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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1987 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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1987 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lee Ballanfant1987-12-27---91.364UMP5-8163------1895-12-27Waco,TX
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    Nino Espinosa1987-12-24---34.130P6-1192RR1953-08-15Villa Altagralia,DR
    1970-  0-   0-NYN
    MLB1974-19811971-1981
    Bobby Hogue1987-12-22---66.260P5-10195RR1921-04-05Miami,FL
    MLB1948-19521948-1952
    Joe Sherman1987-12-21---97.045P6-0165RR1890-11-04Yarmouth,MA
    MLB1915-19151915-1915
    Jake Eisenhart1987-12-20---65.077P6-3195LL1922-10-03Perkasie,PA
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Whitey Moore1987-12-10---75.182P6-1195RR1912-06-10Tuscarawas,OH
    MLB1936-19421936-1942
    Ken Richardson1987-12-07---72.2192B-OF5-10187RR1915-05-02Orleans,IN
    MLB1942-19461942-1946
    Babe Herman1987-11-27---84.154OF-1B6-4190LL1903-06-26Buffalo,NY
    MLB1926-19451926-1945
    Jim Russell1987-11-24---69.053OF-1B6-1181BR1918-10-01Fayette City,PA
    MLB1942-19511942-1951
    Dusty Cooke1987-11-21---80.150OF6-1205LR1907-06-23Swepsonville,NC
    MLB1930-19381930-1938
    Dave Odom1987-11-19---69.166P6-1220RR1918-06-05Dinuba,CA
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Dick Stello1987-11-18---53.120UMP5-11200------1934-07-20Boston,MA
    ---
    Paul Derringer1987-11-17---81.030P6-3205RR1906-10-17Springfield,KY
    MLB1931-19451931-1945
    Jim Brewer1987-11-16---49.363P6-2195LL1937-11-17Merced,CA
    1956-  0-   0-CHN
    MLB1960-19761956-1976
    Hod Lisenbee1987-11-14---89.050P5-11170RR1898-09-23Clarksville,TN
    MLB1927-19451927-1945
    Ed Cihocki1987-11-09---80.184SS-3B5-8163RR1907-05-09Wilmington,DE
    MLB1932-19331932-1933
    Pete McClanahan1987-10-28---81.003H5-9170RR1906-10-24Coldspring,TX
    MLB1931-19311931-1931
    Pete Cote1987-10-17---85.047H5-6148RR1902-08-30Cambridge,MA
    MLB1926-19261926-1926
    Snake Henry1987-10-12---92.0841B6-0170LL1895-07-19Waynesville,NC
    MLB1922-19231922-1923
    Kermit Wahl1987-09-16Cancer64.3023B-SS5-11170RR1922-11-18Columbia,SD
    MLB1944-19511944-1951
    Patrick Russell1987-09-15---37.090P6-2200RR1950-06-16Brooklyn,NY
    1969- 26- 621-MON
    ---
    Cam Carreon1987-09-02---50.026C6-0198RR1937-08-06Colton,CA
    1956-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1959-19661959-1966
    Pinky Whitney1987-09-01---82.2413B-2B5-10165RR1905-01-02San Antonio,TX
    MLB1928-19391928-1939
    John McGillen1987-08-11---70.004P6-1175LL1917-08-06Eddystone,PA
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Travis Jackson1987-07-27---83.267SS-3B5-10160RR1903-11-02Waldo,AR
    MLB1922-19361922-1936
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Don McMahon1987-07-22---57.198P6-2222RR1930-01-04Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1957-19741957-1974
    Hughie Wise1987-07-21---81.133C6-0178BR1906-03-09Campbellsville,KY
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Tom Winsett1987-07-20---77.237OF-P6-2190LR1909-11-24McKenzie,TN
    MLB1930-19381930-1938
    Bob Smith1987-07-19---92.086P-SS5-10175RR1895-04-22Rogersville,TN
    MLB1923-19371923-1937
    Rube Novotney1987-07-16---62.344C6-0187RR1924-08-05Redondo Beach,CA
    MLB1949-19491949-1949
    Joe Burns1987-07-12-98.106OF5-11170LL1889-03-26Ipswich,MA
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Joe Bennett1987-07-11---87.0083B5-9168RR1900-07-02New York,NY
    ---
    Bill Schuster1987-06-28---74.327SS-2B5-9164RR1912-08-04Buffalo,NY
    MLB1937-19451937-1945
    Jay Avrea1987-06-26---66.354P6-1175RR1920-07-06Cleburne,TX
    MLB1950-19501950-1950
    Fred Newman1987-06-24---45.122P6-3190RR1942-02-21Boston,MA
    1960-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1962-19671962-1967
    Phil Weintraub1987-06-21---79.2521B-OF6-1195LL1907-10-12Chicago,IL
    MLB1933-19451933-1945
