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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1996 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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1996 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Sam Narron1996-12-31---83.128C5-10180RR1913-08-25Middlesex,NC
    MLB1935-19431935-1943
    Gene Brabender1996-12-27---55.133P6-5225RR1941-08-16Madison,WI
    1961-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1966-19701966-1970
    Fred Green1996-12-22---63.099P6-4190RL1933-09-14Titusville,NJ
    1952-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1959-19641959-1964
    George Jumonville1996-12-12-79.210SS-3B6-0175RR1917-05-16Mobile,AL
    MLB1940-19411940-1941
    Cliff Mapes1996-12-05---74.267OF6-3205LR1922-03-13Sutherland,NE
    MLB1948-19521948-1952
    John Bateman1996-12-03---56.135C6-3220RR1940-07-21Killeen,TX
    1962-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB1963-19721962-1972
    Ted Petoskey1996-11-30-85.329OF5-11183RR1911-01-05St. Charles,MI
    MLB1934-19351934-1935
    Loren Bain1996-11-24-74.143P6-0190RR1922-07-04Staples,MN
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Earl Cook1996-11-21-87.346P6-0195RR1908-12-10Stouffville,ON
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Bill Sayles1996-11-20-79.116P6-2175RR1917-07-27Portland,OR
    MLB1939-19431939-1943
    John Michaels1996-11-18-89.131P5-10154LL1907-07-10Bridgeport,CT
    MLB1932-19321932-1932
    Charlie Neal1996-11-18---65.2922B-SS5-10165RR1931-01-30Longview,TX
    MLB1956-19631956-1963
    Joe Gonzales1996-11-16-81.242P5-9175RR1915-03-19San Francisco,CA
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Jim Baxes1996-11-14-68.1312B-3B6-1190RR1928-07-05San Francisco,CA
    1947-  0-   0-BRO
    MLB1959-19591959-1959
    Roger McCardell1996-11-13---64.075C6-0200RR1932-08-29Gorsuch Mills,MD
    1950-  0-   0-BSN
    MLB1959-19591959-1959
    Lum Harris1996-11-11---81.298P6-1180RR1915-01-17New Castle,AL
    MLB1941-19471941-1947
    Eddie Lukon1996-11-07---76.093OF5-10168LL1920-08-05Burgettstown,PA
    MLB1941-19471941-1947
    Bob Thorpe1996-10-30Electrocuted69.345OF6-1190RR1926-11-19Caryville,FL
    MLB1951-19531951-1953
    Ewell Blackwell1996-10-29-74.006P6-6195RR1922-10-23Fresno,CA
    MLB1942-19551942-1955
    Joe Samuels1996-10-28---91.221P6-1196RR1905-03-21Scranton,PA
    MLB1930-19301930-1930
    Harry Shuman1996-10-25---81.234P6-2195RR1915-03-05Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1942-19441942-1944
    Bob Grim1996-10-23---66.229P6-1185RR1930-03-08New York,NY
    MLB1954-19621954-1962
    Elmer Klumpp1996-10-18---90.053C6-0184RR1906-08-26St. Louis,MO
    MLB1934-19371934-1937
    Bob Adams1996-10-17---95.085P5-11168RR1901-07-24Holyoke,MA
    MLB1925-19251925-1925
    Mike Balas1996-10-15---86.151P6-0195RR1910-05-17Lowell,MA
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Tom Ferrick1996-10-15---81.282P6-2220RR1915-01-06New York,NY
    MLB1941-19521941-1952
    Joe Walsh1996-10-05---79.206SS5-10155RR1917-03-13Boston,MA
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Joe Hoerner1996-10-04Farming accident59.326P6-1200RL1936-11-12Dubuque,IA
    1957-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1963-19771957-1977
    Tom Hafey1996-10-02---83.0823B-OF6-1180RR1913-07-12Berkeley,CA
    MLB1939-19441939-1944
    Les Tietje1996-10-02---85.021P6-0178RR1911-09-11Sumner,IA
    MLB1933-19381933-1938
    Bruce Konopka1996-09-27---77.0111B-OF6-2190LL1919-09-16Hammond,IN
    MLB1942-19461942-1946
    Garland Lawing1996-09-27---77.029OF6-1180RR1919-08-29Gastonia,NC
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Red Embree1996-09-24---79.025P6-0165RR1917-08-30El Monte,CA
    MLB1941-19491941-1949
    Nanny Fernandez1996-09-19---77.3293B-SS5-9170RR1918-10-25Wilmington,CA
    MLB1942-19501942-1950
    Billy Bowers1996-09-17---73.176OF5-9176LR1923-03-25Parkin,AR
    MLB1949-19491949-1949
    Andy Pilney1996-09-15-83.239H5-11174RR1913-01-19Frontenac,KS
