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1955 MLB Season

1955 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
Rick Adams 1955-03-10 76.076 -- p 6-0 165 L L 1878-12-23 Paris,TX MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Morrie Aderholt 1955-03-18 39.196 -- of-2b 6-1 188 L R 1915-09-03 Mount Olive,NC MLB 1939-1945 1939-1945
Dick Adkins 1955-09-12 35.192 -- ss 5-10 165 R R 1920-03-03 Electra,TX MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Harry Agganis 1955-06-27 26.067 Pulmonary embolism 1b 6-2 200 L L 1929-04-20 Lynn,MA MLB 1954-1955 1954-1955
Mike Balenti 1955-08-04 69.031 -- ss 5-11 175 R R 1886-07-03 Calumet,OK MLB 1911-1913 1911-1913
Cuke Barrows 1955-02-10 71.112 -- of 5-8 158 L R 1883-10-20 Gray,ME MLB 1909-1912 1909-1912
Harry Barton 1955-01-25 80.004 -- c 5-6 155 B R 1875-01-20 Chester,PA MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Stan Baumgartner 1955-10-04 60.293 -- p 6-0 175 L L 1894-12-14 Houston,TX MLB 1914-1926 1914-1926
Rudy Bell 1955-07-28 74.206 -- of 5-8 158 R R 1881-01-01 Wausau,WI MLB 1907-1907 1907-1907
Curt Bernard 1955-04-10 77.050 -- of 5-10 150 L R 1878-02-18 Parkersburg,WV MLB 1900-1901 1900-1901
Monte Beville 1955-01-24 79.333 -- c-1b 5-11 180 L R 1875-02-24 Dublin,IN MLB 1903-1904 1903-1904
Red Booles 1955-03-16 74.243 -- p 5-10 150 L L 1880-07-14 Bernice,LA MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Jake Boultes 1955-12-24 71.138 -- p 6-3 -- -- R 1884-08-06 St. Louis,MO MLB 1907-1909 1907-1909
Clint Brown 1955-12-31 52.176 -- p 6-1 190 L R 1903-07-08 Blackash,PA MLB 1928-1942 1928-1942
Fred Brown 1955-02-03 75.296 -- of 5-10 190 R R 1879-04-12 Ossipee,NH MLB 1901-1902 1901-1902
Ray Brown 1955-05-29 66.116 -- p 6-1 172 R R 1889-01-31 Chicago,IL MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Jack Bushelman 1955-10-26 70.056 -- p 6-2 175 R R 1885-08-29 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1909-1912 1909-1912
Jerry Byrne 1955-08-11 48.190 -- p 6-0 170 R R 1907-02-02 Parnell,MI MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Bill Calhoun 1955-01-28 64.218 -- 1b 6-0 180 L L 1890-06-23 Rockmart,GA MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
George Caster 1955-12-18 48.136 -- p 6-1 180 R R 1907-08-04 Colton,CA MLB 1934-1946 1934-1946
Felix Chouinard 1955-04-28 67.204 -- of 5-7 150 R R 1887-10-05 Chicago,IL MLB 1910-1911 1910-1911
Shano Collins 1955-09-10 69.279 -- of-1b 6-0 185 R R 1885-12-04 Charlestown,MA MLB 1910-1925 1910-1925
Bob Cone 1955-05-24 61.085 -- p 6-2 172 R R 1894-02-27 Galveston,TX MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Hooks Cotter 1955-08-06 55.075 -- 1b 5-10 160 L L 1900-05-22 Holden,MO MLB 1922-1924 1922-1924
Sam Crane 1955-11-12 61.059 -- ss 5-11 154 R R 1894-09-13 Harrisburg,PA MLB 1914-1922 1914-1922
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Dode Criss 1955-09-08 70.178 -- p-1b 6-2 200 L R 1885-03-12 Sherman,MS MLB 1908-1911 1908-1911
Rube DeGroff 1955-12-17 76.105 -- of 5-11 190 L L 1879-09-02 Hyde Park,NY MLB 1905-1906 1905-1906
Moxie Divis 1955-12-19 61.336 -- of 5-6 -- -- -- 1894-01-16 Cleveland,OH MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
Louis Drucke 1955-09-22 66.291 -- p 6-1 188 R R 1888-12-03 Waco,TX MLB 1909-1912 1909-1912
Harry Eccles 1955-06-02 61.327 -- p 6-2 170 L L 1893-07-09 Kennedy,NY MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Jim Fairbank 1955-12-27 74.283 -- p 5-10 175 R R 1881-03-17 Deansboro,NY MLB 1903-1904 1903-1904
