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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1962 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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1962 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Del Mason1962-12-31---79.062P6-0160RR1883-10-29Newfane,NY
    MLB1904-19071904-1907
    Joe Boley1962-12-30---66.162SS-3B5-11170RR1896-07-19Mahanoy City,PA
    MLB1927-19321927-1932
    Tiny Graham1962-12-29---70.1091B6-2185RR1892-09-09Nashville,TN
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Jake Flowers1962-12-27---60.2852B-SS5-11170RR1902-03-16Cambridge,MD
    MLB1923-19341923-1934
    Charlie Luskey1962-12-20---86.256OF-C5-7165RR1876-04-06Washington,DC
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Dan Woodman1962-12-14---69.157P5-8160RR1893-07-08Danvers,MA
    ---
    Bob Katz1962-12-14---51.318P5-11190RR1911-01-30Lancaster,PA
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Champ Osteen1962-12-14---85.291SS-3B5-8150LR1877-02-24Hendersonville,NC
    MLB1903-19091903-1909
    Bobo Newsom1962-12-07---55.118P6-2220RR1907-08-11Hartsville,SC
    MLB1929-19531929-1953
    Dutch Hoffman1962-12-06---58.312OF6-0175RR1904-01-28Freeburg,IL
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Ben Cantwell1962-12-04---60.234P6-1168RR1902-04-13Milan,TN
    MLB1927-19371927-1937
    Jack Smith1962-12-04---69.1163B5-9 ---RR1893-08-08Oswayo,PA
    ---
    Frank Kane1962-12-02---67.267OF5-11175LR1895-03-09Whitman,MA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Red Kress1962-11-29---55.331SS-3B5-11165RR1907-01-02Columbia,CA
    MLB1927-19461927-1946
    Harry Moran1962-11-28---73.238P6-1165LL1889-04-02Slater,WV
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Al Carson1962-11-26Stomach cancer80.094P------------1882-08-22Chicago,IL
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Whitey Hilcher1962-11-21---53.265P6-0174RR1909-02-28Chicago,IL
    MLB1931-19361931-1936
    Ed Moyer1962-11-18---77.093P------------1885-08-15Andover,OH
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Hugh High1962-11-16---75.022OF5-7155LL1887-10-24Pottstown,PA
    MLB1913-19181913-1918
    Dick Hoblitzel1962-11-14---74.0171B-2B6-0172LL1888-10-26Waverly,WV
    MLB1908-19181908-1918
    Larry Goetz1962-10-31---67.257UMP5-11175------1895-02-15Cincinnati,OH
    ---
    Tim Murchison1962-10-20---66.010P6-0185RL1896-10-08Liberty,NC
    MLB1917-19201917-1920
    Olaf Henriksen1962-10-17---74.172OF5-7158LL1888-04-26Kirkerup,DK
    MLB1911-19171911-1917
    Ray Powell1962-10-16---73.328OF5-9160LR1888-11-20Siloam Springs,AR
    MLB1917-19241917-1924
    Possum Whitted1962-10-16---72.253OF-3B5-8168RR1890-02-04Durham,NC
    MLB1912-19221912-1922
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Gus Hetling1962-10-13---76.3253B5-10165RR1885-11-21St. Louis,MO
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Rube Geyer1962-10-12---78.198P5-10170RR1884-03-26Allegheny,PA
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Bill Bell1962-10-11---28.352P6-3200RR1933-10-24Goldsboro,NC
    MLB1952-19551952-1955
    Ralph Head1962-10-08---69.037P5-10175RR1893-08-30Tallapoosa,GA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Dick Gossett1962-10-06---71.045C5-11185RR1891-08-21Dennison,OH
    MLB1913-19141913-1914
    Jack Cummings1962-10-05-58.186C6-0195RR1904-04-01Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1926-19291926-1929
    Don Songer1962-10-03---62.244P6-0165LL1900-01-31Walnut,KS
    MLB1924-19271924-1927
    Earl Yingling1962-10-02---73.336P-OF5-11180LL1888-10-29Chillicothe,OH
    MLB1911-19181911-1918
    Squiz Pillion1962-09-30---68.169P6-0178LL1894-04-13Hartford,CT
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Cap Crowell1962-09-30---70.023P6-1178RR1892-09-05Roxbury,MA
    MLB1915-19161915-1916
    Johnny Scalzi1962-09-27---55.189H5-7170RR1907-03-22Stamford,CT
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Stan Sperry1962-09-27---48.2192B5-10164LR1914-02-19Evansville,WI
    MLB1936-19381936-1938
    Joe Cambria1962-09-26--17.-28SCOUT------------1980-07-05Messina,IT
    ---
    Tom Sullivan1962-09-23---66.339P5-11178LL1895-10-18Boston,MA
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Bill Herring1962-09-10---68.313P6-3185RR1893-10-31New York,NY
