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1940 MLB Season

1940 MLB Season

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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Bill Abstein 1940-04-08 57.065 -- 1b 6-0 185 R R 1883-02-02 St. Louis,MO MLB 1906-1910 1906-1910
Bert Adams 1940-06-24 49.003 -- c 6-1 185 B R 1891-06-21 Wharton,TX MLB 1910-1919 1910-1919
Wally Andrews 1940-01-20 80.123 -- 1b 6-3 170 R R 1859-09-18 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1884-1888 1884-1888
Bock Baker 1940-08-17 62.030 -- p 5-9 181 -- L 1878-07-17 Troy,NY MLB 1901-1901 1901-1901
Phil Baker 1940-06-04 83.257 -- 1b-of 5-8 152 L L 1856-09-19 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1883-1886 1883-1886
Charlie Berry 1940-02-16 79.161 -- 2b 5-11 175 R R 1860-09-06 Elizabeth,NJ MLB 1884-1884 1884-1884
George Bird 1940-11-09 90.138 -- of 5-9 150 R R 1850-06-23 Rockford,IL MLB 1871-1871 1871-1871
Matt Broderick 1940-02-26 62.085 -- 2b 5-6 135 R R 1877-12-01 Lattimer,PA MLB 1903-1903 1903-1903
Ed Bruyette 1940-08-05 65.339 -- of 5-10 170 L R 1874-08-31 Manawa,WI MLB 1901-1901 1901-1901
Joe Burke 1940-11-03 72.331 -- if 5-7 160 -- -- 1867-12-07 Nashville,TN MLB 1890-1891 1890-1891
Henry Cote 1940-04-28 76.068 -- c 5-9 165 -- -- 1864-02-19 Troy,NY MLB 1894-1895 1894-1895
Roy Crabb 1940-03-30 49.219 -- p 5-11 160 R R 1890-08-23 Monticello,IA MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
George Davis 1940-10-17 70.054 Paresis ss 5-9 180 B R 1870-08-23 Cohoes,NY MLB 1890-1909 1890-1909
Frank Decker 1940-02-05 82.342 -- c -- -- R R 1857-02-26 St. Louis,MO MLB 1879-1882 1879-1882
Patsy Dougherty 1940-04-30 63.184 -- of 6-2 190 L R 1876-10-27 Andover,NY MLB 1902-1911 1902-1911
Logan Drake 1940-06-01 39.157 -- p 5-10 165 R R 1900-12-26 Spartanburg,SC MLB 1922-1924 1922-1924
Gus Dundon 1940-09-01 66.052 -- 2b 5-10 165 R R 1874-07-10 Columbus,OH MLB 1904-1906 1904-1906
Harry Eells 1940-12-07 59.295 -- p 6-1 195 R R 1881-02-14 Ida Grove,IA MLB 1906-1906 1906-1906
Red Ehret 1940-07-28 71.330 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1868-08-31 Louisville,KY MLB 1888-1898 1888-1898
Red Fisher 1940-01-31 52.222 -- of 5-9 176 L R 1887-06-22 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Ira Flagstead 1940-03-13 46.171 -- of 5-9 165 R R 1893-09-22 Montague,MI MLB 1917-1930 1917-1930
Chick Fulmer 1940-02-15 89.001 -- ss 6-0 158 R R 1851-02-13 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1871-1884 1871-1884
Harry Gaspar 1940-05-14 57.016 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1883-04-28 Kingsley,IA MLB 1909-1912 1909-1912
Ed Hallinan 1940-08-24 52.000 -- ss-2b 5-9 168 R R 1888-08-23 San Francisco,CA MLB 1911-1912 1911-1912
Billy Hamilton 1940-12-15 74.302 -- of 5-6 165 L R 1866-02-15 Newark,NJ MLB 1888-1901 1888-1901
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
John Harkins 1940-11-18 81.220 -- p 6-1 205 R R 1859-04-12 New Brunswick,NJ MLB 1884-1888 1884-1888
Bill Hawes 1940-06-16 86.210 -- of 5-10 155 R R 1853-11-17 Nashua,NH MLB 1879-1884 1879-1884
Chink Heileman 1940-07-19 67.342 -- 3b 5-8 155 R R 1872-08-10 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1901-1901 1901-1901
Willard Hershberger 1940-08-03 30.067 -- c 5-10 167 R R 1910-05-28 Lemoncove,CA MLB 1938-1940 1938-1940
Charlie Hollocher 1940-08-14 44.063 -- ss 5-7 154 L R 1896-06-11 St. Louis,MO MLB 1918-1924 1918-1924
Charlie Johnson 1940-08-28 55.168 -- of 5-9 150 L L 1885-03-12 Slatington,PA MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Johnny Johnston 1940-03-07 49.344 -- of 5-11 172 L R 1890-03-28 Longview,TX MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Mike Jordan 1940-09-25 77.230 -- of 5-7 155 -- -- 1863-02-07 Lawrence,MA MLB 1890-1890 1890-1890
Ed Keas 1940-01-12 77.009 -- p -- -- -- -- 1863-01-02 Dubuque,IA MLB 1888-1888 1888-1888
Billy Kelly 1940-06-03 54.032 -- c 6-0 183 R R 1886-05-01 Baltimore,MD MLB 1910-1913 1910-1913
Charlie Kelly 1940-01-05 77.313 -- if -- -- R R 1862-02-25 Kellyville,PA MLB 1883-1886 1883-1886
John Kiley 1940-12-18 81.170 -- of 5-7 147 L L 1859-07-01 Dedham,MA MLB 1884-1891 1884-1891
Matt Kilroy 1940-03-02 73.254 -- p 5-9 175 L L 1866-06-21 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1886-1898 1886-1898
