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Joe Astroth passed away on 2013-05-03
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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
Paul BlairOF2013-12-26Cardiac arrest6-0 171 R-R 1944-02-01 69.329Cushing,Oklahoma MLB1962-19801964-1980
1961-   UDFA-NYN
Mike Hegan1B-OF2013-12-25Heart failure6-1 190 L-L 1942-07-21 71.157Cleveland,Ohio MLB1962-19771964-1977
1961-   UDFA-NYA
Gene BarisanoSS2013-12-256-0 185 R-R 1947-01-08 66.351New York,New York --
1965-43- 728-KC1
Tim MosleyP2013-12-256-0 180 R-R 1974-10-16 39.070New Castle,Pennsylvania A+1995-1996-
1995-27- 735-CHN
Bill TremelP2013-12-225-11 180 R-R 1929-07-04 84.171Lilly,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19561954-1956  
Ed HerrmannC2013-12-22Prostate Cancer6-1 210 L-R 1946-08-27 67.117San Diego,California MLB1964-19781967-1978
1964-   UDFA-MLB
Michael Murray3B-C2013-12-186-3 205 B-R 1961-12-28 51.355New York,New York A-1984-1984-
1984-22- 572-CHA
Dan GriffinSS2013-12-145-10 170 R-R 1962-10-01 51.074Atmore,Alabama NCAA1985-1986-
1981-23- 571-SEA
Ted PersellOF2013-12-13Car accident6-0 185 R-R 1974-08-01 39.134La Puente,California --
1993-84-1706-SDN
Jim BurtonP2013-12-126-3 195 R-L 1949-10-27 64.046Royal Oak,Michigan MLB1975-19781975-1977
1971- 1-   5-BOS
Pete NatonC2013-12-106-1 200 R-R 1931-09-09 82.092Flushing,New York MLB1953-19531953-1953  
Don LundOF2013-12-106-0 200 R-R 1923-05-18 90.206Detroit,Michigan MLB1945-19541945-1954  
Jack FlemingC2013-12-096-3 205 R-R 1953-01-06 60.337San Diego,California AAA1977-1980-  
Bobby TuckerOF2013-12-075-11 180 R-R 1951-04-22 62.229Memphis,Tennessee --
1973-15- 357-CHA
Darrell TurnerP2013-12-066-3 190 R-R 1955-03-30 58.251Ocoee,Florida AAA1977-1979-
1973- 2-  40-CHN
Evan ChambersOF2013-12-02Cardiac arrest in his sleep5-11 210 R-R 1989-03-24 24.253Lakeland,Florida AA2008-2013-
2009- 3-  84-PIT
Lou BrissieP2013-11-256-4 215 L-L 1924-06-05 89.173Anderson,South Carolina MLB1947-19531947-1953  
Al FormanUMP2013-11-235-11 190 - 1928-07-27 85.119Morristown,New Jersey --  
George WerleyP2013-11-216-2 196 R-R 1938-09-08 75.074St. Louis,Missouri MLB1956-19561956-1956  
Mike PalagyiP2013-11-216-2 185 R-R 1917-07-04 96.140Conneaut,Ohio MLB1939-19391939-1939  
Babe BirrerP2013-11-196-0 195 R-R 1928-07-04 85.138Buffalo,New York MLB1955-19581955-1958  
Alan DrechslerP2013-11-176-3 180 B-L 1953-- 65.???- --
1972- 7- 126-PIT
Zeke BellaOF2013-11-17Stroke5-11 185 R-L 1930-08-23 83.086Greenwich,Connecticut MLB1957-19591957-1959  
Rod MillerOF2013-11-085-10 160 L-R 1940-01-16 73.297Portland,Oregon MLB1957-19571957-1957  
Ace ParkerSS-2B2013-11-066-0 180 R-R 1912-05-17 101.173Portsmouth,Virginia MLB1937-19381937-1938  
Terry ChildersC2013-11-056-2 175 R-R 1947-06-04 66.154Huntington,West Virginia --
1968-28- 634-CHN
Peter PeckhamP2013-11-036-2 187 L-L 1951-05-13 62.174Providence,Rhode Island --
1970-15- 359-BOS
