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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1952 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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1952 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bob Meinke1952-12-29---65.186SS5-10135RR1887-06-25Chicago,IL
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Deacon Jones1952-12-28---60.006P-OF6-1174RR1892-12-20Arcadia,KS
    MLB1916-19181916-1918
    Ed Coughlin1952-12-25---91.141OF-P------------1861-08-05Hartford,CT
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    F.C. Hansford1952-12-14---77.352P6-0180---L1874-12-26DuQuoin,IL
    MLB1898-18981898-1898
    Don Hurst1952-12-06-47.1161B-OF6-0215LL1905-08-12Maysville,KY
    MLB1928-19341928-1934
    Arlie Latham1952-11-29---92.2573B-2B5-8150RR1860-03-15West Lebanon,NH
    MLB1880-19091880-1909
    Warren Gill1952-11-26---73.3391B6-1175RR1878-12-21Ladoga,IN
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Fred McMullin1952-11-21---61.0383B-2B5-11170RR1891-10-13Scammon,KS
    MLB1914-19201914-1920
    Frank Smith1952-11-03---73.005P5-10194RR1879-10-28Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1904-19121904-1912
    Ed McNichol1952-11-01---73.294P5-5170RR1879-01-10Martins Ferry,OH
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Bob Lawson1952-10-28---77.065P-OF5-10170RR1875-08-23Lynchburg,VA
    MLB1901-19021901-1902
    Tom Angley1952-10-26---48.024C5-8190LR1904-10-02Baltimore,MD
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Mike Murphy1952-10-26---64.066C5-9170RR1888-08-19Forestville,PA
    MLB1912-19161912-1916
    Howard McGraner1952-10-22---63.040P5-7155LL1889-09-11Hamley Run,OH
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Vince Shields1952-10-17---51.333P5-11185LR1900-11-18Fredericton,NB
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Jim Banning1952-10-14---87.124C5-6150LR1865-06-11New York,NY
    MLB1888-18891888-1889
    Roy Beecher1952-10-11---68.153P6-2180LR1884-05-10Swanton,OH
    MLB1907-19081907-1908
    Joe Adams1952-10-08---74.344P6-0190RL1877-10-28Cowden,IL
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Jerry Freeman1952-09-30---72.2771B-OF6-2220LR1879-12-26Placerville,CA
    MLB1908-19091908-1909
    Zeke Wrigley1952-09-28-78.252SS-OF5-8150------1874-01-18Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1896-18991896-1899
    Hugo Bedzek1952-09-19---68.169COACH------------1884-04-01Prague,CZ
    ---
    Earl Sheely1952-09-16---59.2151B6-3195RR1893-02-12Bushnell,IL
    MLB1921-19311921-1931
    Al Clauss1952-09-13---61.080P5-10178RL1891-06-24New Haven,CT
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Ed Hearn1952-09-08---63.355SS5-9160RR1888-09-17Ventura,CA
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Butch Schmidt1952-09-04---66.0461B-P6-1200LL1886-07-19Baltimore,MD
    MLB1909-19151909-1915
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bert Daly1952-09-03---71.1472B-3B5-9170RR1881-04-08Bayonne,NJ
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Arky Vaughan1952-08-30---40.173SS-3B5-10175LR1912-03-09Clifty,AR
    MLB1932-19481932-1948
    Harry Maupin1952-08-25---80.043P5-7150---R1872-07-11Wellsville,MO
    MLB1898-18991898-1899
    Jack Ryan1952-08-21---83.281C-1B5-10165RR1868-11-12Haverhill,MA
    MLB1889-19131889-1913
    Red Owens1952-08-20---77.2912B------RR1874-11-01Pottsville,PA
    MLB1899-19051899-1905
    Ned Pettigrew1952-08-20---70.359H5-11175RR1881-08-25Honey Grove,TX
    ---
    George McAvoy1952-08-19---68.158H------------1884-03-12East Liverpool,OH
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Hal Haid1952-08-13---54.234P5-10150RR1897-12-21Barberton,OH
    MLB1919-19331919-1933
    Phil Douglas1952-08-01---62.044P6-3190RR1890-06-17Cedartown,GA
    MLB1912-19221912-1922
    Dutch Leonard1952-07-11---60.085P5-10185LL1892-04-16Birmingham,OH
    MLB1913-19251913-1925
    Fred Tenney1952-07-03---80.2191B-OF5-9155LL1871-11-26Georgetown,MA
    MLB1894-19111894-1911
    Andy Dunning1952-06-21---80.313P6-0175RR1871-08-12New York,NY
    MLB1889-18911889-1891
    John Kalahan1952-06-20---73.262C6-0165RR1878-09-30Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Dick Crutcher1952-06-19---62.205P5-9148RR1889-11-25Frankfort,KY
    MLB1914-19151914-1915
    Julio Bonetti1952-06-17---40.338P6-0180RR1911-07-14Genoa,IT
    MLB1937-19401937-1940
    Al Atkinson1952-06-17---91.099P-OF5-11165RR1861-03-09Clinton,IL
