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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1956 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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1956 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Hob Hiller1956-12-27---63.2283B-SS5-8162RR1893-05-12East Mauch Chunk,PA
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Del Howard1956-12-24---78.364OF-1B6-0180LR1877-12-24Kenney,IL
    MLB1905-19091905-1909
    Ona Dodd1956-12-17---70.0633B-2B5-8150RR1886-10-14Springtown,TX
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Bill Malarkey1956-12-12---78.015P5-10185RR1878-11-26Port Byron,IL
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    John Shea1956-11-30---51.338P5-10171LL1904-12-27Everett,MA
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Charlie Peete1956-11-27---27.278OF5-9190LR1929-02-22Franklin,VA
    MLB1956-19561956-1956
    Roy Carlyle1956-11-22---55.347OF6-2195LR1900-12-10Buford,GA
    MLB1925-19261925-1926
    Bub Kuhn1956-11-20---57.038P---182LR1899-10-12Vicksburg,MI
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Ed Hilley1956-11-14-77.1493B5-10170RR1879-06-17Cleveland,OH
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Lem Hunter1956-11-09---93.296OF-P------------1863-01-16Warren,OH
    MLB1883-18831883-1883
    John Jones1956-11-03---55.174OF5-11185LL1901-05-13Coatesville,PA
    MLB1923-19321923-1932
    Limb McKenry1956-11-01---68.078P6-4205RR1888-08-13Piney Flats,TN
    MLB1915-19161915-1916
    John Leighton1956-10-31---95.026OF5-11170------1861-10-04Peabody,MA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Dick Midkiff1956-10-30---42.032P6-2185RR1914-09-28Gonzales,TX
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Red Nelson1956-10-26---70.159P5-11190RR1886-05-19Cleveland,OH
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    John Jackson1956-10-22---47.099P6-2180RR1909-07-15Wynnefield,PA
    MLB1933-19331933-1933
    Frank Scheibeck1956-10-22---91.115SS-OF5-7145RR1865-06-28Detroit,MI
    MLB1887-19061887-1906
    George Dumont1956-10-13---60.333P5-11163RR1895-11-13Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1915-19191915-1919
    Tom Stouch1956-10-07---86.3082B6-2165RR1869-12-02Perrysville,OH
    MLB1898-18981898-1898
    Jake Gettman1956-10-04---80.344OF-1B5-11185BL1875-10-25Frank,RU
    MLB1897-18991897-1899
    John McMakin1956-09-25---78.202P5-11165RL1878-03-06Spartanburg,SC
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Walt Marbet1956-09-24---66.010P6-1175RR1890-09-13Plymouth County,IA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Jesse Tannehill1956-09-22---82.069P-OF5-8150BL1874-07-14Dayton,KY
    MLB1894-19111894-1911
    Tom Gastall1956-09-20---24.098C6-2187RR1932-06-13Fall River,MA
    MLB1955-19561955-1956
    Jim Rutherford1956-09-18---69.356OF6-1180LR1886-09-26Stillwater,MN
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Tod Sloan1956-09-12---65.261OF6-0175LR1890-12-24Madisonville,TN
    MLB1913-19191913-1919
    Marty Herrmann1956-09-11---63.243P5-10150LL1893-01-10Oldenburg,IN
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Eddie Brown1956-09-10---65.054OF-1B6-3190RR1891-07-17Milligan,NE
    MLB1920-19281920-1928
    Pat Ragan1956-09-04---67.292P5-10185RR1888-11-15Blanchard,IA
    MLB1909-19231909-1923
    Frank Watt1956-08-31---53.259P6-1205RR1902-12-15Washington,DC
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Art Fromme1956-08-24---72.355P6-0178RR1883-09-03Quincy,IL
    MLB1906-19151906-1915
    Frank Dupee1956-08-14---79.106P6-1200---L1877-04-29Monkton,VT
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Warren Miller1956-08-12---71.028OF5-10160LL1885-07-14Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1909-19111909-1911
    Hughie Tate1956-08-07---76.078OF5-11190RR1880-05-19Everett,PA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Paddy Siglin1956-08-05---64.3142B5-10160RR1891-09-24Aurelia,IA
    MLB1914-19161914-1916
    Tommy Sewell1956-07-30---50.105H5-7155LR1906-04-16Montgomery,AL
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Dad Clark1956-07-26---83.0091B5-11170LL1873-07-16San Francisco,CA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    John Kane1956-07-25---56.155SS-2B5-10162BR1900-02-19Chicago,IL
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Hank Perry1956-07-18---69.354OF5-11190LR1886-07-28Howell,MI
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Glenn Liebhardt1956-07-13---73.124P5-10175RR1883-03-10Milton,IN
    MLB1906-19091906-1909
    Joe Giard1956-07-10---57.275P5-10170LL1898-10-07Ware,MA
    MLB1925-19271925-1927
    Buddy Ryan1956-07-09---70.275OF-1B5-9172LR1885-10-06Denver,CO
    MLB1912-19131912-1913
    Roy Wilkinson1956-07-02---63.054P6-1170RR1893-05-08Canandaigua,NY
    MLB1918-19221918-1922
    Ed Forsythe1956-06-22---69.0523B5-10155RR1887-04-30Kingston,NY
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    John Monroe1956-06-19---57.2982B-3B5-10160LR1898-08-24Farmersville,TX