    ---
    John Potts1962-09-05---75.210OF5-7165LR1887-02-06Tipp City,OH
    ---
    Duke Shirey1962-09-01---64.071P6-1175RR1898-06-20Jersey Shore,PA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Hank Garrity1962-09-01---54.209C6-1185RR1908-02-04Boston,MA
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Mutt Wilson1962-08-31---66.040P6-3167RR1896-07-20Kiser,NC
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Skipper Friday1962-08-25---64.302P5-11170RR1897-10-26Gastonia,NC
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Jake Volz1962-08-11---84.127P5-10175RR1878-04-04San Antonio,TX
    MLB1901-19081901-1908
    Dummy Murphy1962-08-10---75.234SS5-10165RR1886-12-18Olney,IL
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Bob Williams1962-08-06---78.099C6-0190RR1884-04-27Monday,OH
    MLB1911-19131911-1913
    War Sanders1962-08-03---84.364P5-10160RL1877-08-02Maynardville,TN
    MLB1903-19041903-1904
    Burt Shotton1962-07-29---77.282OF5-11175LR1884-10-18Brownhelm,OH
    MLB1909-19231909-1923
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ralph Shinners1962-07-23---66.291OF6-0180RR1895-10-04Monches,WI
    MLB1922-19251922-1925
    Carl Holling1962-07-18---66.007P6-1172RR1896-07-09Dana Point,CA
    MLB1921-19221921-1922
    Sport McAllister1962-07-17---87.358OF-C5-11180BR1874-07-23Austin,MS
    MLB1896-19031896-1903
    Howard Craghead1962-07-14---54.049P6-2200RR1908-05-25Selma,CA
    MLB1931-19331931-1933
    Abe Kruger1962-07-04---77.138P6-2190RR1885-02-14Morris Run,PA
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Jimmy Walsh1962-07-03---76.283OF-3B5-10170LR1885-09-22Kallila,IR
    MLB1912-19171912-1917
    Josh Clarke1962-07-02-83.115OF-2B5-10180LR1879-03-08Winfield,KS
    MLB1898-19111898-1911
    Sam Mayer1962-07-01---69.121OF-1B5-10164RL1893-02-28Atlanta,GA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Cy Morgan1962-06-28---83.229P6-0175RR1878-11-10Pomeroy,OH
    MLB1903-19131903-1913
    Mickey Cochrane1962-06-28---59.083C-OF5-10180LR1903-04-06Bridgewater,MA
    MLB1925-19371925-1937
    Mandy Brooks1962-06-17-64.302OF5-9165RR1897-08-18Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1925-19261925-1926
    Red Lanning1962-06-13---67.030OF-P5-9165LL1895-05-13Harvard,IL
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Nap Kloza1962-06-11---58.277OF5-11180RR1903-09-07---
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Bert Abbey1962-06-11Heart attack92.211P5-11175RR1869-11-11Essex,VT
    MLB1892-18961892-1896
    Will Thompson1962-06-09---91.282P5-11190RR1870-08-30Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1892-18921892-1892
    Harry McCluskey1962-06-07---70.068P5-11173LL1892-03-29Clay Center,OH
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Art Stokes1962-06-03---65.261P5-10155RR1896-09-13Emmitsburg,MD
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Jim Faulkner1962-06-01---62.308P6-3190BL1899-07-27Beatrice,NE
    MLB1927-19301927-1930
    George Anderson1962-05-28---72.242OF5-8160LR1889-09-26Cleveland,OH
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Paddy Mayes1962-05-28---77.070OF5-11160LR1885-03-17Locust Grove,OK
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Rabbit Nill1962-05-24---80.3132B-3B5-7160RR1881-07-14Fort Wayne,IN
    MLB1904-19081904-1908
    Rip Radcliff1962-05-23---56.123OF-1B5-10170LL1906-01-19Kiowa,OK
    MLB1934-19431934-1943
    Lefty Willis1962-05-10---56.187P6-1175LL1905-11-04Leetown,WV
    MLB1925-19271925-1927
    Buster Burrell1962-05-08---95.136C-1B5-10165RR1866-12-22Weymouth,MA
    MLB1891-18971891-1897
    Al Demaree1962-04-30---77.232P6-0170LR1884-09-08Quincy,IL
    MLB1912-19191912-1919
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Russ Miller1962-04-30---62.035P5-11165RR1900-03-25Etna,OH
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Bill Norman1962-04-21---51.279OF6-2190RR1910-07-16St. Louis,MO
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Bill Akers1962-04-13---57.108SS-3B5-11178RR1904-12-25Chattanooga,TN
    MLB1929-19321929-1932
    Milt Watson1962-04-10---72.089P6-1180RR1890-01-10Flovilla,GA
    MLB1916-19191916-1919
    Vince Shupe1962-04-05---40.2111B5-11180LL1921-09-05East Canton,OH
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Snooks Dowd1962-04-04---64.1042B-SS5-8163RR1897-12-20Springfield,MA
