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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1970 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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1970 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Doc Ozmer1970-12-28---69.216P5-10185RR1901-05-25Atlanta,GA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Jack Stansbury1970-12-26---85.0183B-OF5-9165RR1885-12-06Phillipsburg,NJ
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Red Juelich1970-12-25---54.0952B-3B5-11170RR1916-09-20St. Louis,MO
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Chubby Dean1970-12-21-54.118P-1B5-11181LL1916-08-24Mount Airy,NC
    MLB1936-19431936-1943
    Nap Rucker1970-12-19---86.078P5-11190RL1884-09-30Crabapple,GA
    MLB1907-19161907-1916
    Charlie Wilson1970-12-19---65.339SS-3B5-10178BR1905-01-13Clinton,SC
    MLB1931-19351931-1935
    Jim Winford1970-12-16---61.067P6-1180RR1909-10-09Shelbyville,TN
    MLB1932-19381932-1938
    Herman Hill1970-12-14---25.062OF6-2190LR1945-10-12Tuskegee,AL
    1966-  0-   0-MIN
    MLB1969-19701969-1970
    Walt Tragesser1970-12-14---83.182C6-0175RR1887-06-14Lafayette,IN
    MLB1915-19201915-1920
    George Baumgardner1970-12-13---79.143P5-11178LR1891-07-22Barboursville,WV
    MLB1912-19161912-1916
    Chick Gandil1970-12-13---83.3271B-OF6-1190RR1887-01-19St. Paul,MN
    MLB1910-19191910-1919
    Doug Taitt1970-12-12---68.131OF-P6-0176LR1902-08-03Bay City,MI
    MLB1928-19321928-1932
    Johnny Mostil1970-12-10---74.190OF-2B5-8168RR1896-06-01Chicago,IL
    MLB1918-19291918-1929
    Marshall Renfroe1970-12-10---34.198P6-0180LL1936-05-25Century,FL
    1954-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1959-19591959-1959
    Joe Wyatt1970-12-05---70.242OF6-1175RR1900-04-06Petersburg,IN
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Orlie Weaver1970-11-28---84.176P6-0180RR1886-06-04Newport,KY
    MLB1910-19111910-1911
    Spencer Adams1970-11-24---72.1542B-3B5-9158LR1898-06-21Layton,UT
    MLB1923-19271923-1927
    Ivy Andrews1970-11-24---63.202P6-1200RR1907-05-06Dora,AL
    MLB1931-19381931-1938
    Howard Maple1970-11-09---67.112C5-7175LR1903-07-20Adrian,MO
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Ed Murray1970-11-08---75.183SS5-6145RR1895-05-08Mystic,CT
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Johnny Hudson1970-11-07---58.1292B-SS5-10160RR1912-06-30Bryan,TX
    MLB1936-19451936-1945
    Paul McCullough1970-11-07---72.101P5-9190RR1898-07-28New Castle,PA
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Dave Robertson1970-11-05---81.039OF-1B6-0186LL1889-09-25Portsmouth,VA
    MLB1912-19221912-1922
    Freddy Spurgeon1970-11-05---70.0262B-3B5-11160RR1900-10-09Wabash,IN
    MLB1924-19271924-1927
    Red Kellett1970-11-03---61.110SS-2B6-0185RR1909-07-15Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bobby LaMotte1970-11-02---72.258SS-3B5-11160RR1898-02-15Savannah,GA
    MLB1920-19261920-1926
    Johnny Lucas1970-10-31---67.263OF5-10186RL1903-02-10Glen Carbon,IL
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Jimmy Welshwhite1970-10-30---68.020OF-2B6-1174LR1902-10-09Denver,CO
    MLB1925-19301925-1930
    Wedo Martini1970-10-28-57.118P5-10165RR1913-07-01Birmingham,AL
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Willie Underhill1970-10-26---66.049P6-2185RR1904-09-06Yowell,TX
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Andy Oyler1970-10-24---90.1703B-OF5-6138RR1880-05-05Newville,PA
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Sherry Robertson1970-10-23---51.295OF-2B6-0180LR1919-01-01Montreal,QC
