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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
    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
    Chet Spencer1938-11-10---55.250OF6-0180LR1883-03-04South Webster,OH
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    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
    Cy Ferry1938-09-27---59.364P6-1170RR1878-09-27Hudson,NY
    MLB1904-19051904-1905
    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
    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
    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
    Jerry Donovan1938-06-27---61.295C-OF------RR1876-09-03Lock Haven,PA
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Patrick Newnam1938-06-20---57.1901B6-0180LR1880-12-10Hempstead,TX
    MLB1910-19111910-1911
    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
    Buzz Murphy1938-05-11---43.014OF5-8155LL1895-04-26Denver,CO
    MLB1918-19191918-1919
    Cristobal Torriente1938-04-11---44.145OF------LL1893-11-16Cienfuegos,CU
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    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
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    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
    Tex Jones1938-02-26---52.2041B6-0192RR1885-08-04Marion,KS
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    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
    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
    Pop Rising1938-01-28---66.025OF-3B------RR1872-01-02Industry,PA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Jim Mutrie1938-01-24---86.224COACH------------1851-06-13Chelsea,MA
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    Earl Clark1938-01-16---30.071OF5-10160RR1907-11-06Washington,DC
    MLB1927-19341927-1934
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