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Cal McLish passed away on 2010-08-26
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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
Steve Boros3B2010-12-29Complications from cancer6-0 185 R-R 1936-09-03 74.117Flint,Michigan MLB1957-19641957-1964  
Bill LajoieOF-1B2010-12-286-0 180 L-L 1934-09-27 76.092Wyandotte,Michigan --  
Phil Cavarretta1B-OF2010-12-18Complications from stroke5-11 175 L-L 1916-07-19 94.152Chicago,Illinois MLB1934-19781934-1955  
Walt Dropo1B2010-12-17Natural causes6-5 220 R-R 1923-01-30 87.321Moosup,Connecticut MLB1949-19611949-1961  
Bob FellerP2010-12-15Leukemia6-0 185 R-R 1918-11-03 92.042Van Meter,Iowa MLB1936-19561936-1956  
Tony StielSS2010-12-04   - 1927-03-03 83.276Pontiac,Michigan --  
Ken LehmanP2010-12-046-0 186 L-L 1928-06-10 82.177Seattle,Washington MLB1952-19611952-1961  
Ron Santo3B2010-12-03Complications from bladder cancer and diabetes6-0 190 R-R 1940-02-25 70.282Seattle,Washington MLB1959-19741960-1974
1959-   UDFA-CHN
Tom UnderwoodP2010-11-22Pancreatic cancer5-11 170 R-L 1953-12-22 56.335Kokomo,Indiana MLB1973-19851974-1984
1972- 2-  27-PHI
Tim CarrollOF2010-11-215-11 183 R-R 1957-09-11 53.071Denver,Colorado A1977-1980-
1978-26- 622-CHN
Ken St. Pierre3B-C2010-11-196-0 210 R-R 1952-07-22 58.120Chelsea,Massachusetts --
1970-22- 524-PIT
Dan CallahanCOACH2010-11-156-4   R-R 1958-09-11 52.065Springfield,Illinois --  
Sparky Anderson2B2010-11-04Complications from Dementia5-9 170 R-R 1934-02-22 76.255Bridgewater,South Dakota MLB1959-19591959-1959
1953-   UDFA-BRO
Rudy RuferSS2010-10-256-0 165 R-R 1926-10-28 83.362Ridgewood,New York MLB1949-19501949-1950  
Tony RoigSS-2B2010-10-206-1 180 R-R 1927-12-13 82.312New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1953-19561953-1956  
Otey ClarkP2010-10-20 190 R-R 1918-05-22 92.151Boscobel,Wisconsin MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Bill JenningsSS2010-10-206-2 175 R-R 1925-09-28 85.022St. Louis,Missouri MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Joe Lis1B-OF2010-10-17Prostate cancer6-0 195 R-R 1946-08-15 64.063Somerville,New Jersey MLB1964-19791970-1977
1964-   UDFA-PHI
Valmy ThomasC2010-10-165-9 165 R-R 1928-10-21 81.360Santurce,Puerto Rico MLB1957-19611957-1961  
Dale RobertsP2010-10-086-4 180 R-L 1942-04-12 68.179Owenton,Kentucky MLB1967-19671967-1967
1963-   UDFA-NYA
Dean BurkP2010-10-076-6 216 R-R 1947-10-24 62.349East St. Louis,Illinois --
1966- 1-   5-CHN
Dan Van CleveOF2010-10-036-1 180 L-R 1962-02-09 48.236Jackson,Mississippi AA1983-1986-
1985-21- 525-TEX
Bob ShawP2010-09-23Liver cancer6-2 195 R-R 1933-06-29 77.086Bronx,New York MLB1957-19671957-1967  
Al PilarcikOF2010-09-205-10 180 L-L 1930-07-03 80.079Whiting,Indiana MLB1956-19611956-1961  
Ray ColemanOF2010-09-185-11 170 L-R 1922-06-04 88.106Dunsmuir,California MLB1947-19521947-1952  
