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2011 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Rosman Garcia2011-12-29Car accident32.360P6-2160RR1979-01-03Maracay,VZ
    1996-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB2003-20041998-2011
    Andy Carey2011-12-15---80.0583B-SS6-1195RR1931-10-18Oakland,CA
    MLB1952-19621952-1962
    Mike Sgobba2011-12-08-81.094COACH------------1930-09-04---
    ---
    Gregory Halman2011-11-21Murdered - Stabbed24.086OF-CF6-4192RR1987-08-26Haarlem,NT
    2004-  0-   0-SEA
    MLB2010-20112005-2011
    Balos Davis2011-11-19-84.192SCOUT------------1927-05-10Bellgreen,AL
    ---
    Charlie Lea2011-11-11Heart attack54.320P6-4200RR1956-12-25Orleans,FR
    1978-  9- 217-MON
    MLB1980-19881978-1988
    Matty Alou2011-11-03Complications from Diabetes72.315OF-1B5-9160LL1938-12-22Haina,DR
    1957-  0-   0-NY1
    MLB1960-19741957-1974
    Bob Forsch2011-11-03Thoracic aortic aneurysm61.293P6-4200RR1950-01-13Sacramento,CA
    1968- 26- 594-SLN
    MLB1974-19891970-1989
    Merritt Ranew2011-10-18-73.160C-1B5-10180LR1938-05-10Albany,GA
    1957-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1962-19691962-1969
    Don Williams2011-10-16-80.032P6-2180RR1931-09-14Floyd,VA
    1953-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1958-19621958-1962
    George Scherger2011-10-13-90.336COACH5-8185RR1920-11-10Dickinson,ND
    ---
    Cy Buker2011-10-11-92.248P5-11190LR1919-02-05Greenwood,WI
    MLB1945-19451945-1945
    Ryan Iannelli2011-10-05Helicopter Crash (Military)27.184OF5-8165RR1984-04-03Clarksboro,NJ
    NCAA2006-2006
    Ralph Hodgin2011-10-04-95.236OF-3B5-10170LR1916-02-10Greensboro,NC
    MLB1939-19481939-1948
    Dustin Kellogg2011-10-03Car accident18.228P6-4185RR1993-02-16Conroe,TX
    2011- 34-1030-HOU
    Rk2011-2011
    John Romonosky2011-10-02-82.086P6-2195RR1929-07-07Harrisburg,IL
    MLB1953-19591953-1959
    Roy North2011-10-02-53.213P6-4185RR1958-03-02Bristol,PA
    1979-  7- 160-ATL
    AAA1979-1984
    Johnny Schmitz2011-10-01-90.307P6-0170RL1920-11-27Wausau,WI
    MLB1941-19561941-1956
    Eddie Bockman2011-09-29-91.0643B-2B5-9175RR1920-07-26Santa Ana,CA
    MLB1946-19491946-1949
    Danny Litwhiler2011-09-23-95.022OF-3B5-10198RR1916-08-31Ringtown,PA
    MLB1940-19511940-1951
    Bill Taylor2011-09-15-81.258OF6-3212LR1929-12-30Alhambra,CA
    MLB1954-19581954-1958
    Bryan Hardy2011-09-15Complications from ALS53.294P6-2205LL1957-11-24South Jordan,UT
    1979- 17- 428-CHN
    A+1979-1982
    Jesse Jefferson2011-09-08Prostate cancer62.188P6-3195RR1949-03-03Midlothian,VA
    1968-  4-  70-BAL
    MLB1973-19811968-1983
    Randy Johnson2011-08-31-58.110P6-4175RR1953-05-12Downey,CA
    1971- 26- 598-KCA
    ---
    Frank Fanovich2011-08-27-89.227P5-11180LL1922-01-11New York,NY
    MLB1949-19531949-1953
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Mike Flanagan2011-08-24Suicide via Gunshot59.251P6-0195LL1951-12-16Manchester,NH
    1973-  7- 159-BAL
    MLB1975-19921973-1992
    Rob Pitre2011-08-23-58.233P6-4210RR1953-01-01Rosemead,CA
    1971-  5- 108-ATL
    ---
    Michael Powers2011-08-14-62.237C6-0195RR1948-12-19Fort Benning,GA
    1969- 25- 594-SFN
    ---
    Ernie Johnson2011-08-12-87.056P6-4195RR1924-06-16Brattleboro,VT
    MLB1950-19591950-1959
