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2006 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Marv Breeding2006-12-31---72.2982B-3B6-0175RR1934-03-08Decatur,AL
    1955-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1960-19631960-1963
    Sam Chapman2006-12-22Alzheimer's Disease90.254OF-1B6-1190RR1916-04-11Tiburon,CA
    MLB1938-19511938-1951
    Larry Sherry2006-12-17Cancer71.145P6-2204RR1935-07-25Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1958-19681958-1968
    Cecil Travis2006-12-16-93.129SS-3B6-1185LR1913-08-08Riverdale,GA
    MLB1933-19471933-1947
    Ed Stanko2006-12-12---43.1441B6-0195LL1963-07-21Brooklyn,NY
    1985- 13- 337-NYA
    A-1985-1985
    Jose Uribe2006-12-08Car accident47.321SS-2B5-10165BR1959-01-21San Cristobal,DR
    1977-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1984-19931981-1993
    Billy Klaus2006-12-03-77.358SS-3B5-10165LR1928-12-09Fox Lake,IL
    MLB1952-19631952-1963
    Ernie Oravetz2006-12-03Pancreatic Cancer74.313OF5-4145BL1932-01-24Johnstown,PA
    MLB1955-19561955-1956
    Pete Mikkelsen2006-11-29Cancer67.035P6-2220RR1939-10-25Staten Island,NY
    1958-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1964-19721958-1972
    Sam Calderone2006-11-28-80.295C5-10185RR1926-02-06Beverly,NJ
    MLB1950-19541950-1954
    Eddie Mayo2006-11-27-96.2262B-3B5-11178LR1910-04-15Holyoke,MA
    MLB1936-19481936-1948
    Pat Dobson2006-11-22Leukemia64.283P6-3190RR1942-02-12Depew,NY
    1959-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1967-19771960-2006
    Pete Suder2006-11-14-90.2112B-3B6-0175RR1916-04-16Aliquippa,PA
    MLB1941-19551941-1955
    Al Smith2006-11-14Cardiac arrest81.155UMP------------1925-06-11Bossier City,LA
    ---
    Garton Del Savio2006-11-09-92.348SS5-9165RR1913-11-26New York,NY
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    Buddy Kerr2006-11-07-84.001SS-3B6-2180RR1922-11-06Astoria,NY
    MLB1943-19511943-1951
    Johnny Sain2006-11-07Complications from a stroke89.042P6-2200RR1917-09-25Havana,AR
    MLB1942-19551942-1955
    Red Hayworth2006-11-02-91.172C6-1200RR1915-05-14High Point,NC
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Rocky Nelson2006-10-31-81.3461B-OF5-11178LL1924-11-18Portsmouth,OH
    MLB1949-19611949-1961
    Joe Niekro2006-10-27Brain aneurysm61.353P6-1190RR1944-11-07Martins Ferry,OH
    1966-  3-  43-CHN
    MLB1967-19881966-1988
    Bill Graham2006-10-26-69.277P6-3217RR1937-01-21Flemingsburg,KY
    1957-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1966-19671966-1967
    Fred Marsh2006-10-26-82.2943B-SS5-10180RR1924-01-05Valley Falls,KS
    1942-  0-   0-CHN
    MLB1951-19561951-1956
    Jack Radtke2006-10-24-93.1922B-3B5-7160BR1913-04-14Denver,CO
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
    Tony Curry2006-10-16-67.298OF5-11185LL1938-12-22Nassau,BM
    1957-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1960-19661960-1966
    Johnny Callison2006-10-12-67.214OF-DH5-10175LR1939-03-12Qualls,OK
    1957-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1958-19731957-1973
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Cory Lidle2006-10-11Plane crash34.202P-OF5-11180RR1972-03-22Hollywood,CA