Wayne TwitchellP2010-09-16Cancer6-6 220 R-R 1948-03-10 62.190Portland,Oregon MLB1966-19791970-1979
1966- 1-   3-HOU
Al LaMacchiaP2010-09-15Complications from stroke 190 R-R 1921-07-22 89.055St. Louis,Missouri MLB1943-19461943-1946  
Eddie PhillipsH2010-09-096-1 180 B-R 1931-07-08 79.063St. Louis,Missouri MLB1953-19531953-1953  
Dick McLaughlinCOACH2010-09-066-0 185 L-L 1940-06-03 70.095Mesa,Arizona --  
James BoulterP2010-09-055-11 180 R-L 1955-06-16 55.081Natick,Massachusetts --
1973-29- 632-CLE
Don Lang3B2010-09-016-0 175 R-R 1915-03-15 95.170Selma,California MLB1938-19481938-1948  
Gary KingSS2010-08-295-10 165 R-R 1950-10-29 59.304Kalamazoo,Michigan --
1970- 1-  15-CLE
Brad DuncanP2010-08-286-4 185 R-R 1952-04-12 58.138Crescent City,California --
1973-25- 566-MIN
Cal McLishP2010-08-26Leukemia6-1 200 B-R 1925-12-01 84.268Anadarko,Oklahoma MLB1944-19641944-1964  
Bill LobdellP2010-08-226-3 175 R-R 1954-09-22 55.334Montour Falls,New York --
1974- 7- 126-SLN
Satch DavidsonUMP2010-08-216-2 215 - 1935-01-18 75.215London,Ohio --  
Bobby ThomsonOF2010-08-166-2 185 R-R 1923-10-25 86.296Glasgow,Scotland MLB1946-19601946-1960  
Billy Ray PalmerP2010-08-166-4 220 R-R 1945-11-03 64.286San Antonio,Texas --
1967- 8- 137-CLE
Nellie KingP2010-08-11Colon cancer6-6 185 R-R 1928-03-15 82.149Shenandoah,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19571954-1957  
Gene HermanskiOF2010-08-09 185 L-R 1920-05-11 90.090Pittsfield,Massachusetts MLB1943-19531943-1953  
Keith Drumright2B2010-08-07Suicide by firearm5-10 170 L-R 1954-10-21 55.290Springfield,Missouri MLB1973-19821978-1981
1976- 4-  79-CHN
Joe BrownEXEC2010-08-05   - 1918-09-01 91.338New York,New York --  
Jake JacobsOF2010-07-266-0 175 R-R 1937-06-09 73.047Youngstown,Ohio MLB1960-19611960-1961
1959-   UDFA-WS1
Larry FritzH2010-07-226-2 225 L-L 1949-02-14 61.158East Chicago,Indiana MLB1969-19751975-1975
1969- 3-  57-NYN
Ralph HoukC2010-07-21Natural causes5-11 193 R-R 1919-08-09 90.347Lawrence,Kansas MLB1947-19541947-1954  
Jimmy McMathOF2010-07-206-1 195 L-L 1949-08-10 60.344Tuscaloosa,Alabama MLB1968-19681968-1968
1967- 2-  22-CHN
Kenny KuhnSS-2B2010-07-16Pancreatic cancer5-10 175 L-R 1937-03-20 73.118Louisville,Kentucky MLB1955-19571955-1957  
Billy LoesP2010-07-15Complications from diabetes6-1 170 R-R 1929-12-13 80.214Long Island City,New York MLB1950-19611950-1961  
Robert GaskillSCOUT2010-07-10   - 1921-- 97.???- --  
Ed PalmquistP2010-07-106-3 195 R-R 1933-06-10 77.030Los Angeles,California MLB1960-19611960-1961
1951-   UDFA-BRO
Johnny Van CuykP2010-07-106-1 190 L-L 1921-07-07 89.003Little Chute,Wisconsin MLB1947-19491947-1949  
Frank VerdiSS2010-07-095-10 170 R-R 1926-06-02 84.037Brooklyn,New York --  
Maje McDonnellCOACH2010-07-08   - 1920-07-20 89.353Philadelphia,Pennsylvania --  
Clint HartungP2010-07-08Congestive heart failure6-4 215 R-R 1922-08-10 87.332Hondo,Texas MLB1947-19521947-1952  
Lee AnthonyP2010-06-276-3 205 R-R 1918-07-26 91.336Leroy,Kansas --  