Johnny KucksP2013-11-02Cancer6-3 184 R-R 1933-07-27 80.098Hoboken,New Jersey MLB1955-19601955-1960  
Russ SullivanOF2013-11-026-0 196 L-R 1923-02-23 90.252Fredericksburg,Virginia MLB1951-19531951-1953  
Tom HinkleC2013-11-026-0 185 R-R 1942-- 76.???Kansas City,Missouri --  
Bill CurrieP2013-10-306-0 175 R-R 1928-11-29 84.335Leary,Georgia MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Mario PiconeP2013-10-245-11 180 R-R 1926-07-05 87.111Brooklyn,New York MLB1947-19541947-1954  
Mark SmallP2013-10-226-3 205 R-R 1967-11-12 45.345Portland,Oregon MLB1989-20001996-1996
1989-17- 438-HOU
Rudy MinarcinP2013-10-156-0 195 R-R 1930-03-25 83.204North Vandergrift,Pennsylvania MLB1955-19571955-1957  
Wally BellUMP2013-10-14Heart attack6-2 240 - 1965-01-10 48.277Ravenna,Ohio --  
Mitch CookP2013-10-136-2 192 L-R 1963-02-13 50.242Wilmington,North Carolina AA1981-1988-
1981- 3-  54-CHN
Al RonningSCOUT2013-10-10   - 1926-09-21 87.019Everett,Washington --  
Joey DettrichP2013-10-106-3 165 L-L 1988-09-23 25.017Arlington,Washington A-2007-2010-
2007-18- 545-TBA
Gary SweezeyP2013-10-086-3 200 R-R 1976-05-22 37.139New Britain,Connecticut RK1995-1995-  
Andy PafkoOF2013-10-086-0 190 R-R 1921-02-25 92.225Boyceville,Wisconsin MLB1943-19591943-1959  
Bob Chance1B-OF2013-10-03Prostate cancer6-2 219 L-R 1940-09-10 73.023Statesboro,Georgia MLB1963-19691963-1969
1961-   UDFA-SFN
Julio RoblesP2013-10-016-2 169 R-R 1957-10-19 55.347San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep --  
James StreetP2013-09-30Heart attack5-11 175 - 1948-08-02 65.059Longview,Texas --
1970-31- 712-CLE
Gates BrownOF2013-09-27Heart attack5-11 220 L-R 1939-05-02 74.148Crestline,Ohio MLB1960-19751963-1975
1960-   UDFA-DET
Bill StewartOF2013-09-255-11 200 R-R 1928-04-15 85.163Bay City,Michigan MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Charles WesterhouseP2013-09-166-3 205 R-R 1951-09-08 62.008Lafayette,Indiana --
1969-16- 372-ATL
Dan OsinskiP2013-09-136-2 195 R-R 1933-11-17 79.300Chicago,Illinois MLB1962-19701962-1970
1952-   UDFA-CLE
Todd Zacher2B2013-09-025-11 150 L-R 1959-08-18 54.015Bowman,North Dakota AAA1981-1983-
1981-23- 580-SFN
Frank PulliUMP2013-08-28Parkinson's disease5-11 185 - 1935-03-22 78.159Easton,Pennsylvania --  
Richard FillingsP2013-08-27   L-L 1950-07-05 63.053Catonsville,Maryland NCAA1970-1972-
1970- 3-  54-SLN
George SilveySCOUT2013-08-205-10 150 L- 1911-07-05 102.046- --  
Rod CraigOF2013-08-17Murdered (Stabbed)6-1 195 B-R 1958-01-12 55.217Los Angeles,California MLB1977-19901979-1986
1977-   UDFA-SEA
Jack HarshmanP2013-08-176-2 185 L-L 1927-07-12 86.036San Diego,California MLB1948-19601948-1960  
Glen HobbieP2013-08-096-2 195 R-R 1936-04-24 77.107Witt,Illinois MLB1957-19641957-1964  
Johnny LoganSS2013-08-095-11 175 R-R 1927-03-23 86.139Endicott,New York MLB1951-19631951-1963  
Harry ElliottOF2013-08-095-9 175 R-R 1923-12-30 89.223San Francisco,California MLB1953-19551953-1955  
Babe MartinOF2013-08-015-11 194 R-R 1920-03-28 93.126Seattle,Washington MLB1944-19531944-1953  
