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Jack Pierce passed away on 2012-09-13
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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
Eric ZaziskiOF-1B2012-12-306-2 225 R-R 1987-01-06 25.358Randolph,New Jersey NCAA2007-2008-  
Bill PinkhamC2012-12-266-1 195 R-R 1952-11-28 60.028Richmond,Indiana --
1970- 4-  88-CIN
Gary JohnsonSCOUT2012-12-226-1 180 L-L 1939-12-18 73.004Youngstown,Ohio --  
Ryan FreelCF-3B2012-12-22Suicide - Gun5-10 185 R-R 1976-03-08 36.289Jacksonville,Florida MLB1995-20102001-2009
1995-10- 272-TOR
Boyd BartleySS2012-12-215-8 165 R-R 1920-02-11 92.314Chicago,Illinois MLB1943-19431943-1943  
George O'DonnellP2012-12-196-3 175 R-R 1929-05-27 83.206Winchester,Illinois MLB1954-19541954-1954  
Kevin ZaugP2012-12-186-3 190 R-R 1978-12-15 34.003Bronx,New York RK1999-2000-
1997-44-1304-NYN
Yerinson TatisP2012-12-17Shot6-4 177 R-R 1994-01-01 18.350Santiago,Dom Rep RK2011-2012-  
Frank PastoreP2012-12-17Complications from motorcycle accident6-2 205 R-R 1957-08-21 55.118Alhambra,California MLB1975-19871979-1986
1975- 2-  46-CIN
Richard FeltP2012-12-156-2 185 L-L --- AAA1980-1985-
1980- 1-  22-MON
Greg BeucherSS2012-12-15Car accident6-2 175 R-R 1964-04-22 48.237Connellsville,Pennsylvania RK1982-1983-
1982-22- 569-BAL
P.J. CareyC2012-12-07Cancer6-1 193 R-R 1953-11-04 59.033Scranton,Pennsylvania --  
Tom PrattP2012-12-04Cancer6-0 185 L-L 1950-08-19 62.107Oceanside,California --
1969-11- 169-KCA
Bubba DunnP2012-12-01Heart attack6-0 175 R-R 1969-10-01 43.061Gallatin,Tennessee A+1989-1991-
1989- 6- 153-KCA
Rogelio Alvarez1B2012-11-305-11 183 R-R 1938-04-18 74.226Pinar del Rio,Cuba MLB1960-19621960-1962
1956-   UDFA-CIN
Mike KumeP2012-11-266-1 195 R-R 1926-05-19 86.191Premier,West Virginia MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Jimmy StewartOF-2B2012-11-246-0 165 B-R 1939-06-11 73.166Opelika,Alabama MLB1961-19731963-1973
1961-   UDFA-CHN
Hal TroskyP2012-11-236-3 205 R-R 1936-09-29 76.055Cleveland,Ohio MLB1958-19581958-1958
1954-   UDFA-CHA
Chuck DieringOF2012-11-235-10 165 R-R 1923-02-05 89.291St. Louis,Missouri MLB1947-19561947-1956  
Ken RoweP2012-11-226-2 185 R-R 1933-12-31 78.326Ferndale,Michigan MLB1963-19651963-1965
1953-   UDFA-DET
Freddy SchmidtP2012-11-176-1 185 R-R 1916-02-09 96.282Hartford,Connecticut MLB1944-19471944-1947  
Gail Harris1B2012-11-146-0 195 L-L 1931-10-15 81.030Abingdon,Virginia MLB1955-19601955-1960  
Lee MacPhailEXEC2012-11-08   - 1917-10-25 95.014Nashville,Tennessee --  
Johnson Wood1B-P2012-11-045-10 175 R-R 1960-12-02 51.337Olympia,Washington AA1980-1984-
1980-14- 363-MIL
Paul KeyesCOACH2012-11-03Cancer   - 1962-- 56.???- --  
Joe GinsbergC2012-11-025-11 180 L-R 1926-10-11 86.022New York,New York MLB1948-19621948-1962  
Pascual PerezP2012-11-01Murdered6-2 162 R-R 1957-05-17 55.168San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1976-19911980-1991
1976-   UDFA-PIT
