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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1939 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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1939 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Clyde Engle1939-12-26---55.2801B-OF5-10190RR1884-03-19Dayton,OH
    MLB1909-19161909-1916
    Dallas Bradshaw1939-12-11---44.0172B5-7145LR1895-11-23Wolf Creek,IL
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Frank Killen1939-12-03---69.001P-OF6-1200LL1870-11-30Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1891-19001891-1900
    Jack Fifield1939-11-27---68.051P-3B5-11160RR1871-10-05Enfield,NH
    MLB1897-18991897-1899
    Frank Harris1939-11-26---81.0221B-OF------RR1858-11-02Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Frank Mountain1939-11-19---79.184P-OF5-11185RR1860-05-17Fort Edward,NY
    MLB1880-18861880-1886
    Horace Helmbold1939-11-18------P------------------
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Tom Richardson1939-11-15---56.098H6-0190RR1883-08-07Louisville,IL
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Frank Abercrombie1939-11-11-89.311SS------------1850-01-02Fort Towson,OK
    MLB1871-18711871-1871
    Pete Henning1939-11-04---51.310P5-11185RR1887-12-28Crown Point,IN
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    Ed Lennox1939-10-26---53.3553B5-10174RR1885-11-03Camden,NJ
    MLB1906-19121906-1912
    Dale Williams1939-10-22---84.014P5-9175RR1855-10-06Ludlow,KY
    MLB1876-18761876-1876
    Red Downs1939-10-19---56.0562B-OF5-11155RR1883-08-22Neola,IA
    MLB1907-19121907-1912
    Nick Allen1939-10-16---51.030C6-0180RR1888-09-14Norton,KS
    MLB1916-19201916-1920
    Biff Schaller1939-10-09---50.014OF-1B5-11168LR1889-09-23Chicago,IL
    MLB1911-19131911-1913
    Sweetbreads Bailey1939-09-27---44.226P6-0184RR1895-02-12Joliet,IL
    MLB1919-19211919-1921
    Frank LaPorte1939-09-25---59.2302B-3B5-8175RR1880-02-06Uhrichsville,OH
    MLB1905-19131905-1913
    Toots Coyne1939-09-18---44.3323B---------R1894-10-20St. Louis,MO
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Tom Hart1939-09-17---70.092C-OF5-7160------1869-06-15Canaan,NY
    MLB1891-18911891-1891
    Dave Oldfield1939-08-28---74.251C-OF5-7175BL1864-12-18Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1883-18861883-1886
    Jack Darragh1939-08-12---53.0241B6-2180------1886-07-17Ebensburg,PA
    MLB1891-18911891-1891
    John Sowders1939-07-29---72.230P-OF6-0150RL1866-12-10Louisville,KY
    MLB1887-18901887-1890
    Peaches Graham1939-07-25---62.122C-OF5-9180RR1877-03-23Aledo,IL
    MLB1902-19121902-1912
    Jack Reis1939-07-20---49.034P5-10160RR1890-06-14Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Ed Biecher1939-07-15---63.321OF------------1875-08-27St. Louis,MO
    MLB1897-18981897-1898
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Deacon White1939-07-07---91.2113B-C5-11175LR1847-12-07Caton,NY
    MLB1871-18901871-1890
    Heinie Smith1939-06-25---67.2432B-P5-9160RR1871-10-24Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1897-19031897-1903
    Murphy Currie1939-06-22---45.293P5-11185RR1893-08-31Fayetteville,NC
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Allen Sothoron1939-06-17---46.049P5-11182BR1893-04-27Bradford,OH
    MLB1914-19261914-1926
    John Henry1939-06-11---75.281OF-P------RR1863-09-02Springfield,MA
    MLB1884-18901884-1890
    Pat Paige1939-06-08---57.032P5-10175LR1882-05-05Paw Paw,MI
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Simmy Murch1939-06-06---58.1952B-3B6-4220RR1880-11-21Castline,ME
    MLB1904-19081904-1908
    Bill McCarthy1939-05-29---57.046P5-11180RR1882-04-11Ashland,MA
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Barney Pelty1939-05-24---58.254P-SS5-9175RR1880-09-10Farmington,MO
    MLB1903-19121903-1912
    Fred Link1939-05-22---53.070P6-0170LL1886-03-11Columbus,OH
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Hal Kime1939-05-16---40.060P5-9160LL1899-03-15West Salem,OH
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Chauncey Fisher1939-04-27---67.108P5-11175RR1872-01-08Anderson,IN
    MLB1893-19011893-1901
    Fred Curtis1939-04-05---58.1551B6-1---RR1880-10-30Beaver Lake,MI
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Fred Goldsmith1939-03-28---82.315P-OF6-1195RR1856-05-15New Haven,CT
    MLB1875-18841875-1884
    Tiny Chaplin1939-03-25---33.254P6-1195RR1905-07-13Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1928-19361928-1936
    Ralph Miller1939-03-18---43.0163B-SS6-0190RR1896-02-29Fort Wayne,IN
    MLB1920-19241920-1924
    Bill Burke1939-03-17------P-OF6-3210---------Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1887-18871887-1887
    Sam Dungan1939-03-16---72.229OF-1B5-11180R---1866-07-29Ferndale,CA
    MLB1892-19011892-1901
    Cal Broughton1939-03-15----21.-28C-OF5-10180RR1960-12-28Magnolia,WI
    MLB1883-18881883-1888
    Scott Stratton1939-03-08---69.155P-OF6-0180LR1869-10-02Campbellsburg,KY
    MLB1888-18951888-1895
    Alex McFarlan1939-03-02---72.109OF-2B5-9165------1866-11-11---
    MLB1892-18921892-1892
    Frank Morrissey1939-02-22---62.293P-3B5-4140---R1876-05-03Baltimore,MD
    MLB1901-19021901-1902
    George Fair1939-02-12---83.0292B5-7140------1856-01-13Boston,MA
    MLB1876-18761876-1876
    Joe Crisp1939-02-05-49.210C6-4200RR1889-07-08Higginsville,MO
    MLB1910-19111910-1911
    Bill Cristall1939-01-28---63.137P5-7145LL1875-09-12Odessa,UE
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Abner Dalrymple1939-01-25---81.136OF5-10175LR1857-09-09Gratiot,WI
    MLB1878-18911878-1891
    Cliff Heathcote1939-01-19---40.359OF-1B5-10160LL1898-01-24Glen Rock,PA
    MLB1918-19321918-1932
    Louis Pelouze1939-01-09---75.120OF6-0175RR1863-09-10Fort Monroe,VA
    MLB1886-18861886-1886
    Bert Weeden1939-01-07---56.016H6-0200LL1882-12-21Northwood,NH
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
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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