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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1968 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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1968 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Dick Marlowe1968-12-30---39.186P6-2170RR1929-06-27Hickory,NC
    MLB1951-19561951-1956
    Johnnie Heving1968-12-24---72.238C6-0175RR1896-04-29Covington,KY
    MLB1920-19321920-1932
    Ike Powers1968-12-22---62.284P6-0188RR1906-03-13Hancock,MD
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Benny Bengough1968-12-22---70.147C5-7168RR1898-07-27Niagara Falls,NY
    MLB1923-19321923-1932
    Jim McLaughlin1968-12-18---66.3493B5-8168RR1902-01-03St. Louis,MO
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Hank Severeid1968-12-17---77.198C-1B6-0175RR1891-06-01Story City,IA
    MLB1911-19261911-1926
    Benn Karr1968-12-08---75.009P6-0175LR1893-11-28Mount Pleasant,MS
    MLB1920-19271920-1927
    Emil Yde1968-12-04---68.310P-OF5-11165BL1900-01-28Great Lakes,IL
    MLB1924-19291924-1929
    Pete Sims1968-12-02---77.191P5-11165RR1891-05-24Crown City,OH
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Ed Fernandes1968-11-27---50.261C5-9185BR1918-03-11Oakland,CA
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
    Fresco Thompson1968-11-20---66.1672B-SS5-8150RR1902-06-06Centreville,AL
    MLB1925-19341925-1934
    George Maisel1968-11-20---76.252OF-3B5-10180RR1892-03-12Catonsville,MD
    MLB1913-19221913-1922
    Earl Hamilton1968-11-17---77.120P5-8160LL1891-07-19Gibson City,IL
    MLB1911-19241911-1924
    Bill Sherdel1968-11-14---72.089P-OF5-10160LL1896-08-15McSherrystown,PA
    MLB1918-19321918-1932
    Dutch Schirick1968-11-12---78.149H5-8160RR1890-06-15Ruby,NY
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Wally Mattick1968-11-05---81.237OF5-10180RR1887-03-12St. Louis,MO
    MLB1912-19181912-1918
    Vern Stephens1968-11-03Heart attack48.010SS-3B5-10185RR1920-10-23McAlister,NM
    MLB1941-19551941-1955
    Hub Perdue1968-10-31---86.145P5-10192RR1882-06-07Bethpage,TN
    MLB1911-19151911-1915
    Ralph Glaze1968-10-31---86.231P-3B5-9165RR1882-03-13Denver,CO
    MLB1906-19081906-1908
    Bill Hohman1968-10-29---64.337OF6-0178RR1903-11-27Brooklyn,MD
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Mike Kelly1968-10-23---72.173COACH------------1896-05-01Indianapolis,IN
    ---
    Jack Bliss1968-10-23---86.286C-SS5-9185RR1882-01-09Vancouver,WA
    MLB1908-19121908-1912
    Jack Killilay1968-10-21---81.149P5-11165RR1887-05-24Leavenworth,KS
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Turner Barber1968-10-20---75.102OF-1B5-11170LR1893-07-09Lavinia,TN
    MLB1915-19231915-1923
    Ellis Kinder1968-10-16---54.082P6-0195RR1914-07-26Atkins,AR
    1941-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1946-19571946-1957
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lynn Brenton1968-10-14---78.006P5-10165RR1890-10-07Peoria,IL
    MLB1913-19211913-1921
    Hal Bevan1968-10-05---37.3243B6-2198RR1930-11-15New Orleans,LA
    MLB1952-19611952-1961
    Bud Clancy1968-09-26---68.0101B6-0170LL1900-09-15Odell,IL
    MLB1924-19341924-1934
    Ken Holloway1968-09-25---71.047P6-0185RR1897-08-08Barwick,GA
    MLB1922-19301922-1930
    Rip Wheeler1968-09-18---70.199P6-0180RR1898-03-02Marion,KY
    MLB1921-19241921-1924
    Henry Bostick1968-09-16---73.2463B------RR1895-01-12Boston,MA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Hans Lobert1968-09-14---86.3303B-SS5-9170RR1881-10-18Wilmington,DE
    MLB1903-19171903-1917
    Don Rudolph1968-09-12---37.027P5-11195LL1931-08-16Baltimore,MD
    MLB1957-19641957-1964
    Charlie Conway1968-09-12---82.136OF------RR1886-04-28Youngstown,OH
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Bill Kalfass1968-09-08---52.188P6-3190RL1916-03-03New York,NY
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Ernie Orsatti1968-09-04---65.361OF-1B5-7154LL1902-09-08Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1927-19351927-1935
    Leo Meyer1968-09-02---80.155SS---------R1888-03-29---
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Jay Kirke1968-08-31---80.074OF-1B6-0195LR1888-06-16Fleischmann's,NY
    MLB1910-19181910-1918
    Paul Howard1968-08-29---84.100OF5-8170RR1884-05-20Boston,MA
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    John Kroner1968-08-26---59.2862B-3B6-0185RR1908-11-13St. Louis,MO