John HesslerP2012-10-316-3 200 B-R 1957-06-03 55.150Kansas City,Missouri AA1977-1981-
1978- 3-  63-HOU
James FarrarSCOUT2012-10-30   - 1931-- 87.???- --  
Raymundo TorresOF2012-10-275-10 170 R-R 1958-04-12 54.198- AAA1979-1982-  
Les MuellerP2012-10-256-3 190 R-R 1919-03-04 93.235Belleville,Illinois MLB1941-19451941-1945  
Dave MayOF2012-10-20Diabetes5-10 186 L-R 1943-12-23 68.302New Castle,Delaware MLB1962-19781967-1978
1961-   UDFA-SFN
Eddie Yost3B2012-10-175-10 170 R-R 1926-10-13 86.004Brooklyn,New York MLB1944-19621944-1962  
Mark FredericksonOF-3B2012-10-176-4 195 R-R 1957-02-06 55.253Flint,Michigan A+1979-1979-  
Jim KremmelP2012-10-126-0 175 L-L 1948-02-28 64.227Belleville,Illinois MLB1973-19741973-1974
1971- 1-   8-WS2
Champ SummersOF2012-10-11Kidney cancer6-2 205 L-R 1946-06-15 66.118Bremerton,Washington MLB1972-19841974-1984
1971-   UDFA-OAK
Roberto RodriguezP2012-09-236-3 185 R-R 1941-11-29 70.298Caracas,Venezuela MLB1967-19701967-1970
1963-   UDFA-KC1
Tom UmphlettOF2012-09-216-2 180 R-R 1930-05-12 82.132Scotland Neck,North Carolina MLB1953-19551953-1955  
Kevin JonesIF2012-09-206-1 190 R-R 1968-03-23 44.181Tulsa,Oklahoma A1989-1991-  
Jack KralickP2012-09-18Stroke6-2 180 L-L 1935-06-01 77.109Youngstown,Ohio MLB1959-19671959-1967
1955-   UDFA-CHA
Eddie MickelsenSS2012-09-176-2 185 L-R 1957-11-13 54.308Salina,Utah A-1977-1977-
1977- 2-  49-NYA
Jack Pierce1B2012-09-13Heart attack6-0 210 L-R 1948-06-02 64.103Laurel,Mississippi MLB1973-19791973-1975
1970- 2-  46-ATL
Martin HernandezP2012-09-126-2 175 R-R 1965-01-30 47.225La Tuna,Mexico AAA1986-2003-  
Bruce Von HoffP2012-09-116-0 187 R-R 1943-11-17 68.299Oakland,California MLB1965-19671965-1967
1964-   UDFA-SFN
Tom SaffellOF2012-09-10Pneumonia5-11 170 L-R 1921-07-26 91.046Etowah,Tennessee MLB1949-19551949-1955  
Bob Hale1B2012-09-085-10 195 L-L 1933-11-07 78.305Sarasota,Florida MLB1955-19611955-1961  
Kent GerstCF2012-09-08Possible fall5-10 170 L-R 1988-02-06 24.215O'Fallon,Missouri AAA2006-2011-
2006- 8- 255-CHA
Bob DiPietroOF2012-09-035-11 185 R-R 1927-09-01 85.002San Francisco,California MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Ricky HoloubekSS2012-09-01   R-R 1951-- 67.???Los Angeles,California --
1973- 5-  96-BAL
Les MossC2012-08-295-11 205 R-R 1925-05-14 87.107Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1946-19581946-1958  
Ronald ButterfieldP2012-08-266-1 175 L-L 1949-03-26 63.153Murray,Utah --
1967-17- 331-CLE
Bob MyrickP2012-08-236-1 195 R-L 1952-10-01 59.326Hattiesburg,Mississippi MLB1976-19811976-1978
1974-20- 461-NYN
Johnny PeskySS-3B2012-08-13Natural causes5-9 168 L-R 1919-09-27 92.321Portland,Oregon MLB1942-19541942-1954  
Dave ArringtonP-OF2012-08-126-0 195 R-R 1948-01-24 64.201Richmond,California --
1966-11- 215-PIT
Don EricksonP2012-08-016-0 175 R-R 1931-12-13 80.232Springfield,Illinois MLB1958-19581958-1958
1950-   UDFA-PHI
Joe WalshCOACH2012-07-31   - 1953-- 65.???- --  
