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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1971 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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1971 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Cliff Daringer1971-12-26---86.258SS-3B5-7155LR1885-04-10Hayden,IN
    ---
    Zelman Jack1971-12-23---25.118OF5-11175RR1946-08-26Pittsburg,CA
    1965- 11- 202-PIT
    ---
    Tom Fitzsimmons1971-12-20---81.2563B6-1190RR1890-04-06Oakland,CA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Ferdie Schupp1971-12-16---80.333P5-10150RL1891-01-16Louisville,KY
    MLB1913-19221913-1922
    Mike Ryba1971-12-13---68.187P-C5-11195RR1903-06-09DeLancey,PA
    MLB1935-19461935-1946
    Bill Kellogg1971-12-12---87.1991B-2B5-10153RR1884-05-25Albany,NY
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    George Dunlop1971-12-12---83.144SS-3B5-10170RR1888-07-19Meriden,CT
    MLB1913-19141913-1914
    Walter Ockey1971-12-04---51.334P6-0175RR1920-01-04New York,NY
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Ed Fallenstein1971-11-24---62.336P6-3180RR1908-12-22Newark,NJ
    MLB1931-19331931-1933
    Norm Branch1971-11-21---56.243P6-3200RR1915-03-22Spokane,WA
    MLB1941-19421941-1942
    Bill Dreesen1971-11-09---67.1053B5-7160LR1904-07-26New York,NY
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Joe Palmisano1971-11-05---68.351C-2B5-8160RR1902-11-19West Point,GA
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Sam Jones1971-11-05---45.325P6-4200RR1925-12-14Stewartsville,OH
    MLB1951-19641951-1964
    Bud Messenger1971-11-04---73.274P6-0175RR1898-02-01Grand Blanc,MI
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Dink O'Brien1971-11-04---77.050C5-8160RR1894-09-13San Francisco,CA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Polly McLarry1971-11-04---80.2232B-1B6-0185LR1891-03-25Leonard,TX
    MLB1912-19151912-1915
    Charlie Harding1971-10-30---80.299P6-2172RR1891-01-03Nashville,TN
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Howard Fahey1971-10-24---79.1203B-2B5-7145RR1892-06-24Medford,MA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Woody Upchurch1971-10-23---60.192P6-0180RL1911-04-13Buies Creek,NC
    MLB1935-19361935-1936
    Jesse Petty1971-10-23---76.333P6-0195RL1894-11-23Orr,OK
    MLB1921-19301921-1930
    Mike Massey1971-10-17---78.0172B6-0195BR1893-09-28Galveston,TX
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Dave Coble1971-10-15---58.294C6-1183RR1912-12-24Monroe,NC
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Doc Prothro1971-10-14---78.0883B-SS5-10170RR1893-07-16Memphis,TN
    MLB1920-19261920-1926
    Murray Wall1971-10-08---45.018P6-3185RR1926-09-19Dallas,TX
    MLB1950-19591950-1959
    Les Barnhart1971-10-07---66.225P6-0180RR1905-02-23Hoxie,KS
    MLB1928-19301928-1930
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Mack1971-09-30---86.228P6-1155LL1885-02-12Elmira,NY
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Lefty Wolf1971-09-25---71.106P5-10163RL1900-06-10Hartford,CT
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Tony Venzon1971-09-20---56.108UMP6-2205------1915-06-04Thurber,TX
    ---
    Hack Miller1971-09-17---77.257OF5-9195RR1894-01-01New York,NY
    MLB1916-19251916-1925
    Roberto Ortiz1971-09-15---56.077OF6-4200RR1915-06-30Camaguey,CU
    MLB1941-19501941-1950
    Bill Holden1971-09-14---82.005OF6-0170RR1889-09-07Birmingham,AL
    MLB1913-19141913-1914
    Rube Melton1971-09-11---54.195P6-5205RR1917-02-27Cramerton,NC
    MLB1941-19471941-1947
    Artie Dede1971-09-06---76.055C5-9155RR1895-07-12Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Andy Kyle1971-09-06---81.310OF5-8160LL1889-10-29Toronto,ON
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Joe Hassler1971-09-04---66.149SS6-0165RR1905-04-07Fort Smith,AR
