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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1947 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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1947 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    George Blaeholder1947-12-29---43.337P5-11175RR1904-01-26Orange,CA
    MLB1925-19361925-1936
    Roxey Roach1947-12-26---65.026SS-OF5-11160RR1882-11-28Anita,PA
    MLB1910-19121910-1912
    Phil Stremmel1947-12-26---67.252P6-0175RR1880-04-16Zanesville,OH
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Joe Cobb1947-12-24---52.333H5-9170RR1895-01-24Hudson,PA
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Lee Viau1947-12-17---81.163P-OF5-4160RR1866-07-05Corinth,VT
    MLB1888-18921888-1892
    Bevo LeBourveau1947-12-10---53.106OF5-11175LR1894-08-24Dana Point,CA
    MLB1919-19291919-1929
    Jud Smith1947-12-07---78.3263B-SS6-0185RR1869-01-13Green Oak,MI
    MLB1893-19011893-1901
    Charlie Newman1947-11-23---79.016OF5-11160RR1868-11-05Juda,WI
    MLB1892-18921892-1892
    Slow Joe Doyle1947-11-21---66.065P5-8150RR1881-09-15Clay Center,KS
    MLB1906-19101906-1910
    Jack Hoey1947-11-14---66.002OF5-9185LL1881-11-10Watertown,MA
    MLB1906-19081906-1908
    Stub Smith1947-11-14---73.353SS5-6145LR1873-11-24Elmwood,IL
    MLB1898-18981898-1898
    Cy Wright1947-11-07---54.081SS5-9150LR1893-08-16Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Pol Perritt1947-10-15---55.044P6-2168RR1892-08-30Arcadia,LA
    MLB1912-19211912-1921
    Slim Embrey1947-10-10---46.053P6-2184RR1901-08-17Columbia,TN
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Billy Hulen1947-10-02---77.202SS-OF5-8148LL1870-03-12Dixon,CA
    MLB1896-18991896-1899
    Jim Kane1947-10-02---65.3071B6-2225LL1881-11-27Scranton,PA
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Hub Northen1947-10-01---62.044OF5-8175LL1885-08-16Atlanta,TX
    MLB1910-19121910-1912
    John Halla1947-09-30---63.138P5-11175LL1884-05-13St. Louis,MO
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Ed Walker1947-09-29---73.047P6-5242LL1874-08-11Cambois,EN
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Jim Cockman1947-09-28-74.1533B5-6145RR1873-04-26Guelph,ON
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Duke Kelleher1947-09-28---53.361C5-7180---R1893-09-30New York,NY
    ---
    Ed Lennon1947-09-13---50.025P5-11170RR1897-08-17Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Joe Gingras1947-09-06---53.237P6-2188RR1894-01-10New York,NY
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    Bill Ludwig1947-09-05---65.099C------RR1882-05-27Louisville,KY
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    She Donahue1947-08-28---70.058SS-3B5-9---RR1877-06-29Oswego,NY
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    King Brady1947-08-21Uremic poisoning66.083P6-0190RR1881-05-28Elmer,NJ
    MLB1905-19121905-1912
    Jacob Fox1947-08-21---67.327P------------1879-09-27Scranton,PA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Bill Hall1947-08-15---53.172P6-2250RR1894-02-22Charleston,WV
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Carlton Lord1947-08-15---47.2193B5-11170RR1900-01-07Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Woody Crowson1947-08-14---28.338P6-2185RR1918-09-09Fuquay Springs,NC
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Harry Davis1947-08-11---74.0211B-OF5-10180RR1873-07-19Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1895-19171895-1917
    Gene Good1947-08-06---64.234OF5-6130LL1882-12-13Boston,MA
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Vic Willis1947-08-03---71.111P-1B6-2185RR1876-04-12Cecil County,MD
    MLB1898-19101898-1910
    Chick Robitaille1947-07-30---68.149P5-8150RR1879-03-02Whitehall,NY
    MLB1904-19051904-1905
    Ed Seward1947-07-30---80.029P-OF5-7175---R1867-06-29Cleveland,OH
    MLB1885-18911885-1891
    George Bausewine1947-07-29-78.127P6-2207------1869-03-22Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1889-18891889-1889
    Bill Keen1947-07-16---54.3321B6-0181RR1892-08-16Oglethorpe,GA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Orval Overall1947-07-14---66.160P-1B6-2214BR1881-02-02Farmersville,CA
    MLB1905-19131905-1913
    Dick Egan1947-07-07---63.0122B-SS5-11162RR1884-06-23Portland,OR
    MLB1908-19161908-1916
    Ed Sweeney1947-07-04---58.348C-1B6-1200RR1888-07-19Chicago,IL
    MLB1908-19191908-1919
    Mellie Wolfgang1947-06-30---57.100P-3B5-9160RR1890-03-20Albany,NY
    MLB1914-19181914-1918
    Bob Ewing1947-06-20---74.055P-OF6-1170RR1873-04-24New Hampshire,OH
    MLB1902-19121902-1912
    Neal Brady1947-06-19---50.105P6-0197RR1897-03-04Covington,KY
    MLB1915-19251915-1925
