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1948 MLB Season

1948 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
Pelham Ballenger 1948-12-08 54.304 -- 3b 5-11 160 R R 1894-02-06 Gilreath Mill,SC MLB 1928-1928 1928-1928
Jimmy Bannon 1948-03-24 76.323 -- of 5-5 160 R R 1871-05-05 Amesbury,MA MLB 1893-1896 1893-1896
Art Benedict 1948-01-14 85.288 -- 2b -- -- R R 1862-03-31 Cornwall,IL MLB 1883-1883 1883-1883
Walter Blair 1948-08-20 64.311 -- c 6-0 185 R R 1883-10-13 Landrus,PA MLB 1907-1911 1907-1911
Gus Bono 1948-12-03 54.095 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1894-08-29 Doe Run,MO MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Chick Bowen 1948-08-09 51.013 -- of 5-7 165 R R 1897-07-26 New Haven,CT MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Frank Bowerman 1948-11-30 79.359 -- c-1b 6-2 190 R R 1868-12-05 Romeo,MI MLB 1895-1909 1895-1909
Mordecai Brown 1948-02-14 71.116 -- p 5-10 175 B R 1876-10-19 Nyesville,IN MLB 1903-1916 1903-1916
Stub Brown 1948-03-10 77.219 -- p 6-2 220 -- L 1870-08-03 Baltimore,MD MLB 1893-1897 1893-1897
Frank Browning 1948-05-20 65.203 -- p 5-5 145 R R 1882-10-29 Falmouth,KY MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Fred Buckingham 1948-12-03 72.293 -- p -- -- -- -- 1876-02-13 Blenheim,NY MLB 1895-1895 1895-1895
Ike Butler 1948-03-17 74.206 -- p 6-0 175 -- R 1873-08-22 Langston,MI MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
Bill Byers 1948-09-08 70.339 -- c 5-7 210 R R 1877-10-03 Bridgeton,IN MLB 1904-1904 1904-1904
Lew Camp 1948-10-01 80.220 -- 3b 6-0 175 L R 1868-02-23 Columbus,OH MLB 1892-1894 1892-1894
Rip Cannell 1948-08-26 68.215 -- of 5-10 180 L R 1880-01-23 South Bridgton,ME MLB 1904-1905 1904-1905
Howdy Caton 1948-01-08 51.174 -- ss 5-6 165 R R 1896-07-16 Zanesville,OH MLB 1917-1920 1917-1920
Bill Clancy 1948-02-10 68.303 -- 1b 6-2 180 R R 1879-04-12 Redfield,NY MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Dick Cogan 1948-05-02 76.148 -- p 5-7 150 R R 1871-12-05 Paterson,NJ MLB 1897-1900 1897-1900
Percy Coleman 1948-02-16 71.122 -- p -- -- -- R 1876-10-15 Mason,OH MLB 1897-1898 1897-1898
Phil Collins 1948-08-14 46.352 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1901-08-27 Chicago,IL MLB 1923-1935 1923-1935
Bill Dammann 1948-12-06 76.118 -- p 5-7 155 L L 1872-08-09 Chicago,IL MLB 1897-1899 1897-1899
Homer Davidson 1948-07-26 63.284 -- c 5-10 155 R R 1884-10-14 Cleveland,OH MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Pat Deisel 1948-04-17 71.352 -- c 5-5 145 R R 1876-04-29 Ripley,OH MLB 1902-1903 1902-1903
Art Devlin 1948-09-18 68.337 -- 3b 6-0 175 R R 1879-10-16 Washington,DC MLB 1904-1913 1904-1913
John Dolan 1948-05-04 80.234 -- p 5-10 170 -- R 1867-09-12 Newport,KY MLB 1890-1895 1890-1895
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Frank Doljack 1948-01-23 40.110 -- of 5-11 175 R R 1907-10-05 Cleveland,OH MLB 1930-1943 1930-1943
Rich Durning 1948-09-23 55.347 -- p 6-2 178 L L 1892-10-10 Louisville,KY MLB 1917-1918 1917-1918
Roy Ellam 1948-10-28 62.261 -- ss 5-10 203 R R 1886-02-08 West Conshohocken,PA MLB 1909-1918 1909-1918
Bob Emmerich 1948-11-22 51.112 -- of 5-3 155 R R 1897-08-01 New York,NY MLB 1923-1923 1923-1923
Jimmy Esmond 1948-06-26 58.260 -- ss 5-11 167 R R 1889-10-08 Albany,NY MLB 1911-1912 1911-1912
Bill Gardner 1948-10-12 -- -- p -- -- -- -- 1866 Baltimore,MD MLB 1887-1887 1887-1887
Bob Groom 1948-02-19 63.158 Pneumonia,Emphysema p 6-2 175 R R 1884-09-12 Belleville,IL MLB 1909-1918 1909-1918
Bert Hall 1948-07-18 59.275 -- p 5-10 178 R R 1888-10-15 Portland,OR MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Chick Hartley 1948-07-18 67.329 -- of 5-8 180 R R 1880-08-22 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
Larry Hoffman 1948-12-29 66.163 -- 3b 5-8 175 R R 1882-07-18 Chicago,IL MLB 1901-1901 1901-1901
Bert Husting 1948-09-03 70.180 -- p 5-10 185 R R 1878-03-06 Mayville,WI MLB 1900-1902 1900-1902
