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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1977 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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1977 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jimmy Brown1977-12-29-67.2482B-3B5-8165BR1910-04-25Jamesville,NC
    MLB1937-19461937-1946
    Al Mahon1977-12-26---68.093P5-11160LL1909-09-23Albion,NE
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Art Ewoldt1977-12-08---83.3333B5-10165RR1894-01-08Paullina,IA
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Denny Sothern1977-12-07---73.321OF5-11175RR1904-01-20Washington,DC
    MLB1926-19311926-1931
    John Pomorski1977-12-06---71.341P6-0178RR1905-12-30Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Johnny Rizzo1977-12-04---65.126OF-3B6-0190RR1912-07-30Houston,TX
    MLB1938-19421938-1942
    Bill Bonness1977-12-03---53.353P6-4200RL1923-12-15Cleveland,OH
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Bob Meusel1977-11-28---81.130OF-3B6-3190RR1896-07-19San Jose,CA
    MLB1920-19301920-1930
    Mayo Smith1977-11-24---62.311OF6-0183LR1915-01-17New London,MO
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Ron Willis1977-11-21---34.132P6-2195RR1943-07-12Willisville,TN
    1961-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1966-19701966-1970
    Roger Peckinpaugh1977-11-17---86.284SS-1B5-10165RR1891-02-05Wooster,OH
    MLB1910-19271910-1927
    Jose Acosta1977-11-16-86.256P5-6134RR1891-03-04Havana,CU
    MLB1920-19221920-1922
    Fred Haney1977-11-09---79.1973B-2B5-6170RR1898-04-25Albuquerque,NM
    MLB1922-19291922-1929
    Jack Ogden1977-11-09---80.002P6-0190RR1897-11-05Ogden,PA
    MLB1918-19321918-1932
    Bucky Harris1977-11-08---80.3642B-SS5-9156RR1896-11-08Port Jervis,NY
    MLB1919-19311919-1931
    Jim Gladd1977-11-08Heart disease55.037C6-2190RR1922-10-02Fort Gibson,OK
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Red Lynn1977-10-27---63.304P6-0162RR1913-12-27Kenney,TX
    MLB1939-19441939-1944
    Carlisle Littlejohn1977-10-27---76.020P5-10175RR1901-10-06Irene,TX
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Bill Lewis1977-10-24---73.008C5-9165RR1904-10-15Ripley,TN
    MLB1933-19361933-1936
    George Gerken1977-10-23---74.087OF5-11175RR1903-07-28Chicago,IL
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Cal Hubbard1977-10-17---76.351HOF6-3260------1900-10-31Keytesville,MO
    ---
    Joe Bratcher1977-10-13-79.082OF5-8140LR1898-07-22Grand Saline,TX
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Jim Lyle1977-10-10---77.077P6-1180RR1900-07-24Lake,MS
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Gene Bedford1977-10-06---80.3072B5-8170BR1896-12-02Dallas,TX
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Pat Patterson1977-10-01---76.2453B-SS6-0175RR1901-01-29Belleville,IL
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ernie Lombardi1977-09-26---69.172C6-3230RR1908-04-06Oakland,CA
    MLB1931-19471931-1947
    Sherm Lollar1977-09-24Cancer53.031C-1B6-1185RR1924-08-23Durham,AR
    MLB1946-19631946-1963
    Joe Connell1977-09-21---75.248H5-8165LL1902-01-16Bethlehem,PA
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Paddy Livingston1977-09-19---97.247C5-8197RR1880-01-14Cleveland,OH
    MLB1901-19171901-1917
    Beau Bell1977-09-14---70.025OF-1B6-2185RR1907-08-20Bellville,TX
    MLB1935-19411935-1941
    Oral Hildebrand1977-09-08---70.154P6-3175RR1907-04-07Indianapolis,IN
    MLB1931-19401931-1940
    Buster Maynard1977-09-07---64.165OF-3B5-11170RR1913-03-25Henderson,NC
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
