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Listing of baseball deaths for the 2007 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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2007 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jim Beauchamp2007-12-25Leukemia68.1261B-OF6-2205RR1939-08-21Vinita,OK
    1958-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1963-19731958-1973
    Jack Lamabe2007-12-21---71.078P6-1198RR1936-10-03Farmingdale,NY
    1956-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1962-19681962-1968
    Tommy Byrne2007-12-20Congestive heart failure87.354P6-1182LL1919-12-31Baltimore,MD
    MLB1943-19571943-1957
    Jerry Causey2007-12-17-63.1461B6-6225RR1944-07-23Vallejo,CA
    1965- 13- 256-HOU
    ---
    Kent Alexander2007-12-08Murdered by stabbing44.001P6-3191RR1963-12-06Cherryville,NC
    1986- 22- 558-CHN
    Rk1986-1986
    Eric Myers2007-12-01Cancer37.305P6-4190RR1970-01-29Choctaw,OK
    1990- 13- 370-OAK
    A1990-1991
    Joe Kennedy2007-11-23Hypertensive heart disease28.182P6-4225RL1979-05-24La Mesa,CA
    1998-  8- 252-TBA
    MLB2001-20071998-2007
    Len Zandy2007-11-23-63.108P-1B6-6210LR1944-08-06Altoona,PA
    1966-  2-  37-KC1
    ---
    Al Yates2007-11-23---62.180OF6-2210RR1945-05-26Jersey City,NJ
    1964-  0-   0-NYN
    MLB1971-19711971-1971
    Joe Nuxhall2007-11-15Cancer79.107P6-3219LL1928-07-30Hamilton,OH
    MLB1944-19661944-1966
    Tim Doyle2007-11-14-38.285P6-1175RL1969-02-01Fontana,CA
    1991-  6- 177-OAK
    A-1991-1991
    Larry Rojas2007-10-27-65.266IF5-11182RR1942-02-02La Habana,CU
    ---
    Paul Cherry2007-10-26Drug Overdose45.140P6-1180LL1962-06-07Hollywood,FL
    1980- 17- 431-SLN
    AAA1981-1988
    Mickey Rutner2007-10-17-87.2123B5-11190RR1920-03-18Hempstead,NY
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Fred Bruckbauer2007-10-14-69.139P6-1185RR1938-05-27New Ulm,MN
    1959-  0-   0-WS1
    MLB1961-19611961-1961
    Owen Friend2007-10-14-80.2072B-3B6-1180RR1927-03-21Granite City,IL
    MLB1949-19561949-1956
    Don Nottebart2007-10-04Stroke71.254P6-1190RR1936-01-23West Newton,MA
    1954-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1960-19691960-1969
    Bunky Stewart2007-10-03-76.268P6-0155LL1931-01-07Jasper,NC
    MLB1952-19561952-1956
    Bill Harman2007-09-22-88.262C-P6-4200RR1919-01-02Bridgewater,VA
    MLB1941-19411941-1941
    John Sullivan2007-09-20-86.321SS-3B5-10170RR1920-11-02Chicago,IL
    MLB1942-19491942-1949
    Lou Kretlow2007-09-12Natural causes86.076P6-2185RR1921-06-27Apache,OK
    MLB1946-19561946-1956
    Al Cohen2007-09-07-79.250UMP------------1927-12-31---
    ---
    Al Kozar2007-09-06-86.0622B-3B5-9173RR1921-07-05McKees Rocks,PA
    MLB1948-19501948-1950
    Hal Jeffcoat2007-08-30-82.357OF-P5-10185RR1924-09-06West Columbia,SC
    MLB1948-19591948-1959
    Kevin Morsching2007-08-26Skateboarding accident---P6-0200RR---Rapid City,SD
    NCAA2006-2006
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bobby Herrera2007-08-23-81.027P6-0184RR1926-07-26Nuevo Laredo,MX
    MLB1951-19511951-1951
    Dee Sanders2007-08-17-86.130P6-3195RR1921-04-08Quitman,TX
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Chico Garcia2007-08-16-82.2342B5-8170RR1924-12-24Veracruz,MX
    MLB1954-19541954-1954
    Richie Gargel2007-08-15Swimming pool accident---P6-0145LL---Brigantine,NJ
    NCAA2007-2007
    Phil Rizzuto2007-08-13-89.321SS-2B5-6160RR1917-09-25Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1941-19561941-1956
    Ox Miller2007-08-13-92.101P6-1190RR1915-05-04Gause,TX
    MLB1943-19471943-1947
    Hank Morgenweck2007-08-07-78.119UMP5-11190------1929-04-09New York,NY
