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Listing of baseball deaths for the 2012 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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2012 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Eric Zaziski2012-12-30-25.358OF-1B6-2225RR1987-01-06Randolph,NJ
    NCAA2007-2008
    Bill Pinkham2012-12-26-60.028C6-1195RR1952-11-28Richmond,IN
    1970-  4-  88-CIN
    ---
    Ryan Freel2012-12-22Suicide - Gun36.2882B-OF5-10185RR1976-03-08Jacksonville,FL
    1995- 10- 272-TOR
    MLB2001-20091995-2010
    Gary Johnson2012-12-22-73.004SCOUT6-1180LL1939-12-18Youngstown,OH
    ---
    Boyd Bartley2012-12-21-92.314SS5-8165RR1920-02-11Chicago,IL
    MLB1943-19431943-1943
    George O'Donnell2012-12-19-83.206P6-3175RR1929-05-27Winchester,IL
    MLB1954-19541954-1954
    Kevin Zaug2012-12-18-34.003P6-3190RR1978-12-15Bronx,NY
    1997- 44-1304-NYN
    Rk2000-2000
    Frank Pastore2012-12-17Complications from motorcycle accident55.118P6-2205RR1957-08-21Alhambra,CA
    1975-  2-  46-CIN
    MLB1979-19861975-1987
    Yerinson Tatis2012-12-17Shot18.350P6-4177RR1994-01-01Santiago,DR
    Rk2011-2012
    Greg Beucher2012-12-15Car accident48.237SS6-2175RR1964-04-22Connellsville,PA
    1982- 22- 569-BAL
    Rk1982-1983
    Richard Felt2012-12-15----P6-2185LL------
    1980-  2-  34-LAN
    AAA1980-1985
    P.J. Carey2012-12-07Cancer59.033C6-1193RR1953-11-04Scranton,PA
    ---
    Tom Pratt2012-12-04Cancer62.107P6-0185LL1950-08-19Oceanside,CA
    1969- 11- 169-KCA
    ---
    Bubba Dunn2012-12-01Heart attack43.061P6-0175RR1969-10-01Gallatin,TN
    1989-  6- 153-KCA
    A+1989-1991
    Rogelio Alvarez2012-11-30-74.2261B5-11183RR1938-04-18Pinar del Rio,CU
    1956-  0-   0-CIN
    MLB1960-19621960-1962
    Mike Kume2012-11-26-86.191P6-1195RR1926-05-19Premier,WV
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    Jimmy Stewart2012-11-24-73.166OF-2B6-0165BR1939-06-11Opelika,AL
    1961-  0-   0-CHN
    MLB1963-19731961-1973
    Chuck Diering2012-11-23-89.291OF-3B5-10165RR1923-02-05St. Louis,MO
    MLB1947-19561947-1956
    Hal Trosky2012-11-23-76.055P6-3205RR1936-09-29Cleveland,OH
    1954-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1958-19581958-1958
    Ken Rowe2012-11-22-78.326P6-2185RR1933-12-31Ferndale,MI
    1953-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1963-19651963-1965
    Freddy Schmidt2012-11-17-96.281P6-1185RR1916-02-09Hartford,CT
    MLB1944-19471944-1947
    Gail Harris2012-11-14-81.0301B6-0195LL1931-10-15Abingdon,VA
    MLB1955-19601955-1960
    Lee MacPhail2012-11-08-95.014EXEC------------1917-10-25Nashville,TN
    ---
    Johnson Wood2012-11-04-51.337P-1B5-10175RR1960-12-02Olympia,WA
    1980- 14- 363-MIL
    AA1980-1984
    Paul Keyes2012-11-03Cancer---COACH------------------
    ---
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Joe Ginsberg2012-11-02-86.022C5-11180LR1926-10-11New York,NY
    MLB1948-19621948-1962
    Pascual Perez2012-11-01Murdered55.168P6-2162RR1957-05-17San Cristobal,DR
    1976-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1980-19911976-1991
    John Hessler2012-10-31-55.150P6-3200BR1957-06-03Kansas City,MO
    1978-  3-  63-HOU
    AA1978-1981
    James Farrar2012-10-30----SCOUT------------------