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
    Harry Hanebrink1996-09-09---68.3022B-OF6-0165LR1927-11-12St. Louis,MO
    MLB1953-19591953-1959
    Johnny Pramesa1996-09-09---71.012C6-2210RR1925-08-28Barton,OH
    MLB1949-19521949-1952
    Willy Miranda1996-09-07-70.106SS-3B5-9150BR1926-05-24Velasco,CU
    MLB1951-19591951-1959
    Barney McCosky1996-09-06-79.148OF6-1184LR1917-04-11Coal Run,PA
    MLB1939-19531939-1953
    Babe Dahlgren1996-09-04Natural causes84.0811B-3B6-0190RR1912-06-15San Francisco,CA
    MLB1935-19461935-1946
    Wes Livengood1996-09-02-86.046P6-2172RR1910-07-18Salisbury,NC
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Gil English1996-08-31---87.0603B-SS5-11180RR1909-07-02Glenola,NC
    MLB1931-19441931-1944
    Al Zarilla1996-08-28---77.119OF5-11180LR1919-05-01Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1943-19531943-1953
    Robert Salter1996-08-23---43.000C6-0170RR1953-08-23---
    ---
    Ray Shore1996-08-13-75.065P6-3210RR1921-06-09Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1946-19491946-1949
    Willard Brown1996-08-04-81.039OF---200RR1915-06-26Shreveport,LA
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Howie Goss1996-07-31---61.272OF6-4204RR1934-11-01Wewoka,OK
    1955-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1962-19631962-1963
    Bill Jackowski1996-07-29-81.305UMP5-10220------1914-09-27North Walpole,NH
    ---
    Red Munger1996-07-23-77.292P6-2200RR1918-10-04Houston,TX
    MLB1943-19561943-1956
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ed Wineapple1996-07-23---90.347P6-0210LL1905-08-10Boston,MA
    MLB1929-19291929-1929
    Walt Moryn1996-07-21Heart attack70.100OF6-2205LR1926-04-12St. Paul,MN
    MLB1954-19611954-1961
    Dan Lewandowski1996-07-19---68.195P6-0180RR1928-01-06Buffalo,NY
    MLB1951-19511951-1951
    Hank Camelli1996-07-14---81.214C5-11190RR1914-12-12Gloucester,MA
    MLB1943-19471943-1947
    Jim Baumer1996-07-08-65.1602B-SS6-2185RR1931-01-29Tulsa,OK
    MLB1949-19611949-1961
    Jim Busby1996-07-08Heart attack69.181OF-3B6-1175RR1927-01-08Kenedy,TX
    MLB1950-19621950-1962
    Jerry May1996-06-30---52.199C6-2195RR1943-12-14Staunton,VA
    1961-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1964-19731961-1973
    Buck Frierson1996-06-26---78.332OF6-3195RR1917-07-29Chicota,TX
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Al Piechota1996-06-13---82.145P6-0195RR1914-01-19Chicago,IL
    MLB1940-19411940-1941
    Buddy Blair1996-06-07-85.2703B6-0186LR1910-09-10Columbia,MS
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Gene Snyder1996-06-02---65.063P5-11175RL1931-03-31York,PA
    1950-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1959-19591959-1959
    Don Bollweg1996-05-26---75.1031B6-1190LL1921-02-12Wheaton,IL
    MLB1950-19551950-1955
    Mike Sharperson1996-05-26Car accident34.2342B-3B6-3190RR1961-10-04Orangeburg,SC
    1981-  1-  11-TOR
    MLB1987-19951982-1996
    Johnny Berardino1996-05-19Pancreatic cancer79.0182B-SS6-0180RR1917-05-01Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1939-19521939-1952
    Joe Holden1996-05-10---82.340C5-8175LR1913-06-04St. Clair,PA
    MLB1934-19361934-1936
    Gus Keriazakos1996-05-04---64.280P6-3187RR1931-07-28West Orange,NJ
    MLB1950-19551950-1955
    Ed Norris1996-05-04---68.322UMP------------1927-06-16---
    ---
    Alex Kellner1996-05-03---71.250P6-0200RL1924-08-26Tucson,AZ
    MLB1948-19591948-1959
    Pinky Jorgensen1996-05-02---81.162OF6-1195RR1914-11-21Laton,CA
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Jim Gleeson1996-05-01---84.056OF6-1191BR1912-03-05Kansas City,MO
    MLB1936-19421936-1942
    Johnny Bucha1996-04-28---71.096C5-11190RR1925-01-22Allentown,PA
    MLB1948-19531948-1953
    Al Hollingsworth1996-04-28---88.062P6-0174LL1908-02-25St. Louis,MO
    MLB1935-19461935-1946
    Milt Gaston1996-04-26-100.089P6-1185RR1896-01-27Ridgefield Park,NJ
    MLB1924-19341924-1934
    Gary Geiger1996-04-24---59.020OF-1B6-0168LR1937-04-04Sand Ridge,IL
