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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1941 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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1941 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jack Hickey1941-12-28---60.054P5-10170RL1881-11-03Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    George Bell1941-12-25---67.052P6-0195RR1874-11-02Greenwood,NY
    MLB1907-19111907-1911
    Roy Witherup1941-12-23---55.149P6-0185RR1886-07-26North Washington,PA
    MLB1906-19091906-1909
    Bill Garfield1941-12-16---74.050P5-11160RR1867-10-26Sheffield,OH
    MLB1889-18901889-1890
    George Gillpatrick1941-12-14----33.-75P6-0210RR1975-02-28Holden,MO
    MLB1898-18981898-1898
    Ed Mars1941-12-09---74.004P5-9166------1867-12-04Chicago,IL
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Ed Hahn1941-11-29---66.093OF---160LR1875-08-27Nevada,OH
    MLB1905-19101905-1910
    Rudy Schwenck1941-11-27---57.233P6-0174LL1884-04-06Louisville,KY
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    John Henry1941-11-24---51.332C-1B6-0180RR1889-12-26Amherst,MA
    MLB1910-19181910-1918
    Davey Dunkle1941-11-19---69.079P6-2220BR1872-08-30Philipsburg,PA
    MLB1897-19041897-1904
    Charlie Kalbfus1941-11-18---76.323OF5-11145RR1864-12-28Washington,DC
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Bill Karns1941-11-15---65.321P------LL1875-12-28Richmond,IA
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Fred Worden1941-11-09---47.065P------RR1894-09-04St. Louis,MO
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Varney Anderson1941-11-05---75.139P-OF5-10165RR1866-06-18Geneva,IL
    MLB1889-18961889-1896
    Wilbur Murdoch1941-10-29---66.228OF------------1875-03-14Avon,NY
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Harvey Hendrick1941-10-29Suicide43.3531B-OF6-2190LR1897-11-09Mason,TN
    MLB1923-19341923-1934
    Bill Phillips1941-10-25---72.349P-OF5-11180RR1868-11-09Allenport,PA
    MLB1890-19031890-1903
    Emmett Rogers1941-10-24---71.012C-OF5-10165B---1870-10-11Rome,NY
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    George Proeser1941-10-13---77.134OF-P5-10190LL1864-05-30Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1888-18901888-1890
    Walt Justis1941-10-04---58.047P5-11195RR1883-08-17Moores Hill,IN
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Bert Inks1941-10-03---70.248P6-3175LL1871-01-27Ligonier,IN
    MLB1891-18961891-1896
    John McPherson1941-09-30---72.204P------------1869-03-09Easton,PA
    MLB1901-19041901-1904
    Monte Pfeffer1941-09-27---49.353SS5-4147RR1891-10-08New York,NY
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Luis Castro1941-09-24------2B-OF5-7---RR---New York,NY
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Tom Morrissey1941-09-23------3B5-11180---------Janesville,WI
    MLB1882-18841882-1884
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Joe Boehling1941-09-08---50.171P5-11168LL1891-03-20Richmond,VA
    MLB1912-19201912-1920
    Stoney McGlynn1941-08-26---69.090P5-11185RR1872-05-26Lancaster,PA
    MLB1906-19081906-1908
    Joe Doyle1941-08-15---85.261SS-2B------------1855-11-26Leesburg,VA
    MLB1872-18721872-1872
    Ralph Works1941-08-08---53.143P6-2185LR1888-03-16Payson,IL
    MLB1909-19131909-1913
    Jim Byrnes1941-07-31Heart disease61.206C5-9150RR1880-01-05San Francisco,CA
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Howie Shanks1941-07-30---51.008OF-3B5-11170RR1890-07-21Chicago,IL
    MLB1912-19251912-1925
    Mickey Welch1941-07-30---82.025P-OF5-8160RR1859-07-04Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1880-18921880-1892
    Ralph Kreitz1941-07-20---55.248C5-9175RR1885-11-13Plum Creek,NE
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Rube Kisinger1941-07-17---64.215P6-0190RR1876-12-13Adrian,MI
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Frank Isbell1941-07-15---65.3271B-2B5-11190LR1875-08-21Delevan,NY
    MLB1898-19091898-1909
    Clarence Currie1941-07-15---62.196P5-10170RR1878-12-30Glencoe,ON
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Jack Wadsworth1941-07-08---73.202P---180LR1867-12-17Wellington,OH
    MLB1890-18951890-1895
    Jack Gilbert1941-07-07---65.305OF------LR1875-09-04Rhinecliff,NY
    MLB1898-19041898-1904
    Jack Theis1941-07-06---49.347P6-0190RR1891-07-23Georgetown,OH
