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1956 MLB Season

1956 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
Tommy Atkins 1956-05-07 68.149 Congestive heart failure p 5-10 165 L L 1887-12-09 Ponca,NE MLB 1909-1910 1909-1910
Ginger Beaumont 1956-04-10 79.260 -- of 5-8 190 L R 1876-07-23 Rochester,WI MLB 1899-1910 1899-1910
Joe Berger 1956-03-05 69.075 -- 2b-ss 5-10 170 R R 1886-12-20 St. Louis,MO MLB 1913-1914 1913-1914
Bill Bishop 1956-02-14 55.114 -- p 5-8 170 L L 1900-10-22 Houzdale,PA MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Cliff Blankenship 1956-04-26 76.015 -- c-1b 5-10 165 R R 1880-04-10 Columbus,GA MLB 1905-1909 1905-1909
Bill Brady 1956-04-10 66.234 -- p 6-2 -- -- R 1889-08-18 New York,NY MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Eddie Brown 1956-09-10 65.055 -- of 6-3 190 R R 1891-07-17 Milligan,NE MLB 1920-1928 1920-1928
Roy Carlyle 1956-11-22 55.347 -- of 6-2 195 L R 1900-12-10 Buford,GA MLB 1925-1926 1925-1926
Davey Claire 1956-01-07 58.049 -- ss 5-8 164 R R 1897-11-17 Ludington,MI MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Dad Clark 1956-07-26 83.009 -- 1b 5-11 170 L L 1873-07-16 San Francisco,CA MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
Claude Davidson 1956-04-18 59.186 -- 2b-of 5-11 155 L R 1896-10-13 Boston,MA MLB 1918-1919 1918-1919
Ray Demmitt 1956-02-19 72.016 -- of 5-8 170 L R 1884-02-02 Illiopolis,IL MLB 1909-1919 1909-1919
Shorty Desjardien 1956-03-07 62.194 -- p 6-5 205 R R 1893-08-24 Coffeyville,KS MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
Ona Dodd 1956-12-17 70.063 -- 3b-2b 5-8 150 R R 1886-10-14 Springtown,TX MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Gus Dorner 1956-05-04 79.258 Long illness p 5-10 176 R R 1876-08-18 Chambersburg,PA MLB 1902-1909 1902-1909
George Dumont 1956-10-13 60.334 -- p 5-11 163 R R 1895-11-13 Minneapolis,MN MLB 1915-1919 1915-1919
Frank Dupee 1956-08-14 79.106 -- p 6-1 200 -- L 1877-04-29 Monkton,VT MLB 1901-1901 1901-1901
Art Fromme 1956-08-24 72.355 -- p 6-0 178 R R 1883-09-03 Quincy,IL MLB 1906-1915 1906-1915
Tom Gastall 1956-09-20 24.099 -- c 6-2 187 R R 1932-06-13 Fall River,MA MLB 1955-1956 1955-1956
Jake Gettman 1956-10-04 80.344 -- of 5-11 185 B L 1875-10-25 Frank,RU MLB 1897-1899 1897-1899
Joe Giard 1956-07-10 57.276 -- p 5-10 170 L L 1898-10-07 Ware,MA MLB 1925-1927 1925-1927
John Godwin 1956-05-05 79.055 -- 3b-of 6-0 190 R R 1877-03-10 East Liverpool,OH MLB 1905-1906 1905-1906
Marty Herrmann 1956-09-11 63.243 -- p 5-10 150 L L 1893-01-10 Oldenburg,IN MLB 1918-1918 1918-1918
Ed Heusser 1956-03-01 46.298 -- p 6-0 187 B R 1909-05-07 Salt Lake County,UT MLB 1935-1948 1935-1948
Hob Hiller 1956-12-27 63.228 -- 3b-ss 5-8 162 R R 1893-05-12 East Mauch Chunk,PA MLB 1920-1921 1920-1921
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ed Hilley 1956-11-14 77.150 -- 3b 5-10 170 R R 1879-06-17 Cleveland,OH MLB 1903-1903 1903-1903
Roy Hitt 1956-02-08 68.230 -- p 5-10 200 L L 1887-06-22 Carleton,NE MLB 1907-1907 1907-1907
Solly Hofman 1956-03-10 73.132 -- of-1b 6-0 160 R R 1882-10-29 St. Louis,MO MLB 1903-1916 1903-1916
Fred Holmes 1956-02-13 77.226 -- c-1b -- -- R R 1878-07-01 Chicago,IL MLB 1903-1904 1903-1904
