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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1976 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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1976 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Press Cruthers1976-12-27---86.1092B5-9152RR1890-09-08Marshallton,DE
    MLB1913-19141913-1914
    Bill Skiff1976-12-25---81.069C5-10170RR1895-10-16New Rochelle,NY
    MLB1921-19261921-1926
    Walt Lynch1976-12-21---79.249C6-0176RR1897-04-15Buffalo,NY
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Ned Harris1976-12-18---60.162OF5-11175LL1916-07-09Ames,IA
    MLB1941-19461941-1946
    Danny Thompson1976-12-10Leukemia29.312SS-3B6-0183RR1947-02-01Wichita,KS
    1968-  1-  18-MIN
    MLB1970-19761968-1976
    Vic Keen1976-12-10---77.268P5-9165RR1899-03-16Bel Air,MD
    MLB1918-19271918-1927
    Wes Ferrell1976-12-09---68.310P-OF6-2195RR1908-02-02Greensboro,NC
    MLB1927-19411927-1941
    Duke Maas1976-12-07---47.310P5-10170RR1929-01-31Utica,MI
    MLB1955-19611955-1961
    Leo Townsend1976-12-03---85.321P5-10160LL1891-01-15Mobile,AL
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Danny Murtaugh1976-12-02---59.0552B-SS5-9165RR1917-10-08Chester,PA
    MLB1941-19511941-1951
    George Earnshaw1976-12-01---76.288P6-4210RR1900-02-15New York,NY
    MLB1928-19361928-1936
    John Andre1976-11-25---53.326P6-4200LR1923-01-03Brockton,MA
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    Les Hennessey1976-11-20---82.3422B6-0190RR1893-12-12Lynn,MA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Frank Kellert1976-11-19---52.1351B6-2185RR1924-07-06Oklahoma City,OK
    MLB1953-19561953-1956
    Fred Baczewski1976-11-14---50.183P6-2185LL1926-05-15St. Paul,MN
    MLB1953-19551953-1955
    Jimmy O'Connell1976-11-11---75.273OF-1B5-10175LR1901-02-11Sacramento,CA
    MLB1923-19241923-1924
    Ken Crawford1976-11-11---82.0101B-OF5-9145LR1894-10-31South Bend,IN
    ---
    Bud Culloton1976-11-09---79.173P5-11180RR1897-05-19Kingston,NY
    MLB1925-19261925-1926
    Frank Brazill1976-11-03---77.0831B-3B5-11175LR1899-08-11Spangler,PA
    MLB1921-19221921-1922
    Regis Leheny1976-11-02---68.302P6-0180LL1908-01-05Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Dee Miles1976-11-02---67.260OF6-0175LR1909-02-15Kellerman,AL
    MLB1935-19431935-1943
    King Lear1976-10-31---85.280P6-0175RR1891-01-23Greencastle,PA
    MLB1914-19151914-1915
    Harry Malmberg1976-10-29Pancreatic cancer51.0902B6-1170RR1925-07-31Fairfield,AL
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    Eddie Silber1976-10-26---62.142OF5-11170RR1914-06-06Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1937-19391937-1939
    Freddie Muller1976-10-20---68.3032B-3B5-10170RR1907-12-21Newark,CA
    MLB1933-19341933-1934
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bob Moose1976-10-09Car accident29.000P6-0200RR1947-10-09Export,PA
    1965- 18- 342-PIT
    MLB1967-19761965-1976
    Mark Christman1976-10-09Heart attack62.3533B-SS5-11180RR1913-10-21Maplewood,MO
    MLB1938-19491938-1949
    John Bottarini1976-10-08-68.024C-OF6-0190RR1908-09-14Crockett,CA
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Joe Erautt1976-10-06---55.035C5-9175RR1921-09-01Vibank,SK
    MLB1950-19511950-1951
    Bill Bagwell1976-10-05---80.223OF6-1175LL1896-02-24Choudrant,LA
    MLB1923-19251923-1925
    Linc Blakely1976-09-28-64.229OF6-0180RR1912-02-12Oakland,CA
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Rip Russell1976-09-26---61.2431B-3B6-1180RR1915-01-26Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1939-19471939-1947
    Buddy Crump1976-09-26-74.301OF5-10156LL1901-11-29Norfolk,VA
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Red Faber1976-09-25---88.017P6-2180BR1888-09-06Cascade,IA
