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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1986 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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1986 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jack Wallaesa1986-12-27---67.118SS-OF6-3191BR1919-08-31Easton,PA
    MLB1940-19481940-1948
    Joe DeSa1986-12-20Car accident27.1461B-OF5-11170LL1959-07-27Honolulu,HI
    1977-  3-  58-SLN
    MLB1980-19851977-1986
    Al Stokes1986-12-19---86.351C5-9175RR1900-01-01Chicago,IL
    MLB1925-19261925-1926
    Bill Shanner1986-12-18---92.043P6-1195LR1894-11-04Oakland City,IN
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Jake Caulfield1986-12-16---69.022SS-3B5-11170RR1917-11-23Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Johnny Wyrostek1986-12-12---67.153OF-1B6-2180LR1919-07-12Fairmont City,IL
    MLB1942-19541942-1954
    Pip Koehler1986-12-08---84.326OF5-10165RR1902-01-16Gilbert,PA
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    John Bogart1986-12-07---86.076P6-2195RR1900-09-21Bloomsburg,PA
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    George Abrams1986-12-05-87.025P5-9170RR1899-11-09Seattle,WA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Bob Moorhead1986-12-03---48.314P6-1208RR1938-01-23Chambersburg,PA
    1958-  0-   0-CIN
    MLB1962-19651962-1965
    Roy Bruner1986-11-30---69.292P6-0165RR1917-02-10Cecilia,KY
    MLB1939-19411939-1941
    Dixie Upright1986-11-13---60.166H6-0175LL1926-05-30Kannapolis,NC
    MLB1953-19531953-1953
    Les Webber1986-11-13---71.191P6-0185RR1915-05-06Kelseyville,CA
    MLB1942-19481942-1948
    Rocky Stone1986-11-12---68.081P6-0200RR1918-08-23Redding,CA
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    John Middleton1986-11-03---86.205P6-1185LL1900-04-11Mount Calm,TX
    MLB1922-19221922-1922
    Ed Holley1986-10-26---87.094P6-1195RR1899-07-23Benton,KY
    MLB1928-19341928-1934
    Paul Gehrman1986-10-23---74.172P6-0195RR1912-05-03Marquam,OR
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    George Pipgras1986-10-19---86.302P6-1185RR1899-12-20Ida Grove,IA
    MLB1923-19351923-1935
    Larry Kopf1986-10-15---95.345SS-2B5-9160BR1890-11-03Bristol,CT
    MLB1913-19231913-1923
    Norm Cash1986-10-12Drowned51.3361B-OF6-0190LL1934-11-10Justiceburg,TX
    MLB1958-19741955-1974
    Russ Van Atta1986-10-10---80.111P6-0184LL1906-06-21Augusta,NJ
    MLB1933-19391933-1939
    Jo-Jo White1986-10-09---77.129OF-SS5-11165LR1909-06-01Red Oak,GA
    MLB1932-19441932-1944
    Max Surkont1986-10-08---64.113P6-0205RR1922-06-16Central Falls,RI
    MLB1949-19571949-1957
    Vince DiMaggio1986-10-03---74.026OF-2B5-11183RR1912-09-06Martinez,CA
    MLB1937-19461937-1946
    Heinie Mueller1986-10-03---74.0742B-3B5-6167BR1912-07-20St. Louis,MO
    MLB1938-19411938-1941
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Artie Gore1986-09-29---78.320UMP5-9170------1907-11-13Cambridge,MA
    ---
    Chuck Sheerin1986-09-27---77.1622B-3B5-11198RR1909-04-17Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
    Jim Shilling1986-09-12---72.1202B-SS5-11175RR1914-05-14Tulsa,OK
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Otho Nitcholas1986-09-11---77.362P6-0190RR1908-09-13McKinney,TX
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Hank Greenberg1986-09-04---75.2461B-OF6-3210RR1911-01-01New York,NY
    MLB1930-19471930-1947
    Jim Wilson1986-09-02---64.193P6-1200RR1922-02-20San Diego,CA
    1943-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1945-19581945-1958
    Bill Higdon1986-08-30---62.124OF6-1193LR1924-04-27Camp Hill,AL
    MLB1949-19491949-1949
    George Diehl1986-08-24---68.180P6-2196RR1918-02-25Emmaus,PA
