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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1975 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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1975 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lou Lowdermilk1975-12-27---88.306P6-1180RL1887-02-23Sandborn,IN
    MLB1911-19121911-1999
    Russ Lyon1975-12-24---62.180C6-1230RR1913-06-26Ball Ground,GA
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Rae Blaemire1975-12-23---64.318C6-0178RR1911-02-08Gary,IN
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Jim McGlothlin1975-12-23Leukemia32.078P6-1185RR1943-10-06Los Angeles,CA
    1962-  0-   0-ANA
    MLB1965-19731962-1973
    Bob Allen1975-12-18---81.064OF5-10180RR1894-10-13Muscoda,WI
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Kerby Farrell1975-12-17---62.1041B-P5-11172LL1913-09-03Leapwood,TN
    MLB1943-19451943-1945
    Buster Chatham1975-12-15---73.3543B-SS5-5150RR1901-12-25West,TX
    MLB1930-19311930-1931
    Julie Wera1975-12-12---73.3053B5-8164RR1902-02-09Winona,MN
    MLB1927-19291927-1929
    Jeff Heath1975-12-09---60.252OF---200LR1915-04-01Thunder Bay,ON
    MLB1936-19491936-1949
    Fred Blackwell1975-12-08---84.090C5-10160LR1891-09-07Bowling Green,KY
    MLB1917-19191917-1919
    Johnny Couch1975-12-08---84.250P6-0180LR1891-03-31Vaughn,MT
    MLB1917-19251917-1925
    Jim Stroner1975-12-06---74.1903B5-10175RR1901-05-29Chicago,IL
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Dave Koslo1975-12-01---55.244P5-11180LL1920-03-31Menasha,WI
    MLB1941-19551941-1955
    Nellie Fox1975-12-01Skin cancer47.3412B-3B5-9150LR1927-12-25St. Thomas,PA
    MLB1947-19651947-1965
    Red Sheridan1975-11-25---79.009SS-2B5-10160RR1896-11-14Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1918-19201918-1920
    Cecil Coombs1975-11-25---87.250OF5-9160RR1888-03-18Moweaqua,IL
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Garland Buckeye1975-11-14---78.027P6-0260BL1897-10-16Heron Lake,MN
    MLB1918-19281918-1928
    Les Backman1975-11-08---87.231P6-0195RR1888-03-20Cleves,OH
    MLB1909-19101909-1910
    Ray Shepardson1975-11-08---78.187C5-11170RR1897-05-03Little Falls,NY
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Vern Morgan1975-11-08---47.0913B6-1190LR1928-08-08Emporia,VA
    MLB1954-19551954-1955
    Hod Kibbie1975-10-19---72.0932B-SS5-10150RR1903-07-18Fort Worth,TX
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Mickey Grasso1975-10-15---55.157C6-0195RR1920-05-10Newark,NJ
    MLB1946-19551946-1955
    Swede Risberg1975-10-13---80.364SS-1B6-0175RR1894-10-13San Francisco,CA
    MLB1917-19201917-1920
    Elmer Knetzer1975-10-03---90.071P5-10180RR1885-07-22Carrick,PA
    MLB1909-19171909-1917
    Casey Stengel1975-09-29---85.059OF5-11175LL1890-07-30Kansas City,MO
    MLB1912-19251912-1925
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Moose Solters1975-09-28---69.189OF6-0190RR1906-03-22Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1934-19431934-1943
    Chuck Tompkins1975-09-20---86.017P6-0185RR1889-09-01Prescott,AR
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Augie Johns1975-09-12---76.001P5-8170LL1899-09-10St. Louis,MO
    MLB1926-19271926-1927
    Ken Jungels1975-09-09---59.077P6-1180RR1916-06-23Aurora,IL
    MLB1937-19421937-1942
    Irv Medlinger1975-09-03---48.077P5-11185LL1927-06-18Chicago,IL
    MLB1949-19511949-1951
    Alex Remneas1975-08-27---89.185P6-1180RR1886-02-21Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1912-19151912-1915
    Ed McLane1975-08-21---93.364OF5-10179RR1881-08-20Weston,MA
    MLB1907-19071907-1907
    Jake Miller1975-08-20---77.171P6-2170LL1898-02-28Wagram,OH
    MLB1924-19331924-1933
    Jack Enright1975-08-18-79.261P5-11177RR1895-11-29Fort Worth,TX
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Jack Schulte1975-08-17---93.273SS5-9180RR1881-11-15Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Lew Riggs1975-08-12---65.1113B-2B6-0175LR1910-04-22Mebane,NC
    MLB1934-19461934-1946
    Rollin Cook1975-08-11---84.309P5-9152RR1890-10-05Toledo,OH
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Bill Morrell1975-08-05---82.116P6-0172RR1893-04-09Hyde Park,MA
    MLB1926-19311926-1931
    Jess Buckles1975-08-02---85.072P6-2205LL1890-05-20Laverne,CA
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Max Flack1975-07-31---85.174OF5-7148LL1890-02-05Belleville,IL
    MLB1916-19251916-1925
    Fred Sherry1975-07-27---86.193P6-0170RR1889-01-13Honesdale,PA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Art Mills1975-07-23---72.143P5-10155RR1903-03-02Utica,NY
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Ted Wingfield1975-07-18---75.344P5-11168RR1899-08-07Bedford,VA
    MLB1923-19271923-1927
