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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info college(s) attended
Vic Roznovsky 2022-01-18 83.091 -- c 6-1 180 L R 1938-10-19 Shiner,TX MLB 1964-1969 1964-1969
1958-   -udfa-PIT
--
Roger Samuels 2022-01-17 61.012 Cancer p 6-5 210 L L 1961-01-05 San Jose,CA MLB 1988-1989 1983-1990
1983- 10- 244-HOU
San Jose City College,Santa Clara
Ethan Blackaby 2022-01-16 81.176 -- of 5-11 190 L L 1940-07-24 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1962-1964 1962-1964
1961-   -udfa-MLN
Illinois
Gale Wade 2022-01-16 92.361 Brief illness of 6-1 185 L R 1929-01-20 Hollister,MO MLB 1955-1956 1955-1956
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--
Brian DeLunas 2022-01-16 -- Kidney disease coach -- -- -- -- 1975 -- -- -- --
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Missouri Baptist
John Mayotte 2022-01-14 79.057 -- coach -- -- -- -- 1942-11-18 Hudson Falls,NY -- -- --
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Castleton State College
Cholly Naranjo 2022-01-13 87.049 Complications due to COVID-19 p 5-11 165 L R 1934-11-25 Havana,CU MLB 1956-1956 1956-1956
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--
Les Rogers 2022-01-10 -- -- 3b 5-11 190 R R 1948 Tulsa,OK -- -- --
1970- 23- 544-LAN
Tulsa
Jean Ramirez 2022-01-10 28.258 Suicide c 6-0 210 R R 1993-04-27 Fort Worth,TX A- -- 2013-2018
2016- 28- 840-TBA
Arkansas,Illinois State,Grayson County
Jason Taylor 2022-01-08 45.178 -- p 6-5 205 R R 1976-07-14 Parkersburg,WV Rk -- 1999-1999
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WVSTU
Eddie Basinski 2022-01-08 99.065 -- ss-2b 6-1 172 R R 1922-11-04 Buffalo,NY MLB 1944-1947 1944-1947
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University at Buffalo
Don Dillard 2022-01-08 84.365 In hospice care of 6-1 200 L R 1937-01-08 Greenville,SC MLB 1959-1965 1959-1965
1955-   -udfa-CLE
--
Larry Meekins 2022-01-07 68.297 -- p -- -- -- -- 1953-03-16 Reisterstown,MD NCAA -- 1974-1975
1972-  3-  50-BOS
Louisburg College,Clemson
George Gerberman 2022-01-07 79.305 Brain cancer p 6-0 180 R R 1942-03-08 ElCampo,TX MLB 1962-1962 1962-1962
1961-   -udfa-MLN
--
Jim Corsi 2022-01-04 60.117 Liver and colon cancer p 6-1 220 R R 1961-09-09 Newton,MA MLB 1988-1999 1982-2000
1982- 25- 642-NYA
Saint Leo
Carl Linhart 2022-01-04 92.021 -- h 5-11 184 L R 1929-12-14 Zborov,CZ MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
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--
Tom Matchick 2022-01-04 78.119 -- ss-3b 6-0 175 L R 1943-09-07 Hazelton,PA MLB 1967-1972 1967-1976
1962-   -udfa-SLN
--
Larry Biittner 2022-01-02 76.159 -- of-1b 6-2 205 L L 1945-07-27 Pocohontas,IA MLB 1970-1983 1970-1983
1968- 10- 212-WS2
Buena Vista
Francis Vizcaino 2022-01-01 33.159 Murdered p 6-0 160 L L 1988-07-26 Bonao,DR Rk -- 2015-2015
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--
David Elliott 2021-12-31 56.344 -- 1b 6-4 230 L L 1965-01-21 Bexley,OH Rk -- 1987-1987
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Denison
Reggie Smith 2021-12-30 -- -- coach -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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--
Michael Moore 2021-12-29 64.215 -- p 6-3 195 R R 1957-05-28 Kansas City,MO A+ -- 1977-1978
