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1959 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
Johnny Allen 1959-03-29 53.180 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1905-09-30 Lenoir,NC MLB 1932-1944 1932-1944
Sled Allen 1959-10-16 73.053 -- c 6-1 180 R R 1886-08-23 West Plains,MO MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Morrie Arnovich 1959-07-20 48.246 Coronary occlusion of 5-10 168 R R 1910-11-16 Superior,WI MLB 1936-1946 1936-1946
Red Barnes 1959-07-03 54.189 -- of -- 158 L R 1904-12-25 Suggsville,AL MLB 1927-1930 1927-1930
Walter Beall 1959-01-28 59.182 -- p 5-10 178 R R 1899-07-29 Washington,DC MLB 1924-1929 1924-1929
Ralph Bell 1959-10-18 68.345 -- p 5-11 170 L L 1890-11-06 Kahoka,MO MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Clarence Berger 1959-06-30 64.240 -- of 6-0 185 L R 1894-11-01 East Cleveland,OH MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
Frank Biscan 1959-05-22 39.069 -- p 5-11 190 L L 1920-03-13 Mount Olive,IL MLB 1942-1948 1942-1948
Don Black 1959-04-21 42.274 -- p 6-0 185 R R 1916-07-20 Salix,IA MLB 1943-1948 1943-1948
Jim Bottomley 1959-12-11 59.231 -- 1b 6-0 180 L L 1900-04-23 Oglesby,IL MLB 1922-1937 1922-1937
Emmett Bowles 1959-09-03 61.031 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1898-08-02 Wanette,OK MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Herb Bradley 1959-10-16 56.286 Massive coronary thrombosis p 6-0 170 R R 1903-01-03 Agenda,KS MLB 1927-1929 1927-1929
Dave Brain 1959-05-25 80.120 -- 3b 5-10 170 R R 1879-01-24 Hereford,EN MLB 1901-1908 1901-1908
Fred Brainerd 1959-04-17 67.058 -- 1b-3b 6-0 176 R R 1892-02-17 Champaign,IL MLB 1914-1916 1914-1916
Art Brouthers 1959-09-28 76.306 -- 3b 6-1 -- -- R 1882-11-25 Montgomery,AL MLB 1906-1906 1906-1906
Frank Bruggy 1959-04-05 67.335 -- c 5-11 195 R R 1891-05-04 Elizabeth,NJ MLB 1921-1925 1921-1925
Hal Bubser 1959-06-22 63.266 -- h 5-11 170 R R 1895-09-28 Chicago,IL MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Johnny Burnett 1959-08-12 54.283 -- ss-3b 5-11 175 L R 1904-11-01 Bartow,FL MLB 1927-1935 1927-1935
Bruce Caldwell 1959-02-15 53.007 -- of-1b 6-0 195 R R 1906-02-08 Ashton,RI MLB 1928-1932 1928-1932
Chappy Charles 1959-08-04 78.130 -- 2b-ss 5-11 175 R R 1881-03-25 Phillipsburg,NJ MLB 1908-1910 1908-1910
Win Clark 1959-04-15 84.003 -- 2b 5-10 175 R R 1875-04-11 Circleville,OH MLB 1897-1897 1897-1897
Boileryard Clarke 1959-07-29 90.282 -- 1b-c 5-11 170 R R 1868-10-18 New York,NY MLB 1893-1905 1893-1905
Verne Clemons 1959-05-05 67.238 -- c 5-9 190 R R 1891-09-08 Clemons,IA MLB 1916-1924 1916-1924
Bob Coleman 1959-07-16 68.292 -- c 6-2 190 R R 1890-09-26 Huntingburg,IN MLB 1913-1916 1913-1916
Wid Conroy 1959-12-06 82.243 -- 3b-of 5-9 158 R R 1877-04-05 Camden,NJ MLB 1901-1911 1901-1911
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Red Corriden 1959-09-28 72.023 -- ss-3b 5-9 165 R R 1887-09-04 Logansport,IN MLB 1910-1915 1910-1915
Ed Cotter 1959-06-14 54.344 -- 3b-ss 6-0 185 R R 1904-07-04 Hartford,CT MLB 1926-1926 1926-1926