    MLB1940-19521940-1952
    Cal Dorsett1970-10-22Heart attack57.133P6-0180RR1913-06-10Lone Oak,TX
    MLB1940-19471940-1947
    Fred Mitchell1970-10-13---92.128P-C5-9185RR1878-06-05Cambridge,MA
    MLB1901-19131901-1913
    Cy Fried1970-10-10---73.077P5-11150LL1897-07-23San Antonio,TX
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Lefty Leifield1970-10-10---87.034P-OF6-1165LL1883-09-05Trenton,IL
    MLB1905-19201905-1920
    Reuben Ewing1970-10-05---70.308SS5-4150RR1899-11-30Odessa,RU
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    George Mohart1970-10-02---78.208P5-9165RR1892-03-06Buffalo,NY
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Lou Novikoff1970-09-30---54.353OF5-10185RR1915-10-12Glendale,AZ
    MLB1941-19461941-1946
    Hank Patterson1970-09-30---63.075C5-11170RR1907-07-17San Francisco,CA
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Biggs Wehde1970-09-21---63.302P5-10180RR1906-11-23Holstein,IA
    MLB1930-19311930-1931
    Oliver Hill1970-09-20---60.338H5-11178LR1909-10-16Powder Springs,GA
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Fred Lamline1970-09-20---83.036P5-11171RR1887-08-14Port Huron,MI
    MLB1912-19151912-1915
    Dave Danforth1970-09-19---80.195P6-0167LL1890-03-07Granger,TX
    MLB1911-19251911-1925
    Ed Corey1970-09-17---71.065P6-0170RR1899-07-13Chicago,IL
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Sam Lanford1970-09-14---84.248P5-9155RR1886-01-08Woodruff,SC
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Jimmie Long1970-09-14---72.075C5-11160RR1898-06-29Fort Dodge,IA
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Lee Riley1970-09-13---64.024OF6-1185LR1906-08-20Princeton,NE
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Gene Ford1970-09-07---58.075P6-2195RR1912-06-23Fort Dodge,IA
    MLB1936-19381936-1938
    Herbert Hill1970-09-01---79.012P5-11175RR1891-08-19Hutchins,TX
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ben Spencer1970-09-01---80.108OF5-8160LL1890-05-15Patapsco,MD
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Heinie Odom1970-08-31---69.3213B6-0170BR1900-10-13Rusk,TX
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Eddie Rommel1970-08-26---72.345P-OF6-2197RR1897-09-13Baltimore,MD
    MLB1920-19321920-1932
    Leo Moon1970-08-25---71.063P5-11165RL1899-06-22Bellemont,NC
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Doc Gautreau1970-08-23---69.0272B-SS5-4129RR1901-07-26Cambridge,MA
    MLB1925-19281925-1928
    Kurt Krieger1970-08-16---43.334P6-3212RR1926-09-16Traisen,AS
    MLB1949-19511949-1951
    Ray Bates1970-08-15---80.1873B-OF6-0165RR1890-02-08Paterson,NJ
    MLB1913-19171913-1917
    Paul Gillespie1970-08-11---49.326C-OF6-3195LR1920-09-18Sugar Valley,GA
    MLB1942-19451942-1945
    Mike Cvengros1970-08-02---68.243P5-8159LL1901-12-01Pana,IL
    MLB1922-19291922-1929
    Walter Briggs1970-07-31---58.192EXEC------------1912-01-20Detroit,MI
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    Charley Moore1970-07-29---85.238SS-2B5-10160RR1884-12-01---
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Whitey Platt1970-07-27---49.339OF-1B6-2195RR1920-08-21West Palm Beach,FL
    MLB1942-19491942-1949
    Herb Hunter1970-07-25Lung disease73.2103B-OF6-0165LR1896-12-25Boston,MA
    MLB1916-19211916-1921
    Harvey Green1970-07-24---55.165P6-2185BR1915-02-09Kenosha,WI
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Emilio Palmero1970-07-15---75.031P5-11157LL1895-06-13Guanabacoa,CU
    MLB1915-19281915-1928
    Jimmy Grant1970-07-08---51.2753B-2B5-8166LR1918-10-06Racine,WI
