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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1980 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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1980 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bob Shawkey1980-12-31---90.026P5-11168RR1890-12-04Sigel,PA
    MLB1913-19271913-1927
    Stuffy Stewart1980-12-30---86.3322B-3B5-9160RR1894-01-31Jasper,FL
    MLB1916-19291916-1929
    Art Reinholz1980-12-29---77.3363B5-10175RR1903-01-27Detroit,MI
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Johnny Oulliber1980-12-26---69.305OF5-11165RR1911-02-24New Orleans,LA
    MLB1933-19331933-1933
    Bill Crouch1980-12-26---70.128P6-1180BR1910-08-20Wilmington,DE
    MLB1939-19451939-1945
    Bob Habenicht1980-12-24---54.314P6-2185RR1926-02-13St. Louis,MO
    MLB1951-19531951-1953
    Earl Grace1980-12-22---73.301C-1B6-0175LR1907-02-24Barlow,KY
    MLB1929-19371929-1937
    Tony Jacobs1980-12-21---55.138P5-9150BR1925-08-05Dixmoor,IL
    MLB1948-19551948-1955
    Mike Knode1980-12-20---85.041OF-2B5-10160RR1895-11-08Westminster,MD
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Elston Howard1980-12-14Myocarditis51.294C-OF6-2200RR1929-02-23St. Louis,MO
    MLB1955-19681955-1968
    Rosy Ryan1980-12-10---82.269P6-0185LR1898-03-15Worcester,MA
    MLB1919-19331919-1933
    Ted Olson1980-12-09Heart attack68.104P6-2185RR1912-08-27Quincy,MA
    MLB1936-19381936-1938
    Don Padgett1980-12-09---69.004C-OF6-0190LR1911-12-05Caroleen,NC
    MLB1937-19481937-1948
    Luke Urban1980-12-07---82.259C5-8168RR1898-03-22Fall River,MA
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Bill Dunlap1980-11-29---71.212OF5-11170RR1909-05-01Palmer,MA
    MLB1929-19301929-1930
    Bill Connelly1980-11-27-55.151P6-0175LR1925-06-29Alberta,VA
    1945-  0-   0-PHA
    MLB1945-19531945-1953
    Art Jones1980-11-25---74.291P6-0165RR1906-02-07Kershaw,SC
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Eppie Barnes1980-11-17-79.3511B5-9175LL1900-12-01Ossining,NY
    MLB1923-19241923-1924
    Hersh Martin1980-11-17---71.059OF6-2190BR1909-09-19Birmingham,AL
    MLB1937-19451937-1945
    Dale Jones1980-11-08---61.326P6-1172RR1918-12-17Marquette,NE
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Frank Loftus1980-10-27---82.230P5-9190RR1898-03-10Scranton,PA
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Lloyd Johnson1980-10-08---69.288P6-4204LL1910-12-24Santa Rosa,CA
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Pat Veltman1980-10-01---74.191C-SS6-0175RR1906-03-24Mobile,AL
    MLB1926-19341926-1934
    Andy O'Connor1980-09-26---96.010P6-0160RR1884-09-14Roxbury,MA
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Bill Ayers1980-09-24-61.028P6-1185RR1919-08-27Newnan,GA
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ernie Shore1980-09-24---89.183P6-4220RR1891-03-24East Bend,NC
    MLB1912-19201912-1920
    Tommy Neill1980-09-22---60.319OF6-2200LR1919-11-07Hartselle,AL
    MLB1946-19471946-1947
    Ralph Capron1980-09-19---91.094OF5-11165LR1889-06-16Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Leo Tankersley1980-09-18---79.102C6-0176RR1901-06-08Terrell,TX
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Charlie Pechous1980-09-13---83.3423B-SS6-0170RR1896-10-05Chicago,IL
    MLB1916-19171916-1917
    Ole Olsen1980-09-12---85.364P5-10163RR1894-09-12South Norwalk,CT
    MLB1922-19231922-1923
    Harry Hulihan1980-09-11---81.145P5-11170RL1899-04-18Rutland,VT
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Garth Mann1980-09-11---64.299H6-0155RR1915-11-16Brandon,TX
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Ernie Ovitz1980-09-11---94.338P5-8156RR1885-10-07Mineral Point,WI
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Gus Ketchum1980-09-06---83.168P5-9170RR1897-03-21Royse City,TX
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Frank LaManna1980-09-01-61.010P-OF6-2195RR1919-08-22Waterton,PA
    MLB1940-19421940-1942
    Harry Smythe1980-08-28---75.308P5-10179LL1904-10-24Augusta,GA
    MLB1929-19341929-1934
    John Wilson1980-08-27---77.124P6-2164RR1903-04-25Coal City,AL
