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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1958 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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1958 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jack Doyle1958-12-31---89.0651B-C5-9155RR1869-10-25Killorglin,IR
    MLB1889-19051889-1905
    Glenn Spencer1958-12-30---53.109P5-11155RR1905-09-11Corning,NY
    MLB1928-19331928-1933
    Jim Boyle1958-12-24---54.339C6-0180RR1904-01-19Cincinnati,OH
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    Les Scarsella1958-12-17---45.0231B-OF5-11185LL1913-11-23Santa Cruz,CA
    MLB1935-19401935-1940
    Harry Heitmann1958-12-15---62.068P6-0175RR1896-10-06Albany,NY
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Cozy Dolan1958-12-10---68.351OF-3B5-10160RR1889-12-23Chicago,IL
    MLB1909-19151909-1915
    Rube Vickers1958-12-09---80.204P-OF6-2225LR1878-05-17St. Mary's,ON
    MLB1902-19091902-1909
    Bernie Friberg1958-12-08---59.1113B-2B5-11178RR1899-08-18Manchester,NH
    MLB1919-19331919-1933
    Tris Speaker1958-12-08---70.246OF-1B5-11193LL1888-04-04Hubbard,TX
    MLB1907-19281907-1928
    Red Murray1958-12-04---74.273OF-C5-10190RR1884-03-04Arnot,PA
    MLB1906-19171906-1917
    Roy Corhan1958-11-24---71.033SS5-9165RR1887-10-21Indianapolis,IN
    MLB1911-19161911-1916
    Mel Ott1958-11-21Injuries sustained in car accident49.263OF-3B5-9170LR1909-03-02Gretna,LA
    MLB1926-19471926-1947
    Bill Lathrop1958-11-20---67.099P6-2184RR1891-08-12Hanover,WI
    MLB1913-19141913-1914
    Mort Cooper1958-11-17---45.259P6-2210RR1913-03-02Atherton,MO
    MLB1938-19491938-1949
    Harry Riconda1958-11-15---61.2413B-2B5-10175RR1897-03-17New York,NY
    MLB1923-19301923-1930
    Jack Owens1958-11-14---50.191C6-1186RR1908-05-06Converse,SC
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Heinie Elder1958-11-13---68.081P6-2200LL1890-08-23Seattle,WA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Walt Meinert1958-11-09---67.332OF5-7150LL1890-12-11New York,NY
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Al Mattern1958-11-06---75.142P5-10165LR1883-06-16West Rush,NY
    MLB1908-19121908-1912
    Ernie Diehl1958-11-06---81.033OF-SS6-1190RR1877-10-02Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1903-19091903-1909
    Heinie Sand1958-11-03---61.121SS-3B5-8160RR1897-07-03San Francisco,CA
    MLB1923-19281923-1928
    John Eubank1958-11-03---86.053P-1B6-2215RR1872-09-09Servia,IN
    MLB1905-19071905-1907
    Lep Long1958-10-21---70.099P5-10153RR1888-07-12Summit,NJ
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Rex Dawson1958-10-20---69.250P6-0185LR1889-02-10Skagit County,WA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Ira Thomas1958-10-11---77.260C-1B6-2200RR1881-01-22Ballston Spa,NY
    MLB1906-19141906-1914
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Chick Brandom1958-10-07---71.189P5-8161RR1887-03-31Coldwater,KS
    MLB1908-19091908-1909
    Bill Forman1958-10-02---71.356P5-11180BR1886-10-10Venango,PA
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Joe Berry1958-09-27---53.284P5-10145LR1904-12-16Huntsville,AR
    MLB1942-19461942-1946
    Raleigh Aitchison1958-09-26---70.294P5-11175RL1887-12-05Tyndall,SD
    MLB1911-19151911-1915
    Bill Jackson1958-09-24---77.1711B5-11160LL1881-04-04Pittsburgh,PA
    ---
    Bill Mundy1958-09-23---69.0851B5-10154LL1889-06-28Salineville,OH
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Snuffy Stirnweiss1958-09-15Train accident39.3242B-3B5-8175RR1918-10-26New York,NY
    MLB1943-19511943-1951
    Arlas Taylor1958-09-10---62.176P5-11---RL1896-03-16Warrick County,IN
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Wally Gilbert1958-09-07---57.2613B6-0180RR1900-12-19Oscoda,MI
    MLB1928-19321928-1932
    Hugh Hill1958-09-06---79.046OF5-11168LR1879-07-21Ringgold,GA
    MLB1903-19041903-1904
    Tommy De la cruz1958-09-06---46.353P6-1168RR1911-09-18Havana,CU
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Ward Miller1958-09-04---74.059OF5-11177LR1884-07-05Mount Carroll,IL
    MLB1909-19171909-1917
    George Quellich1958-08-31---52.201OF6-1180RR1906-02-10Johnsville,CA
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Frank Demaree1958-08-30---48.081OF5-11185RR1910-06-10Winters,CA
    MLB1932-19441932-1944
    Jean Dubuc1958-08-28---69.345P-OF5-10185RR1888-09-15St. Johnsbury,VT
    MLB1908-19191908-1919
    Eddie Stack1958-08-28---70.307P6-0175RR1887-10-24Chicago,IL
    MLB1910-19141910-1914
    Sid Womack1958-08-28---61.328C5-11185RR1896-10-02Greensburg,LA
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Bill Breckinridge1958-08-23---50.311P5-11175RR1907-10-16Tulsa,OK
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Dummy Taylor1958-08-22---83.181P-OF6-1160RR1875-02-21Oskaloosa,KS
    MLB1900-19081900-1908
    Archie Stimmel1958-08-18---85.078P-OF6-0175RR1873-05-30Woodsboro,MD
    MLB1900-19021900-1902
    Fred Winchell1958-08-08---76.196P5-8 ------R1882-01-23Arlington,MA
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Bob Gamble1958-08-04---91.178P5-10155RR1867-02-06Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1888-18881888-1888