Ed Stevens1B2012-07-226-1 190 L-L 1925-01-12 87.191Galveston,Texas MLB1945-19501945-1950  
Art CeccarelliP2012-07-116-0 190 R-L 1930-04-02 82.100New Haven,Connecticut MLB1955-19601955-1960  
Chick KingOF2012-07-096-2 190 R-R 1930-11-10 81.241Paris,Tennessee MLB1954-19591954-1959  
Mike AmrheinC2012-07-056-2 215 R-R 1975-06-14 37.021Oak Park,Illinois AAA1995-2002-
1997-10- 304-CHN
Ed StroudOF2012-07-025-11 180 L-R 1939-10-31 72.245Lapine,Alabama MLB1966-19711966-1971
1963-   UDFA-CHA
Mike HershbergerOF2012-07-01Brief illness5-10 175 R-R 1939-10-09 72.266Massillon,Ohio MLB1961-19711961-1971
1959-   UDFA-CHA
Paul BargasP2012-06-26Brain cancer6-1 200 L-L 1988-10-13 23.256Riverside,California A2007-2010-
2009-13- 391-COL
Darrel AkerfeldsP2012-06-24Pancreatic cancer6-2 210 R-R 1962-06-12 50.012Denver,Colorado MLB1982-19951986-1991
1983- 1-   7-SEA
Robert StrattonP2012-06-156-3 180 R-R 1952-08-20 59.299Los Angeles,California --
1970- 3-  55-HOU
Al BrancatoSS-3B2012-06-145-9 188 R-R 1919-05-29 93.016Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19451939-1945  
Dave BoswellP2012-06-12Heart attack6-3 185 R-R 1945-01-20 67.143Baltimore,Maryland MLB1964-19711964-1971
1963-   UDFA-MIN
Hawk TaylorC-OF2012-06-096-2 190 R-R 1939-04-03 73.067Metropolis,Illinois MLB1957-19701957-1970  
Hal KellerC2012-06-056-1 200 L-R 1927-07-07 84.334Middletown,Maryland MLB1949-19521949-1952  
Pedro BorbonP2012-06-04Cancer6-2 185 R-R 1946-12-02 65.184Valverde Mao,Dom Rep MLB1966-19801969-1980
1964-   UDFA-SLN
Richard KoslickSS2012-06-036-0 180 R-R 1947-- 71.???Pittston,Pennsylvania --
1968-27- 601-NYA
Van SmithSCOUT2012-05-24   - --- --  
Thad TillotsonP2012-05-166-2 195 R-R 1940-12-20 71.147Merced,California MLB1967-19681967-1968
1960-   UDFA-LAN
Kevin HickeyP2012-05-166-1 200 L-L 1956-02-25 56.081Chicago,Illinois MLB1978-19911981-1991
1977-   UDFA-CHA
Bob DanaherP2012-05-13   - 1949-03-18 63.056Burlington,Vermont NCAA1968-1970-
1968- 9- 145-NYN
Frank WillsP2012-05-116-2 220 R-R 1958-10-26 53.197New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1978-19911983-1991
1980- 1-  16-KCA
Jim EriotesH2012-05-06   - 1923-05-30 88.342Bridgeport,Connecticut Ind2006-2006-  
Don LeshnockP2012-05-056-3 195 R-L 1946-11-25 65.161Youngstown,Ohio MLB1969-19721972-1972
1968-23- 527-DET
Michael WalterP2012-05-026-1 190 R-R 1974-10-23 37.191San Diego,California AA1993-2000-
1993-25- 700-HOU
Edward MunozOF-SS2012-04-295-8 150 R-R 1950-09-11 61.230Corpus Christi,Texas --
1971- 2-  44-CIN
Bill Skowron1B2012-04-27Congestive heart failure5-11 195 R-R 1930-12-18 81.130Chicago,Illinois MLB1954-19671954-1967  
Fred BradleyP2012-04-246-1 180 R-R 1922-07-31 89.267Parsons,Kansas MLB1948-19491948-1949  
Larry ChaseSCOUT2012-04-23   - 1946-02-06 66.076Hot Springs,Arkansas --  
John O'NeilSS2012-04-195-9 155 R-R 1920-04-19 92.000Shelbiana,Kentucky MLB1946-19461946-1946  
Doug DuncanP2012-04-196-0 190 R-R 1948-11-15 63.155Spokane,Washington --
1968- 9- 123-NYA
