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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1938 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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1938 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Yohe1938-12-24---60.1123B5-8180---R1878-09-02Mount Erie,IL
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Luke Lutenberg1938-12-24---74.0791B-2B6-2225RR1864-10-04Quincy,IL
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Tom Kearns1938-12-07---78.0262B-C5-7160RR1860-11-09Rochester,NY
    MLB1880-18841880-1884
    Guy Hecker1938-12-03---82.242P-1B6-0190RR1856-04-03Youngsville,PA
    MLB1882-18901882-1890
    Polly Wolfe1938-11-21---50.079OF5-10170LR1888-09-01Knoxville,IL
    MLB1912-19141912-1914
    Les Nunamaker1938-11-14---49.291C-1B6-2190RR1889-01-25Malcolm,NE
    MLB1911-19221911-1922
    Andy Harrington1938-11-12---49.362P6-0193RR1888-11-13Wakefield,MA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Fred Hartman1938-11-11---73.2023B-SS5-6170RR1865-04-21Allegheny,PA
    MLB1894-19021894-1902
    Chet Spencer1938-11-10---55.250OF6-0180LR1883-03-04South Webster,OH
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Jerry Dorsey1938-11-03Heart attack---OF-P------L---------
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Milt Scott1938-11-03---77.2881B-P5-9160R---1861-01-17Chicago,IL
    MLB1882-18861882-1886
    Babe Towne1938-10-29---58.229C5-10180RR1880-03-12Coon Rapids,IA
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Tom Daly1938-10-29---72.2622B-C5-7170BR1866-02-07Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1887-19031887-1903
    George Borchers1938-10-24---69.187P-OF5-10180RR1869-04-18Sacramento,CA
    MLB1888-18951888-1895
    Joe Knight1938-10-16---79.017OF-P5-11185LL1859-09-28Port Stanley,ON
    MLB1884-18901884-1890
    Fred Doe1938-10-04---74.167P5-10165RR1864-04-18Gloucester,MA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Morgan Murphy1938-10-03---71.230C-1B5-8160RR1867-02-14East Providence,RI
    MLB1890-19011890-1901
    Bill Rollinson1938-09-28---82.108C------------1856-06-10Fairfield,ME
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Cy Ferry1938-09-27---59.364P6-1170RR1878-09-27Hudson,NY
    MLB1904-19051904-1905
    Pink Hawley1938-09-19---65.286P-OF5-10185LR1872-12-05Beaver Dam,WI
    MLB1892-19011892-1901
    Lee King1938-09-07---44.162OF-SS5-10160RR1894-03-28Waltham,MA
    MLB1916-19191916-1919
    Gene Moore1938-08-31---52.294P6-2185LL1885-11-09Lancaster,TX
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Red Hill1938-08-11---45.201P------BL1893-01-20Marshall,TX
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Jim Curry1938-08-02-45.1432B5-11160RR1893-03-10Camden,NJ
    MLB1909-19181909-1918
    Tug Thompson1938-08-01---81.328OF-C5-8160RR1856-09-05London,ON
    MLB1882-18841882-1884
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Carney1938-07-31-64.127OF5-10---BR1874-03-25St. Paul,MN
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Doc Miller1938-07-31---55.176OF5-10170LL1883-02-04Chatham,ON
    MLB1910-19141910-1914
    Bill Morgan1938-07-28---80.283OF-SS------------1857-10-17Baltimore,MD
    MLB1883-18841883-1884
    Milt Reed1938-07-27---48.021SS-2B5-9150LR1890-07-04Atlanta,GA
    MLB1911-19141911-1914
    Carl Spongberg1938-07-21---54.059P6-2208RR1884-05-21Idaho Falls,ID
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    George Dickerson1938-07-09---45.218P6-1170RR1892-12-01Renner,TX
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Chief Roseman1938-07-04---81.363OF-1B5-7167RR1856-07-04Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1882-18901882-1890
    Jerry Donovan1938-06-27---61.295C-OF------RR1876-09-03Lock Haven,PA
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Bumpus Jones1938-06-25---68.173P------RR1870-01-01Cedarville,OH
    MLB1892-18931892-1893
    Patrick Newnam1938-06-20---57.1901B6-0180LR1880-12-10Hempstead,TX
    MLB1910-19111910-1911
    Josh Reilly1938-06-12---70.0332B-SS5-8160RR1868-05-08San Francisco,CA
    MLB1896-18961896-1896
    Buck Thrasher1938-06-12---48.309OF5-11182LR1889-08-06Watkinsville,GA
    MLB1916-19171916-1917
