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2010 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Steve Boros2010-12-29Complications from cancer74.1163B-1B6-0185RR1936-09-03Flint,MI
    MLB1957-19641957-1964
    Bill Lajoie2010-12-28-76.092OF-1B6-0180LL1934-09-27Wyandotte,MI
    ---
    Phil Cavarretta2010-12-18Complications from stroke94.1511B-OF5-11175LL1916-07-19Chicago,IL
    MLB1934-19551934-1978
    Walt Dropo2010-12-17Natural causes87.3211B-3B6-5220RR1923-01-30Moosup,CT
    MLB1949-19611949-1961
    Bob Feller2010-12-15Leukemia92.042P6-0185RR1918-11-03Van Meter,IA
    MLB1936-19561936-1956
    Cardell Camper2010-12-07---58.153P6-3208RR1952-07-06Boley,OK
    1973-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1977-19771977-1979
    Ken Lehman2010-12-04-82.176P6-0186LL1928-06-10Seattle,WA
    MLB1952-19611952-1961
    Tony Stiel2010-12-04-83.276SS------------1927-03-03Pontiac,MI
    ---
    Ron Santo2010-12-03Complications from bladder cancer and diabetes70.2813B-DH6-0190RR1940-02-25Seattle,WA
    1959-  0-   0-CHN
    MLB1960-19741959-1974
    Tom Underwood2010-11-22Pancreatic cancer56.334P5-11170RL1953-12-22Kokomo,IN
    1972-  2-  27-PHI
    MLB1974-19841973-1985
    Tim Carroll2010-11-21-53.070OF-P5-11183RR1957-09-11Denver,CO
    1978- 26- 622-CHN
    A1978-1980
    Ken St. Pierre2010-11-19-58.1193B-C6-0210RR1952-07-22Chelsea,MA
    1970- 22- 524-PIT
    ---
    Ed Kirkpatrick2010-11-15Cancer66.037OF-C5-11195LR1944-10-08Spokane,WA
    1962-  0-   0-ANA
    MLB1962-19771962-1978
    Dan Callahan2010-11-15-52.065COACH6-4---RR1958-09-11Springfield,IL
    ---
    Sparky Anderson2010-11-04Complications from Dementia76.2542B5-9170RR1934-02-22Bridgewater,SD
    1953-  0-   0-BRO
    MLB1959-19591959-1959
    Rudy Rufer2010-10-25-83.362SS6-0165RR1926-10-28Ridgewood,NY
    MLB1949-19501949-1950
    Otey Clark2010-10-20-92.150P---190RR1918-05-22Boscobel,WI
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Bill Jennings2010-10-20-85.021SS6-2175RR1925-09-28St. Louis,MO
    MLB1951-19511951-1951
    Tony Roig2010-10-20-82.311SS-2B6-1180RR1927-12-13New Orleans,LA
    MLB1953-19561953-1956
    Joe Lis2010-10-17Prostate cancer64.0621B-OF6-0195RR1946-08-15Somerville,NJ
    1964-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1970-19771964-1979
    Valmy Thomas2010-10-16-81.359C-3B5-9165RR1928-10-21Santurce,PR
    MLB1957-19611957-1961
    Dale Roberts2010-10-08-68.178P6-4180RL1942-04-12Owenton,KY
    1963-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1967-19671967-1967
    Dean Burk2010-10-07-62.348P6-6216RR1947-10-24East St. Louis,IL
    1966-  1-   5-CHN
    ---
    Dan Van Cleve2010-10-03-48.235OF6-1180LR1962-02-09Jackson,MS
    1985- 21- 525-TEX
    AA1984-1986
    Bob Shaw2010-09-23Liver cancer77.085P6-2195RR1933-06-29Bronx,NY
    MLB1957-19671957-1967
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Al Pilarcik2010-09-20-80.078OF5-10180LL1930-07-03Whiting,IN
    MLB1956-19611956-1961
    Ray Coleman2010-09-18-88.105OF5-11170LR1922-06-04Dunsmuir,CA
    MLB1947-19521947-1952