    ---
    Raymundo Torres2012-10-27-54.198OF5-10170RR1958-04-12---
    AAA1979-1982
    Les Mueller2012-10-25-93.235P6-3190RR1919-03-04Belleville,IL
    MLB1941-19451941-1945
    Dave May2012-10-20Diabetes68.302OF-DH5-10186LR1943-12-23New Castle,DE
    1961-  0-   0-SFN
    MLB1967-19781962-1978
    Eddie Yost2012-10-17-86.0043B-OF5-10170RR1926-10-13Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1944-19621944-1962
    Mark Frederickson2012-10-17-55.253OF-3B6-4195RR1957-02-06Flint,MI
    A+1979-1979
    Jim Kremmel2012-10-12-64.226P6-0175LL1948-02-28Belleville,IL
    1971-  1-   8-WS2
    MLB1973-19741973-1974
    Champ Summers2012-10-11Kidney cancer66.118OF-DH6-2205LR1946-06-15Bremerton,WA
    1971-  0-   0-OAK
    MLB1974-19841972-1984
    Roberto Rodriguez2012-09-23-70.298P6-3185RR1941-11-29Caracas,VZ
    1963-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1967-19701967-1970
    Tom Umphlett2012-09-21-82.132OF6-2180RR1930-05-12Scotland Neck,NC
    MLB1953-19551953-1955
    Kevin Jones2012-09-20-44.1813B-P6-1190RR1968-03-23Tulsa,OK
    A1989-1991
    Jack Kralick2012-09-18Stroke77.109P6-2180LL1935-06-01Youngstown,OH
    1955-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1959-19671959-1967
    Eddie Mickelsen2012-09-17-54.308SS6-2185LR1957-11-13Salina,UT
    1977-  2-  49-NYA
    A-1977-1977
    Jack Pierce2012-09-13Heart attack64.1031B-3B6-0210LR1948-06-02Laurel,MS
    1970-  2-  46-ATL
    MLB1973-19751973-1979
    Martin Hernandez2012-09-12-47.225P6-2175RR1965-01-30La Tuna,MX
    AAA1986-2003
    Bruce Von Hoff2012-09-11-68.299P6-0187RR1943-11-17Oakland,CA
    1964-  0-   0-SFN
    MLB1965-19671965-1967
    Tom Saffell2012-09-10Pneumonia91.046OF5-11170LR1921-07-26Etowah,TN
    MLB1949-19551949-1955
    Bob Hale2012-09-08-78.3051B5-10195LL1933-11-07Sarasota,FL
    MLB1955-19611955-1961
    Kent Gerst2012-09-08Possible fall24.215OF-CF5-10170LR1988-02-06O'Fallon,MO
    2006-  8- 255-CHA
    AAA2006-2011
    Bob DiPietro2012-09-03-85.002OF5-11185RR1927-09-01San Francisco,CA
    MLB1951-19511951-1951
    Ricky Holoubek2012-09-01----SS------RR---Los Angeles,CA
    1973-  5-  96-BAL
    ---
    Les Moss2012-08-29-87.107C5-11205RR1925-05-14Tulsa,OK
    MLB1946-19581946-1958
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ronald Butterfield2012-08-26-63.153P6-1175LL1949-03-26Murray,UT
    1967- 17- 331-CLE
    ---
    Bob Myrick2012-08-23-59.326P6-1195RL1952-10-01Hattiesburg,MS
    1974- 20- 461-NYN
    MLB1976-19781976-1981
    Johnny Pesky2012-08-13Natural causes92.321SS-3B5-9168LR1919-09-27Portland,OR
    MLB1942-19541942-1954
    Dave Arrington2012-08-12-64.200P-OF6-0195RR1948-01-24Richmond,CA
    1966- 11- 215-PIT
    ---
    Don Erickson2012-08-01-80.231P6-0175RR1931-12-13Springfield,IL
    1950-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1958-19581958-1958
    Joe Walsh2012-07-31----COACH------------------
    ---
    Ed Stevens2012-07-22-87.1911B6-1190LL1925-01-12Galveston,TX
    MLB1945-19501945-1950
    Art Ceccarelli2012-07-11-82.100P6-0190RL1930-04-02New Haven,CT
    MLB1955-19601955-1960
    Chick King2012-07-09-81.241OF6-2190RR1930-11-10Paris,TN
    MLB1954-19591954-1959
    Mike Amrhein2012-07-05-37.021C-1B6-2215RR1975-06-14Oak Park,IL
