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1953 MLB Season

1953 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
Harry Armbruster 1953-12-10 71.264 -- of 5-10 190 L L 1882-03-20 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1906-1906 1906-1906
Harry Atkinson 1953-01-02 78.199 -- of -- -- -- -- 1874-06-16 Fulton,MO MLB 1895-1895 1895-1895
Harry Aubrey 1953-09-18 73.074 -- ss -- -- -- -- 1880-07-05 St. Joseph,MO MLB 1903-1903 1903-1903
Larry Benton 1953-04-03 55.133 Heart attack p 5-11 165 R R 1897-11-20 St. Louis,MO MLB 1923-1935 1923-1935
John Brackenridge 1953-03-20 72.085 -- p 6-0 -- R R 1880-12-24 Harrisburg,PA MLB 1904-1904 1904-1904
Don Brennan 1953-04-26 49.146 -- p 6-0 210 R R 1903-12-02 Augusta,ME MLB 1933-1937 1933-1937
Jesse Burkett 1953-05-27 84.173 -- of 5-8 155 L L 1868-12-04 Wheeling,WV MLB 1890-1905 1890-1905
Bill Burns 1953-06-06 73.128 -- of 6-2 195 B L 1880-01-29 San Saba,TX MLB 1908-1912 1908-1912
Wesley Callahan 1953-09-13 65.071 -- ss 5-7 155 R R 1888-07-03 Lyons,IN MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Mike Cantwell 1953-01-05 56.355 -- p 5-10 155 L L 1896-01-15 Washington,DC MLB 1916-1920 1916-1920
Pat Carney 1953-01-09 76.154 -- p 6-0 200 L L 1876-08-07 Holyoke,MA MLB 1901-1904 1901-1904
Leon Chagnon 1953-07-30 50.305 -- p 6-0 182 R R 1902-09-28 Pittsfield,NH MLB 1929-1935 1929-1935
John Chapman 1953-11-03 54.018 -- ss 5-10 175 R R 1899-10-15 Centralia,PA MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Wally Clement 1953-11-01 72.102 -- of 5-11 175 L R 1881-07-21 Auburn,ME MLB 1908-1909 1908-1909
Bob Coulson 1953-09-11 66.085 -- of 5-10 175 R R 1887-06-17 Courtney,PA MLB 1908-1911 1908-1911
Bill Cunningham 1953-09-26 58.057 -- of 5-8 155 R R 1895-07-30 San Francisco,CA MLB 1921-1924 1921-1924
Mike Dejan 1953-02-02 38.020 -- of 6-1 185 L L 1915-01-13 Cleveland,OH MLB 1940-1940 1940-1940
Jim Delahanty 1953-10-17 74.118 -- 2b-3b 5-10 170 R R 1879-06-20 Cleveland,OH MLB 1901-1912 1901-1912
Walt DeVoy 1953-12-17 67.277 -- of 5-11 165 R R 1886-03-14 St. Louis,MO MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Frank Donnelly 1953-02-03 83.118 -- p 5-6 180 -- -- 1869-10-07 Tamaroa,IL MLB 1893-1893 1893-1893
Patsy Donovan 1953-12-25 88.283 -- of 5-11 175 L L 1865-03-16 County Cork,IR MLB 1890-1907 1890-1907
Tom Dougherty 1953-11-06 72.159 -- p 5-11 195 L R 1881-05-30 Chicago,IL MLB 1904-1904 1904-1904
Klondike Douglass 1953-12-13 81.216 -- 1b 6-0 200 L R 1872-05-10 Boston,PA MLB 1896-1904 1896-1904
Michael Driscoll 1953-03-22 60.153 -- p 6-1 160 R R 1892-10-19 Rockland,MA MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
Carl East 1953-01-15 58.140 -- of-p 6-2 178 L R 1894-08-27 Marietta,GA MLB 1915-1924 1915-1924
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Tex Erwin 1953-04-05 67.103 -- c 6-0 185 L R 1885-12-22 Forney,TX MLB 1907-1914 1907-1914
Rags Faircloth 1953-10-05 61.046 -- p 5-11 160 R R 1892-08-19 Kenton,TN MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Jim Field 1953-05-13 90.018 -- 1b 6-1 170 -- -- 1863-04-24 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1883-1898 1883-1898