    Wayne Twitchell2010-09-16Cancer62.189P6-6220RR1948-03-10Portland,OR
    1966-  1-   3-HOU
    MLB1970-19791966-1979
    Al LaMacchia2010-09-15Complications from stroke89.054P---190RR1921-07-22St. Louis,MO
    MLB1943-19461943-1946
    Eddie Phillips2010-09-09-79.063H6-1180BR1931-07-08St. Louis,MO
    MLB1953-19531953-1953
    Dick McLaughlin2010-09-06-70.094COACH6-0185LL1940-06-03Mesa,AZ
    ---
    James Boulter2010-09-05-55.081P5-11180RL1955-06-16Natick,MA
    1973- 29- 632-CLE
    ---
    Don Lang2010-09-01-95.1703B-2B6-0175RR1915-03-15Selma,CA
    MLB1938-19481938-1948
    Gary King2010-08-29-59.304SS5-10165RR1950-10-29Kalamazoo,MI
    1970-  1-  15-CLE
    ---
    Brad Duncan2010-08-28-58.137P6-4185RR1952-04-12Crescent City,CA
    1973- 25- 566-MIN
    ---
    Cal McLish2010-08-26Leukemia84.268P6-1200BR1925-12-01Anadarko,OK
    MLB1944-19641944-1964
    Bill Lobdell2010-08-22-55.334P6-3175RR1954-09-22Montour Falls,NY
    1974-  7- 126-SLN
    ---
    Satch Davidson2010-08-21-75.215UMP6-2215------1935-01-18London,OH
    ---
    Bobby Thomson2010-08-16-86.295OF-3B6-2185RR1923-10-25Glasgow,ST
    MLB1946-19601946-1960
    Billy Ray Palmer2010-08-16-64.285P6-4220RR1945-11-03San Antonio,TX
    1967-  8- 137-CLE
    ---
    Nellie King2010-08-11Colon cancer82.148P6-6185RR1928-03-15Shenandoah,PA
    MLB1954-19571954-1957
    Gene Hermanski2010-08-09-90.089OF---185LR1920-05-11Pittsfield,MA
    MLB1943-19531943-1953
    Keith Drumright2010-08-07Suicide by firearm55.2902B-3B5-10170LR1954-10-21Springfield,MO
    1976-  4-  79-CHN
    MLB1978-19811973-1982
    Joe Brown2010-08-05-91.338EXEC------------1918-09-01New York,NY
    ---
    Jake Jacobs2010-07-26-73.046OF6-0175RR1937-06-09Youngstown,OH
    1959-  0-   0-WS1
    MLB1960-19611960-1961
    Larry Fritz2010-07-22-61.157H6-2225LL1949-02-14East Chicago,IN
    1969-  3-  57-NYN
    MLB1975-19751969-1975
    Ralph Houk2010-07-21Natural causes90.346C5-11193RR1919-08-09Lawrence,KS
    MLB1947-19541947-1954
    Jimmy McMath2010-07-20-60.344OF6-1195LL1949-08-10Tuscaloosa,AL
    1967-  2-  22-CHN
    MLB1968-19681968-1968
    Kenny Kuhn2010-07-16Pancreatic cancer73.117SS-2B5-10175LR1937-03-20Louisville,KY
    MLB1955-19571955-1957
    Billy Loes2010-07-15Complications from diabetes80.214P6-1170RR1929-12-13Long Island City,NY
    MLB1950-19611950-1961
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ed Palmquist2010-07-10-77.029P6-3195RR1933-06-10Los Angeles,CA
    1951-  0-   0-BRO
    MLB1960-19611960-1961
    Johnny Van Cuyk2010-07-10-89.002P6-1190LL1921-07-07Little Chute,WI
    MLB1947-19491947-1949
    Robert Gaskill2010-07-10----SCOUT------------------
    ---
    Frank Verdi2010-07-09-84.036SS5-10170RR1926-06-02Brooklyn,NY
    ---
    Clint Hartung2010-07-08Congestive heart failure87.332P-OF6-4215RR1922-08-10Hondo,TX
    MLB1947-19521947-1952
    Maje McDonnell2010-07-08-89.352COACH------------1920-07-20Philadelphia,PA
    ---
    Jeremiah Gowey2010-06-28---27.312P6-3165RR1982-08-20La Crosse,WI
    Indy2007-2007
    Lee Anthony2010-06-27-91.336P6-3205RR1918-07-26Leroy,KS
    ---
