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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1973 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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1973 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Joe Riggert1973-12-10---86.363OF5-9170RR1886-12-11Janesville,WI
    MLB1911-19191911-1919
    Spencer Pumpelly1973-12-05---80.237P5-11175------1893-04-11Owego,NY
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Skinny Graham1973-12-01---74.108P6-2172RR1899-08-14Oak Grove,AL
    MLB1924-19291924-1929
    Alex Metzler1973-11-30---70.330OF5-9167LR1903-01-04Fresno,CA
    MLB1925-19301925-1930
    Tom Hamilton1973-11-29---48.0601B-OF6-4213LR1925-09-29Altoona,KS
    MLB1952-19531952-1953
    Ed Holly1973-11-27---94.143SS-2B5-10165RR1879-07-06Chicago,IL
    MLB1906-19071906-1907
    Tom Kane1973-11-26---66.3462B5-10160RR1906-12-15Chicago,IL
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Phil Todt1973-11-15---72.0971B-OF6-0175LL1901-08-09St. Louis,MO
    MLB1924-19311924-1931
    Gene Bailey1973-11-14---79.353OF-1B5-8160RR1893-11-25Pearsall,TX
    MLB1917-19241917-1924
    Denver Grigsby1973-11-10---72.230OF5-9155LR1901-03-25Jackson,KY
    MLB1923-19251923-1925
    Bruce Hitt1973-11-10---76.239P6-1190RR1897-03-14Comanche,TX
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Bob Chipman1973-11-08---55.028P6-2190LL1918-10-11Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1941-19521941-1952
    Bert Hogg1973-11-05---60.1973B5-11162RR1913-04-21Detroit,MI
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Greasy Neale1973-11-02---81.361OF6-0170LR1891-11-05Parkersburg,WV
    MLB1916-19241916-1924
    George Beck1973-10-29---83.249P5-11165RR1890-02-21South Bend,IN
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Bennie Tate1973-10-27---71.328C5-8165LR1901-12-03Whitwell,TN
    MLB1924-19341924-1934
    Eddie Yount1973-10-26---57.311OF6-1185RR1915-12-19Newton,NC
    MLB1937-19391937-1939
    Al Brazle1973-10-24---60.005P6-2185LL1913-10-19Loyal,OK
    MLB1943-19541943-1954
    Ben Van Dyke1973-10-22---85.066P6-1150RL1888-08-15Clintonville,PA
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Red Miller1973-10-20---76.249P5-11195RR1897-02-11Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Icehouse Wilson1973-10-13---61.028H6-0186RR1912-09-14Maricopa,CA
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Jim Mattox1973-10-12---76.298C5-9168LR1896-12-17Leesville,VA
    MLB1922-19231922-1923
    Ray Haley1973-10-08---82.257C5-11180RR1891-01-23Danbury,IA
    MLB1915-19171915-1917
    Reb Russell1973-09-30---84.169P-OF5-11185LL1889-04-12Jackson,MS
    MLB1913-19231913-1923
    Tommy Nelson1973-09-24---56.1463B-2B5-11180RR1917-05-01Chicago,IL
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bruce Sloan1973-09-24---58.355OF5-9195LL1914-10-04McAlester,OK
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Jesse Fowler1973-09-23---74.327P5-10158RL1898-10-30Spartanburg,SC
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Jim Bishop1973-09-20---75.234P6-0195RR1898-01-28Montgomery City,MO
    MLB1923-19241923-1924
    Dave Harris1973-09-18---73.065OF-3B5-11170RR1900-07-14Summerfield,NC
    MLB1925-19341925-1934
    Doug Smith1973-09-18---81.114P5-10168LL1892-05-25Millers Falls,MA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Tom Long1973-09-16---75.146P5-9154LL1898-04-22Memphis,TN
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Rene Monteagudo1973-09-14---57.185P-OF5-7165LL1916-03-12Havana,CU
    MLB1938-19451938-1945
    Sloppy Thurston1973-09-14---74.103P-OF5-11165RR1899-06-02Fremont,NE
    MLB1923-19331923-1933