    Ed Harting1947-06-18------C5-9213---------St. Louis,MO
    MLB1886-18861886-1886
    Luke Stuart1947-06-15---55.0212B5-8165RR1892-05-23Alamance County,NC
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Jimmie Wilson1947-05-31---46.311C-1B6-1200RR1900-07-23Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1923-19401923-1940
    Ed Konetchy1947-05-27---61.2641B-OF6-2195RR1885-09-03La Crosse,WI
    MLB1907-19211907-1921
    Harry Sage1947-05-27---83.070C-OF5-10185RR1864-03-16Rock Island,IL
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Goat Cochran1947-05-23---56.111P5-10175RR1891-01-31Concord,GA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Harry Bemis1947-05-23---73.109C-1B5-6155RR1874-02-01Farmington,NH
    MLB1902-19101902-1910
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Tex Hoffman1947-05-19---53.1683B5-9195LR1893-11-30San Antonio,TX
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Hal Chase1947-05-18---64.0931B-OF6-0175RL1883-02-13Los Gatos,CA
    MLB1905-19191905-1919
    Mike McDermott1947-05-07---82.364P5-10152------1864-05-06Fall River,MA
    MLB1889-18891889-1889
    Ty LaForest1947-05-05---30.0163B-OF5-9165RR1917-04-18Edmunston,NB
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Ossie France1947-05-02---88.208P5-8155LL1858-10-04Greensburg,OH
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Kitty Bransfield1947-05-01---72.1121B-C5-11207RR1875-01-07Worcester,MA
    MLB1898-19111898-1911
    John Walsh1947-04-25---68.0293B5-8162RR1879-03-25Wilkes-Barre,PA
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Steamer Flanagan1947-04-21---65.364OF6-1185LL1881-04-20Kingston,PA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Jack Rothfuss1947-04-20---75.0001B5-11195RR1872-04-18Newark,NJ
    MLB1897-18971897-1897
    Tom Sullivan1947-04-12---87.040P-OF5-10165------1860-03-01New York,NY
    MLB1884-18891884-1889
    Jot Goar1947-04-04---77.061P5-9160RR1870-01-31New Lisbon,IN
    MLB1896-18981896-1898
    Charlie Jones1947-04-02---70.302OF-2B6-1 ---RR1876-06-02Butler,PA
    MLB1901-19081901-1908
    Mike Lynch1947-04-01---71.202OF5-10155---R1875-09-10St. Paul,MN
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Johnny Evers1947-03-28---65.2482B-3B5-9125LR1881-07-21Troy,NY
    MLB1902-19221902-1922
    Pete Lister1947-03-27---65.2471B6-0190RR1881-07-21Savanna,IL
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Jim Bluejacket1947-03-26---59.260P6-2200RR1887-07-08Adair,OK
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Tony Von Fricken1947-03-22---77.294P5-11160BR1869-05-30Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Mike Mowrey1947-03-20---62.3323B-SS5-10180RR1884-04-20Browns Mills,PA
    MLB1905-19171905-1917
    Dan McGarvey1947-03-07---59.094OF------------1887-12-02Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Dewey Metivier1947-03-02---48.299P5-11175LR1898-05-06Cambridge,MA
    MLB1922-19241922-1924
    Newt Fisher1947-02-28---75.244C-3B5-9171RR1871-06-28Nashville,TN
    MLB1898-18981898-1898
    Clarence Stephens1947-02-28---83.192P---------R1863-08-19Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1886-18911886-1891
    Ensign Cottrell1947-02-27---58.180P5-9173LL1888-08-29Hoosick Falls,NY
    MLB1911-19151911-1915
    Jack Calhoun1947-02-27---67.0743B-1B6-0185RR1879-12-14Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Jack Glasscock1947-02-24---89.215SS-2B5-8160RR1857-07-22Wheeling,WV
    MLB1879-18951879-1895
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    George Brickley1947-02-23---52.218OF5-9180RR1894-07-19Everett,MA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Hooks Warner1947-02-19---52.2723B-2B5-10170LR1894-05-22Del Rio,TX
    MLB1916-19211916-1921
    George Whiteman1947-02-10---64.047OF5-7160RR1882-12-23Peoria,IL
    MLB1907-19181907-1918
    Carney Flynn1947-02-10---72.017P5-11165LL1875-01-23Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1894-18961894-1896
    Ed Callahan1947-02-05---89.054OF-SS------------1857-12-11Boston,MA
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Johnny Kling1947-01-31---71.339C-OF5-9160RR1875-02-25Kansas City,MO
    MLB1900-19131900-1913
    Del Gainer1947-01-29---60.0781B-OF6-0180RR1886-11-10Montrose,WV
    MLB1909-19221909-1922
    Jimmy Walsh1947-01-21---60.3002B-OF5-9174RR1886-03-25Lima,OH
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Josh Gibson1947-01-20---35.030C6-1220RR1911-12-21Buena Vista,GA
    ---
    Jimmy Sheckard1947-01-15---68.051OF-3B5-9175LR1878-11-23Upper Chanceford,PA
    MLB1897-19131897-1913
    Joe Koukalik1947-01-02---66.303P5-8160RR1880-03-03Chicago,IL
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
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