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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1972 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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1972 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Roberto Clemente1972-12-31Plane crash38.135OF-2B5-11175RR1934-08-18Carolina,PR
    MLB1955-19721954-1972
    Dutch Jordan1972-12-23---92.3522B-3B5-10185RR1880-01-05Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1903-19041903-1904
    Gabby Hartnett1972-12-20Cirrhosis72.000C-1B6-1195RR1900-12-20Woonsocket,RI
    MLB1922-19411922-1941
    Rip Conway1972-12-02-76.2262B-3B5-6160LR1896-04-18White Bear Lake,MN
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Bernie Neis1972-11-29---77.063OF-2B5-7160BR1895-09-26Bloomington,IL
    MLB1920-19271920-1927
    George Jackson1972-11-25---90.041OF6-0180RR1882-10-14Springfield,MO
    MLB1911-19131911-1913
    Johnny Echols1972-11-13---55.308H5-10175RR1917-01-09Atlanta,GA
    ---
    Frank Nicholson1972-11-10---83.072P6-2175RR1889-08-29Berlin,PA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Harry Child1972-11-08---67.169P5-11187BR1905-05-23Baltimore,MD
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Phil Voyles1972-11-03---72.174OF5-11175LR1900-05-12Murphy,NC
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Freddy Parent1972-11-02---96.341SS-OF5-7154RR1875-11-25Biddeford,ME
    MLB1899-19111899-1911
    Dutch Dietz1972-10-29---60.262P5-11180RR1912-02-09Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1940-19431940-1943
    Jackie Robinson1972-10-24Heart attack53.2662B-3B5-11204RR1919-01-31Cairo,GA
    MLB1947-19561947-1956
    Allan Russell1972-10-20---79.080P5-11165BR1893-07-31Baltimore,MD
    MLB1915-19251915-1925
    Johnny Rawlings1972-10-16---80.0592B-SS5-8158RR1892-08-17Bloomfield,IA
    MLB1914-19261914-1926
    Danny Taylor1972-10-11---71.292OF5-10190RR1900-12-23Lash,PA
    MLB1926-19361926-1936
    Dave Bancroft1972-10-09---81.171SS-2B5-9160BR1891-04-20Sioux City,IA
    MLB1915-19301915-1930
    Jesse Baker1972-09-26---84.113P5-11188LL1888-06-03Anderson Island,WA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Jerry Lynn1972-09-25---56.1632B5-10164RR1916-04-14Scranton,PA
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Les Bartholomew1972-09-19---69.168P5-11195RL1903-04-04Madison,WI
    MLB1928-19321928-1932
    Eddie Waitkus1972-09-16---53.0121B-OF6-1175LL1919-09-04Cambridge,MA
    MLB1941-19551941-1955
    Charlie Berry1972-09-06---69.323C6-0185RR1902-10-18Phillipsburg,NJ
    MLB1925-19381925-1938
    Bob Bowman1972-09-04---61.336P5-10160RR1910-10-03Keystone,WV
    MLB1939-19421939-1942
    Tom Fisher1972-09-03---91.305P-OF---185RR1880-11-01Anderson,IN
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    Jim Brillheart1972-09-02---68.340P5-11170RL1903-09-28Dublin,VA
    MLB1922-19311922-1931
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ivey Shiver1972-08-31---66.221OF6-1190RR1906-01-22Sylvester,GA
    MLB1931-19341931-1934
    Clem Hausmann1972-08-29---53.012P5-9165RR1919-08-17Houston,TX
    MLB1944-19491944-1949
    Danny MacFayden1972-08-26---67.077P-OF5-11170RR1905-06-10North Truro,MA
    MLB1926-19431926-1943
    Italo Chelini1972-08-25-57.319P5-10175LL1914-10-10San Francisco,CA
    MLB1935-19371935-1937
    Eddie Kenna1972-08-21---74.324C5-7150RR1897-09-30San Francisco,CA
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Dutch Hinrichs1972-08-18---83.112P6-3195RR1889-04-27Orange,CA
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Fred Bailey1972-08-16---76.364OF5-11150LL1895-08-16Mount Hope,WV