    Vince Barton1973-09-13---65.224OF6-0180LR1908-02-01Edmonton,AB
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Johnny McCarthy1973-09-13---63.2491B-OF6-1185LL1910-01-07Chicago,IL
    MLB1934-19481934-1948
    Bernie Boland1973-09-12---81.233P-OF5-8168RR1892-01-21Rochester,NY
    MLB1915-19211915-1921
    Del Baker1973-09-11---81.129C5-11176RR1892-05-03Sherwood,OR
    MLB1914-19161914-1916
    Roy Johnson1973-09-10---70.199OF-3B5-9175LR1903-02-23Pryor,OK
    MLB1929-19381929-1938
    Tom Maggard1973-09-09---23.214OF-C6-6215RR1950-02-07Norwalk,CA
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    Charlie Kavanagh1973-09-06---80.088H5-9165RR1893-06-09Chicago,IL
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Chick Davies1973-09-05---81.181P-OF5-8145LL1892-03-06Peabody,MA
    MLB1914-19261914-1926
    Jack Fournier1973-09-05---83.3411B-OF6-0195LR1889-09-28AuSable,MI
    MLB1912-19271912-1927
    Herman Layne1973-08-27---72.195OF5-11165RR1901-02-13New Haven,WV
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Gene Ford1973-08-23-92.127P6-0170RR1881-04-16Milton,NS
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Ira Hutchinson1973-08-21---62.355P5-10180RR1910-08-31Chicago,IL
    MLB1933-19451933-1945
    Wild Bill Luhrsen1973-08-15---89.121P5-9165RR1884-04-14Buckley,IL
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Claude Willoughby1973-08-14---74.272P5-9165RR1898-11-14Buffalo,KS
    MLB1925-19311925-1931
    Wilbur Cooper1973-08-07---81.163P-OF5-11175RL1892-02-24Bearsville,WV
    MLB1912-19261912-1926
    Don Fisher1973-07-29---57.173P6-0210RR1916-02-06Cleveland,OH
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Evar Swanson1973-07-17---70.275OF5-9170RR1902-10-15DeKalb,IL
    MLB1929-19341929-1934
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jim Murray1973-07-15---72.196P6-2210BL1900-12-31Scranton,PA
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Billy Urbanski1973-07-12---70.037SS-3B5-8165RR1903-06-05Linoleumville,NY
    MLB1931-19371931-1937
    George Edmondson1973-07-11---77.052P6-1179RR1896-05-18Waxahachie,TX
    MLB1922-19241922-1924
    Paul Musser1973-07-07---84.012P6-0175RR1889-06-24Millheim,PA
    MLB1912-19191912-1919
    Wickey McAvoy1973-07-06---78.256C-1B5-11172RR1894-10-22Rochester,NY
    MLB1913-19191913-1919
    Walter Schmidt1973-07-04---86.105C5-9159RR1887-03-20Coal Hill,AR
    MLB1916-19251916-1925
    Chick Hafey1973-07-02---70.140OF6-0185RR1903-02-12Berkeley,CA
    MLB1924-19371924-1937
    George McBride1973-07-02---92.223SS-3B5-11170RR1880-11-20Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1901-19201901-1920
    Doc Cook1973-06-30---87.005OF6-0170LR1886-06-24Witt,TX
    MLB1913-19161913-1916
    Cliff Aberson1973-06-23-51.299OF6-0200RR1921-08-28Chicago,IL
    MLB1947-19491947-1949
    Fritz Scheeren1973-06-17---81.281OF6-0180RR1891-09-08Kokomo,IN
    MLB1914-19151914-1915
    Fred Johnson1973-06-14---79.095P6-0185RR1894-03-10Tolar,TX
    MLB1922-19391922-1939
    Twink Twining1973-06-14---79.014P6-0168RR1894-05-30Horsham,PA
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Irv Bartling1973-06-12---58.350SS-3B6-0175RR1914-06-27Bay City,MI
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Walt Golvin1973-06-11---79.1291B6-0165LL1894-02-01Hershey,NE
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Kemp Wicker1973-06-11---66.302P5-11182RL1906-08-13Kernersville,NC
    MLB1936-19411936-1941
    Tom Padden1973-06-10---64.246C5-11170RR1908-10-06Manchester,NH
    MLB1932-19431932-1943
    Fletcher Low1973-06-06---80.0593B5-10175RR1893-04-07Essex,MA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Jack Mills1973-06-03---83.2223B6-0165LR1889-10-23South Williamstown,MA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Lore Bader1973-06-02---85.034P6-0175LR1888-04-27Bader,IL