    MLB1919-19261919-1926
    Charlie French1962-03-30---78.1682B-SS5-6140LR1883-10-12Indianapolis,IN
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Red Thomas1962-03-29---63.337OF5-11165RR1898-04-25Hargrove,AL
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Otto Miller1962-03-29---72.299C-1B6-0196RR1889-06-01Minden,NE
    MLB1910-19221910-1922
    Bill Chambers1962-03-27---72.193P5-9185RR1889-09-13Cameron,WV
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Lee DeMontreville1962-03-22---82.179SS-2B5-7140RR1879-09-23St. Paul,MN
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Joe Martina1962-03-22---72.256P-SS6-0183RR1889-07-08New Orleans,LA
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    John Black1962-03-20-72.0241B6-1185RR1890-02-23Covington,KY
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Elmer Bliss1962-03-18---87.008P-OF6-0180LR1875-03-09Penfield,PA
    MLB1903-19041903-1904
    Billy Purtell1962-03-17---76.0693B-2B5-9170RR1886-01-06Columbus,OH
    MLB1908-19141908-1914
    Harry Feldman1962-03-16---42.126P6-0175RR1919-11-10New York,NY
    MLB1941-19461941-1946
    George Orme1962-03-16---70.180OF5-10160RR1891-09-16Lebanon,IN
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Fred Beck1962-03-12---75.114OF-1B6-1180LL1886-11-17Havana,IL
    MLB1909-19111909-1911
    George Mogridge1962-03-04---73.012P-1B6-2165LL1889-02-18Rochester,NY
    MLB1911-19271911-1927
    Hal Janvrin1962-03-01---69.184SS-2B5-11168RR1892-08-27Haverhill,MA
    MLB1911-19221911-1922
    Tink Turner1962-02-25---72.004P6-1190RR1890-02-20Swarthmore,PA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Max Bishop1962-02-24---62.1712B-1B5-8165LR1899-09-05Waynesboro,PA
    MLB1924-19351924-1935
    Paul Speraw1962-02-22---68.1393B5-8145RR1893-10-05Annville,PA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Dick Wheeler1962-02-12---64.028OF5-11185RR1898-01-14Keene,NH
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Roy Walker1962-02-10---68.302P6-1180RR1893-04-13Lawrenceburg,TN
    MLB1912-19221912-1922
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bernie Duffy1962-02-09---68.173P5-11180RR1893-08-18Vinson,OK
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Charlie Meara1962-02-08---70.300OF5-10160LR1891-04-13New York,NY
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Ray Roberts1962-01-30---66.157P5-11180LR1895-08-25Cruger,MS
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Steve Melter1962-01-28---76.024P6-2180RR1886-01-02Marcus,IA
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Jim Shaw1962-01-27---68.159P6-0180RR1893-08-19Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1913-19211913-1921
    Bob Steele1962-01-27---68.020P5-10175LR1894-01-05Cassburn,ON
    MLB1916-19191916-1919
    Joe Vosmik1962-01-27---51.298OF6-0185RR1910-04-04Cleveland,OH
    MLB1930-19441930-1944
    Steve O'Neill1962-01-26---70.203C-1B5-10165RR1891-07-06Minooka,PA
    MLB1911-19281911-1928
    Lefty Russell1962-01-22---71.197P6-1165LL1890-07-08Baltimore,MD
    MLB1910-19121910-1912
    Les Mann1962-01-14---68.055OF5-9172RR1893-11-18Lincoln,NE
    MLB1913-19281913-1928
    Pep Young1962-01-14---54.1382B-SS5-9162RR1907-08-29Jamestown,NC
    MLB1933-19451933-1945
    Tillie Shafer1962-01-10---72.2923B-2B5-10165BR1889-03-22Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1909-19131909-1913
    Fred Bratschi1962-01-10Suicide69.358OF5-10170RR1892-01-16Alliance,OH
    MLB1921-19271921-1927
    Ad Brennan1962-01-07Cancer80.172P-OF5-11170LL1881-07-18La Harpe,KS
    MLB1910-19181910-1918
    Dutch Lerchen1962-01-07---72.276SS5-8160RR1889-04-04Detroit,MI
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
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    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Death Date Published date of death (if available) Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Ht Height Wt Weight Ba Bats Th Throws Born Date Date of Birth for Player Place of Birth City,State or City,Country for birthplace Draft Info Year-DraftRound-Overall-Drafted by Team Abbreviation. Click the link to view picks for that round. Indicates most recent draft instance HiLvl Highest Level Reached MLB Years Up-to-date Range of Years played Stat Years Available range of years of statistics within the TBC system