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Scotty Ingerton1956-06-15---70.0563B-OF6-1172RR1886-04-19Peninsula,OH
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Roxy Walters1956-06-03---63.209C-OF5-8160RR1892-11-05San Francisco,CA
    MLB1915-19251915-1925
    Tony Parisse1956-06-02---44.342C5-10165RR1911-06-25Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1943-19441943-1944
    Denny Sullivan1956-06-02---73.246OF5-10---LR1882-09-28Hillsboro,WI
    MLB1905-19091905-1909
    Freddy Sale1956-05-27---54.025P5-9160RR1902-05-02Chester,SC
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Al Simmons1956-05-26---54.004OF-1B5-11190RR1902-05-22Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1924-19441924-1944
    Harry Howell1956-05-22---79.188P-OF5-9---RR1876-11-14---
    MLB1898-19101898-1910
    Jimmy Slagle1956-05-10---82.302OF5-7144LR1873-07-11Worthville,PA
    MLB1899-19081899-1908
    Tommy Atkins1956-05-07Congestive heart failure68.149P5-10165LL1887-12-09Ponca,NE
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Harry Ostdiek1956-05-06---75.023C5-11185RR1881-04-12Ottumwa,IA
    MLB1904-19081904-1908
    John Godwin1956-05-05---79.0553B-OF6-0190RR1877-03-10East Liverpool,OH
    MLB1905-19061905-1906
    Gus Dorner1956-05-04Long illness79.258P5-10176RR1876-08-18Chambersburg,PA
    MLB1902-19091902-1909
    Karl Kolseth1956-05-03---63.1281B6-0182LR1892-12-25Cambridge,MA
    ---
    Cliff Blankenship1956-04-26-76.014C-1B5-10165RR1880-04-10Columbus,GA
    MLB1905-19091905-1909
    Claude Davidson1956-04-18---59.1862B-OF5-11155LR1896-10-13Boston,MA
    MLB1918-19191918-1919
    Patsy O'Rourke1956-04-18---75.004SS5-7160RR1881-04-13Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    George Puccinelli1956-04-16---48.299OF6-0190RR1907-06-22San Francisco,CA
    MLB1930-19361930-1936
    Ginger Beaumont1956-04-10---79.260OF-1B5-8190LR1876-07-23Rochester,WI
    MLB1899-19101899-1910
    Bill Brady1956-04-10---66.234P6-2------R1889-08-18New York,NY
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    John Quinn1956-04-09---70.208C5-11150RR1885-09-12Framingham,MA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Tommy Taylor1956-04-05---63.1993B-2B5-8160RR1892-09-17Mexia,TX
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Clay Roe1956-04-04---52.088P6-1180LL1904-01-07Greenbrier,TN
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Lena Styles1956-03-14---56.107C-1B6-1185RR1899-11-27Gurley,AL
    MLB1919-19311919-1931
    Solly Hofman1956-03-10---73.131OF-1B6-0160RR1882-10-29St. Louis,MO
    MLB1903-19161903-1916
    Shorty Desjardien1956-03-07---62.194P6-5205RR1893-08-24Coffeyville,KS
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Joe Berger1956-03-05---69.0742B-SS5-10170RR1886-12-20St. Louis,MO
    MLB1913-19141913-1914
    Bruce Ogrodowski1956-03-05---44.017C5-11175RR1912-02-17Hoytville,PA
    MLB1936-19371936-1937
    Frank Kelliher1956-03-04---56.284H5-9175LL1899-05-23Somerville,MA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Fred Merkle1956-03-02---67.0711B-OF6-1190RR1888-12-20Watertown,WI
    MLB1907-19261907-1926
    Ed Heusser1956-03-01---46.298P6-0187BR1909-05-07Salt Lake County,UT
    MLB1935-19481935-1948
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jack Lewis1956-02-25---72.0202B5-8158RR1884-02-04Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Pete Loos1956-02-23---77.335P5-9178---R1878-03-23Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Ray Demmitt1956-02-19---72.016OF5-8170LR1884-02-02Illiopolis,IL
    MLB1909-19191909-1919
    Kip Selbach1956-02-17---83.328OF-SS5-7190RR1872-03-24Columbus,OH
    MLB1894-19061894-1906
    Bill Bishop1956-02-14-55.114P5-8170LL1900-10-22Houzdale,PA
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Fred Holmes1956-02-13---77.2251B-C------RR1878-07-01Chicago,IL
    MLB1903-19041903-1904
    Joseph Myers1956-02-11---73.328P5-10205RR1882-03-18Wilmington,DE
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Connie Mack1956-02-08---93.046C-1B6-1150RR1862-12-22East Brookfield,MA
    MLB1886-18961886-1896
    Tom Hughes1956-02-08---77.069P-OF6-1175RR1878-11-29Chicago,IL
    MLB1900-19131900-1913
    Roy Hitt1956-02-08---68.230P5-10200LL1887-06-22Carleton,NE
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Buck Weaver1956-01-31---65.164SS-3B5-11170BR1890-08-18Pottstown,PA
    MLB1912-19201912-1920
    Barry McCormick1956-01-28---81.0323B-2B5-9 ------R1874-12-25Maysville,KY
    MLB1895-19041895-1904
    Dave Howard1956-01-26---66.2682B5-11165RR1889-05-01Washington,DC
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Billy Evans1956-01-23---71.346UMP------------1884-02-10Chicago,IL
    ---
    Ralph Mitterling1956-01-22---65.276OF5-10165RR1890-04-19Freeburg,PA
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Algie McBride1956-01-10---86.230OF5-9152LL1869-05-23Washington,DC
    MLB1896-19011896-1901
    Davey Claire1956-01-07---58.049SS5-8164RR1897-11-17Ludington,MI
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
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