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Cliff Lee1980-08-25-84.020OF-1B6-1175RR1896-08-04Lexington,NE
    MLB1919-19261919-1926
    Herman Fink1980-08-24---69.002P6-2198RR1911-08-22Concord,NC
    MLB1935-19371935-1937
    Al Hermann1980-08-20---81.1442B-3B6-0180RR1899-03-28Milltown,NJ
    MLB1923-19241923-1924
    Hooks Iott1980-08-17---60.257P6-2200BL1919-12-03Mountain Grove,MO
    MLB1941-19471941-1947
    Jonah Goldman1980-08-17---73.353SS-3B5-7170RR1906-08-29New York,NY
    MLB1928-19311928-1931
    Tom Miller1980-08-13---83.038H5-11180LR1897-07-05Powhatan Court House,VA
    MLB1918-19191918-1919
    Mel Kerr1980-08-09---77.079H5-11155LL1903-05-22Souris,MB
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Allan Collamore1980-08-08---93.063P6-0170RR1887-06-05Worcester,MA
    MLB1911-19151911-1915
    Bill Hubbell1980-08-03---83.046P6-1195RR1897-06-17San Francisco,CA
    MLB1919-19251919-1925
    Bill McKinley1980-08-01---70.080UMP6-0170------1910-05-13Kinsman,OH
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    Joe Lucey1980-07-30---83.124P-SS6-0168RR1897-03-27Holyoke,MA
    MLB1920-19251920-1925
    Wally Snell1980-07-23---91.064C5-10170RR1889-05-19West Bridgewater,MA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ernie Vick1980-07-16---80.013C5-9185RR1900-07-02Toledo,OH
    MLB1922-19261922-1926
    Wenty Ford1980-07-08---33.225P5-11165RR1946-11-25Nassau,BM
    1966-  0-   0-ATL
    MLB1973-19731973-1973
    Chink Taylor1980-07-07---82.147OF5-9160RR1898-02-09Burnet,TX
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Walt Craddock1980-07-06---48.103P5-11176RL1932-03-25Pax,WV
    MLB1955-19581955-1958
    Ben Tincup1980-07-05---89.202P-OF6-1180LR1890-12-14Adair,OK
    MLB1914-19281914-1928
    Jack Martin1980-07-04---93.075SS-3B5-9159RR1887-04-19Plainfield,NJ
    MLB1912-19141912-1914
    Curt Coleman1980-07-01---93.1323B5-11180LR1887-02-18Salem,OR
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Joe Muir1980-06-25---57.211P6-1172LL1922-11-26Oriole,MD
    MLB1951-19521951-1952
    Johnny Hodapp1980-06-14---74.2612B-3B6-0185RR1905-09-26Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1925-19331925-1933
    Dan Thomas1980-06-12Suicide by Hanging29.034OF-DH6-2190RR1951-05-09Birmingham,AL
    1972-  1-   6-MIL
    MLB1976-19771976-1978
    Rube Marshall1980-06-11---90.142P5-11170RR1890-01-19Salineville,OH
    MLB1912-19141912-1914
    Odell Hale1980-06-09---71.3032B-3B5-10175RR1908-08-10Hosston,LA
    MLB1931-19411931-1941
    Jimmie Keenan1980-06-05---82.010P5-7155LL1898-05-25Avon,NY
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Johnny Jones1980-06-05---87.283P6-1151RR1892-08-25Arcadia,LA
    MLB1919-19201919-1920
    Rube Marquard1980-06-01---93.234P6-3180BL1886-10-09Cleveland,OH
    MLB1908-19251908-1925
    Frank Croucher1980-05-21---65.302SS-2B5-11165RR1914-07-23San Antonio,TX
    MLB1939-19421939-1942
    Cap Peterson1980-05-16---37.274OF-3B6-2195RR1942-08-15Tacoma,WA
    1960-  0-   0-SFN
    MLB1962-19691962-1969
    Fred Wigington1980-05-08---82.142P5-10168RR1897-12-16Rogers,NE
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Hank Sweeney1980-05-06---64.1301B6-0185LL1915-12-28Franklin,TN
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Bob Porterfield1980-04-28---56.261P6-0190RR1923-08-10Newport,VA
    MLB1948-19591948-1959
    Rube Ehrhardt1980-04-27---85.157P6-2190RR1894-11-20Beecher,IL
    MLB1924-19291924-1929
    Beryl Richmond1980-04-24---72.243P6-1185BL1907-08-24Glen Easton,WV
    MLB1933-19341933-1934
    Ray Dobens1980-04-21Lung cancer73.267P5-8175LL1906-07-28Nashua,NH
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Joe Page1980-04-21---62.175P6-2205LL1917-10-28Cherry Valley,PA
    MLB1944-19541944-1954
    Sid Gautreaux1980-04-19---67.350C5-8190BR1912-05-04Schriever,LA
    MLB1936-19371936-1937
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ed Miller1980-04-17---91.1431B-OF6-0180RR1888-11-24Annville,PA
    MLB1912-19181912-1918
    Jerry Conway1980-04-16---78.313P6-2190LL1901-06-07Holyoke,MA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Mel Preibisch1980-04-12---65.140OF5-11185RR1914-11-23Sealy,TX
