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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*
    Miguel GonzalezPRkBani,Dominican Republic1995-09-292017-09-1821.3552015-2016-
    Dave Hilton3B-2BMLBUvalde,Texas1950-09-152017-09-1767.0021971-19811972-1975
    Elby BushongC-1B-1944--2017-09-11---
    Mel DidierSCOUT-1927-06-152017-09-1190.088--
    Gene MichaelSSMLBKent,Ohio1938-06-022017-09-0779.0971959-19751966-1975
    Tom WrightOFMLBShelby,North Carolina1923-09-222017-09-0593.3491948-19561948-1956
    Don GrossPMLBWeidman,Michigan1931-06-302017-08-1086.0411955-19601955-1960
    Ken KaiserUMPRochester,New York1945-07-262017-08-0872.013--
    Don BaylorOFMLBAustin,Texas1949-06-282017-08-0768.0401967-19881970-1988
    Darren DaultonCMLBArkansas City,Kansas1962-01-032017-08-0655.2151980-19971983-1997
    David SparksSS-1951--2017-08-06---
    Jim HarrelsonPA-Modesto,California1978-11-172017-08-0638.2621998-2000-
    Luke OglesbyOF-2BA+Fort Collins,Colorado1971-06-272017-08-0446.0381993-1998-
    Lee May1BMLBBirmingham,Alabama1943-03-232017-07-2974.1281961-19821965-1982
    John RheineckerPMLBBelleville,Illinois1979-05-292017-07-1838.0501998-20082006-2007
    Matt DavisPInd-1977-07-202017-07-1839.3632000-2000-
    Guy EargleOFGreenville,South Carolina1948-08-052017-07-1768.346--
    Chuck TatePA+Bartlesville,Oklahoma1964-07-082017-07-1653.0081986-1987-
    Steve TomasettiC-OFNorth Quincy,Massachusetts1952-01-012017-07-1565.196--
    Stephen VerigoodPA-Columbia,South Carolina1976-04-132017-07-1441.0921997-1998-
    Scott JefferyPAAHornell,New York1966-02-062017-07-0751.1511987-1993-
    Gene ConleyPMLBMuskogee,Oklahoma1930-11-102017-07-0486.2361952-19631952-1963
    Ken ForsythPRkDallas,Georgia1957-02-282017-07-0360.1251978-1978-
    Bob PerryOFMLBNew Bern,North Carolina1934-09-142017-07-0282.2911963-19641963-1964
    Andrew LefaveOFAAAnacortes,Washington1984-04-262017-06-2933.0642006-2008-
    Jason GreenPPinole,California1973-11-152017-06-2943.226--
    Roger DirkesSS-1953--2017-06-29---
    Rich CaroneC-OFA+Cary,Illinois1971-01-172017-06-2946.1631990-1996-
    Anthony YoungPMLBHouston,Texas1966-01-192017-06-2751.1591987-19981991-1996
    Paul StarmanP-1947--2017-06-23---
    John HagemannSCOUT-1936--2017-06-17---
    Daniel FordOFHamden,Connecticut1948-02-152017-06-0869.114--
    Jim PiersallOFMLBWaterbury,Connecticut1929-11-142017-06-0387.2011950-19671950-1967
    Herman StarrettePMLBStatesville,North Carolina1938-11-202017-06-0278.1941963-19651963-1965
    Gabby TorresCAAAAcarigua,Venezuela1978-03-222017-06-0139.0711996-2005-
    Mitch StachowskyCAAAPocatello,Idaho1984-10-022017-05-2732.2372004-2006-
    Jim BunningPMLBSouthgate,Kentucky1931-10-232017-05-2685.2161955-19711955-1971
    Charlie EngelPASt. Louis Park,Minnesota1955-09-262017-05-2061.2371978-1979-
    Ed MierkowiczOFMLBWyandotte,Michigan1924-03-062017-05-1993.0741945-19501945-1950
    Steve WaterburyPMLBCarbondale,Illinois1952-04-062017-05-1965.0431976-19781976-1976
    David KlendaPNCAAHillsboro,Kansas1950-10-232017-05-1866.2071970-1973-
    Bob KuzavaPMLBWyandotte,Michigan1923-05-282017-05-1593.3531946-19571946-1957
    Steve PalermoUMPWorcester,Massachusetts1949-10-092017-05-1467.217--
    Jeff Kalish3BNCAANew Milford,New Jersey1949-07-052017-05-1067.3091970-1971-
    Paul BarettaSSBerlin,Connecticut1947-08-042017-05-0869.278--
    Richard AndersonPTrumbull,Connecticut1950-07-142017-05-0766.297--
    Casey Thomas2BRkKansas City,Missouri1993-03-162017-05-0224.0472015-2016-
    Dewey ForryOFAAASan Rafael,California1952-05-262017-05-0164.3401977-1977-
    Sam MeleOFMLBAstoria,New York1923-01-212017-05-0194.1001947-19561947-1956
    Henry Sanchez1B ASan Diego,California1986-11-292017-04-3030.1522005-2009-


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