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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1985 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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1985 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jim Bilbrey1985-12-26---61.249P6-2205RR1924-04-20Rickman,TN
    MLB1949-19491949-1949
    Les Bell1985-12-26-84.0123B-SS5-11165RR1901-12-14Harrisburg,PA
    MLB1923-19311923-1931
    Joe Genewich1985-12-21---88.338P6-0174RR1897-01-15Elmira,NY
    MLB1922-19301922-1930
    Elmer Bowman1985-12-17---88.272H6-0193RR1897-03-19Proctor,VT
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Ken O'Dea1985-12-17---72.276C6-0180LR1913-03-16Lima,NY
    MLB1935-19461935-1946
    Roger Maris1985-12-14Cancer51.095OF6-0204LR1934-09-10Hibbing,MN
    MLB1957-19681957-1968
    Bill Wambsganss1985-12-08---91.2632B-SS5-11175RR1894-03-19Cleveland,OH
    MLB1914-19261914-1926
    Dave Madison1985-12-08---64.310P6-3190RR1921-02-01Brooksville,MS
    MLB1950-19531950-1953
    Jim Grant1985-11-30---91.117P5-11180RL1894-08-04Coalville,IA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Monk Sherlock1985-11-26---81.0301B-2B5-10175RR1904-10-26Buffalo,NY
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Ray Jablonski1985-11-25---58.3433B-OF5-10183RR1926-12-17Chicago,IL
    MLB1953-19601953-1960
    Sam West1985-11-23---81.048OF-1B5-11165LL1904-10-05Longview,TX
    MLB1927-19421927-1942
    Oscar Harstad1985-11-14---93.172P6-0174RR1892-05-24Parkland,WA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Luke Nelson1985-11-14---91.344P6-0180RR1893-12-04Cable,IL
    MLB1919-19191919-1919
    Augie Walsh1985-11-12---81.086P6-0175RR1904-08-17Wilmington,DE
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Frank Mulroney1985-11-11---82.217P6-0170RR1903-04-08Mallard,IA
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Roy Lee1985-11-11---68.043P5-11175LL1917-09-28Elmira,NY
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Bob Scheffing1985-10-26---72.075C6-2189RR1913-08-11Overland,MO
    MLB1941-19511941-1951
    Hal Goldsmith1985-10-20---87.062P6-0174RR1898-08-18Peconic,NY
    MLB1926-19291926-1929
    Bud Sheely1985-10-17---64.325C6-1200LR1920-11-26Spokane,WA
    MLB1951-19531951-1953
    Ossie Bluege1985-10-14---84.3553B-SS5-11162RR1900-10-24Chicago,IL
    MLB1922-19391922-1939
    Rusty Yarnall1985-10-09---82.352P6-0175RR1902-10-22Chicago,IL
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Steamboat Struss1985-09-12---76.200P5-11163RR1909-02-24Riverdale,IL
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Art Bramhall1985-09-04---76.193SS-3B5-11170RR1909-02-22Oak Park,IL
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Lefty Smoll1985-08-31---71.136P5-10175BL1914-04-17Quakertown,PA
    MLB1940-19401940-1940
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Johnny Lindell1985-08-27---68.361OF-P6-4217RR1916-08-30Greeley,CO
    MLB1941-19541941-1954
    Dick Wakefield1985-08-26---64.112OF6-4210LR1921-05-06Chicago,IL
    MLB1941-19521941-1952
    Stu Clarke1985-08-26---79.214SS-3B5-8160RR1906-01-24San Francisco,CA
    MLB1929-19301929-1930
    Roy Luebbe1985-08-21---84.337C6-0175BR1900-09-17Parkersburg,IA
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Clarence Fieber1985-08-20---71.350P6-4187LL1913-09-04San Francisco,CA
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Dick Drott1985-08-16---49.045P6-0185RR1936-07-01Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1957-19631957-1963
    Johnny Rucker1985-08-07---68.204OF6-2175LR1917-01-15Crabapple,GA
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
    Cloy Mattox1985-08-03---82.252C5-8168LR1902-11-24Leesville,VA
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Joe Wood1985-07-27---95.274OF-P5-11180RR1889-10-25Kansas City,MO
    MLB1908-19221908-1922
    Carl Yowell1985-07-27---82.219P6-4180LL1902-12-20Madison,VA
    MLB1924-19251924-1925
    Ted Kleinhans1985-07-24---86.106P6-0170RL1899-04-08Deer Park,WI