    MLB1914-19331914-1933
    John Quinn1976-09-20------EXEC------------------
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    Blackie Carter1976-09-10---73.345OF5-10175RR1902-09-30Langley,SC
    MLB1925-19261925-1926
    Vern Fear1976-09-06---52.016P6-0170BR1924-08-21Everly,IA
    MLB1952-19521952-1952
    Jim O'Neill1976-09-05---83.193SS-2B5-10165RR1893-02-23Minooka,PA
    MLB1920-19231920-1923
    Monroe Mitchell1976-09-04---74.358P6-1170RL1901-09-11Starkville,MS
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Bud Heine1976-09-02---75.3452B5-8145LR1900-09-22Elmira,NY
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Mike Meola1976-09-01---70.317P5-11175RR1905-10-19New York,NY
    MLB1933-19361933-1936
    Al Platte1976-08-29---86.137OF5-7160LL1890-04-13Grand Rapids,MI
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Bill Hunnefield1976-08-28-77.234SS-2B5-10165BR1899-01-05Dedham,MA
    MLB1926-19311926-1931
    Bill Mizeur1976-08-27---79.065H6-0180LR1897-06-22Nokomis,IL
    MLB1923-19241923-1924
    Johnny Walker1976-08-19---79.2501B-C6-0175RR1896-12-11Toulon,IL
    MLB1919-19211919-1921
    Walt Irwin1976-08-18---78.328H5-10170RR1897-09-23Henrietta,PA
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Bert Tooley1976-08-17---89.351SS5-10155RR1886-08-30Howell,MI
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    George Aiton1976-08-16---85.229OF5-11175BR1890-12-29Kingman,KS
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Dick Lajeskie1976-08-15---51.2192B5-11175RR1925-01-08Passaic,NJ
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Jim Henry1976-08-15---66.050P6-2175RR1910-06-26Danville,PA
    MLB1936-19391936-1939
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Homer Ezzell1976-08-03---80.1553B-SS5-10158RR1896-02-28Victoria,TX
    MLB1923-19251923-1925
    Jack Knight1976-07-30---81.198P-OF6-0175LR1895-01-12Pittsboro,MA
    MLB1922-19271922-1927
    Jesse Baker1976-07-29---81.146SS5-4140RR1895-03-04Cleveland,OH
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Elmer Myers1976-07-29---82.148P6-2185RR1894-03-02York Springs,PA
    MLB1915-19221915-1922
    Earle Combs1976-07-21---77.067OF6-0185LR1899-05-14Pebworth,KY
    MLB1924-19351924-1935
    Les Howe1976-07-16---80.326P5-11170RR1895-08-24Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1923-19241923-1924
    Tom Yawkey1976-07-09---73.138EXEC------------1903-02-21Detroit,MI
    ---
    Firpo Marberry1976-06-30---77.211P6-1190RR1898-11-30Streetman,TX
    MLB1923-19361923-1936
    Lon Warneke1976-06-23---67.087P6-2185RR1909-03-28Mount Ida,AR
    MLB1930-19451930-1945
    Lou Klein1976-06-20---57.2412B-SS5-11170RR1918-10-22New Orleans,LA
    MLB1943-19511943-1951
    Blix Donnelly1976-06-20---62.150P5-10178RR1914-01-21Olivia,MN
    MLB1944-19511944-1951
    Prince Oana1976-06-19---68.149P-OF6-2193RR1908-01-22Waipahu,HI
    MLB1934-19451934-1945
    George Dickey1976-06-16---60.341C6-2180BR1915-07-10Kensett,AR
    MLB1935-19471935-1947
    Jimmy Dykes1976-06-15---79.2163B-2B5-9185RR1896-11-10Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1918-19391918-1939
    Claude Davenport1976-06-13---78.015P6-6193RR1898-05-28Runge,TX
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Jim Konstanty1976-06-11---59.101P6-1202RR1917-03-02Strykersville,NY
    MLB1944-19561944-1956
    Chet Covington1976-06-11---65.217P6-2195BL1910-11-06Cairo,IL
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Otis Lambeth1976-06-05---86.022P6-0175RR1890-05-13Berlin,KS
    MLB1916-19181916-1918
    Dwight Stone1976-06-03---89.304P6-1170RR1886-08-02---
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Paul Chervinko1976-06-03---65.310C5-8185RR1910-07-28Trauger,PA