    MLB1942-19431942-1943
    Charlie Eckert1986-08-22---89.012P5-10165RR1897-08-08Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1919-19221919-1922
    Walt Lanfranconi1986-08-18---69.281P5-7155RR1916-11-09Barre,VT
    MLB1941-19471941-1947
    Sammy Vick1986-08-17---91.126OF5-10163RR1895-04-12Batesville,MS
    MLB1917-19211917-1921
    Tom Gorman1986-08-11---67.148P6-2200RL1919-03-16New York,NY
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Clarence Maddern1986-08-09---64.317OF-1B6-1185RR1921-09-26Bisbee,AZ
    MLB1946-19511946-1951
    Robert Welz1986-08-02---40.1721B6-1214LL1946-02-11Dorchester,MA
    1966-  6- 114-DET
    ---
    Mickey Heath1986-07-30---82.2731B6-0175LL1903-10-30Toledo,OH
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Cliff Melton1986-07-28---74.206P6-5203LL1912-01-03Brevard,NC
    MLB1937-19441937-1944
    Joe Oeschger1986-07-28---94.063P6-0190RR1892-05-24Chicago,IL
    MLB1914-19251914-1925
    Bud Hafey1986-07-27---73.354OF-P6-0185RR1912-08-06Berkeley,CA
    MLB1935-19391935-1939
    Webb Schultz1986-07-26---88.174P5-11172RR1898-01-31Wautoma,WI
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Ted Lyons1986-07-25---85.208P-OF5-11200BR1900-12-28Lake Charles,LA
    MLB1923-19461923-1946
    Bill Steinecke1986-07-20---79.163C5-8175RR1907-02-07Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Wally Holborow1986-07-14---72.226P5-11187RR1913-11-30New York,NY
    MLB1944-19481944-1948
    Harl Maggert1986-07-10---72.066OF-3B6-0190RR1914-05-04Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Red Lucas1986-07-09---84.071P-2B5-9170LR1902-04-28Columbia,TN
    MLB1923-19381923-1938
    Johnny Cooney1986-07-08---85.111OF-P5-10165RL1901-03-18Cranston,RI
    MLB1921-19441921-1944
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Skeeter Webb1986-07-08---76.246SS-2B5-9150RR1909-11-04Meridian,MS
    MLB1938-19481938-1948
    Eddie Yuhas1986-07-06---61.334P6-1180RR1924-08-05Youngstown,OH
    MLB1952-19531952-1953
    Oscar Roettger1986-07-04---86.1341B-P6-0170RR1900-02-19St. Louis,MO
    MLB1923-19321923-1932
    Bill McCahan1986-07-03---65.025P5-11200RR1921-06-07Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1946-19491946-1949
    Peanuts Lowrey1986-07-02---68.309OF-3B5-8170RR1917-08-27Culver City,CA
    MLB1942-19551942-1955
    Loy Hanning1986-06-24---68.249P6-2175RR1917-10-18Bunker,MO
    MLB1939-19421939-1942
    Arnie Portocarrero1986-06-21---54.351P6-3196RR1931-07-05New York,NY
    1949-  0-   0-PHA
    MLB1954-19601954-1960
    Jesse Winters1986-06-05---92.163P6-1165RR1893-12-22Stephenville,TX
    MLB1919-19231919-1923
    Joe Mulligan1986-06-05---72.309P6-4210RR1913-07-31Weymouth,MA
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Dixie McArthur1986-05-31---94.118P6-1185RR1892-02-01Vernon,AL
    MLB1914-19141914-1914
    Paul Florence1986-05-28---86.035C6-1185BR1900-04-22Chicago,IL
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Taylor Douthit1986-05-28---85.035OF5-11175RR1901-04-22Little Rock,AR
    MLB1923-19331923-1933
    Hugh McMullen1986-05-23---84.158C6-1180BR1901-12-16LaCygne,KS
    MLB1925-19291925-1929
    Spades Wood1986-05-18---77.124P5-10150LL1909-01-13Spartanburg,SC
    MLB1930-19311930-1931
    Tom Turner1986-05-14---69.247C6-2195RR1916-09-08Custer County,OK
    MLB1940-19441940-1944
    Frank O'Rourke1986-05-14---91.1663B-SS5-10165RR1894-11-28Hamilton,ON
    MLB1912-19311912-1931
    Joe Sparma1986-05-14---44.098P6-0195RR1942-02-04Massillon,OH
    1963-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1964-19701964-1970
    Len Schulte1986-05-06---69.1513B-2B5-10160RR1916-12-05St. Charles,MO
    MLB1944-19461944-1946
    Hal Luby1986-05-04---72.3253B-2B5-10185RR1913-06-13Blackfoot,ID
