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Listing of baseball deaths for the 2001 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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2001 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    John Hoffman2001-12-27-58.057C6-0190LR1943-10-31Aberdeen,SD
    1963-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB1964-19651964-1965
    Tom McBride2001-12-26---87.054OF-1B6-0190RR1914-11-02Bonham,TX
    MLB1943-19481943-1948
    Hank Soar2001-12-24---87.129UMP6-2228------1914-08-17Alton,RI
    ---
    Bob Davis2001-12-22-68.101P6-0170RR1933-09-11New York,NY
    1955-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1958-19601958-1960
    Bill Howerton2001-12-18-80.005OF-3B5-11185LR1921-12-12Lompoc,CA
    MLB1949-19521949-1952
    Eddie Popowski2001-12-04---88.105COACH5-5145RR1913-08-20Sayreville,NJ
    ---
    Marcelino Lopez2001-11-29-58.067P6-3210RL1943-09-23Havana,CU
    1959-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1963-19721963-1972
    Bo Belinsky2001-11-23Bladder cancer64.351P6-2191LL1936-12-07New York,NY
    1956-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1962-19701962-1970
    Mel Deutsch2001-11-18---86.115P6-4215RR1915-07-26Caldwell,TX
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Red Steiner2001-11-16---86.313C6-0185LR1915-01-07Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Bob Gillespie2001-11-04---82.027P6-4187RR1919-10-08Columbus,OH
    MLB1944-19501944-1950
    Tom Cheney2001-11-01-67.018P6-0180RR1934-10-14Morgan,GA
    MLB1957-19661957-1966
    Johnny Lucadello2001-10-30---82.2502B-3B5-11160BR1919-02-22Thurber,TX
    MLB1938-19471938-1947
    Bill Mueller2001-10-24-80.349OF6-1180RR1920-11-09Bay City,MI
    MLB1942-19451942-1945
    Joe Murray2001-10-19---80.341P6-0165LL1920-11-11Wilkes-Barre,PA
    MLB1950-19501950-1950
    Ferris Fain2001-10-18Leukemia80.1421B-OF5-11186LL1921-05-29San Antonio,TX
    MLB1947-19551947-1955
    Tom Chandler2001-10-18------COACH---------------Dallas,TX
    ---
    Ben Sankey2001-10-14-94.042SS-2B5-10155RR1907-09-02Nauvoo,AL
    MLB1929-19311929-1931
    Dave Gerard2001-10-10---65.064P6-2205RR1936-08-06New York,NY
    1955-  0-   0-CHN
    MLB1962-19621962-1962
    Miguel Del Toro2001-10-06Car accident29.105P6-1160RR1972-06-22Sonora,MX
    1992-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1999-20001992-2000
    Woody Jensen2001-10-05---94.055OF5-10160LL1907-08-11Bremerton,WA
    MLB1931-19391931-1939
    Jody Gajewski2001-10-01---19.350IF-OF6-4195RR1981-10-16Ashley,IL
    NCAA2001-2001
    John Noriega2001-09-29Stroke57.283P6-4185RR1943-12-20Ogden,UT
    1966-  4-  61-CIN
    MLB1969-19701969-1970
    Dick Rozek2001-09-27---74.184P6-0190LL1927-03-27Cedar Rapids,IA
    MLB1950-19541950-1954
    Joe Stephenson2001-09-20---80.082C6-2185RR1921-06-30Detroit,MI
    MLB1943-19471943-1947
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Stafford2001-09-19---62.037P6-2193RR1939-08-13Catskill,NY
    1957-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1960-19671960-1967
    Mark Hindy2001-09-11World Trade Center Collapse28.052P6-3215LL1973-07-20Brooklyn,NY
    Rk1994-1995
    Clem Dreisewerd2001-09-11Injuries sustained from a fall85.230P6-1195LL1916-01-24Old Monroe,MO
    MLB1944-19481944-1948
    Mike Weinberg2001-09-11World Trade Center Collapse 9/1134.235OF6-2190RR1967-01-19Maspeth,NY
    A1990-1991
    Brent Woodall2001-09-11World Trade Center Collapse 9/1131.053P6-4245LL1970-07-20Dallas,TX
