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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1927 calendar year. Note that our tracking for deaths is not 100% complete and it is based on available public information as many former non-MLB player deaths may not be captured. The Cause of Death is not always available for a particular player.

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1927 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jack Sharrott1927-12-31---58.138P-OF5-9165RR1869-08-13Staten Island,NY
    MLB1890-18931890-1893
    Al Myers1927-12-24---64.0622B-SS5-8165RR1863-10-22Danville,IL
    MLB1884-18911884-1891
    Bill Gilbert1927-12-17---59.277P6-0180------1868-03-13Havre de Grace,MD
    MLB1892-18921892-1892
    Germany Smith1927-12-01---68.223SS-2B6-0175RR1859-04-20Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1884-18981884-1898
    Jimmy Wood1927-11-30---84.3632B5-8150---R1842-12-01Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1871-18731871-1873
    John McGlone1927-11-22---66.3193B-OF5-10165RR1861-01-05Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1886-18881886-1888
    Phil Bedgood1927-11-08---29.243P6-3218RR1898-03-08Harrison,GA
    MLB1922-19231922-1923
    Ed Clark1927-11-07------P5-10------------Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1886-18911886-1891
    Tom Brown1927-10-25-67.032OF-P5-10168LR1860-09-21Liverpool,EN
    MLB1882-18981882-1898
    Ross Youngs1927-10-22---30.193OF-2B5-8162LR1897-04-10Shiner,TX
    MLB1917-19261917-1926
    Ed Hughes1927-10-14-47.007P-C6-1180RR1880-10-05Chicago,IL
    MLB1902-19061902-1906
    Mike Corcoran1927-10-11---68.364P------------1858-10-10Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    John Richter1927-10-04---54.2363B6-0178------1873-02-08Louisville,KY
    MLB1898-18981898-1898
    Hank Morrison1927-09-30---61.129P-OF5-10180RR1866-05-22Olneyville,RI
    MLB1887-18871887-1887
    Ben Hunt1927-09-27-38.319P6-5190LL1888-11-10Eufaula,OK
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Lave Cross1927-09-06---61.1153B-C5-8155RR1866-05-12Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1887-19071887-1907
    Mike Shea1927-08-22---60.163P5-10170---R1867-03-10New Orleans,LA
    MLB1887-18871887-1887
    Jerry Denny1927-08-16---68.1513B-SS5-11180RR1859-03-16New York,NY
    MLB1881-18941881-1894
    Billy Gilbert1927-08-08---51.0462B-SS5-4153RR1876-06-21Tullytown,PA
    MLB1901-19091901-1909
    Chick Pedro1927-08-06---57.281OF------------1869-10-27Havana,CU
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Jack Harper1927-06-18---33.315P5-11180RR1893-08-05Hendricks,WV
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Pat Griffin1927-06-07---34.030P6-2180RR1893-05-06Niles,OH
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Herm Merritt1927-05-26---26.194SS------RR1900-11-12Independence,KS
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Pat Murphy1927-05-16---70.132C-OF5-10160RR1857-01-02Auburn,MA
    MLB1887-18901887-1890
    Otto Schomberg1927-05-03---62.1681B-OF5-11175LL1864-11-14Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1886-18881886-1888
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ben Harris1927-04-29---37.131P6-0220RR1889-12-17Donelson,TN
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    Bill Gannon1927-04-26---54.038OF5-9170------1873-03-17New Haven,CT
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Pop Smith1927-04-18---70.1862B-SS5-11170RR1856-10-12Digby,NS
    MLB1880-18911880-1891
    Kirtley Baker1927-04-13---57.291P-OF5-9160RR1869-06-24Aurora,IN
    MLB1890-18991890-1899
    Tommy Johns1927-04-13---75.217OF5-11170------1851-09-07Baltimore,MD
    MLB1873-18731873-1873
    Ray Miller1927-04-07---39.0531B5-10168LL1888-02-12Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Billy Alvord1927-04-07---63.2393B-SS5-10187RR1863-08-10St. Louis,MO
    MLB1885-18931885-1893
    Mike Lynch1927-04-02-46.276P6-2170RR1880-06-28Holyoke,MA
    MLB1904-19071904-1907
    Joe Start1927-03-27---84.1621B-OF5-9165LL1842-10-14New York,NY
    MLB1871-18861871-1886
    Jake Wells1927-03-16---63.219C-OF5-11167RR1863-08-08Memphis,TN
    MLB1888-18901888-1890
    John Tilley1927-03-06------OF5-7154R------New York,NY
    MLB1882-18841882-1884
    Charlie Bennett1927-02-24---72.093C-OF5-11180RR1854-11-21New Castle,PA
    MLB1878-18931878-1893
    Ike Rockenfield1927-02-21---50.1082B5-7150RR1876-11-03Omaha,NE
    MLB1905-19061905-1906
    Harry Little1927-02-17---76.098OF-2B---------R1850-11-09Pocahontas,MO
    MLB1877-18771877-1877
    Vive Lindaman1927-02-13---49.106P6-1200RR1877-10-28Charles City,IA
    MLB1906-19091906-1909
    Bobby Rothermel1927-02-11---56.0542B-3B5-6148------1870-12-18Fleetwood,PA
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Drummond Brown1927-01-27Suicide - Gun shot41.359C6-0180RR1885-01-31Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Bob Ingersoll1927-01-13---44.004P5-11175RR1883-01-08Rapid City,SD
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
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