    MLB1958-19701958-1970
    Jake Daniel1996-04-23---85.0011B5-11175LL1911-04-22Roanoke,AL
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bob Brady1996-04-22---73.165C6-1175LR1922-11-08Lewistown,PA
    MLB1946-19471946-1947
    Walker Cress1996-04-21-79.046P6-5205RR1917-03-06Ben Hur,VA
    MLB1948-19491948-1949
    Hank Biasatti1996-04-20Stroke74.0961B5-11175LL1922-01-14Beano,IT
    MLB1949-19491949-1949
    Bill Serena1996-04-17---71.1973B-2B5-9175RR1924-10-02Alameda,CA
    MLB1949-19541949-1954
    Don Ross1996-04-04---81.2623B-OF6-2200RR1914-07-16Pasadena,CA
    MLB1938-19461938-1946
    John McSherry1996-04-01Heart attack (on the field)51.202UMP6-3351------1944-09-11Bronx,NY
    ---
    Ray Pepper1996-03-24-90.231OF6-2195RR1905-08-05Decatur,AL
    MLB1932-19361932-1936
    Jerry Robertson1996-03-24---52.162P6-2205BR1943-10-13Winchester,KS
    1965- 27- 519-SLN
    MLB1969-19701969-1970
    Pete Whisenant1996-03-22Liver failure66.098OF-2B6-2200RR1929-12-14Asheville,NC
    1947-  0-   0-BSN
    MLB1952-19611952-1961
    Jim Pendleton1996-03-20-72.073OF-3B6-0185RR1924-01-07St. Charles,MO
    MLB1953-19621953-1962
    Dick West1996-03-13-80.109C-OF6-2180RR1915-11-24Louisville,KY
    MLB1938-19431938-1943
    Charles Soos1996-03-11---32.001P6-1215RR1964-03-09Jacksonville,NC
    A+1986-1988
    Bill Nicholson1996-03-08---81.087OF6-0205LR1914-12-11Chestertown,MD
    MLB1936-19531936-1953
    Augie Guglielmo1996-02-28-81.041UMP5-7175------1915-01-17Waterbury,CT
    ---
    Vic Janowicz1996-02-27---66.000C-3B5-9185RR1930-02-26Elyria,OH
    MLB1953-19541953-1954
    Gordon Goldsberry1996-02-23---68.1771B-OF6-0170LL1927-08-30Sacramento,CA
    MLB1949-19521949-1952
    Andy Lapihuska1996-02-17---73.107P5-10175LR1922-11-01Delmont,NJ
    MLB1942-19431942-1943
    Hank Gornicki1996-02-16---85.032P6-1145RR1911-01-14Niagara Falls,NY
    MLB1941-19461941-1946
    Joe Lewis1996-02-11-64.323P5-11175RR1931-03-24Fall River,MA
    ---
    Del Ennis1996-02-08Complications from diabetes70.244OF-1B6-0195RR1925-06-08Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1946-19591946-1959
    Red Webb1996-02-07---71.134P6-0175LR1924-09-25Washington,DC
    MLB1948-19491948-1949
    Bob Muncrief1996-02-06-80.009P6-2190RR1916-01-28Madill,OK
    MLB1937-19511937-1951
    Mike Clark1996-01-25-73.346P6-4190RR1922-02-12Camden,NJ
    MLB1952-19531952-1953
    Chuck Coles1996-01-25---64.211OF5-9180LL1931-06-27Fredericktown,PA
    1950-  0-   0-BRO
    MLB1958-19581958-1958
    Dick Rand1996-01-22---64.321C6-2185RR1931-03-07South Gate,CA
    MLB1953-19571953-1957
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Dan Monzon1996-01-21---49.2482B-3B5-10182RR1946-05-17Bronx,NY
    1967-  2-  23-MIN
    MLB1972-19731967-1977
    Joe Schultz1996-01-10---77.133C5-11184LR1918-08-29Chicago,IL
    MLB1939-19481939-1948
    Roger Freed1996-01-09Heart condition49.220OF-1B6-0190RR1946-06-02Los Angeles,CA
    1966- 38- 712-MIN
    MLB1970-19791966-1980
    Overton Tremper1996-01-09---89.292OF5-10163RR1906-03-22Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Dutch McCall1996-01-08-75.011P6-1184LL1920-12-27Columbia,TN
    MLB1948-19481948-1948
    Elmer Singleton1996-01-05---77.192P6-2174RR1918-06-26Ogden,UT
    MLB1945-19591945-1959
    Connie Ryan1996-01-03---75.3102B-3B5-11175RR1920-02-27New Orleans,LA
    MLB1942-19541942-1954
    107 record(s)
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    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Death Date Published date of death (if available) Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Ht Height Wt Weight Ba Bats Th Throws Born Date Date of Birth for Player Place of Birth City,State or City,Country for birthplace Draft Info Year-DraftRound-Overall-Drafted by Team Abbreviation. Click the link to view picks for that round. Indicates most recent draft instance HiLvl Highest Level Reached MLB Years Up-to-date Range of Years played Stat Years Available range of years of statistics within the TBC system