    MLB1928-19301928-1930
    Bill Clarkson1971-08-27---72.333P5-11160RR1898-09-27Portsmouth,VA
    MLB1927-19291927-1929
    Mitch Chetkovich1971-08-24---54.033P6-3208RR1917-07-21Fairpoint,OH
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Jim McCloskey1971-08-18---61.083P5-9180LL1910-05-26Danville,PA
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
    Walter Mueller1971-08-16---76.252OF5-8160RR1894-12-06Central,MO
    MLB1922-19261922-1926
    Shorty Dee1971-08-12---81.310SS5-6155RR1889-10-04Halifax,NS
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Rusty Pence1971-08-11---71.152P6-0185RR1900-03-11Marine,IL
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Frank Lamanske1971-08-04---64.307P5-11170LL1906-09-30Oglesby,IL
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Myril Hoag1971-07-28---63.140OF-P5-11180RR1908-03-09Davis,CA
    MLB1931-19451931-1945
    Harry Wolfe1971-07-28---80.245OF-SS5-8160RR1890-11-24Cleveland,OH
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Chick Lathers1971-07-26---82.2753B-2B6-0180LR1888-10-22Detroit,MI
    MLB1910-19111910-1911
    Chief Meyers1971-07-25---90.359C5-11194RR1880-07-29Riverside,CA
    MLB1909-19171909-1917
    Harry Suter1971-07-24---83.311P5-10190LL1887-09-15Independence,MO
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Harry Pattee1971-07-17---89.1792B5-8149LR1882-01-17Charlestown,MA
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Earl McNeely1971-07-16---73.063OF-1B5-9155RR1898-05-12Sacramento,CA
    MLB1924-19311924-1931
    Dee Walsh1971-07-14---81.106OF-SS5-9165BR1890-03-28St. Louis,MO
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ed Weiland1971-07-12---56.227P5-11180LR1914-11-26Evanston,IL
    MLB1940-19421940-1942
    Wally Judnich1971-07-12---54.168OF-1B6-1205LL1917-01-24San Francisco,CA
    MLB1940-19491940-1949
    Mike Konnick1971-07-09---82.175C-SS5-9180RR1889-01-13Glen Lyon,PA
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Ed Doherty1971-07-08------EXEC------------------
    ---
    Ray Phelps1971-07-07---67.208P6-2200RR1903-12-11Dunlap,TN
    MLB1930-19361930-1936
    Chester Emerson1971-07-02---81.246OF5-8165LR1889-10-27Stow,ME
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    Frank Mack1971-07-02---71.149P---180RR1900-02-02Oklahoma City,OK
    MLB1922-19251922-1925
    Walt Kinney1971-07-01---77.293P-OF6-2186LL1893-09-09Denison,TX
    MLB1918-19231918-1923
    Bert Graham1971-06-19---85.0751B-2B5-11187BR1886-04-03Tilton,IL
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Jack White1971-06-19---65.2912B-SS5-7150BR1905-08-31New York,NY
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Steve Partenheimer1971-06-16---79.2893B5-8145RR1891-08-30Greenfield,MA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Vern Spencer1971-06-03---77.117OF5-7165LR1894-02-04Wixom,MI
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Jack Doscher1971-05-27---90.302P6-1205LL1880-07-27Troy,NY
    MLB1903-19081903-1908
    Judge Nagle1971-05-26---91.075P6-0176RR1880-03-10Santa Rosa,CA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Charlie Grover1971-05-24---80.337P6-1185LR1890-06-20Huntington Township,OH
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Tommy Thompson1971-05-24---61.004OF-1B5-9155LR1910-05-19Elkhart,IL
    MLB1933-19391933-1939
    Martn Dihigo1971-05-20Cerebral thrombosis64.360P-2B------RR1906-05-25Matanzas,CU
    ---
    Goose Goslin1971-05-15---70.210OF-3B5-11185LR1900-10-16Salem,NJ
    MLB1921-19381921-1938
    Heinie Manush1971-05-12---69.295OF-1B6-1200LL1901-07-20Tuscumbia,AL
    MLB1923-19391923-1939
    Jeff McCleskey1971-05-11---79.1853B5-11160LR1891-11-06Americus,GA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Eddie Edmonson1971-05-10---81.1691B-OF6-0175LR1889-11-20Hopewell,PA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Billy Mullen1971-05-04---75.1003B-2B5-8160RR1896-01-23St. Louis,MO