Happy Foreman 1953-02-13 55.207 -- p 5-7 160 L L 1897-07-20 Memphis,TN MLB 1924-1926 1924-1926
Buck Freeman 1953-02-21 59.230 -- p 5-10 167 B R 1893-07-05 Mart,TX MLB 1921-1922 1921-1922
Herb Gorman 1953-04-05 28.108 -- h 5-11 180 L L 1924-12-18 San Francisco,CA MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
Sam Gray 1953-04-16 55.182 -- p 5-10 175 R R 1897-10-15 Van Alstyne,TX MLB 1924-1933 1924-1933
Tim Griesenbeck 1953-03-25 55.104 -- c 5-10 190 R R 1897-12-10 San Antonio,TX MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Ray Grimes 1953-05-25 59.255 -- 1b 5-11 168 R R 1893-09-11 Bergholz,OH MLB 1920-1926 1920-1926
Ed Haigh 1953-02-13 86.005 -- of -- -- -- -- 1867-02-07 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1892-1892 1892-1892
Mike Handiboe 1953-01-31 65.194 -- of 5-10 155 L L 1887-07-21 Washington,DC MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Howie Haworth 1953-01-28 59.153 -- c 5-10 165 L R 1893-08-27 Newberg,OR MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Charlie Hemphill 1953-06-22 77.062 -- of 5-9 160 L L 1876-04-20 Greenville,MI MLB 1899-1911 1899-1911
Buck Herzog 1953-09-04 68.056 -- 2b-3b 5-11 160 R R 1885-07-09 Baltimore,MD MLB 1908-1920 1908-1920
Pat Hilly 1953-07-25 66.150 -- of 5-11 180 R R 1887-02-24 Fostoria,OH MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
Ed Hug 1953-05-11 72.300 -- c 5-8 -- R R 1880-07-14 Fayetteville,OH MLB 1903-1903 1903-1903
Jim Jones 1953-05-06 76.131 -- of 5-10 162 R R 1876-12-25 London,KY MLB 1897-1902 1897-1902
Oscar Jones 1953-06-16 73.237 -- p 5-7 163 R R 1879-10-22 Carter County,MO MLB 1903-1905 1903-1905
Slats Jordan 1953-12-07 75.070 -- 1b-of 6-1 190 L L 1878-09-27 Baltimore,MD MLB 1901-1902 1901-1902
Al Kellogg 1953-07-21 66.314 -- p 6-3 208 L L 1886-09-09 Providence,RI MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Guy Lacy 1953-11-19 56.159 -- 2b 5-11 170 R R 1897-06-12 Cleveland,TN MLB 1926-1926 1926-1926
Pete Lapan 1953-01-05 61.194 -- c 5-7 165 R R 1891-06-25 Easthampton,MA MLB 1922-1923 1922-1923
Sam Leever 1953-05-19 81.147 -- p 5-10 175 R R 1871-12-23 Goshen,OH MLB 1898-1910 1898-1910
Billy Maharg 1953-11-20 72.245 -- of-3b 5-4 155 R R 1881-03-19 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1912-1916 1912-1916
Gene McAuliffe 1953-04-29 81.060 -- c 6-1 180 R R 1872-02-28 Randolph,MA MLB 1904-1904 1904-1904
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Frank McCue 1953-07-05 54.273 -- 3b 5-9 150 B R 1898-10-04 Chicago,IL MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Lou McEvoy 1953-12-17 51.201 -- p 6-2 203 R R 1902-05-30 Williamsburg,KS MLB 1930-1931 1930-1931
Doug McWeeny 1953-01-01 56.136 -- p 6-2 190 R R 1896-08-17 Chicago,IL MLB 1921-1930 1921-1930
Jock Menefee 1953-03-11 85.055 -- p 6-0 165 R R 1868-01-15 Rowlesburg,WV MLB 1892-1903 1892-1903
Lenny Metz 1953-02-24 53.233 -- ss-2b 5-10 170 R R 1899-07-06 Louisville,CO MLB 1923-1925 1923-1925
Clyde Milan 1953-03-03 65.343 -- of 5-9 168 L R 1887-03-25 Linden,TN MLB 1907-1922 1907-1922
Fred Miller 1953-05-02 66.307 -- p 6-2 190 L L 1886-06-28 Fairfield,IN MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Kid Nichols 1953-04-11 83.208 -- p 5-10 175 B R 1869-09-14 Madison,WI MLB 1890-1906 1890-1906