1975-  4-  87-BOS
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Dick Lawlor 2021-12-26 89.160 -- scout -- -- -- -- 1932-07-19 Hartford,CT -- -- --
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--
Darryl Cronk 2021-12-26 46.031 -- p 6-0 185 R R 1975-11-25 West Plains,MO Indy -- 1999-1999
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Pittsburg State
Ken Ward 2021-12-26 -- Brief illness ss -- -- -- -- 1953 Bethpage,NY -- -- --
1971- 21- 489-MON
Adelphi
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info college(s) attended
Bill Moore 2021-12-24 -- Heart issue coach -- -- -- -- 1945 -- -- -- --
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--
Kimera Bartee 2021-12-21 49.153 -- cf 6-0 200 R R 1972-07-21 Omaha,NE MLB 1996-2001 1992-2004
1993- 14- 399-BAL
Creighton
Fred Andrews 2021-12-20 69.230 -- 2b 5-8 163 R R 1952-05-04 Lafayette,LA MLB 1976-1977 1976-1978
1970-  8- 178-PHI
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Pete Alborano 2021-12-19 87.277 -- coach -- -- -- -- 1934-03-17 -- -- -- --
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--
Andres Melendez 2021-12-16 20.209 -- c 5-10 150 R R 2001-05-21 Barquisimeto,VZ A -- 2018-2021
2017-   -udfa-MIL
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Gary Scavone 2021-12-15 67.148 Cancer p 6-3 180 R R 1954-07-20 Wilkes-Barre,PA -- -- --
1972-  7- 155-ATL
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Roland Hemond 2021-12-12 92.047 -- exec -- -- -- -- 1929-10-26 Central Falls,RI -- -- --
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--
Jim Fregosi 2021-12-09 57.242 Massive heart attack ss-3b 6-1 185 R R 1964-04-11 Orange,CA AA -- 1985-1989
1985-  2-  42-SLN
New Mexico
Richie Lewis 2021-12-07 55.316 -- p 5-10 175 R R 1966-01-25 Muncie,IN MLB 1992-1998 1985-2003
1987-  2-  44-MON
Florida State
Ron Blazier 2021-12-04 50.127 Unexpectedly p 6-6 215 R R 1971-07-30 Altoona,PA MLB 1996-1997 1990-1999
1989-   -udfa-PHI
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Jonathan Chretien 2021-12-04 -- -- p -- -- -- -- -- Lake Charles,LA -- -- --
2000- 36-1070-ANA
Galveston College
John Parke 2021-12-02 33.214 Cancer if 5-10 170 R R 1988-05-02 Middlefield,CT Indy -- 2010-2010
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Eastern CT State
Ben Wiltbank 2021-12-01 65.263 -- p 6-1 190 R R 1956-03-13 Lewes,DE AAA -- 1977-1982
1977- 15- 382-PIT
Baltimore City CC
Chuck Dobson 2021-11-30 77.325 -- p 6-4 200 R R 1944-01-10 Kansas City,MO MLB 1966-1975 1966-1976
1964-   -udfa-KC1
Kansas
Don Demeter 2021-11-29 86.157 -- of 6-4 190 R R 1935-06-25 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1956-1967 1956-1967
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--
LaMarr Hoyt 2021-11-29 66.332 Cancer p 6-3 244 R R 1955-01-01 Columbia,SC MLB 1979-1986 1977-1986
1973-  5- 109-NYA
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Jack Cook 2021-11-24 -- -- coach -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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--
Doug Jones 2021-11-22 64.151 Complications due to COVID-19 p 6-2 224 R R 1957-06-24 Covina,CA MLB 1982-2000 1978-2000
1978-  3-  59-MIL
Butler