Drungo HazewoodOF2013-07-28Cancer6-3 210 R-R 1959-09-02 53.330Mobile,Alabama MLB1977-19831980-1980
1977- 1-  19-BAL
George Scott1B2013-07-28Complications from Diabetes6-2 215 R-R 1944-03-23 69.127Greenville,Mississippi MLB1962-19791966-1979
1962-   UDFA-BOS
Frank CastilloP2013-07-28Drowned6-1 190 R-R 1969-04-01 44.118El Paso,Texas MLB1987-20081991-2005
1987- 6- 140-CHN
Bob SavageP2013-07-266-2 180 R-R 1921-12-01 91.237Manchester,New Hampshire MLB1942-19491942-1949  
Jim McNallyUMP2013-07-25   - --Quincy,Massachusetts --  
Sam PerryIF2013-07-216-1 185 R-R 1988-10-31 24.263Dothan,Alabama Ind2008-2012-  
Nelson GibsonP2013-07-186-3 180 R-R 1946-10-01 66.290Hartsville,South Carolina NCAA1966-1968-
1968-24- 552-SE1
James DavisP2013-07-166-1 198 L-L 1952-08-11 60.339Camden,New Jersey --
1971-25- 575-CHA
Marv RotblattP2013-07-165-7 160 B-L 1927-10-18 85.272Chicago,Illinois MLB1948-19511948-1951  
Dick WieczezakSS2013-07-156-0 180 B-R 1943-10-25 69.264Passaic,New Jersey --
1967- 4-  63-PIT
Matt BattsC2013-07-145-11 200 R-R 1921-10-16 91.271San Antonio,Texas MLB1947-19561947-1956  
Andy PienoviSCOUT2013-07-11   - 1923-01-06 90.186Portland,Oregon --  
Dick Gray3B2013-07-085-11 165 R-R 1931-07-11 81.363Jefferson,Pennsylvania MLB1958-19601958-1960
1952-   UDFA-BRO
Jose SosaP2013-06-295-11 158 R-R 1952-12-28 60.183Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1975-19781975-1976
1970-   UDFA-HOU
Justin MillerP2013-06-266-2 195 R-R 1977-08-27 35.303Torrance,California MLB1977-20112002-2010
1997- 5- 162-COL
Adam ElliottP2013-06-256-2 200 B-R 1984-03-27 29.090Santa Monica,California A2002-2004-
2002- 6- 177-NYN
Gene Freese3B2013-06-19Natural causes5-11 175 R-R 1934-01-08 79.162Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1955-19661955-1966  
Jack LeeSCOUT2013-06-17   - 1932-05-21 81.027Bowling Green,Missouri --  
Stan LopataC2013-06-15Heart ailment6-2 210 R-R 1925-09-12 87.276Delray,Michigan MLB1948-19601948-1960  
Billy WilliamsOF2013-06-126-3 195 L-R 1933-06-13 79.364Newberry,South Carolina MLB1969-19691969-1969
1954-   UDFA-CLE
Hank LandersOF2013-06-096-2 195 R-R 1961-04-11 52.059Somerville,Massachusetts A1982-1983-
1982-12- 313-MIL
Clifford Shanks3B2013-06-08Unexpectadly6-2 195 R-R 1971-08-30 41.283Jackson,Mississippi RK1993-1995-  
Elmer GuckertUMP2013-06-066-2 215 - 1929-01-15 84.142Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania --  
Mike OatesP2013-05-296-4 200 R-R 1948-10-01 64.240Glen Ellyn,Illinois --
1966- 3-  53-CIN
Larry JohnsonC2013-05-266-0 185 R-R 1950-08-17 62.282Cleveland,Ohio MLB1968-19811972-1978
1968- 9- 186-CLE
Jason EllisC2013-05-255-11 190 R-R 1979-09-22 33.246Cincinnati,Ohio RK2003-2004-  
Sandy Guerrero2B-SS2013-05-235-11 160 L-R 1966-04-06 47.047Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AA1984-2002-  
Cot DealP2013-05-215-10 185 B-R 1923-01-23 90.118Arapaho,Oklahoma MLB1947-19541947-1954  
Neil ChrisleyOF2013-05-186-3 187 L-R 1931-12-16 81.154Calhoun Falls,South Carolina MLB1957-19611957-1961  
