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Listing of baseball deaths for the 2005 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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2005 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ellie Hendricks2005-12-21Heart attack64.364C-1B6-1175LR1940-12-22Charlotte Amalie,VG
    1959-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1968-19791968-1979
    Dan Nielson2005-12-12-40.103P6-3210RR1965-08-31Detroit,MI
    1988- 54-1302-PIT
    A-1988-1988
    Bud Miller2005-12-09-81.350UMP------------1923-12-24St. Louis,MO
    ---
    Herb Moford2005-12-03---77.118P6-1175RR1928-08-06Brooksville,KY
    MLB1955-19621955-1962
    Vic Power2005-11-29Cancer78.0281B-2B5-11195RR1927-11-01Arecibo,PR
    MLB1954-19651954-1965
    Jerry Florence2005-11-28Heart attack57.052OF5-8165RR1948-10-06Wichita,KS
    1966- 21- 418-CHA
    ---
    Chris Wicks2005-11-21Car accident25.063P6-2215RR1980-09-18Port St. Lucie,FL
    NCAA2003-2003
    Al Lopez2005-10-30Heart attack97.070C-2B5-11165RR1908-08-20Tampa,FL
    MLB1928-19471928-1947
    Harry Dalton2005-10-23-77.060---------------1928-08-23West Springfield,MA
    ---
    Bob Carpenter2005-10-19-87.311P6-3195RR1917-12-12Chicago,IL
    MLB1940-19471940-1947
    Al Widmar2005-10-15Colon cancer80.208P6-3185RR1925-03-20Cleveland,OH
    MLB1947-19521947-1952
    Don Rowe2005-10-15Parkinsons69.194P6-0180LL1936-04-03Brawley,CA
    1954-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1963-19631963-1963
    Mike Naymick2005-10-12-88.036P6-8225RR1917-09-06Berlin,PA
    MLB1939-19441939-1944
    John Herbst2005-10-08Heart attack---P6-3205LL---Los Angeles,CA
    1967-  8- 136-MIN
    ---
    Mario Encarnacion2005-10-03Congenital medical condition28.009OF-LF6-2205RR1977-09-24Bani,DR
    1994-  0-   0-OAK
    MLB2001-20021996-2004
    Pat Kelly2005-10-02Heart attack61.063OF-DH6-1185LL1944-07-30Philadelphia,PA
    1962-  0-   0-MIN
    MLB1967-19811967-1981
    Bud Black2005-10-02-73.084P6-3197RR1932-07-09St. Louis,MO
    MLB1952-19561952-1956
    Tom Clyde2005-10-01-82.045P6-3195RR1923-08-17Wachapreague,VA
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Frank Smith2005-09-24-77.172P6-3200RR1928-04-04Pierrepont Manor,NY
    MLB1950-19561950-1956
    Monty Basgall2005-09-22-83.2262B-3B---175RR1922-02-08Pfeifer,KS
    MLB1948-19511948-1951
    Mike Ulisney2005-09-22-87.359C5-9165RR1917-09-28Greenwald,PA
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Marv Grissom2005-09-18-87.171P6-3195RR1918-03-31Los Molinos,CA
    MLB1946-19591946-1959
    Donn Clendenon2005-09-17Leukemia70.0641B-OF6-3210RR1935-07-15Neosho,MO
    1957-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1961-19721961-1972
    Charlie Williams2005-09-11Diabetes and kidney failure61.265UMP5-9211------1943-12-20Denver,CO
    ---
    Eli Hodkey2005-08-30-87.300P6-4185LL1917-11-03Lorain,OH
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Gene Mauch2005-08-08Lung cancer79.2632B-SS5-10165RR1925-11-18Salina,KS
    MLB1944-19571944-1957
    Cal Hogue2005-08-05-77.285P6-0185RR1927-10-24Dayton,OH
    MLB1952-19541952-1954
    Milt Graff2005-08-02Alzheimer's disease74.2152B5-7158LR1930-12-30Jefferson Center,PA
    MLB1957-19581957-1958
    Ray Cunningham2005-07-30-100.1933B-2B5-7150RR1905-01-17Mesquite,TX
    MLB1931-19321931-1932
    John Killebrew2005-07-26-58.327OF5-10180LR1946-09-02Wayne,MI
    1966-  2-  25-CHN
    ---
    Jim Pearce2005-07-17-80.037P6-6180RR1925-06-09Zebulon,NC
    MLB1949-19551949-1955
    Dick Sipek2005-07-17-82.182OF5-9170LR1923-01-16Chicago,IL
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Mickey Owen2005-07-13-89.099C-3B5-10190RR1916-04-04Nixa,MO
    MLB1937-19541937-1954
    Lorenzo Arce2005-07-11-44.2383B-2B5-10172RR1960-11-15Miami,FL
    AA1982-1984
    Bill Ferrell2005-07-08-60.139P6-0180RR1945-02-19Knoxville,TN
    1965- 28- 537-MIN
    ---
    Al Porto2005-07-06-79.009P5-11176LL1926-06-27Heilwood,PA
    MLB1948-19481948-1948
    Mike Whitlock2005-07-01-38.083P6-0190RL1967-04-09Arroyo Grande,CA
    1987- 15- 383-MIL
    A+1987-1989
    Al Milnar2005-06-30-91.186P-OF6-2195LL1913-12-26Cleveland,OH
    MLB1936-19461936-1946
    Steve Reich2005-06-28Killed on active duty in Afghanistan34.037P5-11185LL1971-05-22Washington,CT
    A+1996-1996
    Dick Dietz2005-06-27Heart attack63.282C-1B6-1195RR1941-09-18Crawfordsville,IN
    1960-  0-   0-SFN
    MLB1966-19731966-1973
    Carroll Sembera2005-06-15-63.324P6-0155RR1941-07-26Shiner,TX
