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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1965 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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1965 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Alex Main1965-12-29---81.228P6-5195LR1884-05-13Montrose,MI
    MLB1914-19181914-1918
    Bob Smith1965-12-27---75.159P5-11160RR1890-07-20Woodbury,VT
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Al Lyons1965-12-20---47.155P-OF6-2195RR1918-07-18St. Joseph,MO
    MLB1944-19481944-1948
    John Knight1965-12-19---80.073SS-3B6-2180RR1885-10-06Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1905-19131905-1913
    Dick Newsome1965-12-15---56.001P6-0185RR1909-12-13Ahoskie,NC
    MLB1941-19431941-1943
    Branch Rickey1965-12-09---83.353C-OF5-9175LR1881-12-20Flat,OH
    MLB1905-19141905-1914
    Dutch Sterrett1965-12-09---76.067OF-1B5-11165RR1889-10-01Milroy,PA
    MLB1912-19131912-1913
    Frank Crossin1965-12-06---74.173C5-10160RR1891-06-15Kingston,PA
    MLB1912-19141912-1914
    Bill Hollahan1965-11-27---69.0033B5-8165RR1896-11-22New York,NY
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Ralph Good1965-11-24---79.212P6-0165RR1886-04-25Monticello,ME
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Ed Sherling1965-11-16---68.120H6-1185RR1897-07-17Coalburg,AL
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Dixie Walker1965-11-14---78.165P6-0192LR1887-06-01Brownsville,PA
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Dave Gregg1965-11-12---74.242P6-1185RR1891-03-14Chehalis,WA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Johnny Mitchell1965-11-04---71.086SS-2B5-8155BR1894-08-09Detroit,MI
    MLB1921-19251921-1925
    Harry Trekell1965-11-04---72.349P6-1170RR1892-11-18Buda,IL
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Clarence Fisher1965-11-02---67.066P6-0174RR1898-08-27Letart,WV
    MLB1919-19201919-1920
    Lee Fohl1965-10-30---88.334C5-10175LR1876-11-28Lowell,OH
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Frank Fuller1965-10-29---72.2992B-SS5-7150BR1893-01-01Detroit,MI
    MLB1915-19231915-1923
    Bill McKechnie1965-10-29---79.0823B-2B5-10160BR1886-08-07Wilkinsburg,PA
    MLB1907-19201907-1920
    Walter Barbare1965-10-28---74.0773B-SS6-0162RR1891-08-11Greenville,SC
    MLB1914-19221914-1922
    John Dudra1965-10-24---49.1492B-3B5-11175RR1916-05-27Assumption,IL
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Ed Fitzpatrick1965-10-23---75.3172B-OF5-8165RR1889-12-09Lewistown,PA
    MLB1915-19171915-1917
    Otis Lawry1965-10-23---71.3552B-OF5-8133LR1893-11-01Fairfield,ME
    MLB1916-19171916-1917
    Ted Odenwald1965-10-23---63.292P5-10147RL1902-01-04Hudson,WI
    MLB1921-19221921-1922
    Chick Shorten1965-10-23---73.185OF6-0175LL1892-04-19Scranton,PA
    MLB1915-19241915-1924
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lou Nagelsen1965-10-21---78.113C6-2180RR1887-06-29Piqua,OH
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Fritz Brickell1965-10-15Cancer30.210SS-2B5-5157RR1935-03-19Wichita,KS
    MLB1959-19611959-1961
    Curt Davis1965-10-12---62.035P6-2185RR1903-09-07Greenfield,MO
    MLB1934-19461934-1946
    Wid Matthews1965-10-05---68.349OF5-8155LL1896-10-20Raleigh,IL
    MLB1923-19251923-1925
    Harvey MacDonald1965-10-04---67.138OF5-11170LL1898-05-18New York,NY
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Delos Drake1965-10-03---78.303OF-1B5-11170RL1886-12-03Girard,OH
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Jerry McCarthy1965-10-03---42.1331B6-1205LL1923-05-23Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1948-19481948-1948
    Jim Battle1965-09-30---64.1883B-SS6-1170RR1901-03-26Bailey,TX
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Tink Riviere1965-09-27-66.055P5-10167RR1899-08-02Liberty,TX
    MLB1921-19251921-1925
    Cliff Knox1965-09-24---63.260C5-11178BR1902-01-07Coalville,IA