    MLB1942-19441942-1944
    Harry Wolter1970-07-07---85.359OF-1B5-10175LL1884-07-11Monterey,CA
    MLB1907-19171907-1917
    Herb Hall1970-07-01---77.024P6-4220BR1893-06-05Steeleville,IL
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Ross Reynolds1970-06-23---82.306P6-2185RR1887-08-20Barksdale,TX
    MLB1914-19151914-1915
    Webbo Clarke1970-06-14---42.005P6-0165LL1928-06-08Colon,PN
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    Jakie May1970-06-03---74.189P5-8178RL1895-11-25Youngsville,NC
    MLB1917-19321917-1932
    George Watkins1970-06-01---69.361OF-1B6-0175LR1900-06-04Freestone County,TX
    MLB1930-19361930-1936
    Zip Zabel1970-05-31---79.101P6-1185RR1891-02-18Wetmore,KS
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    Bill Lamar1970-05-24---73.062OF-1B6-1185LR1897-03-21Rockville,MD
    MLB1917-19271917-1927
    Jack Farmer1970-05-21Metastatic Lung Carcinoma77.3092B-OF6-0180RR1892-07-14Granville,TN
    MLB1916-19181916-1918
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Les Fusselman1970-05-21---49.074C6-1195RR1921-03-07Pryor,OK
    MLB1952-19531952-1953
    Ray Schalk1970-05-19---77.278C5-9165RR1892-08-12Harvel,IL
    MLB1912-19291912-1929
    Dutch Ruether1970-05-16---76.243P-1B6-1180LL1893-09-13Alameda,CA
    MLB1917-19271917-1927
    Ed Gerner1970-05-15---72.295P5-8175LL1897-07-22Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Urbane Pickering1970-05-13---70.3433B-2B5-10180RR1899-06-03Hoxie,KS
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Johnny Stuart1970-05-13---69.015P-3B5-11170RR1901-04-27Clinton,TN
    MLB1922-19251922-1925
    Rufus Meadows1970-05-10---62.258P5-11175LL1907-08-25Chase City,VA
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Cal Drummond1970-05-03Stroke52.307UMP6-0185------1917-06-29Ninety Six,SC
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    Art Delaney1970-05-02---75.116P5-10178RR1895-01-05Chicago,IL
    MLB1924-19291924-1929
    Chick Gagnon1970-04-30---72.214SS-3B5-7158RR1897-09-27Milbury,MA
    MLB1922-19241922-1924
    Dan Jessee1970-04-30---69.066H5-10165LR1901-02-22Olive Hill,KY
    ---
    Yats Wuestling1970-04-26---66.190SS-3B5-11167RR1903-10-18St. Louis,MO
    MLB1929-19301929-1930
    Gene Steinbrenner1970-04-25---77.1572B5-8155RR1892-11-17Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Earl Wolgamot1970-04-25---77.123C5-8160RR1892-12-21---
    ---
    Ed Mensor1970-04-20---83.163OF-2B5-6145BR1886-11-07Rogue River,OR
    MLB1912-19141912-1914
    Jake Mooty1970-04-20---57.006P5-10170RR1913-04-13Mislap,TX
    MLB1936-19441936-1944
    Tony York1970-04-18---57.141SS-3B5-10165RR1912-11-27Irene,TX
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Dick Brown1970-04-17---35.090C6-3190RR1935-01-17Shinnston,WV
    MLB1957-19651957-1965
    Mal Eason1970-04-16---91.033P-OF6-0175RR1879-03-13Brookville,PA
    MLB1900-19061900-1906
    Ripper Collins1970-04-15---66.0151B-OF5-9165BL1904-03-30Altoona,PA
    MLB1931-19411931-1941
    Ed Crowley1970-04-14---63.2373B6-1180RR1906-08-20Watkinsville,GA
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Red Shannon1970-04-12---73.0582B-SS5-11170BR1897-02-11Jersey City,NJ
    MLB1915-19261915-1926
    Joe Heving1970-04-11---69.220P6-1185RR1900-09-02Covington,KY
    MLB1930-19451930-1945
    Johnny Meador1970-04-11---77.126P5-10165RR1892-12-04Madison,NC
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Sailor Stroud1970-04-11---84.329P6-0160RR1885-05-15Ironia,NJ
    MLB1910-19161910-1916