Lee Dashner 1959-12-16 72.234 -- p 5-11 192 B L 1887-04-25 Renault,IL MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Harley Dillinger 1959-01-08 64.069 -- p 5-11 175 R L 1894-10-30 Pomeroy,OH MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
Ben Dyer 1959-08-07 66.173 -- 3b-ss 5-11 170 R R 1893-02-13 Chicago,IL MLB 1914-1919 1914-1919
Howard Ehmke 1959-03-17 64.326 -- p 6-3 190 R R 1894-04-24 Silver Creek,NY MLB 1916-1930 1916-1930
Carter Elliott 1959-05-21 65.172 -- ss 5-11 165 L R 1893-11-29 Atchison,KS MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Ferd Eunick 1959-12-09 67.229 -- 3b 5-6 148 R R 1892-04-22 Baltimore,MD MLB 1917-1917 1917-1917
Willy Fetzer 1959-05-03 74.311 -- h 5-10 180 L R 1884-06-24 Concord,NC MLB 1906-1906 1906-1906
Howie Fitzgerald 1959-02-27 56.287 -- of 5-11 163 L L 1902-05-16 Eagle Lake,TX MLB 1922-1926 1922-1926
Don Flinn 1959-03-09 66.110 -- of 6-1 185 R R 1892-11-17 Bluff Dale,TX MLB 1917-1917 1917-1917
Bill Friel 1959-12-24 83.265 -- 2b-3b 5-10 165 L R 1876-04-01 Renovo,PA MLB 1901-1903 1901-1903
Johnson Fry 1959-04-07 57.137 -- p 6-1 150 R R 1901-11-21 Huntington,WV MLB 1923-1923 1923-1923
Dave Fultz 1959-10-29 84.152 -- of 5-11 170 R R 1875-05-29 Staunton,VA MLB 1898-1905 1898-1905
John Ganzel 1959-01-14 84.281 -- 1b 6-0 195 R R 1874-04-07 Kalamazoo,MI MLB 1898-1908 1898-1908
Dinty Gearin 1959-03-11 61.146 -- p 5-4 148 L L 1897-10-15 Providence,RI MLB 1923-1924 1923-1924
Norwood Gibson 1959-07-07 82.116 -- p 5-10 165 R R 1877-03-11 Peoria,IL MLB 1903-1906 1903-1906
Frank Gilhooley 1959-07-11 67.029 -- of 5-8 155 L R 1892-06-10 Toledo,OH MLB 1912-1919 1912-1919
John Glaiser 1959-03-07 64.221 -- p 5-8 165 L R 1894-07-28 Yoakum,TX MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Joe Harris 1959-12-10 68.203 -- 1b-of 5-9 170 R R 1891-05-20 Coulters,PA MLB 1914-1928 1914-1928
Frank Harter 1959-04-14 72.206 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1886-09-19 Keyesport,IL MLB 1912-1913 1912-1913
Bunny Hearn 1959-10-10 68.141 -- p 5-11 190 L L 1891-05-21 Chapel Hill,NC MLB 1910-1920 1910-1920
Fritz Henrich 1959-05-01 59.357 -- of 5-10 160 L L 1899-05-08 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Jake Hewitt 1959-05-18 88.345 -- p 5-7 150 L L 1870-06-06 Maidsville,WV MLB 1895-1895 1895-1895
Irv Higginbotham 1959-06-12 77.046 -- p 6-1 196 R R 1882-04-26 Homer,NE MLB 1906-1909 1906-1909
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Eddie Higgins 1959-02-14 70.331 -- p 6-0 174 R R 1888-03-18 Nevada,IL MLB 1909-1910 1909-1910
Hunter Hill 1959-02-22 79.245 -- 3b -- -- R R 1879-06-21 Austin,TX MLB 1903-1905 1903-1905
Jim Hitchcock 1959-06-23 47.360 -- ss 5-11 175 R R 1911-06-28 Inverness,AL MLB 1938-1938 1938-1938
Bill Hoffer 1959-07-21 88.254 -- p 5-9 155 R R 1870-11-08 Cedar Rapids,IA MLB 1895-1901 1895-1901
Lefty Hopper 1959-09-27 84.122 -- p 6-0 -- -- L 1875-05-27 Jersey City,NJ MLB 1898-1898 1898-1898
Lefty Houtz 1959-02-15 83.163 -- of 5-10 170 L L 1875-09-04 Connersville,IN MLB 1899-1899 1899-1899