Bill Virdon 2021-11-22 90.166 -- of 6-0 175 L R 1931-06-09 Hazel Park,MI MLB 1955-1968 1955-1968
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Drury
Omar Malave 2021-11-22 57.310 Suicide 3b 6-1 175 R R 1964-01-17 Cumana,VZ AAA -- 1981-1989
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--
Yogi Cox 2021-11-21 59.186 Tongue and bone cancer c 6-0 190 L R 1962-05-19 Davenport,IA Rk -- 1985-1985
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Dubuque,St. Ambrose
Ricky Nelson 2021-11-19 62.195 Complications due to COVID-19 of 6-0 200 L R 1959-05-08 Eloy,AZ MLB 1983-1986 1980-1987
1981-  4-  78-SEA
Arizona State
Dick Finn 2021-11-16 88.249 -- coach -- -- -- -- 1933-03-12 Lima,OH -- -- --
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Ohio State
Jerry Johnson 2021-11-15 77.348 Lewy body dementia and COPD p 6-3 200 R R 1943-12-03 Miami,FL MLB 1968-1977 1968-1977
1963-   -udfa-NYN
--
Julio Lugo 2021-11-15 45.365 Heart attack ss-3b 6-1 165 R R 1975-11-16 Barahona,DR MLB 2000-2011 1995-2011
1994- 43-1193-HOU
Connors State College
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info college(s) attended
Art Stewart 2021-11-11 -- -- scout -- -- -- -- -- Chicago,IL -- -- --
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--
Duane Wilson 2021-11-09 87.133 -- p 6-1 185 L L 1934-06-29 Wichita,KS MLB 1958-1958 1958-1958
1952-   -udfa-BOS
--
Pedro Feliciano 2021-11-08 45.075 -- p 5-11 165 L L 1976-08-25 Dorado,PR MLB 2002-2013 1995-2014
1995- 31- 863-LAN
--
Mickey Reeves 2021-11-06 51.346 -- p-of 6-3 200 R R 1969-11-25 Roswell,NM Rk -- 1991-1992
1991- 12- 319-CHN
Arizona State
Joseph Polese 2021-11-04 65.063 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1956-09-02 New York,NY A- -- 1977-1978
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--
John Sauer 2021-11-01 64.181 -- p -- -- -- R 1957-05-04 Kansas City,MO -- -- --
1976- 18- 410-DET
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Jerry Remy 2021-10-30 68.356 Lung cancer 2b 5-9 165 L R 1952-11-08 Fall River,MA MLB 1975-1984 1975-1984
1971-  8- 129-CAL
Roger Williams
Tim Thompson 2021-10-27 97.240 -- c 5-11 190 L R 1924-03-01 Coalport,PA MLB 1954-1958 1954-1958
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--
Glen Tuckett 2021-10-26 -- -- coach -- -- -- -- -- Murray,UT -- -- --
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Utah
Tyler Herron 2021-10-25 35.081 -- p 6-3 190 R R 1986-08-05 West Palm Beach,FL AAA -- 2005-2021
2005-  1-  46-SLN
--
Jimothy Jackson 2021-10-24 55.021 -- of 5-11 148 B R 1966-10-03 Urbana,IL A- -- 1985-1985
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--
Rudy Brown 2021-10-23 33.129 COVID-19 p 6-4 225 L L 1988-06-16 Salisbury,NC A -- 2010-2012
2010-   -udfa-KCA
North Carolina at Pembroke
Billy Moran 2021-10-21 87.328 -- 2b 5-11 185 R R 1933-11-27 Montgomery,AL MLB 1958-1965 1958-1965
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--
Martin McDermott 2021-10-18 64.027 Short illness ss-2b -- -- -- -- 1957-09-21 Boca Raton,FL -- -- --
1977-  7- 143-CHA
Palm Beach State,Mississippi
Jim Crawford 2021-10-18 -- -- scout -- -- -- -- 1938 Stonewall,ms -- -- --
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Southern Miss
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