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Listing of baseball deaths for the 2009 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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2009 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Tommy Henrich2009-12-01-96.284OF-1B6-0180LL1913-02-20Massillon,OH
    MLB1937-19501937-1950
    Gerry Craft2009-12-01-58.2162B-OF6-2190RR1951-04-29Martins Ferry,OH
    A-1978-1978
    Jon Niederer2009-11-16-58.065SCOUT------------1951-09-12Hanover,PA
    ---
    Ron Moeller2009-11-02-71.020P6-0180LL1938-10-13Cincinnati,OH
    1956-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1956-19631956-1963
    Howie Schultz2009-10-30Cancer87.1191B6-6200RR1922-07-03St. Paul,MN
    MLB1943-19481943-1948
    Steve Fields2009-10-29-68.300UMP6-1235------1941-01-01Alexandria,VA
    ---
    Bill Kirk2009-10-26-74.099P6-0165LL1935-07-19Coatesville,PA
    1954-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1961-19611961-1961
    Herman Reich2009-10-22Natural causes91.3331B-OF6-2200RL1917-11-23Bell,CA
    MLB1949-19491949-1949
    Jose Herrera2009-10-16-67.191OF-2B5-8165RR1942-04-08San Lorenzo,VZ
    1964-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB1967-19701967-1970
    Larry Jansen2009-10-10Congestive heart failure89.085P6-2190RR1920-07-16Verboort,OR
    MLB1947-19561947-1956
    Brian Powell2009-10-05Suicide by Firearm35.360P6-2205RR1973-10-10Bainbridge,GA
    1995-  2-  41-DET
    MLB1998-20041995-2005
    Barry Lersch2009-10-04Heart attack65.026P6-0180BR1944-09-07Denver,CO
    1964-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1969-19741965-1974
    Humberto Robinson2009-09-29-79.096P6-1155RR1930-06-25Colon,PN
    MLB1955-19601955-1960
    Don Thompson2009-09-28-85.274OF6-0185LL1923-12-28Swepsonville,NC
    MLB1949-19541949-1954
    Del Bates2009-09-24-69.103C6-2195LR1940-06-12Seattle,WA
    1963-  0-   0-ANA
    MLB1970-19701970-1970
    Purnal Goldy2009-09-21-71.297OF6-5200RR1937-11-28Camden,NJ
    1959-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1962-19631962-1963
    Russell Orrick2009-09-18-47.262OF-2B5-9175LL1961-12-30Woodbury,TN
    1981- 25- 624-NYN
    Rk1981-1982
    Lonny Frey2009-09-13-99.0212B-SS5-10160LR1910-08-23St. Louis,MO
    MLB1933-19481933-1948
    Stanley Hawkins2009-09-07-51.220P6-2185LL1958-01-30---
    Rk1979-1980
    Stan Hyman2009-09-05Leukemia---COACH------------------
    ---
    Buddy Blattner2009-09-04-89.2082B-3B6-0180RR1920-02-08St. Louis,MO
    MLB1942-19491942-1949
    Alan Castro2009-09-04-60.081C6-0195RR1949-06-15Santa Cruz,CA
    1969- 31- 722-OAK
    ---
    Jack Phillips2009-08-30-87.3581B-3B6-4193RR1921-09-06Clarence,NY
    MLB1947-19571947-1957
    Jackie Collum2009-08-29-82.069P5-7163LL1927-06-21Victor,IA
    MLB1951-19621951-1962
    Greg Montalbano2009-08-21Testicular cancer31.362P6-2190LL1977-08-24Worcester,MA
    1999-  5- 169-BOS
    AA2000-2006
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Davey Williams2009-08-17-81.2882B5-10160RR1927-11-02Dallas,TX
    MLB1949-19551949-1955
    Harold Ingle2009-08-17-60.126SS6-2195RR1949-04-13Durham,NC
    1971- 42- 787-SFN
    ---
    Brent Schoening2009-08-16Leukemia31.131P6-1195RR1978-04-07Baton Rouge,LA
    1999-  5- 149-MIN
    AAA1997-2005
    Fred Brocklander2009-08-13Stroke69.160UMP6-0202------1940-03-05Baltimore,MD
    ---
    Cal Ermer2009-08-08-85.2712B6-0175RR1923-11-10Baltimore,MD
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Chris Price2009-08-06Motorcycle Accident36.342OF6-1192RR1972-08-28Lebanon,TN
    A1995-1995
    Luis Quintana2009-07-27Natural causes57.214P6-2175LL1951-12-25Vega Baja,PR
    1972-  0-   0-SFN
    MLB1974-19751974-1983
    Carl Willey2009-07-21-78.045P6-0175RR1931-06-06Cherryfield,ME
    MLB1958-19651958-1965