    Joe Trimble2011-08-11-80.303P6-1190RR1930-10-12Providence,RI
    MLB1955-19571955-1957
    Bob Will2011-08-11-80.027OF-1B5-10175LL1931-07-15Berwyn,IL
    MLB1957-19631957-1963
    Al Federoff2011-08-02-87.0212B-SS5-10165RR1924-07-11Bairdford,PA
    MLB1951-19521951-1952
    Joe Caffie2011-08-01-80.168OF5-10180LR1931-02-14Ramer,AL
    MLB1956-19571956-1957
    Alex Pitko2011-08-01-96.252OF5-10180RR1914-11-22Burlington,NJ
    MLB1938-19391938-1939
    Hideki Irabu2011-07-27Suicide - Hanging42.082P6-4240RR1969-05-05Hyogo,JP
    1997-  0-   0-SDN
    MLB1997-20021988-2004
    Mike Palm2011-07-24-86.160P6-3190RR1925-02-13Boston,MA
    MLB1948-19481948-1948
    Michael Overton2011-07-24-54.313P5-11185RR1956-09-13Riverhead,NY
    A-1979-1979
    Tex Nelson2011-07-22-74.348OF-1B6-3205LL1936-08-07Dallas,TX
    MLB1955-19571955-1957
    Ryan Gaston2011-07-18-34.054P5-10175RR1977-05-24Shalimar,FL
    Rk1995-1995
    Howard Hilton2011-07-12-47.190P6-3230RR1964-01-03Oxnard,CA
    1985- 22- 566-SLN
    MLB1990-19901985-1992
    Dick Williams2011-07-07Ruptured aortic aneurysm82.060OF-3B6-0190RR1929-05-07St. Louis,MO
    MLB1951-19641951-1964
    Wes Covington2011-07-04Cancer79.098OF6-1205LR1932-03-27Laurinburg,NC
    MLB1956-19661956-1966
    Gar Millay2011-07-02-46.086OF-3B5-11175RR1965-04-06San Diego,CA
    1986- 28- 690-TEX
    AAA1986-1991
    Don Buddin2011-06-30Cancer77.055SS-3B5-11178RR1934-05-05Turbeville,SC
    MLB1956-19621956-1962
    Billy Baldwin2011-06-28-60.018OF-P6-0175LL1951-06-09Tazewell,VA
    1972-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1975-19761975-1978
    Howard Fox2011-06-28----EXEC------------------
    ---
    Elmer Sexauer2011-06-27-85.036P6-4220RR1926-05-21St. Louis County,MO
    MLB1948-19481948-1948
    Richie Myers2011-06-24-81.077H5-6150RR1930-04-07Sacramento,CA
    MLB1956-19561956-1956
    Ted Gray2011-06-15-86.165P5-11175BL1924-12-31Detroit,MI
    MLB1946-19551946-1955
    John Braun2011-06-10-71.166P6-5218RR1939-12-26Madison,WI
    1960-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1964-19641964-1964
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Jim Northrup2011-06-08Seizure71.196OF-1B6-3190LR1939-11-24Breckenridge,MI
    1960-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1964-19751961-1975
    Jose Pagan2011-06-07-76.032SS-3B5-9165RR1935-05-05Barceloneta,PR
    1955-  0-   0-NY1
    MLB1959-19731955-1973
    William Toney2011-06-05-65.0173B6-0180RR1946-05-18Oklahoma City,OK
    1966- 15- 291-ATL
    ---
    Rocky Gainer2011-06-04----P6-1175RR------
    A-1979-1981
    Bill Harris2011-05-28Bleeding ulcer79.176P5-8187LR1931-12-03Duguayville,NB
    MLB1957-19591957-1959
    Paul Splittorff2011-05-25Skin cancer64.229P6-3210LL1946-10-08Evansville,IN
    1968- 25- 575-KCA
    MLB1970-19841968-1984
    Jim Pyburn2011-05-21Related to Alzheimers78.200OF-3B6-0190RR1932-11-01Fairfield,AL
    MLB1955-19571955-1957
    Teddy Adkins2011-05-21-52.218P-OF6-5205RR1958-10-15Logan,WV
    1978-  6- 129-SEA
    A-1978-1978
    Harmon Killebrew2011-05-17Esophageal Cancer74.3211B-3B5-11214RR1936-06-29Payette,ID
    MLB1954-19751954-1975
    Dick Wiencek2011-05-15-85.096SS6-0155RR1926-02-07Michigan City,IN
    ---
    Carlos Pascual2011-05-12-80.059P5-6165RR1931-03-13Havana,CU
    MLB1950-19501950-1950
    Mel Queen2011-05-11Complications from cancer69.045P-OF6-1197LR1942-03-26Johnson City,NY
