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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1951 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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1951 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Hi Bithorn1951-12-30Murdered - by Police35.286P6-1200RR1916-03-18Santurce,PR
    MLB1942-19471942-1947
    Bob Kinsella1951-12-30---52.357OF5-9165LR1899-01-05Springfield,IL
    MLB1919-19201919-1920
    Ernie Lindemann1951-12-27---68.199P------RR1883-06-10New York,NY
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Bob Lindemann1951-12-19---70.195OF6-0175BR1881-06-05Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Joe Ohl1951-12-18---63.341P6-1175LL1888-01-10Jobstown,NJ
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Spencer Abbott1951-12-18-74.1111B------LL1877-08-27Chicago,IL
    ---
    Jim Duggan1951-12-05---66.1851B5-10165LL1885-06-01Whiteland,IN
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Joe Jackson1951-12-05---62.140OF-1B6-1200LR1889-07-16Pickens,SC
    MLB1908-19201908-1920
    Fred Burchell1951-11-20---72.127P5-11190RL1879-07-14Perth Amboy,NJ
    MLB1903-19091903-1909
    Joe Rogalski1951-11-20---39.126P6-2187RR1912-07-16Ashland,WI
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Marty Griffin1951-11-19---50.077P6-2200RR1901-09-02San Francisco,CA
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Crese Heismann1951-11-19---71.215P6-2174RL1880-04-16Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1901-19021901-1902
    Pete Hill1951-11-19---69.036HOF5-9170LR1882-10-12Culpeper,VA
    ---
    Wally Mayer1951-11-18---61.131C-3B5-11168RR1890-07-08Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1911-19191911-1919
    Jim Neher1951-11-11---62.277P5-11185RR1889-02-05Rochester,NY
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Claude Ritchey1951-11-08---78.0322B-SS5-6167BR1873-10-05Emlenton,PA
    MLB1897-19091897-1909
    Carl Husta1951-11-06-49.211SS5-11176RR1902-04-08Egg Harbor Township,NJ
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    George Stovall1951-11-05---73.3451B-2B6-2180RR1877-11-23Leeds,MO
    MLB1904-19131904-1913
    Joe Hovlik1951-11-03-67.077P5-10194RR1884-08-16---
    MLB1909-19111909-1911
    Mickey Doolin1951-11-01---71.176SS-2B5-10170RR1880-05-07Ashland,PA
    MLB1905-19181905-1918
    Walt Woods1951-10-30---76.184P-2B5-9165RR1875-04-28Rye,NH
    MLB1898-19001898-1900
    John Brock1951-10-27---55.009C-OF5-6165RR1896-10-16Hamilton,IL
    MLB1917-19181917-1918
    Pryor McElveen1951-10-27---69.3543B-SS5-10168RR1881-11-05Atlanta,GA
    MLB1909-19111909-1911
    Emil Haberer1951-10-19---73.257C-3B6-1204RR1878-02-02Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1901-19091901-1909
    Al Clancy1951-10-17---63.0623B5-10175RR1888-08-14Santa Fe,NM
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Pug Griffin1951-10-12---55.1691B-OF5-11187RR1896-04-24Lincoln,NE
    MLB1917-19201917-1920
    Bill Essick1951-10-12---69.296P5-10175---R1881-12-18Grand Ridge,IL
    MLB1906-19071906-1907
    Rube Vinson1951-10-12---72.204OF5-9168------1879-03-20Dover,DE
    MLB1904-19061904-1906
    Bob Becker1951-10-11---76.055P5-7148LL1875-08-15Syracuse,NY