    Jim Kirby2009-07-17-86.073H5-11175RR1923-05-05Nashville,TN
    MLB1949-19491949-1949
    James Malone2009-07-15-59.253P6-2165RR1949-11-04Heber City,UT
    1968- 41- 830-NYN
    ---
    Alec Distaso2009-07-13Cancer60.201P6-2200RR1948-12-23Los Angeles,CA
    1967-  1-   1-CHN
    MLB1969-19691969-1969
    Jessie Hollins2009-07-09Drowned39.163P6-3190RR1970-01-27Conroe,TX
    1988- 40-1027-CHN
    MLB1992-19921989-1997
    Steve McNair2009-07-04Murder-Suicide (Victim)36.139SS6-3230RR1973-02-14Mount Olive,MS
    1991- 35- 916-SEA
    ---
    Gary Mattice2009-07-04-50.226P6-0175RR1958-11-20Paso Robles,CA
    A1977-1978
    Jay Kleven2009-06-30-59.210C6-2190RR1949-12-02Oakland,CA
    1971-  0-   0-NYN
    MLB1976-19761976-1977
    Tony Patch2009-06-28-69.093UMP------------1940-03-26San Francisco,CA
    ---
    James Roberts2009-06-27-63.109P-IF6-3200RR1946-03-10---
    1966-  1-  19-LAN
    ---
    Dusty Rhodes2009-06-17Heart failure82.035OF6-0180LR1927-05-13Mathews,AL
    MLB1952-19591952-1959
    Hal Woodeshick2009-06-14-76.294P6-3200RL1932-08-24Wilkes-Barre,PA
    MLB1956-19671956-1967
    Woodie Held2009-06-11Cancer77.077SS-OF5-11180RR1932-03-25Sacramento,CA
    MLB1954-19691954-1969
    Freddy Rodriguez2009-06-11-85.042P6-0180RR1924-04-29Havana,CU
    MLB1958-19591958-1959
    Ray Hamrick2009-06-09-87.312SS-2B5-11160RR1921-08-01Nashville,TN
    MLB1943-19441943-1944
    Bill Lillard2009-06-09-91.150SS-2B5-10170RR1918-01-10Goleta,CA
    MLB1939-19401939-1940
    Jack Littrell2009-06-09-80.138SS-2B6-0179RR1929-01-22Louisville,KY
    MLB1952-19571952-1957
    Frank Dasso2009-06-08-91.281P5-11185RR1917-08-31Chicago,IL
    MLB1945-19461945-1946
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    George Williams2009-05-14Lung cancer69.2032B-3B5-11165RR1939-10-23Detroit,MI
    1957-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1961-19641961-1964
    Bill Kelso2009-05-11-69.081P6-4215RR1940-02-19Kansas City,MO
    1959-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1964-19681964-1968
    Johnny Schaive2009-05-11-75.0753B-2B5-8175RR1934-02-25Springfield,IL
    1953-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1958-19631958-1963
    Dom DiMaggio2009-05-08Pneumonia92.085OF5-9168RR1917-02-12San Francisco,CA
    MLB1940-19531940-1953
    Danny Ozark2009-05-07-85.1642B6-3205RR1923-11-24Buffalo,NY
    ---
    Ed Redys2009-05-06-87.317COACH------------1921-06-23Detroit,MI
    ---
    Jimmy Brady2009-05-03-57.235SS-2B5-10170RR1951-09-10Philadelphia,PA
    AA1977-1978
    Jack Lohrke2009-04-29Stroke85.0633B-2B6-0180RR1924-02-25Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1947-19531947-1953
    Curt Reade2009-04-28-51.257P6-1225RR1957-08-14Santa Maria,CA
    1980- 11- 269-LAN
    A+1980-1983
    Danny Morejon2009-04-27-78.280OF6-1175RR1930-07-21Havana,CU
    MLB1958-19581958-1958
    Ralph Betcher2009-04-23-81.197UMP5-10175------1927-10-08McCandless,PA
    ---
    Ron Cash2009-04-22-59.1531B-3B6-0180RR1949-11-20Atlanta,GA
    1971-  3-  66-DET
    MLB1973-19741973-1974
    Ed Blake2009-04-15-83.113P5-11175RR1925-12-23East St. Louis,IL
    MLB1951-19571951-1957
    Mark Fidrych2009-04-13Farm accident54.242P6-3175RR1954-08-14Worcester,MA
    1974- 10- 232-DET
    MLB1976-19801974-1983
    Gene Handley2009-04-12-94.1382B-3B5-10165RR1914-11-25Kennett,MO
    MLB1946-19471946-1947
    Nick Adenhart2009-04-09Car accident22.228P6-4190RR1986-08-24Hagerstown,MD
    2004- 14- 413-ANA
    MLB2008-20092005-2009
    Herman Franks2009-03-30-95.085C-OF5-10187LR1914-01-04Price,UT
    MLB1939-19491939-1949
    Earle Brucker2009-03-28-83.211C6-2210LR1925-08-29Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1948-19481948-1948
    Johnny Blanchard2009-03-25Heart attack76.027OF-C6-1198LR1933-02-26Minneapolis,MN
