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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1988 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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1988 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Wes Flowers1988-12-31---75.140P6-1190LL1913-08-13Vanndale,AR
    MLB1940-19441940-1944
    Earl Mossor1988-12-29---63.161P6-1175LR1925-07-21Forbus,TN
    MLB1951-19511951-1951
    John Happenny1988-12-29-87.2252B-SS5-11165RR1901-05-18Waltham,MA
    MLB1923-19231923-1923
    Willie Kamm1988-12-21---88.3223B5-10170RR1900-02-02San Francisco,CA
    MLB1923-19351923-1935
    Robert Ferguson1988-12-18---22.078P6-1185RL1966-10-01Bassett,VA
    1988- 28- 723-OAK
    A1988-1988
    Bob Kahle1988-12-16---73.023H6-0170RR1915-11-23New Castle,IN
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Joe Hatten1988-12-16---72.028P6-0176RL1916-11-17Bancroft,IA
    MLB1946-19521946-1952
    Wally Berger1988-11-30---83.051OF-1B6-2198RR1905-10-10Chicago,IL
    MLB1930-19401930-1940
    Carl Hubbell1988-11-21---85.152P6-0170RL1903-06-22Carthage,MO
    MLB1928-19431928-1943
    Bob Weiland1988-11-09---82.330P6-4215LL1905-12-14Chicago,IL
    MLB1928-19401928-2001
    Glenn Chapman1988-11-05---82.288OF-2B5-11170RR1906-01-21Cambridge City,IN
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Lefty Sullivan1988-11-01---72.055P6-3204LL1916-09-07Nashville,TN
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Bernie Walter1988-10-30---80.075P6-1175RR1908-08-15Dover,TN
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Andy Cohen1988-10-29---84.0042B-SS5-8155RR1904-10-25Baltimore,MD
    MLB1926-19291926-1929
    Dave Tyriver1988-10-28---50.362P6-0175RR1937-10-31Oshkosh,WI
    1956-  0-   0-CLE
    MLB1962-19621962-1962
    Ben Steiner1988-10-27-67.0912B-3B5-11165LR1921-07-28Alexandria,VA
    MLB1945-19471945-1947
    Reggie Otero1988-10-21---73.0441B6-0165LR1915-09-07Havana,CU
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Bill Burgo1988-10-19---68.349OF5-8185RR1919-11-05Johnstown,PA
    MLB1943-19441943-1944
    Vic Raschi1988-10-14---69.200P6-1205RR1919-03-28West Springfield,MA
    MLB1946-19551946-1955
    Abie Hood1988-10-14---85.2562B5-7152LR1903-01-31Sanford,NC
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Ramon Romero1988-10-13Fell to his death29.278SS-P6-4170LL1959-01-08San Pedro de Macoris,DR
    1976-  0-   0-CLE
    MLB1984-19851977-1986
    Boob Fowler1988-10-08---87.331SS-2B5-11180LR1900-11-11Waco,TX
    MLB1923-19261923-1926
    Bob Boken1988-10-06---80.2262B-SS6-2165RR1908-02-23Maryville,IL
    MLB1933-19341933-1934
    Tony Ordenana1988-09-29---69.334SS5-9158RR1918-10-30Havana,CU
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Bob Trice1988-09-16---62.019P6-3190RR1926-08-28Newton,GA
    MLB1953-19551953-1955
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Lew Krausse1988-09-06---76.089P5-11186RR1912-06-08Media,PA
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    Jim Bagby1988-09-02---71.359P-OF6-2170RR1916-09-08Cleveland,OH
    MLB1938-19471938-1947
    Ray Rohwer1988-09-01---93.087OF5-10155LL1895-06-05Dixon,CA
    MLB1921-19221921-1922
    John Daley1988-08-31---101.097SS5-7155RR1887-05-25Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Bob Daughters1988-08-22-74.017H6-2185RR1914-08-05Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Mel Almada1988-08-13-75.187OF-1B6-0170LL1913-02-07Huatabampo,MX
    MLB1933-19391933-1939
    Ralph Michaels1988-08-05---86.0943B-SS5-10178RR1902-05-03Etna,PA
    MLB1924-19261924-1926
    Bob Berman1988-08-02---89.189C5-8147RR1899-01-24New York,NY
    ---
    Al Flair1988-07-26---72.0011B6-4195LL1916-07-24New Orleans,LA
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Frank Fillmann1988-07-26-38.333P5-11185LL1949-08-27Cheverly,MD
    1967- 37- 681-WS2
    ---
    Jerry Lane1988-07-24---62.167P6-0205RR1926-02-07Ashland,NY
    MLB1953-19551953-1955
    Joe Orengo1988-07-24---73.2373B-1B6-0185RR1914-11-29San Francisco,CA
    MLB1939-19451939-1945
    Ken Polivka1988-07-23---67.183P5-10175LL1921-01-21Chicago,IL
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Clyde Beck1988-07-15---88.1893B-2B5-10176RR1900-01-06Bassett,CA
    MLB1926-19311926-1931
    Whitey Witt1988-07-14---92.288OF-SS5-7150LR1895-09-28Orange,MA
    MLB1916-19261916-1926
    Ernie Nevel1988-07-10---69.327P6-1200RR1918-08-17Charleston,MO
    MLB1950-19531950-1953
    Frank Ellerbe1988-07-08---92.1953B-SS5-10165RR1895-12-25Marion County,SC
    MLB1919-19241919-1924
