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Listing of baseball deaths for the 2004 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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2004 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Charlie Cozart2004-12-31-85.075P6-0190RL1919-10-17Lenoir,NC
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Gus Niarhos2004-12-29-84.023C6-0165RR1920-12-06Birmingham,AL
    MLB1946-19551946-1955
    Ken Burkhart2004-12-29Emphysema88.040P6-1190RR1916-11-18Knoxville,TN
    MLB1945-19491945-1949
    Ernest Groth2004-12-27-82.238P5-9185RR1922-05-03Beaver Falls,PA
    MLB1947-19491947-1949
    Johnny Oates2004-12-24Brain tumor58.337C5-11185LR1946-01-21Sylva,NC
    1967-  1-  10-BAL
    MLB1970-19811967-1981
    Doug Ault2004-12-22Suicide via gunshot54.2881B-OF6-3200RL1950-03-09Beaumont,TX
    1970-  4-  74-CLE
    MLB1976-19801973-1982
    Glenn Vaughan2004-12-18Natural causes60.307SS-3B5-11170BR1944-02-15Compton,CA
    1962-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB1963-19631963-1963
    Ted Abernathy2004-12-16-71.285P6-4215RR1933-03-06Stanley,NC
    MLB1955-19721952-1972
    Bill Lange2004-12-16-36.326P6-0160LL1968-01-25Long Beach,CA
    1988- 37- 944-ATL
    Rk1988-1988
    Bobby Mattick2004-12-16Stroke89.011SS-3B5-11178RR1915-12-05Sioux City,IA
    MLB1938-19421938-1942
    Danny Doyle2004-12-14-87.324C6-1195BR1917-01-24McLoud,OK
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Rod Kanehl2004-12-14Heart attack70.2572B-OF6-1180RR1934-04-01Wichita,KS
    1954-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1962-19641962-1964
    Andre Rodgers2004-12-13-70.011SS-1B6-3200RR1934-12-02Nassau,BM
    MLB1957-19671957-1967
    Ed Sudol2004-12-10-84.088UMP6-3210------1920-09-13Passaic,NJ
    ---
    Ron Williamson2004-12-04Cirrhosis of the liver51.304OF-C6-2205LR1953-02-03Ada,OK
    1971-  2-  41-OAK
    ---
    Harry Danning2004-11-29-93.084C-1B6-1190RR1911-09-06Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1933-19421933-1942
    Connie Johnson2004-11-28-81.336P6-4200RR1922-12-27Stone Mountain,GA
    MLB1953-19581953-1958
    Tom Haller2004-11-26Long illness67.156C-OF6-4195LR1937-06-23Lockport,IL
    1958-  0-   0-SFN
    MLB1961-19721958-1972
    Brian Traxler2004-11-19Related to liver problems37.0541B5-10200LL1967-09-26Waukegan,IL
    1988- 16- 400-LAN
    MLB1990-19901988-2000
    Frank Baldwin2004-11-18-75.328C5-11195RR1928-12-25High Bridge,NJ
    MLB1953-19531953-1953
    Floyd Baker2004-11-17-88.0373B-2B5-9160LR1916-10-10Luray,VA
    MLB1943-19551943-1955
    Jesse Gonder2004-11-14-68.299C5-10190LR1936-01-20Monticello,AR
    1955-  0-   0-CIN
    MLB1960-19671960-1967
    Russ Elsberry2004-11-06-40.085P6-8205RR1964-08-12Carmel,CA
    1986- 10- 255-DET
    A-1986-1986
    Damon Phillips2004-11-04-85.1493B-SS6-0176RR1919-06-08Corsicana,TX
    MLB1942-19461942-1946
    Bobby Avila2004-10-26Complications from diabetes80.2072B-3B5-10175RR1924-04-02Veracruz,MX
    MLB1949-19591949-1959
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Russ Derry2004-10-26-88.018OF6-1180LR1916-10-07Princeton,MO
    MLB1944-19491944-1949
    Jim Bucher2004-10-21-93.2243B-2B5-11170LR1911-03-11Manassas,VA
    MLB1934-19451934-1945
    Chuck Hiller2004-10-20Leukemia70.0192B-3B5-11170LR1934-10-01Johnsburg,IL
    1957-  0-   0-CLE
    MLB1961-19681961-1968
    Rip Tutor2004-10-18-91.188SCOUT------------1913-04-13---
    ---
    Ray Boone2004-10-17Intestinal Surgery complications81.0823B-SS6-1188RR1923-07-27San Diego,CA
    MLB1948-19601948-1960
