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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1953 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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1953 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Patsy Donovan1953-12-25---88.283OF5-11175LL1865-03-16County Cork,IR
    MLB1890-19071890-1907
    Pinch Thomas1953-12-24---65.333C-1B5-9173LR1888-01-24Camp Point,IL
    MLB1912-19211912-1921
    Lou McEvoy1953-12-17---51.201P6-2203RR1902-05-30Williamsburg,KS
    MLB1930-19311930-1931
    Walt DeVoy1953-12-17---67.277OF-1B5-11165RR1886-03-14St. Louis,MO
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Ed Barrow1953-12-15---85.217MGR------------1868-05-10Springfield,IL
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    Klondike Douglass1953-12-13---81.2151B-C6-0200LR1872-05-10Boston,PA
    MLB1896-19041896-1904
    Harry Armbruster1953-12-10---71.264OF5-10190LL1882-03-20Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Slats Jordan1953-12-07---75.0701B-OF6-1190LL1878-09-27Baltimore,MD
    MLB1901-19021901-1902
    Billy Maharg1953-11-20---72.2453B-OF5-4155RR1881-03-19Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1912-19161912-1916
    Guy Lacy1953-11-19---56.1582B-3B5-11170RR1897-06-12Cleveland,TN
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Dutch Schesler1953-11-19---53.170P6-2185RR1900-06-01Frankfurt,GE
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Tom Dougherty1953-11-06---72.158P5-11195LR1881-05-30Chicago,IL
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    John Chapman1953-11-03-54.018SS5-10175RR1899-10-15Centralia,PA
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Wally Clement1953-11-01---72.101OF5-11175LR1881-07-21Auburn,ME
    MLB1908-19091908-1909
    Jim Delahanty1953-10-17---74.1182B-3B5-10170RR1879-06-20Cleveland,OH
    MLB1901-19121901-1912
    Rags Faircloth1953-10-05---61.045P5-11160RR1892-08-19Kenton,TN
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Lefty Tyler1953-09-29---63.288P-1B6-0175LL1889-12-14Derry,NH
    MLB1910-19211910-1921
    Bill Cunningham1953-09-26---58.057OF-2B5-8155RR1895-07-30San Francisco,CA
    MLB1921-19241921-1924
    Harry Aubrey1953-09-18---73.073SS-2B------------1880-07-05St. Joseph,MO
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Seth Sigsby1953-09-15---79.137P6-0175------1874-04-30Cobleskill,NY
    MLB1893-18931893-1893
    Wesley Callahan1953-09-13-65.070SS5-7155RR1888-07-03Lyons,IN
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Bob Coulson1953-09-11---66.085OF5-10175RR1887-06-17Courtney,PA
    MLB1908-19111908-1911
    Buck Herzog1953-09-04---68.0552B-3B5-11160RR1885-07-09Baltimore,MD
    MLB1908-19201908-1920
    Jack Pfiester1953-09-03---75.101P5-11180RL1878-05-24Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1903-19111903-1911
    Charlie Shields1953-08-27---73.259P-OF------LL1879-12-10Jackson,TN
    MLB1902-19071902-1907
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jim Tabor1953-08-22---36.2903B-SS6-2175RR1916-11-05New Hope,AL
    MLB1938-19471938-1947
    Ty Tyson1953-08-16---61.074OF5-11169RR1892-06-01Wilkes-Barre,PA
    MLB1926-19281926-1928
    Abner Powell1953-08-07---92.234OF-P5-7160LR1860-12-15Shenandoah,PA
    MLB1884-18861884-1886
    Bill Phyle1953-08-06---78.041P-3B---------R1875-06-25Duluth,MN
    MLB1898-19061898-1906
    Leon Chagnon1953-07-30---50.305P6-0182RR1902-09-28Pittsfield,NH
    MLB1929-19351929-1935
    Pat Hilly1953-07-25---66.150OF5-11180RR1887-02-24Fostoria,OH
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Al Kellogg1953-07-21---66.314P6-3208LL1886-09-09Providence,RI
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Lew Wendell1953-07-11---61.109C5-11178RR1892-03-22New York,NY
    MLB1915-19261915-1926
    Frank McCue1953-07-05---54.2733B5-9150BR1898-10-04Chicago,IL
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Charlie Hemphill1953-06-22---77.061OF-2B5-9160LL1876-04-20Greenville,MI
    MLB1899-19111899-1911
    Oscar Jones1953-06-16---73.236P-OF5-7163RR1879-10-22Carter County,MO
    MLB1903-19051903-1905
    Rip Reagan1953-06-08---75.002P5-11170RR1878-06-05Lincoln,IL
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Bill Burns1953-06-06-73.127P6-2195BL1880-01-29San Saba,TX
    MLB1908-19121908-1912
    Jesse Burkett1953-05-27---84.173OF-P5-8155LL1868-12-04Wheeling,WV
    MLB1890-19051890-1905
    Ray Grimes1953-05-25---59.2551B5-11168RR1893-09-11Bergholz,OH
    MLB1920-19261920-1926
    Sam Leever1953-05-19---81.146P-OF5-10175RR1871-12-23Goshen,OH
    MLB1898-19101898-1910
    Jim Wallace1953-05-16---71.182OF5-9150LL1881-11-14Boston,MA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Jim Field1953-05-13---90.0181B-P6-1170------1863-04-24Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1883-18981883-1898