    MLB1916-19181916-1918
    Jeff Pfeffer1972-08-15---84.162P-OF6-3210RR1888-03-04Seymour,IL
    MLB1911-19241911-1924
    George Weiss1972-08-13---78.050EXEC------------1894-06-23New Haven,CT
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    Herman Besse1972-08-13---60.363P6-2190LL1911-08-16St. Louis,MO
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
    Red Anderson1972-08-07---60.048P6-3210RR1912-06-19Lawton,IA
    MLB1937-19411937-1941
    Red McKee1972-08-05---82.015C5-11180RR1890-07-20Shawnee,OH
    MLB1913-19161913-1916
    George Batten1972-08-04---80.3002B5-11165RR1891-10-07Haddonfield,NJ
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Rollie Hemsley1972-07-31---65.037C-OF5-10170RR1907-06-24Syracuse,OH
    MLB1928-19471928-1947
    Harry McCurdy1972-07-21---72.309C-1B5-11187LR1899-09-15Stevens Point,WI
    MLB1922-19341922-1934
    Al Spohrer1972-07-17---69.226C5-10175RR1902-12-03Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1928-19351928-1935
    Red Smith1972-07-17---80.096C5-8165RR1892-04-11Logansport,IN
    MLB1917-19181917-1918
    Howie Jones1972-07-15---75.135OF5-11165LL1897-03-01Irwin,PA
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Pepper Peploski1972-07-13---80.3033B5-8155RR1891-09-12Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Johnnie Tyler1972-07-11---65.346OF6-0175BR1906-07-30Mount Pleasant,PA
    MLB1934-19351934-1935
    Leroy Herrmann1972-07-03---66.126P5-10185RR1906-02-27Steward,IL
    MLB1932-19351932-1935
    Rankin Johnson1972-07-02---84.147P6-1185RR1888-02-04Burnet,TX
    MLB1914-19181914-1918
    Will Koenigsmark1972-07-01---76.123P6-4180RR1896-02-27Waterloo,IL
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Mike Kircher1972-06-26---74.268P6-0180BR1897-09-30Rochester,NY
    MLB1919-19211919-1921
    Tom Long1972-06-15---82.013OF5-10165RR1890-06-01Mitchum,AL
    MLB1911-19171911-1917
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Del Bissonette1972-06-09---72.2761B5-11180LL1899-09-06Winthrop,ME
    MLB1928-19331928-1933
    Topper Rigney1972-06-06---75.149SS-3B5-9150RR1897-01-07Groveton,TX
    MLB1922-19271922-1927
    Moe Berg1972-05-29---70.088C-SS6-1185RR1902-03-02Belleville,NJ
    MLB1923-19391923-1939
    Al Gerheauser1972-05-28---54.338P-OF6-3190LL1917-06-24St. Louis,MO
    MLB1943-19481943-1948
    Bob Hasty1972-05-28---76.024P6-3210RR1896-05-03Canton,GA
    MLB1919-19241919-1924
    Dick Fowler1972-05-22---51.053P6-4215RR1921-03-30Toronto,ON
    MLB1941-19521941-1952
    Hoge Workman1972-05-20---72.237P5-11170RR1899-09-25Huntington,WV
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Wally Dashiell1972-05-20---70.011SS5-9170RR1902-05-09Jewett,TX
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Babe Barna1972-05-18---57.077OF-1B6-2210LR1915-03-02Clarksburg,WV
    MLB1937-19431937-1943
    John Milligan1972-05-15---68.113P5-10172RL1904-01-22Schuylerville,NY
    MLB1928-19341928-1934
    Dixie Parker1972-05-15---77.020C5-11160LR1895-04-24Forest Home,AL
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Jim Scott1972-05-12---83.231P6-1235RR1888-09-22Deadwood,SD
    ---
    Danny Schell1972-05-11---44.136OF6-1195RR1927-12-26Fostoria,MI
    MLB1954-19551954-1955
    Suds Sutherland1972-05-11---78.079P-OF6-0180RR1894-02-20Beaverton,OR
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Lynn King1972-05-11---64.165OF5-9165LR1907-11-28Villisca,IA
    MLB1935-19391935-1939
    Vic Sorrell1972-05-04---71.025P5-10180RR1901-04-09Morrisville,NC
    MLB1928-19371928-1937