    Lee Weyer1988-07-04---51.304UMP6-6258------1936-09-03Imlay City,MI
    ---
    Tom Drake1988-07-02---75.329P-OF6-1185RR1912-08-07Birmingham,AL
    MLB1939-19411939-1941
    Ed Sauer1988-07-01---69.179OF6-1188RR1919-01-03Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1943-19491943-1949
    Red Bullock1988-06-27-76.258P6-1192LL1911-10-12Biloxi,MS
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
    Hank Edwards1988-06-22---69.144OF6-0190LL1919-01-29Elmwood Place,OH
    MLB1941-19531941-1953
    Ed Linke1988-06-21---76.224P5-11180RR1911-11-09Chicago,IL
    MLB1933-19381933-1938
    Ed Montague1988-06-17---82.328SS-3B5-10165RR1905-07-24San Francisco,CA
    MLB1928-19321928-1932
    Hugh Willingham1988-06-15-82.016SS-3B6-0180RR1906-05-30Dalhart,TX
    MLB1930-19331930-1933
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Merle Settlemire1988-06-12---85.144P5-9156LL1903-01-19Santa Fe,OH
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Walt Chipple1988-06-08---69.255OF6-0168RR1918-09-26Utica,NY
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Belve Bean1988-06-01-83.039P5-11195RR1905-04-23Mullin,TX
    MLB1930-19351930-1935
    Dick Strahs1988-05-26---63.173P6-0192LR1924-12-04Evanston,IL
    MLB1954-19541954-1954
    Charlie Perkins1988-05-25---82.258P6-1175RL1905-09-09Ensley,AL
    MLB1930-19341930-1934
    Ed Katalinas1988-05-17---78.244SCOUT------------1909-09-15---
    ---
    Hank Schenz1988-05-12---69.0312B-3B---175RR1919-04-11New Richmond,OH
    MLB1946-19511946-1951
    Dom Dallessandro1988-04-29---74.208OF5-6168LL1913-10-03Reading,PA
    MLB1937-19471937-1947
    Tommy Thomas1988-04-27---88.124P5-10175RR1899-12-23Baltimore,MD
    MLB1926-19371926-1937
    Len Church1988-04-22---46.032P6-0190BR1942-03-21Chicago,IL
    1963-  0-   0-CHN
    MLB1966-19661966-1966
    Ralph Winegarner1988-04-14---78.167P-3B6-0182RR1909-10-29Benton,KS
    MLB1930-19491930-1949
    Frank Skaff1988-04-12---74.1941B-3B5-10185RR1913-09-30La Crosse,WI
    MLB1935-19431935-1943
    Tom Earley1988-04-05---71.045P6-0180RR1917-02-19Roxbury,MA
    MLB1938-19451938-1945
    Jack Aragon1988-04-04---72.135H5-10176RR1915-11-20Havana,CU
    ---
    Charlie Snell1988-04-04---94.125C5-11160RR1893-11-29Hampstead,MD
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Ted Kluszewski1988-03-29---63.2001B6-2225LL1924-09-10Argo,IL
    MLB1947-19611947-1961
    Julian Morgan1988-03-27---69.095SCOUT6-1185RR1918-12-22Atlanta,GA
    ---
    Edd Roush1988-03-21---94.316OF-1B5-11170LL1893-05-08Oakland City,IN
    MLB1913-19311913-1931
    Jigger Statz1988-03-16---90.146OF-2B5-7150RR1897-10-20Waukegan,IL
    MLB1919-19281919-1928
    Zeb Terry1988-03-14---96.269SS-2B5-8129RR1891-06-17Denison,TX
    MLB1916-19221916-1922
    Art Daney1988-03-11---83.245P5-11165RR1904-07-09Talihina,OK
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Dick Ricketts1988-03-06---54.092P6-7215LR1933-12-04Pottstown,PA
    1955-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1959-19591959-1959
    Lou Legett1988-03-06---86.278C5-10166RR1901-06-01New Orleans,LA
    MLB1929-19351929-1935
    Luis Marquez1988-03-01---62.124OF5-10174RR1925-10-28Aguadilla,PR
    MLB1951-19541951-1954
    Harvey Kuenn1988-02-28---57.085OF-SS6-2190RR1930-12-04West Allis,WI
    MLB1952-19661952-1966
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Doug Holmquist1988-02-27---46.145C-1B6-2195RR1941-10-04Bridgeport,CT
    ---
    Tom Oliver1988-02-26---85.041OF6-0168RR1903-01-15Montgomery,AL
    MLB1930-19331930-1933
    Pete Donohue1988-02-23---87.109P6-2185RR1900-11-05Athens,TX
    MLB1921-19321921-1932
    Bob O'Farrell1988-02-20-91.122C5-9180RR1896-10-19Waukegan,IL
    MLB1915-19351915-1935
    Bill Cox1988-02-16---74.237P6-1185RR1913-06-23Ashmore,IL
    MLB1936-19401936-1940
    Jocko Thompson1988-02-03---71.016P6-0185LL1917-01-17Beverly,MA
    MLB1948-19511948-1951
    Red Phillips1988-02-01---79.089P6-3195RR1908-11-03Pauls Valley,OK
    MLB1934-19361934-1936
    Al Rubeling1988-01-28---74.2623B-2B6-0185RR1913-05-10Baltimore,MD
    MLB1940-19441940-1944
    Johnny Gee1988-01-23---72.047P6-9225LL1915-12-07Syracuse,NY
    MLB1939-19461939-1946
    Dutch Kemner1988-01-16---88.317P5-10175RR1899-03-04Quincy,IL
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    George Hennessey1988-01-15---80.078P5-10168RR1907-10-28Slatington,PA
    MLB1937-19451937-1945
    Ralph Buxton1988-01-06---73.212P5-11163RR1914-06-07Rainton,SK
    MLB1938-19491938-1949
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