Fred Klobedanz 1940-04-12 68.303 -- p 5-11 190 L L 1871-06-13 Waterbury,CT MLB 1896-1902 1896-1902
Andy Knox 1940-09-14 76.251 -- 1b -- -- R R 1864-01-06 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1890-1890 1890-1890
Harry Krause 1940-10-23 53.103 -- p 5-10 165 B L 1887-07-12 San Francisco,CA MLB 1908-1912 1908-1912
Bill Leith 1940-07-16 67.045 -- p 6-1 208 -- L 1873-05-31 Matteawan,NY MLB 1899-1899 1899-1899
Axel Lindstrom 1940-06-24 44.302 -- p 5-10 180 R R 1895-08-26 Gustavsberg,SW MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
Marshall Locke 1940-03-06 82.358 -- of -- -- -- -- 1857-03-12 Ashland,OH MLB 1884-1884 1884-1884
Byrd Lynn 1940-02-05 50.327 -- c 5-11 165 R R 1889-03-13 Unionville,IL MLB 1916-1920 1916-1920
Mike Mahoney 1940-01-03 66.027 -- 1b 6-4 220 R -- 1873-12-05 Boston,MA MLB 1897-1898 1897-1898
Bill Massey 1940-10-09 -- -- 1b 5-11 167 R R 1871 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1894-1894 1894-1894
Patsy McGaffigan 1940-12-22 52.100 -- 2b-ss 5-8 140 R R 1888-09-12 Carlyle,IL MLB 1917-1918 1917-1918
George McQuillan 1940-03-30 54.332 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1885-05-01 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1907-1918 1907-1918
Bill Mellor 1940-11-05 66.151 -- 1b 6-0 190 R R 1874-06-06 Camden,NJ MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ray Morgan 1940-02-15 50.244 -- 2b 5-8 155 R R 1889-06-14 Baltimore,MD MLB 1911-1918 1911-1918
Dave Murphy 1940-04-08 63.338 -- ss-3b -- -- -- R 1876-05-04 Adams,MA MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Billy Otterson 1940-09-21 78.119 -- ss 5-7 135 R R 1862-05-24 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1887-1887 1887-1887
Ed Pabst 1940-06-19 72.346 -- of 5-11 170 -- R 1867-07-08 St. Louis,MO MLB 1890-1890 1890-1890
Joe Quinn 1940-11-12 75.321 -- 2b 5-7 158 R R 1864-12-25 Sydney,AU MLB 1884-1901 1884-1901
Billy Reid 1940-06-26 83.039 -- 2b-of 6-0 170 L R 1857-05-17 London,ON MLB 1883-1884 1883-1884
Jimmie Savage 1940-06-26 56.301 -- 2b 5-5 150 B R 1883-08-29 Southington,CT MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Crazy Schmit 1940-10-05 74.233 -- p 5-10 165 L L 1866-02-13 Chicago,IL MLB 1890-1901 1890-1901
Bill Schwartz 1940-12-22 76.262 -- c 6-1 195 R R 1864-04-03 Jamestown,KY MLB 1883-1884 1883-1884
Tom Seaton 1940-04-10 52.223 -- p 6-0 175 B R 1887-08-30 Blair,NE MLB 1912-1917 1912-1917
Spike Shannon 1940-05-16 62.097 -- of 5-11 180 B R 1878-02-07 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1904-1908 1904-1908
Bill Shipke 1940-09-10 57.296 -- 3b 5-7 145 R R 1882-11-18 St. Louis,MO MLB 1906-1909 1906-1909
John Stafford 1940-07-03 70.085 -- p 5-10 170 R R 1870-04-08 Dudley,MA MLB 1893-1893 1893-1893
Buck Stanley 1940-08-13 50.272 -- p 5-10 160 L L 1889-11-13 Washington,DC MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Park Swartzel 1940-01-03 74.041 -- p 5-10 150 R R 1865-11-21 Knightstown,IN MLB 1889-1889 1889-1889
Charlie Swindells 1940-07-22 61.269 -- c 5-11 180 R R 1878-10-26 Rockford,IL MLB 1904-1904 1904-1904
John Taber 1940-02-21 71.236 -- p 5-8 -- R R 1868-06-28 Acushnet,MA MLB 1890-1890 1890-1890
Frank Thompson 1940-06-27 44.360 -- 3b 5-8 155 R R 1895-07-02 Springfield,MO MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Ollie Tucker 1940-07-13 38.167 -- of 5-11 180 L R 1902-01-27 Radiant,VA MLB 1927-1928 1927-1928
Libe Washburn 1940-03-22 65.279 -- p-of 5-10 180 B L 1874-06-16 Lyme,NH MLB 1902-1903 1902-1903
Johnny Welch 1940-09-02 33.275 -- p 6-3 184 L R 1906-12-02 Washington,DC MLB 1926-1936 1926-1936
Tom Williams 1940-07-27 69.342 -- p -- -- -- -- 1870-08-19 Minersville,OH MLB 1892-1893 1892-1893
Bill Wise 1940-05-05 79.050 -- of 5-7 142 -- -- 1861-03-15 Washington,DC MLB 1882-1886 1882-1886
George Yeager 1940-07-05 67.030 -- c 5-10 190 R R 1873-06-04 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1896-1902 1896-1902
Stan Yerkes 1940-07-28 65.242 -- p 5-10 165 R R 1874-11-28 Cheltenham,PA MLB 1901-1903 1901-1903
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ed Yewell 1940-09-15 78.023 -- 2b-3b -- -- -- -- 1862-08-22 Washington,DC MLB 1884-1884 1884-1884
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