    Jack Smith1972-05-02---76.313OF5-8165LL1895-06-23Chicago,IL
    MLB1915-19291915-1929
    Charlie Miller1972-04-23---80.108SS---------R1892-01-04Warrensburg,MO
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Dino Chiozza1972-04-23---59.297SS6-0170LR1912-06-30Memphis,TN
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Frank Drews1972-04-22---55.3322B5-10175RR1916-05-25Buffalo,NY
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Roy Leslie1972-04-09---77.2281B6-1175RR1894-08-23Bailey,TX
    MLB1917-19221917-1922
    Gus Fisher1972-04-08---86.168C-1B5-10175LR1885-10-21Pottsboro,TX
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    Alvin Crowder1972-04-03Heart disease73.081P5-10170LR1899-01-11Winston-Salem,NC
    MLB1926-19361926-1936
    Gil Hodges1972-04-02Heart attack47.3631B-OF6-1200RR1924-04-04Princeton,IN
    MLB1943-19631943-1963
    Davy Jones1972-03-30---91.272OF5-10165LR1880-06-30Cambria,WI
    MLB1901-19181901-1918
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Cy Moore1972-03-28---67.049P6-1178RR1905-02-07Elberton,GA
    MLB1929-19341929-1934
    Donie Bush1972-03-28---84.170SS-3B5-6140BR1887-10-08Indianapolis,IN
    MLB1908-19231908-1923
    Dick Coffman1972-03-24---65.096P6-2195RR1906-12-18Veto,AL
    MLB1927-19451927-1945
    Red Bird1972-03-23-81.331P5-11170LL1890-04-25Stephenville,TX
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Gordie Hinkle1972-03-19---66.350C6-0185RR1905-04-03Toronto,OH
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Frank Bushey1972-03-18---65.229P6-0180RR1906-08-01Wheaton,KS
    MLB1927-19301927-1930
    Pie Traynor1972-03-16---72.1243B-SS6-0170RR1899-11-11Framingham,MA
    MLB1920-19371920-1937
    Zack Wheat1972-03-11---83.291OF5-10170LR1888-05-23Hamilton,MO
    MLB1909-19271909-1927
    George Cunningham1972-03-10---77.239P-OF5-11185RR1894-07-13Sturgeon Lake,MN
    MLB1916-19191916-1919
    Stan Jok1972-03-06---45.3073B-OF6-0190RR1926-05-03Buffalo,NY
    MLB1954-19551954-1955
    Watty Clark1972-03-04---69.292P6-0175LL1902-05-16St. Joseph,LA
    MLB1924-19371924-1937
    Dizzy Trout1972-02-28---56.243P6-2195RR1915-06-29Sandcut,IN
    MLB1939-19571939-1957
    Phil Hensiek1972-02-21---70.130P6-0160RR1901-10-13St. Louis,MO
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Fuller Thompson1972-02-19---82.292P5-11164RR1889-05-01Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Lew Malone1972-02-17---74.3393B-2B5-11175RR1897-03-13Baltimore,MD
    MLB1915-19191915-1919
    Pep Goodwin1972-02-15---80.056SS5-10160LR1891-12-19Pocatello,ID
    ---
    Jim Sullivan1972-02-12---77.311P5-11165RR1894-04-05Mine Run,VA
    MLB1921-19231921-1923
    Chico Ruiz1972-02-09---33.0652B-3B6-0173BR1938-12-05Santo Domingo,CU
    1958-  0-   0-CIN
    MLB1964-19711964-1971
    Frankie Zak1972-02-06---49.348SS-2B5-10150RR1922-02-22Passaic,NJ
    MLB1944-19461944-1946
    Joe Green1972-02-04---74.138H6-2170RR1897-09-17Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Dick Burrus1972-02-02---74.0021B-OF5-11175LL1898-01-29Hatteras,NC
    MLB1919-19281919-1928
    Heinie Stafford1972-01-29---80.088H5-7160RR1891-11-01Orleans,VT
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Fred Nicholson1972-01-23---77.142OF-1B5-10173RR1894-09-01Honey Grove,TX
    MLB1917-19221917-1922
    Dick Loftus1972-01-21---70.319OF-1B6-0155LR1901-03-07Concord,MA
    MLB1924-19251924-1925
    Glenn Crawford1972-01-02-58.030OF-SS5-9165LR1913-12-02North Branch,MI
    MLB1945-19461945-1946
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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