    1990-  0-   0-MIN
    MLB1997-20061991-2006
    Eddie Pellagrini2006-10-11-88.211SS-2B5-9165RR1918-03-13Boston,MA
    MLB1946-19541946-1954
    Peter Middlekauff2006-10-10-62.1291B6-2195LL1944-06-02---
    1966-  6-  93-MIN
    NCAA1965-1965
    Ivan Murrell2006-10-08-61.166OF-1B6-2196RR1945-04-24Almirante,PN
    1963-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB1963-19741963-1977
    Dick Wagner2006-10-05-78.351EXEC------------1927-10-19Central City,NE
    ---
    Al Heist2006-10-02-78.362OF6-2185RR1927-10-05Brooklyn,NY
    1949-  0-   0-SLA
    MLB1960-19621960-1962
    Clyde Vollmer2006-10-02-85.007OF6-1190RR1921-09-24Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1942-19541942-1954
    Joe Koppe2006-09-27Cancer75.343SS-2B5-10165RR1930-10-19Detroit,MI
    1955-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1958-19651958-1965
    Craig Kusick2006-09-27Leukemia57.3611B-DH6-3232RR1948-09-30Milwaukee,WI
    1970-  0-   0-MIN
    MLB1973-19791973-1981
    Buddy Peterson2006-09-19-81.148SS---170RR1925-04-23Portland,OR
    MLB1955-19571955-1957
    Syd Thrift2006-09-18-77.204EXEC------------1929-02-25Locust Hill,VA
    ---
    Jack Banta2006-09-17Cardiovascual disease81.084P6-2175LR1925-06-24Hutchinson,KS
    MLB1947-19501947-1950
    Al Gardella2006-09-10-88.2421B-OF5-10172LL1918-01-11New York,NY
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Al Kubski2006-09-10-90.112IF6-1190RR1916-05-20---
    ---
    Gordie Mueller2006-09-07Heart disease83.271P6-4200RR1922-12-10Baltimore,MD
    MLB1950-19501950-1950
    Victor Bernal2006-09-02-52.330P6-1175RR1953-10-06Los Angeles,CA
    1975-  6- 122-SDN
    MLB1977-19771977-1979
    Jerry Dahlke2006-09-02-76.085P6-0180RR1930-06-08Marathon,WI
    MLB1956-19561956-1956
    Ted Davidson2006-09-01-66.332P6-0192RL1939-10-04Las Vegas,NV
    1960-  0-   0-CIN
    MLB1965-19681965-1968
    Clifford Farmer2006-09-01-58.002P6-2180BR1948-08-29Springfield,MO
    1967-  7- 123-MIN
    ---
    Charlie Wagner2006-08-31Heart attack93.270P5-11170RR1912-12-03Reading,PA
    MLB1938-19461938-1946
    Junior Thompson2006-08-24-89.077P6-1185RR1917-06-07Latham,IL
    MLB1939-19471939-1947
    Hank Rountree2006-08-17-75.321UMP------------1930-09-30Atlanta,GA
    ---
    Junior Wooten2006-08-12-82.208OF-P5-11160RL1924-01-16Pelzer,SC
    MLB1947-19481947-1948
    Dino Restelli2006-08-08-81.318OF-1B6-1191RR1924-09-23St. Louis,MO
    MLB1949-19511949-1951
    Con Dempsey2006-08-05Pneumonia82.323P6-4190RR1923-09-16San Francisco,CA
    MLB1951-19511951-1951
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Elden Auker2006-08-04-95.317P6-2194RR1910-09-21Norcatur,KS
    MLB1933-19421933-1942
    Keith LeClair2006-07-17Lou Gehrig's Disease40.139OF6-0180LL1966-02-28Langdon,NH
    Rk1988-1988
    Howdy Groskloss2006-07-15-99.0972B-SS5-9176RR1907-04-09Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1930-19321930-1932
    Angel Fleitas2006-07-10-91.242SS5-9160RR1914-11-10Los Abreus,CU
    MLB1948-19481948-1948
    Chet Hajduk2006-07-04-87.348H6-0195RR1918-07-21Chicago,IL
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Curly Clement2006-06-29-86.345UMP------------1919-07-19Manchester,NH