    1992- 17- 471-CHN
    A1993-1994
    Vince Ventura2001-09-11-84.146OF6-1190RR1917-04-18New York,NY
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Marty Boryczewski2001-09-11Killed at WTC in 9/1129.024C6-2190RR1972-08-17Passaic,NJ
    A+1994-1996
    Carl Lind2001-09-03---97.3492B-SS6-0160RR1903-09-19New Orleans,LA
    MLB1927-19301927-1930
    Crash Davis2001-08-31---82.0482B-SS6-0173RR1919-07-14Canon,GA
    MLB1940-19421940-1942
    Eric Tipton2001-08-29---86.131OF5-11190RR1915-04-20Petersburg,VA
    MLB1939-19451939-1945
    Dick Selma2001-08-29Liver cancer57.298P-3B5-11175RR1943-11-04Santa Ana,CA
    1963-  0-   0-NYN
    MLB1965-19741963-1974
    Hank Sauer2001-08-24Heart attack84.159OF-1B6-4199RR1917-03-17Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1941-19591941-1959
    Doug Cossey2001-08-13---72.212UMP6-3206------1929-01-12Detroit,MI
    ---
    Jim Hughes2001-08-12-78.144P6-1200RR1923-03-21Chicago,IL
    MLB1952-19571952-1957
    Preston Carroll2001-08-12---44.199C6-0185RR1957-01-25Biloxi,MS
    A1981-1981
    Lou Boudreau2001-08-10---84.024SS-3B5-11185RR1917-07-17Harvey,IL
    MLB1938-19521938-1952
    Ramon Monzant2001-08-10-68.218P6-0165RR1933-01-04Maracaibo,VZ
    MLB1954-19601954-1960
    Jim Mallory2001-08-06-82.339OF6-1170RR1918-09-01Lawrenceville,VA
    MLB1940-19451940-1945
    David Grawe2001-08-03-53.181P6-3205RR1948-02-03Cincinnati,OH
    1966-  7- 133-CIN
    ---
    Mark Hilde2001-07-29Car accident18.2103B6-2190RR1982-12-31Edmonds,WA
    2001- 32- 971-OAK
    ---
    Gerik Baxter2001-07-29Car accident21.139P6-2185RR1980-03-11Edmonds,WA
    1999-  1-  28-SDN
    A1999-2000
    John Easton2001-07-28-68.146H6-2185RR1933-03-04Trenton,NJ
    MLB1959-19591959-1959
    Barry Shetrone2001-07-18Lou Gehrig's Disease63.012OF6-2190LR1938-07-06Baltimore,MD
    1956-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1959-19631959-1963
    Chief Hogsett2001-07-17---97.257P6-0190LL1903-11-02Brownell,KS
    MLB1929-19441929-1944
    John Dagenhard2001-07-16---84.082P6-2195RR1917-04-25Magnolia,OH
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Tony Criscola2001-07-10-86.001OF5-11180LR1915-07-09Walla Walla,WA
    MLB1942-19441942-1944
    Al Lary2001-07-09---72.285P6-3185RR1928-09-26Northport,AL
    MLB1954-19621954-1962
    John Leroy2001-06-25Heart attack and brain aneurysm26.067P6-3175RR1975-04-19Bellevue,WA
    1993- 15- 432-ATL
    MLB1997-19971993-2001
    Bob Keegan2001-06-20-80.319P6-2207RR1920-08-04Rochester,NY
    MLB1953-19581953-1958
    Sam Jethroe2001-06-18Heart attack83.149OF6-1178BR1918-01-20East St. Louis,IL
    MLB1950-19541950-1954
    Marcelino Solis2001-06-15-70.331P6-1185LL1930-07-19San Luis Potosi,MX
    1957-  0-   0-CHN
    MLB1958-19581958-1958
    Lou Lombardo2001-06-11---72.204P6-2210LL1928-11-18Carlstadt,NJ
    MLB1948-19481948-1948
    Ford Garrison2001-06-06---85.281OF5-10180RR1915-08-29Greenville,SC
    MLB1943-19461943-1946
    John Corriden2001-06-04---82.241H5-6160BR1918-10-06Logansport,IN
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Gene Woodling2001-06-02---78.290OF5-9195LR1922-08-16Akron,OH
    MLB1943-19621943-1962
    Jimmy Bragan2001-06-02---72.0822B6-0198RR1929-03-12Birmingham,AL
    ---
    Mel Hoderlein2001-05-21---77.3312B-SS5-10185BR1923-06-24Mount Carmel,OH
    MLB1951-19541951-1954
    Bob Keely2001-05-20-91.271C6-0175RR1909-08-22St. Louis,MO
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Joe Lovitto2001-05-19Cancer50.133OF-3B6-0185BR1951-01-06San Pedro,CA
