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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1974 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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1974 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Al Shaw1974-12-30---93.302OF-SS5-8170LR1881-03-01Toledo,IL
    MLB1907-19091907-1909
    Jack Salveson1974-12-28---60.356P6-0180RR1914-01-05Fullerton,CA
    MLB1933-19451933-1945
    Allyn Stout1974-12-22---70.051P5-10167RR1904-10-31Peoria,IL
    MLB1931-19431931-1943
    Harry Hooper1974-12-18---87.115OF-P5-10168LR1887-08-24Bell Station,CA
    MLB1909-19251909-1925
    Gordon Maltzberger1974-12-11---62.097P6-0170RR1912-09-04Utopia,TX
    MLB1943-19471943-1947
    Bert Niehoff1974-12-08---90.2072B-3B5-10170RR1884-05-13Louisville,CO
    MLB1913-19181913-1918
    Red Dorman1974-12-07Kdiney failure69.064OF5-10180RR1905-10-03Jacksonville,IL
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Jim Beckman1974-12-05-69.278P5-10172RR1905-03-01Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Dick Luebke1974-12-04---39.240P6-4200RL1935-04-08Chicago,IL
    1954-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1962-19621962-1962
    Cy Twombly1974-12-03---77.169P5-10170LL1897-06-15Groveland,MA
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Eddie Dent1974-11-25---86.351P6-1190RR1887-12-08Baltimore,MD
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Herb Brett1974-11-25-74.185P6-0175RR1900-05-23Lawrenceville,VA
    MLB1924-19251924-1925
    Frank Wilson1974-11-25---73.218OF6-0185LR1901-04-20Malden,MA
    MLB1924-19281924-1928
    Johnny Weekly1974-11-24---37.162OF6-0200RR1937-06-14Waterproof,LA
    1956-  0-   0-NY1
    MLB1962-19641962-1964
    Babe Twombly1974-11-23---78.308OF-2B5-10165LR1896-01-18Jamaica Plain,MA
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Leon Pettit1974-11-21---72.150P5-10165LL1902-06-23Waynesburg,PA
    MLB1935-19371935-1937
    Pep Rambert1974-11-16---58.106P6-0175RR1916-08-01Cleveland,OH
    MLB1939-19401939-1940
    Ben Paschal1974-11-10---79.027OF5-11185RR1895-10-13Enterprise,AL
    MLB1915-19291915-1929
    Mel Simons1974-11-10---74.131OF5-10175LR1900-07-01Carlyle,IL
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Harry Fritz1974-11-04---84.0333B5-8170RR1890-09-30Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Doc Wood1974-11-03---74.247SS5-10150RR1900-02-28Batesville,MS
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Joe Bush1974-11-01---81.337P-OF5-9173RR1892-11-27Brainerd,MN
    MLB1912-19281912-1928
    Buddy Myer1974-10-31---70.2282B-SS5-10163LR1904-03-16Ellisville,MS
    MLB1925-19411925-1941
    Jimmy Shevlin1974-10-30---65.1121B5-10155LL1909-07-09Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1930-19341930-1934
    Orie Kerlin1974-10-29---83.278C5-7149LR1891-01-23Summerfield,LA
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    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    George Wilson1974-10-29---49.059OF-1B6-1185LR1925-08-30Cherryville,NC
    MLB1952-19561952-1956
    Sam Rice1974-10-13---84.234OF-P5-9150LR1890-02-20Morocco,IN
    MLB1915-19341915-1934
    Frank Fletcher1974-10-07---83.214H5-10165RR1891-03-06Hildreth,IL
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Ed Grimes1974-10-05---69.0263B-2B5-10165RR1905-09-08Chicago,IL
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    By Speece1974-09-29---77.264P5-11170RR1897-01-06West Baden,IN
    MLB1924-19301924-1930
    Willie Hogan1974-09-28---90.012OF-1B5-10175RR1884-09-14North San Juan,CA
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    Lefty Stewart1974-09-26---74.002P-2B5-10160RL1900-09-23Sparta,TN
    MLB1921-19351921-1935
    Cliff Brady1974-09-25---77.2012B5-5140RR1897-03-06St. Louis,MO
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Dick Porter1974-09-24---72.268OF-2B5-10170LR1901-12-30Princess Anne,MD
    MLB1929-19341929-1934