    ---
    Jack Urban2006-06-26-77.202P5-8155RR1928-12-05Omaha,NE
    MLB1957-19591957-1959
    Paul DeJaynes2006-06-25-40.265P6-2195RR1965-10-03Galesburg,IL
    1986- 12- 299-MIN
    A+1986-1989
    Leo Wells2006-06-23-88.3403B-SS5-9170RR1917-07-18Kansas City,KS
    MLB1942-19461942-1946
    Paul Campbell2006-06-22-88.2941B-OF5-10185LL1917-09-01Paw Creek,NC
    MLB1942-19501942-1950
    Billy Johnson2006-06-20-87.2943B-1B5-10180RR1918-08-30Montclair,NJ
    MLB1943-19531943-1953
    Walt Kellner2006-06-19-77.053P6-0200RR1929-04-26Tucson,AZ
    MLB1952-19531952-1953
    Brian Wilson2006-06-17-33.337SS-3B6-1185RR1972-07-14Graham,TX
    1994- 33- 912-CIN
    A+1994-1996
    Moe Drabowsky2006-06-10Multiple myeloma70.324P6-2200RR1935-07-21Ozanna,PO
    MLB1956-19721956-1972
    Bryon Gainey2006-06-10Heart failure30.1381B6-5220LR1976-01-23Mobile,AL
    1994-  3-  64-NYN
    AA1994-2003
    Eric Gregg2006-06-05Stroke55.018UMP6-3315------1951-05-18Philadelphia,PA
    ---
    Bill Fleming2006-06-04-92.307P6-0190RR1913-07-31Rowland Heights,CA
    MLB1940-19461940-1946
    Ron Jones2006-06-04Intracerebral hemorrhage41.357OF5-10200LR1964-06-11Seguin,TX
    1983-  2-  42-MON
    MLB1988-19911985-1999
    Rusty Brooder2006-06-02-61.016P5-11190RR1945-05-16St. Marys,PA
    1967- 45- 803-CLE
    ---
    Eddie Malone2006-06-01-85.349C5-10175RR1920-06-16Chicago,IL
    MLB1949-19501949-1950
    Jody Friedman2006-05-29Diving off a boat into shallow water28.168P5-10195RR1977-12-12Pensacola,FL
    Indy2000-2003
    Ernest Aguirre2006-05-22-57.204IF-OF5-11190RR1948-10-29Bakersfield,CA
    1967-  2-  35-PHI
    ---
    Jim Lemon2006-05-14Cancer78.051OF-1B6-4200RR1928-03-23Covington,VA
    MLB1950-19631950-1963
    Julian Perez2006-05-14Car accident---SCOUT------LL------
    ---
    Jonathan Henn2006-05-13-38.346P6-0190RR1967-06-01Jewett City,CT
    Rk1990-1990
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jeff James2006-05-07Lung cancer64.219P6-3195RR1941-09-29Indianapolis,IN
    1960-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1968-19691968-1969
    Bill Voeltz2006-05-06-42.070P6-3180LL1964-02-25Hollywood,FL
    1986- 13- 340-NYA
    AA1986-1988
    Jim Delsing2006-05-04-80.172OF5-10175LR1925-11-13Rudolph,WI
    MLB1948-19601948-1960
    Dave Bartosch2006-04-30-89.036OF6-1190RR1917-03-24St. Louis,MO
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Steve Howe2006-04-28Car accident (Truck)48.048P6-1180LL1958-03-10Pontiac,MI
    1979-  1-  16-LAN
    MLB1980-19961979-1997
    Roger Grooms2006-04-27-69.314UMP------------1936-06-16---
    ---
    Russ Swan2006-04-26Accidental fall down stairs42.113P6-4215LL1964-01-03Fremont,CA
    1986-  9- 214-SFN
    MLB1989-19941985-1996
    Sibby Sisti2006-04-24-85.2712B-3B5-11175RR1920-07-26Buffalo,NY
    MLB1939-19541939-1954
    Billy Queen2006-04-23-77.145OF6-1185RR1928-11-28Gastonia,NC
    MLB1954-19541954-1954
    Humberto Aliendo2006-04-19-25.169OF-1B6-1200RR1980-10-31Miranda,VZ
    A2000-2002
    Oscar Acosta2006-04-19Car accident49.028P6-1175RR1957-03-21Portales,NM
    A+1978-1980
    Bill Baker2006-04-13-95.050C-1B6-0200RR1911-02-22Paw Creek,NC