    MLB1884-18871884-1887
    Bob McHale1952-06-09---80.104OF-1B5-11152---R1872-02-25Michigan Bluff,CA
    MLB1898-18981898-1898
    Bruno Haas1952-06-05---61.030P-OF5-10180BL1891-05-05Worcester,MA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Doc Lavan1952-05-29---61.212SS-2B5-8151RR1890-10-28Grand Rapids,MI
    MLB1913-19241913-1924
    Lew Ritter1952-05-27---76.261C-OF5-9150RR1875-09-07Liverpool,PA
    MLB1902-19081902-1908
    Bill McGilvray1952-05-23---69.023H6-0160LL1883-04-29Portland,OR
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Sal Campfield1952-05-16---84.085P6-0185RR1868-02-19Meadville,PA
    MLB1896-18961896-1896
    Spec Harkness1952-05-16---64.154P5-11180RR1887-12-13Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1910-19111910-1911
    Red Dooin1952-05-14---72.336C-OF5-9165RR1879-06-12Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1902-19161902-1916
    Bert Cunningham1952-05-14---86.169P-OF5-6147RR1865-11-25Wilmington,DE
    MLB1887-19011887-1901
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Charlie Young1952-05-12---59.119P---155BR1893-01-12Philadelphia,PA
    ---
    Red Bluhm1952-05-07---57.313H5-11165RR1894-06-27Flint,MI
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Harry Berte1952-05-06---79.3602B-SS---------R1872-05-10Covington,KY
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Rube Dessau1952-05-06---69.037P5-11175BR1883-03-29New Galilee,PA
    MLB1907-19101907-1910
    Burt Keeley1952-05-03---72.181P5-9170RR1879-11-02Wilmington,IL
    MLB1908-19091908-1909
    Ernie Johnson1952-05-01---64.001SS-2B5-9151LR1888-04-29Chicago,IL
    MLB1912-19251912-1925
    Frank Madden1952-04-30---59.194C------------1892-10-17Pittsburgh,PA
    ---
    Larry LeJeune1952-04-21---66.272OF6-0185RR1885-07-22Chicago,IL
    MLB1911-19151911-1915
    Willie Ludolph1952-04-08---52.077P6-1170RR1900-01-21San Francisco,CA
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Ray Jacobs1952-04-05---50.093H6-0160RR1902-01-02Salt Lake City,UT
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Phenomenal Smith1952-04-03---87.111P-OF5-6161LL1864-12-12Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1884-18911884-1891
    Dick Harley1952-04-03---79.189OF5-10165LR1872-09-25Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1897-19031897-1903
    John Gallagher1952-03-30---60.0402B5-10156RR1892-02-18Pittsburgh,PA
    ---
    Deacon Phillippe1952-03-30---79.310P-OF6-0180RR1872-05-23Rural Retreat,VA
    MLB1899-19111899-1911
    Steve Sundra1952-03-23---41.361P6-2190RR1910-03-27Luxor,PA
    MLB1936-19461936-1946
    Lefty Thomas1952-03-21---48.169P6-0183LL1903-10-04Glade Spring,VA
    MLB1925-19261925-1926
    Harry Bay1952-03-20---74.061OF5-8138LL1878-01-17Pontiac,IL
    MLB1901-19071901-1907
    Vincent Maney1952-03-13---65.118SS6-0175RR1886-11-14Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Pete Daglia1952-03-11---45.011P6-3210RR1907-02-28Napa,CA
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Charlie Manlove1952-02-12---89.125C-OF5-9165RR1862-10-08Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Del Paddock1952-02-06---64.2423B-2B5-9165LR1887-06-08Volga,SD
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Esty Chaney1952-02-05---61.005P5-11170RR1891-01-29Hadley,PA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Mike Hopkins1952-02-05---79.094C5-8160RR1872-11-01Glasgow,ST
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Dick Wright1952-01-24---61.262C5-10170RR1890-05-05Worcester,NY
    ---
    Angel Aragon1952-01-24---61.1733B-OF5-5150RR1890-08-02Havana,CU
    MLB1914-19171914-2003
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ollie Pickering1952-01-20---81.284OF-1B5-10175LR1870-04-09Olney,IL
    MLB1896-19081896-1908
    Solly Salisbury1952-01-17---75.064P6-0180RR1876-11-12Algona,IA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Ben Houser1952-01-15---68.0441B6-1185LL1883-11-30Shenandoah,PA
    MLB1910-19121910-1912
    Rube Sellers1952-01-14---70.311OF5-10180RR1881-03-07Duquesne,PA
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Bones Ely1952-01-10---88.215SS-OF6-1155RR1863-06-07North Girard,PA
    MLB1884-19021884-1902
    Art Evans1952-01-08---40.158P6-1181BL1911-08-03Elvins,MO
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Frank Oberlin1952-01-06---75.281P-OF6-1165RR1876-03-29Elsie,MI
    MLB1906-19101906-1910
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