    1960-  0-   0-CIN
    MLB1964-19721960-1972
    Bill Bergesch2011-05-10-89.326EXEC------------1921-06-17---
    ---
    Tony Komadina2011-05-07-58.035P6-5225LL1953-04-01Sahuarita,AZ
    1974-  7- 152-CHA
    AA1977-1977
    Duane Pillette2011-05-06-88.285P6-3205RR1922-07-24Detroit,MI
    MLB1949-19561949-1956
    Dick Walsh2011-05-06Natural causes85.187EXEC------------1925-10-30Los Angeles,CA
    ---
    Mike Krsnich2011-04-30-79.218OF-1B6-1190RR1931-09-24West Allis,WI
    1950-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1960-19621960-1962
    Bobby Thompson2011-04-25-57.172OF-DH5-11175BR1953-11-03Charlotte,NC
    1972- 19- 436-TEX
    MLB1978-19781977-1978
    Craig Barnes2011-04-25---59.181P6-2195LL1951-10-26Covina,CA
    1971-  5-  97-CAL
    AA1972-1977
    Jim Heise2011-04-21-78.200P6-1185RR1932-10-02Scottdale,PA
    MLB1957-19571957-1957
    Bill Kinnamon2011-04-16-91.338UMP6-1210------1919-05-13Lincoln,NE
    ---
    Reno Bertoia2011-04-15-76.0973B-2B5-11185RR1935-01-08St. Vido Utine,IT
    MLB1953-19621953-1962
    Bobo Osborne2011-04-15-75.1851B-3B6-1205LR1935-10-12Chattahoochee,GA
    MLB1957-19631957-1963
    Eddie Joost2011-04-12-94.310SS-2B6-0175RR1916-06-05San Francisco,CA
    MLB1936-19551936-1955
    Larry Shepard2011-04-05---92.001COACH5-11180------1919-04-03Lakewood,OH
    ---
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Tom Silverio2011-04-02-65.169OF-1B5-10170LL1945-10-14Santiago,DR
    1965-  0-   0-CAL
    MLB1970-19721965-1972
    Lou Gorman2011-04-01-82.041EXEC------------1929-02-18Providence,RI
    ---
    Normie Roy2011-03-22-82.126P6-0200RR1928-11-15Newton,MA
    MLB1950-19501950-1950
    Tom McAvoy2011-03-19Pancreatic cancer74.218P6-3200LL1936-08-12Brooklyn,NY
    1956-  0-   0-WS1
    MLB1959-19591959-1959
    Bob Rush2011-03-19-85.087P6-4205RR1925-12-21Battle Creek,MI
    MLB1948-19601948-1960
    Daniel Carey2011-03-19-61.239P6-2210LL1949-07-22Hastings,MN
    1967-  2-  24-NYN
    ---
    Charlie Metro2011-03-18Mesothelioma - Lung cancer91.324OF-3B5-11178RR1919-04-28Nanty Glo,PA
    MLB1943-19451943-1945
    Tom Dunbar2011-03-16Prostate cancer51.112OF-DH6-2192LL1959-11-24Graniteville,SC
    1980-  1-  25-TEX
    MLB1983-19851980-1991
    Marty Marion2011-03-15Heart attack93.103SS-3B6-2170RR1917-12-01Richburg,SC
    MLB1940-19531940-1953
    Fred Sanford2011-03-15-91.218P6-1200BR1919-08-09Garfield,UT
    MLB1943-19511943-1951
    Mitchell Page2011-03-12Died in his sleep59.148DH-OF6-2205LR1951-10-15Los Angeles,CA
    1973-  3-  72-PIT
    MLB1977-19841973-1985
    Bob McNamara2011-03-09-94.1703B-SS5-10170RR1916-09-19Denver,CO
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Ronald Stinnett2011-03-08-55.290SS-2B5-11163RR1955-05-22Fort Benning,GA
    Rk1978-1978
    Frank Dezelan2011-03-07-80.067UMP6-2220------1930-12-29Johnstown,PA
    ---
    Scott Cary2011-02-28-87.323P5-11168LL1923-04-11Kendallville,IN
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Duke Snider2011-02-27-84.161OF6-0190LR1926-09-19Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1947-19641947-1964
    Greg Goossen2011-02-26Heart attack65.0731B-C6-1210RR1945-12-14Los Angeles,CA
    1964-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1965-19701965-1970
    Jamon Deal2011-02-22-40.294P6-0205RR1970-05-04Conover,NC
