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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1945 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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1945 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Cy Swaim1945-12-27---71.290P6-6180------1874-03-11Cadwallader,OH
    MLB1897-18981897-1898
    Gene Cocreham1945-12-27---61.041P6-3192RR1884-11-14Luling,TX
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    Frank Lange1945-12-26---62.058P5-11180RR1883-10-28Columbia,WI
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Bill Crouch1945-12-22---59.018P6-1210LL1886-12-03Marshallton,DE
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Tom Hess1945-12-15---70.121C5-7157---R1875-08-15Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1892-18921892-1892
    Connie Murphy1945-12-14---75.042C5-8155LR1870-11-01Northfield,MA
    MLB1893-18941893-1894
    Henry Fournier1945-12-08---80.120P5-9160---L1865-08-08Syracuse,NY
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Cal Crum1945-12-07---55.132P6-1175RR1890-07-27Cooks Mills,IL
    MLB1917-19181917-1918
    Bill Kay1945-12-03---67.291OF6-2180LR1878-02-14New Castle,VA
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Ham Patterson1945-11-25---68.0421B-OF6-2185RR1877-10-13Belleville,IL
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Dick Carroll1945-11-22---61.122P6-2---RR1884-07-21Cleveland,OH
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Morrie Rath1945-11-18---58.3272B-3B5-8160LR1886-12-25Mobeetie,TX
    MLB1909-19201909-1920
    Jake Northrop1945-11-16---57.254P5-11170LR1888-03-05Monroeton,PA
    MLB1918-19191918-1919
    Elmer Smith1945-11-03---77.223OF-P5-11178LL1868-03-23Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1886-19011886-1901
    George Hale1945-11-01---51.089C5-10160RR1894-08-03Dexter,KS
    MLB1914-19181914-1918
    Jack Hannifin1945-10-27---62.2433B-SS5-11167RR1883-02-25Holyoke,MA
    MLB1906-19081906-1908
    Taylor Shafer1945-10-27---79.1052B-OF5-7155LR1866-07-13Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1884-18901884-1890
    Ernie Gust1945-10-26---57.2741B6-0170RR1888-01-24Bay City,MI
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Ernie Baker1945-10-25-70.077P5-10160RR1875-08-08Concord,MI
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Monte Pfyl1945-10-18---61.1581B6-3190LL1884-05-11St. Louis,MO
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Hack Eibel1945-10-16---51.313OF-P5-11220LL1893-12-06Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1912-19201912-1920
    Fred Tyler1945-10-14---53.301C5-10180RR1891-12-16Derry,NH
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Henry Oxley1945-10-12---87.280C5-11163R---1858-01-04Covehead,PE
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Bob Ganley1945-10-09---70.168OF5-7156LL1875-04-23Lowell,MA
    MLB1905-19091905-1909
    George Van Haltren1945-09-29---79.182OF-P5-11170LL1866-03-30St. Louis,MO
    MLB1887-19031887-1903
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lou Nordyke1945-09-27---69.0491B6-0185RR1876-08-07Brighton,IA
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Bert Humphries1945-09-21---64.359P5-11182RR1880-09-26California,PA
    MLB1910-19151910-1915
    Ducky Holmes1945-09-18-62.071C5-10160RR1883-07-08Dayton,OH
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Cy Blanton1945-09-13---37.068P5-11180LR1908-07-06Waurika,OK
    MLB1934-19421934-1942
    Cy Pieh1945-09-12---58.347P6-2190RR1886-09-29Waunakee,IL
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    Dave Zearfoss1945-09-12---77.253C5-9 ------R1868-01-01Schenectady,NY
    MLB1896-19051896-1905
    William Fischer1945-09-04---54.185C-1B6-0174LR1891-03-02New York,NY
    MLB1913-19171913-1917
    Dusty Miller1945-09-03---76.356OF-SS5-11170LR1868-09-10Oil City,PA
    MLB1889-18991889-1899
    Tommy Clarke1945-08-14-57.095C-1B5-11175RR1888-05-09New York,NY
    MLB1909-19171909-1917
    Art Nichols1945-08-09---74.025C-1B5-10175RR1871-07-14Manchester,NH
    MLB1898-19031898-1903
    Bobby Veach1945-08-07---57.037OF-P5-11160LR1888-06-29Island,KY
    MLB1912-19251912-1925
    Snapper Kennedy1945-07-31---66.271OF5-10165BR1878-11-01Conneaut,OH