    Mike Blyzka2004-10-13-75.292P5-11190RR1928-12-25Hamtramck,MI
    MLB1953-19541953-1954
    Ken Caminiti2004-10-10Drug overdose41.1723B-1B6-0200BR1963-04-21Hanford,CA
    1984-  3-  71-HOU
    MLB1987-20011983-2001
    Johnny Sturm2004-10-08Heart failure88.2581B6-1185LL1916-01-23St. Louis,MO
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Tony Giuliani2004-10-08-91.318C5-11175RR1912-11-24St. Paul,MN
    MLB1936-19431936-1943
    Norm Schlueter2004-10-06-88.010C5-10175RR1916-09-25Belleville,IL
    MLB1938-19441938-1944
    John Cerutti2004-10-03Ventricular arrhythmia44.158P6-2200LL1960-04-28Albany,NY
    1981-  1-  21-TOR
    MLB1985-19911981-1995
    Ken Brondell2004-10-03-82.351P6-1195RR1921-10-17Bradshaw,NE
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Victor Cruz2004-09-26-46.276P5-9200RR1957-12-24Rancho Viejo,DR
    1976-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1978-19831976-1985
    Cy Block2004-09-22-85.1413B-2B6-0180RR1919-05-04Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1942-19461942-1946
    Mike Yastrzemski2004-09-15Heart attack43.030OF-3B5-11180BR1961-08-16Pittsburgh,PA
    1984-  3-  56-ATL
    AAA1984-1988
    Hal Reniff2004-09-07-66.067P6-0215RR1938-07-02Warren,OH
    1956-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1961-19671961-1967
    Bob Boyd2004-09-07-78.3411B-OF5-10170LL1925-10-01Potts Camp,MS
    MLB1951-19611951-1961
    Frenchy Uhalt2004-09-03-94.129OF5-10180LR1910-04-27Bakersfield,CA
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    George Maldonado2004-09-01-53.342OF6-3190LR1950-09-24Sparks,NV
    1971-  7- 107-SFN
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    Willie Crawford2004-08-27Kidney disease57.354OF-DH6-1205LL1946-09-07Los Angeles,CA
    1964-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1964-19771964-1977
    Hal Epps2004-08-25-90.152OF6-0175LL1914-03-26Athens,GA
    MLB1938-19441938-1944
    Hank Borowy2004-08-23-88.103P6-0175RR1916-05-12Bloomfield,NJ
    MLB1942-19511942-1951
    Jim Nelson2004-08-22-57.049P6-0180RR1947-07-04Birmingham,AL
    1965- 31- 577-PIT
    MLB1970-19711970-1971
    Scott Thoma2004-08-10-37.204P6-1205RR1967-01-18Anaheim,CA
    1989- 20- 511-CHA
    A1989-1990
    Pete Center2004-08-08-92.108P6-4190RR1912-04-22Hazel Green,KY
    MLB1942-19461942-1946
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ricky Evans2004-08-08-48.066P6-4215RR1956-06-02Lakewood,CA
    AAA1977-1980
    Mike Schultz2004-08-02-83.228P6-1175LL1920-12-17Syracuse,NY
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Ruben Gomez2004-07-26Complications from kidney ailment77.013P-OF6-0175RR1927-07-13Arroyo,PR
    MLB1953-19671953-1967
    Roger Marquis2004-07-19-67.105OF6-0190LL1937-04-05Holyoke,MA
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    Tony Lupien2004-07-09-87.0771B5-10185LL1917-04-23Chelmsford,MA
    MLB1940-19481940-1948
    Hal Toenes2004-06-28-86.263P5-11175RR1917-10-08Mobile,AL
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Roger Gifford2004-06-20-62.183OF-3B6-3195LR1941-12-19Gary,IN
    1969- 36- 817-WS2
    ---
    George Hausmann2004-06-16-88.1262B5-5145RR1916-02-11St. Louis,MO
    MLB1944-19491944-1949
    Rob Derksen2004-06-16-44.155P5-11185RR1960-01-12Milwaukee,WI
    1982- 16- 417-MIL
    A+1982-1989
    Mack Jones2004-06-08Stomach cancer65.214OF-1B6-1180LR1938-11-06Atlanta,GA
    1958-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1961-19711961-1971
    Chris Kitsos2004-06-07Lung cancer76.116SS5-9165BR1928-02-11New York,NY
    ---
    Joe Cleary2004-06-03-85.182P5-9150RR1918-12-03Cork,IR