    MLB1935-19381935-1938
    Dutch Henry1968-08-23---66.103P6-1175LL1902-05-12Cleveland,OH
    MLB1921-19301921-1930
    Heinie Groh1968-08-22---78.3373B-2B5-8158RR1889-09-18Rochester,NY
    MLB1912-19271912-1927
    Ray Mowe1968-08-14---79.032SS5-7160LR1889-07-12Rochester,IN
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Lefty Guise1968-08-13---58.329P6-2172LL1909-09-18Driggs,AR
    MLB1940-19401940-1940
    Charlie Boardman1968-08-10---75.104P6-2194LL1893-04-27Seneca Falls,NY
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    John Jenkins1968-08-03---72.0252B-SS5-8160RR1896-07-07Bosworth,MO
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Bill Hart1968-07-29---55.1473B-SS6-0175RR1913-03-04Wiconisco,PA
    MLB1943-19451943-1945
    Jack Redmond1968-07-27---57.327C5-11185LR1910-09-03Florence,AZ
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Babe Adams1968-07-27---86.069P5-11185LR1882-05-18Tipton,IN
    MLB1906-19261906-1926
    Howie Storie1968-07-27---57.073C5-10175RR1911-05-15Pittsfield,MA
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ham Wade1968-07-21---87.212OF5-8155RR1880-12-20Spring City,PA
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Norm Lehr1968-07-17---67.050P6-0168RR1901-05-28Rochester,NY
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Ken Sears1968-07-17---51.011C6-1200LR1917-07-06Streator,IL
    MLB1943-19461943-1946
    Eddie Kearse1968-07-15---52.143C6-1195RR1916-02-23San Francisco,CA
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Kettle Wirts1968-07-12---70.253C5-11170RR1897-10-31Consumne,CA
    MLB1921-19241921-1924
    Allie Moulton1968-07-10---82.1742B5-6155RR1886-01-16Medway,MA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Hap Collard1968-07-09---69.313P6-0170RR1898-08-29Williams,AZ
    MLB1927-19301927-1930
    Dusty Boggess1968-07-08---64.031UMP5-11228------1904-06-07Terrell,TX
    ---
    Nap Shea1968-07-08---94.045C5-5155RR1874-05-23Ware,MA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Chief Youngblood1968-07-06---68.023P6-3202LR1900-06-13Hillsboro,TX
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Pat Simmons1968-07-03---59.216P5-11172RR1908-11-29Watervliet,NY
    MLB1928-19291928-1929
    Dave Barbee1968-07-01---63.055OF5-11178RR1905-05-07Greensboro,NC
    MLB1926-19321926-1932
    Paddy Driscoll1968-06-28---73.1672B-3B5-8155RR1895-01-11Evanston,IL
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Grant Bowler1968-06-25---60.245P6-0190RR1907-10-24Denver,CO
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Dan Dugan1968-06-25---61.123P6-1187LL1907-02-22Plainfield,NJ
    MLB1928-19291928-1929
    Lloyd Bishop1968-06-18---78.053P6-0180RR1890-04-25Conway Springs,KS
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Sam Crawford1968-06-15---88.056OF-1B6-0190LL1880-04-18Wahoo,NE
    MLB1899-19171899-1917
    Charles Chase1968-06-11---21.196OF6-0185RR1946-11-27---
    1966-  1-  18-MIN
    ---
    Bill Regan1968-06-11---69.1382B-3B5-10155RR1899-01-23Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1926-19311926-1931
    Curly Brown1968-06-10---79.182P5-10165LL1888-12-09Spring Hill,KS
    MLB1911-19151911-1915
    C.B. Burns1968-06-06---89.021H6-0175RR1879-05-15Bayview,MD
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Charlie Jackson1968-05-27---74.108OF5-9150LL1894-02-07Granite City,IL
    MLB1915-19171915-1917
    Herman Bronkie1968-05-27---83.0563B-2B5-9165RR1885-03-31South Manchester,CT
    MLB1910-19221910-1922
    Rip Collins1968-05-27---72.089P-2B6-1205RR1896-02-26Weatherford,TX
    MLB1920-19311920-1931
    Doc Ayers1968-05-26---78.005P6-1185RR1890-05-20Fancy Gap,VA
    MLB1913-19211913-1921
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Chippy Gaw1968-05-26---76.073P5-11180RR1892-03-13West Newton,MA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Bill Brandt1968-05-16---53.056P5-8170RR1915-03-21Aurora,IN
    MLB1941-19431941-1943
    Bill Drescher1968-05-15---46.357C6-2190LR1921-05-23Congers,NY
    MLB1944-19461944-1946
    Ray Gardner1968-05-03---66.190SS-2B5-8145RR1901-10-25Frederick,MD
    MLB1929-19301929-1930
    Paul Kardow1968-04-27---52.220P6-6210RR1915-09-19Humble,TX
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
    Billy Kelsey1968-04-25---86.243C5-10150RR1881-08-24Covington,OH