    Bob Hartman2010-06-16-72.291P5-11185RL1937-08-28Kenosha,WI
    1955-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1959-19621959-1962
    Oscar Azocar2010-06-14Heart attack45.112OF-P6-1170LL1965-02-21Soro,VZ
    1983-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1990-19921984-2001
    Felix Maldonado2010-06-12Cancer72.018OF5-10165RR1938-05-24Ponce,PR
    ---
    Jerry Stephenson2010-06-06Cancer66.243P6-2185LR1943-10-06Detroit,MI
    1961-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1963-19701963-1970
    TJ Johnson2010-06-04-53.205C-OF6-0185RR1956-11-10Killeen,TX
    A+1977-1978
    Freddie Burdette2010-06-01-73.258P6-1170RR1936-09-15Moultrie,GA
    1954-  0-   0-CHN
    MLB1962-19641962-1964
    Jeriome Robertson2010-05-29Motorcycle Accident33.059P6-1190LL1977-03-30Annabella,UT
    1995- 24- 669-HOU
    MLB2002-20041996-2007
    Morrie Martin2010-05-25Lung cancer87.264P6-0180LL1922-09-03Dixon,MO
    MLB1949-19591949-1959
    Rogelio Martinez2010-05-24-91.200P6-0180RR1918-11-05Cidra,CU
    MLB1950-19501950-1950
    Jose Lima2010-05-23Cardiac arrhythmia37.234P6-2205RR1972-09-30Santiago,DR
    1989-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1994-20061990-2009
    Jay Schlueter2010-05-13-60.285OF6-0182RR1949-07-31Phoenix,AZ
    1967-  2-  26-HOU
    MLB1971-19711971-1971
    Rich Bristow2010-05-11-40.078P6-5180RR1970-02-22Geneva,IL
    1988- 32- 832-NYN
    A1988-1991
    George Susce2010-05-08-78.237P6-1180RR1931-09-13Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1955-19591955-1959
    Robin Roberts2010-05-06-83.218P6-0190BR1926-09-30Springfield,IL
    MLB1948-19661948-1966
    Devin Vanbrooker2010-05-05Motorcycle Accident21.105P6-4220LL1989-01-19Plymouth,IL
    NCAA2010-2010
    George Sweeney2010-04-29-90.350UMP------------1919-05-14St. Paul,MN
    ---
    Raymond Kennett2010-04-25-59.230P6-7195RR1950-09-07Pittsburg,KS
    1972- 25- 571-PHI
    ---
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Pete Castiglione2010-04-22-89.0673B-SS5-11175RR1921-02-13Greenwich,CT
    MLB1947-19541947-1954
    Dick Kenworthy2010-04-22-69.0203B-2B5-9170RR1941-04-01Red Oak,IA
    1961-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1962-19681962-1968
    Bill Moisan2010-04-09-84.253P6-1170LR1925-07-30Bradford,MA
    MLB1953-19531953-1953
    Bob Clear2010-04-06-82.113IF5-10170RR1927-12-14Denver,CO
    ---
    Jim Pagliaroni2010-04-03Cancer72.116C-1B6-4210RR1937-12-08Dearborn,MI
    MLB1955-19691955-1969
    Mike Cuellar2010-04-02Stomach cancer72.329P5-11175LL1937-05-08Santa Clara,CU
    1957-  0-   0-CIN
    MLB1959-19771957-1977
    Joe Gates2010-03-28-55.1763B-2B5-7175LR1954-10-03Gary,IN
    1973-  0-   0-KCA
    MLB1978-19791977-1982
    John Purdin2010-03-28-67.255P6-2185RR1942-07-16Lynx,OH
    1964-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1964-19691964-1969
    Ken McKinney2010-03-27-55.1773B------BR1954-10-01Corinth,MS
    1976- 19- 456-OAK
    NCAA1975-1976
    Van Fletcher2010-03-17-85.222P6-2185RR1924-08-06East Bend,NC