Frank Huelsman 1959-06-09 85.003 -- of 6-2 210 R R 1874-06-05 St. Louis,MO MLB 1897-1905 1897-1905
John Hummel 1959-05-18 76.043 -- 2b-of 5-11 160 R R 1883-04-04 Bloomsburg,PA MLB 1905-1918 1905-1918
Bert James 1959-01-02 72.178 -- of 5-11 175 L R 1886-07-07 Coopertown,TN MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Fred Johnston 1959-07-14 60.004 -- 3b-2b 5-11 170 R R 1899-07-09 Charlotte,NC MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Claude Jonnard 1959-08-27 61.276 -- p 6-1 165 R R 1897-11-23 Nashville,TN MLB 1921-1929 1921-1929
Nick Kahl 1959-07-13 80.093 -- 2b 5-9 185 R R 1879-04-10 Coulterville,IL MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Chick Keating 1959-07-13 67.338 -- ss 5-9 155 R R 1891-08-08 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1913-1926 1913-1926
Elmer Koestner 1959-10-27 73.330 -- p 6-1 175 R R 1885-11-30 Piper City,IL MLB 1910-1914 1910-1914
Nap Lajoie 1959-02-07 84.154 -- 2b 6-1 195 R R 1874-09-05 Woonsocket,RI MLB 1896-1916 1896-1916
Phil Lewis 1959-08-08 74.302 -- ss 6-0 195 R R 1884-10-08 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1905-1908 1905-1908
Doc Marshall 1959-12-11 84.079 -- c-of 6-0 185 R R 1875-09-22 Butler,PA MLB 1904-1909 1904-1909
Ed McFarland 1959-11-28 85.116 -- c 5-10 180 R R 1874-08-03 Cleveland,OH MLB 1893-1908 1893-1908
Bill McGill 1959-08-07 79.037 -- p 6-2 185 R R 1880-06-29 Galva,KS MLB 1907-1907 1907-1907
Tom McGuire 1959-12-07 67.308 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1892-02-01 Chicago,IL MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Jim McHale 1959-06-17 83.181 -- of 5-11 165 R R 1875-12-17 Miners Mills,PA MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Vance McIlree 1959-05-06 61.203 -- p 6-0 160 R R 1897-10-14 Riverside,IA MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Otto Miller 1959-07-26 58.173 -- 3b-2b -- 168 R R 1901-02-02 Belleville,IL MLB 1927-1932 1927-1932
Roy Mitchell 1959-09-08 74.140 -- p 5-9 170 R R 1885-04-19 Belton,TX MLB 1910-1919 1910-1919
Buck O'Brien 1959-07-25 77.076 -- p 5-10 188 R R 1882-05-09 Brockton,MA MLB 1911-1913 1911-1913
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Mike O'Neill 1959-08-12 81.338 -- of 5-11 185 R R 1877-09-07 Galway,IR MLB 1901-1907 1901-1907
Joe Ogrodowski 1959-06-24 52.216 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1906-11-20 Hoytville,PA MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
Frank Okrie 1959-10-16 62.351 -- p 5-11 175 L L 1896-10-28 Detroit,MI MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Gene Packard 1959-05-18 71.308 -- p 5-10 155 L L 1887-07-13 Colorado Springs,CO MLB 1912-1919 1912-1919
Dode Paskert 1959-02-12 77.167 -- of 5-11 165 R R 1881-08-28 Cleveland,OH MLB 1907-1921 1907-1921
George Payne 1959-01-24 68.245 -- p 5-11 172 R R 1890-05-23 Mount Vernon,KY MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Ken Penner 1959-05-28 63.032 -- p 5-11 170 L R 1896-04-24 Boonville,IN MLB 1916-1929 1916-1929