    MLB1920-19281920-1928
    Slim Harrell1971-04-30---80.272P6-3180RR1890-07-31Grandview,TX
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Joe Agler1971-04-26---83.3171B5-11165LL1887-06-12Coshocton,OH
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Max West1971-04-25---66.284OF5-11165RR1904-07-14Sunset,TX
    MLB1928-19291928-1929
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Erv Lange1971-04-24---83.254P5-10170RR1887-08-12Forest Park,IL
    ---
    William Eckert1971-04-16---62.085EXEC------------1909-01-20Freeport,IL
    ---
    Ron Northey1971-04-16---50.354OF-3B5-10195LR1920-04-26Mahanoy City,PA
    MLB1942-19571942-1957
    Mickey Harris1971-04-15---54.074P6-0195LL1917-01-30New York,NY
    MLB1940-19521940-1952
    Troy Puckett1971-04-13---81.122P6-2186LR1889-12-10Winchester,IN
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Ed Lafitte1971-04-12---85.003P-OF6-2188RR1886-04-07New Orleans,LA
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Bert Brenner1971-04-11---83.266P6-0175RR1887-07-18Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Elmer Eggert1971-04-09---69.0692B5-9160RR1902-01-29Rochester,NY
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Carl Mays1971-04-04---79.142P5-11195LR1891-11-12Liberty,KY
    MLB1915-19291915-1929
    Jack Boyle1971-04-03Bright's Disease81.2663B-SS5-11165LR1889-07-09Morris,IL
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Sam Post1971-03-31---74.1321B6-1170LL1896-11-17Richmond,VA
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Gus Salve1971-03-29---85.088P6-0190LL1885-12-29Boston,MA
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Tony Welzer1971-03-18---71.346P5-11160RR1899-04-05Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1926-19271926-1927
    Ralph Birkofer1971-03-16---62.130P5-11213LL1908-11-05Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1933-19371933-1937
    Joe Fautsch1971-03-16---84.014H5-10162RR1887-02-28Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Clyde Barfoot1971-03-11---79.245P6-0170RR1891-07-08Richmond,VA
    MLB1922-19261922-1926
    Bill James1971-03-10---78.361P6-3196RR1892-03-12Iowa Hill,CA
    MLB1913-19191913-1919
    Tripp Sigman1971-03-08---72.048OF6-0180LR1899-01-17Mooresville,NC
    MLB1929-19301929-1930
    Johnny Podgajny1971-03-02---50.264P6-2173RR1920-06-10Chester,PA
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
    Lou Chiozza1971-02-28-60.2872B-3B6-0172LR1910-05-17Tallulah,LA
    MLB1934-19391934-1939
    Irv Porter1971-02-20---82.277OF5-9155BR1888-05-17Lynn,MA
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Chuck Hostetler1971-02-18---67.149OF6-0175LR1903-09-22McClellandtown,PA
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Cedric Durst1971-02-16---74.175OF-1B5-11160LL1896-08-23Austin,TX
    MLB1922-19301922-1930
    Bobby Burke1971-02-08---64.016P6-0150LL1907-01-23Joliet,IL
    MLB1927-19371927-1937
    Steve Yerkes1971-01-31---82.2592B-SS5-9165RR1888-05-15Hatboro,PA
    MLB1909-19161909-1916
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bruce Connatser1971-01-27---68.1301B5-11170RR1902-09-19Sevierville,TN
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Cy Malis1971-01-12---63.320P5-11175RR1907-02-26Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Elmer Flick1971-01-09---94.362OF-2B5-9168LR1876-01-11Bedford,OH
    MLB1898-19101898-1910
    Hal Rhyne1971-01-07---71.282SS-2B5-8163RR1899-03-30Paso Robles,CA
    MLB1926-19331926-1933
    Dud Lee1971-01-07---71.137SS-2B5-9150LR1899-08-22Denver,CO
    MLB1920-19261920-1926
    Harry Rice1971-01-01---69.039OF-3B5-9185LR1901-11-22Ware Station,IL
    MLB1923-19331923-1933
    Joe Lotz1971-01-01---79.363P5-8175RR1891-01-02Remsen,IA
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
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