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Biz Mackey1965-09-22---68.055C6-0200BR1897-07-27Eagle Pass,TX
    ---
    Rudy Leopold1965-09-03---60.037P6-0160LL1905-07-27Grand Cane,LA
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Joe Hoover1965-09-02---50.140SS-2B5-11175RR1915-04-15Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1943-19451943-1945
    Ivy Olson1965-09-01---79.321SS-2B5-10175RR1885-10-14Kansas City,MO
    MLB1911-19241911-1924
    Frank Papish1965-08-30---47.313P6-2192RL1917-10-21Pueblo,CO
    MLB1945-19501945-1950
    Paul Waner1965-08-29---62.135OF-1B5-8153LL1903-04-16Harrah,OK
    MLB1926-19451926-1945
    Moonlight Graham1965-08-25---88.288OF5-10170LR1876-11-09Fayetteville,NC
    ---
    Bill Harris1965-08-21---65.058P6-1180RR1900-06-23Wylie,TX
    MLB1923-19381923-1938
    Larry Jacobus1965-08-19---71.243P6-2186BR1893-12-18Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Stan Pitula1965-08-15---34.145P5-10170RR1931-03-23Hackensack,NJ
    MLB1957-19571957-1957
    Walt Whittaker1965-08-09---71.058P5-9165LR1894-06-11Chelsea,MA
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Harry Lunte1965-07-27---72.314SS-2B5-11165RR1892-09-15St. Louis,MO
    MLB1919-19201919-1920
    Hugh Bedient1965-07-21---75.270P6-0185RR1889-10-23Gerry,NY
    MLB1912-19141912-1914
    Ira Townsend1965-07-21---71.192P6-1180RR1894-01-09Weimar,TX
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Harry Fanwell1965-07-15---78.271P6-0175BR1886-10-16Patapsco,MD
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ike Eichrodt1965-07-14---62.189OF5-11167RR1903-01-06Chicago,IL
    MLB1925-19311925-1931
    Pat Burke1965-07-07---64.0553B5-10170RR1901-05-13St. Louis,MO
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Jimmy Ring1965-07-06---70.140P6-1170RR1895-02-15Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1917-19281917-1928
    Hank Robinson1965-07-03---75.320P5-11160RL1889-08-16Floyd,AR
    MLB1911-19181911-1918
    Johnny Humphries1965-06-24---50.001P6-1185RR1915-06-23Clifton Forge,VA
    MLB1938-19461938-1946
    Jay Dahl1965-06-20---19.196P5-10183BL1945-12-06San Bernardino,CA
    1963-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB1963-19631963-1963
    Jack Calvo1965-06-15---71.003OF5-10156LL1894-06-11Havana,CU
    MLB1913-19201913-1920
    Pep Clark1965-06-08---82.0793B5-7175RR1883-03-20Union City,OH
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Mike McNally1965-05-29---72.2612B-3B5-11150RR1892-09-09Minooka,PA
    MLB1915-19251915-1925
    Harry Biemiller1965-05-25-67.227P6-1171RR1897-10-09Baltimore,MD
    MLB1920-19251920-1925
    Earl Webb1965-05-23---67.247OF-1B6-1185LR1897-09-17Bon Air,TN
    MLB1925-19331925-1933
    Eric Erickson1965-05-19---70.066P6-2190RR1895-03-13Goteborg,SW
    MLB1914-19221914-1922
    Bill Bartley1965-05-17-80.127P5-11190RR1885-01-08Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1903-19071903-1907
    Lee Quillen1965-05-14---83.0083B-SS5-10165RR1882-05-05North Branch,MN
    MLB1906-19071906-1907
    Bill Brown1965-05-13-71.308OF5-8185LL1893-07-08Coleman,TX
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Dick Wantz1965-05-13---25.031P6-5175RR1940-04-11South Gate,CA
    1961-  0-   0-ANA
    MLB1965-19651965-1965
    Guy Sturdy1965-05-04---65.2691B6-0180LL1899-08-07Sherman,TX
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Wally Hood1965-05-02---70.081OF5-11160RR1895-02-09Whittier,CA
    MLB1920-19221920-1922
    Frank Barberich1965-05-01---83.086P5-10175BR1882-02-03New Town,NY
    MLB1907-19101907-1910
    Hy Myers1965-05-01---76.002OF-2B5-9175RR1889-04-27East Liverpool,OH
    MLB1909-19251909-1925
    Johnny Watson1965-04-29---57.103SS6-0175LR1908-01-16Tazewell,VA
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Steve Biras1965-04-21---43.0542B5-11185RR1922-02-26East St. Louis,IL
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Jock Somerlott1965-04-21---82.1761B6-0160RR1882-10-26Flint,IN
    MLB1910-19111910-1911
    Bill Lauterborn1965-04-19---85.3132B-3B5-6140RR1879-06-09Hornell,NY