    Broadway Jones1977-09-07---78.295P5-9154RR1898-11-15Millsboro,DE
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Ray Fitzgerald1977-09-06---72.275H5-9168RR1904-12-05Chicopee,MA
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Chucho Ramos1977-09-02---59.143OF5-10167RL1918-04-12Maturin,VZ
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Leo Cristante1977-08-24---50.257P6-1195RR1926-12-10Detroit,MI
    MLB1951-19551951-1955
    Bubber Jonnard1977-08-23---79.272C6-1185RR1897-11-23Nashville,TN
    MLB1920-19351920-1935
    Chuck Wortman1977-08-19---85.225SS-2B5-7150RR1892-01-05Baltimore,MD
    MLB1916-19181916-1918
    Bob Klinger1977-08-19---69.075P6-0180RR1908-06-04Allenton,MO
    MLB1938-19471938-1947
    Charlie Barnabe1977-08-16---77.064P5-11164LL1900-06-12Russell Gulch,CO
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Joe Kelly1977-08-16---90.326OF5-10175RR1886-09-23Weir City,KS
    MLB1914-19191914-1919
    Al Javery1977-08-16---59.072P6-3183RR1918-06-05Worcester,MA
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
    George Milstead1977-08-09---74.044P5-10144LL1903-06-26Cleburne,TX
    MLB1924-19261924-1926
    Tod Dennehey1977-08-08-78.087OF5-10180LL1899-05-12Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Billy Holm1977-07-27---65.005C5-10168RR1912-07-21Chicago,IL
    MLB1943-19451943-1945
    Milt Stock1977-07-16---84.0043B-2B5-8154RR1893-07-11Chicago,IL
    MLB1913-19261913-1926
    Otto Bluege1977-06-28---67.343SS-2B5-10154RR1909-07-20Chicago,IL
    MLB1932-19331932-1933
    Jack Berly1977-06-26---74.033P6-0190RR1903-05-24Natchitoches,LA
    MLB1924-19331924-1933
    Johnny Frederick1977-06-18---75.143OF-1B5-11165LL1902-01-26Denver,CO
    MLB1929-19341929-1934
    Otto Rettig1977-06-16---83.137P5-11165RR1894-01-29New York,NY
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Lee1977-06-15---67.237P6-3195RR1909-10-21Plaquemine,LA
    MLB1934-19471934-1947
    Turk Farrell1977-06-10---43.063P6-4220RR1934-04-08Boston,MA
    MLB1956-19691956-1969
    Howard Lohr1977-06-09---85.004OF6-0165RR1892-06-03Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1914-19161914-1916
    Bob Glenn1977-06-03---82.351P------------1894-06-16West Sunbury,PA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Milt Steengrafe1977-06-02---77.006P6-0170RR1900-05-26San Francisco,CA
    MLB1924-19261924-1926
    Johnny Kucab1977-05-26---57.160P6-2185RR1919-12-17Olyphant,PA
    MLB1950-19521950-1952
    Sam Bohne1977-05-23---80.2112B-SS5-8175RR1896-10-22San Francisco,CA
    MLB1916-19261916-1926
    Frank Hale1977-05-22---27.013C6-3210RR1950-05-09Los Angeles,CA
    1970-  1-   4-MON
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    Adam Debus1977-05-13---84.216SS-3B5-10150RR1892-10-07Chicago,IL
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
    Johnnie Chambers1977-05-11---65.243P6-0185LR1911-09-10Copperhill,TN
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Oscar Horstmann1977-05-11---85.342P5-11165RR1891-06-02Alma,MO
    MLB1917-19191917-1919
    Frankie Pytlak1977-05-08---68.281C-OF5-7160RR1908-07-30Buffalo,NY
    MLB1932-19461932-1946
    Bill Marshall1977-05-05---66.0802B5-8156RR1911-02-14Dorchester,MA
    MLB1931-19341931-1934
    Elam Vangilder1977-04-30---81.005P6-1192RR1896-04-23Cape Girardeau,MO
    MLB1919-19291919-1929
    Al Smith1977-04-28---69.198P5-11180LL1907-10-12Belleville,IL
    MLB1934-19451934-1945
    Ernie Neitzke1977-04-27---82.164OF-P5-10180RR1894-11-13Toledo,OH
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Rube Yarrison1977-04-22---81.042P5-11165RR1896-03-09Montgomery,PA
    MLB1922-19241922-1924
    Fred Carisch1977-04-19---95.155C-1B5-10174RR1881-11-14Fountain City,WI
