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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1954 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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1954 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Tom Raftery1954-12-31---73.085OF5-10175RR1881-10-05Boston,MA
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Big Jeff Pfeffer1954-12-19---72.261P-OF6-1185RR1882-03-31Champaign,IL
    MLB1905-19111905-1911
    Red Proctor1954-12-17---54.050P6-1165RR1900-10-27Williamsburg,VA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Harry Courtney1954-12-11---56.020P6-4185LL1898-11-19Asheville,NC
    MLB1919-19221919-1922
    Bill McGowan1954-12-09---58.324UMP------------1896-01-18Wilmington,DE
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    Bill McGowan1954-12-09---58.324UMP5-9178------1896-01-18Wilmington,DE
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    Russ Christopher1954-12-05---37.083P6-3180RR1917-09-12Richmond,CA
    MLB1942-19481942-1948
    Tony Madigan1954-12-04---86.137P-OF5-5126---R1868-07-18Washington,DC
    MLB1886-18861886-1886
    Kid O'Hara1954-12-01---78.346OF5-7152BR1875-12-19Wilkes-Barre,PA
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Al Lawson1954-11-29---85.248P5-11161RR1869-03-24London,EN
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Nick Maddox1954-11-27---68.017P6-0175LR1886-11-09Govans,MD
    MLB1907-19101907-1910
    Bill Doak1954-11-26-63.301P6-0165RR1891-01-28Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1912-19291912-1929
    Charlie Gibson1954-11-22---75.004C6-0160RR1879-11-17Sharon,PA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Uel Eubanks1954-11-21---51.280P6-3175RR1903-02-14Quinlan,TX
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Hod Fenner1954-11-20---57.129P5-10165RR1897-07-12Martin,MI
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Art Bues1954-11-07---66.2473B-2B5-11184RR1888-03-03Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1913-19141913-1914
    Charlie Frisbee1954-11-07---80.276OF5-9175BR1874-02-02Dows,IA
    MLB1899-19001899-1900
    Art Gardiner1954-10-21---54.298P5-11175LL1899-12-26Madden,MS
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Hugh Duffy1954-10-19---87.326OF-SS5-7168RR1866-11-26Cranston,RI
    MLB1888-19061888-1906
    Dave Davenport1954-10-16---64.237P6-6220RR1890-02-20DeRidder,LA
    MLB1914-19191914-1919
    Bill Swanson1954-10-14---66.0002B-3B5-6156BR1888-10-12New York,NY
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Walter Holke1954-10-12---61.2891B-P6-1185BL1892-12-25St. Louis,MO
    MLB1914-19251914-1925
    Josh Devore1954-10-06-66.326OF5-6160LL1887-11-13Murray City,OH
    MLB1908-19141908-1914
    Oscar Charleston1954-10-05---57.354HOF6-0200LL1896-10-14Indianapolis,IN
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    John Wilson1954-09-23---64.098P6-1185RL1890-06-15Boonsboro,MD
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Herbie Moran1954-09-21-70.216OF5-5150LR1884-02-16Costello,PA
    MLB1908-19151908-1915
    Roy Grimes1954-09-13---61.0002B6-1176RR1893-09-11Bergholz,OH
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Maurice Archdeacon1954-09-05---56.264OF5-8153LL1897-12-14St. Louis,MO
    MLB1923-19251923-1925
    Fred Osborn1954-09-02---70.277OF-1B5-9178LR1883-11-28Nevada,OH
    MLB1907-19091907-1909
    Wimpy Quinn1954-09-01---36.112P6-2187RR1918-05-12Birmingham,AL
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Jack Ferry1954-08-29---67.143P-OF5-11175RR1887-04-07Pittsfield,MA
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Fabian Kowalik1954-08-14---46.113P-OF5-11185RR1908-04-22Falls City,TX
    MLB1932-19361932-1936
    Art Hoelskoetter1954-08-03---71.3062B-3B6-2 ---RR1882-09-30St. Louis,MO
    MLB1905-19081905-1908
    Babe Borton1954-07-29---65.3471B6-0178LL1888-08-14Marion,IL
    MLB1912-19161912-1916
    Jim Bagby1954-07-28---64.295P6-0170BR1889-10-05Barnett,GA
    MLB1912-19231912-1923
    Jack Bracken1954-07-16---73.091P5-11175RR1881-04-14Cleveland,OH