    MLB1955-19651955-1965
    George Kell2009-03-24-86.2133B-1B5-9175RR1922-08-23Swifton,AR
    MLB1943-19571943-1957
    Whitey Lockman2009-03-17Pulmonary illness82.2351B-OF6-1175LR1926-07-25Lowell,NC
    1943-  0-   0-NY1
    MLB1945-19601945-1960
    Shelby Rama2009-03-15-37.052P6-6210RR1972-01-22Phoenix,AZ
    A+1993-1997
    Elmer Weingartner2009-03-15-90.214SS5-11178RR1918-08-13Cleveland,OH
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Joe Pactwa2009-03-10-60.280P5-11185LL1948-06-02Hammond,IN
    1966- 18- 350-NYA
    MLB1975-19751975-1975
    Ed Wolfe2009-03-08-80.065P6-3185RR1929-01-02Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1952-19521952-1952
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Eduardo Rodriguez2009-03-06Heart attack56.364P6-0185RR1952-03-06Barceloneta,PR
    1971-  0-   0-MIL
    MLB1973-19791973-1979
    James Atkins2009-02-28-87.355P6-3205LR1921-03-10Birmingham,AL
    MLB1950-19521950-1952
    Tom Sturdivant2009-02-28-78.306P6-1186LR1930-04-28Gordon,KS
    MLB1955-19641955-1964
    Joe Tepsic2009-02-23-85.158OF5-9170RR1923-09-18Slovan,PA
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Ben Flowers2009-02-18-81.248P6-4195RR1927-06-15Wilson,NC
    MLB1951-19561951-1956
    Brad Van Pelt2009-02-17Heart attack57.318P6-5235RR1951-04-05Owosso,MI
    1974-  3-  59-CLE
    ---
    Ted Uhlaender2009-02-12Heart attack68.113OF6-2190LR1940-10-21Chicago Heights,IL
    1961-  0-   0-MIN
    MLB1965-19721961-1972
    Jason Cierlik2009-02-06-27.350P6-0200LL1981-02-21Brooklyn Park,MN
    2002- 23- 676-BAL
    A+2002-2007
    Ramon Hernandez2009-02-04-68.157P5-9170BL1940-08-31Carolina,PR
    1959-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1967-19771959-1977
    Gene Corbett2009-01-28-95.0951B-3B6-1190LR1913-10-25Winona,MN
    MLB1936-19381936-1938
    Roy Johnson2009-01-26Heart attack49.213OF-2B6-4205LL1959-06-27Parkin,AR
    1980-  5- 125-MON
    MLB1982-19851980-1988
    Ed Lyons2009-01-25-85.2582B5-9165RR1923-05-12Winston-Salem,NC
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Len Perme2009-01-24-91.060P6-0170LL1917-11-25Cleveland,OH
    MLB1942-19461942-1946
    Billy Werber2009-01-22-100.2153B-SS5-10170RR1908-06-20Berwyn,MD
    MLB1930-19421930-1942
    Jay North2009-01-20-46.213P6-3220RR1962-06-21Alameda,CA
    1980-  8- 197-SLN
    AA1980-1988
    John Brown2009-01-18-63.085P5-11170LL1945-10-25San Carlos,CA
    1969-  2-  25-WS2
    ---
    Craig Stimac2009-01-16Suicide54.0593B-C6-2185RR1954-11-18Oak Park,IL
    1976-  9- 197-SDN
    MLB1980-19811976-1982
    Thomas Jones2009-01-15-54.0942B-OF6-1185RR1954-10-13Stockton,CA
    AAA1978-1981
    Mike Derrick2009-01-14-65.117OF-1B6-0190LR1943-09-19Columbia,SC
    1962-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1970-19701970-1970
    Preston Gomez2009-01-13Hit by car85.2682B-SS5-11170RR1923-04-20Preston,CU
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Henri Centeno2009-01-12Car accident39.0112B-SS5-11159BR1970-01-01Sucre,VZ
    AAA1991-1995
    Patt Rooney2009-01-11Murdered26.055IF6-0170RR1982-11-17Anaheim,CA
    NCAA2002-2005
    Dave Roberts2009-01-09Lung cancer64.120P-C6-2197LL1944-09-11Gallipolis,OH
    1963-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1969-19811963-1981
    Frank Williams2009-01-09Complications from pneumonia50.330P6-1195RR1958-02-13Seattle,WA
    1979- 11- 278-SFN
    MLB1984-19891979-1989
    Nino Bongiovanni2009-01-06-97.016OF5-10175LL1911-12-21Pike's Peak,LA
    MLB1938-19391938-1939
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ken Waite2009-01-06-55.106C-2B5-11180RR1953-09-22---
    A-1977-1977
    Matt Sczesny2009-01-03Cancer76.117SCOUT------------1932-09-07Flushing,NY
    ---
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