    1992- 38-1062-SEA
    A1992-1993
    Len Gilmore2011-02-18-93.106P6-3175RR1917-11-03Fairview Park,IN
    MLB1944-19441944-1944
    Spook Jacobs2011-02-18-85.1052B5-8155RR1925-11-04Cheswold,DE
    MLB1954-19561954-1956
    Buddy Lewis2011-02-18-94.1913B-OF6-1175LR1916-08-10Gastonia,NC
    MLB1935-19491935-1949
    Michael Yuhas2011-02-17-53.298P---------R1957-04-24Neptune,NJ
    A-1977-1977
    Joe Frazier2011-02-15-88.131OF-1B6-0180LR1922-10-06Liberty,NC
    MLB1947-19561947-1956
    Kirk Jones2011-02-15----P6-0180RR------
    1979- 21- 526-CLE
    A+1979-1981
    Candy Robinson2011-02-15Cancer70.356COACH------------1940-02-24---
    ---
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Gino Cimoli2011-02-12-81.055OF6-2200RR1929-12-18San Francisco,CA
    MLB1956-19651956-1965
    Chuck Tanner2011-02-11-81.221OF6-0185LL1929-07-04New Castle,PA
    MLB1955-19621955-1962
    Cliff Dapper2011-02-08-91.037C6-2190RR1920-01-02Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1942-19421942-1942
    Tony Malinosky2011-02-08-101.1253B-SS5-10165RR1909-10-05Collinsville,IL
    MLB1937-19371937-1937
    Woodie Fryman2011-02-04-70.294P6-2205RL1940-04-15Ewing,KY
    1965-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1966-19831965-1983
    Steve Williams2011-02-04-59.330P6-0187LL1951-03-11Jamestown,NY
    ---
    Ron Piche2011-02-03Cancer75.257P5-11165RR1935-05-22Verdun,QC
    1955-  0-   0-MLN
    MLB1960-19661960-1966
    Butch Rowe2011-01-25-54.2233B-SS5-11165RR1956-06-15San Jose,CA
    1978-  3-  67-MIN
    A+1978-1980
    Jose Ortiz2011-01-20-63.209OF5-9155RR1947-06-25Ponce,PR
    1966-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1969-19711969-1971
    Gus Zernial2011-01-20-87.207OF-1B6-2210RR1923-06-27Beaumont,TX
    MLB1949-19591949-1959
    Lamar North2011-01-20-81.244C6-1180RR1929-05-20---
    ---
    George Crowe2011-01-18-87.3021B-2B6-2212LL1923-03-22Whiteland,IN
    MLB1952-19611952-1961
    Al Grunwald2011-01-18-80.338P6-4210LL1930-02-13Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1955-19591955-1959
    Perry Currin2011-01-17-82.111SS6-0175LR1928-09-27Washington,DC
    MLB1947-19471947-1947
    Carroll Beringer2011-01-17-82.155COACH6-0180RR1928-08-14bellwood,NE
    ---
    Roy Hartsfield2011-01-15Liver cancer85.0812B5-9165RR1925-10-25Chattahoochee,GA
    MLB1950-19521950-1952
    Robert Kenny2011-01-14-63.032P6-4185RR1947-12-13Auburn,NY
    1967- 18- 354-PHI
    ---
    Eugene Zawatski2011-01-12-63.362P6-0185LL1947-01-15Boston,MA
    1968- 37- 787-NYN
    ---
    Dave Sisler2011-01-09Prostate cancer79.085P6-4200RR1931-10-16St. Louis,MO
    MLB1956-19621956-1962
    Red Borom2011-01-07-94.0682B-3B5-10175LR1916-10-30Spartanburg,SC
    MLB1944-19451944-1945
    Jose Vidal2011-01-07-70.278OF-1B6-0190RR1940-04-03Batey Lechugas,DR
    1968-  0-   0-SFN
    MLB1966-19691966-1969
    Francisco De la rosa2011-01-06-44.309P5-11185BR1966-03-03La Romana,DR
    1985-  0-   0-TOR
    MLB1991-19911985-1996
    Ryne Duren2011-01-06-81.317P6-1195RR1929-02-22Cazenovia,WI
    MLB1954-19651954-1965
    Marc Rhea2011-01-06-59.2202B-3B6-0190RR1951-05-31Bellingham,WA
    1971-  3-  71-SDN
    AAA1977-1978
    John Rice2011-01-01-92.249UMP5-10200------1918-04-27Homestead,PA
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