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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1944 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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1944 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Bowman1944-12-28---77.338C5-11180------1867-01-23Chicago,IL
    MLB1891-18911891-1891
    Elmer Zacher1944-12-20---61.093OF-2B5-9190RR1883-09-17Buffalo,NY
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Jim Chatterton1944-12-15---80.0601B-OF------------1864-10-14Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Jouett Meekin1944-12-14---77.295P-OF6-1180RR1867-02-21New Albany,IN
    MLB1891-19001891-1900
    Lloyd Christenbury1944-12-13---61.054OF-2B5-7165LR1883-10-19---
    MLB1919-19221919-1922
    Welcome Gaston1944-12-13---69.358P---------L1874-12-19Senecaville,OH
    MLB1898-18991898-1899
    Ed Pinnance1944-12-12---65.050P6-1180LR1879-10-22Walpole Island,ON
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Swat McCabe1944-12-09---63.018OF5-10187LR1881-11-20Towanda,PA
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Roger Bresnahan1944-12-04---65.175C-OF5-9200RR1879-06-11Toledo,OH
    MLB1897-19151897-1915
    Elmer Miller1944-11-28---54.122OF6-0175RR1890-07-28Sandusky,OH
    MLB1912-19221912-1922
    Frank Brill1944-11-19---80.234P-OF5-8155RR1864-03-28Astoria,NY
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Bert Conn1944-11-02---65.040P-2B6-0178---R1879-09-22Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1898-19011898-1901
    Ed Brandt1944-11-01---39.257P6-1190LL1905-02-17Spokane,WA
    MLB1928-19381928-1938
    Scott Hardesty1944-10-29---74.275SS-1B---------L1870-01-26Bellville,OH
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Pinky Swander1944-10-24---64.111OF5-9180LL1880-07-04Portsmouth,OH
    MLB1903-19041903-1904
    Jack Powell1944-10-17---70.099P-OF5-11195RR1874-07-09Bloomington,IL
    MLB1897-19121897-1912
    Topsy Hartsel1944-10-14Lengthy illness70.109OF5-5155LL1874-06-26Polk,OH
    MLB1898-19111898-1911
    Louis Leroy1944-10-10---65.233P5-10180RR1879-02-18Omro,WI
    MLB1905-19101905-1910
    Joe DeBerry1944-10-09---47.313P6-1175LR1896-11-29Mount Gilead,NC
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Farmer Steelman1944-09-16---69.078C-OF5-11------R1875-06-29Millville,NJ
    MLB1899-19021899-1902
    Frank Shugart1944-09-09-77.272SS-OF5-8170LR1866-12-10Luthersburg,PA
    MLB1890-19011890-1901
    Orlin Collier1944-09-09---37.204P5-11180RR1907-02-17East Prairie,MO
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Jack Gleason1944-09-04---90.0513B-OF---170RR1854-07-14St. Louis,MO
    MLB1877-18861877-1886
    Bill Duggleby1944-08-30---70.166P---------R1874-03-16Utica,NY
    MLB1898-19071898-1907
    Willie McGill1944-08-29---70.291P-OF5-6170---L1873-11-10Atlanta,GA
    MLB1890-18961890-1896
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lew Post1944-08-21---69.130OF------------1875-04-12woodland,MI
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Bob Gilks1944-08-21---80.048OF-3B5-8178RR1864-07-02Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1887-18931887-1893
    Tom Sullivan1944-08-16---37.240C6-0190RR1906-12-19Nome,AK
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Camp Skinner1944-08-04---47.039OF5-11165LR1897-06-25Douglasville,GA
    MLB1922-19231922-1923
    Arthur Hauger1944-08-02---50.256OF5-11168LR1893-11-18Delhi,OH
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Irv Waldron1944-07-22---72.181OF5-5155LR1872-01-21Hillside,NY
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Hal Irelan1944-07-16---53.3442B-SS5-7165BR1890-08-05Burnettsville,IN
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Tom Walker1944-07-10---62.342P5-11170RR1881-08-01Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1902-19051902-1905