    Ed Summers1953-05-12---68.157P6-2180BR1884-12-05Ladoga,IN
    MLB1908-19121908-1912
    Ed Hug1953-05-11-72.299C5-8---RR1880-07-14Fayetteville,OH
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Jim Jones1953-05-06---76.131OF-P5-10162RR1876-12-25London,KY
    MLB1897-19021897-1902
    Kewpie Pennington1953-05-03---56.219P5-8168RR1896-09-24New York,NY
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Pete Scott1953-05-03---54.132OF-1B5-11175RR1898-12-21Woodland,CA
    MLB1926-19281926-1928
    Fred Miller1953-05-02---66.307P6-2190LL1886-06-28Fairfield,IN
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Gene McAuliffe1953-04-29---81.059C6-1180RR1872-02-28Randolph,MA
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Don Brennan1953-04-26---49.145P6-0210RR1903-12-02Augusta,ME
    MLB1933-19371933-1937
    Harry Niles1953-04-18---72.219OF-2B5-8175RR1880-09-10Buchanan,MI
    MLB1906-19101906-1910
    Cotton Tierney1953-04-18---59.0662B-3B5-8175RR1894-02-10Kansas City,KS
    MLB1920-19251920-1925
    Sam Gray1953-04-16---55.182P5-10175RR1897-10-15Van Alstyne,TX
    MLB1924-19331924-1933
    Roy Patterson1953-04-14---76.116P6-0185RR1876-12-17Stoddard,WI
    MLB1901-19071901-1907
    Kid Nichols1953-04-11---83.208P-OF5-10175BR1869-09-14Madison,WI
    MLB1890-19061890-1906
    Connie Walsh1953-04-05---70.346P---------R1882-04-23St. Louis,MO
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Tex Erwin1953-04-05---67.103C6-0185LR1885-12-22Forney,TX
    MLB1907-19141907-1914
    Herb Gorman1953-04-05---28.108H5-11180LL1924-12-18San Francisco,CA
    MLB1952-19521952-1952
    Larry Benton1953-04-03Heart attack55.133P5-11165RR1897-11-20St. Louis,MO
    MLB1923-19351923-1935
    Jim Thorpe1953-03-28---65.303OF-1B6-1185RR1887-05-28Prague,OK
    MLB1913-19191913-1919
    Tim Griesenbeck1953-03-25---55.104C5-10190RR1897-12-10San Antonio,TX
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Michael Driscoll1953-03-22---60.153P6-1160RR1892-10-19Rockland,MA
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Harry Truby1953-03-21---84.3112B5-11185RR1868-05-12Kittaning,PA
    MLB1895-18961895-1896
    John Brackenridge1953-03-20---72.085P6-0---RR1880-12-24Harrisburg,PA
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Fred Toney1953-03-11---64.089P6-1195RR1888-12-11Nashville,TN
    MLB1911-19231911-1923
    Jock Menefee1953-03-11---85.054P-OF6-0165RR1868-01-15Rowlesburg,WV
    MLB1892-19031892-1903
    Tom Wilson1953-03-07---62.276C6-1160BR1890-06-03Fleming,KS
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Tex Pruiett1953-03-06---69.329P5-8176LR1883-04-10Osgood,IN
    MLB1907-19081907-1908
    Clyde Milan1953-03-03---65.342OF5-9168LR1887-03-25Linden,TN
    MLB1907-19221907-1922
    Barney Wolfe1953-02-27---77.048P6-1 ---RR1876-01-09Independence,PA
    MLB1903-19061903-1906
    Lenny Metz1953-02-24---53.232SS-2B5-10170RR1899-07-06Louisville,CO
    MLB1923-19251923-1925
    Buck Freeman1953-02-21---59.230P5-10167BR1893-07-05Mart,TX
    MLB1921-19221921-1922
    Ed Haigh1953-02-13---86.005OF------------1867-02-07Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1892-18921892-1892
    Happy Foreman1953-02-13---55.207P5-7160LL1897-07-20Memphis,TN
    MLB1924-19261924-1926
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Frank Donnelly1953-02-03-83.118P5-6180------1869-10-07Tamaroa,IL
    MLB1893-18931893-1893
    Mike Dejan1953-02-02---38.020OF6-1185LL1915-01-13Cleveland,OH
    MLB1940-19401940-1940
    Mike Handiboe1953-01-31---65.193OF5-10155LL1887-07-21Washington,DC
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Howie Haworth1953-01-28---59.153C5-10165LR1893-08-27Newberg,OR
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Merv Shea1953-01-27---52.143C5-11175RR1900-09-05San Francisco,CA
    MLB1927-19441927-1944
    Ben Taylor1953-01-24---64.2061B6-1190LL1888-07-01Anderson,SC
    ---
    Jose Rodriguez1953-01-21---58.3312B-1B5-8150RR1894-02-23Havana,CU
    MLB1917-19181917-1918
    Carl East1953-01-15---58.140OF-P6-2178LR1894-08-27Marietta,GA
    MLB1915-19241915-1924
    Charlie Small1953-01-14---47.082OF5-11180LR1905-10-24Auburn,ME
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Pat Carney1953-01-09---76.154OF-P6-0200LL1876-08-07Holyoke,MA
    MLB1901-19041901-1904
    Pete Lapan1953-01-05---61.193C5-7165RR1891-06-25Easthampton,MA
    MLB1922-19231922-1923
    Mike Cantwell1953-01-05---56.355P5-10155LL1896-01-15Washington,DC
    MLB1916-19201916-1920
    Chuck Workman1953-01-03---37.362OF-3B6-0175LR1915-01-06Leeton,MO
    MLB1938-19461938-1946
    Joe Houser1953-01-03---61.183P5-9160LL1891-07-03Steubenville,OH
    ---
    Harry Atkinson1953-01-02---78.199OF------------1874-06-16Fulton,MO
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    Doug McWeeny1953-01-01---56.135P6-2190RR1896-08-17Chicago,IL
    MLB1921-19301921-1930
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