    MLB1934-19381934-1938
    Larry Drake1985-07-14---64.070OF6-1195LR1921-05-04McKinney,TX
    MLB1945-19481945-1948
    Frank Walsh1985-07-04---79.344UMP6-0195------1905-07-25Cambridge,MA
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    Guy Bush1985-07-02---83.313P6-0175RR1901-08-23Aberdeen,MS
    MLB1923-19451923-1945
    Wes Schulmerich1985-06-26---83.309OF5-11210RR1901-08-21Hillsboro,OR
    MLB1931-19341931-1934
    Alf Anderson1985-06-23---71.146SS5-11165RR1914-01-28Gainesville,GA
    MLB1941-19461941-1946
    Jake Early1985-05-31---70.012C5-11168LR1915-05-19Kings Mountain,NC
    MLB1939-19491939-1949
    Billy Zitzmann1985-05-29---89.190OF-SS5-10175RR1895-11-19Long Island City,NY
    MLB1919-19291919-1929
    Whitey Wilshere1985-05-23---72.292P6-0180LL1912-08-03Poplar Ridge,NY
    MLB1934-19361934-1936
    Grover Powell1985-05-21---44.223P5-10175LL1940-10-10Sayre,PA
    1962-  0-   0-NYN
    MLB1963-19631963-1963
    Archie McKain1985-05-21---74.009P5-10175BL1911-05-12Delphos,KS
    MLB1937-19431937-1943
    Johnny Broaca1985-05-16---75.225P5-11190RR1909-10-03Lawrence,MA
    MLB1934-19391934-1939
    Harry Byrd1985-05-14---60.100P6-1188RR1925-02-03Darlington,SC
    MLB1950-19571950-1957
    Bill Morley1985-05-14---95.1102B5-11170RR1890-01-23Holland,MI
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Johnny Bero1985-05-11---62.140SS-2B6-0170LR1922-12-22Gardena,CA
    MLB1948-19511948-1951
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bud Teachout1985-05-11---81.073P-OF6-2183RL1904-02-27Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1930-19321930-1932
    Joe Glenn1985-05-06---76.168C5-11175RR1908-11-19Dickson City,PA
    MLB1932-19401932-1940
    Kirby Higbe1985-05-06---70.028P5-11190RR1915-04-08Columbia,SC
    MLB1937-19501937-1950
    Red Peery1985-05-06---78.264P5-11160LL1906-08-15Payson,UT
    MLB1927-19291927-1929
    Bill Kunkel1985-05-04---48.302P6-1187RR1936-07-06Hoboken,NJ
    1955-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1961-19631961-1963
    Bob Wilson1985-04-23---60.059OF5-11197RR1925-02-22Dallas,TX
    MLB1958-19581958-1958
    Whitey Wistert1985-04-23---73.062P6-4210RR1912-02-20Chicago,IL
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Benny Zientara1985-04-16---67.0612B-3B5-9165RR1918-02-14Chicago,IL
    MLB1941-19481941-1948
    Joe Sullivan1985-04-08---74.194P5-11175LL1910-09-26Mason City,IL
    MLB1935-19411935-1941
    Curt Barclay1985-03-25---53.215P6-3210RR1931-08-22Chicago,IL
    MLB1957-19591957-1959
    Joe Wood1985-03-25---65.1732B-3B---160RR1919-10-03Houston,TX
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Ike Pearson1985-03-17---68.016P6-1180RR1917-03-01Grenada,MS
    MLB1939-19481939-1948
    Bob Nieman1985-03-10---58.043OF5-11195RR1927-01-26Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1951-19621951-1962
    Al Todd1985-03-08---83.060C-OF6-1198RR1902-01-07Troy,NY
    MLB1932-19431932-1943
    George Banks1985-03-01---46.1583B-OF5-11185RR1938-09-24Pacolet Mills,SC
    1957-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1962-19661962-1966
    George Uhle1985-02-26---86.160P6-0190RR1898-09-18Cleveland,OH
    MLB1919-19361919-1936
    Syl Johnson1985-02-20---84.051P5-11180RR1900-12-31Portland,OR
    MLB1922-19401922-1940
    George Washington1985-02-17---77.258OF5-11190LR1907-06-04Linden,TX
    MLB1935-19361935-1936
    Van Mungo1985-02-12---73.249P-OF6-2185RR1911-06-08Pageland,SC
    MLB1931-19451931-1945
    Johnny Mokan1985-02-10---89.139OF-3B5-7165RR1895-09-23Buffalo,NY
    MLB1921-19271921-1927
    Joe Bradshaw1985-01-30---87.165P6-2200RR1897-08-17Roellen,TN
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Bobby Young1985-01-28---60.0052B-3B6-1175LR1925-01-22Granite,MD
    MLB1948-19581948-1958
    Ken Chase1985-01-16-71.102P6-2210LL1913-10-06Oneonta,NY
    MLB1936-19431936-1943
    Rob Souza1985-01-07------P6-1160RR------
    1984-  2-  52-DET
    AA1984-1984
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