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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1942 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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1942 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Whitey Alperman1942-12-25---63.0432B-SS5-10180RR1879-11-11Etna,PA
    MLB1906-19091906-1909
    Ira Davis1942-12-21---72.165SS-1B---162------1870-07-08Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Amos Rusie1942-12-06---71.189P-OF6-1200RR1871-05-30Mooresville,IN
    MLB1889-19011889-1901
    Val Picinich1942-12-05---46.086C-1B5-9165RR1896-09-08New York,NY
    MLB1916-19331916-1933
    Ed Eiteljorge1942-12-05-71.051P6-2190RR1871-10-14Berlin,GE
    MLB1890-18911890-1891
    Chad Kimsey1942-12-03---36.119P6-2200LR1906-08-06Copperhill,TN
    MLB1929-19361929-1936
    Slim Love1942-11-30---52.120P6-7195LL1890-08-01Love,MS
    MLB1913-19201913-1920
    Bob Bescher1942-11-29---58.276OF6-1200BL1884-02-25London,OH
    MLB1908-19181908-1918
    Frank Owen1942-11-24---62.335P-OF5-11160BR1879-12-23Ypsilanti,MI
    MLB1901-19091901-1909
    Ben Caffyn1942-11-22---62.284OF5-10175LL1880-02-10Peoria,IL
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Joe Gunson1942-11-15---79.236C-OF5-6160RR1863-03-23Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1884-18931884-1893
    Scrappy Carroll1942-11-14---82.077OF-3B5-7---R---1860-08-27Buffalo,NY
    MLB1884-18871884-1887
    Izzy Hoffman1942-11-13---67.311OF5-9160LL1875-01-05Bridgeport,NJ
    MLB1904-19071904-1907
    Birdie Cree1942-11-08---60.014OF-SS5-6150RR1882-10-23Khedive,PA
    MLB1908-19151908-1915
    Jim Handiboe1942-11-08---76.112P-OF5-11160RR1866-07-17Columbus,OH
    MLB1886-18861886-1886
    Dan Coogan1942-10-28---67.253SS-C5-8128------1875-02-16Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    Lev Shreve1942-10-18---75.276P-OF5-11150RR1867-01-14Louisville,KY
    MLB1887-18891887-1889
    Pinky Hargrave1942-10-03---46.244C-3B5-8180BR1896-01-31New Haven,IN
    MLB1923-19331923-1933
    Charlie Jaeger1942-09-27---67.162P6-1195RR1875-04-17Ottawa,IL
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Joe Giannini1942-09-26---54.016SS5-8155LR1888-09-08San Francisco,CA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Tom Thomas1942-09-23---68.268P6-4195RR1873-12-27Shawnee,OH
    MLB1894-19001894-1900
    Wiley Davis1942-09-22---67.051P5-10165RR1875-08-01Seymour,TN
    MLB1896-18961896-1896
    Frank Martin1942-09-02---64.0333B-2B------------1878-07-29Denver,CO
    MLB1897-18991897-1899
    Henry Thielman1942-09-02---61.332P-OF5-11175RR1880-10-03St. Cloud,MN
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Bill Rariden1942-08-28---54.204C-3B5-10168RR1888-02-04Bedford,IN
    MLB1909-19201909-1920
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jesse Duryea1942-08-19-82.345P-OF5-10175RR1859-09-07Osage,IA
    MLB1889-18931889-1893
    Gordon McNaughton1942-08-06---32.005P6-1190RR1910-07-31Chicago,IL
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Lyle Bigbee1942-08-05---48.346P-OF5-11185LR1893-08-22Sweet Home,OR
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Jack Sutthoff1942-08-03---69.033P-OF5-9175LR1873-06-29Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1898-19051898-1905
    Jack Hayden1942-08-03---61.284OF5-9 ---LL1880-10-21Bryn Mawr,PA
    MLB1901-19081901-1908
    Jim Baskette1942-07-30-54.231P6-2185RR1887-12-10Athens,TN
    MLB1911-19131911-1913
    Bill Johnson1942-07-17---80.291OF---167LL1861-09-28---
    MLB1884-18921884-1892
    Harry Spies1942-07-07---76.0241B-C5-11170RR1866-06-12New Orleans,LA
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    Cad Coles1942-06-30---56.162OF6-0174LR1886-01-17Rock Hill,SC
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    Manuel Cueto1942-06-29---50.140OF-2B5-5157RR1892-02-08Guanajay,CU
    MLB1917-19191917-1919
    Matt Zeiser1942-06-10---53.256P5-10170RR1888-09-25Chicago,IL
