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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1940 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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1940 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Patsy McGaffigan1940-12-22---52.1002B-SS5-8140RR1888-09-12Carlyle,IL
    MLB1917-19181917-1918
    Bill Schwartz1940-12-22---76.261C-OF6-1195RR1864-04-03Jamestown,KY
    MLB1883-18841883-1884
    John Kiley1940-12-18---81.169OF-P5-7147LL1859-07-01Dedham,MA
    MLB1884-18911884-1891
    Billy Hamilton1940-12-15---74.302OF5-6165LR1866-02-15Newark,NJ
    MLB1888-19011888-1901
    Harry Eells1940-12-07---59.295P6-1195RR1881-02-14Ida Grove,IA
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    John Harkins1940-11-18---81.219P-OF6-1205RR1859-04-12New Brunswick,NJ
    MLB1884-18881884-1888
    Joe Quinn1940-11-12---75.3212B-SS5-7158RR1864-12-25Sydney,AU
    MLB1884-19011884-1901
    George Bird1940-11-09---90.138OF5-9150RR1850-06-23Rockford,IL
    MLB1871-18711871-1871
    Bill Mellor1940-11-05---66.1511B6-0190RR1874-06-06Camden,NJ
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Joe Burke1940-11-03---72.3303B-2B5-7160------1867-12-07Nashville,TN
    MLB1890-18911890-1891
    Harry Krause1940-10-23---53.102P5-10165BL1887-07-12San Francisco,CA
    MLB1908-19121908-1912
    George Davis1940-10-17Paresis70.054SS-3B5-9180BR1870-08-23Cohoes,NY
    MLB1890-19091890-1909
    Bill Massey1940-10-09------1B-2B5-11167RR---Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Crazy Schmit1940-10-05---74.233P-OF5-10165LL1866-02-13Chicago,IL
    MLB1890-19011890-1901
    Mike Jordan1940-09-25---77.229OF5-7155------1863-02-07Lawrence,MA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Billy Otterson1940-09-21---78.119SS5-7135RR1862-05-24Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1887-18871887-1887
    Ed Yewell1940-09-15---78.0232B-3B------------1862-08-22Washington,DC
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Andy Knox1940-09-14-76.2501B------RR1864-01-06Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Bill Shipke1940-09-10---57.2953B-2B5-7145RR1882-11-18St. Louis,MO
    MLB1906-19091906-1909
    Johnny Welch1940-09-02---33.274P6-3184LR1906-12-02Washington,DC
    MLB1926-19361926-1936
    Gus Dundon1940-09-01---66.0522B-SS5-10165RR1874-07-10Columbus,OH
    MLB1904-19061904-1906
    Charlie Johnson1940-08-28---55.168OF5-9150LL1885-03-12Slatington,PA
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Ed Hallinan1940-08-24---52.000SS-2B5-9168RR1888-08-23San Francisco,CA
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    Bock Baker1940-08-17-62.030P5-9181---L1878-07-17Troy,NY
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Charlie Hollocher1940-08-14---44.062SS5-7154LR1896-06-11St. Louis,MO
    MLB1918-19241918-1924
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Buck Stanley1940-08-13---50.272P5-10160LL1889-11-13Washington,DC
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Ed Bruyette1940-08-05---65.338OF-2B5-10170LR1874-08-31Manawa,WI
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Willard Hershberger1940-08-03---30.067C-2B5-10167RR1910-05-28Lemoncove,CA
    MLB1938-19401938-1940
    Stan Yerkes1940-07-28---65.241P5-10165RR1874-11-28Cheltenham,PA
    MLB1901-19031901-1903
    Red Ehret1940-07-28---71.330P-OF6-0175RR1868-08-31Louisville,KY
    MLB1888-18981888-1898
    Tom Williams1940-07-27---69.341P-OF------------1870-08-19Minersville,OH
    MLB1892-18931892-1893
    Charlie Swindells1940-07-22---61.268C5-11180RR1878-10-26Rockford,IL
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Chink Heileman1940-07-19---67.3423B-2B5-8155RR1872-08-10Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Bill Leith1940-07-16---67.045P6-1208---L1873-05-31Matteawan,NY
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Ollie Tucker1940-07-13---38.167OF5-11180LR1902-01-27Radiant,VA
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    George Yeager1940-07-05---67.030C-1B5-10190RR1873-06-04Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1896-19021896-1902
    John Stafford1940-07-03-70.085P-OF5-10170RR1870-04-08Dudley,MA
    MLB1893-18931893-1893
    Frank Thompson1940-06-27---44.3603B-2B5-8155RR1895-07-02Springfield,MO