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Chris Mahoney1954-07-15---69.032P-OF5-9160RR1885-06-11Milton,MA
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Ed Porray1954-07-13---65.218P5-11170RR1888-12-05---
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    Wiley Taylor1954-07-08---66.110P6-1175RR1888-03-18Wamego,KS
    MLB1911-19141911-1914
    Charlie Pick1954-06-26---66.0752B-3B5-10160LR1888-04-10Brookneal,VA
    MLB1914-19201914-1920
    Roy Massey1954-06-23---63.256OF-3B5-11170LR1890-10-09Sevierville,TN
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Lew Carr1954-06-15-81.302SS-3B6-2200RR1872-08-15Union Springs,NY
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Zaza Harvey1954-06-03---75.148OF-P6-0190LL1879-01-05Saratoga,CA
    MLB1900-19021900-1902
    George Caithamer1954-06-01---43.314C5-7160RR1910-07-22Chicago,IL
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Vern Duncan1954-06-01-64.145OF5-9155LR1890-01-06Clayton,NC
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Charlie Biggs1954-05-24---47.251P6-1185RR1906-09-15French Lick,IN
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Bill Davidson1954-05-23---70.011OF5-10170RR1884-05-10Lafayette,IN
    MLB1909-19111909-1911
    Chief Bender1954-05-22---70.015P-1B6-2185RR1884-05-05Carlisle,PA
    MLB1903-19251903-1925
    Earl Tyree1954-05-17---64.073C5-8160RR1890-03-04Huntsville,IL
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Roy Parker1954-05-17---58.076P6-3200RR1896-02-29Union,MO
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Dorsey Riddlemoser1954-05-11---79.046P------RR1875-03-25Frederick,MD
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Eddie Files1954-05-10---70.355P------RR1883-05-19Portland,ME
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Les Channell1954-05-08---68.065OF6-0180LL1886-03-03Crestline,OH
    MLB1910-19141910-1914
    Otto McIvor1954-05-04---69.280OF5-11175BL1884-07-26Greenville,TX
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Red Gunkel1954-04-19---60.002P5-8158BR1894-04-15Sheffield,IL
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Chick Holmes1954-04-15---58.022P---------R1896-03-22Beverly,NJ
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Harry LaRoss1954-03-22---66.078OF5-11170RR1888-01-02Easton,PA
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Frank Fahey1954-03-19---58.055OF-P6-1190BR1896-01-22Milford,MA
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Charlie Babb1954-03-19---81.025SS-1B5-10165BR1873-02-20Milwaukie,OR
    MLB1903-19051903-1905
    George Grantham1954-03-16---53.2992B-1B5-10170LR1900-05-20Galena,KS
    MLB1922-19341922-1934
    Bill Bradley1954-03-11---76.0243B-SS6-0185RR1878-02-13Cleveland,OH
    MLB1899-19101899-1910
    Chief Wilson1954-02-22---70.184OF6-2185LR1883-08-21Austin,TX
    MLB1908-19161908-1916
    Sadie McMahon1954-02-20---86.153P-OF5-9165RR1867-09-19Wilmington,DE
    MLB1889-18971889-1897
    John Gillespie1954-02-15---53.354P5-11172RR1900-02-25Oakland,CA
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Heinie Berger1954-02-10-72.032P5-9------R1882-01-07LaSalle,IL
    MLB1907-19101907-1910
    Ed Warner1954-02-05---64.229P5-10165RL1889-06-20Fitchburg,MA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Ollie Smith1954-02-04---88.107OF------LL1865-10-19Mount Vernon,OH
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Norman Plitt1954-02-01---60.344P5-11180RR1893-02-21York,PA
    MLB1918-19271918-1927
    Bunny Madden1954-01-20---71.127C5-10190RR1882-09-14Boston,MA
    MLB1909-19111909-1911
    Clay Perry1954-01-13---72.0243B5-10175RR1881-12-18Clayton,WI
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Sumner Bowman1954-01-11---86.335P-OF6-0160LL1867-02-09Millersburg,PA
    MLB1890-18911890-1891
    Skeeter Shelton1954-01-09---65.192OF5-11175RR1888-06-29Huntington,WV
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Red Schillings1954-01-07---53.283P5-10180RR1900-03-29Deport,TX
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Rabbit Maranville1954-01-05---62.054SS-2B5-5155RR1891-11-11Springfield,MA
    MLB1912-19351912-1935
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