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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1966 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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1966 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Doc Farrell1966-12-20---64.359SS-2B5-8160RR1901-12-26Johnson City,NY
    MLB1925-19351925-1935
    Herman Young1966-12-13---80.2423B-SS5-8155RR1886-04-14Boston,MA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Cliff Fannin1966-12-11---42.211P6-0170LR1924-05-13Louisa,KY
    MLB1945-19521945-1952
    Bill Bolden1966-12-08-73.211P6-4200RR1893-05-09Dandridge,TN
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Joe Willis1966-12-04---76.238P6-1185RL1890-04-09Coal Grove,OH
    MLB1911-19131911-1913
    Tom Gulley1966-11-24---66.333OF5-11178LR1899-12-25Garner,NC
    MLB1923-19261923-1926
    Mike Loan1966-11-21---72.054C5-11185RR1894-09-27Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Hack Miller1966-11-21---53.280C5-11215RR1913-02-13Celeste,TX
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Rube Bressler1966-11-07---72.013OF-1B6-0187RL1894-10-23Coder,PA
    MLB1914-19321914-1932
    Lew Moren1966-11-02---83.089P5-11150RR1883-08-04Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1903-19101903-1910
    Elmer Johnson1966-10-31---82.139C5-9185RR1884-06-12Beard,IN
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Dick Barrett1966-10-30---60.032P5-9175RR1906-09-28Mountoursville,PA
    MLB1933-19451933-1945
    Rex Cecil1966-10-30---50.021P6-3195LR1916-10-08Lindsay,OK
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Alex Pearson1966-10-30-89.233P---160RR1877-03-09Greensboro,PA
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Bill Cronin1966-10-26---63.304C5-9167RR1902-12-26West Newton,MA
    MLB1928-19311928-1931
    Fred Fussell1966-10-23---71.015P5-10155LL1895-10-07Sheridan,MO
    MLB1922-19291922-1929
    Jack Peerson1966-10-23---56.055SS-2B5-11175RR1910-08-28Brunswick,GA
    MLB1935-19361935-1936
    Bob Swift1966-10-17---51.225C5-11180RR1915-03-06Salina,KS
    1935-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1940-19531940-1953
    Red Smith1966-10-11---76.1873B-OF5-11165RR1890-04-06Greenville,SC
    MLB1911-19191911-1919
    Patsy Gharrity1966-10-10---74.209C-1B5-10170RR1892-03-13Parnell,IA
    MLB1916-19301916-1930
    Bill Henderson1966-10-06---64.336P6-0190RR1901-11-04Pensacola,FL
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Harry Hanson1966-10-05---70.260C5-11---RR1896-01-17Elgin,IL
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Mike Tresh1966-10-04---52.223C5-11170RR1914-02-23Hazleton,PA
    MLB1938-19491938-1949
    Jumbo Brown1966-10-02---59.155P6-4295RR1907-04-30Greene,RI
    MLB1925-19411925-1941
    Jim Stevens1966-09-25---77.029P5-11180RR1889-08-25Williamsburg,MD
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ralph Comstock1966-09-13---75.292P5-10168RR1890-11-24Sylvania,OH
    MLB1913-19181913-1918
    Parson Perryman1966-09-12---77.321P6-4193RR1888-10-24Everett Springs,GA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Bill Summers1966-09-12---70.305UMP5-8208------1895-11-10Harrison,NJ
    ---
    Frank Withrow1966-09-05---75.082C5-11187RR1891-06-14Greenwood,MO
    MLB1920-19221920-1922
    Bill McCabe1966-09-02---73.307OF-2B5-9180BR1892-10-28Chicago,IL
    MLB1918-19201918-1920
    Al DeVormer1966-08-29---75.009C-1B6-0175RR1891-08-19Grand Rapids,MI
    MLB1918-19271918-1927
    Bobby Schang1966-08-29---79.264C5-7165RR1886-12-07Wales Center,NY
    MLB1914-19271914-1927
    Ray Rolling1966-08-25---79.3502B5-10160LR1886-09-08Martinsburg,MO
