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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1949 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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1949 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Doc Watson1949-12-30---63.333P6-0170RL1886-01-30Kensington,OH
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Teddy Kearns1949-12-21---49.3531B5-11180RR1900-01-01Trenton,NJ
    MLB1920-19251920-1925
    Robert Gibson1949-12-19---80.120P-OF6-3185RR1869-08-20Duncanvsille,PA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Jack Himes1949-12-16---71.084OF6-2180LR1878-09-22Bryan,OH
    MLB1905-19061905-1906
    Frank Hershey1949-12-15---72.001P5-10175---R1877-12-13Gorham,NY
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Orth Collins1949-12-13-69.228OF-P6-0150LR1880-04-27Lafayette,IN
    MLB1904-19091904-1909
    Pete LePine1949-12-03---73.087OF-1B5-10142LL1876-09-05Montreal,QC
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Hanson Horsey1949-12-01---60.004P5-11165RR1889-11-26Galena,MD
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Art Kruger1949-11-28---68.256OF6-0185RR1881-03-16San Antonio,TX
    MLB1907-19101907-1910
    Erv Brame1949-11-22---48.040P6-2190LR1901-10-12Big Rock,TN
    MLB1928-19321928-1932
    Artie Clarke1949-11-14---84.191C-OF5-8155RR1865-05-06Providence,RI
    MLB1890-18911890-1891
    Bill Richardson1949-11-06---71.2851B5-11200RR1878-01-24Salem,IN
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Larry Douglas1949-11-04---59.151P6-3175RR1890-06-05Jellico,TN
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    Jack Lundbom1949-10-31---72.234P6-2187RR1877-03-10Manistee,MI
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    John Malarkey1949-10-29---77.176P-2B5-11155RR1872-05-04Springfield,OH
    MLB1894-19031894-1903
    Lou Mahaffey1949-10-26---75.295P5-9170RR1874-01-03Madison,WI
    MLB1898-18981898-1898
    Tim Bowden1949-10-25---58.070OF5-10175LR1891-08-15McDonough,GA
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Bill Burdick1949-10-23---90.011P-OF------RR1859-10-11Austin,MN
    MLB1888-18891888-1889
    Dick Rudolph1949-10-20---62.055P5-9160RR1887-08-25New York,NY
    MLB1910-19271910-1927
    Bill Steele1949-10-19---64.013P5-11200RR1885-10-05Milford,PA
    MLB1910-19141910-1914
    Jack Ryan1949-10-16---65.025P5-10165RR1884-09-19Lawrenceville,IL
    MLB1908-19111908-1911
    Huyler Westervelt1949-10-14---80.012P5-9170------1869-10-01Tenafly,NY
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Guy Zinn1949-10-06---62.234OF5-10170LR1887-02-13Hollbrook,WV
    MLB1911-19131911-1913
    John Donahue1949-10-03---55.166OF5-8170BR1894-04-19Roxbury,MA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Frank Schulte1949-10-02---67.014OF5-11170LR1882-09-17Cohocton,NY
    MLB1904-19181904-1918
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Eddie Kolb1949-10-01---69.071P------RR1880-07-20Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Matty Fitzgerald1949-09-22---69.020C6-0185RR1880-08-31Albany,NY
    MLB1906-19071906-1907
    Charlie Malay1949-09-18---70.0962B-OF5-11175BR1879-06-13Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Roger Denzer1949-09-18---77.347P6-0180LR1871-10-05Le Sueur,MN
    MLB1897-19011897-1901
    Heinie Beckendorf1949-09-15-65.090C5-9174RR1884-06-15New York,NY
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Tiny Bonham1949-09-15---36.029P6-2215RR1913-08-16Ione,CA
    MLB1940-19491940-1949
    Billy Martin1949-09-14---55.212SS5-8170RR1894-02-13Washington,DC
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Tim Jordan1949-09-13---70.2101B6-1170LL1879-02-14New York,NY
    MLB1901-19101901-1910
    Sherry Smith1949-09-12---58.205P-OF6-1170RL1891-02-18Monticello,GA
    MLB1911-19271911-1927
    Len Madden1949-09-09---59.068P6-2165LL1890-07-02Toledo,OH
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Hal Neubauer1949-09-09---47.119P6-0185RR1902-05-13Hoboken,NJ
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Larry McClure1949-09-01---63.332OF5-6130RR1885-10-03Wayne,WV
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Mule Watson1949-08-25---52.313P-1B6-1185RR1896-10-15Homer,LA
    MLB1918-19241918-1924
    Chief Zimmer1949-08-22---88.271C-1B6-0190RR1860-11-23Marietta,OH
    MLB1884-19031884-1903
    John Anderson1949-07-23---75.220OF-1B6-2180BR1873-12-14Sarpsborg,NO
    MLB1894-19081894-1908
    Jack Slattery1949-07-17---71.191C-1B6-2191RR1878-01-06South Boston,MA
    MLB1901-19091901-1909