    MLB1940-19491940-1949
    Dutch Fehring2006-04-13-93.316C6-0195BR1912-05-31Columbus,IN
    MLB1934-19341934-1934
    Billy Hitchcock2006-04-09-89.2513B-2B6-1185RR1916-07-31Inverness,AL
    MLB1942-19531942-1953
    Jimmy Outlaw2006-04-09-93.078OF-3B5-8168RR1913-01-20Orme,TN
    MLB1937-19491937-1949
    Royce Lint2006-04-03-85.091P6-1165LL1921-01-01Birmingham,AL
    MLB1954-19541954-1954
    John Hilts2006-04-03-61.036P6-2193RR1945-02-25Whitewood,SK
    1967-  9- 142-BAL
    ---
    Bill Pierro2006-04-01-79.351P6-1155RR1926-04-15Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1950-19501950-1950
    Thornton Kipper2006-03-29-77.182P6-3190RR1928-09-27Bagley,WA
    MLB1953-19551953-1955
    Paul Minner2006-03-28-82.241P6-5210LL1923-07-30New Wilmington,PA
    MLB1946-19561946-1956
    William Metzig2006-03-12-87.0982B6-1180RR1918-12-04Fort Dodge,IA
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Kirby Puckett2006-03-06Stroke45.356OF-DH5-9223RR1960-03-14Chicago,IL
    1982-  1-   3-MIN
    MLB1984-19951981-1995
    Ray Poole2006-03-01-86.044H6-0180LR1920-01-16Salisbury,NC
    MLB1941-19471941-1947
    Ace Adams2006-02-26-93.360P5-10182RR1912-03-02Willows,CA
    MLB1941-19461941-1946
    Steve Masten2006-02-25Self-inflicted gunshot wound---P6-2210LL---Sparks,NV
    NCAA2006-2006
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Mark Freeman2006-02-21-75.076P6-4220RR1930-12-07Memphis,TN
    1952-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1959-19601959-1960
    Scott Breeden2006-02-21Heart attack68.157P6-2190RR1937-09-17Hamilton,OH
    ---
    Bill Abernathie2006-02-19-77.019P5-10190RR1929-01-30Torrance,CA
    MLB1952-19521952-1952
    Rankin Johnson2006-02-11-88.346P6-3177RR1917-03-01Hayden,AZ
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    Jake Wade2006-02-01-93.305P6-2175LL1912-04-01Morehead City,NC
    MLB1936-19461936-1946
    Frank Campos2006-01-28-81.261OF5-11180LL1924-05-11Havana,CU
    MLB1951-19531951-1953
    Stan Galle2006-01-28-86.3553B5-7165RR1919-02-07Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Carlos Martinez2006-01-24Long illness40.1653B-1B6-5175RR1965-08-11La Guaira,VZ
    1983-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1988-19951984-2000
    Seth Morehead2006-01-17-71.155P6-0195LL1934-08-15Houston,TX
    MLB1957-19611957-1961
    Bob Repass2006-01-16-88.0702B-3B6-1185RR1917-11-06West Pittston,PA
    MLB1939-19421939-1942
    Willie Smith2006-01-16-66.339OF-1B6-0190LL1939-02-11Anniston,AL
    1960-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1963-19711963-1971
    Bubba Morton2006-01-14-74.032OF-1B5-10180RR1931-12-13Washington,DC
    1955-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1961-19691961-1969
    Merv Connors2006-01-08-91.3503B-1B6-2192RR1914-01-23Berkeley,CA
    MLB1937-19381937-1938
    Rod Dedeaux2006-01-05Complications from a stroke90.322SS5-11160RR1915-02-17New Orleans,LA
    MLB1935-19351935-1935
    Paul Lindblad2006-01-01Alzheimer's disease64.145P6-1195LL1941-08-09Chanute,KS
    1963-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1965-19781963-1978
    115 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