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Listing of baseball deaths for the 2021 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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2021 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Bryk2021-04-06---70.078P6-1190RR1951-01-18Chicago,IL
    1969- 32- 737-WS2
    ---
    Ronald Sissel2021-04-03Cancer57.075P6-3215RR1964-01-18Onalaska,WI
    Rk1986-1986
    Ken Reitz2021-03-31---69.2803B-1B6-0185RR1951-06-24San Francisco,CA
    1969- 31- 732-SLN
    MLB1972-19821972-1987
    Chuck Schilling2021-03-30---83.1562B5-11170RR1937-10-25Brooklyn,NY
    1958-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1961-19651961-1965
    Mike Bell2021-03-26Cancer46.1093B-2B6-2190RR1974-12-07Cincinnati,OH
    1993-  1-  30-TEX
    MLB2000-20001993-2005
    Randy Tate2021-03-25---68.153P6-3190RR1952-10-23Florence,AL
    1972-  5-  99-NYN
    MLB1975-19751975-1978
    Joe Cunningham2021-03-25---89.2101B-OF6-1190LL1931-08-27Paterson,NJ
    MLB1954-19661954-1966
    Bobby Brown2021-03-25---96.1503B-SS6-1180LR1924-10-25Seattle,WA
    MLB1946-19541946-1954
    Steven Taylor2021-03-23------IF6-0165RR---Atlanta,GA
    NCAA2015-2018
    Ed Armbrister2021-03-17---72.256OF5-11160RR1948-07-04Nassau,BM
    1967-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB1973-19771973-1978
    Frankie De la cruz2021-03-14---37.001P5-11160RR1984-03-12Santo Domingo,DR
    2001-  0-   0-DET
    MLB2007-20112002-2019
    Coot Veal2021-03-14---88.248SS-3B6-1165RR1932-07-09Sandersville,GA
    1952-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1958-19631958-1963
    Douglas Blake2021-03-12---70.267OF------------1950-06-18---
    1968- 58- 900-LAN
    ---
    Jim Snyder2021-03-09---88.2062B-1B6-1185RR1932-08-15Dearborn,MI
    1952-  0-   0-SLA
    MLB1961-19641961-1964
    Rheal Cormier2021-03-08Cancer53.319P5-10187LL1967-04-23Moncton,NB
    1988-  6- 158-SLN
    MLB1991-20071989-2007
    Norm Sherry2021-03-08---89.235C5-11181RR1931-07-16New York,NY
    1950-  0-   0-BRO
    MLB1959-19631959-1963
    Jeff Goldbach2021-03-07Murdered41.077C-1B6-0190RR1979-12-20Evansville,IN
    1998-  2-  62-CHN
    AA1998-2006
    Don Gile2021-03-05Natural causes85.3201B-C6-6220RR1935-04-19Modesto,CA
    1955-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1959-19621959-1962
    Tim Brill2021-03-04---65.289C6-1195RR1955-05-19Temple,PA
    1977- 21- 525-CLE
    AA1977-1979
    Joe Altobelli2021-03-03Natural causes88.2801B-OF6-0185LL1932-05-26Detroit,MI
    MLB1955-19611955-1961
    Joe Sawchuk2021-02-27---82.326UMP5-8196------1938-04-07Toronto,ON
    ---
    Al Naples2021-02-26---93.181SS5-9168RR1927-08-29St. George,NY
    MLB1949-19491949-1949
    Byrd Ritter2021-02-24-73.013P------------1948-02-11---
    1967-  1-  15-PIT
    ---
    Rick Atkinson2021-02-23Cancer73.1282B-3B5-11195RR1947-10-18---
    1969- 31- 725-ATL
    ---
    Stan Williams2021-02-20Related to cardio-pulmonary illness84.158P6-5230RR1936-09-14Enfield,NH
    MLB1958-19721958-1972
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Mike Hurst2021-02-19---68.031COACH------------1953-01-19---
    ---
    Juan Pizarro2021-02-18Cancer84.010P5-11190LL1937-02-07Santurce,PR
    MLB1957-19741957-1974
    Jim Bratsen2021-02-18-68.0511B6-1205LL1952-12-28Bryan,TX
    A+1974-1978
    Angel Mangual2021-02-16-73.334OF-DH5-10180RR1947-03-19Juana Diaz,PR
    1966-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1969-19761969-1976