Dave Howard 1956-01-26 66.268 -- 2b 5-11 165 R R 1889-05-01 Washington,DC MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Del Howard 1956-12-24 78.364 -- of-1b 6-0 180 L R 1877-12-24 Kenney,IL MLB 1905-1909 1905-1909
Harry Howell 1956-05-22 79.188 -- p 5-9 -- R R 1876-11-14 -- MLB 1898-1910 1898-1910
Tom Hughes 1956-02-08 77.070 -- p 6-1 175 R R 1878-11-29 Chicago,IL MLB 1900-1913 1900-1913
Lem Hunter 1956-11-09 93.297 -- of -- -- -- -- 1863-01-16 Warren,OH MLB 1883-1883 1883-1883
Scotty Ingerton 1956-06-15 70.056 -- 3b-of 6-1 172 R R 1886-04-19 Peninsula,OH MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
John Jackson 1956-10-22 47.099 -- p 6-2 180 R R 1909-07-15 Wynnefield,PA MLB 1933-1933 1933-1933
John Jones 1956-11-03 55.174 -- of 5-11 185 L L 1901-05-13 Coatesville,PA MLB 1923-1932 1923-1932
John Kane 1956-07-25 56.156 -- ss-2b 5-10 162 B R 1900-02-19 Chicago,IL MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
Frank Kelliher 1956-03-04 56.285 -- h 5-9 175 L L 1899-05-23 Somerville,MA MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Bub Kuhn 1956-11-20 57.039 -- p -- 182 L R 1899-10-12 Vicksburg,MI MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
John Leighton 1956-10-31 95.026 -- of 5-11 170 -- -- 1861-10-04 Peabody,MA MLB 1890-1890 1890-1890
Jack Lewis 1956-02-25 72.020 -- 2b 5-8 158 R R 1884-02-04 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Glenn Liebhardt 1956-07-13 73.125 -- p 5-10 175 R R 1883-03-10 Milton,IN MLB 1906-1909 1906-1909
Pete Loos 1956-02-23 77.336 -- p 5-9 178 -- R 1878-03-23 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1901-1901 1901-1901
Connie Mack 1956-02-08 93.047 -- c 6-1 150 R R 1862-12-22 East Brookfield,MA MLB 1886-1896 1886-1896
Bill Malarkey 1956-12-12 78.015 -- p 5-10 185 R R 1878-11-26 Port Byron,IL MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Walt Marbet 1956-09-24 66.010 -- p 6-1 175 R R 1890-09-13 Plymouth County,IA MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Algie McBride 1956-01-10 86.230 -- of 5-9 152 L L 1869-05-23 Washington,DC MLB 1896-1901 1896-1901
Barry McCormick 1956-01-28 81.033 -- 2b 5-9 -- -- R 1874-12-25 Maysville,KY MLB 1895-1904 1895-1904
Limb McKenry 1956-11-01 68.079 -- p 6-4 205 R R 1888-08-13 Piney Flats,TN MLB 1915-1916 1915-1916
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
John McMakin 1956-09-25 78.202 -- p 5-11 165 R L 1878-03-06 Spartanburg,SC MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
Fred Merkle 1956-03-02 67.071 -- 1b 6-1 190 R R 1888-12-20 Watertown,WI MLB 1907-1926 1907-1926
Dick Midkiff 1956-10-30 42.032 -- p 6-2 185 R R 1914-09-28 Gonzales,TX MLB 1938-1938 1938-1938
Warren Miller 1956-08-12 71.028 -- of 5-10 160 L L 1885-07-14 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1909-1911 1909-1911
Ralph Mitterling 1956-01-22 65.277 -- of 5-10 165 R R 1890-04-19 Freeburg,PA MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
John Monroe 1956-06-19 57.299 -- 2b-3b 5-10 160 L R 1898-08-24 Farmersville,TX MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Joseph Myers 1956-02-11 73.329 -- p 5-10 205 R R 1882-03-18 Wilmington,DE MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Red Nelson 1956-10-26 70.159 -- p 5-11 190 R R 1886-05-19 Cleveland,OH MLB 1910-1913 1910-1913