    1961-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB1965-19701965-1970
    Bob Lennon2005-06-14-76.272OF6-0200LL1928-09-15Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1954-19571954-1957
    Brandy Davis2005-06-12-77.275OF6-0170RR1927-09-10Newark,DE
    MLB1952-19531952-1953
    Larry Grefer2005-06-10------SCOUT------------------
    ---
    Ken Weafer2005-06-04-91.118P6-0183RR1914-02-06Woburn,MA
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
    Chico Carrasquel2005-05-26Cardiac arrest77.123SS-3B6-0170RR1928-01-23Caracas,VZ
    MLB1950-19591950-1959
    Hal Griggs2005-05-10-76.258P6-0170RR1928-08-24Shannon,GA
    MLB1956-19591956-1959
    Vic Johnson2005-05-10-84.280P6-0160RL1920-08-03Eau Claire,WI
    MLB1944-19461944-1946
    Pete Gebrian2005-05-06-81.269P6-0170RR1923-08-10Bayonne,NJ
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Lee Stine2005-05-06Complications from a stroke91.170P5-11185RR1913-11-17Stillwater,OK
    MLB1934-19381934-1938
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Pancho Herrera2005-04-28-70.3161B-2B6-3220RR1934-06-16Santiago De Cuba,CU
    MLB1958-19611958-1961
    Earl Wilson2005-04-23Heart attack70.203P6-3216RR1934-10-02Ponchatoula,LA
    1953-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1959-19701959-1970
    Ed Butka2005-04-21-89.0941B6-3193RR1916-01-17Canonsburg,PA
    MLB1943-19441943-1944
    Don Blasingame2005-04-13Heart failure73.0272B-SS5-10165LR1932-03-16Corinth,MS
    MLB1955-19661955-1966
    Eddie Miksis2005-04-08-78.2092B-OF6-0185RR1926-09-11Burlington,NJ
    MLB1944-19581944-1958
    Al Gettel2005-04-08-87.203P-2B6-3200RR1917-09-17Norfolk,VA
    MLB1945-19551945-1955
    Bob Kennedy2005-04-07-84.231OF-3B6-2193RR1920-08-18Chicago,IL
    MLB1939-19571939-1957
    Marius Russo2005-03-26Heart illness90.250P6-1190RL1914-07-19Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1939-19461939-1946
    Frank Zupo2005-03-25-65.208C5-11182LR1939-08-29San Francisco,CA
    MLB1957-19611957-1961
    Dick Radatz2005-03-16Accidental fall down stairs67.348P6-5235RR1937-04-02Detroit,MI
    1959-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1962-19691962-1969
    Frank House2005-03-13-75.023C6-2190LR1930-02-18Bessemer,AL
    MLB1950-19611950-1961
    Kent Hadley2005-03-10-70.0831B6-3190LL1934-12-17Pocatello,ID
    1956-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1958-19601958-1960
    Danny Gardella2005-03-06Congestive heart failure85.008OF-1B5-7160LL1920-02-26New York,NY
    MLB1944-19501944-1950
    Rick Mahler2005-03-02Heart attack51.209P6-1202RR1953-08-05Austin,TX
    1975-  0-   0-ATL
    MLB1979-19911977-1991
    Bob Mavis2005-03-01-86.327H5-7160LR1918-04-08Milwaukee,WI
    ---
    Shawn Courtney2005-02-28-40.1093B-2B6-1175RR1964-11-10Visalia,CA
    1986- 21- 533-MIN
    Rk1984-1987
    Don LeJohn2005-02-25-70.2882B-3B5-10175RR1934-05-13Daisytown,PA
    1954-  0-   0-BRO
    MLB1965-19651965-1978
    Nick Colosi2005-02-25-79.095UMP6-0175------1925-11-22Sicily,IT
    ---
    Ben Huffman2005-02-22-90.219C5-11175LR1914-07-18Rileyville,VA
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Nelson Briles2005-02-13Heart attack61.192P5-11200RR1943-08-05Dorris,CA
    1963-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1965-19781965-1978
    Mike Bishop2005-02-08-46.0951B-3B6-2188RR1958-11-05Santa Maria,CA
    1976- 12- 270-CAL
    MLB1983-19831977-1983
    Luis Sanchez2005-02-04-51.164P6-2210RR1953-08-24Cariaco,VZ
    1971-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB1981-19851980-1985
    Bill Voiselle2005-01-31-86.002P6-4200RR1919-01-29Greenwood,SC
    MLB1942-19501942-1950
    Randy Hammond2005-01-25-43.351P6-1185RR1961-02-08---
    1983- 12- 296-HOU
    A1983-1984
    Cesar Gutierrez2005-01-22Heart attack61.361SS-3B5-9155RR1943-01-26Coro,VZ
    1960-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1967-19711967-1971
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Corky Valentine2005-01-21-76.017P6-1203RR1929-01-04Troy,OH
    MLB1954-19551954-1955
    Tommy Fine2005-01-10-90.092P6-0180BR1914-10-10Cleburne,TX
    MLB1947-19501947-1950
    Bob Mabe2005-01-09-75.093P5-11165RR1929-10-08Danville,VA
    MLB1958-19601958-1960
    Harry Boyles2005-01-07-91.039P6-5185RR1913-11-29Granite City,IL
    MLB1938-19391938-1939
    Jack Sanford2005-01-04Brain cancer87.1951B6-3195RR1917-06-23Chatham,VA
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
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