Gary Fortune 1955-09-23 60.346 -- p 5-11 176 B R 1894-10-11 High Point,NC MLB 1916-1920 1916-1920
Howie Fox 1955-10-09 34.221 Murdered via stabbing p 6-3 210 R R 1921-03-01 Coburg,OR MLB 1944-1954 1944-1954
Lefty George 1955-05-13 68.272 -- p 6-0 155 L L 1886-08-13 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1911-1918 1911-1918
Norm Glockson 1955-08-05 61.050 -- c 6-2 200 R R 1894-06-15 Blue Island,IL MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
Reggie Grabowski 1955-04-02 47.260 -- p 6-0 185 R R 1907-07-16 Syracuse,NY MLB 1932-1934 1932-1934
Louis Graff 1955-04-16 88.264 -- c -- -- -- R 1866-07-25 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1890-1890 1890-1890
Frank Gregory 1955-11-05 67.101 -- p 5-11 185 R R 1888-07-25 Spring Valley Township,WI MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Clark Griffith 1955-10-27 85.340 -- p 5-6 156 R R 1869-11-20 Clear Creek,MO MLB 1891-1914 1891-1914
Ray Hartranft 1955-02-10 64.143 -- p 6-1 195 L L 1890-09-19 Quakertown,PA MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Frankie Hayes 1955-06-22 40.252 -- c 6-0 185 R R 1914-10-13 Jamesburg,NJ MLB 1933-1947 1933-1947
Lafayette Henion 1955-07-22 56.044 -- p 5-11 154 R R 1899-06-07 Eureka,CA MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Art Herman 1955-09-20 84.131 -- p -- -- -- -- 1871-05-11 Louisville,KY MLB 1896-1897 1896-1897
Ed Hovlik 1955-03-19 63.210 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1891-08-20 Cleveland,OH MLB 1918-1919 1918-1919
Jimmy Hudgens 1955-08-26 53.002 -- 1b 6-0 180 L R 1902-08-24 Newburg,MO MLB 1923-1926 1923-1926
Jim Jackson 1955-10-09 77.314 -- of 5-6 165 R R 1877-11-28 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1901-1906 1901-1906
Otto Jacobs 1955-11-19 66.212 -- c 5-9 180 R R 1889-04-19 Chicago,IL MLB 1918-1918 1918-1918
Henry Jones 1955-05-31 98.019 -- 2b-of 5-6 149 B -- 1857-05-10 -- MLB 1884-1884 1884-1884
Ike Kamp 1955-02-25 54.172 -- p 6-0 170 B L 1900-09-05 Roxbury,MA MLB 1924-1925 1924-1925
Jack Katoll 1955-06-18 82.357 -- p 5-11 195 R R 1872-06-24 -- MLB 1898-1902 1898-1902
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Mike Kelley 1955-06-06 79.185 -- 1b 6-0 210 R R 1875-12-02 Templeton,MA MLB 1899-1899 1899-1899
Lyman Lamb 1955-10-05 60.201 -- 3b-of 5-7 150 R R 1895-03-17 Lincoln,NE MLB 1920-1921 1920-1921
Fred Lear 1955-10-13 61.188 -- 3b-2b 6-0 180 R R 1894-04-07 New York,NY MLB 1915-1920 1915-1920
Tom Lynch 1955-03-28 94.357 -- of 5-10 170 L R 1860-04-03 Bennington,VT MLB 1884-1885 1884-1885
Dan McGeehan 1955-07-12 70.033 -- 2b 5-6 135 R R 1885-06-07 Jeddo,PA MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Joe McManus 1955-12-23 68.106 -- p 5-11 180 R R 1887-09-07 Palmyra,IL MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Horace Milan 1955-06-29 61.082 -- of 5-9 175 R R 1894-04-07 Linden,TN MLB 1915-1917 1915-1917
Mike Morrison 1955-06-16 88.129 -- p 5-8 156 R R 1867-02-06 Erie,PA MLB 1887-1890 1887-1890
Phil Morrison 1955-01-18 60.091 -- p 6-2 190 B R 1894-10-18 Rockport,IN MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Danny Murphy 1955-11-22 79.101 -- 2b-of 5-9 175 R R 1876-08-11 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1900-1913 1900-1913
George Murray 1955-10-18 57.024 -- p 6-2 200 R R 1898-09-23 Charlotte,NC MLB 1922-1933 1922-1933
