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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1989 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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1989 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Roy Joiner1989-12-26---83.057P6-0170LL1906-10-30Red Bluff,CA
    MLB1934-19401934-1940
    Billy Martin1989-12-25Car accident61.2222B-SS5-11165RR1928-05-16Berkeley,CA
    MLB1950-19611950-1961
    Bill Parese1989-12-25---47.019SCOUT6-1205LR1942-12-06Stamford,CT
    ---
    Archie Campbell1989-12-22---86.063P6-0180RR1903-10-20Maplewood,NJ
    MLB1928-19301928-1930
    Blackie Schwamb1989-12-21---63.137P6-5198RR1926-08-06Lancaster,CA
    MLB1948-19481948-1948
    Zeb Eaton1989-12-17---69.318P5-10185RR1920-02-02Cooleemee,NC
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Greg Kennard1989-12-09------P---------------Greenacres,FL
    1987- 34- 874-MON
    ---
    Randy Green1989-12-08---32.336P6-3180RR1957-01-06Claremore,OK
    1975-  3-  69-OAK
    AAA1977-1980
    Art Parks1989-12-06---78.035OF5-9170LR1911-11-01Paris,AR
    MLB1937-19391937-1939
    Steve Lembo1989-12-04---63.021C6-1185RR1926-11-13Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1950-19521950-1952
    Bill Posedel1989-11-28---83.118P5-11175RR1906-08-02San Francisco,CA
    MLB1938-19461938-1946
    Ray Boggs1989-11-27---84.349P6-0170LL1904-12-12Reamsville,KS
    MLB1928-19281928-1928
    Lew Fonseca1989-11-26---90.3081B-2B5-10180RR1899-01-21Oakland,CA
    MLB1921-19331921-1933
    Rodney Hampton1989-11-24---35.0521B-OF5-11160RR1954-10-03Farmington Hills,MI
    1974- 28- 584-MON
    ---
    Dolan Nichols1989-11-20---59.265P6-0195RR1930-02-28Tishomingo,MS
    MLB1958-19581958-1958
    Jack Cusick1989-11-17---61.157SS-3B6-0170RR1928-06-12Weehawken,NJ
    MLB1951-19521951-1952
    Johnny Lanning1989-11-08-79.063P6-1185RR1910-09-06Asheville,NC
    MLB1936-19471936-1947
    Tommy Tatum1989-11-07-70.114OF-2B6-0185RR1919-07-16Decatur,TX
    MLB1941-19471941-1947
    Steve Simpson1989-11-02---41.063P6-3200RR1948-08-30St. Joseph,MO
    1970-  4-  74-SDN
    MLB1972-19721970-1972
    Ollie O'Mara1989-10-24---98.229SS-3B5-9155RR1891-03-08St. Louis,MO
    MLB1912-19191912-1919
    John Mackinson1989-10-17---65.353P5-10160RR1923-10-29Orange,NJ
    MLB1953-19551953-1955
    Lou Guisto1989-10-15---94.2711B5-11193RR1895-01-16Napa,CA
    MLB1916-19231916-1923
    Joe Foy1989-10-12---46.2333B-OF6-0215RR1943-02-21New York,NY
    1962-  0-   0-MIN
    MLB1966-19711966-1971
    Bill Phebus1989-10-11---80.070P5-9170RR1909-08-02Cherryvale,KS
    MLB1936-19381936-1938
    Bill Weir1989-09-30---78.217P5-8170LL1911-02-25Portland,ME
    MLB1936-19391936-1939
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Murry Dickson1989-09-21---73.030P5-10157RR1916-08-21Tracy,MO
    MLB1939-19591939-1959
    Leon Culberson1989-09-17---70.042OF-3B5-11180RR1919-08-06Halls,GA
    MLB1943-19481943-1948
    Hal Lee1989-09-04---84.200OF-2B5-11180RR1905-02-15Ludlow,MS
    MLB1930-19361930-1936
    Rip Sewell1989-09-03---82.115P6-1180LR1907-05-11Decatur,AL
    MLB1932-19491932-1949
    Skeeter Newsome1989-08-31---78.317SS-2B5-9155RR1910-10-18Phenix City,AL