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lee Handley1970-04-08---56.2503B-2B5-7160RR1913-07-31Clarion,IA
    MLB1936-19471936-1947
    Ollie Voigt1970-04-07---70.067P6-1170LR1900-01-29Wheaton,IL
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Carl Ray1970-04-03---81.060P5-11170LL1889-01-31Danbury,NC
    MLB1915-19161915-1916
    Dave Hoskins1970-04-02---44.242P6-1180LR1925-08-03Greenwood,MS
    MLB1953-19541953-1954
    Jack Flater1970-03-20---89.177P5-10175RR1880-09-22Sandymount,MD
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Frosty Thomas1970-03-18---88.298P6-0185RR1881-05-23Faucett,MO
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Jim Levey1970-03-14---63.182SS---154BR1906-09-13Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1930-19331930-1933
    Bill Kerksieck1970-03-11---56.094P6-1183RR1913-12-06Ulm,AR
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Bob Adams1970-03-06---63.045P6-0165RR1907-01-20Birmingham,AL
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Everett Bankston1970-02-26-76.276OF5-11180LR1893-05-25Barnesville,GA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Tom Carey1970-02-21---63.1332B-SS5-8170RR1906-10-11Hoboken,NJ
    MLB1935-19461935-1946
    Joe Shaute1970-02-21---70.203P-OF6-0190LL1899-08-01Peckville,PA
    MLB1922-19341922-1934
    Dick Conger1970-02-16---48.318P6-0185RR1921-04-03Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1940-19431940-1943
    Paul Edmondson1970-02-13---27.001P6-5195RR1943-02-12Kansas City,KS
    1965- 21- 419-CHA
    MLB1969-19691969-1969
    John Churry1970-02-08---69.073C5-9172RR1900-11-26Johnstown,PA
    MLB1924-19271924-1927
    Dick Mauney1970-02-06---50.011P5-11164RR1920-01-26Concord,NC
    MLB1945-19471945-1947
    Rudy York1970-02-05---56.1721B-C6-1209RR1913-08-17Ragland,AL
    MLB1934-19481934-1948
    Miguel Fuentes1970-01-29---23.264P6-0160RR1946-05-10Loiza Aldea,PR
    1969-  0-   0-SE1
    MLB1969-19691969-1969
    Orie Arntzen1970-01-28---60.101P6-1200RR1909-10-18Cedar Rapids,IA
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Harvey Grubb1970-01-25---79.1283B6-0165RR1890-09-18Lexington,NC
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Hal McKain1970-01-24---63.198P5-11185LR1906-07-10Logan,IA
    MLB1927-19321927-1932
    Bill Conroy1970-01-23---71.0133B-1B5-8160RR1899-01-09Chicago,IL
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Jim Haislip1970-01-22---78.170P6-1186RR1891-08-04Farmersville,TX
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Casper Asbjornson1970-01-21---60.215C6-1196RR1909-06-19Concord,MA
    MLB1928-19321928-1932
    Harry Shriver1970-01-21---73.139P6-2180RR1896-09-02Wadestown,WV
    MLB1922-19231922-1923
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jack Richardson1970-01-18---78.106P6-3197BR1891-10-03Central City,IL
    MLB1915-19161915-1916
    Alex Mustaikis1970-01-17---60.296P6-3180RR1909-03-26Chelsea,MA
    MLB1940-19401940-1940
    Bill Leard1970-01-15---84.0922B5-10155RR1885-10-14Oneida,NY
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Johnny Murphy1970-01-14---61.183P6-2190RR1908-07-14New York,NY
    MLB1932-19471932-1947
    Andy Bruckmiller1970-01-12---88.009P5-11175RR1882-01-01McKeesport,PA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Harvey Freeman1970-01-10---72.017P5-10160RR1897-12-22Mottville,MI
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Jumbo Elliott1970-01-07---69.076P6-3235RL1900-10-22St. Louis,MO
    MLB1923-19341923-1934
    Brad Springer1970-01-04---65.239P6-0155LL1904-05-09Detroit,MI
    MLB1925-19261925-1926
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