Bob HartmanP2010-06-165-11 185 R-L 1937-08-28 72.292Kenosha,Wisconsin MLB1959-19621959-1962
1955-   UDFA-MLB
Oscar AzocarLF-RF2010-06-14Heart attack6-1 170 L-L 1965-02-21 45.113Soro,Venezuela MLB1984-20011990-1992
1983-   UDFA-NYA
Felix MaldonadoOF2010-06-12Cancer5-10 165 R-R 1938-05-24 72.019Ponce,Puerto Rico --  
Jerry StephensonP2010-06-06Cancer6-2 185 L-R 1943-10-06 66.244Detroit,Michigan MLB1963-19701963-1970
1961-   UDFA-BOS
T.J. JohnsonC2010-06-046-0 185 R-R 1956-11-10 53.206Killeen,Texas A+1977-1978-  
Freddie BurdetteP2010-06-016-1 170 R-R 1936-09-15 73.259Moultrie,Georgia MLB1962-19641962-1964
1954-   UDFA-CHN
Jeriome RobertsonP2010-05-29Motorcycle Accident6-1 190 L-L 1977-03-30 33.060Annabella,Utah MLB1996-20072002-2004
1995-24- 669-HOU
Morrie MartinP2010-05-25Lung cancer6-0 180 L-L 1922-09-03 87.264Dixon,Missouri MLB1949-19591949-1959  
Rogelio MartinezP2010-05-246-0 180 R-R 1918-11-05 91.200Cidra,Cuba MLB1950-19501950-1950  
Jose LimaP2010-05-23Cardiac arrhythmia6-2 205 R-R 1972-09-30 37.235Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1990-20091994-2006
1989-   UDFA-DET
Jay SchlueterOF2010-05-136-0 182 R-R 1949-07-31 60.286Phoenix,Arizona MLB1971-19711971-1971
1967- 2-  26-HOU
Rich BristowP2010-05-116-5 180 R-R 1970-02-22 40.078Geneva,Illinois A1988-1991-
1988-32- 832-NYN
George SusceP2010-05-086-1 180 R-R 1931-09-13 78.238Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1955-19591955-1959  
Robin RobertsP2010-05-066-0 190 B-R 1926-09-30 83.218Springfield,Illinois MLB1948-19661948-1966  
Devin VanbrookerP2010-05-05Motorcycle Accident6-4 220 L-L 1989-01-19 21.106Plymouth,Illinois NCAA2010-2010-  
George SweeneyUMP2010-04-29   - 1919-05-14 90.351St. Paul,Minnesota --  
Raymond KennettP2010-04-256-7 195 R-R 1950-09-07 59.230Pittsburg,Kansas --
1972-25- 571-PHI
Dick Kenworthy3B2010-04-225-9 170 R-R 1941-04-01 69.021Red Oak,Iowa MLB1962-19681962-1968
1961-   UDFA-CHA
Pete Castiglione3B-SS2010-04-225-11 175 R-R 1921-02-13 89.068Greenwich,Connecticut MLB1947-19541947-1954  
Bill MoisanP2010-04-096-1 170 L-R 1925-07-30 84.253Bradford,Massachusetts MLB1953-19531953-1953  
Bob ClearIF2010-04-065-10 170 R-R 1927-12-14 82.114Denver,Colorado --  
Jim PagliaroniC2010-04-03Cancer6-4 210 R-R 1937-12-08 72.116Dearborn,Michigan MLB1955-19691955-1969  
Mike CuellarP2010-04-02Stomach cancer5-11 175 L-L 1937-05-08 72.329Santa Clara,Cuba MLB1957-19771959-1977
1957-   UDFA-CIN
Joe Gates2B2010-03-285-7 175 L-R 1954-10-03 55.176Gary,Indiana MLB1977-19821978-1979
1973-   UDFA-KCA
John PurdinP2010-03-286-2 185 R-R 1942-07-16 67.255Lynx,Ohio MLB1964-19691964-1969
1964-   UDFA-LAN
Ken McKinney3B2010-03-27   B-R 1954-10-01 55.177Corinth,Mississippi NCAA1975-1976-
1976-19- 456-OAK
Van FletcherP2010-03-176-2 185 R-R 1924-08-06 85.223East Bend,North Carolina MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Billy HoeftP2010-03-166-3 205 L-L 1932-05-17 77.303Oshkosh,Wisconsin MLB1952-19661952-1966  