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Billy Reid1940-06-26---83.0392B-OF6-0170LR1857-05-17London,ON
    MLB1883-18841883-1884
    Jimmie Savage1940-06-26---56.3002B5-5150BR1883-08-29Southington,CT
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Bert Adams1940-06-24---49.002C-1B6-1185BR1891-06-21Wharton,TX
    MLB1910-19191910-1919
    Axel Lindstrom1940-06-24---44.302P5-10180RR1895-08-26Gustavsberg,SW
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Ed Pabst1940-06-19---72.345OF5-11170---R1867-07-08St. Louis,MO
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Bill Hawes1940-06-16---86.210OF-1B5-10155RR1853-11-17Nashua,NH
    MLB1879-18841879-1884
    Phil Baker1940-06-04---83.2571B-OF5-8152LL1856-09-19Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1883-18861883-1886
    Billy Kelly1940-06-03---54.032C6-0183RR1886-05-01Baltimore,MD
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Logan Drake1940-06-01-39.157P5-10165RR1900-12-26Spartanburg,SC
    MLB1922-19241922-1924
    Spike Shannon1940-05-16---62.097OF5-11180BR1878-02-07Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1904-19081904-1908
    Harry Gaspar1940-05-14---57.015P6-0180RR1883-04-28Kingsley,IA
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Bill Wise1940-05-05---79.050P-OF5-7142------1861-03-15Washington,DC
    MLB1882-18861882-1886
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Patsy Dougherty1940-04-30---63.184OF-3B6-2190LR1876-10-27Andover,NY
    MLB1902-19111902-1911
    Henry Cote1940-04-28---76.067C5-9165------1864-02-19Troy,NY
    MLB1894-18951894-1895
    Fred Klobedanz1940-04-12---68.303P-1B5-11190LL1871-06-13Waterbury,CT
    MLB1896-19021896-1902
    Tom Seaton1940-04-10---52.223P6-0175BR1887-08-30Blair,NE
    MLB1912-19171912-1917
    Bill Abstein1940-04-08-57.0641B-2B6-0185RR1883-02-02St. Louis,MO
    MLB1906-19101906-1910
    Dave Murphy1940-04-08---63.338SS-3B---------R1876-05-04Adams,MA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Roy Crabb1940-03-30---49.218P5-11160RR1890-08-23Monticello,IA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    George McQuillan1940-03-30---54.332P5-11175RR1885-05-01Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1907-19181907-1918
    Libe Washburn1940-03-22---65.278OF-P5-10180BL1874-06-16Lyme,NH
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Ira Flagstead1940-03-13---46.171OF-SS5-9165RR1893-09-22Montague,MI
    MLB1917-19301917-1930
    Johnny Johnston1940-03-07---49.343OF5-11172LR1890-03-28Longview,TX
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Marshall Locke1940-03-06---82.358OF------------1857-03-12Ashland,OH
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Matt Kilroy1940-03-02---73.253P-OF5-9175LL1866-06-21Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1886-18981886-1898
    Matt Broderick1940-02-26---62.0852B5-6135RR1877-12-01Lattimer,PA
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    John Taber1940-02-21---71.236P5-8---RR1868-06-28Acushnet,MA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Charlie Berry1940-02-16-79.1612B-OF5-11175RR1860-09-06Elizabeth,NJ
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Chick Fulmer1940-02-15---89.000SS-2B6-0158RR1851-02-13Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1871-18841871-1884
    Ray Morgan1940-02-15---50.2442B-3B5-8155RR1889-06-14Baltimore,MD
    MLB1911-19181911-1918
    Frank Decker1940-02-05-82.342C-2B------RR1857-02-26St. Louis,MO
    MLB1879-18821879-1882
    Byrd Lynn1940-02-05---50.327C5-11165RR1889-03-13Unionville,IL
    MLB1916-19201916-1920
    Red Fisher1940-01-31---52.222OF5-9176LR1887-06-22Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Wally Andrews1940-01-20---80.1231B-3B6-3170RR1859-09-18Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1884-18881884-1888
    Ed Keas1940-01-12---77.008P------------1863-01-02Dubuque,IA
    MLB1888-18881888-1888
    Charlie Kelly1940-01-05---77.3123B-SS------RR1862-02-25Kellyville,PA
    MLB1883-18861883-1886
    Mike Mahoney1940-01-03---66.0271B-C6-4220R---1873-12-05Boston,MA
    MLB1897-18981897-1898
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Park Swartzel1940-01-03---74.041P-OF5-10150RR1865-11-21Knightstown,IN
    MLB1889-18891889-1889
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