    Dick Howser1987-06-17Brain tumor51.033SS-2B5-8155RR1936-05-14Miami,FL
    1958-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1961-19681961-1968
    George Smith1987-06-15---49.3422B-SS5-10170RR1937-07-07St. Petersburg,FL
    1958-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1963-19661963-1966
    Don White1987-06-15---68.158OF-3B6-1195RR1919-01-08Everett,WA
    MLB1948-19491948-1949
    Huck Betts1987-06-13---90.113P5-11170RR1897-02-18Millsboro,DE
    MLB1920-19351920-1935
    Dick Tremblay1987-06-12---52.115UMP6-1210------1935-02-17Providence,RI
    ---
    Barney Koch1987-06-06---64.0742B-SS5-8140RR1923-03-23Campbell,NE
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Jerry Adair1987-05-31---50.1642B-SS6-0175RR1936-12-17Sand Springs,OK
    1958-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1958-19701958-1970
    George Blackerby1987-05-30---83.201OF6-1176RR1903-11-10Luther,OK
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Jack Sheehan1987-05-29---94.042SS-2B5-8165BR1893-04-15Chicago,IL
    MLB1920-19211920-1921
    Luke Sewell1987-05-14---86.128C-OF5-9160RR1901-01-05Titus,AL
    MLB1921-19421921-1942
    Boom-Boom Beck1987-05-07---82.202P6-2200RR1904-10-16Decatur,IL
    MLB1924-19451924-1945
    Bobo Holloman1987-05-01---62.054P6-2207RR1925-03-07Thomaston,GA
    MLB1953-19531953-1953
    Bud Bates1987-04-29---75.043OF6-0165RR1912-03-16Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    John Burrows1987-04-27-73.178P5-10200RL1913-10-30Winnfield,LA
    MLB1943-19441943-1944
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    John Mihalic1987-04-24---75.1622B-SS5-11172RR1911-11-13Cleveland,OH
    MLB1935-19371935-1937
    Frank McElyea1987-04-19---68.257OF6-6221RR1918-08-04Hawthorne Twsp.,IL
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Bud Morse1987-04-06---82.2132B5-9150LR1904-09-04Berkeley,CA
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Tony Pacheco1987-03-23---59.226COACH6-0185RR1927-08-09Havana,CU
    ---
    Bob Kline1987-03-16---77.096P6-3200RR1909-12-09Enterprise,OH
    MLB1930-19341930-1934
    Bots Nekola1987-03-11---80.090P5-11175LL1906-12-10New York,NY
    MLB1929-19331929-1933
    Fred Lucas1987-03-11---84.051OF5-10165RR1903-01-19Vineland,NJ
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Zeke Bonura1987-03-09---78.1691B6-0210RR1908-09-20New Orleans,LA
    MLB1934-19401934-1940
    Mo Mozzali1987-03-02---64.079COACH5-10158LL1922-12-12Louisville,KY
    ---
    Leo Norris1987-02-13---78.271SS-2B5-11165RR1908-05-17Bay St. Louis,MS
    MLB1936-19371936-1937
    Bill McGee1987-02-11---77.086P6-1215RR1909-11-16Batchtown,IL
    MLB1935-19421935-1942
    Larry French1987-02-09---79.100P6-1195RL1907-11-01Visalia,CA
    MLB1929-19421929-1942
    Robert Owens1987-02-04---38.307C5-9175RR1948-04-02Bluefield,WV
    1966-  3-  45-CHN
    ---
    Hank Behrman1987-01-20---65.206P5-11174RR1921-06-27Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1946-19491946-1949
    George Selkirk1987-01-19---79.015OF6-1182LR1908-01-04Huntsville,ON
    MLB1934-19421934-1942
    Ed Busch1987-01-17---69.061SS-2B5-10175RR1917-11-16Lebanon,IL
    MLB1943-19451943-1945
    Tom Morgan1987-01-13---56.238P6-2195RR1930-05-20El Monte,CA
    MLB1951-19631951-1963
    Frank Makosky1987-01-10---76.355P6-1185RR1910-01-20Boonton,NJ
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Elmer Miller1987-01-08---83.266P-OF5-11189LL1903-04-17Detroit,MI
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Frank Hiller1987-01-08---66.178P6-0200RR1920-07-13Newark,NJ
    MLB1946-19531946-1953
    Phil Seghi1987-01-08---77.304EXEC------------1909-03-09Cedar Point,IL
    ---
    Dale Mitchell1987-01-05---65.134OF-1B6-1195LL1921-08-23Colony,OK
    MLB1946-19561946-1956
    Tony Rensa1987-01-04---85.096C5-10180RR1901-09-29Parsons,PA
    MLB1930-19391930-1939
    Bill Upton1987-01-02---57.197P6-0167RR1929-06-18Esther,MO
    MLB1954-19541954-1954
    Ernie Maun1987-01-01---85.331P6-0165RR1901-02-03Clearwater,KS
    MLB1924-19261924-1926
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