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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1931 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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1931 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    C.V. Matteson1931-12-18---70.022OF-P------------1861-11-24Seville,OH
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Al Schulz1931-12-13---42.213P6-0182RL1889-05-12Toledo,OH
    MLB1912-19161912-1916
    George Harper1931-12-11---65.114P5-10165RR1866-08-17Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1894-18961894-1896
    Tex Covington1931-12-10---44.265P6-1175LR1887-03-19Henryville,TN
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    Jack Bellman1931-12-08---67.277C------------1864-03-04Louisville,KY
    MLB1889-18891889-1889
    Jack Burdock1931-11-27------2B-3B5-9158RR---Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1872-18911872-1891
    Fred Lake1931-11-24---65.037C-2B5-10170RR1866-10-16Cornwallis,NS
    MLB1891-19101891-1910
    Chris Fulmer1931-11-09---73.126C-OF5-8165RR1858-07-04Tamaqua,PA
    MLB1884-18891884-1889
    Sam Brown1931-11-08---53.169C-OF------RR1878-05-21Webster,PA
    MLB1906-19071906-1907
    Frank Meinke1931-11-08---68.020SS-P5-10172R---1863-10-18Chicago,IL
    MLB1884-18851884-1885
    Jack Chesbro1931-11-06---57.152P-1B5-9180RR1874-06-05North Adams,MA
    MLB1899-19091899-1909
    Joe Hornung1931-10-30---74.138OF-1B5-8164RR1857-06-12Carthage,NY
    MLB1879-18901879-1890
    Jim Tyng1931-10-30---75.215P5-9155RR1856-03-27Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1879-18881879-1888
    Charlie Comiskey1931-10-26Heart complications72.0701B-2B6-0180RR1859-08-15Chicago,IL
    MLB1882-18941882-1894
    Oscar Graham1931-10-15---53.085P-OF6-0180LL1878-07-20Plattsmouth,NE
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Al Niehaus1931-10-14---32.1341B5-11175RR1899-06-01Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    John Kirby1931-10-06---66.264P-OF5-8172---R1865-01-13St. Louis,MO
    MLB1884-18881884-1888
    George Bradley1931-10-02---79.079P-3B5-10175RR1852-07-13Reading,PA
    MLB1875-18881875-1888
    Pop Dillon1931-09-12---57.3281B6-1185LR1873-10-17Normal,IL
    MLB1899-19041899-1904
    Jack McCarthy1931-09-11---62.167OF-1B5-9155LL1869-03-26Gilbertville,MA
    MLB1893-19071893-1907
    Joe Marshall1931-09-11---55.203OF-1B5-8170RR1876-02-19Audubon,MN
    MLB1903-19061903-1906
    Tinsley Ginn1931-08-30---39.337OF5-9180LR1891-09-26Royston,GA
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Bob Edmondson1931-08-14---52.104OF-P5-11185RR1879-04-30Paris,KY
    MLB1906-19081906-1908
    Conny Doyle1931-07-29------OF-SS5-10185---R------
    MLB1883-18841883-1884
    Ben Ellis1931-07-26------3B-SS5-10166---------New York,NY
    MLB1896-18961896-1896
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Babe Danzig1931-07-14---44.0741B6-2205RR1887-04-30Binghamton,NY
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Lee Dressen1931-06-30---41.3401B6-0165LL1889-07-23Ellinwood,KS
    MLB1914-19181914-1918
    Con Lucid1931-06-25---57.119P5-7170------1874-02-24Dublin,IR
    MLB1893-18971893-1897
    Clarence Cross1931-06-23---75.109SS-3B5-7178------1856-03-04St. Louis,MO
    MLB1884-18871884-1887
    Andy Sommerville1931-06-16---55.129P------------1876-02-06Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Bill O'Hara1931-06-15---47.304OF-1B5-10165LR1883-08-14Toronto,ON
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Ed Ford1931-06-08-69.0571B-SS5-9160------1862-04-10Richmond,VA
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Bob Miller1931-05-23------P-OF------------------
    MLB1890-18911890-1891
    Charlie Hamburg1931-05-18---64.176OF6-0175------1866-11-22Louisville,KY
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Charlie Ferguson1931-05-17---56.005P5-11------R1875-05-10Meridian,MI
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Doc Newton1931-05-14---53.198P-1B6-0185LL1877-10-26Indianapolis,IN
    MLB1900-19091900-1909
    George Noftsker1931-05-08---71.256OF-C5-8135RR1859-08-24Shippensburg,PA
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    John Riddle1931-05-05------C-OF------RR------
    MLB1889-18901889-1890
    Jimmy McAleer1931-04-29---66.291OF-2B6-0175RR1864-07-10Youngstown,OH
    MLB1889-19021889-1902
    Mike Mattimore1931-04-28------OF-P5-8160LL---North Bend,PA
    MLB1887-18901887-1890
    George Daisey1931-04-27------OF5-11190---------Gloucester,NJ
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Bill Otey1931-04-23---44.127P6-2181LL1886-12-16Dayton,OH
    MLB1907-19111907-1911
    Bucky Veil1931-04-16---49.255P5-10165RR1881-08-02Tyrone,PA
    MLB1903-19041903-1904
    Mickey Hughes1931-04-10---64.165P-OF5-6165---R1866-10-25New York,NY
    MLB1888-18901888-1890
    Byron Johnson1931-03-28---66.080EXEC------------1865-01-05Norwalk,OH
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    Joe Gannon1931-03-19---54.023P---160------1877-02-22St. Louis,MO
    MLB1898-18981898-1898
    Tom Gunning1931-03-17---69.011C5-10160RR1862-03-04Newmarket,NH
    MLB1884-18891884-1889
    Billy Kinloch1931-02-15---56.3293B------------1874-03-21Providence,RI
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    Dick Phelan1931-02-13---76.0632B-3B------R---1854-12-10Towanda,PA
    MLB1884-18851884-1885
    Hardy Richardson1931-01-14---75.2672B-OF5-9170RR1855-04-21Clarksboro,NJ
    MLB1879-18921879-1892
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Roger Connor1931-01-04---73.1851B-3B6-3220LL1857-07-01Waterbury,CT
    MLB1880-18971880-1897
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    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Death Date Published date of death (if available) Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Ht Height Wt Weight Ba Bats Th Throws Born Date Date of Birth for Player Place of Birth City,State or City,Country for birthplace Draft Info Year-DraftRound-Overall-Drafted by Team Abbreviation. Click the link to view picks for that round. Indicates most recent draft instance HiLvl Highest Level Reached MLB Years Up-to-date Range of Years played Stat Years Available range of years of statistics within the TBC system