    MLB1904-19051904-1905
    Chick Tolson1965-04-16---66.1601B6-0185RR1898-11-06Washington,DC
    MLB1925-19301925-1930
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Sam Fishburn1965-04-11---71.3301B-2B5-9157RR1893-05-15Haverhill,MA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Bobby Vaughn1965-04-11---79.3102B-SS5-9150RR1885-06-04Stamford,NY
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Phil Ketter1965-04-09---80.360C---------R1884-04-13St. Louis,MO
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Rudy Kneisch1965-04-06---65.360P5-10175RL1899-04-10Baltimore,MD
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Mike Pasquella1965-04-05---66.1481B5-11167RR1898-11-07Bridgeport,CT
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Ernie Walker1965-04-01---74.195OF6-0165LR1890-09-17Blossburg,AL
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    Ed Roetz1965-03-16---59.222SS-1B5-10160RR1905-08-06Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Jimmy Austin1965-03-06---85.0873B-SS5-7155BR1879-12-08Swansea,WL
    MLB1909-19291909-1929
    Wally Schang1965-03-06---75.195C-OF5-10180BR1889-08-22South Wales,NY
    MLB1913-19311913-1931
    Pepper Martin1965-03-05---61.004OF-3B5-8170RR1904-02-29Temple,OK
    MLB1928-19441928-1944
    Maurice Van Robays1965-03-01---50.106OF-1B6-0190RR1914-11-15Detroit,MI
    MLB1939-19461939-1946
    Larry Gilbert1965-02-17---73.075OF5-9158LL1891-12-03New Orleans,LA
    MLB1914-19151914-1915
    Lefty Herring1965-02-11---84.3421B-OF5-11160LL1880-03-04Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1899-19041899-1904
    Pete Noonan1965-02-11---83.078C-1B6-0180RR1881-11-24West Stockbridge,MA
    MLB1904-19071904-1907
    Ray Kremer1965-02-08---71.321P6-1190RR1893-03-23Oakland,CA
    MLB1924-19331924-1933
    Ray Brown1965-02-08---56.351HOF6-1195BR1908-02-23Alger,OH
    ---
    Bruno Betzel1965-02-07---70.0622B-3B5-9158RR1894-12-06Chattanooga,OH
    MLB1914-19181914-1918
    Rube Peters1965-02-07---79.328P6-1195RR1885-03-15Grantfork,IL
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Bill Brinker1965-02-05-81.1583B-OF6-1190BR1883-08-30Warrensburg,MO
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Billy Sullivan1965-01-28---89.360C-1B5-9155RR1875-02-01Oakland,WI
    MLB1899-19121899-1912
    Charlie Fitzberger1965-01-25---60.346H6-1170LL1904-02-13Baltimore,MD
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Ralph Young1965-01-24---75.1262B-SS5-5165BR1889-09-19Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1913-19221913-1922
    Bert Whaling1965-01-21Metastatic adenocarcinoma76.211C6-0185RR1888-06-22Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    Nick Altrock1965-01-20---88.126P-1B5-10197BL1876-09-15Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1898-19331898-1933
    Jim Joe Edwards1965-01-19---70.035P6-2185RL1894-12-14Banner,MS
    MLB1922-19281922-1928
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jimmy Williams1965-01-16---88.0252B-3B5-9175RR1876-12-20St. Louis,MO
    MLB1899-19091899-1909
    Bill Hopper1965-01-14---74.079P6-0175RR1890-10-26Jackson,TN
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    Brad Kocher1965-01-13---76.361C5-11188RR1888-01-16White Haven,PA
    MLB1912-19161912-1916
    Wally Pipp1965-01-11---71.3271B6-1180LL1893-02-17Chicago,IL
    MLB1913-19281913-1928
    George Smith1965-01-07---72.219P6-2163RR1892-05-31Byram,CT
    MLB1916-19231916-1923
    Frank Manush1965-01-05---81.1083B-2B5-10175RR1883-09-18Tuscumbia,AL
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Walt Johnson1965-01-04---72.025P6-0180RR1892-12-08Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1912-19171912-1917
    Luther Bonin1965-01-03-76.355OF5-9178LR1888-01-13Green Hill,IN
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Jim Stephens1965-01-02---81.022C5-6157RR1883-12-10Salineville,OH
    MLB1907-19121907-1912
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