    ---
    Al Salerno2007-08-05-76.139UMP6-3215------1931-03-19Utica,NY
    ---
    Frank Mancuso2007-08-04-89.072C6-0195RR1918-05-23Houston,TX
    MLB1944-19471944-1947
    Lee Griffeth2007-08-03-82.074P5-11180BL1925-05-20Carmel,NY
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Pete Naktenis2007-08-01-93.049P6-1185LL1914-06-12Aberdeen,WA
    MLB1936-19391936-1939
    Bill Robinson2007-07-29-64.032OF-1B6-3205RR1943-06-26McKeesport,PA
    1961-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1966-19831961-1983
    Otis Davis2007-07-23-86.301H6-0160LL1920-09-24Charleston,AR
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Mike Coolbaugh2007-07-22Line drive off head while base coach35.0463B-1B6-1185RR1972-06-05Binghamton,NY
    1990- 16- 447-TOR
    MLB2001-20021990-2006
    Rollie Stiles2007-07-22-100.246P6-1180RR1906-11-17Ratcliff,AR
    MLB1930-19331930-1933
    Walter Pierce2007-07-19Gallbladder cancer60.241OF5-10183RR1946-11-20Alexandria,LA
    1966- 52- 807-LAN
    ---
    Jim Mangan2007-07-19-77.297C5-10190RR1929-09-24San Francisco,CA
    MLB1952-19561952-1956
    Orlando McFarlane2007-07-18-69.019C-OF6-0180RR1938-06-28Oriente,CU
    1958-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1962-19681962-1968
    Carl McNabb2007-07-16-90.171H5-9155RR1917-01-25Stevenson,AL
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Shag Crawford2007-07-11-90.314UMP6-1187------1916-08-30Philadelphia,PA
    ---
    Mike Hannah2007-07-08-57.2451B6-4205RR1949-11-04Newark,OH
    1972-  4-  84-CLE
    ---
    Joe Morlan2007-07-04-70.267SCOUT5-10180RR1936-10-09Columbus,OH
    ---
    Rod Beck2007-06-23-38.323P6-1235RR1968-08-03Burbank,CA
    1986- 13- 327-OAK
    MLB1991-20041986-2004
    Vern Hoscheit2007-06-11-85.070C-OF5-9190R---1922-04-01Brunswick,NE
    ---
    Clete Boyer2007-06-04Complications from brain hemorrhage70.1143B-SS6-0182RR1937-02-09Cassville,MO
    MLB1955-19711955-1971
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Larry Mansfield2007-05-30-58.1491B6-8235LL1948-12-31Memphis,TN
    1968-  4-  63-HOU
    ---
    John Floras2007-05-23-54.219UMP------------1952-10-15Nashua,NH
    ---
    Bill Wight2007-05-17-85.034P-1B6-1180LL1922-04-12Rio Vista,CA
    MLB1946-19581946-1958
    Gomer Hodge2007-05-13ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)63.0391B-3B6-2185BR1944-04-03Rutherfordton,NC
    1963-  0-   0-CLE
    MLB1971-19711971-1971
    Josh Hancock2007-04-29Car accident29.017P6-3217RR1978-04-11Cleveland,MS
    1998-  5- 145-BOS
    MLB2002-20071997-2007
    Milt Bocek2007-04-29-94.286OF6-1185RR1912-07-16Chicago,IL
    MLB1933-19341933-1934
    Archie Wilson2007-04-28-83.154OF6-0175RR1923-11-25Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1951-19521951-1952
    Ralph McLeod2007-04-27-90.189OF6-0170LL1916-10-19North Quincy,MA
    MLB1938-19381938-1938
    Sammy Meeks2007-04-23-84.000SS-2B5-9160RR1923-04-23Anderson,SC
    MLB1948-19511948-1951
    Joe Driscoll2007-04-14-64.067UMP------------1943-02-05Medford,MA
    ---
    Dick Kryhoski2007-04-10-82.0161B6-2200LL1925-03-24Leonia,NJ
    MLB1949-19551949-1955
    Ed Bahr2007-04-06-87.172P6-1172RR1919-10-16Rouleau,SK
    MLB1946-19471946-1947
    Marvin Townsend2007-04-04Cancer54.209SS6-2170RR1952-09-06Philadelphia,PA
    1974- 22- 505-BAL
    ---
    Carlos Lak2007-04-02-35.3152B5-10170BR1971-05-22---
    A1991-1991
    Lou Limmer2007-04-01-82.0211B6-2190LL1925-03-10New York,NY
    MLB1951-19541951-1954
    Ed Bailey2007-03-23Throat cancer75.342C-1B6-2205LR1931-04-15Strawberry Plains,TN
    MLB1953-19661953-1966
    Don Dennis2007-03-22Cancer65.018P6-2190RR1942-03-03Uniontown,KS