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Lucky Wright1941-07-06---61.134P6-0178RR1880-02-21Tontogany,OH
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Tom McCreery1941-07-03---66.256OF-1B5-11180BR1874-10-19Beaver,PA
    MLB1895-19031895-1903
    Bill Nelson1941-06-23---77.267P---------R1863-09-28Terre Haute,IN
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Mike Flynn1941-06-16---69.091C------------1872-03-15County Kildare,IR
    MLB1891-18911891-1891
    Bill Coyle1941-06-04-69.256P---------R1871-09-20---
    MLB1893-18931893-1893
    Andy Cooper1941-06-03---43.039HOF------RL1898-04-24Waco,TX
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    Lou Gehrig1941-06-02Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)37.3481B-OF6-0200LL1903-06-19New York,NY
    1923-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1923-19391923-1939
    Bob Higgins1941-05-25---54.243C-3B5-8176RR1886-09-23Fayetteville,TN
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Jack Clements1941-05-23---76.302C-OF5-8204LL1864-07-24Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1884-19001884-1900
    Joe Gedeon1941-05-19---47.1642B-OF6-0167RR1893-12-05Sacramento,CA
    MLB1913-19201913-1920
    John Schultz1941-05-19------C------------------
    MLB1891-18911891-1891
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Husted1941-05-17---74.217P------------1866-10-11Gloucester,NJ
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Art Williams1941-05-16---63.262OF-1B---------R1877-08-26Somerville,MA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    William Lackey1941-05-15---70.157P------------1870-12-08St. Albans,WV
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Jim Pastorius1941-05-10---59.301P5-9165LL1881-07-12Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1906-19091906-1909
    Bill Joyce1941-05-08---73.2273B-1B5-11185LR1867-09-22St. Louis,MO
    MLB1890-18981890-1898
    Howard Wakefield1941-04-16---57.012C6-1185RR1884-04-02Bucyrus,OH
    MLB1905-19071905-1907
    Joe Schultz1941-04-13---47.262OF-3B5-11172RR1893-07-24Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1912-19251912-1925
    Frederick Boardman1941-04-12---90.052OF------------1851-02-18St. Joseph,MO
    MLB1874-18741874-1874
    Alex Jones1941-04-04---71.099P5-6135LL1869-12-25Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1889-19031889-1903
    Kit McKenna1941-03-31---68.047P-OF5-9180------1873-02-10Lynchburg,VA
    MLB1898-18991898-1899
    Eddie Hickey1941-03-25---68.2183B------------1872-08-18Cleveland,OH
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Pi Schwert1941-03-11---48.108C5-10160RR1892-11-22Angola,NY
    MLB1914-19151914-1915
    Doc Hazleton1941-03-10---64.1921B------R---1876-08-28Strafford,VT
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Buzz Wetzel1941-03-07---46.193P6-1162RR1894-08-25Jay,OK
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Doc Parker1941-03-03---68.261P-OF6-2200RR1872-06-14Theresa,NY
    MLB1893-19011893-1901
    Ivey Wingo1941-03-01---50.235C-OF5-10160LR1890-07-08Gainesville,GA
    MLB1911-19291911-1929
    Wilson Collins1941-02-28---51.296OF5-9165RR1889-05-07Pulaski,TN
    MLB1913-19141913-1914
    Frank Corridon1941-02-21---60.086P-1B6-0170RR1880-11-25Newport,RI
    MLB1904-19101904-1910
    Tom Connelly1941-02-18---43.120OF5-11165LR1897-10-20Chicago,IL
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Eddie Boyle1941-02-10----33.-86C6-3200RR1974-05-08Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1896-18961896-1896
    Ambrose McGann1941-02-02------SS-3B5-7170---------Baltimore,MD
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    John Johnson1941-01-28---71.070P5-10165---L1869-11-18Pekin,IL
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Chris Lindsay1941-01-25---62.1841B-2B6-0190RR1878-07-24Moon Township,PA
    MLB1905-19061905-1906
    Tommy Bond1941-01-24-84.295P-OF5-7160RR1856-04-02Granard,IR
    MLB1874-18841874-1884
    Jack Lelivelt1941-01-20---55.066OF-1B5-11175LL1885-11-14Chicago,IL
    MLB1909-19141909-1914
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Fred Smith1941-01-09---77.289P-OF5-11156LR1863-03-25Greene,NY
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Charley O'Leary1941-01-06---58.082SS-2B5-7165RR1882-10-15Chicago,IL
    MLB1904-19341904-1934
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