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Buster Narum2004-05-17-63.182P6-1200RR1940-11-16Philadelphia,PA
    1958-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1963-19671963-1967
    Rip Coleman2004-05-14-72.288P6-2185LL1931-07-31Troy,NY
    MLB1955-19601955-1960
    Wayne McLeland2004-05-09-79.253P6-0180RR1924-08-29Milton,IA
    MLB1951-19521951-1952
    Joe Lafata2004-05-06-82.2761B-OF6-0183LL1921-08-03Detroit,MI
    MLB1947-19491947-1949
    Darrell Johnson2004-05-03Leukemia75.251C6-1180RR1928-08-25Horace,NE
    MLB1952-19621952-1962
    Moe Burtschy2004-05-02-82.014P6-3208RR1922-04-18Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1950-19561950-1956
    Floyd Giebell2004-04-28-94.139P6-2172LR1909-12-10Pennsboro,WV
    MLB1939-19411939-1941
    Sam Nahem2004-04-19-88.182P6-1190RR1915-10-19New York,NY
    MLB1938-19481938-1948
    Frank Seward2004-04-12-83.005P6-3200RR1921-04-07Pennsauken,NJ
    MLB1943-19441943-1944
    Ken Johnson2004-04-06-81.082P6-1185LL1923-01-14Topeka,KS
    MLB1947-19521947-1952
    Lou Berberet2004-04-06Esophageal cancer74.137C5-11212LR1929-11-20Long Beach,CA
    MLB1954-19601954-1960
    George Bamberger2004-04-04Cancer78.246P6-0175RR1925-08-01Staten Island,NY
    MLB1951-19591951-1959
    Al Cuccinello2004-03-29-89.1232B-3B5-10165RR1914-11-26Long Island City,NY
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bob Cremins2004-03-27-98.040P5-11178LL1906-02-15Pelham Manor,NY
    MLB1927-19271927-1927
    Gene Bearden2004-03-18-83.194P-1B6-3204LL1920-09-05Lexa,AR
    MLB1947-19531947-1953
    Vedie Himsl2004-03-15-86.347COACH------------1917-04-02Plevna,MT
    ---
    Andy Seminick2004-02-22Cancer83.162C-OF5-11187RR1920-09-12Pierce,WV
    1940-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1943-19571943-1957
    Charlie Fox2004-02-16-82.131C5-11180RR1921-10-07New York,NY
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Ted Tappe2004-02-13-73.010OF6-3185LR1931-02-02Seattle,WA
    MLB1950-19551950-1955
    Johnny Blatnik2004-01-21-82.316OF6-0195RR1921-03-10Bridgeport,OH
    MLB1948-19501948-1950
    Lloyd Merriman2004-01-20-79.170OF6-0195LL1924-08-02Clovis,CA
    MLB1949-19551949-1955
    Tommy Glaviano2004-01-19-80.0853B-2B5-9175RR1923-10-26Sacramento,CA
    MLB1949-19531949-1953
    Hersh Freeman2004-01-17-75.199P-3B6-3220RR1928-07-01Gadsden,AL
    MLB1952-19581952-1958
    Harry Brecheen2004-01-17-89.094P5-10160LL1914-10-14Broken Bow,OK
    MLB1940-19531940-1953
    George Nichols2004-01-17-56.154P6-3195RR1947-08-15Birmingham,AL
    1965- 21- 416-CIN
    ---
    Gus Suhr2004-01-15Natural causes98.0111B-OF6-0180LR1906-01-03San Francisco,CA
    MLB1930-19401930-1940
    Jim Devlin2004-01-15Tuberculosis81.142C5-11165LR1922-08-25Plains,PA
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Mike Goliat2004-01-13-78.0682B-1B6-0180RR1925-11-05Yatesboro,PA
    MLB1949-19521949-1952
    Ewald Pyle2004-01-10-93.135P6-0175LL1910-08-27St. Louis,MO
    MLB1939-19451939-1945
    Tug McGraw2004-01-05Brain tumor59.127P6-0185RL1944-08-30Martinez,CA
    1964-  0-   0-NYN
    MLB1965-19841964-1990
    Leon Wagner2004-01-03-69.234OF6-1195LR1934-05-13Chattanooga,TN
    1942-  0-   0-NY1
    MLB1958-19691958-1969
    Taylor Duncan2004-01-03Stroke50.2353B-1B6-0170RR1953-05-12Memphis,TN
    1971-  1-  10-ATL
    MLB1977-19781977-1980
    Paul Hopkins2004-01-02-99.098P6-0175RR1904-09-25Chester,CT
    MLB1927-19291927-1929
    John Stoneham2004-01-01-95.053OF5-9168LR1908-11-08Wood River,IL
    MLB1933-19331933-1933
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