    Al Huenke1974-09-20-83.085P6-0175RR1891-06-26New Bremen,OH
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Zack Taylor1974-09-19---76.052C5-11180RR1898-07-27Yulee,FL
    MLB1920-19351920-1935
    Frank Walker1974-09-16---79.358OF5-11165RR1894-09-22Enoree,SC
    MLB1917-19251917-1925
    Sammy Hale1974-09-06---77.3593B-OF5-8160RR1896-09-10Glen Rose,TX
    MLB1920-19301920-1930
    Jake Miller1974-08-24---78.265OF5-10170RR1895-12-01Baltimore,MD
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Augie Bergamo1974-08-19---57.185OF-1B5-9165LL1917-02-14Detroit,MI
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Johnny Barrett1974-08-17---58.242OF5-10170LL1915-12-18Lowell,MA
    MLB1942-19461942-1946
    Howie Pollet1974-08-08---53.042P6-1175LL1921-06-26New Orleans,LA
    MLB1941-19561941-1956
    Ty Pickup1974-08-02---76.276OF6-0180RR1897-10-29Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Tom Kirk1974-08-01---46.308H5-10182LL1927-09-27Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Walter Signer1974-07-23---63.284P6-0185RR1910-10-12New York,NY
    MLB1943-19451943-1945
    Dizzy Dean1974-07-17---64.181P6-2182RR1910-01-16Lucas,AR
    MLB1930-19471930-1947
    Leo Mangum1974-07-09---78.044P6-1187RR1896-05-24Durham,NC
    MLB1924-19351924-1935
    Duster Mails1974-07-05---79.276P6-0195LL1894-10-01San Quentin,CA
    MLB1915-19261915-1926
    Jack Compton1974-07-04---92.116P5-9157RR1882-03-09Lancaster,OH
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Paul Strand1974-07-02---80.193OF-P6-0190RL1893-12-19Carbonado,MO
    MLB1913-19241913-1924
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Mule Haas1974-06-30---70.258OF-1B6-1175LR1903-10-15Montclair,NJ
    MLB1925-19381925-1938
    Bill Perrin1974-06-30---64.006P5-11172RL1910-06-23New Orleans,LA
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Joe Burns1974-06-24---58.0063B-OF5-10175RR1916-06-17Bryn Mawr,PA
    MLB1943-19451943-1945
    Al Boucher1974-06-23---92.2203B5-8156RR1881-11-13Franklin,MA
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    Homer Blankenship1974-06-22---71.322P6-0185RR1902-08-04Bonham,TX
    MLB1922-19281922-1928
    Joe Jenkins1974-06-21---83.251C5-11170RR1890-10-12Shelbyville,TN
    MLB1914-19191914-1919
    Bob Way1974-06-20---68.0782B5-10168RR1906-04-02Emlenton,PA
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Hap Morse1974-06-19---87.194SS-OF5-8160RR1886-12-06St. Paul,MN
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Roger Salmon1974-06-17---83.036P6-2170LL1891-05-11Newark,NJ
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Walt Slagle1974-06-17---95.183P6-0165BR1878-12-15Kenton,OH
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Pat Caraway1974-06-09---68.256P6-4175LL1905-09-26El Paso,TX
    MLB1930-19321930-1932
    Cliff Markle1974-05-24---80.020P5-9163RR1894-05-03Dravosburg,PA
    MLB1915-19241915-1924
    Rolla Daringer1974-05-23---85.187SS5-10155LR1888-11-15North Vernon,IN
    MLB1914-19151914-1915
    Ernie White1974-05-22---57.258P5-11175RL1916-09-05Pacolet Mills,SC
    MLB1940-19481940-1948
    Dan Topping1974-05-18---61.340EXEC------------1912-06-11---
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    Lou North1974-05-15---82.333P5-11175RR1891-06-15Elgin,IL
    MLB1913-19241913-1924
    Tom McNamara1974-05-05---78.180H6-2200RR1895-11-05Roxbury,MA
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Vito Tamulis1974-05-05---62.298P-1B5-9170LL1911-07-11Cambridge,MA
    MLB1934-19411934-1941
    Ralph McCabe1974-05-03---55.194P6-4195RR1918-10-21Napanee,ON
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Hal Anderson1974-05-01---70.080OF5-11160RR1904-02-10St. Louis,MO
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Ernie Cox1974-04-29---80.067P6-1180LR1894-02-19Birmingham,AL
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Cy Williams1974-04-23---86.122OF6-2180LL1887-12-21Wadena,IN
    MLB1912-19301912-1930