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    Billy Hoeft2010-03-16-77.302P6-3205LL1932-05-17Oshkosh,WI
    MLB1952-19661952-1966
    Ken Holcombe2010-03-15-91.204P5-11169RR1918-08-23Burnsville,NC
    MLB1945-19531945-1953
    Mark Austry2010-03-14Myocarditis (Heart problem)33.1361B-OF6-0190LL1976-10-28Hinsalde,IL
    Indy2000-2001
    Willie Davis2010-03-09-69.327OF-DH6-2181LL1940-04-15Mineral Springs,AR
    1958-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1960-19791959-1979
    Jim Roland2010-03-06Cancer67.082P6-3190RL1942-12-14Franklin,NC
    1961-  0-   0-MIN
    MLB1962-19721961-1972
    Frank Bertaina2010-03-03Heart attack65.322P5-11180LL1944-04-14San Francisco,CA
    1961-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1964-19701964-1970
    Hank Small2010-03-03-56.2151B6-3205RR1953-07-31Atlanta,GA
    1975-  4-  90-ATL
    MLB1978-19781977-1979
    Rusty Shelton2010-03-01-50.360P-C6-3230LR1959-03-06Lynchburg,VA
    1977- 21- 531-PIT
    Rk1978-1978
    Timothy Hudnall2010-02-28-26.3211B6-3215RR1983-04-13South Bend,IN
    2002- 29- 857-MON
    NCAA2004-2004
    George Strickland2010-02-21-84.042SS-2B6-1180RR1926-01-10New Orleans,LA
    MLB1950-19601950-1960
    George Cisar2010-02-19-97.177OF6-0175RR1912-08-25Chicago,IL
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Bob Chakales2010-02-18-82.192P6-1185RR1927-08-10Asheville,NC
    MLB1951-19571951-1957
    John Kibler2010-02-18Heart attack82.040UMP6-0200------1928-01-09Piseco,NY
    ---
    Jim Bibby2010-02-16Bone cancer65.109P-DH6-5235RR1944-10-29Franklinton,NC
    1965-  0-   0-NYN
    MLB1972-19841965-1984
    Jim Waugh2010-02-16-76.082P6-3185RR1933-11-25Lancaster,OH
    MLB1952-19531952-1953
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jerry Fahr2010-02-12-85.064P6-5185RR1924-12-09Marmaduke,AR
    MLB1951-19511951-1951
    Thomas Spino2010-02-11-50.241P-OF6-3200RR1959-06-15Chicago,IL
    1977-  8- 194-CHN
    AA1977-1982
    Paul LaPalme2010-02-07-86.055P5-10184LL1923-12-14Springfield,MA
    MLB1951-19571951-1957
    David Buttles2010-02-01-48.280P6-2180---R1961-04-27San Diego,CA
    1979-  8- 184-NYN
    A+1979-1982
    Frank Baker2010-01-28-66.017OF5-10180LR1944-01-11Bartow,FL
    1964-  0-   0-CLE
    MLB1969-19711969-1971
    Sammy Drake2010-01-27-75.1122B-3B5-11175BR1934-10-07Little Rock,AR
    1954-  0-   0-CHN
    MLB1960-19621960-1962
    Ken Walters2010-01-26-76.075OF-1B6-1180RR1933-11-11Fresno,CA
    1952-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1960-19631960-1963
    Bobby Bragan2010-01-21Heart attack92.082SS-C5-10175RR1917-10-30Birmingham,AL
    MLB1940-19481940-1948
    Hal Manders2010-01-21-92.220P6-0187RR1917-06-14Waukee,IA
    MLB1941-19461941-1946
    Curt Motton2010-01-21Stomach cancer69.118OF-DH5-7175RR1940-09-24Darnell,LA
    1961-  0-   0-CHN
    MLB1967-19741962-1974
    Hillis Layne2010-01-12-91.3233B-2B6-0170LR1918-02-23Whitwell,TN
    MLB1941-19451941-1945
    Bobby Wilkins2010-01-03-87.145SS-OF5-9165RR1922-08-11Denton,NC
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
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