Scott Perry 1959-10-27 68.192 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1891-04-17 Denison,TX MLB 1915-1921 1915-1921
William Pierson 1959-02-20 59.250 -- p 6-2 180 L L 1899-06-14 Atlantic City,NJ MLB 1918-1924 1918-1924
Frank Ragland 1959-07-28 55.062 -- p 6-1 186 R R 1904-05-26 Water Valley,MS MLB 1932-1933 1932-1933
Elmer Rieger 1959-10-21 70.236 -- p 6-0 175 B R 1889-02-25 Perris,CA MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Jimmy Ripple 1959-07-16 49.275 -- of 5-10 170 L R 1909-10-14 Export,PA MLB 1936-1943 1936-1943
Blondy Ryan 1959-11-28 53.328 -- ss-3b 6-1 178 R R 1906-01-04 Lynn,MA MLB 1930-1938 1930-1938
Ralph Savidge 1959-07-22 80.168 -- p 6-2 210 R R 1879-02-03 Jerseytown,PA MLB 1908-1909 1908-1909
Joe Schepner 1959-07-25 63.348 -- 3b 5-10 160 R R 1895-08-10 Aliquippa,PA MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Jack Scott 1959-11-30 67.224 -- p 6-2 199 L R 1892-04-18 Ridgeway,NC MLB 1916-1929 1916-1929
Ben Shaw 1959-03-16 65.270 -- 1b-c 5-11 190 R R 1893-06-18 LaCenter,KY MLB 1917-1918 1917-1918
Tommy Sheehan 1959-05-22 81.196 -- 3b 5-8 160 R R 1877-11-06 Sacramento,CA MLB 1900-1908 1900-1908
Toots Shultz 1959-01-30 70.110 -- p 5-10 175 R R 1888-10-10 Homestead,PA MLB 1911-1912 1911-1912
Oscar Siemer 1959-12-05 58.112 -- c 5-9 162 R R 1901-08-14 St. Louis,MO MLB 1925-1926 1925-1926
Klondike Smith 1959-11-15 72.314 -- of 5-9 160 L L 1887-01-04 London,EN MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Wib Smith 1959-11-18 73.079 -- c 5-10 165 L R 1886-08-30 Evart,MI MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Joe Sugden 1959-06-28 88.331 -- c-1b 5-10 180 B R 1870-07-31 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1893-1912 1893-1912
Roy Thomas 1959-11-20 85.240 -- of 5-11 150 L L 1874-03-24 Norristown,PA MLB 1899-1911 1899-1911
Doc Tonkin 1959-05-30 77.291 -- p 5-9 165 L L 1881-08-11 Concord,NH MLB 1907-1907 1907-1907
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Bill Upham 1959-09-14 71.161 -- p 6-0 178 B R 1888-04-04 Akron,OH MLB 1918-1918 1918-1918
Dutch Ussat 1959-05-29 55.047 -- 3b-2b 6-1 170 R R 1904-04-11 Dayton,OH MLB 1925-1927 1925-1927
Speed Walker 1959-06-20 61.147 -- 1b 6-0 170 R R 1898-01-23 Munhall,PA MLB 1923-1923 1923-1923
Tilly Walker 1959-09-20 72.015 -- of 5-11 165 R R 1887-09-04 Telford,TN MLB 1911-1923 1911-1923
Ed Walsh 1959-05-26 78.010 -- p 6-1 193 R R 1881-05-14 Plains,PA MLB 1904-1917 1904-1917
Lew Whistler 1959-12-30 91.293 -- 1b 5-10 178 -- R 1868-03-10 St. Louis,MO MLB 1890-1893 1890-1893
Ken Williams 1959-01-22 68.207 -- of 6-0 170 L R 1890-06-28 Grants Pass,OR MLB 1915-1929 1915-1929
Lefty Williams 1959-11-04 66.238 -- p 5-9 160 R L 1893-03-09 Aurora,MO MLB 1913-1920 1913-1920
Pop Williams 1959-08-04 85.076 -- p 5-11 190 L R 1874-05-19 Bowdoinham,ME MLB 1898-1903 1898-1903
Dave Wills 1959-10-13 82.258 -- 1b -- -- L L 1877-01-26 Charlottesville,VA MLB 1899-1899 1899-1899
Del Young 1959-12-17 74.052 -- of 5-11 195 L R 1885-10-24 Macon,MO MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
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