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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1983 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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1983 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Sid Graves1983-12-26---82.025OF6-0170RR1901-11-30Marblehead,MA
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Josh Billings1983-12-26---76.089P5-11180RR1907-09-27New York,NY
    MLB1927-19291927-1929
    Babe Young1983-12-25---68.1771B-OF6-2185LL1915-07-01Astoria,NY
    MLB1936-19481936-1948
    Roy Hamey1983-12-14---81.187EXEC------------1902-06-09Havana,IL
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    Jim Weaver1983-12-12---80.017P6-6230RR1903-11-25Obion County,TN
    MLB1928-19391928-1939
    Mike Powers1983-12-02---77.274OF6-1185LL1906-03-02Toddspoint,KY
    MLB1932-19331932-1933
    Bill Evans1983-11-30---64.249P6-2180RR1919-03-25Quanah,TX
    MLB1949-19511949-1951
    Chet Boak1983-11-28---48.1622B6-0180RR1935-06-19New Castle,PA
    1956-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1960-19611960-1961
    Ed Leip1983-11-24-72.3602B-3B5-9160RR1910-11-29Trenton,NJ
    MLB1939-19411939-1941
    Dave Short1983-11-22---66.194OF5-11162LR1917-05-11Magnolia,AR
    MLB1940-19411940-1941
    Hilton Smith1983-11-18---76.264P6-2180RR1907-02-27Giddings,TX
    ---
    Charlie Grimm1983-11-15---85.0771B-OF5-11173LL1898-08-28St. Louis,MO
    MLB1916-19361916-1936
    Bob Lawrence1983-11-06---83.326P5-11180RR1899-12-14Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Lefty Taber1983-11-05---83.297P6-0180LL1900-01-11Rock Island,IL
    MLB1926-19271926-1927
    Pat Murray1983-11-05---86.108P6-0175RL1897-07-18Scottsville,NY
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Clarence Pickrel1983-11-04---72.220P6-1180RR1911-03-28Gretna,VA
    MLB1933-19341933-1934
    Hal Wiltse1983-11-02---80.088P5-9168LL1903-08-06Clay City,IL
    MLB1926-19311926-1931
    Art Ruble1983-11-01---80.234OF5-10168LR1903-03-11Knoxville,TN
    MLB1927-19341927-1934
    George Halas1983-10-31---88.269OF6-0164BR1895-02-02Chicago,IL
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Ray Sanders1983-10-28---66.3271B6-2185LR1916-12-04Bonne Terre,MO
    MLB1942-19491942-1949
    Frank Tabacchi1983-10-26---73.021UMP6-0200------1910-10-04West New York,NY
    ---
    Buck Crouse1983-10-23---86.288C5-8158LR1897-01-06Anderson,IN
    MLB1923-19301923-1930
    Willie Jones1983-10-18---58.0623B-1B6-1192RR1925-08-16Dillon,SC
    MLB1947-19611947-1961
    Charlie Engle1983-10-12---80.046SS-3B5-8145RR1903-08-27New York,NY
    MLB1926-19301926-1930
    George Turbeville1983-10-05---69.041P6-1175RL1914-08-24Turbeville,SC
    MLB1935-19371935-1937
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill McCarren1983-09-11---87.3103B-OF5-11170RR1895-11-04Fortenia,PA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Frank Mills1983-08-31---88.108C6-0180LR1895-05-13Knoxville,OH
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Earl Averill1983-08-16---81.086OF5-9172LR1902-05-21Snohomish,WA
    MLB1929-19411929-1941
    Charlie Gilbert1983-08-13---64.036OF5-9165LL1919-07-08New Orleans,LA
    MLB1940-19471940-1947
    Johnny Tobin1983-08-06---76.325H6-3187RR1906-09-15Jamaica Plain,MA
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Jimmy Wasdell1983-08-06---69.082OF-1B5-11185LL1914-05-15Cleveland,OH
    MLB1937-19471937-1947
    Ed Wheeler1983-08-04---68.0713B-SS5-9160RR1915-05-24Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Chick Sorrells1983-07-20---86.352SS5-9155RR1896-07-31Stringtown,OK
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Joe Beggs1983-07-19---72.257P6-1182RR1910-11-04Rankin,PA
    MLB1938-19481938-1948
    Vic Wertz1983-07-07---58.147OF-1B6-0186LR1925-02-09York,PA
    MLB1947-19631947-1963
    Jesse Landrum1983-06-27---70.3302B5-11175RR1912-07-31Crockett,TX
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Doc Carroll1983-06-27---91.180C6-0170RR1891-12-28Worcester,MA
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Don Rader1983-06-26---89.292SS-3B5-10164LR1893-09-05Wolcott,IN
    MLB1913-19211913-1921
    Kit Carson1983-06-21---70.217OF6-0180LL1912-11-15Colton,CA
    MLB1934-19351934-1935
    Gil Britton1983-06-20---91.271SS5-10160RR1891-09-21Parsons,KS
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Speed Martin1983-06-14---89.270P6-0165RR1893-09-15Wawawai,WA
    MLB1917-19221917-1922
    Dick Aylward1983-06-11---58.006C6-0190RR1925-06-04Baltimore,MD
    MLB1953-19531953-1953
    Jim Cronin1983-06-10---77.3062B-SS5-10150BR1905-08-07Richmond,CA
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Harry Weaver1983-05-30---91.092P5-11160RR1892-02-26Clarendon,PA
    MLB1915-19191915-1919