Frankie LibranSS2013-05-16Complications from diabetes6-0 168 R-R 1946-05-06 67.010Mayaguez,Puerto Rico MLB1969-19691969-1969
1968-   UDFA-CHN
Red RobbinsSCOUT2013-05-14   - 1928-05-25 84.354- --  
Len YochimP2013-05-116-2 200 L-L 1928-10-16 84.207New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1951-19541951-1954  
Mike DavisonP2013-05-116-1 170 L-L 1945-08-04 67.280Galesburg,Illinois MLB1969-19701969-1970
1964-   UDFA-BAL
Scott McGahanOF2013-05-076-2 190 R-R 1955-09-11 57.239Miami,Florida A+1978-1978-  
Joe AstrothC2013-05-035-9 187 R-R 1922-09-01 90.244East Alton,Illinois MLB1945-19561945-1956  
Jake EliopoulosP2013-04-29Suicide6-3 185 L-L 1991-05-25 21.340Kiev,Ukraine NCAA2010-2011-
2011-43-1309-TOR
Leon FilbeckP2013-04-286-2 205 R-R 1949-11-10 63.169Santa Ana,California --
1968- 4-  65-CLE
Brad LesleyP2013-04-27Kidney failure6-6 230 R-R 1958-09-11 54.228Turlock,California MLB1978-19851982-1985
1978- 1-  18-CIN
Rick CampP2013-04-256-0 198 R-R 1953-06-10 59.319Trion,Georgia MLB1974-19851976-1985
1974- 7- 149-ATL
Jack DanielsOF2013-04-165-10 165 L-L 1927-12-21 85.117Chester,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Grady Hatton3B2013-04-115-9 175 L-R 1922-10-07 90.186Beaumont,Texas MLB1946-19601946-1960  
Gregory MaysonetP2013-04-105-10 180 R-R 1964-07-07 48.277Miami,Florida A+1986-1988-  
Justin HancockOF2013-04-07Bone cancer6-2 190 R-R 1980-03-10 33.028Tampa,Florida A2001-2004-
2002-15- 444-ANA
Bob SmithP2013-04-016-1 190 R-L 1931-02-01 82.059Woodsville,New Hampshire MLB1955-19591955-1959  
Bob TurleyP2013-03-30Liver cancer6-2 215 R-R 1930-09-19 82.192Troy,Illinois MLB1951-19631951-1963  
Gus TriandosC2013-03-286-3 215 R-R 1930-07-30 82.241San Francisco,California MLB1953-19651953-1965  
Lou SleaterP2013-03-25Lung disease5-10 185 L-L 1926-09-08 86.198St. Louis,Missouri MLB1950-19581950-1958  
Carlos FortunaP2013-03-24Cancer6-2 185 R-R 1990-03-31 22.358La Romana,Dom Rep RK2008-2009-  
Virgil TrucksP2013-03-235-11 198 R-R 1917-04-26 95.331Birmingham,Alabama MLB1941-19581941-1958  
Garry ConnP2013-03-206-2 200 R-R 1955-02-14 58.034Flint,Michigan AA1977-1977-
1973- 3-  51-MIL
Earl HershOF2013-03-186-0 205 L-L 1932-05-21 80.301Ebbvale,Maryland MLB1956-19561956-1956
1953-   UDFA-MLB
Ducky Detweiler3B2013-03-135-11 178 R-R 1919-02-15 94.026Trumbauersville,Pennsylvania MLB1942-19461942-1946  
Gary BallaP2013-03-126-4 215 R-R 1956-06-09 56.276Watsonville,California A1977-1978-
1976-15- 174-CAL
Jake StrikerP2013-03-076-2 200 L-L 1933-10-23 79.135New Washington,Ohio MLB1959-19601959-1960
1952-   UDFA-CLE
Carl ThomasP2013-03-076-5 245 R-R 1932-05-28 80.283Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1960-19601960-1960
1956-   UDFA-CLE
Ray MartinP2013-03-076-2 177 R-R 1925-03-13 87.359Norwood,Massachusetts MLB1943-19481943-1948  
Tom BorlandP2013-03-026-3 172 L-L 1933-02-14 80.016El Dorado,Kansas MLB1960-19611960-1961
1955-   UDFA-BAL