    MLB1903-19141903-1914
    Hal Leathers1977-04-12---78.130SS-2B5-8152LR1898-12-02Selma,CA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Tim McCabe1977-04-12---82.174P6-0190RR1894-10-19Ironton,MO
    MLB1915-19181915-1918
    Roxie Lawson1977-04-09---70.361P6-0170RR1906-04-13Donnellson,IA
    MLB1930-19401930-1940
    Hank Steinbacher1977-04-03---64.012OF5-11180LR1913-03-22Sacramento,CA
    MLB1937-19391937-1939
    Johnny Mann1977-03-31---79.0543B5-11160RR1898-02-04Fontanet,IN
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Barney Olsen1977-03-30---57.200OF5-11179RR1919-09-11Everett,MA
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Spike Merena1977-03-09---67.111P6-0185LL1909-11-18Paterson,NJ
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Sid Benton1977-03-08---81.215P6-1170RR1895-08-04Buckner,AR
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Stubby Overmire1977-03-03---57.291P5-7170RL1919-05-16Moline,MI
    MLB1943-19521943-1952
    Harry Welchonce1977-02-26---93.097OF6-0170LR1883-11-20North Point,PA
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Sal Madrid1977-02-24---56.260SS5-9165RR1920-06-09El Paso,TX
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Mike Gonzalez1977-02-19---86.147C-1B6-1200RR1890-09-24Havana,CU
    MLB1912-19321912-1932
    George Zackert1977-02-18---92.055P6-0177LL1884-12-24Buchanan County,MO
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    Ken Nash1977-02-16---88.215SS-3B5-8140BR1888-07-14Weymouth,MA
    MLB1912-19141912-1914
    Diomedes Olivo1977-02-15---58.024P6-1195LL1919-01-22Guayubin,DR
    1955-  0-   0-CIN
    MLB1960-19631960-1963
    Clarence Garrett1977-02-11---85.341P6-5185RR1891-03-06Reader,WV
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Ollie Klee1977-02-09---76.265OF5-9160LL1900-05-20Piqua,OH
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Roy Hansen1977-02-09---78.339P6-0165RR1898-03-06Beloit,WI
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Boardwalk Brown1977-02-08---89.352P6-1178RR1887-02-20Woodbury,NJ
    MLB1911-19151911-1915
    Art Ehlers1977-02-07-80.014EXEC------------1897-01-22---
    ---
    Nemo Leibold1977-02-04---84.352OF-3B6-6157LR1892-02-17Butler,IN
    MLB1913-19251913-1925
    Chi-Chi Olivo1977-02-03---48.322P6-2215RR1928-03-18Guayubin,DR
    1955-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1961-19661961-1966
    Hod Ford1977-01-29---79.189SS-2B5-10165RR1897-07-23New Haven,CT
    MLB1919-19331919-1933
    Pete Turgeon1977-01-24---80.020SS5-6145RR1897-01-03Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Don Hendrickson1977-01-19---63.189P6-2204RR1913-07-14Kewanna,IN
    MLB1945-19461945-1946
    Ernie Wingard1977-01-17---76.092P-OF6-2176LL1900-10-17Prattville,AL
    MLB1924-19271924-1927
    Baby Doll Jacobson1977-01-16---86.152OF-1B6-3215RR1890-08-16Cable,IL
    MLB1915-19271915-1927
    Red Ostergard1977-01-13---80.241H5-10175RR1896-05-16Denmark,WI
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Tex Carleton1977-01-11---70.145P6-1180BR1906-08-19Comanche,TX
    MLB1932-19401932-1940
    Stu Holcomb1977-01-11Heart attack66.122---------------1910-09-11---
    ---
    Mike Miley1977-01-06Car accident23.282SS6-1185BR1953-03-30Yazoo City,MS
    1974-  1-  10-CAL
    MLB1975-19761974-1976
    Max Wilson1977-01-02---60.212P5-7160LL1916-06-03Haw River,NC
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Danny Frisella1977-01-01Dune buggy accident30.303P6-0195LR1946-03-04San Francisco,CA
    1966-  3-  49-NYN
    MLB1967-19761967-1976
    101 record(s)
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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