Stan JohnsonOF2012-04-175-10 180 L-L 1937-02-12 75.064Dallas,Texas MLB1960-19611960-1961
1957-   UDFA-CHA
Ron PlazaIF2012-04-155-11 175 L-R 1934-08-24 77.234Clifton,New Jersey --  
Peter MaropisSS2012-04-145-11 180 R-R 1954-06-30 57.288Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania AA1977-1977-
1975-15- 347-CHA
Andy ReplogleP2012-04-106-5 205 R-R 1953-10-07 58.185South Bend,Indiana MLB1973-19811978-1979
1975- 9- 208-SLN
Graciano RaveloSCOUT2012-04-08   - --- --  
Al VeigelP2012-04-086-1 180 R-R 1917-01-30 95.068Dover,Ohio MLB1939-19391939-1939  
John DavskoP2012-04-066-1 183 R-R 1947-08-28 64.222Springfield,Illinois --
1968-29- 660-SLN
Allie ClarkOF2012-04-025-11 185 R-R 1923-06-16 88.291South Amboy,New Jersey MLB1947-19531947-1953  
Jerry LynchOF2012-03-316-1 189 L-R 1930-07-17 81.257Bay City,Michigan MLB1954-19661954-1966  
Ray NarleskiP2012-03-296-1 175 R-R 1928-11-25 83.124Camden,New Jersey MLB1954-19591954-1959  
Dennis BennettP2012-03-236-5 205 L-L 1939-10-05 72.170Oakland,California MLB1962-19681962-1968
1958-   UDFA-PHI
Steve MarquardtP2012-03-226-4 190 R-L 1953-09-07 58.196Peoria,Illinois --
1971- 5- 119-MIN
Dave PhilleyOF2012-03-156-0 188 B-R 1920-05-16 91.303Paris,Texas MLB1941-19621941-1962  
Hub AndrewsP2012-03-116-0 170 R-R 1922-08-31 89.192Burbank,Oklahoma MLB1947-19481947-1948  
Harry WendelstedtUMP2012-03-09Brain cancer6-2 240 - 1938-07-27 73.225Baltimore,Maryland --  
Don Mincher1B2012-03-046-3 213 L-R 1938-06-24 73.253Huntsville,Alabama MLB1956-19721960-1972
1956-   UDFA-CHA
Lloyd HittleP2012-03-035-10 164 R-L 1924-02-21 88.011Lodi,California MLB1949-19501949-1950  
Jim Obradovich1B2012-03-036-2 200 L-L 1949-09-13 62.171Fort Campbell,Kentucky MLB1977-19791978-1978
1967-24- 472-MIN
Frank Mattox2B2012-02-265-8 158 B-R 1962-06-30 49.241Peoria,Arizona AAA1982-1990-
1984- 8- 202-MIL
Jim MallonCOACH2012-02-26   - --- NCAA1981-1981-  
Terry MathewsP2012-02-24Heart attack6-2 225 L-R 1964-10-05 47.142Alexandria,Louisiana MLB1984-20001991-1999
1987- 5- 129-TEX
Jay Ward2B-3B2012-02-246-1 185 R-R 1938-09-09 73.168Brookfield,Missouri MLB1963-19701963-1970
1956-   UDFA-NYA
David BighamP2012-02-22Heart attack5-11 190 L-L 1970-09-20 41.155Mankato,Minnesota A+1989-1996-
1989-39-1023-MIN
Dick SmithOF-1B2012-02-196-2 205 R-R 1939-05-17 72.278Lebanon,Oregon MLB1963-19651963-1965
1957-   UDFA-BRO
Americo LoeraP2012-02-17   - 1968-06-26 43.236Monterrey,Mexico --
1988-45-1146-TEX
Gary CarterC2012-02-16Brain tumor6-2 215 R-R 1954-04-08 57.314Culver City,California MLB1972-19921974-1992
1972- 3-  53-MON
Danny ClyburnLF-RF2012-02-07Murdered by gunshot6-0 220 R-R 1974-04-06 37.307Lancaster,South Carolina MLB1992-20041997-1999
1992- 2-  47-PIT
Larry GreenP2012-01-206-2 180 R-R 1955-11-17 56.064Cushing,Oklahoma A+1977-1977-  
Marty SpringsteadUMP2012-01-17Heart attack6-0 180 - 1937-07-09 74.192Nyack,New York --  
Phil RoseC2012-01-146-2 220 R-R 1947-11-22 64.053Houston,Texas --
1969-37- 836-CAL