    Lew Krausse2021-02-16Cancer77.297P6-0167RR1943-04-25Media,PA
    1961-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1961-19741961-1974
    Wynn Hawkins2021-02-11-84.356P6-3195RR1936-02-20East Palestine,OH
    1955-  0-   0-CLE
    MLB1960-19621960-1962
    Billy Conigliaro2021-02-10-73.179OF6-0190RR1947-08-15Revere,MA
    1965-  1-   5-BOS
    MLB1969-19731969-1973
    Stan Palys2021-02-08---90.283OF-1B6-2190RR1930-05-01Blakely,PA
    MLB1953-19561953-1956
    Anthony Thompson2021-02-08---52.215OF6-0217RR1968-07-08Selma,AL
    1987- 16- 398-PIT
    Rk1987-1987
    Dean Hummel2021-02-04Pancreatic cancer60.285P6-3190LL1960-04-24Eugene,OR
    1982- 30- 747-SFN
    AAA1981-1986
    Hy Cohen2021-02-04-90.006P6-5220RR1931-01-29Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    Willard Hunter2021-02-03---85.332P6-2180RL1935-03-08Newark,NJ
    1955-  0-   0-BRO
    MLB1962-19641962-1964
    Wayne Terwilliger2021-02-03Dementia + Bladder Cancer95.2212B-3B5-11170RR1925-06-27Clare,MI
    MLB1949-19601949-1960
    Flavio Alfaro2021-01-27Pancreatic cancer59.0932B-SS5-10165RR1961-10-26San Fernando,CA
    1984-  4-  99-ATL
    A+1985-1985
    Ron Johnson2021-01-26-64.3091B-2B6-3215RR1956-03-23Long Beach,CA
    1978- 24- 595-KCA
    MLB1982-19841978-1985
    Tim Wallace2021-01-26Heart attack57.300SS-2B5-10200RR1963-04-01Richmond,CA
    1985- 32- 792-CHN
    AA1985-1998
    Dick Smith2021-01-25-93.1883B-SS5-8160RR1927-07-21Blandburg,PA
    MLB1951-19551951-1955
    Larry Hammer2021-01-24------P---------------Chicago,IL
    1970-  6- 130-CIN
    ---
    Paul Foytack2021-01-23-90.068P5-11180RR1930-11-16Scranton,PA
    MLB1953-19641953-1964
    Hank Aaron2021-01-22Natural causes86.351OF-1B6-0180RR1934-02-05Mobile,AL
    1952-  0-   0-BSN
    MLB1954-19761954-1976
    Mike Sadek2021-01-20Short illness74.235C-OF5-9165RR1946-05-30Minneapolis,MN
    1967-  5-  83-MIN
    MLB1973-19811973-1981
    Don Sutton2021-01-19Cancer75.292P6-1185RR1945-04-02Clio,AL
    1964-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1966-19881966-1988
    Bart Bell2021-01-16---73.2032B5-10160RR1947-06-27Albuquerque,NM
    1967- 68- 960-LAN
    ---
    Ron Samford2021-01-14-90.320SS-2B5-11156RR1930-02-28Dallas,TX
    MLB1954-19591954-1959
    John LaRose2021-01-14---69.081P6-1185LL1951-10-25Pawtucket,RI
    1970-  1-  14-BOS
    MLB1978-19781976-1980
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ben Hines2021-01-13-85.067C5-11230RR1935-11-07Yeager,OK
    ---
    Raymond Allen2021-01-12Rare cancer73.338P6-1185RR1947-02-08Inglewood,CA
    1966- 26- 511-ATL
    ---
    Ben Jordan2021-01-11------P6-9250RR---Ashland,KY
    NCAA2019-2019
    Pedro Gonzalez2021-01-10---83.0292B-1B6-0176RR1937-12-12San Pedro de Macoris,DR
    1958-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1963-19671963-1967
    Terry Greene2021-01-08---70.292IF6-3185LR1950-03-22Springfield,MO
    1968- 30- 681-DET
    ---
    Tom Lasorda2021-01-07---93.107P5-10175LL1927-09-22Norristown,PA
    MLB1954-19561954-1956
    Rich Alday2021-01-06After prostate surgery---COACH---------------Tucson,AZ
    ---
    Don Leppert2021-01-05-90.0462B5-8175LR1930-11-20Memphis,TN
    MLB1955-19551955-1955
    John Parker2021-01-04---73.238P6-5195RR1947-05-11Mocksville,NC
    1965-  4-  65-PHI
    ---
    Tom Acker2021-01-04-90.303P6-4215RR1930-03-07Paterson,NJ
    MLB1956-19591956-1959
    60 record(s)
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