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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1998 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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1998 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jack Graham1998-12-30---82.0051B-OF6-2200LL1916-12-24Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1946-19491946-1949
    Dewey Adkins1998-12-26-80.229P6-2195RR1918-05-11Norcatur,KS
    MLB1942-19491942-1949
    David Bewley1998-12-25---47.065P------RR1951-10-21Sarasota,FL
    1973- 37- 707-KCA
    ---
    Joe Mack1998-12-19---86.3491B5-11185BL1912-01-04Chicago,IL
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Johnny Gorsica1998-12-16---83.262P6-2180RR1915-03-29Bayonne,NJ
    MLB1940-19471940-1947
    Johnny Riddle1998-12-15---93.072C5-11190RR1905-10-03Clinton,SC
    MLB1930-19481930-1948
    Red Roberts1998-12-02---80.116SS-3B6-0170RR1918-08-08Carrollton,GA
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Ben Guintini1998-12-02-78.323OF6-1190RR1920-01-13Los Banos,CA
    MLB1946-19501946-1950
    Jesse Levan1998-11-30---72.1383B-OF6-0172LR1926-07-15Reading,PA
    MLB1947-19551947-1955
    Ad Liska1998-11-30---92.143P-OF5-11160RR1906-07-10Dwight,NE
    MLB1929-19331929-1933
    Jim Turner1998-11-29---95.115P6-0185LR1903-08-06Antioch,TN
    MLB1937-19451937-1945
    Dick Sisler1998-11-20---78.0171B-OF6-2205LR1920-11-02St. Louis,MO
    MLB1946-19531946-1953
    Hal Newhouser1998-11-10---77.173P6-2192LL1921-05-20Detroit,MI
    MLB1939-19551939-1955
    Elmo Plaskett1998-11-02-60.127C-3B5-10195RR1938-06-27Frederiksted,VG
    1957-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1962-19631962-1963
    Bob Thurman1998-10-31---81.169OF6-1205LL1917-05-14Wichita,KS
    MLB1955-19591955-1959
    George Schmees1998-10-30---74.053OF-1B6-0190LL1924-09-06Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1952-19521952-1952
    Phil Haugstad1998-10-21---74.240P6-2165RR1924-02-23Black River Falls,WI
    MLB1947-19521947-1952
    Frank Carswell1998-10-21-78.349OF6-0195RR1919-11-06Palestine,TX
    MLB1953-19531953-1953
    Denny Galehouse1998-10-14-86.311P6-1195RR1911-12-07Marshallville,OH
    MLB1934-19491934-1949
    El Tappe1998-10-10-71.142C5-11180RR1927-05-21Quincy,IL
    MLB1954-19621954-1962
    Strick Shofner1998-10-10---79.0793B5-10187LR1919-07-23Crawford,TX
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Mark Belanger1998-10-06---54.119SS-2B6-1170RR1944-06-08Pittsfield,MA
    1962-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1965-19821962-1982
    Lee Grissom1998-10-04-90.346P6-3200BL1907-10-23Sherman,TX
    MLB1934-19411934-1941
    Dan Quisenberry1998-09-30Brain tumor45.234P6-2185RR1953-02-07Santa Monica,CA
    1975-  0-   0-KCA
    MLB1979-19901975-1990
    Joel Stephens1998-09-30---22.198OF-P6-1207RR1976-03-15Elmira,NY
    1995-  9- 248-BAL
    A1995-1997
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Williams1998-09-22---68.002UMP5-11185------1930-09-19Brooklyn,NY
    ---
    Chet Hoff1998-09-17-107.131P5-9162LL1891-05-08Ossining,NY
    MLB1911-19151911-1915
    Slim Emmerich1998-09-17-78.353P6-1170RR1919-09-29Allentown,PA
    MLB1945-19461945-1946
    Larry Bradford1998-09-11Heart attack48.264P6-1200RL1949-12-21Chicago,IL
    1973- 19- 442-ATL
    MLB1977-19811973-1985
    Jerry Zimmerman1998-09-09-63.353C6-2185RR1934-09-21Omaha,NE
    1952-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1961-19681961-1968
    Earl Harrist1998-09-01-79.030P6-0178RR1919-08-02Dubach,LA
    MLB1945-19531945-1953
    Clint Conatser1998-08-23---77.029OF5-11182RR1921-07-24Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1948-19491948-1949
    Gene Host1998-08-20-65.230P5-11190BL1933-01-01Leeper,PA
    MLB1956-19571956-1957
    Fred Sington1998-08-20-88.177OF6-2215RR1910-02-24Birmingham,AL
    MLB1934-19391934-1939
    Johnny Lipon1998-08-17---75.280SS-3B6-0175RR1922-11-10Martins Ferry,OH
    MLB1942-19541942-1954
    Rafael Robles1998-08-13-50.297SS-3B6-0170RR1947-10-20San Pedro de Macoris,DR
    1967-  0-   0-SFN
    MLB1969-19721969-1972
    Ray Moss1998-08-09---96.246P6-1185RR1901-12-05Chattanooga,TN
    MLB1926-19311926-1931
    Bill Tuttle1998-07-27Oral cancer69.022OF-3B6-0190RR1929-07-04Elwood,IL
    MLB1952-19631952-1963
    Elmer Valo1998-07-19cardiopulmonary arrest77.135OF5-11190LR1921-03-05Ribink,PL
    MLB1940-19611940-1961
    Jess Dobernic1998-07-16---80.238P5-10170RR1917-11-20Mount Olive,IL
