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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1937 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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1937 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Rube Benton1937-12-12---50.167P6-1190LL1887-06-27Clinton,NC
    MLB1910-19251910-1925
    John Lovett1937-12-05---60.211P------------1877-05-06Monday,OH
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Andy Bednar1937-11-26---29.101P5-10180RR1908-08-16Streator,IL
    MLB1930-19311930-1931
    Jack O'Connor1937-11-14---68.163C-OF5-10170RR1869-06-02St. Louis,MO
    MLB1887-19071887-1907
    Benny Frey1937-11-01---31.209P5-10165RR1906-04-06Dexter,MI
    MLB1929-19361929-1936
    Ed Walsh1937-10-31---32.261P6-1180RR1905-02-11Meriden,CT
    MLB1928-19321928-1932
    Jesse Whiting1937-10-28---58.150P------------1879-05-30Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1902-19071902-1907
    John Singleton1937-10-23---40.329P5-11171RR1896-11-27Gallipolis,OH
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Charlie Starr1937-10-18---59.0482B-3B5-10165RR1878-08-30Pike County,OH
    MLB1905-19091905-1909
    Clyde Hatter1937-10-16---29.069P5-11170RL1908-08-07Poplar Hill,KY
    MLB1935-19371935-1937
    Mickey Devine1937-10-01---45.143C-3B5-10165RR1892-05-09Albany,NY
    MLB1918-19251918-1925
    Gene Connell1937-08-31---31.113C6-0180RR1906-05-10Hazelton,PA
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Stan Rees1937-08-30---38.185P6-3190LL1899-02-25Cynthiana,KY
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    George Wright1937-08-21---90.204EXEC------------1847-01-28Yonkers,NY
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    Bunk Congalton1937-08-16---62.203OF5-11190LL1875-01-24Guelph,ON
    MLB1902-19071902-1907
    Bruno Block1937-08-06---52.145C5-9185RR1885-03-13Wisconsin Rapids,WI
    MLB1907-19121907-1912
    Sam Woodruff1937-07-22---60.2063B-2B5-9160RR1876-12-27Chilo,OH
    MLB1904-19101904-1910
    Fred Jacklitsch1937-07-18---61.053C-1B5-9180RR1876-05-24Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1900-19101900-1910
    Tully Sparks1937-07-15---62.214P5-10160RR1874-12-12Etna,GA
    MLB1897-19101897-1910
    Joe Yeager1937-07-02---61.3073B-P5-10160RR1875-08-28Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1898-19081898-1908
    Jerry Upp1937-06-30---53.201P---------L1883-12-10Sandusky,OH
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Willie Adams1937-06-18---46.263P6-4180RR1890-09-27Clearfield,PA
    MLB1912-19191912-1919
    Frank Grant1937-05-27----28.-662B5-7155RR1965-08-01Pittsfield,MA
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    Danny Clark1937-05-23Neurosyphilis43.1243B-2B5-9167LR1894-01-18Meridian,MS
    MLB1922-19271922-1927
    Hi Jasper1937-05-22---56.187P5-11180RR1880-11-15St. Louis,MO
    MLB1914-19191914-1919
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jack McAdams1937-05-21---50.154P6-1170RR1886-12-17Benton,AR
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Al Yeargin1937-05-08---35.204P5-11170RR1901-10-16Mauldin,SC
    MLB1922-19241922-1924
    George Gilham1937-04-25---37.219C5-11164RR1899-09-17Shamokin,PA
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Bill Foxen1937-04-17---52.319P5-11165LL1884-05-31Tenafly,NJ
    MLB1908-19111908-1911
    Emmett McCann1937-04-15---35.042SS-3B5-11150RR1902-03-04Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1920-19261920-1926
    Earl Howard1937-04-04---43.282P6-1160RR1893-06-25Everett,PA
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Otto Williams1937-03-19---59.136SS-OF5-8165RR1877-11-02Newark,NJ
    MLB1902-19061902-1906
    Roy Vaughn1937-03-01---25.178P6-0178BR1911-09-04Sedalia,MO
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Ernie Lush1937-02-26---52.116OF------RL1884-10-31Bridgeport,CT
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Harry Wolverton1937-02-04---63.0593B-SS5-11205LR1873-12-06Mount Vernon,OH
    MLB1898-19121898-1912
    Eddie Foster1937-01-15---49.3353B-2B5-6145RR1887-02-13Chicago,IL
    MLB1910-19231910-1923
    Joe McCarthy1937-01-12---55.017C------RR1881-12-25Syracuse,NY
    MLB1905-19061905-1906
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