    MLB1897-18981897-1898
    Nolen Richardson1951-09-25---48.2493B-SS6-1170RR1903-01-18Chattanooga,TN
    MLB1929-19391929-1939
    Dale Gear1951-09-23---79.232OF-P5-11165RR1872-02-02Lone Elm,KS
    MLB1896-19011896-1901
    Bill Klem1951-09-16---77.204UMP------------1874-02-22Rochester,NY
    ---
    Wally Roettger1951-09-14---49.016OF6-1190RR1902-08-28St. Louis,MO
    MLB1927-19341927-1934
    Lave Winham1951-09-12---69.322P5-11200LL1881-10-23Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Chappie Snodgrass1951-09-09---81.173OF5-10165RR1870-03-18Springfield,OH
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Jim Keesey1951-09-05---48.3131B6-0170RR1902-10-27Perryville,MD
    MLB1925-19301925-1930
    Carl Doyle1951-09-04-39.035P6-1185RR1912-07-30Knoxville,TN
    MLB1935-19401935-1940
    Bill Piercy1951-08-28---55.116P6-1185RR1896-05-02El Monte,CA
    MLB1917-19261917-1926
    Billy Lush1951-08-28---77.289OF-3B5-7165BR1873-11-10Bridgeport,CT
    MLB1895-19041895-1904
    Ollie Hanson1951-08-19---55.211P5-11178RR1896-01-19Holbrook,MA
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Ren Wylie1951-08-17---89.244OF5-11155RR1861-12-14Elizabeth,PA
    MLB1882-18821882-1882
    Doc Crandall1951-08-17---63.312P-2B5-10180RR1887-10-08Wadena,IN
    MLB1908-19181908-1918
    Paul McSweeney1951-08-12---84.1302B-3B------------1867-04-03St. Louis,MO
    MLB1891-18911891-1891
    Win Kellum1951-08-10---75.119P-OF5-10190BL1876-04-11Waterford,ON
    MLB1901-19051901-1905
    Biff Wysong1951-08-08---46.116P6-3195LL1905-04-13Clarksville,OH
    MLB1930-19321930-1932
    Bill Wynne1951-08-07---82.131P5-11161RR1869-03-27Neuse,NC
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Tony Tonneman1951-08-04---69.326C5-10175RR1881-09-10Chicago,IL
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Guy Cooper1951-08-02---58.184P6-1185BR1893-01-28Rome,GA
    MLB1914-19151914-1915
    Harry Curtis1951-08-01---68.162C5-10170RR1883-02-19Portland,ME
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Ed Fisher1951-07-24---74.264P6-2200RR1876-10-31Wayne,MI
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Sam Agnew1951-07-19---64.097C5-11185RR1887-04-12Farmington,MO
    MLB1913-19191913-1919
    Joe Klugmann1951-07-18---56.1122B-1B5-11175RR1895-03-26St. Louis,MO
    MLB1921-19251921-1925
    Vance Page1951-07-14---45.301P6-0180RR1905-09-15Elm City,NC
    MLB1938-19411938-1941
    Dee Cousineau1951-07-14---52.208C6-0170RR1898-12-16Watertown,MA
    MLB1923-19241923-1924
    Bobby Messenger1951-07-10---67.111OF5-10165BR1884-03-19Bangor,ME
    MLB1909-19141909-1914
    Harry Heilmann1951-07-09---56.338OF-1B6-1195RR1894-08-03San Francisco,CA
    MLB1914-19321914-1932
    Huck Wallace1951-07-06---68.342P5-6160LL1882-07-27Richmond,IN
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Ted Easterly1951-07-06---66.075C-OF5-8165LR1885-04-20Lincoln,NE
    MLB1909-19131909-1913
    Hugh Casey1951-07-03---37.261P6-1207RR1913-10-14Atlanta,GA
    MLB1935-19491935-1949
    Wally Gerber1951-06-19---59.304SS-2B5-10152RR1891-08-18Columbus,OH
    MLB1914-19291914-1929
    Bill Harper1951-06-17---62.001P6-1180BR1889-06-14Bertand,MO
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Tom Leahy1951-06-11---82.007C-OF5-7168RR1869-06-02New Haven,CT
