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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1955 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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1955 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Clint Brown1955-12-31---52.176P6-1190LR1903-07-08Blackash,PA
    MLB1928-19421928-1942
    Jim Fairbank1955-12-27---74.283P5-10175RR1881-03-17Deansboro,NY
    MLB1903-19041903-1904
    Jake Boultes1955-12-24---71.138P-SS6-3------R1884-08-06St. Louis,MO
    MLB1907-19091907-1909
    Joe McManus1955-12-23---68.105P5-11180RR1887-09-07Palmyra,IL
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Queenie O'Rourke1955-12-22---71.360OF-SS5-7150RR1883-12-26Bridgeport,CT
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Moxie Divis1955-12-19---61.335OF5-6---------1894-01-16Cleveland,OH
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    George Caster1955-12-18---48.135P6-1180RR1907-08-04Colton,CA
    MLB1934-19461934-1946
    Rube DeGroff1955-12-17---76.104OF5-11190LL1879-09-02Hyde Park,NY
    MLB1905-19061905-1906
    Curt Walker1955-12-09---59.157OF-1B5-9170LR1896-07-03Beeville,TX
    MLB1919-19301919-1930
    Buck Washer1955-12-08---73.056P5-10175RR1882-10-11Akron,OH
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Honus Wagner1955-12-06---81.283SS-OF5-11200RR1874-02-24Chartiers,PA
    MLB1897-19171897-1917
    John Stone1955-11-30---50.050OF6-1178LR1905-10-10Mulberry,TN
    MLB1928-19381928-1938
    Fred Tauby1955-11-23---49.240OF5-9168RR1906-03-27Canton,OH
    MLB1935-19371935-1937
    Danny Murphy1955-11-22---79.1012B-OF5-9175RR1876-08-11Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1900-19131900-1913
    Otto Jacobs1955-11-19---66.212C5-9180RR1889-04-19Chicago,IL
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Sam Crane1955-11-12---61.058SS-3B5-11154RR1894-09-13Harrisburg,PA
    MLB1914-19221914-1922
    Frank Gregory1955-11-05---67.101P5-11185RR1888-07-25Spring Valley Township,WI
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Cy Young1955-11-04---88.219P-1B6-2210RR1867-03-29Gilmore,OH
    MLB1890-19111890-1911
    John Merritt1955-11-03---61.020OF5-11170RL1894-10-12Tupelo,MS
    ---
    Clark Griffith1955-10-27---85.339P-OF5-6156RR1869-11-20Clear Creek,MO
    MLB1891-19141891-1914
    Jack Bushelman1955-10-26---70.056P6-2175RR1885-08-29Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    George Murray1955-10-18---57.023P6-2200RR1898-09-23Charlotte,NC
    MLB1922-19331922-1933
    Fred Lear1955-10-13-61.1873B-2B6-0180RR1894-04-07New York,NY
    MLB1915-19201915-1920
    Howie Fox1955-10-09Murdered via stabbing34.221P6-3210RR1921-03-01Coburg,OR
    MLB1944-19541944-1954
    Jim Jackson1955-10-09---77.313OF-3B5-6165RR1877-11-28Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1901-19061901-1906
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lyman Lamb1955-10-05---60.2003B-OF5-7150RR1895-03-17Lincoln,NE
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Stan Baumgartner1955-10-04---60.292P-OF6-0175LL1894-12-14Houston,TX
    MLB1914-19261914-1926
    Fred Walden1955-09-27---65.092C------RR1890-06-25Fayette,MO
    ---
    Gary Fortune1955-09-23---60.345P5-11176BR1894-10-11High Point,NC
    MLB1916-19201916-1920
    Louis Drucke1955-09-22---66.291P6-1188RR1888-12-03Waco,TX
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Art Herman1955-09-20---84.131P------------1871-05-11Louisville,KY
    MLB1896-18971896-1897
