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Listing of baseball deaths for the 2020 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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2020 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Al Kaline2020-04-06---85.108OF-DH6-2180RR1934-12-19Baltimore,MD
    MLB1953-19741953-1974
    Ryan Poe2020-04-03Staph infection42.212P6-2220RR1977-09-03Mission Viejo,CA
    1998- 21- 626-MIL
    AA1998-2002
    Ed Farmer2020-04-01---70.165P6-5210RR1949-10-18Evergreen Park,IL
    1967-  5-  91-CLE
    MLB1971-19831967-1986
    Jeff Cary2020-03-29---61.181P6-0180RR1958-09-29Pensacola,FL
    1977-  3-  76-SEA
    AA1977-1985
    Jimmy Wynn2020-03-26---78.014OF-DH5-9170RR1942-03-12Hamilton,OH
    1962-  0-   0-CIN
    MLB1963-19771962-1977
    Bob Lee2020-03-25---82.119P6-3230RR1937-11-26Ottumwa,IA
    1956-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1964-19681964-1968
    Howard McPike2020-03-23---65.223P6-3195RR1954-08-12Bowling Green,MO
    1972- 31- 687-BAL
    ---
    Mick Dwyer2020-03-22------1B6-3225RR------
    A+1977-1979
    Bob Stephenson2020-03-20---91.221SS-2B6-0165RR1928-08-11Blair,OK
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    Bob Polinsky2020-03-17---68.269P6-4202RR1951-06-21Lansford,PA
    1973-  1-  14-NYA
    AAA1977-1979
    Mike Rapacioli2020-03-16---39.181OF6-0185LL1980-09-16Salamanca,NY
    Indy2001-2004
    Hank Workman2020-03-16---94.0391B6-1185LR1926-02-05Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1950-19501950-1950
    Jeff Ditch2020-03-15---53.303COACH------------1966-05-16---
    ---
    Jarrod Patterson2020-03-11Car accident46.1853B-1B6-1195LR1973-09-07Montgomery,AL
    1993- 20- 556-NYN
    MLB2001-20031993-2006
    Ted Cox2020-03-11---65.0463B-OF6-3195RR1955-01-24Oklahoma City,OK
    1973-  1-  17-BOS
    MLB1977-19811973-1981
    Steve Peterson2020-03-11Heart attack---COACH---------------Huntsville,AL
    ---
    David Albright2020-03-07---63.085P6-0175LL1956-12-12Excelsior Springs,MO
    A+1979-1982
    Don Pavletich2020-03-05-81.235C-1B5-11209RR1938-07-13Milwaukee,WI
    MLB1957-19711957-1971
    Steve Kring2020-03-01---72.112SCOUT------------1947-11-09---
    ---
    Jared Jordan2020-03-01---32.071C6-1200LR1987-12-20Moreno Valley,CA
    Indy2009-2011
    George Yankowski2020-02-25---97.097C6-0180RR1922-11-19Cambridge,MA
    MLB1942-19491942-1949
    Joe DeLucca2020-02-24Cancer---SCOUT------------------
    ---
    Johnny Antonelli2020-02-20Cancer89.313P6-0190LL1930-04-12Rochester,NY
    MLB1948-19611948-1961
    David Skog2020-02-19---71.020P6-2180LL1949-01-29St. Louis Park,MN
    1968- 33- 735-MIN
    ---
    Tony Fernandez2020-02-15Complications from kidney disease57.229SS-3B6-2195BR1962-06-30San Pedro de Macoris,DR
    1979-  0-   0-TOR
    MLB1983-20011980-2001
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Katsuya Nomura2020-02-11---84.226COACH------------1935-06-29---
    ---
    Dick Scott2020-02-10---86.331P6-2185RL1933-03-15Portsmouth,NH
    1953-  0-   0-BRO
    MLB1963-19641963-1964
    Angel Echevarria2020-02-07---48.257OF-1B6-3226RR1971-05-25Bridgeport,CT
    1992- 17- 487-COL
    MLB1996-20021992-2006
    Michael Serviente2020-02-06---56.336P6-4210RR1963-03-07Oak Park,IL
    1983-  3-  77-MIL
    Rk1983-1984
    Gil Coan2020-02-04---97.261OF6-0180LR1922-05-18Monroe,NC
    MLB1946-19561946-1956
    Don Hasenmayer2020-01-28---92.2992B-3B5-10180RR1927-04-04Roslyn,PA
    MLB1945-19461945-1946
    Narciso Elvira2020-01-28---52.090P5-10160LL1967-10-29Veracruz,MX
    1986-  0-   0-MIL
    MLB1990-19901987-2006
    Ramon Aviles2020-01-27---68.0052B-SS5-9155RR1952-01-22Manati,PR
    1969-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1977-19811970-1983
    Jay Hankins2020-01-21---84.074OF5-7170LR1935-11-07St. Louis,MO
    1957-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1961-19631961-1963
    Danny Talbott2020-01-19Complications from cancer75.0781B-OF6-0180RR1944-11-01Rocky Mount,NC
    1967-  3-  41-BAL
    NCAA1967-1967
    Jay Semke2020-01-19---53.024OF6-2185LR1966-12-25Cambridge,OH
    1985- 33- 798-CLE
    Rk1989-1989
    David Smith2020-01-14-73.056P6-3195RR1946-11-18Schaghticoke,NY
    1966- 32- 623-CHA
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    Fausto Segura2020-01-12Motorcycle accident23.079P6-3191RR1996-10-24Barahona,DR
    A-2017-2019
    Ed Sprague2020-01-10-74.115P6-4195RR1945-09-16Boston,MA
    1966-  0-   0-SLN
    MLB1968-19761966-1976
    Hal Smith2020-01-09-89.032C-3B6-0195RR1930-12-07West Frankfort,IL
    MLB1955-19641955-1964
    Shea Harris2020-01-06-35.130C5-11190RR1984-08-28Houston,TX
    Indy2003-2014
    Bill Dunn2020-01-04-47.2842B5-11180RR1972-03-25Baltimore,MD
    1993- 15- 413-KCA
    A-1993-1998
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