    Lu Blue1958-07-28---61.1431B-OF5-10165BL1897-03-05Washington,DC
    MLB1921-19331921-1933
    Phil Page1958-07-27---52.337P6-2175RL1905-08-23Springfield,MA
    MLB1928-19341928-1934
    Art Corcoran1958-07-27---63.2453B5-11185---R1894-11-23Roxbury,MA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Walter Bernhardt1958-07-26---65.065P6-2175RR1893-05-20Pleasant Village,PA
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Dizzy Nutter1958-07-25---64.330OF5-9160LR1893-08-27Roseville,OH
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Virgil Barnes1958-07-24---61.139P6-0165RR1897-03-05Ontario,KS
    MLB1919-19281919-1928
    Grover Land1958-07-22---73.301C-1B6-0190RR1884-09-22Frankfort,KY
    MLB1908-19131908-1913
    Bill McAfee1958-07-08---50.304P-2B6-2186RR1907-09-07Smithville,GA
    MLB1930-19341930-1934
    John Sullivan1958-07-07---64.036P5-11165LL1894-05-31Chicago,IL
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Paul Smith1958-07-03---70.055OF6-1190LR1888-05-07Mount Zion,IL
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Frank Owens1958-07-02---72.155C6-0170RR1886-01-26Toronto,ON
    MLB1905-19091905-1909
    Carlos Moore1958-07-02---51.323P6-1180RR1906-08-13Clinton,TN
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    George Boehler1958-06-23---66.171P6-2180RR1892-01-02Lawrenceburg,IN
    MLB1912-19261912-1926
    Jack Phillips1958-06-16---39.023P6-1185RR1919-05-24St. Louis,MO
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Tom Stankard1958-06-13---76.0843B-SS6-0190RR1882-03-20Waltham,MA
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    John Fick1958-06-09---37.021P5-10150LL1921-05-18Baltimore,MD
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Kid Nance1958-05-28---81.297OF5-7165RR1876-08-02Fort Worth,TX
    MLB1897-19011897-1901
    Del Wertz1958-05-26---69.225SS5-10160RR1888-10-11Canton,OH
    ---
    Cotton Minahan1958-05-20---75.160P6-0190RR1882-12-10Springfield,OH
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Frank Bird1958-05-20---89.069C5-10195RR1869-03-10Spencer,MA
    MLB1892-18921892-1892
    Billy Clingman1958-05-14-88.1733B-SS5-11150BR1869-11-21Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1890-19031890-1903
    Al Maul1958-05-03---92.204P-OF6-0175RR1865-10-09Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1884-19011884-1901
    Chet Nourse1958-04-20---70.255P6-3185RR1887-08-07Ipswich,MA
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Red Smyth1958-04-14---65.072OF-2B5-9152LR1893-01-30Holly Springs,MS
    MLB1915-19181915-1918
    John Freeman1958-04-14---57.079OF5-8160RR1901-01-24Boston,MA
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Hod Leverette1958-04-10---69.063P6-0180RR1889-02-04Shreveport,LA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Jimmy Archer1958-03-29---74.319C-1B5-10168RR1883-05-13Dublin,IR
    MLB1904-19181904-1918
    Chuck Klein1958-03-28---53.171OF-1B6-0185LR1904-10-07Indianapolis,IN
    MLB1928-19441928-1944
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Gus Thompson1958-03-28---80.277P6-2185RR1877-06-22Humboldt,IA
    MLB1903-19061903-1906
    Clarence Kraft1958-03-26---70.2891B6-0190RR1887-06-09Evansville,IN
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Al Ruebling1958-03-25---83.172C-1B5-8170RR1874-10-03Burslem,EN
    MLB1901-19091901-1909
    Harry Kelley1958-03-23---52.037P5-9170RR1906-02-13Parkin,AR
    MLB1925-19391925-1939
    Gene Dale1958-03-20---68.276P6-3179RR1889-06-16St. Louis,MO
    MLB1911-19161911-1916
    Bob Blewett1958-03-17---80.261P5-11170LL1877-06-28Fond du Lac,WI
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Earl Williams1958-03-10---55.042C6-0185RR1903-01-27Cumberland Gap,TN
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Skel Roach1958-03-09---86.139P6-2---RR1871-10-20Danzig,GE
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Henry Smoyer1958-02-28---67.309SS-3B5-6 ---RR1890-04-24Fredericksburg,PA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Elmer Jacobs1958-02-10---65.182P6-0165RR1892-08-10Salem,MO
    MLB1914-19271914-1927
    Cowboy Jones1958-02-09---83.169P5-11160LL1874-08-23Golden,CO
    MLB1898-19011898-1901
    Mysterious Walker1958-02-01---73.315P5-10185RR1884-03-21Utica,NE
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Harry O'Donnell1958-01-31---63.303C5-8175RR1894-04-02Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Admiral Schlei1958-01-24---80.010C-1B5-8179RR1878-01-12Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1904-19111904-1911
    Al Tedrow1958-01-23---66.039P6-0180RL1891-12-14Westerville,OH
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Harry Baldwin1958-01-23---57.233P5-11160RR1900-06-03Baltimore,MD
    MLB1924-19251924-1925
    Walter Lonergan1958-01-23---72.1212B-3B5-7156RR1885-09-22Boston,MA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Lefty Webb1958-01-12---72.315P5-11165BL1885-03-01Mount Gilead,OH
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
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