    1962-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1965-19661965-1966
    Willard Schmidt2007-03-22-78.296P6-1187RR1928-05-29Hays,KS
    MLB1952-19591952-1959
    Des Hamilton2007-03-17Heart attack52.154SCOUT------------1954-10-13---
    ---
    Bowie Kuhn2007-03-15Pneumonia80.138EXEC------------1926-10-28Takoma Park,MD
    ---
    Roswell Brayton2007-03-12-55.308P6-0170RL1951-05-08Fall River,MA
    1973- 10- 233-BOS
    ---
    Norm Larker2007-03-12-76.0741B-OF6-0200LL1930-12-27Beaver Meadows,PA
    MLB1958-19631958-1963
    Art Lopatka2007-03-10Congestive heart Failure87.286P5-10170BL1919-05-28Chicago,IL
    MLB1945-19461945-1946
    Bobby Sturgeon2007-03-10-87.216SS-2B6-0175RR1919-08-06Clinton,IN
    MLB1940-19481940-1948
    Marty Martinez2007-03-08Heart attack65.196SS-3B6-1175BR1941-08-23Havana,CU
    1960-  0-   0-WS1
    MLB1962-19721960-1980
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    John Vukovich2007-03-08Brain cancer59.2203B-2B6-1190RR1947-07-31Sacramento,CA
    1966-  1-  10-PHI
    MLB1970-19811966-1981
    Emil Mailho2007-03-07-97.080OF5-10165LL1909-12-16Berkeley,CA
    MLB1936-19361936-1936
    Gene Oliver2007-03-03Complications from lung surgery71.346C-1B6-2225RR1935-03-22Moline,IL
    1956-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1959-19691959-1969
    Clem Labine2007-03-02Complications from stroke(s)80.207P6-0180RR1926-08-06Lincoln,RI
    MLB1950-19621950-1962
    Sherman Jones2007-02-21-72.010P6-4205LR1935-02-10Winton,NC
    1953-  0-   0-NY1
    MLB1960-19621960-1962
    Bob Malloy2007-02-20-88.268P5-11185RR1918-05-28Canonsburg,PA
    MLB1943-19491943-1949
    Casey Wise2007-02-20Complications from heart surgery74.1642B-SS6-0170BR1932-09-08Lafayette,IN
    MLB1957-19601957-1960
    Danny Reynolds2007-02-18-87.083SS-2B5-11158RR1919-11-27Stony Point,NC
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Terry Enyart2007-02-16Suicide (Gun)56.128P6-2190RL1950-10-10Ironton,OH
    1969-  1-   7-PHI
    MLB1974-19741974-1980
    Buddy Hancken2007-02-15-92.169C6-1175RR1914-08-30Birmingham,AL
    ---
    Hank Bauer2007-02-09Lung cancer84.192OF-C6-0192RR1922-07-31East St. Louis,IL
    MLB1948-19611948-1961
    Lew Burdette2007-02-06Lung cancer80.075P6-2190RR1926-11-22Nitro,WV
    MLB1950-19671950-1967
    Steve Barber2007-02-04Pneumonia68.346P6-0200LL1938-02-22Takoma Park,MD
    1957-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1960-19741957-1974
    Jim Pisoni2007-02-04-77.173OF5-10169RR1929-08-14St. Louis,MO
    MLB1953-19601953-1960
    Jeff Peterson2007-02-03-45.238P6-6220LL1961-06-09---
    1984- 21- 545-DET
    A+1984-1984
    Ray Berres2007-02-01Heart failure + Pneumonia99.154C5-9170RR1907-08-31Kenosha,WI
    MLB1934-19451934-1945
    Max Lanier2007-01-30-91.165P5-10187RL1915-08-18Denton,NC
    MLB1938-19531938-1953
    Artie Gomez2007-01-30-49.092P5-11175RR1957-10-29Sacramento,CA
    A1981-1981
    Art Fowler2007-01-29-84.210P5-11180RR1922-07-03Converse,SC
    MLB1954-19641954-1964
    Bing Devine2007-01-27-90.331EXEC------------1916-03-01St. Louis,MO
    ---
    Dick Joyce2007-01-23-63.066P6-5225LL1943-11-18Portland,ME
    1961-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1965-19651965-1965
    Vern Ruhle2007-01-20Multiple myeloma (Cancer)55.360P6-1187RR1951-01-25Coleman,MI
    1972- 17- 404-DET
    MLB1974-19861972-1987
    Bill Lefebvre2007-01-19-91.069P-1B5-11180LL1915-11-11Natick,RI
    MLB1938-19441938-1944
    Bob Milliken2007-01-03-80.131P6-0195RR1926-08-25Majorsville,WV
    MLB1953-19541953-1954
    Ernie Koy2007-01-01-97.105OF-3B6-0200RR1909-09-17Sealy,TX
    MLB1938-19421938-1942
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