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Ed Burns1942-06-01---53.211C-OF5-6165RR1888-10-31San Francisco,CA
    MLB1912-19181912-1918
    Danny Friend1942-06-01---69.042P-OF5-9175LL1873-04-18Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1895-18981895-1898
    Charley Bassett1942-05-28-79.1072B-3B5-10150RR1863-02-09Central Falls,RI
    MLB1884-18921884-1892
    Mike Welday1942-05-28---62.159OF5-8165LL1879-12-19Conway,IA
    MLB1907-19091907-1909
    Ed Gremminger1942-05-26---68.0553B6-1200RR1874-03-30Canton,OH
    MLB1895-19041895-1904
    Bill James1942-05-25---55.124P6-4195BR1887-01-20Detroit,MI
    MLB1911-19191911-1919
    Amby McConnell1942-05-20---59.0202B-SS5-7150LR1883-04-29North Pownal,VT
    MLB1908-19111908-1911
    Larry Milton1942-05-15---63.010P---------R1879-05-04Owensboro,KY
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Herm Malloy1942-05-09---56.341P6-0 ---RR1885-06-01Massillon,OH
    MLB1907-19081907-1908
    Hack Simmons1942-04-26---57.0852B-1B5-8179RR1885-01-29Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1910-19121910-1912
    Al Montgomery1942-04-26---21.296C5-10185RR1920-07-03Loving,NM
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Norm McNeil1942-04-11---49.169C5-11180RR1892-10-22Chicago,IL
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Pat Bohen1942-04-08---50.189P5-10155RR1891-09-30Oakland,IA
    MLB1913-19141913-1914
    John Rudderham1942-04-03---78.215OF5-8170RR1863-08-30Quincy,MA
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ray O'Brien1942-03-31---49.149OF5-9175LL1892-10-31St. Louis,MO
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Jimmy Burke1942-03-26---67.1643B-2B5-7160RR1874-10-12St. Louis,MO
    MLB1898-19051898-1905
    Bob Vail1942-03-22---60.177P5-10165RR1881-09-24Linneus,ME
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Gene Steere1942-03-13---69.207SS------------1872-08-16South Scituate,RI
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Owen Conway1942-03-12---51.1393B---------R1890-10-23New York,NY
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Dutch Wetzel1942-03-05---48.239OF5-9177RR1893-07-07Columbus,IN
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Jack Hammond1942-03-04---51.0052B5-11170RR1891-02-26Amsterdam,NY
    MLB1915-19221915-1922
    Clay Fauver1942-03-03---69.212P5-10---BR1872-08-01North Eaton,OH
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    John Buckley1942-03-03-71.347P6-1200LR1870-03-20Marlborough,MA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Dan O'Connor1942-03-03---73.2021B6-2185LR1868-08-11Guelph,ON
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Bill Delaney1942-03-01---78.3612B5-10170RR1863-03-04Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    O.F. Baldwin1942-02-16---60.104P---185---R1881-11-03Carson City,MI
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    John Fischer1942-02-09---85.176P-1B------------1856-08-15Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1884-18851884-1885
    Joe Poetz1942-02-07---41.229P5-10175RR1900-06-22St. Louis,MO
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Frank Luce1942-02-03---45.057OF5-11180LR1896-12-06Spencer,OH
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Happy Finneran1942-02-03---50.096P5-10169RR1891-10-29East Orange,NJ
    MLB1912-19181912-1918
    Henry Larkin1942-01-31---82.0181B-OF5-10175RR1860-01-12Reading,PA
    MLB1884-18931884-1893
    Ed Phelps1942-01-31---62.333C-1B5-11185RR1879-03-03Albany,NY
    MLB1902-19131902-1913
    Louis Santop1942-01-22---52.004HOF6-4240LR1890-01-17Tyler,TX
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    Harry Pearce1942-01-08---52.1782B-SS5-9158RR1889-07-12Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1917-19191917-1919
    Herold Juul1942-01-04---48.226P5-9150RR1893-05-21Chicago,IL
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