Ken HolcombeP2010-03-155-11 169 R-R 1918-08-23 91.204Burnsville,North Carolina MLB1945-19531945-1953  
Mark Austry1B-OF2010-03-14Myocarditis (Heart problem)6-0 190 L-L 1976-10-28 33.137Hinsalde,Illinois Ind1998-2001-  
Willie DavisOF2010-03-096-2 181 L-L 1940-04-15 69.328Mineral Springs,Arkansas MLB1959-19791960-1979
1958-   UDFA-LAN
Jim RolandP2010-03-06Cancer6-3 190 R-L 1942-12-14 67.082Franklin,North Carolina MLB1961-19721962-1972
1961-   UDFA-MIN
Frank BertainaP2010-03-03Heart attack5-11 180 L-L 1944-04-14 65.323San Francisco,California MLB1964-19701964-1970
1961-   UDFA-BAL
Hank Small1B2010-03-036-3 205 R-R 1953-07-31 56.215Atlanta,Georgia MLB1972-19791978-1978
1975- 4-  90-ATL
Rusty SheltonP-C2010-03-016-3 230 L-R 1959-03-06 50.361Lynchburg,Virginia RK1978-1978-
1977-21- 531-PIT
Timothy Hudnall1B2010-02-286-3 215 R-R 1983-04-13 26.321South Bend,Indiana NCAA2004-2004-
2002-29- 857-MON
George StricklandSS-2B2010-02-216-1 180 R-R 1926-01-10 84.042New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1950-19601950-1960  
George CisarOF2010-02-196-0 175 R-R 1912-08-25 97.178Chicago,Illinois MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Bob ChakalesP2010-02-186-1 185 R-R 1927-08-10 82.192Asheville,North Carolina MLB1951-19571951-1957  
John KiblerUMP2010-02-18Heart attack6-0 200 - 1928-01-09 82.040Piseco,New York --  
Jim BibbyP2010-02-16Bone cancer6-5 235 R-R 1944-10-29 65.110Franklinton,North Carolina MLB1965-19841972-1984
1965-   UDFA-NYN
Jim WaughP2010-02-166-3 185 R-R 1933-11-25 76.083Lancaster,Ohio MLB1952-19531952-1953  
Jerry FahrP2010-02-126-5 185 R-R 1924-12-09 85.065Marmaduke,Arkansas MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Thomas SpinoP2010-02-116-3 200 R-R 1959-06-15 50.241Chicago,Illinois AA1977-1982-
1977- 8- 194-CHN
Paul LaPalmeP2010-02-075-10 184 L-L 1923-12-14 86.055Springfield,Massachusetts MLB1951-19571951-1957  
David ButtlesP2010-02-016-2 180 -R 1961-04-27 48.280San Diego,California A+1979-1982-
1979- 8- 184-NYN
Frank BakerOF2010-01-285-10 180 L-R 1944-01-11 66.017Bartow,Florida MLB1969-19711969-1971
1964-   UDFA-CLE
Sammy Drake3B-2B2010-01-275-11 175 B-R 1934-10-07 75.112Little Rock,Arkansas MLB1960-19621960-1962
1954-   UDFA-CHN
Ken WaltersOF2010-01-266-1 180 R-R 1933-11-11 76.076Fresno,California MLB1960-19631960-1963
1952-   UDFA-DET
Curt MottonOF2010-01-21Stomach cancer5-7 175 R-R 1940-09-24 69.119Darnell,Louisiana MLB1962-19741967-1974
1961-   UDFA-CHN
Hal MandersP2010-01-216-0 187 R-R 1917-06-14 92.221Waukee,Iowa MLB1941-19461941-1946  
Bobby BraganSS-C2010-01-21Heart attack5-10 175 R-R 1917-10-30 92.083Birmingham,Alabama MLB1940-19481940-1948  
Hillis Layne3B2010-01-126-0 170 L-R 1918-02-23 91.323Whitwell,Tennessee MLB1941-19451941-1945  
Bobby WilkinsSS2010-01-035-9 165 R-R 1922-08-11 87.145Denton,North Carolina MLB1944-19451944-1945