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Sam Zoldak1966-08-25---47.260P5-11185LL1918-12-08Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1944-19521944-1952
    George Burns1966-08-15---76.262OF-3B5-7160RR1889-11-24Utica,NY
    MLB1911-19251911-1925
    Chuck Dressen1966-08-10---67.3233B-2B5-5146RR1898-09-20Decatur,IL
    MLB1925-19331925-1933
    Pug Cavet1966-08-04---76.219P6-3176LL1889-12-26McGregor,TX
    MLB1911-19151911-1915
    Earl Blackburn1966-08-03---73.273C5-11180RR1892-11-01Leesville,OH
    MLB1912-19171912-1917
    Hank Gowdy1966-08-01---76.341C-1B6-2182RR1889-08-24Columbus,OH
    MLB1910-19301910-1930
    Harry Hedgpeth1966-07-30---77.327P6-1194LL1888-09-04Fayetteville,NC
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Hal Dixon1966-07-28---46.020UMP6-3230------1920-07-07Mount Vernon Springs,NC
    ---
    Elmer Yoter1966-07-26---66.0293B5-7155RR1900-06-26Plainfield,PA
    MLB1921-19271921-1927
    Roy Moran1966-07-18---81.302OF5-8155RR1884-09-17Vincennes,IN
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Rip Vowinkel1966-07-13---81.235P5-10195RR1884-11-18Oswego,NY
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Mule Suttles1966-07-09---65.0991B-OF6-3215RR1901-03-31Edgewater,AL
    ---
    Sam Jones1966-07-06---73.343P-OF6-0170RR1892-07-26Woodsfield,OH
    MLB1914-19351914-1935
    Pete Fox1966-07-05---57.118OF5-11165RR1909-03-08Evansville,IN
    MLB1933-19451933-1945
    Jesse Purnell1966-07-04---85.0523B5-5140LR1881-05-11Glenside,PA
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Goldie Rapp1966-07-01---74.1443B-SS5-10165BR1892-02-06Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1921-19231921-1923
    Marty Krug1966-06-27---77.2883B-2B5-9165RR1888-09-10Coblenz,GE
    MLB1912-19221912-1922
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lil Stoner1966-06-26---67.117P-2B5-9180RR1899-02-28Bowie,TX
    MLB1922-19311922-1931
    Mose Solomon1966-06-25---65.198OF5-9180LL1900-12-08New York,NY
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Denney Wilie1966-06-20---75.270OF5-8155LL1890-09-22Mount Calm,TX
    MLB1911-19151911-1915
    Rollie Naylor1966-06-18---74.133P6-1180RR1892-02-04Krum,TX
    MLB1917-19241917-1924
    Bill Walker1966-06-14---62.250P6-0175RL1903-10-07East St. Louis,IL
    MLB1927-19361927-1936
    Jake Munch1966-06-08---75.203OF-1B6-2170LL1890-11-16Morton,PA
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Bernie Henderson1966-06-06---67.054P5-9175RR1899-04-12Douglassville,TX
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Ralph McConnaughey1966-06-04---76.302P5-8166RR1889-08-05Vandergrift,PA
    ---
    Joe Casey1966-06-02---78.290C-OF5-9180RR1887-08-15Boston,MA
    MLB1909-19181909-1918
    Dick Cox1966-06-01Heart attack68.242OF5-7158RR1897-09-30Pasadena,CA
    MLB1925-19261925-1926
    Dick Ward1966-05-30---57.008P6-1198RR1909-05-21Herrick,SD
    MLB1934-19351934-1935
    Hippo Vaughn1966-05-29---78.048P6-4215BL1888-04-09Weatherford,TX
    MLB1908-19211908-1921
    William Rumler1966-05-26---75.059C-OF6-1190RR1891-03-27Milford,NE
    MLB1914-19171914-1917
    Arnold Hauser1966-05-22---77.237SS-2B5-6145RR1888-09-25Chicago,IL
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Lee Gooch1966-05-18---76.082OF6-0190RR1890-02-23Oxford,NC
    MLB1915-19171915-1917
    Tom Connolly1966-05-14---73.1333B-OF5-11175LR1892-12-30Boston,MA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Flame Delhi1966-05-09---73.183P6-2198RR1892-11-05Harqua Hala,AZ
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Bing Miller1966-05-07Hit by car71.249OF-1B6-0185RR1894-08-30Vinton,IA
    MLB1921-19361921-1936
    Bob Elliott1966-05-04---49.1583B-OF6-0185RR1916-11-26San Francisco,CA
    MLB1939-19531939-1953