    MLB1939-19491939-1949
    Red Badgro1998-07-13---95.224OF6-0190LR1902-12-01Orillia,WA
    MLB1929-19301929-1930
    Ed Sanicki1998-07-06---74.364OF5-9175RR1923-07-07Wallington,NJ
    MLB1949-19511949-1951
    Leon Brinkopf1998-07-02---71.255SS5-11185RR1926-10-20Cape Girardeau,MO
    MLB1952-19521952-1952
    Ed Connolly1998-07-01---58.210P6-1190LL1939-12-03Brooklyn,NY
    1961-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1964-19671964-1967
    Al Campanis1998-06-21Coronary artery disease81.2302B6-0185BR1916-11-02Kos,GC
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Harry Anderson1998-06-11---66.274OF-1B6-3210LR1931-09-10North East,MD
    MLB1957-19611957-1961
    Jim Hearn1998-06-10---77.059P6-3205RR1921-04-11Atlanta,GA
    MLB1947-19591947-1959
    Tom Buskey1998-06-07Heart attack (Complications)51.107P6-3220RR1947-02-20Harrisburg,PA
    1969-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1973-19801967-1980
    John Stankey1998-06-01---50.248OF6-1190RR1947-09-26Pasadena,CA
    1969- 24- 575-KCA
    ---
    Mike Grammig1998-05-29---29.185P6-2205RR1968-11-24Fort Lauderdale,FL
    A1992-1992
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Charlie White1998-05-26---69.286C5-11192LR1928-08-12Kinston,NC
    MLB1954-19551954-1955
    Rufino Linares1998-05-16Car accident47.077OF-SS6-0170RR1951-02-28San Pedro de Macoris,DR
    1973-  0-   0-ATL
    MLB1981-19851974-1987
    Packy Rogers1998-05-15Natural causes85.018SS-3B5-8175RR1913-04-26Swoyersville,PA
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Bill Sodd1998-05-14---83.238H6-2210RR1914-09-18Fort Worth,TX
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Ray Noble1998-05-09-79.055C5-11210RR1919-03-15Central Hatillo,CU
    MLB1951-19531951-1953
    Sam Gentile1998-05-04---81.203H5-11180LR1916-10-12Charlestown,MA
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Johnny Grodzicki1998-05-02---81.064P6-1200RR1917-02-26Nanticoke,PA
    MLB1941-19471941-1947
    Ron Blackburn1998-04-29---63.006P6-0160RR1935-04-23Mount Airy,NC
    1953-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1958-19591958-1959
    Gabe Paul1998-04-26---88.112EXEC------------1910-01-04Rochester,NY
    ---
    Walter Sessi1998-04-18-79.269OF6-3225LL1918-07-23Finleyville,PA
    MLB1941-19461941-1946
    Jack Bolling1998-04-13---81.0511B5-11168LL1917-02-20Mobile,AL
    MLB1939-19441939-1944
    Dave Smith1998-04-11---83.115P5-10170RR1914-12-17Sellers,SC
    MLB1938-19391938-1939
    John Wyatt1998-04-06---62.352P5-11200RR1935-04-19Chicago,IL
    1954-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1961-19691961-1969
    Dick Phillips1998-03-29-66.1251B-3B6-0180LR1931-11-24Racine,WI
    1951-  0-   0-WS1
    MLB1962-19661962-1966
    Milo Candini1998-03-17-80.226P6-0187RR1917-08-03Manteca,CA
    MLB1943-19511943-1951
    Ed Walczak1998-03-10-79.1702B-SS5-11180RR1918-09-21Arctic,RI
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Frank Barrett1998-03-06-84.248P6-2173RR1913-07-01Fort Lauderdale,FL
    MLB1939-19501939-1950
    Slick Castleman1998-03-02-84.174P6-0185RR1913-09-08Donelson,TN
    MLB1934-19391934-1939
    Joe Gallagher1998-02-25---83.355OF6-2210RR1914-03-07Buffalo,NY
    MLB1939-19401939-1940
    Ray Stoviak1998-02-23---82.262OF6-1195LL1915-06-06Scottdale,PA
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Mike Fornieles1998-02-11Injuries suffered from a fall66.024P5-11172RR1932-01-18Havana,CU
    MLB1952-19631952-1963
    Bill Froats1998-02-09-67.112P6-0180LL1930-10-20New York,NY
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    Marv Olson1998-02-05-90.2532B-3B5-7160RR1907-05-28Gayville,SD
    MLB1931-19331931-1933
    Doug Blosser1998-01-24Car accident21.1141B6-3225LR1976-10-01Sarasota,FL
    1995-  3-  78-KCA
    A1995-1997
    Joe Becker1998-01-11-89.199C6-1180RR1908-06-25St. Louis,MO
    MLB1936-19371936-1937
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Nick Picciuto1998-01-10---76.1353B-2B5-8165RR1921-08-27Newark,NJ
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Hiker Moran1998-01-07---86.006P6-5185RR1912-01-01Rochester,NY
    MLB1938-19391938-1939
    Ronnie Miller1998-01-06---79.131P5-11167BR1918-08-28Mason City,IA
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Ken Kirby1998-01-04---72.329UMP------------1925-02-09Busseyville,WI
    ---
    Wayne Ambler1998-01-03-82.056SS-2B---165RR1915-11-08Abington,PA
    MLB1937-19391937-1939
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