  
Clyde VollmerOF2006-10-026-1 190 R-R 1921-09-24 85.008Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1942-19541942-1954  
Al HeistOF2006-10-026-2 185 R-R 1927-10-05 78.363Brooklyn,New York MLB1960-19621960-1962
1949-   UDFA-SLA
Joe KoppeSS2006-09-27Cancer5-10 165 R-R 1930-10-19 75.343Detroit,Michigan MLB1958-19651958-1965
1955-   UDFA-MLB
Craig Kusick1B2006-09-27Leukemia6-3 232 R-R 1948-09-30 57.362Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1973-19811973-1979
1970-   UDFA-MIN
Buddy PetersonSS2006-09-19 170 R-R 1925-04-23 81.149Portland,Oregon MLB1955-19571955-1957  
Syd ThriftEXEC2006-09-18   - 1929-02-25 77.205Locust Hill,Virginia --  
Jack BantaP2006-09-17Cardiovascual disease6-2 175 L-R 1925-06-24 81.085Hutchinson,Kansas MLB1947-19501947-1950  
Al Gardella1B2006-09-105-10 172 L-L 1918-01-11 88.242New York,New York MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Al KubskiIF2006-09-106-1 190 R-R 1916-05-20 90.113- --  
Gordie MuellerP2006-09-07Heart disease6-4 200 R-R 1922-12-10 83.271Baltimore,Maryland MLB1950-19501950-1950  
Victor BernalP2006-09-026-1 175 R-R 1953-10-06 52.331Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19791977-1977
1975- 1-  14-MIN
Jerry DahlkeP2006-09-026-0 180 R-R 1930-06-08 76.086Marathon,Wisconsin MLB1956-19561956-1956  
Ted DavidsonP2006-09-016-0 192 R-L 1939-10-04 66.333Las Vegas,Nevada MLB1965-19681965-1968
1960-   UDFA-CIN
Clifford FarmerP2006-09-016-2 180 B-R 1948-08-29 58.003Springfield,Missouri --
1967- 6- 109-PIT
Charlie WagnerP2006-08-31Heart attack5-11 170 R-R 1912-12-03 93.271Reading,Pennsylvania MLB1938-19461938-1946  
Junior ThompsonP2006-08-246-1 185 R-R 1917-06-07 89.078Latham,Illinois MLB1939-19471939-1947  
Hank RountreeUMP2006-08-17   - 1930-09-30 75.321Atlanta,Georgia --  
Junior WootenOF2006-08-125-11 160 R-L 1924-01-16 82.209Pelzer,South Carolina MLB1947-19481947-1948  
Dino RestelliOF2006-08-086-1 191 R-R 1924-09-23 81.319St. Louis,Missouri MLB1949-19511949-1951  
Con DempseyP2006-08-05Pneumonia6-4 190 R-R 1923-09-16 82.324San Francisco,California MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Elden AukerP2006-08-046-2 194 R-R 1910-09-21 95.317Norcatur,Kansas MLB1933-19421933-1942  
Keith LeClairOF2006-07-17Lou Gehrig's Disease6-0 180 L-L 1966-02-28 40.139Langdon,New Hampshire Rk1988-1988-  
Howdy Groskloss2B2006-07-155-9 176 R-R 1907-04-09 99.097Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1930-19321930-1932  
Angel FleitasSS2006-07-105-9 160 R-R 1914-11-10 91.242Los Abreus,Cuba MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Chet HajdukH2006-07-046-0 195 R-R 1918-07-21 87.348Chicago,Illinois MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Curly ClementUMP2006-06-29   - 1919-07-19 86.346Manchester,New Hampshire --  
Jack UrbanP2006-06-265-8 155 R-R 1928-12-05 77.203Omaha,Nebraska MLB1957-19591957-1959  
Paul DeJaynesP2006-06-256-2 195 R-R 1965-10-03 40.265Galesburg,Illinois A+1986-1989-
1986-12- 299-MIN