    Claude Rothgeb1944-07-06---64.185OF6-0200B---1880-01-01Milford,IL
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Pete McBride1944-07-03---68.359P-2B5-10170RR1875-07-09Adams,MA
    MLB1898-18991898-1899
    Charlie Reynolds1944-07-03---79.062C5-9175RR1865-05-01Williamsburg,IN
    MLB1889-18891889-1889
    Ecky Stearns1944-06-28---82.2531B-OF6-1185LR1861-10-17Buffalo,NY
    MLB1880-18891880-1889
    Harry Swacina1944-06-21---62.3021B6-2190RR1881-08-22St. Louis,MO
    MLB1907-19081907-1908
    Phil Knell1944-06-05---79.084P-OF5-7154RL1865-03-12Mill Valley,CA
    MLB1888-18951888-1895
    John McKelvey1944-05-31---96.276OF-3B5-7175RR1847-08-27Rochester,NY
    MLB1875-18751875-1875
    Bob Clark1944-05-18---46.268P6-3188RR1897-08-22Newport,PA
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Tim Shinnick1944-05-18---76.1922B-3B5-9150BR1867-11-06Exeter,NH
    MLB1890-18911890-1891
    Billy Hart1944-05-14---77.362P-OF5-8---------1866-05-16Palmyra,MO
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    John Pappalau1944-05-12---69.038P6-0175RR1875-04-03Albany,NY
    MLB1897-18971897-1897
    Snake Deal1944-05-09---65.1071B6-0164RR1879-01-21Lancaster,PA
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Art Thomason1944-05-02---55.078OF5-8150LL1889-02-12Liberty,MO
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Tony Mullane1944-04-25---85.084P-OF5-10165BB1859-01-30Cork,IR
    MLB1881-18941881-1894
    Pop Foster1944-04-16---66.007OF-SS5-8---RR1878-04-08New Haven,CT
    MLB1898-19011898-1901
    Jack Dunleavy1944-04-11---64.208OF-P5-6167LL1879-09-14Harrison,NJ
    MLB1903-19051903-1905
    Bob Brush1944-04-02---69.0241B5-10---------1875-03-08Osage,IA
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Neil Stynes1944-03-26---75.105C6-0165RR1868-12-10Arlington,MA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Bob Glenalvin1944-03-24---77.0652B5-9160BR1867-01-17Pine Bluff,AR
    MLB1890-18931890-1893
    Claude Hendrix1944-03-22---54.342P-OF6-0195RR1889-04-13Olathe,KS
    MLB1911-19201911-1920
    Joe Dunn1944-03-19---59.007C5-9160RR1885-03-11Springfield,MA
    MLB1908-19091908-1909
    John Kelly1944-03-19---65.005OF5-9165------1879-03-13Clifton Heights,PA
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Frank Motz1944-03-18---75.1671B6-0160------1868-10-01Freeburg,PA
    MLB1890-18941890-1894
    Rube Kroh1944-03-17---57.203P6-2186LL1886-08-25Friendship,NY
    MLB1906-19121906-1912
    Bill Duzen1944-03-11---74.017P5-11165RR1870-02-21Buffalo,NY
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Dan Howley1944-03-10---58.144C6-0187RR1885-10-16Weymouth,MA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Bill Knowlton1944-02-25---51.189P------RR1892-08-18Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Al Bauer1944-02-23---84.199P---------L1859-08-07Columbus,OH
    MLB1884-18861884-1886
    Jack Enzenroth1944-02-21---58.107C5-7160RR1885-11-04Mineral Point,WI
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Harry Wilhelm1944-02-20---69.317P5-7155RR1874-04-07Uniontown,PA
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Hub Pernoll1944-02-18---55.339P5-8175RL1888-03-14Grants Pass,OR
    MLB1910-19121910-1912
    Dixie Davisheath1944-02-04---53.113P5-11155RR1890-10-12Wilsons Mills,NC
    MLB1912-19261912-1926
    Ed Clough1944-01-30---37.093OF-P6-0188LL1906-10-28Wiconisco,PA
    MLB1924-19261924-1926
    Kid Elberfeld1944-01-13---68.273SS-3B5-7158RR1875-04-13Pomeroy,OH
    MLB1898-19141898-1914
    Harry Daubert1944-01-08---51.201H6-0160RR1892-06-19Columbus,OH
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    George Mullin1944-01-07---63.185P-OF5-11188RR1880-07-04Toledo,OH
    MLB1902-19131902-1913
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