    MLB1936-19441936-1944
    Paul Richards1986-05-04---77.163C6-1180RR1908-11-21Waxahachie,TX
    MLB1932-19461932-1946
    Ed Wells1986-05-01---85.327P---183LL1900-06-07Ashland,OH
    MLB1923-19341923-1934
    Pat Seerey1986-04-28---63.042OF5-10200RR1923-03-17Wilburton,OK
    MLB1943-19491943-1949
    Marty Karow1986-04-27---81.282SS-3B5-10170RR1904-07-18Braddock,PA
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Eddie Feinberg1986-04-20---68.203SS-2B5-9165BR1917-09-29Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1938-19391938-1939
    George Durning1986-04-18---87.343OF5-11175RR1898-05-09Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Doc Land1986-04-14---82.335OF5-11165LL1903-05-14Binnsville,MS
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Luther Harvel1986-04-10---80.192OF5-11180RR1905-09-30Cambria,IL
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Dick Kokos1986-04-09---58.042OF5-8170LL1928-02-26Chicago,IL
    MLB1948-19541948-1954
    Mel Bosser1986-03-26---66.046P6-0173RR1920-02-08Johnstown,PA
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    George Grant1986-03-25---83.078P5-11175RR1903-01-06East Tallassee,AL
    MLB1923-19311923-1931
    Hank Grampp1986-03-24---82.177P6-1185RR1903-09-28New York,NY
    MLB1927-19291927-1929
    Bill Patton1986-03-15---73.158C6-2180RR1912-10-07Cornwall,PA
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Jack Warner1986-03-13---82.1963B-2B5-9165RR1903-08-29Evansville,IN
    MLB1925-19331925-1933
    Fred Hancock1986-03-12---65.348SS-3B5-8170RR1920-03-28Allenport,PA
    MLB1949-19491949-1949
    Jimmy Moore1986-03-07---82.317OF6-0187RR1903-04-24Paris,TN
    MLB1930-19311930-1931
    Paul Castner1986-03-03---89.013P5-11187LL1897-02-16St. Paul,MN
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Jocko Collins1986-03-02---80.108SCOUT------------1905-11-13New York,NY
    ---
    George Susce1986-02-25---78.196C5-11200RR1907-08-13Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1929-19441929-1944
    Bob Rice1986-02-20---86.2673B-2B5-10170RR1899-05-28Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Red Ruffing1986-02-17---81.289P-OF6-1205RR1904-05-03Granville,IL
    MLB1924-19471924-1947
    Ed McGhee1986-02-13---61.136OF5-11170RR1924-09-29Perry,AR
    MLB1950-19551950-1955
    Tom Grubbs1986-01-28---91.339P6-2165RR1894-02-22Mount Sterling,KY
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    John Boozer1986-01-24Hodgkin's Disease47.202P6-3205RR1938-07-06Columbia,SC
    1958-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1962-19691962-1969
    Fred Thomas1986-01-15---93.0253B-SS5-10160RR1892-12-19Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1918-19201918-1920
    Mike Garcia1986-01-13---62.057P6-1200RR1923-11-17San Gabriel,CA
    MLB1948-19611948-1961
    Eddie Solomon1986-01-12---34.337P6-3190RR1951-02-09Perry,GA
    1969-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1973-19821969-1983
    Roy Johnson1986-01-10---90.100P6-0185RR1895-10-01Madill,OK
    MLB1918-19181918-1918
    Joe Burns1986-01-07---85.315C6-0175RR1900-02-25Trenton,NJ
    MLB1924-19241924-1924
    Dave Morey1986-01-04---96.311P6-0185LR1889-02-25Malden,MA
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Chico Hernandez1986-01-03---70.000C6-0195RR1916-01-03Havana,CU
    MLB1942-19431942-1943
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Veeck1986-01-02---71.327EXEC------------1914-02-09Chicago,IL
    ---
    Bob Finley1986-01-02---70.038C6-1200RR1915-11-25Ennis,TX
    MLB1943-19441943-1944
    Bill Hall1986-01-01---57.154C5-11165LR1928-07-30Moultrie,GA
    MLB1954-19581954-1958
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