Leo Wells3B-SS2006-06-235-9 170 R-R 1917-07-18 88.340Kansas City,Kansas MLB1942-19461942-1946  
Paul Campbell1B2006-06-225-10 185 L-L 1917-09-01 88.294Paw Creek,North Carolina MLB1942-19501942-1950  
Billy Johnson3B2006-06-205-10 180 R-R 1918-08-30 87.294Montclair,New Jersey MLB1943-19531943-1953  
Walt KellnerP2006-06-196-0 200 R-R 1929-04-26 77.054Tucson,Arizona MLB1952-19531952-1953  
Brian WilsonSS2006-06-176-1 185 R-R 1972-07-14 33.338Graham,Texas A+1994-1996-
1994-33- 912-CIN
Moe DrabowskyP2006-06-10Multiple myeloma6-2 200 R-R 1935-07-21 70.325Ozanna,Poland MLB1956-19721956-1972  
Bryon Gainey1B2006-06-10Heart failure6-5 220 L-R 1976-01-23 30.139Mobile,Alabama AA1994-2003-
1994- 3-  64-NYN
Eric GreggUMP2006-06-05Stroke6-3 315 - 1951-05-18 55.018Philadelphia,Pennsylvania --  
Ron JonesRF-LF2006-06-04Intracerebral hemorrhage5-10 200 L-R 1964-06-11 41.358Seguin,Texas MLB1985-19991988-1991
1983- 2-  42-MON
Bill FlemingP2006-06-046-0 190 R-R 1913-07-31 92.308Rowland Heights,California MLB1940-19461940-1946  
Rusty BrooderP2006-06-025-11 190 R-R 1945-05-16 61.017St. Marys,Pennsylvania --
1967-45- 803-CLE
Eddie MaloneC2006-06-015-10 175 R-R 1920-06-16 85.350Chicago,Illinois MLB1949-19501949-1950  
Jody FriedmanP2006-05-29Diving off a boat into shallow water5-10 195 R-R 1977-12-12 28.168Pensacola,Florida Ind1998-2003-  
Ernest AguirreIF-OF2006-05-225-11 190 R-R 1948-10-29 57.205Bakersfield,California --
1967- 2-  35-PHI
Julian PerezSCOUT2006-05-14Car accident   L-L --- --  
Jim LemonOF2006-05-14Cancer6-4 200 R-R 1928-03-23 78.052Covington,Virginia MLB1950-19631950-1963  
Jonathan HennP2006-05-136-0 190 R-R 1967-06-01 38.347Jewett City,Connecticut Rk1990-1990-  
Jeff JamesP2006-05-07Lung cancer6-3 195 R-R 1941-09-29 64.220Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1968-19691968-1969
1960-   UDFA-PHI
Bill VoeltzP2006-05-066-3 180 L-L 1964-02-25 42.071Hollywood,Florida AA1986-1988-
1986-13- 340-NYA
Jim DelsingOF2006-05-045-10 175 L-R 1925-11-13 80.172Rudolph,Wisconsin MLB1948-19601948-1960  
Dave BartoschOF2006-04-306-1 190 R-R 1917-03-24 89.037St. Louis,Missouri MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Steve HoweP2006-04-28Car accident (Truck)6-1 180 L-L 1958-03-10 48.049Pontiac,Michigan MLB1977-19971980-1996
1979- 1-  16-LAN
Roger GroomsUMP2006-04-27   - 1936-06-16 69.315- --  
Russ SwanP2006-04-26Accidental fall down stairs6-4 215 L-L 1964-01-03 42.114Fremont,California MLB1983-19961989-1994
1986- 9- 214-SFN
Sibby Sisti2B-3B2006-04-245-11 175 R-R 1920-07-26 85.272Buffalo,New York MLB1939-19541939-1954  
Billy QueenOF2006-04-236-1 185 R-R 1928-11-28 77.146Gastonia,North Carolina MLB1954-19541954-1954  
Humberto AliendoOF2006-04-196-1 200 R-R 1980-10-31 25.170Miranda,Venezuela A2000-2002-  
Oscar AcostaP2006-04-196-1 175 R-R 1957-03-21 49.029Portales,New Mexico A+1978-1980-  
Dutch FehringC2006-04-136-0 195 B-R 1912-05-31 93.317Columbus,Indiana MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Bill BakerC2006-04-136-0 200 R-R 1911-02-22 95.050Paw Creek,North Carolina MLB1940-19491940-1949  