Harry Niles 1953-04-18 72.219 -- of-2b 5-8 175 R R 1880-09-10 Buchanan,MI MLB 1906-1910 1906-1910
Roy Patterson 1953-04-14 76.117 -- p 6-0 185 R R 1876-12-17 Stoddard,WI MLB 1901-1907 1901-1907
Kewpie Pennington 1953-05-03 56.220 -- p 5-8 168 R R 1896-09-24 New York,NY MLB 1917-1917 1917-1917
Jack Pfiester 1953-09-03 75.101 -- p 5-11 180 R L 1878-05-24 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1903-1911 1903-1911
Bill Phyle 1953-08-06 78.041 -- p -- -- -- R 1875-06-25 Duluth,MN MLB 1898-1906 1898-1906
Abner Powell 1953-08-07 92.234 -- p 5-7 160 L R 1860-12-15 Shenandoah,PA MLB 1884-1886 1884-1886
Tex Pruiett 1953-03-06 69.330 -- p 5-8 176 L R 1883-04-10 Osgood,IN MLB 1907-1908 1907-1908
Rip Reagan 1953-06-08 75.002 -- p 5-11 170 R R 1878-06-05 Lincoln,IL MLB 1903-1903 1903-1903
Jose Rodriguez 1953-01-21 58.331 -- 2b-1b 5-8 150 R R 1894-02-23 Havana,CU MLB 1917-1918 1917-1918
Dutch Schesler 1953-11-19 53.171 -- p 6-2 185 R R 1900-06-01 Frankfurt,GE MLB 1931-1931 1931-1931
Pete Scott 1953-05-03 54.132 -- of 5-11 175 R R 1898-12-21 Woodland,CA MLB 1926-1928 1926-1928
Merv Shea 1953-01-27 52.144 -- c 5-11 175 R R 1900-09-05 San Francisco,CA MLB 1927-1944 1927-1944
Charlie Shields 1953-08-27 73.260 -- p -- -- L L 1879-12-10 Jackson,TN MLB 1902-1907 1902-1907
Seth Sigsby 1953-09-15 79.137 -- p 6-0 175 -- -- 1874-04-30 Cobleskill,NY MLB 1893-1893 1893-1893
Charlie Small 1953-01-14 47.082 -- of 5-11 180 L R 1905-10-24 Auburn,ME MLB 1930-1930 1930-1930
Ed Summers 1953-05-12 68.157 -- p 6-2 180 B R 1884-12-05 Ladoga,IN MLB 1908-1912 1908-1912
Jim Tabor 1953-08-22 36.290 -- 3b 6-2 175 R R 1916-11-05 New Hope,AL MLB 1938-1947 1938-1947
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Pinch Thomas 1953-12-24 65.334 -- c 5-9 173 L R 1888-01-24 Camp Point,IL MLB 1912-1921 1912-1921
Jim Thorpe 1953-03-28 65.304 -- of 6-1 185 R R 1887-05-28 Prague,OK MLB 1913-1919 1913-1919
Cotton Tierney 1953-04-18 59.066 -- 2b-3b 5-8 175 R R 1894-02-10 Kansas City,KS MLB 1920-1925 1920-1925
Fred Toney 1953-03-11 64.089 -- p 6-1 195 R R 1888-12-11 Nashville,TN MLB 1911-1923 1911-1923
Harry Truby 1953-03-21 84.312 -- 2b 5-11 185 R R 1868-05-12 Kittaning,PA MLB 1895-1896 1895-1896
Lefty Tyler 1953-09-29 63.288 -- p 6-0 175 L L 1889-12-14 Derry,NH MLB 1910-1921 1910-1921
Ty Tyson 1953-08-16 61.075 -- of 5-11 169 R R 1892-06-01 Wilkes-Barre,PA MLB 1926-1928 1926-1928
Jim Wallace 1953-05-16 71.182 -- of 5-9 150 L L 1881-11-14 Boston,MA MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Connie Walsh 1953-04-05 70.346 -- p -- -- -- R 1882-04-23 St. Louis,MO MLB 1907-1907 1907-1907
Lew Wendell 1953-07-11 61.110 -- c 5-11 178 R R 1892-03-22 New York,NY MLB 1915-1926 1915-1926
Tom Wilson 1953-03-07 62.276 -- c 6-1 160 B R 1890-06-03 Fleming,KS MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
Barney Wolfe 1953-02-27 77.049 -- p 6-1 -- R R 1876-01-09 Independence,PA MLB 1903-1906 1903-1906
Chuck Workman 1953-01-03 37.363 -- of-3b 6-0 175 L R 1915-01-06 Leeton,MO MLB 1938-1946 1938-1946
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