    MLB1912-19181912-1918
    Fred Heimach1973-06-01---72.124P-1B6-0175LL1901-01-27Camden,NJ
    MLB1920-19331920-1933
    Jim Breton1973-05-30-81.3183B-SS5-10178RR1891-07-15Chicago,IL
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    Chicken Hawks1973-05-26---77.1111B-OF5-11167LL1896-02-03San Francisco,CA
    MLB1921-19251921-1925
    Herm Wehmeier1973-05-21---46.092P6-2200RR1927-02-18Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1945-19581945-1958
    Jim Moore1973-05-19---69.156P6-0165RR1903-12-14Prescott,AR
    MLB1928-19321928-1932
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Herb Kelly1973-05-18---80.346P5-9160LL1892-06-04Mobile,AL
    MLB1914-19151914-1915
    Ralph Miller1973-05-08---100.052P-OF5-11170RR1873-03-15Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1898-18991898-1899
    Bobby Reis1973-05-01---64.119P-OF6-1175RR1909-01-02Woodside,NY
    MLB1931-19381931-1938
    Ernie Manning1973-04-28---82.200P-3B6-0175LR1890-10-09Florala,AL
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Vic Aldridge1973-04-17---79.173P5-9175RR1893-10-25Indian Springs,IN
    MLB1917-19281917-1928
    Lefty Weinert1973-04-17---70.361P6-1195LL1902-04-21Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1919-19311919-1931
    Clarence Blethen1973-04-11---79.273P5-11165LR1893-07-11Dover-Foxcroft,ME
    MLB1923-19291923-1929
    Ernie Smith1973-04-06---73.176SS5-8155RR1899-10-11Totowa,NJ
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Tex Jeanes1973-04-05---72.107OF-P6-0176RR1900-12-19Maypearl,TX
    MLB1921-19271921-1927
    George Sisler1973-03-26---80.0011B-OF5-11170LL1893-03-24Manchester,OH
    MLB1915-19301915-1930
    Bill McCorry1973-03-22---85.255P5-9157LR1887-07-09Saranac Lake,NY
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Walt Leverenz1973-03-19---84.239P-OF5-10175LL1888-07-21Chicago,IL
    MLB1913-19151913-1915
    Jesse Altenburg1973-03-12---80.067OF5-9158LR1893-01-02Ashley,MI
    MLB1916-19171916-1917
    Pete Schmidt1973-03-11---82.230P5-11175RR1890-07-23Lowden,IA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Syl Simon1973-02-28---75.0753B-SS5-10170RR1897-12-14Evansville,IN
    MLB1923-19241923-1924
    Gilly Campbell1973-02-21---65.008C-1B5-7182LR1908-02-13Kansas City,KS
    MLB1933-19381933-1938
    Paul Johnson1973-02-14---76.163OF5-8160RR1896-09-02North Grosvenor Dale,CT
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Roy Spencer1973-02-08---72.351C5-10168RR1900-02-22Scranton,NC
    MLB1925-19381925-1938
    Lou Bevil1973-02-01---50.066P5-11190BR1922-11-27Nelson,IL
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Scotty Alcock1973-01-30---87.0613B-2B5-9160RR1885-11-29Wooster,OH
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Pat Hardgrove1973-01-26---77.260H5-10158RR1895-05-10Palmyra,KS
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Ray Callahan1973-01-23---81.146P5-10170LL1891-08-29Ashland,WI
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Al Halt1973-01-22---82.0593B-2B6-0180RR1890-11-23Sandusky,OH
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Rivington Bisland1973-01-11---82.327SS-3B5-9155RR1890-02-17New York,NY
    MLB1912-19141912-1914
    Doc Hamann1973-01-11---72.020P6-1180RR1900-12-21New Ulm,MN
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Al Cypert1973-01-09---83.1533B5-10150RR1889-08-08Little Rock,AR
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Lyn Lary1973-01-09---66.346SS-3B6-0165RR1906-01-28Armona,CA
    MLB1929-19401929-1940
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