    Dan Sherman1955-09-16---65.128P5-6145RR1890-05-09Hubbardsville,NY
    ---
    Dick Adkins1955-09-12---35.192SS5-10165RR1920-03-03Electra,TX
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Shano Collins1955-09-10---69.278OF-1B6-0185RR1885-12-04Charlestown,MA
    MLB1910-19251910-1925
    Dode Criss1955-09-08---70.178P-1B6-2200LR1885-03-12Sherman,MS
    MLB1908-19111908-1911
    Gus Weyhing1955-09-04---88.338P-OF5-10145RR1866-09-29Louisville,KY
    MLB1887-19011887-1901
    Hal Schwenk1955-09-03---65.009P6-0185LL1890-08-23Schuylkill Haven,PA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Jim Oglesby1955-09-01---50.0211B6-0190LL1905-08-10Tulsa,OK
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
    Jimmy Hudgens1955-08-26---53.0011B-2B6-0180LR1902-08-24Newburg,MO
    MLB1923-19261923-1926
    Sol White1955-08-26---87.073HOF5-9170RR1868-06-12Bellaire,OH
    ---
    John Raleigh1955-08-24---65.123P5-9165RL1890-04-21Elkhorn,WI
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Jerry Byrne1955-08-11---48.189P6-0170RR1907-02-02Parnell,MI
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Hooks Cotter1955-08-06---55.0751B5-10160LL1900-05-22Holden,MO
    MLB1922-19241922-1924
    Norm Glockson1955-08-05---61.049C6-2200RR1894-06-15Blue Island,IL
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Mike Balenti1955-08-04---69.030SS-OF5-11175RR1886-07-03Calumet,OK
    MLB1911-19131911-1913
    Mule Shirley1955-08-04---54.0741B5-11180LL1901-05-21Snow Hill,NC
    MLB1924-19251924-1925
    Peaches O'Neill1955-08-02---75.336C-1B5-11165RR1879-08-30Anderson,IN
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Dave Rowan1955-07-30---72.2341B5-11175LL1882-12-06Elora,ON
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Joe Shannon1955-07-28---58.165OF-2B5-11170RR1897-02-11Jersey City,NJ
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Rudy Bell1955-07-28---74.206OF5-8158RR1881-01-01Wausau,WI
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lafayette Henion1955-07-22---56.043P5-11154RR1899-06-07Eureka,CA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Jesse Stovall1955-07-12---79.352P-1B6-0175LR1875-07-24Independence,MO
    MLB1903-19041903-1904
    Dan McGeehan1955-07-12---70.0332B5-6135RR1885-06-07Jeddo,PA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Harry Taylor1955-07-12---89.0971B-OF6-2160L---1866-04-04Tioga,NY
    MLB1890-18931890-1893
    Horace Milan1955-06-29---61.081OF5-9175RR1894-04-07Linden,TN
    MLB1915-19171915-1917
    Harry Agganis1955-06-27Pulmonary embolism26.0671B6-2200LL1929-04-20Lynn,MA
    MLB1954-19551954-1955
    Frankie Hayes1955-06-22---40.252C-1B6-0185RR1914-10-13Jamesburg,NJ
    MLB1933-19471933-1947
    Jack Katoll1955-06-18---82.357P-OF5-11195RR1872-06-24---
    MLB1898-19021898-1902
    Mike Morrison1955-06-16---88.128P-OF5-8156RR1867-02-06Erie,PA
    MLB1887-18901887-1890
    Mike Kelley1955-06-06---79.1851B6-0210RR1875-12-02Templeton,MA
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Harry Eccles1955-06-02---61.326P6-2170LL1893-07-09Kennedy,NY
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Henry Jones1955-05-31---98.0192B-OF5-6149B---1857-05-10---
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Ray Brown1955-05-29---66.116P6-1172RR1889-01-31Chicago,IL
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Bob Cone1955-05-24---61.084P6-2172RR1894-02-27Galveston,TX
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Harry Wood1955-05-18---74.095OF5-10155LR1881-02-10Waterville,ME