    MLB1937-19381937-1938
    Max Carey1976-05-30---86.138OF5-11170BR1890-01-11Terre Haute,IN
    MLB1910-19291910-1929
    Al Lakeman1976-05-25---57.145C-1B6-2195RR1918-12-31Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1942-19541942-1954
    Pete Falsey1976-05-23---85.028H5-6132LL1891-04-24New Haven,CT
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Marion Fricano1976-05-18---52.307P6-0170RR1923-07-15Brant,NY
    MLB1952-19551952-1955
    Ken Trinkle1976-05-10---56.146P6-1175RR1919-12-15Paoli,IN
    MLB1943-19491943-1949
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bob Cooney1976-05-04---68.296P5-11160RR1907-07-12Glens Falls,NY
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Ernie Nevers1976-05-03---72.326P6-0205RR1903-06-11Willow River,MN
    MLB1926-19281926-1928
    Elmer Tutwiler1976-05-03---70.165P5-11158RR1905-11-19Carbon Hill,AL
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Dan Bankhead1976-05-02---55.364P6-1184RR1920-05-03Empire,AL
    MLB1947-19511947-1951
    Joe Berry1976-04-29---81.1182B5-10159BR1894-12-31Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Alex Ferguson1976-04-26---79.068P6-0180RR1897-02-16Montclair,NJ
    MLB1918-19291918-1929
    Ernie Krueger1976-04-22---85.115C5-10185RR1890-12-27Chicago,IL
    MLB1913-19251913-1925
    Floyd Newkirk1976-04-15---67.273P5-11178RR1908-07-16Norris City,IL
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Mike McCormick1976-04-13---58.342OF6-0200RR1917-05-06Angels Camp,CA
    MLB1940-19511940-1951
    Walter Murphy1976-03-23---68.177P6-1180RR1907-09-27New York,NY
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Heinie Scheer1976-03-21---75.2332B-3B5-8146RR1900-07-31New York,NY
    MLB1922-19231922-1923
    Bert Gallia1976-03-19---84.155P6-0165RR1891-10-14Beeville,TX
    MLB1912-19201912-1920
    Paul Maloy1976-03-18---83.286P5-11185RR1892-06-04Bascom,OH
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Johnny Pasek1976-03-13---70.261C5-10175RR1905-06-25Niagara Falls,NY
    MLB1933-19341933-1934
    Larry Gardner1976-03-11---89.3013B-2B5-8165LR1886-05-13Enosburg Falls,VT
    MLB1908-19241908-1924
    Rube Foster1976-03-01-88.055P-OF5-7170RR1888-01-05Lehigh,OK
    MLB1913-19171913-1917
    Carey Selph1976-02-24---74.0803B-2B5-9175RR1901-12-05Donaldson,AR
    MLB1929-19321929-1932
    John Shovlin1976-02-16---85.0312B-SS5-7163RR1891-01-14Drifton,PA
    MLB1911-19201911-1920
    Eusebio Gonzalez1976-02-14---83.214SS-3B5-10185RR1892-07-13Havana,CU
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Johnny Miljus1976-02-11---80.224P6-1178RR1895-06-30Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1917-19291917-1929
    Eddie Moore1976-02-10---77.0212B-OF5-7165RR1899-01-18Barlow,KY
    MLB1923-19341923-1934
    Ziggy Hasbrook1976-02-09---82.0781B-2B6-1180RR1893-11-21Grundy Center,IA
    MLB1916-19171916-1917
    Harry Otis1976-01-29---89.114P6-0180RL1886-10-05West New York,NJ
    MLB1909-19091909-1909
    Milt Galatzer1976-01-29---68.269OF-1B5-10168LL1907-05-04Chicago,IL
    MLB1933-19391933-1939
    Ed Kinsella1976-01-17---94.000P6-1175RR1882-01-15Lexington,IL
    MLB1905-19101905-1910
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Chick Autry1976-01-16-91.0121B-OF5-11168LL1885-01-02Humboldt,TN
    MLB1907-19091907-1909
    Ed Sperber1976-01-05---80.348OF5-11175LL1895-01-21Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1924-19251924-1925
    Gene Elliott1976-01-05---86.329OF-3B5-7150LR1889-02-08Fayette County,PA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Jack Kraus1976-01-02---57.250P6-4190RL1918-04-26San Antonio,TX
    MLB1943-19461943-1946
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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