    Dutch Romberger1983-05-26---56.000P6-0185RR1927-05-26Klingerstown,PA
    MLB1954-19541954-1954
    Fred Schulte1983-05-20---82.126OF-1B6-1183RR1901-01-13Belvidere,IL
    MLB1927-19371927-1937
    Mel Wright1983-05-16---55.004P6-3210RR1928-05-11Manila,AR
    MLB1954-19611954-1961
    Lerton Pinto1983-05-13---84.033P6-0190LL1899-04-08Chillicothe,OH
    MLB1922-19241922-1924
    Archie Yelle1983-05-02---90.323C5-10170RR1892-06-11Saginaw,MI
    MLB1917-19191917-1919
    Carlos Paula1983-04-25---55.148OF6-3195RR1927-11-28Havana,CU
    MLB1954-19561954-1956
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Mike Schemer1983-04-22---65.1521B6-0180LL1917-11-20Baltimore,MD
    MLB1945-19461945-1946
    Woody Rich1983-04-18---67.039P6-2185LR1916-03-09Morganton,NC
    MLB1939-19441939-1944
    Dutch Leonard1983-04-17---74.022P6-0175RR1909-03-25Auburn,IL
    MLB1933-19531933-1953
    Bill Sarni1983-04-15---55.208C5-11187RR1927-09-19Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1951-19561951-1956
    Carl Morton1983-04-12---39.084P6-0200RR1944-01-18Kansas City,MO
    1964-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1969-19761965-1977
    Mike Menosky1983-04-11---88.176OF5-10163LR1894-10-16Glen Campbell,PA
    MLB1916-19231916-1923
    Chet Johnson1983-04-10---65.251P6-0175LL1917-08-01Redmond,WA
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Jake Freeze1983-04-09---82.348P5-8150RR1900-04-25Huntington,AR
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Bill Kennedy1983-04-09---62.025P6-2195LL1921-03-14Carnesville,GA
    MLB1948-19571948-1957
    Nelson Greene1983-04-06---82.197P6-0185LL1900-09-20Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1924-19251924-1925
    Mickey Livingston1983-04-03---68.139C-1B6-1185RR1914-11-15Newberry,SC
    MLB1938-19511938-1951
    Calvin Chapman1983-04-01---72.101OF-2B5-9160LR1910-12-20Courtland,MS
    MLB1935-19361935-1936
    Jack Roche1983-03-30---92.127C6-1178RR1890-11-22Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1914-19171914-1917
    Ike Danning1983-03-30---78.068C5-10160RR1905-01-20Santa Monica,CA
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Joe Cicero1983-03-30---72.131OF-3B5-8167RR1910-11-18Atlantic City,NJ
    MLB1929-19451929-1945
    George Darrow1983-03-24---79.255P6-0180LL1903-07-12Beloit,KS
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Don Savidge1983-03-22---74.205P6-1180RR1908-08-28Berwick,PA
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Frank Oceak1983-03-19---70.191IF5-10175LL1912-09-08Cliffside Park,NJ
    ---
    Bill Anderson1983-03-13---87.104P6-1165RL1895-11-28Boston,MA
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Bob Hall1983-03-12---59.080P6-2195RR1923-12-22Swissvale,PA
    MLB1949-19531949-1953
    Carl Manda1983-03-09---94.1112B5-10170RR1888-11-16Little River,KS
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Kiddo Davis1983-03-04---81.019OF5-11178RR1902-02-12Bridgeport,CT
    MLB1932-19381932-1938
    Jennings Poindexter1983-03-03---72.154P5-10165LL1910-09-30Pauls Valley,OK
    MLB1936-19391936-1939
    Frank Colman1983-02-19---64.353OF-1B5-11188LL1918-03-02London,ON
    MLB1942-19471942-1947
    Everett Fagan1983-02-16---65.033P6-0195RR1918-01-13Pottersville,NJ
    MLB1943-19461943-1946
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jackie Hayes1983-02-09---76.2042B-3B---165RR1906-07-19Clanton,AL
    MLB1927-19401927-1940
    Rufe Clarke1983-02-08---82.300P6-1203RR1900-04-13Estill,SC
    MLB1923-19241923-1924
    Mal Moss1983-02-05---77.292P6-0175RL1905-04-18Sullivan,IN
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Trader Horne1983-02-03---83.296P5-9155BR1899-04-12Bachman,OH
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Sam Gibson1983-01-31---83.178P6-2198LR1899-08-05King,NC
    MLB1926-19321926-1932
    Joe Chamberlain1983-01-28---72.262SS-3B6-1175RR1910-05-10San Francisco,CA
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Squire Potter1983-01-27---80.314P6-1185RR1902-03-18Flatwoods,KY
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Del Rice1983-01-26---60.090C6-2190RR1922-10-27Portsmouth,OH
    MLB1945-19611945-1961
    Chet Laabs1983-01-26---70.270OF5-8175RR1912-04-30Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1937-19471937-1947
    Cookie Cuccurullo1983-01-23---64.349P5-10168LL1918-02-08Asbury Park,NJ
    MLB1943-19451943-1945
    Gil Torres1983-01-10---67.140SS-3B6-0155RR1915-08-23Regla,CU
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
    Stan Spence1983-01-09---67.295OF-1B5-10180LL1915-03-20South Portsmouth,KY
    MLB1940-19491940-1949
    Eddie Palmer1983-01-09---89.2203B-SS5-9175RR1893-06-01Petty,TX
    MLB1917-19171917-1917
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