    MLB1935-19471935-1947
    Joe Collins1989-08-30---66.2701B-OF6-0185LL1922-12-03Scranton,PA
    MLB1948-19571948-1957
    Buddy Dear1989-08-29---83.2712B5-8143RR1905-12-01Norfolk,VA
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Fred Waters1989-08-28---62.207P5-11185LL1927-02-02Benton,MS
    MLB1955-19561955-1956
    Hal Kelleher1989-08-27-76.063P6-0165RR1913-06-24Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1935-19381935-1938
    Jim Brideweser1989-08-25---62.193SS-2B6-0165RR1927-02-13Lancaster,OH
    MLB1951-19571951-1957
    Ted Wilks1989-08-21---73.281P5-9178RR1915-11-13Fulton,NY
    MLB1944-19531944-1953
    Fred Frankhouse1989-08-17---85.129P5-11175RR1904-04-09Port Royal,PA
    MLB1927-19391927-1939
    Tom Hughes1989-08-10-82.004OF6-1190LR1907-08-06Emmet,AR
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Bob Harris1989-08-08---74.099P6-0185RR1915-05-01Gillette,WY
    MLB1938-19421938-1942
    Max Macon1989-08-05---73.295P-1B6-3175LL1915-10-14Pensacola,FL
    MLB1938-19471938-1947
    Wayne LaMaster1989-08-04---82.172P5-8170LL1907-02-13Speed,IN
    MLB1937-19381937-1938
    Don Heffner1989-08-01---78.1742B-SS5-10155RR1911-02-08Rouzerville,PA
    MLB1934-19441934-1944
    Wally Kimmick1989-07-24---92.054SS-2B5-11174RR1897-05-30Turtle Creek,PA
    MLB1919-19261919-1926
    Donnie Moore1989-07-18Suicide by gunshot wound35.155P6-0185LR1954-02-13Lubbock,TX
    1973-  1-   3-CHN
    MLB1975-19881973-1989
    Vern Olsen1989-07-13---71.119P6-0175RL1918-03-16Hillsboro,OR
    MLB1939-19461939-1946
    Rick Anderson1989-06-23---35.180P-OF6-2210RR1953-12-25Inglewood,CA
    1972-  1-   5-NYA
    MLB1979-19801972-1988
    Steve Senteney1989-06-18---33.315P6-2205RR1955-08-07Indianapolis,IN
    1979-  0-   0-TOR
    MLB1982-19821979-1985
    Judy Johnson1989-06-15Complications related to stroke89.1703B---150RR1899-12-26Snow Hill,MD
    ---
    Pat Capri1989-06-14---70.1992B6-0170RR1918-11-27New York,NY
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Joe Stripp1989-06-10---86.1273B-1B5-11175RR1903-02-03Harrison,NJ
    MLB1928-19381928-1938
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Glenn McQuillen1989-06-08---74.050OF6-0198RR1915-04-19Strasburg,VA
    MLB1938-19471938-1947
    Bibb Falk1989-06-08---90.131OF6-0175LL1899-01-27Austin,TX
    MLB1920-19311920-1931
    Emil Verban1989-06-08---73.2852B-SS5-11165RR1915-08-27Lincoln,IL
    MLB1944-19501944-1950
    Whitey Glazner1989-06-06---95.261P5-9165RR1893-09-17Sycamore,AL
    MLB1920-19241920-1924
    Mike Reinbach1989-05-20Car accident39.287DH-OF6-2195LR1949-08-06San Diego,CA
    1970-  1-  17-BAL
    MLB1974-19741974-1974
    Specs Toporcer1989-05-17---90.096SS-2B5-10165LR1899-02-09New York,NY
    MLB1921-19281921-1928
    Al Reiss1989-05-13---80.124SS5-10165BR1909-01-08Elizabeth,NJ
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Tony Lucadello1989-05-08---76.281SS------------1912-07-30Thurber,TX
    ---
    Howie Moss1989-05-07---69.202OF-3B5-11185RR1919-10-17Gastonia,NC
    MLB1942-19461942-1946
    Joe Batchelder1989-05-05-90.297P5-7165RL1898-07-11Wenham,MA
    MLB1923-19251923-1925
    Virgil Stallcup1989-05-02---67.119SS6-3185RR1922-01-03Ravensford,NC