    1997- 10- 304-CHN
    AAA1995-2002
    Ed Stroud2012-07-02-72.245OF5-11180LR1939-10-31Lapine,AL
    1963-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1966-19711966-1971
    Mike Hershberger2012-07-01Brief illness72.265OF5-10175RR1939-10-09Massillon,OH
    1959-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1961-19711961-1971
    Paul Bargas2012-06-26Brain cancer23.256P6-1200LL1988-10-13Riverside,CA
    2009- 13- 391-COL
    A2007-2010
    Darrel Akerfelds2012-06-24Pancreatic cancer50.012P6-2210RR1962-06-12Denver,CO
    1983-  1-   7-SEA
    MLB1986-19911983-1995
    Robert Stratton2012-06-15-59.299P6-3180RR1952-08-20Los Angeles,CA
    1970-  3-  55-HOU
    ---
    Al Brancato2012-06-14-93.016SS-3B5-9188RR1919-05-29Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1939-19451939-1945
    Dave Boswell2012-06-12Heart attack67.143P6-3185RR1945-01-20Baltimore,MD
    1963-  0-   0-MIN
    MLB1964-19711964-1971
    Hawk Taylor2012-06-09-73.067C-OF6-2190RR1939-04-03Metropolis,IL
    MLB1957-19701957-1970
    Hal Keller2012-06-05-84.333C6-1200LR1927-07-07Middletown,MD
    MLB1949-19521949-1952
    Pedro Borbon2012-06-04Cancer65.184P6-2185RR1946-12-02Valverde Mao,DR
    1964-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1969-19801966-1980
    Richard Koslick2012-06-03----SS6-0180RR---Pittston,PA
    1968- 27- 601-NYA
    ---
    Harry Parker2012-05-29---64.257P6-3190RR1947-09-14Highland,IL
    1965-  4-  73-SLN
    MLB1970-19761965-1976
    Van Smith2012-05-24----SCOUT------------------
    ---
    Kevin Hickey2012-05-16-56.081P6-1200LL1956-02-25Chicago,IL
    1977-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1981-19911978-1991
    Thad Tillotson2012-05-16-71.147P6-2195RR1940-12-20Merced,CA
    1960-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1967-19681967-1968
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bob Danaher2012-05-13-63.056P------------1949-03-18Burlington,VT
    1968-  9- 145-NYN
    NCAA1970-1970
    Frank Wills2012-05-11-53.197P6-2220RR1958-10-26New Orleans,LA
    1980-  1-  16-KCA
    MLB1983-19911978-1991
    Jim Eriotes2012-05-06-88.341H------------1923-05-30Bridgeport,CT
    Indy2006-2006
    Don Leshnock2012-05-05-65.161P6-3195RL1946-11-25Youngstown,OH
    1968- 23- 527-DET
    MLB1972-19721969-1972
    Michael Walter2012-05-02-37.191P6-1190RR1974-10-23San Diego,CA
    1993- 25- 700-HOU
    AA1993-2000
    Edward Munoz2012-04-29-61.230OF-SS5-8150RR1950-09-11Corpus Christi,TX
    1971-  2-  44-CIN
    ---
    Bill Skowron2012-04-27Congestive heart failure81.1301B-3B5-11195RR1930-12-18Chicago,IL
    MLB1954-19671954-1967
    Fred Bradley2012-04-24-89.267P6-1180RR1922-07-31Parsons,KS
    MLB1948-19491948-1949
    Larry Chase2012-04-23-66.076SCOUT------------1946-02-06Hot Springs,AR
    ---
    John O'Neil2012-04-19-92.000SS5-9155RR1920-04-19Shelbiana,KY
    MLB1946-19461946-1946
    Doug Duncan2012-04-19-63.155P6-0190RR1948-11-15Spokane,WA
    1968-  9- 123-NYA
    ---
    Stan Johnson2012-04-17-75.064OF5-10180LL1937-02-12Dallas,TX
    1957-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1960-19611960-1961
    Ron Plaza2012-04-15-77.234IF5-11175LR1934-08-24Clifton,NJ
    ---