    Harry Lumley1938-05-22---57.233OF5-10183LL1880-09-29Forest City,PA
    MLB1904-19101904-1910
    Sam Childs1938-05-21---76.1951B------------1861-11-06East Hartford,CT
    MLB1883-18831883-1883
    Silver King1938-05-21---70.129P-OF6-0170RR1868-01-11St. Louis,MO
    MLB1886-18971886-1897
    Buzz Murphy1938-05-11---43.014OF5-8155LL1895-04-26Denver,CO
    MLB1918-19191918-1919
    Sun Daly1938-04-30---73.112OF---184------1865-01-06Rutland,VT
    MLB1892-18921892-1892
    Tim O'Rourke1938-04-20---73.3353B-SS5-10170LR1864-05-18Chicago,IL
    MLB1890-18941890-1894
    Alex Beam1938-04-17---68.146P------------1869-11-21Johnstown,PA
    MLB1889-18891889-1889
    Cristobal Torriente1938-04-11---44.145OF------LL1893-11-16Cienfuegos,CU
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    J.B. Young1938-04-06---80.299P------------1857-06-10Pottsville,PA
    MLB1892-18921892-1892
    Count Campau1938-04-03---74.167OF-1B5-11160LR1863-10-17Detroit,MI
    MLB1888-18941888-1894
    Charlie Brown1938-04-03---66.228P6-0180---L1871-08-17Bluffton,IN
    MLB1897-18971897-1897
    Dasher Troy1938-03-30---81.3242B-SS5-5154RR1856-05-08New York,NY
    MLB1881-18851881-1885
    Al Burris1938-03-25---64.055P------RR1874-01-28Warwick,MD
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Joe Dolan1938-03-24---65.026SS-2B5-10155---R1873-02-24Baltimore,MD
    MLB1896-19011896-1901
    Bob Fothergill1938-03-20---40.215OF---230RR1897-08-16Massillon,OH
    MLB1922-19331922-1933
    Milo Netzel1938-03-18---51.3093B-OF------LL1886-05-12Eldred,PA
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Hobe Ferris1938-03-18---60.1002B-3B5-8162RR1877-12-07Providence,RI
    MLB1901-19091901-1909
    Rube Ellis1938-03-13---52.115OF6-0170LL1885-11-17Downey,CA
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Rube Lutzke1938-03-06---40.1083B-2B5-11175RR1897-11-17Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1923-19271923-1927
    Jack Taylor1938-03-04---64.047P-3B5-10170RR1874-01-14New Straitsville,OH
    MLB1898-19071898-1907
    Walter Prince1938-03-02---76.2951B-OF5-9150LR1861-05-09Amherst,NH
    MLB1883-18841883-1884
    Tex Jones1938-02-26---52.2041B6-0192RR1885-08-04Marion,KS
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Mert Hackett1938-02-22---78.102C-OF5-10175RR1859-11-11Cambridge,MA
    MLB1883-18871883-1887
    George Merritt1938-02-21---57.311OF-P6-0160RR1880-04-14Paterson,NJ
    MLB1901-19031901-1903
    Lee Tannehill1938-02-16---57.1113B-SS5-11170RR1880-10-26Dayton,KY
    MLB1903-19121903-1912
    Charlie Daniels1938-02-09---76.222P-OF------------1861-07-01Roxbury,MA
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Mike Donovan1938-02-03---56.1073B-SS5-8155RR1881-10-18Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1904-19081904-1908
    Charlie Chech1938-01-31---59.278P5-11190RR1878-04-27Madison,WI
    MLB1905-19091905-1909
    Jim Gray1938-01-31---75.176SS-2B---------R1862-08-07Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1884-18931884-1893
    Bill Hill1938-01-28---63.178P6-1201LL1874-08-02Chattanooga,TN
    MLB1896-18991896-1899
    Pop Rising1938-01-28---66.025OF-3B------RR1872-01-02Industry,PA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Larry Battam1938-01-27---61.2693B5-11166------1876-05-01Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    Jim Mutrie1938-01-24---86.224COACH------------1851-06-13Chelsea,MA
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    Herb Goodall1938-01-20---71.162P-OF5-9180RR1866-08-10Mansfield,PA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Bill Everitt1938-01-19---69.0351B-3B6-0185LR1868-12-13Fort Wayne,IN
    MLB1895-19011895-1901
    Earl Clark1938-01-16---30.071OF5-10160RR1907-11-06Washington,DC
    MLB1927-19341927-1934
    Joe Sommer1938-01-16---79.056OF-3B5-11165RR1858-11-20Covington,KY
    MLB1880-18901880-1890
    Dupee Shaw1938-01-12---78.225P-OF5-8165LL1859-05-31Charlestown,MA
    MLB1883-18881883-1888
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Frank Sexton1938-01-04---65.178P-2B---160------1872-07-08Brockton,MA
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
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