    MLB1947-19531947-1953
    Howie Krist1989-04-23---73.054P6-1175LR1916-02-28West Henrietta,NY
    MLB1937-19461937-1946
    Gale Staley1989-04-19---89.3512B5-8167LR1899-05-02DePere,WI
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Jocko Conlan1989-04-16---89.130OF5-7165LL1899-12-06Chicago,IL
    MLB1934-19351934-1935
    Jocko Conlan1989-04-16---89.130UMP5-7165LL1899-12-06Chicago,IL
    ---
    Carr Smith1989-04-14---88.005OF6-1175RR1901-04-08Kernersville,NC
    MLB1923-19241923-1924
    Arnold Carter1989-04-12---71.029P5-10170LL1918-03-14Rainelle,WV
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Otto Huber1989-04-09---75.0282B-3B5-10165RR1914-03-12Garfield,NJ
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Andy Karl1989-04-08---75.000P---175RR1914-04-08Mount Vernon,NY
    MLB1943-19471943-1947
    Carlos Bernier1989-04-06---60.067OF5-9180RR1929-01-28Juana Diaz,PR
    MLB1953-19531953-1953
    Nick Bremigan1989-03-28---43.358UMP6-1195------1945-04-04Philadelphia,PA
    ---
    Harrison Wickel1989-03-25---76.200SCOUT------------1912-09-06Reading,PA
    ---
    Joe Malay1989-03-19---83.1451B6-0175LL1905-10-25Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1933-19351933-1935
    Dale Coogan1989-03-08---58.2061B6-1190LL1930-08-14Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1950-19501950-1950
    Sparky Adams1989-02-24---94.1812B-3B5-5151RR1894-08-26Zerbe,PA
    MLB1922-19341922-1934
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Chet Ross1989-02-21---71.326OF6-1195RR1917-04-01Buffalo,NY
    MLB1939-19441939-1944
    Lefty Gomez1989-02-17---80.082P6-2173LL1908-11-26Rodeo,CA
    MLB1930-19431930-1943
    Euel Moore1989-02-12-80.261P6-2185RR1908-05-27Reagan,OK
    MLB1934-19361934-1936
    Dick Bass1989-02-03---82.211P6-2175RR1906-07-07Rogersville,TN
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Stan Partenheimer1989-01-28---66.099P5-11175RL1922-10-21Chicopee Falls,MA
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Earl Jones1989-01-24-69.227P5-10190LL1919-06-11Fresno,CA
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    George Case1989-01-23---73.073OF6-0183RR1915-11-11Trenton,NJ
    MLB1937-19471937-1947
    Willie Wells1989-01-22---83.165HOF5-9170RR1905-08-10Austin,TX
    ---
    Carl Furillo1989-01-21---66.319OF6-0190RR1922-03-08Stoney Creek Mill,PA
    MLB1946-19601946-1960
    Buzz Clarkson1989-01-18---73.311SS-3B5-11210RR1915-03-13Hopkins,SC
    MLB1952-19521952-1952
    Jim Odom1989-01-18---67.186UMP5-11190------1921-07-16Bennettsville,SC
    ---
    Frank Trechock1989-01-16---73.023SS5-10175RR1915-12-24Windber,PA
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Ray Morehart1989-01-13---89.0412B-SS5-9157LR1899-12-02Abner,TX
    MLB1924-19271924-1927
    Pat Ankenman1989-01-13---76.0202B-SS5-4125RR1912-12-23Houston,TX
    MLB1936-19441936-1944
    Clise Dudley1989-01-12---85.157P6-1195LR1903-08-08Graham,NC
    MLB1929-19331929-1933
    Joe Consoli1989-01-10------SCOUT6-0180R------Mount Penn,PA
    ---
    Bill Terry1989-01-09---90.0701B-OF6-1200LL1898-10-30Atlanta,GA
    MLB1923-19361923-1936
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