    MLB1940-19411940-1941
    Ed Morgan1980-04-09---75.3221B-OF6-0180RR1904-05-22Cairo,IL
    MLB1928-19341928-1934
    Bob Trowbridge1980-04-03---49.280P6-1190RR1930-06-27Hudson,NY
    MLB1956-19601956-1960
    Bob Linton1980-04-03---76.351C6-0185LR1903-04-18Emerson,AR
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Lou Knerr1980-03-23---58.214P6-1210RR1921-08-21Strasburg,PA
    MLB1945-19471945-1947
    Ray Foley1980-03-22---73.272H5-11173LR1906-06-23Naugatuck,CT
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Bob Hooper1980-03-17---57.291P5-11195RR1922-05-30Leamington,ON
    MLB1950-19551950-1955
    Al Wickland1980-03-14---92.046OF5-7155LL1888-01-27Chicago,IL
    MLB1913-19191913-1919
    Stan Klopp1980-03-11---69.079P6-1180RR1910-12-22Womelsdorf,PA
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Tom Baker1980-03-09---45.307P6-0195LL1934-05-06Port Townsend,WA
    1954-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1963-19631963-1963
    Les Fleming1980-03-05---64.2111B-OF5-10185LL1915-08-07Singleton,TX
    MLB1939-19491939-1949
    Jerry Priddy1980-03-03---60.1152B-3B5-11180RR1919-11-09Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1941-19531941-1953
    Emmett Ashford1980-03-01Heart attack65.098UMP5-7190------1914-11-23Los Angeles,CA
    ---
    Johnny Watwood1980-03-01---74.196OF-1B6-1186LL1905-08-17Alexander City,AL
    MLB1929-19391929-1939
    Art Jorgens1980-03-01---74.287C5-9160RR1905-05-18Modum,NO
    MLB1929-19391929-1939
    Dick Stone1980-02-18---68.074P5-9153LL1911-12-05Oklahoma City,OK
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    George Hesselbacher1980-02-18---85.029P6-2175RR1895-01-18Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Red Torphy1980-02-11---88.0961B5-11169RR1891-11-06Fall River,MA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    George Woodend1980-02-06---62.058P6-0200RR1917-12-09Hartford,CT
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Dud Branom1980-02-04-82.0641B6-1190LL1897-11-30Sulphur Springs,TX
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Jack Rothrock1980-02-02---74.324OF-SS5-11165BR1905-03-14Long Beach,CA
    MLB1925-19371925-1937
    Greg Mulleavy1980-02-01---74.128SS-2B5-9167RR1905-09-25Detroit,MI
    MLB1930-19331930-1933
    Fred Walters1980-02-01---67.149C6-1210RR1912-09-04Laurel,MS
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ed Head1980-01-31---62.005P6-1175RR1918-01-25Selma,LA
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
    Charlie Bates1980-01-29---72.134OF5-10165RR1907-09-17Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Frank Rosso1980-01-26---58.330P5-11180RR1921-03-01Agawam,MA
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Buck Etchison1980-01-24---64.3611B6-1190LL1915-01-27Baltimore,MD
    MLB1943-19441943-1944
    Gene Rye1980-01-21---73.066OF5-6165LR1906-11-15Chicago,IL
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Clyde Barnhart1980-01-21---84.021OF-3B5-10155RR1895-12-29Buck Valley,PA
    MLB1920-19281920-1928
    Waddy MacPhee1980-01-20---80.0273B5-8140RR1899-12-23Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Charlie Sproull1980-01-13---61.003P6-3185RR1919-01-09Taylorsville,GA
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Monty Swartz1980-01-13---83.010P5-11182RR1897-01-01Farmersville,OH
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Hughie Critz1980-01-10-79.1142B-SS5-8147RR1900-09-17Starkville,MS
    MLB1924-19351924-1935
    Herb Cobb1980-01-08-75.154P5-11150RR1904-08-06Pinetops,NC
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Harvey Russell1980-01-08---92.361C5-9163LR1887-01-10Marshall,VA
    ---
    Foster Edwards1980-01-04---76.124P6-3175RR1903-09-01Holstein,IA
    MLB1925-19301925-1930
    Bob Geary1980-01-03-88.237P5-11168RR1891-05-10Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1918-19211918-1921
    George Lees1980-01-02---84.333C5-9150RR1895-02-02Bethlehem,PA
    MLB1921-19211921-1921
    Kenny Hogan1980-01-02---77.084OF5-9145LR1902-10-09Cleveland,OH
    MLB1921-19241921-1924
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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