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Frank Butler1945-07-18---84.364OF5-7155LL1860-07-18Savannah,GA
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    Tuck Turner1945-07-16---78.152OF-P5-6155BL1867-02-13---
    MLB1893-18981893-1898
    Bill Barnes1945-07-10-87.087OF5-10175------1858-04-13Shakopee,MN
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Frank Grube1945-07-02---40.176C5-9190RR1905-01-07Easton,PA
    MLB1931-19411931-1941
    Clarence Winters1945-06-29---46.294P------------1898-09-07Detroit,MI
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Jack Mercer1945-06-25---56.105P------------1889-03-10Zanesville,OH
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Bob Gandy1945-06-19---51.297OF6-3180LR1893-08-25Jacksonville,FL
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Joe Visner1945-06-17---85.262OF-C5-11180LR1859-09-27Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1885-18911885-1891
    Bill Kemmer1945-06-08---71.2043B-1B6-2195RR1873-11-15---
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    Fred Lewis1945-06-05---86.234OF-3B5-10194BR1858-10-13Buffalo,NY
    MLB1881-18861881-1886
    Walter Carlisle1945-05-27---61.324OF5-9154BR1883-07-06Yorkshire,EN
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Charlie Frye1945-05-25---30.312P6-1175RR1914-07-17Hickory,NC
    MLB1940-19401940-1940
    Jake Atz1945-05-22---65.3242B-SS5-9150RR1879-07-01Washington,DC
    MLB1902-19091902-1909
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Pete Cregan1945-05-18---70.034OF5-7150RR1875-04-13Kingston,NY
    MLB1899-19031899-1903
    Eddie Zimmerman1945-05-06---62.1213B5-9160RR1883-01-04Oceanic,NJ
    MLB1906-19111906-1911
    Bill Stemmeyer1945-05-03---79.361P-1B6-2190RR1865-05-06Cleveland,OH
    MLB1885-18881885-1888
    Joe Corbett1945-05-02---69.148P-OF5-10---RR1875-12-04San Francisco,CA
    MLB1895-19041895-1904
    Jim Murray1945-04-25---67.098OF5-10180RL1878-01-16Galveston,TX
    MLB1902-19141902-1914
    Chick Fewster1945-04-16---49.1562B-OF5-11160RR1895-11-10Baltimore,MD
    MLB1917-19271917-1927
    Ted Cather1945-04-09---55.323OF-1B5-10178RR1889-05-20Chester,PA
    MLB1912-19151912-1915
    Dick Cotter1945-04-04---55.173C5-11172RR1889-10-12Manchester,NH
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    Ray Tift1945-03-29---60.280P5-10155LL1884-06-21Fitchburg,MA
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Jim Hughey1945-03-29---76.020P6-0------R1869-03-08Wakeshma,MI
    MLB1891-19001891-1900
    Sam Mertes1945-03-11---72.215OF-2B6-0225RR1872-08-06San Francisco,CA
    MLB1896-19061896-1906
    Harry O'Neill1945-03-06Killed in World War II27.302C6-3205RR1917-05-08Philadelphia,PA
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    Paul Radford1945-02-21---83.129OF-SS5-6148RR1861-10-14Roxbury,MA
    MLB1883-18941883-1894
    Charlie Heard1945-02-20---73.020OF-P6-2190RR1872-01-30Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    John Munyan1945-02-18---84.094C-OF------------1860-11-14Chester,PA
    MLB1887-18911887-1891
    Steve Behel1945-02-15---84.100OF------------1860-11-06Earlville,IL
    MLB1884-18861884-1886
    Ervin Curtis1945-02-14---83.048OF5-8157LL1861-12-27Coldwater,MI
    MLB1891-18911891-1891
    Jocko Halligan1945-02-13---76.066OF-C5-9166L---1868-12-08Avon,NY
    MLB1890-18921890-1892
    Ham Iburg1945-02-11---71.103P5-11165RR1873-10-30San Francisco,CA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Tubby Spencer1945-02-01---61.005C-1B5-10215RR1884-01-26Oil City,PA
    MLB1905-19181905-1918
    Gene Lansing1945-01-18---47.006P6-1185RR1898-01-11Albany,NY
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Roy Radebaugh1945-01-17---60.329P5-7160RR1884-02-22Champaign,IL
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Rube Ward1945-01-17---65.344OF5-7152------1879-02-06New Lexington,OH
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Ted Blankenship1945-01-14---43.249P6-1170RR1901-05-10Bonham,TX
    MLB1922-19301922-1930
    Harry McNeal1945-01-11---67.152P6-3175RR1877-08-11Iberia,OH
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Hobbs1945-01-05---51.242SS-2B5-9155RR1893-05-07Grants Lick,KY
    MLB1913-19161913-1916
    George Stone1945-01-03---67.121OF5-9175LL1877-09-03Lost Nation,IA
    MLB1903-19101903-1910
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