Patsy O'Rourke 1956-04-18 75.004 -- ss 5-7 160 R R 1881-04-13 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Bruce Ogrodowski 1956-03-05 44.017 -- c 5-11 175 R R 1912-02-17 Hoytville,PA MLB 1936-1937 1936-1937
Harry Ostdiek 1956-05-06 75.023 -- c 5-11 185 R R 1881-04-12 Ottumwa,IA MLB 1904-1908 1904-1908
Tony Parisse 1956-06-02 44.343 -- c 5-10 165 R R 1911-06-25 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1943-1944 1943-1944
Charlie Peete 1956-11-27 27.278 -- of 5-9 190 L R 1929-02-22 Franklin,VA MLB 1956-1956 1956-1956
Hank Perry 1956-07-18 69.355 -- of 5-11 190 L R 1886-07-28 Howell,MI MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
George Puccinelli 1956-04-16 48.299 -- of 6-0 190 R R 1907-06-22 San Francisco,CA MLB 1930-1936 1930-1936
John Quinn 1956-04-09 70.208 -- c 5-11 150 R R 1885-09-12 Framingham,MA MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Pat Ragan 1956-09-04 67.292 -- p 5-10 185 R R 1888-11-15 Blanchard,IA MLB 1909-1923 1909-1923
Clay Roe 1956-04-04 52.088 -- p 6-1 180 L L 1904-01-07 Greenbrier,TN MLB 1923-1923 1923-1923
Jim Rutherford 1956-09-18 69.357 -- of 6-1 180 L R 1886-09-26 Stillwater,MN MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Buddy Ryan 1956-07-09 70.275 -- of 5-9 172 L R 1885-10-06 Denver,CO MLB 1912-1913 1912-1913
Freddy Sale 1956-05-27 54.025 -- p 5-9 160 R R 1902-05-02 Chester,SC MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Frank Scheibeck 1956-10-22 91.115 -- 2b 5-7 145 R R 1865-06-28 Detroit,MI MLB 1887-1906 1887-1906
Kip Selbach 1956-02-17 83.328 -- of 5-7 190 R R 1872-03-24 Columbus,OH MLB 1894-1906 1894-1906
Tommy Sewell 1956-07-30 50.105 -- h 5-7 155 L R 1906-04-16 Montgomery,AL MLB 1927-1927 1927-1927
John Shea 1956-11-30 51.338 -- p 5-10 171 L L 1904-12-27 Everett,MA MLB 1928-1928 1928-1928
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Paddy Siglin 1956-08-05 64.315 -- 2b 5-10 160 R R 1891-09-24 Aurelia,IA MLB 1914-1916 1914-1916
Al Simmons 1956-05-26 54.004 -- of 5-11 190 R R 1902-05-22 Milwaukee,WI MLB 1924-1944 1924-1944
Jimmy Slagle 1956-05-10 82.302 -- of 5-7 144 L R 1873-07-11 Worthville,PA MLB 1899-1908 1899-1908
Tod Sloan 1956-09-12 65.262 -- of 6-0 175 L R 1890-12-24 Madisonville,TN MLB 1913-1919 1913-1919
Tom Stouch 1956-10-07 86.308 -- 2b 6-2 165 R R 1869-12-02 Perrysville,OH MLB 1898-1898 1898-1898
Lena Styles 1956-03-14 56.107 -- c 6-1 185 R R 1899-11-27 Gurley,AL MLB 1919-1931 1919-1931
Denny Sullivan 1956-06-02 73.247 -- of 5-10 -- L R 1882-09-28 Hillsboro,WI MLB 1905-1909 1905-1909
Jesse Tannehill 1956-09-22 82.069 -- p 5-8 150 B L 1874-07-14 Dayton,KY MLB 1894-1911 1894-1911
Hughie Tate 1956-08-07 76.079 -- of 5-11 190 R R 1880-05-19 Everett,PA MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Tommy Taylor 1956-04-05 63.199 -- 3b 5-8 160 R R 1892-09-17 Mexia,TX MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Roxy Walters 1956-06-03 63.209 -- c 5-8 160 R R 1892-11-05 San Francisco,CA MLB 1915-1925 1915-1925
Frank Watt 1956-08-31 53.260 -- p 6-1 205 R R 1902-12-15 Washington,DC MLB 1931-1931 1931-1931
Buck Weaver 1956-01-31 65.165 -- ss-3b 5-11 170 B R 1890-08-18 Pottstown,PA MLB 1912-1920 1912-1920
Roy Wilkinson 1956-07-02 63.054 -- p 6-1 170 R R 1893-05-08 Canandaigua,NY MLB 1918-1922 1918-1922
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