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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1961 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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1961 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Dutch Lieber1961-12-31---51.333P6-0180RR1910-02-01Alameda,CA
    MLB1935-19361935-1936
    Don Savage1961-12-25---42.2953B-OF6-0180RR1919-03-05Bloomfield,NJ
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Frank Foutz1961-12-25---84.2601B5-11165RR1877-04-08Baltimore,MD
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Ping Bodie1961-12-17---74.069OF-2B5-8195RR1887-10-08San Francisco,CA
    MLB1911-19211911-1921
    Dummy Hoy1961-12-15---99.205OF-2B5-6160LR1862-05-23Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1888-19021888-1902
    Bert Maxwell1961-12-10---75.053P6-0180BR1886-10-17Texarkana,AR
    MLB1906-19111906-1911
    Coonie Blank1961-12-08---69.049C5-11165RR1892-10-18St. Louis,MO
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Lou Koupal1961-12-08---62.353P5-11175RR1898-12-19Tabor,SD
    MLB1925-19371925-1937
    Frank Mahar1961-12-05---83.000OF5-10------R1878-12-04Natick,MA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Earl Moore1961-11-28---82.121P6-0195RR1879-07-29Pickerington,OH
    MLB1901-19131901-1913
    Bob Harmon1961-11-27---74.042P6-0187BR1887-10-15Liberal,MO
    MLB1909-19181909-1918
    John Mohardt1961-11-24---63.306OF5-10165RR1898-01-21Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Nick Carter1961-11-23-82.187P5-8140LR1879-05-19Oatlands,VA
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Benny Kauff1961-11-17---71.315OF5-8157LL1890-01-05Pomeroy,OH
    MLB1912-19201912-1920
    Roy Hartzell1961-11-06---80.121OF-3B5-8155LR1881-07-06Golden,CO
    MLB1906-19161906-1916
    Kid Mohler1961-11-04---86.3252B5-4145RL1874-12-13Oneida,IL
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Freddie Maguire1961-11-03---62.1762B-3B5-11155RR1899-05-10Roxbury,MA
    MLB1922-19311922-1931
    Tom Hughes1961-11-01---77.276P6-2175RR1884-01-28Coal Creek,CO
    MLB1906-19181906-1918
    Tom Cafego1961-10-29Heart attack50.069OF5-10160LR1911-08-21Whipple,WV
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Harry Gleason1961-10-21---86.2063B-OF5-6160RR1875-03-28Camden,NJ
    MLB1901-19051901-1905
    Harry Felix1961-10-17----P-3B5-7160RR---Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1901-19021901-1902
    Roy Golden1961-10-04---73.082P6-1195RR1888-07-12Madisonville,OH
    MLB1910-19111910-1911
    Ted Jourdan1961-09-23---66.0171B6-0175LL1895-09-05New Orleans,LA
    MLB1916-19201916-1920
    Jim McGinley1961-09-20---82.352P5-9165RR1878-10-02Groveland,MA
    MLB1904-19051904-1905
    Leon Carlson1961-09-15-66.209P6-3195RR1895-02-17Jamestown,NY
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Chink Outen1961-09-11---56.085C6-0200LR1905-06-17Mount Holly,NC
    MLB1933-19331933-1933
    Jesse Barnes1961-09-09---69.012P6-0170LR1892-08-26Perkins,OK
    MLB1915-19271915-1927
    Rube Oldring1961-09-09---77.100OF-3B5-10186RR1884-05-30New York,NY
    MLB1905-19181905-1918
    Bill Schwartz1961-08-29---77.1271B-3B6-2185RR1884-04-22Cleveland,OH
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    John Leary1961-08-18---70.1071B-C5-11180RR1891-05-02Waltham,MA
    MLB1914-19151914-1915
    Jack McCandless1961-08-17---70.103OF6-0170LR1891-05-05Pittsburgh,PA
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    Harry Colliflower1961-08-14---92.154P-OF5-11175LL1869-03-11Petersville,MD
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Chuck Rose1961-08-04---75.336P5-8158LL1885-09-01Macon,MO
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Tom Downey1961-08-03---77.213SS-3B5-10178RR1884-01-01Lewiston,ME