    Red Downey1949-07-10---60.153OF5-11174LL1889-02-06Aurora,IN
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Ike Caveney1949-07-06---54.207SS-2B5-9168RR1894-12-10San Francisco,CA
    MLB1922-19251922-1925
    Buck Freeman1949-06-25---77.237OF-1B5-9169LL1871-10-30Catasauqua,PA
    MLB1891-19071891-1907
    John Godar1949-06-23---84.239OF5-9170RR1864-10-25Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1892-18921892-1892
    Jim Cook1949-06-17---69.218OF-2B5-9163RR1879-11-10Dundee,IL
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Jerry Kane1949-06-16-83.0721B-C6-0175RR1866-04-04Collinsville,IL
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Nig Clarke1949-06-15---66.181C-1B5-8165LR1882-12-15Amherstburg,ON
    MLB1905-19201905-1920
    Jim Buchanan1949-06-15---72.348P5-10165LR1876-07-01Chatham Hill,VA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Hi Bell1949-06-07---51.325P6-0185RR1897-07-16Mount Sherman,KY
    MLB1924-19341924-1934
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Doc Scanlan1949-05-29---68.082P5-8165LR1881-03-07Syracuse,NY
    MLB1903-19111903-1911
    Jim Canavan1949-05-27---82.181OF-2B5-8160RR1866-11-26New Bedford,MA
    MLB1891-18971891-1897
    Joe Callahan1949-05-24Cerebral Embolism32.227P6-2170RR1916-10-08East Boston,MA
    MLB1939-19401939-1940
    Mike Kahoe1949-05-14---75.252C-1B6-0185RR1873-09-03Yellow Springs,OH
    MLB1895-19091895-1909
    John Durham1949-05-07---67.211P-OF6-0175RR1881-10-07Douglass,KS
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Charlie Hallstrom1949-05-06---86.103P------------1863-01-22Jonkopking,SW
    MLB1885-18851885-1885
    Clay Touchstone1949-04-28---46.094P5-9175RR1903-01-24Moores,PA
    MLB1928-19451928-1945
    Harry Morelock1949-04-21------SS-3B---------------Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1891-18921891-1892
    Gene Madden1949-04-06---58.304H5-10155LR1890-06-05Elm Grove,WV
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    George Suggs1949-04-04---66.270P5-7168RR1882-07-07Kinston,NC
    MLB1908-19131908-1913
    Bill Bernhard1949-03-30Leukemia78.013P-OF6-1205BR1871-03-16Clarence,NY
    MLB1899-19071899-1907
    Frank Gleich1949-03-27---55.019OF5-11175LR1894-03-07Columbus,OH
    MLB1919-19201919-1920
    Mike Jacobs1949-03-26------SS5-11180---------Louisville,KY
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Jim Riley1949-03-25---62.134OF6-0165RR1886-11-10Buffalo,NY
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Jake Livingstone1949-03-22---73.364P------------1875-03-22St. Petersburg,RU
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Truck Eagan1949-03-19---71.2202B-SS5-11190RR1877-08-10San Francisco,CA
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Rudy Sommers1949-03-18---62.138P5-11165BL1886-10-30Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1912-19271912-1927
    Bill Cissell1949-03-15---45.0712B-SS5-11170RR1904-01-03Perryville,MO
    MLB1928-19381928-1938
    Eric McNair1949-03-11---39.333SS-2B5-8160RR1909-04-12Meridian,MS
    MLB1929-19421929-1942
    Ted Scheffler1949-02-24---84.323OF-C5-10160RR1864-04-05New York,NY
    MLB1888-18901888-1890
    Norm Baker1949-02-20---86.128P-OF------------1862-10-14Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1883-18901883-1890
    Marty O'Toole1949-02-18---60.082P5-11175RR1888-11-27Wm.Penn,PA
    MLB1908-19141908-1914
    Tommy Raub1949-02-16---78.076C-1B5-10155RR1870-12-01Raubsville,PA
    MLB1903-19061903-1906
    Johnny Bates1949-02-10---66.172OF5-7168LL1882-08-21Steubenville,OH
    MLB1906-19141906-1914
    John Carden1949-02-08---27.265P6-5210RR1921-05-19Killeen,TX
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Pat Martin1949-02-04---56.295P5-11170LL1892-04-13Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1919-19201919-1920
    Frank Naleway1949-01-28---46.207SS5-9165RR1902-07-05Chicago,IL
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Hugh Bradley1949-01-26---63.2471B-C5-10175RR1885-05-23Grafton,MA
    MLB1910-19121910-1912
    Walt Herrell1949-01-23---59.337P5-10---RR1889-02-19Rockville,MD
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Harry McIntire1949-01-09---69.362P-OF5-11180RR1879-01-11Dayton,OH
    MLB1905-19131905-1913
    Ralph Edwards1949-01-05---66.0212B5-9165RR1882-12-14Brewster,NY
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Joe Evers1949-01-04---57.115H5-9135RR1891-09-10Troy,NY
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    Hans Rasmussen1949-01-01---53.257P6-6220RR1895-04-18Chicago,IL
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