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Lefty George1955-05-13---68.272P6-0155LL1886-08-13Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1911-19181911-1918
    Newt Randall1955-05-03---75.088OF5-10181RR1880-02-03New Lowell,ON
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Felix Chouinard1955-04-28---67.204OF-2B5-7150RR1887-10-05Chicago,IL
    MLB1910-19111910-1911
    Louis Graff1955-04-16---88.264C---------R1866-07-25Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Curt Bernard1955-04-10---77.049OF-2B5-10150LR1878-02-18Parkersburg,WV
    MLB1900-19011900-1901
    Reggie Grabowski1955-04-02---47.260P6-0185RR1907-07-16Syracuse,NY
    MLB1932-19341932-1934
    Tom Lynch1955-03-28---94.357OF-C5-10170LR1860-04-03Bennington,VT
    MLB1884-18851884-1885
    Frank Roth1955-03-27---76.165C-1B5-10160RR1878-10-11Chicago,IL
    MLB1903-19101903-1910
    Ed Smith1955-03-20---76.025P5-11170RR1879-02-21Mentone,IN
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    George Stultz1955-03-19---81.260P5-10150------1873-06-30Louisville,KY
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ed Hovlik1955-03-19---63.210P6-0180RR1891-08-20Cleveland,OH
    MLB1918-19191918-1919
    Morrie Aderholt1955-03-18---39.196OF-2B6-1188LR1915-09-03Mount Olive,NC
    MLB1939-19451939-1945
    Ty Helfrich1955-03-18---64.1582B5-10178RR1890-10-09Pleasantville,NJ
    ---
    Red Booles1955-03-16---74.243P5-10150LL1880-07-14Bernice,LA
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Joe Vernon1955-03-13---65.106P5-11160RR1889-11-25Mansfield,MA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Buck Sweeney1955-03-13---64.330OF------------1890-04-15Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Rick Adams1955-03-10---76.075P6-0165LL1878-12-23Paris,TX
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Doc Reisling1955-03-04---80.220P5-10180RR1874-07-25Martins Ferry,OH
    MLB1904-19101904-1910
    Ike Kamp1955-02-25---54.172P6-0170BL1900-09-05Roxbury,MA
    MLB1924-19251924-1925
    Bill Tozer1955-02-23---72.234P6-0200RR1882-07-03St. Louis,MO
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Lynn Nelson1955-02-15---49.355P-OF5-10170LR1905-02-24Sheldon,ND
    MLB1930-19401930-1940
    Tom Tennant1955-02-15---72.226H5-11165LL1882-07-03Monroe,WI
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Cuke Barrows1955-02-10---71.112OF5-8158LR1883-10-20Gray,ME
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Ray Hartranft1955-02-10---64.143P6-1195LL1890-09-19Quakertown,PA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Allie Strobel1955-02-10---70.2422B-SS6-0160RR1884-06-11Boston,MA
    MLB1905-19061905-1906
    Hank Thormahlen1955-02-06---58.214P6-0180LL1896-07-05Jersey City,NJ
    MLB1917-19251917-1925
    Fred Brown1955-02-03---75.296OF5-10190RR1879-04-12Ossipee,NH
    MLB1901-19021901-1902
    Bill Calhoun1955-01-28-64.2181B6-0180LL1890-06-23Rockmart,GA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Austin Walsh1955-01-26---63.146OF5-11175LL1891-09-01Cambridge,MA
    ---
    Harry Barton1955-01-25---80.004C-1B5-6155BR1875-01-20Chester,PA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Monte Beville1955-01-24---79.333C-1B5-11180LR1875-02-24Dublin,IN
    MLB1903-19041903-1904
    Bob Wicker1955-01-22---76.242P-OF5-11210RR1878-05-24Bono,IN
    MLB1901-19061901-1906
    Phil Morrison1955-01-18---60.090P6-2190BR1894-10-18Rockport,IN
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
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