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Deaths in Baseball

+ Recent deaths
  • This list of deaths are for baseball people who were included in the TBC database based on Player Inclusion Rules.
  • The MLB deaths will be close to complete but may not be updated immediately after news of death is released. The non-MLB deaths are updated as information is received from various sources.
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    Recently recorded Deaths

    Person NamePositionHigh LevelBirth PlaceBorn DateDeath DateAgeYears PlayedMLB Years*
    Robert GraczykPChicago,Illinois1949-04-302015-08-1966.111--
    Doc DaughertyHMLBParis,Pennsylvania1927-10-122015-08-1587.3081951-19511951-1951
    Bud ThomasSSMLBSedalia,Missouri1929-03-102015-08-1586.1581951-19511951-1951
    William Kollman3BTwinsburg,Ohio1948--2015-08-03---
    Ray ShepherdOFA+Lizella,Georgia1962-01-012015-08-0353.2141989-1989-
    Jack SpringPMLBSpokane,Washington1933-03-112015-08-0282.1441955-19651955-1965
    Hank IzquierdoCMLBMatanza,Cuba1931-03-202015-08-0184.1341967-19671967-1967
    Buzz BowersSCOUTWayland,Massachusetts1921--2015-07-31---
    Billy PiercePMLBDetroit,Michigan1927-04-022015-07-3188.1201945-19641945-1964
    Greg LaFeverPAAKansas City,Kansas1963-08-072015-07-2051.3481982-1988-
    Rugger ArdizoiaPMLBOleggio,Italy1919-11-202015-07-1995.2421947-19471947-1947
    James MimsCRKHartsville,South Carolina1960-01-282015-07-1955.1731982-1982-
    Thomas PokorskiPA+Covina,California1953-12-302015-07-1861.2001978-1978-
    Buddy LivelyPMLBBirmingham,Alabama1925-02-142015-07-1290.1481947-19491947-1949
    Ken StablerPFoley,Alabama1945-12-252015-07-0869.195--
    Bryon Horn2BA+-1959-03-282015-07-0856.1021980-1981-
    Joseph JohnsonPACharleston,South Carolina1984-08-102015-07-0730.3312006-2007-
    Ken KnutsonCOACHSisseton,South Dakota1940--2015-06-26---
    Kal Segrist2B-3BMLBGreenville,Texas1931-04-142015-06-2684.0731952-19551952-1955
    Darryl HamiltonCF-RFMLBBaton Rouge,Louisiana1964-12-032015-06-2250.2011986-20011988-2001
    Len MatarazzoPMLBNew Castle,Pennsylvania1928-09-122015-06-1986.2801952-19521952-1952
    Luis Lagunas2BWinkelman,Arizona1943-09-122015-06-1571.277--
    Phillip SmithPGainesville,Florida1959--2015-06-15---
    Gene LanthornPAA-1950-12-302015-06-1364.1651977-1977-
    Andres MoraOFMLBRio Bravo,Mexico1955-05-252015-06-1260.0181971-19801976-1980
    Larry EschenSSMLBSuffern,New York1920-09-222015-06-0994.2601942-19421942-1942
    Keith MayhewPA-Farmville,Virginia1971-10-212015-06-0743.2301995-1996-
    Douglas EllisPA-1964-08-072015-06-0650.3031986-1988-
    Dave GeevePAAANiles,Illinois1969-10-192015-06-0445.2281988-1996-
    Vic TravisUMP-2015-05-30---
    Lennie MerulloSSMLBBoston,Massachusetts1917-05-052015-05-3098.0251941-19471941-1947
    Skeeter Kell2BMLBSwifton,Arkansas1929-10-112015-05-2885.2291952-19521952-1952
    Joe BlakeP-1949-09-232015-05-2565.244--
    Ulises GutierrezPAAANayrit,Mexico1991-05-032015-05-2424.0212010-2014-
    Robert LavenderOFA+Lawton,Oklahoma1964-08-232015-05-2450.2741986-1989-
    Kevin HuntOFFramingham,Massachusetts1948-11-292015-05-2266.174--
    Fred GladdingPMLBFlat Rock,Michigan1936-06-282015-05-2178.3271956-19731961-1973
    Brian WoodworthPA+Bangor,Maine1956-01-302015-05-1959.1101979-1980-
    Earl AverillC-OFMLBCleveland,Ohio1931-09-092015-05-1383.2471956-19631956-1963
    Gary McGhee2BKnoxville,Tennessee1949-03-072015-05-1366.067--
    Darrell RodgersPAALawton,Oklahoma1962-10-062015-05-1252.2181982-1990-
    Mark BrownPGloucester,Massachusetts1953-08-072015-05-1061.276--
    Mike ParkerOFA+Toledo,Ohio1956--2015-04-28-1977-1979-
    Robert Jackson3BA-Galesburg,Illinois1967-09-092015-04-2747.2311985-1986-
    Randy MohlerSS-1947-12-082015-04-2767.141--
    Bill ValentineUMPLittle Rock,Arkansas1932-11-212015-04-2682.156--
    Jim FanningCMLBChicago,Illinois1927-09-142015-04-2587.2241954-19571954-1957
    Greg HenardSS-3BTulare,California1949--2015-04-22---
    Calvin KingSSA+-1952--2015-04-10-1977-1978-
    Bobby MoorePMLBSweetwater,Louisiana1958-11-082015-04-1056.1531976-19951985-1985


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