Doc Imlay 1948-10-07 59.267 -- p 5-11 168 R R 1889-01-12 Allentown,NJ MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Art Jahn 1948-01-09 52.037 -- of 6-0 180 R R 1895-12-02 Struble,IA MLB 1925-1928 1925-1928
Heinie Jantzen 1948-04-01 57.357 -- of -- 170 R R 1890-04-09 Chicago,IL MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Dick Kauffman 1948-04-16 59.297 -- 1b 6-3 190 B R 1888-06-22 East Lewisburg,PA MLB 1914-1915 1914-1915
Pete Knisely 1948-07-01 60.324 -- of 5-9 185 R R 1887-08-11 Waynesburg,PA MLB 1912-1915 1912-1915
Charlie Krause 1948-03-30 74.178 -- 2b 5-6 -- -- R 1873-10-02 Detroit,MI MLB 1901-1901 1901-1901
Ed Kusel 1948-10-20 62.246 -- p 6-0 165 -- R 1886-02-15 Cleveland,OH MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Hi Ladd 1948-05-07 78.086 -- of 6-4 180 L R 1870-02-09 Willemantic,CT MLB 1898-1898 1898-1898
Clarence Lehr 1948-01-31 61.259 -- of-ss 5-11 165 R R 1886-05-16 Escanaba,MI MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Elmer Leifer 1948-09-26 55.125 -- of-3b 5-9 170 L R 1893-05-23 Clarington,OH MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Harry Lord 1948-08-09 66.153 -- 3b 5-10 165 L R 1882-03-08 Porter,ME MLB 1907-1914 1907-1914
Jim McCormick 1948-02-01 79.089 -- 2b 6-1 160 R R 1868-11-02 Spencer,MA MLB 1892-1892 1892-1892
Dutch Meier 1948-03-23 68.358 -- of-ss 5-10 175 R R 1879-03-30 St. Louis,MO MLB 1906-1906 1906-1906
Fred Odwell 1948-08-19 75.327 -- of 5-9 160 L R 1872-09-25 Downsville,NY MLB 1904-1907 1904-1907
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Al Orth 1948-10-08 76.032 -- p 6-0 200 L R 1872-09-05 Tipton,IN MLB 1895-1909 1895-1909
Joe Pate 1948-12-26 56.202 -- p 5-10 184 L L 1892-06-06 Alice,TX MLB 1926-1927 1926-1927
Herb Pennock 1948-01-30 53.353 -- p 6-0 160 B L 1894-02-10 Kennett Square,PA MLB 1912-1934 1912-1934
Nig Perrine 1948-08-13 63.210 -- 2b-ss 5-9 160 R R 1885-01-14 Clinton,WI MLB 1907-1907 1907-1907
Jake Powell 1948-11-04 40.112 -- of 5-11 180 R R 1908-07-15 Silver Spring,MD MLB 1930-1945 1930-1945
Irv Ray 1948-02-21 84.029 -- ss 5-6 165 L R 1864-01-22 Harrington,ME MLB 1888-1891 1888-1891
Joe Regan 1948-11-18 76.128 -- of 6-1 -- R R 1872-07-12 Seymour,CT MLB 1898-1898 1898-1898
Babe Ruth 1948-08-16 53.191 Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (cancer) of 6-2 215 L L 1895-02-06 Baltimore,MD MLB 1914-1935 1914-1935
Biff Schlitzer 1948-01-04 63.029 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1884-12-04 Rochester,NY MLB 1908-1909 1908-1909
Charlie See 1948-07-19 51.278 -- of 5-10 175 L R 1896-10-13 Pleasantville,NY MLB 1919-1921 1919-1921
Hosea Siner 1948-06-10 63.081 -- 3b 5-10 185 R R 1885-03-20 Shelburn,IN MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Jake Smith 1948-11-07 61.150 -- p 6-5 200 B L 1887-06-10 Dravosburg,PA MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Bill Sweeney 1948-05-26 62.080 -- 2b-3b 5-11 175 R R 1886-03-06 Covington,KY MLB 1907-1914 1907-1914
Jack Thoney 1948-10-24 68.320 -- of 5-10 175 R R 1879-12-08 Fort Thomas,KY MLB 1902-1911 1902-1911
Joe Tinker 1948-07-27 67.364 -- ss 5-9 175 R R 1880-07-27 Muscotah,KS MLB 1902-1916 1902-1916
Fritz Von Kolnitz 1948-03-18 54.301 -- 3b-of 5-10 175 R R 1893-05-20 Charleston,SC MLB 1914-1916 1914-1916
Charlie Wacker 1948-08-07 64.242 -- p 5-9 -- L L 1883-12-08 Jeffersonville,IN MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Joe Wagner 1948-11-15 59.204 -- 2b-ss 5-11 165 R R 1889-04-24 New York,NY MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Hack Wilson 1948-11-23 48.211 -- of 5-6 190 R R 1900-04-26 Ellwood City,PA MLB 1923-1934 1923-1934
Charles Witherow 1948-07-03 -- -- p -- -- -- -- 1852 Washington,DC MLB 1875-1875 1875-1875
Rasty Wright 1948-06-12 52.219 -- p 5-11 160 R R 1895-11-05 Ceredo,WV MLB 1917-1923 1917-1923
Ad Yale 1948-04-27 78.009 -- 1b -- -- -- -- 1870-04-17 Bristol,CT MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
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