    1969-  1-   2-WS2
    MLB1972-19751969-1975
    Ike Brown2001-05-17---59.0342B-1B6-1205RR1942-04-13Memphis,TN
    1962-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1969-19741962-1974
    Dick Kimble2001-05-07---85.284SS5-9160LR1915-07-27Buchtel,OH
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Hank Schmulbach2001-05-03---76.105H5-11165LR1925-01-17East St. Louis,IL
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Frank Stewart2001-04-30---94.234P6-1180RR1906-09-08Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Hal White2001-04-21-82.034P5-10170RR1919-03-18Utica,NY
    MLB1941-19541941-1954
    Sandy Ullrich2001-04-21---79.270P6-1180RR1921-07-25Havana,CU
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Hank Riebe2001-04-16---79.188C5-9175RR1921-10-10Cleveland,OH
    MLB1942-19491942-1949
    Frenchy Bordagaray2001-04-13---91.100OF-3B5-7175RR1910-01-03Coalinga,CA
    MLB1934-19451934-1945
    Nelson Burbrink2001-04-11Cancer79.104C5-10195RR1921-12-28Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    Willie Stargell2001-04-09Complications from Stroke61.033OF-1B6-2225LL1940-03-06Earlsboro,OK
    1958-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1962-19821960-1982
    Gary Gearhart2001-04-02---77.235OF5-11180RL1923-08-10New Lebanon,OH
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Brian Cole2001-03-31---22.184OF5-9168RR1978-09-28Meridian,MS
    1998- 18- 544-NYN
    AA1998-2000
    Newt Kimball2001-03-22-85.360P6-2190RR1915-03-27Logan,UT
    MLB1937-19431937-1943
    Luis Alvarado2001-03-20---52.063SS-2B5-9162RR1949-01-15Lajas,PR
    1967-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1968-19771967-1977
    Bill Reeder2001-03-12-79.020P6-5205RR1922-02-20Dike,TX
    MLB1949-19491949-1949
    Leo Thomas2001-03-05-77.2223B-SS5-11178RR1923-07-26Turlock,CA
    MLB1950-19521950-1952
    Bitsy Mott2001-02-25---82.258SS-2B5-8155RR1918-06-12Arcadia,FL
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Bill Rigney2001-02-20-83.0222B-3B6-1178RR1918-01-29Alameda,CA
    MLB1946-19531946-1953
    Eddie Mathews2001-02-18---69.1283B-1B6-1200LR1931-10-13Texarkana,TX
    MLB1952-19681952-1968
    Butch Wensloff2001-02-18-85.077P5-11185RR1915-12-03Sausalito,CA
    MLB1943-19481943-1948
    Bob Buhl2001-02-16-72.188P6-2190RR1928-08-12Saginaw,MI
    MLB1953-19671953-1967
    Jerry McQuaig2001-02-05-89.005OF5-11183RR1912-01-31Douglas,GA
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Sam Harshany2001-02-01-90.283C6-0180RR1910-04-24Madison,IL
    MLB1937-19401937-1940
    Curt Blefary2001-01-28---57.207OF-1B6-2195LR1943-07-05Brooklyn,NY
    1962-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1965-19721962-1972
    Tommie Agee2001-01-22Heart attack58.166OF5-11195RR1942-08-09Magnolia,AL
    1961-  0-   0-CLE
    MLB1962-19731961-1973
    Dennis Rathjen2001-01-11---43.091P-OF6-2190---R1957-10-12Napa,CA
    A1979-1980
    Bert Hodge2001-01-08---83.2283B5-11170LR1917-05-25Knoxville,TN
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Tom Poholsky2001-01-06---71.133P-OF6-3205RR1929-08-26Detroit,MI
    MLB1950-19571950-1957
    Tot Pressnell2001-01-06---94.151P5-10175RR1906-08-08Findlay,OH
    MLB1938-19421938-1942
    Joe Zapustas2001-01-04-93.163OF6-1185RR1907-07-25Boston,MA
    MLB1933-19331933-1933
    Alex Sabo2001-01-03-90.323C6-0192RR1910-02-14New Brunswick,NJ
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
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