Billy Hitchcock3B-2B2006-04-096-1 185 R-R 1916-07-31 89.252Inverness,Alabama MLB1942-19531942-1953  
Jimmy OutlawOF-3B2006-04-095-8 168 R-R 1913-01-20 93.079Orme,Tennessee MLB1937-19491937-1949  
Royce LintP2006-04-036-1 165 L-L 1921-01-01 85.092Birmingham,Alabama MLB1954-19541954-1954  
John HiltsP2006-04-036-2 193 R-R 1945-02-25 61.037Whitewood,Saskatchewan --
1967- 9- 142-BAL
Bill PierroP2006-04-016-1 155 R-R 1926-04-15 79.351Brooklyn,New York MLB1950-19501950-1950  
Thornton KipperP2006-03-296-3 190 R-R 1928-09-27 77.183Bagley,Washington MLB1953-19551953-1955  
Paul MinnerP2006-03-286-5 210 L-L 1923-07-30 82.242New Wilmington,Pennsylvania MLB1946-19561946-1956  
William Metzig2B2006-03-126-1 180 R-R 1918-12-04 87.098Fort Dodge,Iowa MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Kirby PuckettCF-OF2006-03-06Stroke5-9 223 R-R 1960-03-14 45.357Chicago,Illinois MLB1981-19951984-1995
1982- 1-   3-MIN
Ray PooleH2006-03-016-0 180 L-R 1920-01-16 86.045Salisbury,North Carolina MLB1941-19471941-1947  
Ace AdamsP2006-02-265-10 182 R-R 1912-03-02 93.361Willows,California MLB1941-19461941-1946  
Steve MastenP2006-02-25Self-inflicted gunshot wound6-2 210 L-L 1987-- 31.???Sparks,Nevada NCAA2006-2006-  
Mark FreemanP2006-02-216-4 220 R-R 1930-12-07 75.076Memphis,Tennessee MLB1959-19601959-1960
1952-   UDFA-NYA
Scott BreedenP2006-02-21Heart attack6-2 190 R-R 1937-09-17 68.157Hamilton,Ohio --  
Bill AbernathieP2006-02-195-10 190 R-R 1929-01-30 77.020Torrance,California MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Rankin JohnsonP2006-02-116-3 177 R-R 1917-03-01 88.347Hayden,Arizona MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Jake WadeP2006-02-016-2 175 L-L 1912-04-01 93.306Morehead City,North Carolina MLB1936-19461936-1946  
Frank CamposOF2006-01-285-11 180 L-L 1924-05-11 81.262Havana,Cuba MLB1951-19531951-1953  
Stan Galle3B2006-01-285-7 165 R-R 1919-02-07 86.355Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1942-19421942-1942  
Carlos Martinez1B-3B2006-01-24Long illness6-5 175 R-R 1965-08-11 40.166La Guaira,Venezuela MLB1984-20001988-1995
1983-   UDFA-NYA
Seth MoreheadP2006-01-176-0 195 L-L 1934-08-15 71.155Houston,Texas MLB1957-19611957-1961  
Willie SmithOF-1B2006-01-166-0 190 L-L 1939-02-11 66.339Anniston,Alabama MLB1963-19711963-1971
1960-   UDFA-DET
Bob Repass2B-3B2006-01-166-1 185 R-R 1917-11-06 88.071West Pittston,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19421939-1942  
Bubba MortonOF2006-01-145-10 180 R-R 1931-12-13 74.032Washington,DC MLB1961-19691961-1969
1955-   UDFA-DET
Merv Connors1B-3B2006-01-086-2 192 R-R 1914-01-23 91.350Berkeley,California MLB1937-19381937-1938  
Rod DedeauxSS2006-01-05Complications from a stroke5-11 160 R-R 1915-02-17 90.322New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Paul LindbladP2006-01-01Alzheimer's disease6-1 195 L-L 1941-08-09 64.145Chanute,Kansas MLB1963-19781965-1978
1963-   UDFA-KC1