    Joe Kiefer1975-07-05---75.350P5-11190RR1899-07-19West Leyden,NY
    MLB1920-19261920-1926
    Ed Johnson1975-07-03---76.093OF5-9160LR1899-03-31Morganfield,KY
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Red Jones1975-06-30---63.240OF6-3190LR1911-11-02Timpson,TX
    MLB1940-19401940-1940
    Marty Callaghan1975-06-23---75.013OF5-10157LL1900-06-09Norwood,MA
    MLB1922-19301922-1930
    Sid Gordon1975-06-17---57.307OF-3B5-10185RR1917-08-13Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1941-19551941-1955
    Clint Courtney1975-06-16---48.092C5-8180LR1927-03-16Hall Summit,LA
    MLB1951-19611951-1961
    Ownie Carroll1975-06-08---72.208P-OF---165RR1902-11-11Kearny,NJ
    MLB1925-19341925-1934
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Drew Rader1975-06-05---74.021P6-2187RL1901-05-14Elmira,NY
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Spoke Emery1975-06-02---76.173OF5-9165RR1898-12-10Bay City,MI
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Bert Cole1975-05-30---78.331P-OF6-1180LL1896-07-01San Francisco,CA
    MLB1921-19271921-1927
    Bruce Hartford1975-05-25---83.009SS6-0190RR1892-05-14Chicago,IL
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Lefty Grove1975-05-22---75.076P6-3190LL1900-03-06Lonaconing,MD
    MLB1925-19411925-1941
    Sig Broskie1975-05-17---64.055C5-11200RR1911-03-23Iselin,PA
    MLB1940-19401940-1940
    Johnny Gooch1975-05-15---77.185C5-11175BR1897-11-09Smyrna,TN
    MLB1921-19331921-1933
    Les Burke1975-05-06---72.1392B-3B5-9168LR1902-12-18Lynn,MA
    MLB1923-19261923-1926
    Bruce Edwards1975-04-25---51.284C-OF5-7194RR1923-07-15Quincy,IL
    MLB1946-19561946-1956
    Wes Kingdon1975-04-19---74.2883B-SS5-8148RR1900-07-04Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Jack Burns1975-04-18-67.2301B5-10175LL1907-08-31Cambridge,MA
    MLB1930-19361930-1936
    Frank Wayenberg1975-04-16---76.230P6-0172RR1898-08-27Franklin,KS
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Dutch Schliebner1975-04-15---83.3301B5-10180RR1891-05-19Charlottenburg,GE
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Jim Peterson1975-04-08---66.232P6-0200RR1908-08-18Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1931-19371931-1937
    Sugar Cain1975-04-03---67.363P5-11190LR1907-04-05Macon,GA
    MLB1932-19381932-1938
    Hy Gunning1975-03-28---86.2321B6-1189LR1888-08-06Maplewood,NJ
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Oscar Fuhr1975-03-27---81.215P6-0176LL1893-08-22Defiance,MO
    MLB1921-19251921-1925
    Harley Young1975-03-26---91.178P6-2 169RR1883-09-28Portland,IN
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Joe Medwick1975-03-21---63.117OF-1B5-10187RR1911-11-24Carteret,NJ
    MLB1932-19481932-1948
    Whitey Ock1975-03-18---63.000C5-11180RR1912-03-17Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Tracy Baker1975-03-14Heart failure83.1261B6-1180RR1891-11-07Pendleton,OR
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Red Marion1975-03-13---60.364OF6-2175RR1914-03-14Richburg,SC
    MLB1935-19431935-1943
    Dick Lanahan1975-03-12---63.166P6-0186LL1911-09-27Washington,DC
    MLB1935-19411935-1941
    Lefty Clarke1975-03-11---79.001P5-11180BL1896-03-08Clarksville,MD
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Joe Benes1975-03-07---74.057SS-2B5-8158RR1901-01-08Long Island City,NY
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Scat Metha1975-03-02---61.0782B-3B5-11165RR1913-12-13Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1940-19401940-1940
    Steve Filipowicz1975-02-21---53.237OF-C5-8195RR1921-06-28Donora,PA
    MLB1944-19481944-1948
    George Twombly1975-02-17---82.256OF-1B5-9165RR1892-06-04Boston,MA
    MLB1914-19191914-1919
    Dutch Mele1975-02-12---60.032OF6-0195LL1915-01-11New York,NY
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Ad Swigler1975-02-05---79.136P5-10180RR1895-09-21Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Steve White1975-01-29---90.037P5-10160RR1884-12-21Dorchester,MA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Pat Tobin1975-01-21---58.358P6-1198RR1916-01-28Hermitage,AR
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Frank Kalin1975-01-12---57.100OF6-0200RR1917-10-03Steubenville,OH
    MLB1940-19431940-1943
    Curt Fullerton1975-01-09---76.116P6-0162LR1898-09-13Ellsworth,ME
    MLB1921-19331921-1933
    Walton Cruise1975-01-09---84.246OF-1B6-0175LR1890-05-06Childersburg,AL
    MLB1914-19241914-1924
    Don Wilson1975-01-05Carbon monoxide poisoning29.326P6-3205RR1945-02-12Monroe,LA
    1964-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB1966-19741964-1974
    Jim Poole1975-01-02---79.2341B-OF6-0175LR1895-05-12Taylorsville,NC
    MLB1925-19271925-1927
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