    MLB1897-19051897-1905
    George Winter1951-05-26---73.027P5-8155RR1878-04-27New Providence,PA
    MLB1901-19081901-1908
    Frank Olin1951-05-20---91.130OF-2B------L---1860-01-09Woodford,VT
    MLB1884-18851884-1885
    Ezra Lincoln1951-05-07---82.169P5-11160LL1868-11-17Raynham,MA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Charlie Buelow1951-05-04---74.1103B-2B------RR1877-01-12Dubuque,IA
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Bill Eagle1951-04-27---73.274OF------------1877-07-25Rockville,MD
    MLB1898-18981898-1898
    Ox Eckhardt1951-04-22---49.119OF6-1185LR1901-12-23Yorktown,TX
    MLB1932-19361932-1936
    Roy Brashear1951-04-20---77.1051B-2B5-11205RR1874-01-03Ashtabula,OH
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Danny Moeller1951-04-14---66.020OF-2B5-11165BR1885-03-23DeWitt,IA
    MLB1907-19161907-1916
    Wish Egan1951-04-13---69.299P6-3185RR1881-06-16Evart,MI
    MLB1902-19061902-1906
    Whitey Guese1951-04-08---79.073P6-0200RR1872-01-24New Bremen,OH
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Roy Moore1951-04-05---52.159P-OF6-0185BL1898-10-26Austin,TX
    MLB1920-19231920-1923
    Kohly Miller1951-03-28---78.0682B-SS5-9145------1873-01-17Reading,PA
    MLB1892-18971892-1897
    Joe Murphy1951-03-28---84.200P-OF5-11160------1866-09-07St. Louis,MO
    MLB1886-18871886-1887
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Dan Daub1951-03-25---83.071P-OF5-10160RR1868-01-12Middletown,OH
    MLB1892-18971892-1897
    Eddie Collins1951-03-25---63.3262B-SS5-9175LR1887-05-02Millerton,NY
    MLB1906-19301906-1930
    Roscoe Coughlin1951-03-20---83.003P5-10160---R1868-03-15Walpole,MA
    MLB1890-18911890-1891
    Joe Hughes1951-03-13---71.019OF5-10165RR1880-02-21Pardo,PA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Dan Bickham1951-03-03---86.121P5-10160RR1864-10-31Dayton,OH
    MLB1886-18861886-1886
    Adam Comorosky1951-03-02---45.082OF5-10167RR1905-12-09Swoyersville,PA
    MLB1926-19351926-1935
    Joe Williams1951-02-25---64.323P6-4190RR1886-04-06Seguin,TX
    ---
    Marty Shay1951-02-20---54.2992B-SS5-7148RR1896-04-25Boston,MA
    MLB1916-19241916-1924
    Harry Thompson1951-02-14---61.156P-OF5-8150LL1889-09-09Nanticoke,PA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Harry Ables1951-02-08Carcinome of the Lung66.125P6-2200RL1884-10-04Terrell,TX
    MLB1905-19111905-1911
    Gabby Street1951-02-06---68.127C5-11180RR1882-09-30Huntsville,AL
    MLB1904-19311904-1931
    Bill Sowders1951-02-02---86.063P-OF6-0155RR1864-11-29Louisville,KY
    MLB1888-18901888-1890
    Bill Barrett1951-01-26---50.242OF-SS6-0175RR1900-05-28Cambridge,MA
    MLB1921-19301921-1930
    Pid Purdy1951-01-16---46.214OF5-6150LR1904-06-15Beatrice,NE
    MLB1926-19291926-1929
    Charlie Miller1951-01-13---73.012H6-0190RR1877-12-30Conestoga,PA
    ---
    Bill Wagner1951-01-11---57.007C-1B6-0187RR1894-01-02Jesup,IA
    MLB1914-19181914-1918
    Tom Delahanty1951-01-10---78.3053B-2B5-8175LR1872-03-09Cleveland,OH
    MLB1894-18971894-1897
    Harry Camnitz1951-01-06---66.070P6-1168RR1884-10-26McKinney,KY
    MLB1909-19111909-1911
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