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Allan Travers1968-04-19---75.346P6-1180RR1892-05-07Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Tommy Bridges1968-04-19---61.112P5-10155RR1906-12-28Gordonsville,TN
    MLB1930-19461930-1946
    Bill Engeln1968-04-17---69.219UMP6-0170------1898-09-09St. Louis,MO
    ---
    John Michaelson1968-04-16---74.246P5-9165RR1893-08-12Taivalkoski,FI
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Al Benton1968-04-14---57.027P6-4215RR1911-03-18Noble,OK
    MLB1934-19521934-1952
    Donny Tidwell1968-04-12---21.010P6-1180RR1947-04-02New Diana,TX
    1966- 42- 748-LAN
    ---
    Frank Sigafoos1968-04-12---64.0213B-SS5-9170RR1904-03-21Easton,PA
    MLB1926-19311926-1931
    Bob Pepper1968-04-08---72.340P6-2178RR1895-05-03Rosston,PA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Mahlon Higbee1968-04-07---66.234OF5-11165RR1901-08-16Louisville,KY
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Tom Cantwell1968-04-01---79.098P6-0170LR1888-12-23Washington,DC
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Grover Lowdermilk1968-03-31---83.074P6-4190RR1885-01-15Sandborn,IN
    MLB1909-19201909-1920
    Bernie Hungling1968-03-30-72.024C6-2180RR1896-03-05Dayton,OH
    MLB1922-19301922-1930
    Buddy Napier1968-03-29---78.100P5-11165RR1889-12-18Byromville,GA
    MLB1912-19211912-1921
    Ovid Nicholson1968-03-24---79.083OF5-9155LR1888-12-30Salem,IN
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Clyde Shoun1968-03-20---56.000P6-1188LL1912-03-20Mountain City,TN
    MLB1935-19491935-1949
    Rafael Almeida1968-03-19-80.2313B-SS5-9164RR1887-07-30Havana,CU
    MLB1911-19131911-1913
    Heinie Meine1968-03-18---71.320P5-11180RR1896-05-01St. Louis,MO
    MLB1922-19341922-1934
    Allie Watt1968-03-15---68.0932B5-8154RR1899-12-12Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Paul Carpenter1968-03-14---73.213P5-11165RR1894-08-12Granville,OH
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jim Callahan1968-03-09---87.055OF5-9145RR1881-01-12Allegheny County,PA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Duke Reilley1968-03-04---83.190OF5-4148BR1884-08-25Chicago,IL
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Phil Slattery1968-03-02---75.004P5-11160RL1893-02-25Harper,IA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Lena Blackburne1968-02-29-81.127SS-3B5-11160RR1886-10-23Clifton Heights,PA
    MLB1910-19291910-1929
    Hank Schreiber1968-02-23---76.2243B-SS5-11165RR1891-07-12Cleveland,OH
    MLB1914-19261914-1926
    Dewey Griggs1968-02-18---68.192SCOUT------------1899-08-08---
    ---
    Ben Egan1968-02-18---84.089C6-0195RR1883-11-20Augusta,NY
    MLB1908-19151908-1915
    Bill Lelivelt1968-02-14---83.114P5-10168RR1884-10-21Amsterdam,NT
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Johnny Siegle1968-02-12---93.217OF5-10165RR1874-07-08Urbana,OH
    MLB1905-19061905-1906
    Lou Bruce1968-02-09---91.022OF-P5-5145LR1877-01-16St. Regis,NY
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Joe Matthews1968-02-08---69.130P6-0170BL1898-09-29Baltimore,MD
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Ollie Marquardt1968-02-07---65.1372B-3B5-9156RR1902-09-22Toledo,OH
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Jake Pitler1968-02-03---73.2852B-OF5-8150RR1894-04-22New York,NY
    MLB1917-19181917-1918
    Eddie Phillips1968-01-26---66.342C6-0178RR1901-02-17Worcester,MA
    MLB1924-19351924-1935
    Patsy Flaherty1968-01-23---91.206P-OF5-8165LL1876-06-29Mansfield,PA
    MLB1899-19111899-1911
    Liz Funk1968-01-16---63.079OF5-8160LL1904-10-28LaCygne,KS
    MLB1930-19331930-1933
    Bill Black1968-01-14-68.1542B5-11168LR1899-08-12Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Marty Lang1968-01-13---62.107P5-11160RL1905-09-27Hooper,NE
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Ernie Herbert1968-01-13---80.346P5-10165RR1887-01-30Hale,MO
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Art Schwind1968-01-13---78.0683B5-8150BR1889-11-04Fort Wayne,IN
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    George Hunter1968-01-11Pneumonia80.185OF-P5-8165BL1887-07-08Buffalo,NY
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Ed Strelecki1968-01-09---62.273P5-11180RR1905-04-10Newark,NJ
    MLB1928-19311928-1931
    Tommy Warren1968-01-02---50.180P6-1190BL1917-07-05Tulsa,OK
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
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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