Lynn Nelson 1955-02-15 49.356 -- p 5-10 170 L R 1905-02-24 Sheldon,ND MLB 1930-1940 1930-1940
Peaches O'Neill 1955-08-02 75.336 -- c 5-11 165 R R 1879-08-30 Anderson,IN MLB 1904-1904 1904-1904
Queenie O'Rourke 1955-12-22 71.360 -- of-ss 5-7 150 R R 1883-12-26 Bridgeport,CT MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Jim Oglesby 1955-09-01 50.021 -- 1b 6-0 190 L L 1905-08-10 Tulsa,OK MLB 1936-1936 1936-1936
John Raleigh 1955-08-24 65.124 -- p 5-9 165 R L 1890-04-21 Elkhorn,WI MLB 1909-1910 1909-1910
Newt Randall 1955-05-03 75.088 -- of 5-10 181 R R 1880-02-03 New Lowell,ON MLB 1907-1907 1907-1907
Doc Reisling 1955-03-04 80.221 -- p 5-10 180 R R 1874-07-25 Martins Ferry,OH MLB 1904-1910 1904-1910
Frank Roth 1955-03-27 76.166 -- c 5-10 160 R R 1878-10-11 Chicago,IL MLB 1903-1910 1903-1910
Dave Rowan 1955-07-30 72.235 -- 1b 5-11 175 L L 1882-12-06 Elora,ON MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Hal Schwenk 1955-09-03 65.010 -- p 6-0 185 L L 1890-08-23 Schuylkill Haven,PA MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Joe Shannon 1955-07-28 58.165 -- of-2b 5-11 170 R R 1897-02-11 Jersey City,NJ MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Mule Shirley 1955-08-04 54.074 -- 1b 5-11 180 L L 1901-05-21 Snow Hill,NC MLB 1924-1925 1924-1925
Ed Smith 1955-03-20 76.026 -- p 5-11 170 R R 1879-02-21 Mentone,IN MLB 1906-1906 1906-1906
John Stone 1955-11-30 50.050 -- of 6-1 178 L R 1905-10-10 Mulberry,TN MLB 1928-1938 1928-1938
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Jesse Stovall 1955-07-12 79.352 -- p 6-0 175 L R 1875-07-24 Independence,MO MLB 1903-1904 1903-1904
Allie Strobel 1955-02-10 70.242 -- 2b 6-0 160 R R 1884-06-11 Boston,MA MLB 1905-1906 1905-1906
George Stultz 1955-03-19 81.261 -- p 5-10 150 -- -- 1873-06-30 Louisville,KY MLB 1894-1894 1894-1894
Buck Sweeney 1955-03-13 64.331 -- of -- -- -- -- 1890-04-15 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
Fred Tauby 1955-11-23 49.241 -- of 5-9 168 R R 1906-03-27 Canton,OH MLB 1935-1937 1935-1937
Harry Taylor 1955-07-12 89.098 -- 1b 6-2 160 L -- 1866-04-04 Tioga,NY MLB 1890-1893 1890-1893
Tom Tennant 1955-02-15 72.226 -- h 5-11 165 L L 1882-07-03 Monroe,WI MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Hank Thormahlen 1955-02-06 58.214 -- p 6-0 180 L L 1896-07-05 Jersey City,NJ MLB 1917-1925 1917-1925
Bill Tozer 1955-02-23 72.234 -- p 6-0 200 R R 1882-07-03 St. Louis,MO MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Joe Vernon 1955-03-13 65.107 -- p 5-11 160 R R 1889-11-25 Mansfield,MA MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Honus Wagner 1955-12-06 81.284 -- ss 5-11 200 R R 1874-02-24 Chartiers,PA MLB 1897-1917 1897-1917
Curt Walker 1955-12-09 59.157 -- of 5-9 170 L R 1896-07-03 Beeville,TX MLB 1919-1930 1919-1930
Buck Washer 1955-12-08 73.057 -- p 5-10 175 R R 1882-10-11 Akron,OH MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Gus Weyhing 1955-09-04 88.339 -- p 5-10 145 R R 1866-09-29 Louisville,KY MLB 1887-1901 1887-1901
Bob Wicker 1955-01-22 76.242 -- p 5-11 210 R R 1878-05-24 Bono,IN MLB 1901-1906 1901-1906
Harry Wood 1955-05-18 74.095 -- of 5-10 155 L R 1881-02-10 Waterville,ME MLB 1903-1903 1903-1903
Cy Young 1955-11-04 88.219 -- p 6-2 210 R R 1867-03-29 Gilmore,OH MLB 1890-1911 1890-1911
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