    Peter Maropis2012-04-14-57.288SS5-11180RR1954-06-30Pittsburgh,PA
    1975- 15- 347-CHA
    AA1977-1977
    Andy Replogle2012-04-10-58.185P6-5205RR1953-10-07South Bend,IN
    1975-  9- 208-SLN
    MLB1978-19791973-1981
    Al Veigel2012-04-08-95.068P6-1180RR1917-01-30Dover,OH
    MLB1939-19391939-1939
    Graciano Ravelo2012-04-08----SCOUT------------------
    ---
    John Davsko2012-04-06-64.222P6-1183RR1947-08-28Springfield,IL
    1968- 29- 660-SLN
    ---
    Allie Clark2012-04-02-88.291OF-3B5-11185RR1923-06-16South Amboy,NJ
    MLB1947-19531947-1953
    Jerry Lynch2012-03-31-81.257OF-C6-1189LR1930-07-17Bay City,MI
    MLB1954-19661954-1966
    Ray Narleski2012-03-29-83.124P6-1175RR1928-11-25Camden,NJ
    MLB1954-19591954-1959
    Dennis Bennett2012-03-23-72.169P6-5205LL1939-10-05Oakland,CA
    1958-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1962-19681962-1968
    Steve Marquardt2012-03-22-58.196P6-4190RL1953-09-07Peoria,IL
    1971-  5- 119-MIN
    ---
    Dave Philley2012-03-15-91.303OF-1B6-0188BR1920-05-16Paris,TX
    MLB1941-19621941-1962
    Hub Andrews2012-03-11-89.192P6-0170RR1922-08-31Burbank,OK
    MLB1947-19481947-1948
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Harry Wendelstedt2012-03-09Brain cancer73.225UMP6-2240------1938-07-27Baltimore,MD
    ---
    Don Mincher2012-03-04-73.2531B-OF6-3213LR1938-06-24Huntsville,AL
    1956-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1960-19721956-1972
    Lloyd Hittle2012-03-03-88.010P5-10164RL1924-02-21Lodi,CA
    MLB1949-19501949-1950
    Jim Obradovich2012-03-03-62.1711B6-2200LL1949-09-13Fort Campbell,KY
    1967- 24- 472-MIN
    MLB1978-19781977-1979
    Frank Mattox2012-02-26-49.2402B-SS5-8158BR1962-06-30Peoria,AZ
    1984-  8- 202-MIL
    AAA1984-1990
    Jim Mallon2012-02-26----COACH------------------
    NCAA1981-1981
    Terry Mathews2012-02-24Heart attack47.141P-1B6-2225LR1964-10-05Alexandria,LA
    1987-  5- 129-TEX
    MLB1991-19991987-2000
    Jay Ward2012-02-24-73.1672B-3B6-1185RR1938-09-09Brookfield,MO
    1956-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1963-19701963-1970
    David Bigham2012-02-22Heart attack41.154P5-11190LL1970-09-20Mankato,MN
    1989- 39-1023-MIN
    A+1989-1996
    Dick Smith2012-02-19-72.277OF-1B6-2205RR1939-05-17Lebanon,OR
    1957-  0-   0-BRO
    MLB1963-19651963-1965
    Americo Loera2012-02-17-43.235P------------1968-06-26Monterrey,MX
    1988- 45-1146-TEX
    ---
    Gary Carter2012-02-16Brain tumor57.313C-OF6-2215RR1954-04-08Culver City,CA
    1972-  3-  53-MON
    MLB1974-19921972-1992
    Danny Clyburn2012-02-07Murdered by gunshot37.306OF-LF6-0220RR1974-04-06Lancaster,SC
    1992-  2-  47-PIT
    MLB1997-19991992-2004
    Bud Byerly2012-01-26---91.091P6-2185RR1920-10-26Webster Groves,MO
    MLB1943-19601943-1960
    Larry Green2012-01-20-56.063P6-2180RR1955-11-17Cushing,OK
    A+1977-1977
    Marty Springstead2012-01-17Heart attack74.191UMP6-0180------1937-07-09Nyack,NY
    ---
    Phil Rose2012-01-14-64.052C6-2220RR1947-11-22Houston,TX
    1969- 37- 836-CAL
    ---
    Al Kenders2012-01-06---74.276C6-0185RR1937-04-04Barrington,NJ
    1956-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1961-19611961-1961
    118 record(s)
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