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Harry Gardner1961-08-02---74.061P6-2180RR1887-06-01Quincy,MI
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    Walter Morris1961-08-02---81.182SS5-11---RR1880-01-31Rockwell,TX
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Bud Weiser1961-07-31---70.203OF5-11165RR1891-01-08Shamokin,PA
    MLB1915-19161915-1916
    John Grim1961-07-28---93.352C-2B6-2175RR1867-08-09Lebanon,KY
    MLB1888-18991888-1899
    Jack Little1961-07-27---70.136OF5-11175RR1891-03-12Mart,TX
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Carlton Molesworth1961-07-25---85.159P5-7162LL1876-02-15Frederick,MD
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    Hod Eller1961-07-18---67.012P-1B5-11185RR1894-07-05Muncie,IN
    MLB1917-19211917-1921
    Ty Cobb1961-07-17---74.210OF-1B6-1175LR1886-12-18Narrows,GA
    MLB1905-19281905-1928
    Ed Reulbach1961-07-17---78.227P-OF6-1190RR1882-12-01Detroit,MI
    MLB1905-19171905-1917
    Mike Mitchell1961-07-16---81.215OF-1B6-1185RR1879-12-12Springfield,OH
    MLB1907-19141907-1914
    Bill Collins1961-06-26---79.090OF-3B6-0170BR1882-03-27Chesterton,IN
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Al Bergman1961-06-20---70.2652B5-7155RR1890-09-27Peru,IN
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Eddie Gaedel1961-06-18---36.009H3-765RL1925-06-08Chicago,IL
    MLB1951-19511951-1951
    Ollie Johns1961-06-17---81.299P------LL1879-08-21Trenton,OH
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Benny Bowcock1961-06-16-81.2302B5-7150RR1879-10-28Fall River,MA
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Mack Hillis1961-06-16---59.3282B-3B5-10165RR1901-07-23Cambridge,MA
    MLB1924-19281924-1928
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Chuck Miller1961-06-16---71.270OF5-8155LL1889-09-18Woodville,OH
    MLB1913-19141913-1914
    Frank Woodward1961-06-11---67.024P5-10175RR1894-05-17New Haven,CT
    MLB1918-19231918-1923
    La Rue Kirby1961-06-10---71.161P6-0185BR1889-12-30Eureka,MI
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    George Davis1961-06-04---71.086P5-10175BR1890-03-09Lancaster,NY
    MLB1912-19151912-1915
    Fred Smith1961-05-28---74.3023B-2B5-11185RR1886-07-29Cleveland,OH
    MLB1913-19171913-1917
    Mike Regan1961-05-22---72.182P5-10160RR1888-11-19Phoenix,NY
    MLB1917-19191917-1919
    Ben Koehler1961-05-21---84.113OF-2B5-10175RR1877-01-26Schoerndorn,GE
    MLB1905-19061905-1906
    Otto Knabe1961-05-17---76.3372B-OF5-8175RR1884-06-12Carrick,PA
    MLB1905-19161905-1916
    Barney Slaughter1961-05-17---76.222P5-11165RR1884-10-06Smyrna,DE
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Dick Harley1961-05-16---86.270P------RR1874-08-18Springfield,OH
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    John Taff1961-05-15---70.345P6-0170RR1890-06-03Austin,TX
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Al Humphrey1961-05-13-75.073OF5-11180LR1886-02-28Ashtabula,OH
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Binky Jones1961-05-13---61.305SS5-9154RR1899-07-11St. Louis,MO
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Lee Dunham1961-05-11---58.3361B5-11185LL1902-06-09Atlanta,IL
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Weldon Wyckoff1961-05-08---69.077P-OF6-1175RR1892-02-19Williamsport,PA
    MLB1913-19181913-1918
    Tom Connolly1961-04-28-90.117UMP------------1870-12-31Manchester,EN
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    Frank Gibson1961-04-27---70.211C-1B6-0172BR1890-09-27Omaha,NE
    MLB1913-19271913-1927
    Jack Barry1961-04-23-73.361SS-2B5-9158RR1887-04-26Meriden,CT
    MLB1908-19191908-1919
    Nick Cullop1961-04-15---73.209P5-11172LL1887-09-17Chilhowie,VA
    MLB1913-19211913-1921
    Jess Doyle1961-04-15---63.000P5-11175RR1898-04-14Knoxville,TN
    MLB1925-19311925-1931