Mike MoranIF2013-03-025-9 160 R-R 1952-12-28 60.064Biloxi,Mississippi --
1973- 8- 173-CLE
Jerry TurkP2013-03-016-2 162 R-R 1946-08-12 66.201Macon,Georgia --
1968- 6-  98-CIN
Yo-Yo DavalilloSS2013-02-285-3 140 R-R 1931-06-30 81.243Caracas,Venezuela MLB1953-19531953-1953  
Moon Mullen2B2013-02-285-9 165 L-R 1917-02-09 96.019Olympia,Washington MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Mario RamirezSS2013-02-225-9 159 R-R 1957-09-12 55.163Yauco,Puerto Rico MLB1976-19861980-1985
1979- 3-  69-SFN
Neil WilsonC2013-02-206-1 175 L-R 1935-06-14 77.251Lexington,Tennessee MLB1960-19601960-1960
1956-   UDFA-NY1
Danny Huffstickler3B2013-02-12ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)6-0 180 R-R 1957-12-17 55.057Shreveport,Louisiana A-1979-1979-  
Jake ThiesP2013-02-105-11 170 R-R 1926-04-01 86.315St. Louis,Missouri MLB1954-19551954-1955  
Mike Drewett3B2013-02-086-3 194 R-R 1952-02-14 60.360Baton Rouge,Louisiana --
1970-12- 277-CHA
Steve Demeter3B2013-02-035-9 185 R-R 1935-01-27 78.007Homer City,Pennsylvania MLB1959-19601959-1960
1953-   UDFA-DET
Brian RoseCOACH2013-01-31   - --- --  
Tony PierceP2013-01-316-1 190 R-L 1946-01-29 67.002Brunswick,Georgia MLB1967-19681967-1968
1964-   UDFA-KC1
George WittP2013-01-306-3 200 R-R 1933-11-09 79.082Long Beach,California MLB1957-19621957-1962  
Earl WilliamsC-1B2013-01-28acute myeloid leukemia6-3 220 R-R 1948-07-14 64.198Newark,New Jersey MLB1966-19771970-1977
1965- 1-   6-MLB
Chuck HintonOF2013-01-27Complications from Parkinson's Disease6-1 197 R-R 1934-05-03 78.269Rocky Mount,North Carolina MLB1961-19711961-1971
1956-   UDFA-BAL
Barney MussillP2013-01-276-1 200 R-L 1919-10-01 93.118Bower Hill,Pennsylvania MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Ed Bouchee1B2013-01-236-1 205 L-L 1933-03-07 79.322Livingston,Montana MLB1956-19621956-1962  
Milt BollingSS2013-01-196-1 180 R-R 1930-08-09 82.163Mississippi City,Mississippi MLB1952-19581952-1958  
Earl WeaverMGR2013-01-19Heart attack   R-R 1930-08-14 82.158St. Louis,Missouri --  
Stan MusialOF-1B2013-01-19Natural causes6-0 175 L-L 1920-11-21 92.059Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19631941-1963  
Bill Glynn1B2013-01-156-0 190 L-L 1925-07-30 87.169Sussex,New Jersey MLB1949-19541949-1954  
Michael BrownP2013-01-136-4 200 R-R 1976-10-13 36.092Knoxville,Tennessee RK1996-1998-
1996-32- 964-TBA
Enzo HernandezSS2013-01-13Suicide5-8 155 R-R 1949-02-12 63.335Valle De Guanape,Venezuela MLB1967-19781971-1978
1967-   UDFA-HOU
Sean Toerner2B2013-01-125-11 168 R-R 1959-07-30 53.166Reseda,California AA1979-1983-
1980-18- 449-SFN
Bubba HarrisP2013-01-126-4 204 R-R 1926-02-15 86.331Sulligent,Alabama MLB1948-19511948-1951  
Fred TalbotP2013-01-116-2 195 R-R 1941-06-28 71.197Washington,DC MLB1963-19701963-1970
1959-   UDFA-CHA
Jim CosmanP2013-01-07Alzheimer's6-4 211 R-R 1943-02-19 69.322Brockport,New York MLB1966-19701966-1970
1962-   UDFA-SLN
Joe PadillaUMP2013-01-05   - 1964-03-22 48.289Silver City,New Mexico --