    John Gaddy1966-05-03---52.086P6-0182RR1914-02-05Wadesboro,NC
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Art Decatur1966-04-25---72.100P6-1190RR1894-01-14Cleveland,OH
    MLB1922-19271922-1927
    Rinaldo Williams1966-04-24---72.1263B------LR1893-12-18Santa Cruz,CA
    ---
    Lou Finney1966-04-22---55.252OF-1B6-0180LR1910-08-13Buffalo,NY
    MLB1931-19471931-1947
    Maury Kent1966-04-19-80.212P6-0168RR1885-09-17Marshalltown,IA
    MLB1912-19131912-1913
    Joe Harris1966-04-12---84.069P6-1198RR1882-02-01Melrose,MA
    MLB1905-19071905-1907
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Gussie Gannon1966-04-12---92.135P5-11154LL1873-11-26Erie,PA
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    Rolla Mapel1966-04-06---76.027P5-11165LL1890-03-09Lee's Summit,MO
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Sam Dodge1966-04-05---76.116P6-1170RR1889-12-09Neath,PA
    MLB1921-19221921-1922
    Herb McQuaid1966-04-04---67.005P6-2185RR1899-03-29San Francisco,CA
    MLB1923-19261923-1926
    John Sullivan1966-04-01---76.009OF-1B5-11180RR1890-03-21Williamsport,PA
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Grady Adkins1966-03-31---68.273P5-11175RR1897-06-29Jacksonville,AR
    MLB1928-19291928-1929
    George O'Brien1966-03-24---76.139C6-0185RR1889-11-04Cleveland,OH
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Johnny Morrison1966-03-20---70.148P5-11188RR1895-10-22Pellville,KY
    MLB1920-19301920-1930
    Frank Bennett1966-03-18---61.141P5-10163RR1904-10-27Mardela Springs,MD
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Chappie Geygan1966-03-15---62.285SS-3B5-11170RR1903-06-03Ironton,OH
    MLB1924-19261924-1926
    Lee Magee1966-03-14---76.281OF-2B5-11165BR1889-06-04Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1911-19191911-1919
    Aaron Robinson1966-03-09---50.259C6-2205LR1915-06-23Lancaster,SC
    MLB1943-19511943-1951
    Elmer Steele1966-03-09---79.295P5-11200BR1886-05-17Muitzeskill,NY
    MLB1907-19111907-1911
    Jack Niemes1966-03-04---46.136P6-1180RL1919-10-19Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Garland Braxton1966-02-25---65.259P5-11152BL1900-06-10Snow Camp,NC
    MLB1921-19331921-1933
    Marty McManus1966-02-18---65.3402B-3B5-10160RR1900-03-14Chicago,IL
    MLB1920-19341920-1934
    Finners Quinlan1966-02-17---78.118OF5-8154LL1887-10-21Scranton,PA
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    Jack Coffey1966-02-14---79.016SS-2B5-11178RR1887-01-28New York,NY
    MLB1909-19181909-1918
    Bill Stumpf1966-02-14---73.328SS-2B6-0175RR1892-03-21Baltimore,MD
    MLB1912-19131912-1913
    Gene Paulette1966-02-08---74.2571B-2B6-0150RR1891-05-26Centralia,IL
    MLB1911-19201911-1920
    Mike Milosevich1966-02-03---51.021SS-2B5-10172RR1915-01-13Zeigler,IL
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Pat Donahue1966-01-31---81.082C-1B6-0175RR1884-11-08Springfield,OH
    MLB1908-19101908-1910
    Homer Summa1966-01-29---67.086OF-3B5-10170LR1898-11-03Gentry,MO
    MLB1920-19301920-1930
    Joel Newkirk1966-01-22---69.264P6-0180RR1896-05-01Kyana,IN
    MLB1919-19201919-1920
    Stover McIlwain1966-01-15---26.115P6-2195RR1939-09-22Savannah,GA
    MLB1957-19581957-1958
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Walt Walsh1966-01-15---68.258H5-11170RR1897-04-30Newark,NJ
    ---
    Tex Neuer1966-01-14---88.219P5-8---LL1877-06-08Fremont,OH
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Andy Reese1966-01-10---61.337OF-3B5-11180RR1904-02-07Tupelo,MS
    MLB1927-19301927-1930
    Oscar Dugey1966-01-01---78.0672B-OF5-8160RR1887-10-25Palestine,TX
    MLB1913-19201913-1920
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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