    Cy Falkenberg1961-04-14---80.116P6-5180RR1880-12-17Chicago,IL
    MLB1903-19171903-1917
    Jim Kelly1961-04-10---77.067OF5-10180LR1884-02-01Bloomfield,NJ
    MLB1914-19181914-1918
    Lefty York1961-04-09---68.158P5-10185LL1892-11-01West Fork,AR
    MLB1919-19211919-1921
    Fred Brickell1961-04-08Heart attack54.150OF5-7160LR1906-11-09Saffordville,KS
    MLB1926-19331926-1933
    Jack Coveney1961-03-28---80.290C5-9175RR1880-06-10South Natick,MA
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jim Hackett1961-03-28---83.1771B-P6-2185RR1877-10-01Jacksonville,IL
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Si Pauxtis1961-03-13---75.235C6-0175RR1885-07-20Pittston,PA
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Joe Berry1961-03-13---88.182C5-9172BR1872-09-10Steubenville,OH
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Alex Malloy1961-03-01---74.120P6-2180RR1886-10-31Laurinburg,NC
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Happy Smith1961-02-26---77.226OF6-0185LR1883-07-14Coquille,OR
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Davey Crockett1961-02-23---85.1401B6-1175LR1875-10-05Roanoke,VA
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Otto Krueger1961-02-20---84.1543B-SS5-7165RR1876-09-17Chicago,IL
    MLB1899-19051899-1905
    Art Loudell1961-02-19---78.314P5-11173RR1882-04-10Latham,MO
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Epp Sell1961-02-19---63.298P6-0175RR1897-04-26Llewellyn,PA
    MLB1922-19231922-1923
    Red Smith1961-02-19---60.216SS-3B5-7165LR1900-07-17Ashley,IL
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Doc Johnston1961-02-17---73.1601B-OF6-0170LL1887-09-09Cleveland,TN
    MLB1909-19221909-1922
    Dazzy Vance1961-02-16---69.348P6-2200RR1891-03-04Orient,IA
    MLB1915-19351915-1935
    Joe Bean1961-02-15---86.333SS5-8138RR1874-03-18Boston,MA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Lefty Atkinson1961-02-12---54.255H5-6149LL1906-06-02Chicago,IL
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Bert Yeabsley1961-02-08---67.052H5-9175RR1893-12-17Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Red Kelly1961-02-04---76.079OF5-11165RR1884-11-15Union,IL
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Parke Carroll1961-02-04Heart attack56.109EXEC------------1904-10-17---
    ---
    Dana Fillingim1961-02-03---67.088P5-10175LR1893-11-06Columbus,GA
    MLB1915-19251915-1925
    Red Holt1961-02-02---66.1911B5-11175LL1894-07-25Dayton,TN
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Guy Cantrell1961-01-31---56.296P6-0190RR1904-04-09Clarita,OK
    MLB1925-19301925-1930
    Aaron Ward1961-01-30---64.1542B-3B5-10160RR1896-08-28Booneville,AR
    MLB1917-19281917-1928
    Red Oldham1961-01-28---67.196P6-0176BL1893-07-15Zion,MD
    MLB1914-19261914-1926
    George Hogriever1961-01-26---91.314OF-2B5-8160RR1869-03-17Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1895-19011895-1901
    Gene Woodburn1961-01-18---74.150P6-0175RR1886-08-20Bellaire,OH
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    Bud Tinning1961-01-17---54.311P5-11198BR1906-03-12Pilger,NE
    MLB1932-19351932-1935
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Joe Price1961-01-15---63.279OF6-1187RR1897-04-10Milligan College,TN
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    John Cavanaugh1961-01-14---60.2233B5-9158RR1900-06-05Scranton,PA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Schoolboy Rowe1961-01-08---50.362P6-4210RR1910-01-11Waco,TX
    MLB1933-19491933-1949
    Ray Nelson1961-01-08---85.1562B5-9150RR1875-08-04Holyoke,MA
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Fred Luderus1961-01-05---75.1141B5-11185LR1885-09-12Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1909-19201909-1920
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