    Steve Swetonic1974-04-22---70.252P5-11185RR1903-08-13Mount Pleasant,PA
    MLB1929-19351929-1935
    Al Eckert1974-04-20---67.338P5-10174LL1906-05-17Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1930-19351930-1935
    Elmer Ponder1974-04-20---80.296P6-0178RR1893-06-26Reed,OK
    MLB1917-19211917-1921
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bob Baird1974-04-11---34.085P6-4195LL1940-01-16Knoxville,TN
    1962-  0-   0-WS1
    MLB1962-19631962-1963
    Fred Snodgrass1974-04-05---86.167OF-1B5-11175RR1887-10-19Ventura,CA
    MLB1908-19161908-1916
    Danny Silva1974-04-04---77.1793B6-0170RR1896-10-05Everett,MA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Bunny Hearn1974-03-31---70.077P5-8160LL1904-01-13Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1926-19291926-1929
    Art Kores1974-03-26---87.2463B5-9167RR1886-07-22Milwaukee,WI
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    June Greene1974-03-19---74.266P6-2185LR1899-06-25Ramseur ,NC
    MLB1928-19291928-1929
    Tony Murray1974-03-19---69.322OF5-10154RR1904-04-30Chicago,IL
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Joe Kohlman1974-03-16---61.046P6-0160RR1913-01-28Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1937-19381937-1938
    Alex Pompez1974-03-14---83.314EXEC------------1890-05-03Key West,FL
    ---
    Medric Boucher1974-03-12---87.364C5-10165RR1886-03-12St. Louis,MO
    ---
    Bruce Heinbechner1974-03-10---23.015P6-1195LL1951-02-23Inglewood,CA
    1969-  2-  46-CAL
    ---
    Hal Quick1974-03-09---56.155SS5-10163RR1917-10-04Rome,GA
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Frank Pratt1974-03-08---76.195H5-9155LR1897-08-24Blocton,AL
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Les Sweetland1974-03-04---72.200P5-11155RL1901-08-15St. Ignace,MI
    MLB1927-19311927-1931
    Larry Doyle1974-03-01---87.2122B5-10165LR1886-07-31Caseyville,IL
    MLB1907-19201907-1920
    Bob Christian1974-02-20---28.126OF-1B5-10180RR1945-10-17Chicago,IL
    1964-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1968-19701968-1970
    Frank Miller1974-02-19---87.281P6-0188RR1886-05-13Allegan,MI
    MLB1913-19231913-1923
    Gus Brittain1974-02-16---64.078C5-10192RR1909-11-29Wilmington,NC
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Bill Stellbauer1974-02-16---79.332OF5-10175RR1894-03-20Bremond,TX
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Hank Winston1974-02-04---69.233P6-3226LR1904-06-15Youngsville,NC
    MLB1933-19361933-1936
    Claude Berry1974-02-01---93.351C5-7165RR1880-02-14Losantville,IN
    MLB1904-19071904-1907
    Paul Fittery1974-01-28---86.109P-OF5-8156RL1887-10-10Lebanon,PA
    MLB1914-19171914-1917
    Claude Cooper1974-01-21---81.293OF-1B5-9158LL1892-04-01Troupe,TX
    MLB1913-19171913-1917
    George Hockette1974-01-20---65.287P6-0174LL1908-04-07Perth,MS
    MLB1934-19351934-1935
    Homer Hillebrand1974-01-20---94.101P-1B5-8165RL1879-10-10Freeport,IL
    MLB1905-19081905-1908
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Pete Appleton1974-01-18---69.242P-OF5-11180RR1904-05-20Terryville,CT
    MLB1927-19451927-1945
    Thomas Healy1974-01-15---78.0763B-SS6-0172RR1895-10-30Altoona,PA
    MLB1915-19161915-1916
    Jay Partridge1974-01-14---71.0602B-3B5-11160LR1902-11-15Mountville,GA
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Lloyd Brown1974-01-14---69.019P5-9170LL1904-12-25Beeville,TX
    MLB1925-19401925-1940
    Jim Middleton1974-01-12---84.227P5-11165RR1889-05-28Argos,IN
    MLB1917-19211917-1921
    Joe Smith1974-01-12---80.013C5-7170RR1893-12-29New York,NY
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Gordon Slade1974-01-02---69.084SS-2B5-10160RR1904-10-09Salt Lake City,UT
    MLB1930-19351930-1935
    Jimmy Smith1974-01-01---78.2302B-SS5-9152BR1895-05-15Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1916-19221916-1922
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