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1961 MLB Season

1961 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
Lefty Atkinson 1961-02-12 54.255 -- h 5-6 149 L L 1906-06-02 Chicago,IL MLB 1927-1927 1927-1927
Jesse Barnes 1961-09-09 69.013 -- p 6-0 170 L R 1892-08-26 Perkins,OK MLB 1915-1927 1915-1927
Jack Barry 1961-04-23 73.362 -- ss-2b 5-9 158 R R 1887-04-26 Meriden,CT MLB 1908-1919 1908-1919
Joe Bean 1961-02-15 86.333 -- ss 5-8 138 R R 1874-03-18 Boston,MA MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
Al Bergman 1961-06-20 70.265 -- 2b 5-7 155 R R 1890-09-27 Peru,IN MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
Joe Berry 1961-03-13 88.183 -- c 5-9 172 B R 1872-09-10 Steubenville,OH MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
Coonie Blank 1961-12-08 69.050 -- c 5-11 165 R R 1892-10-18 St. Louis,MO MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Ping Bodie 1961-12-17 74.069 -- of 5-8 195 R R 1887-10-08 San Francisco,CA MLB 1911-1921 1911-1921
Benny Bowcock 1961-06-16 81.231 -- 2b 5-7 150 R R 1879-10-28 Fall River,MA MLB 1903-1903 1903-1903
Fred Brickell 1961-04-08 54.150 Heart attack of 5-7 160 L R 1906-11-09 Saffordville,KS MLB 1926-1933 1926-1933
Tom Cafego 1961-10-29 50.069 Heart attack of 5-10 160 L R 1911-08-21 Whipple,WV MLB 1937-1937 1937-1937
Guy Cantrell 1961-01-31 56.297 -- p 6-0 190 R R 1904-04-09 Clarita,OK MLB 1925-1930 1925-1930
Leon Carlson 1961-09-15 66.209 -- p 6-3 195 R R 1895-02-17 Jamestown,NY MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Nick Carter 1961-11-23 82.187 -- p 5-8 140 L R 1879-05-19 Oatlands,VA MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
John Cavanaugh 1961-01-14 60.223 -- 3b 5-9 158 R R 1900-06-05 Scranton,PA MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Ty Cobb 1961-07-17 74.210 -- of 6-1 175 L R 1886-12-18 Narrows,GA MLB 1905-1928 1905-1928
Harry Colliflower 1961-08-14 92.155 -- p 5-11 175 L L 1869-03-11 Petersville,MD MLB 1899-1899 1899-1899
Bill Collins 1961-06-26 79.090 -- of 6-0 170 B R 1882-03-27 Chesterton,IN MLB 1910-1913 1910-1913
Jack Coveney 1961-03-28 80.290 -- c 5-9 175 R R 1880-06-10 South Natick,MA MLB 1903-1903 1903-1903
Davey Crockett 1961-02-23 85.141 -- 1b 6-1 175 L R 1875-10-05 Roanoke,VA MLB 1901-1901 1901-1901
Nick Cullop 1961-04-15 73.210 -- p 5-11 172 L L 1887-09-17 Chilhowie,VA MLB 1913-1921 1913-1921
George Davis 1961-06-04 71.086 -- p 5-10 175 B R 1890-03-09 Lancaster,NY MLB 1912-1915 1912-1915
Tom Downey 1961-08-03 77.214 -- ss-3b 5-10 178 R R 1884-01-01 Lewiston,ME MLB 1909-1912 1909-1912
Jess Doyle 1961-04-15 63.000 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1898-04-14 Knoxville,TN MLB 1925-1931 1925-1931
Lee Dunham 1961-05-11 58.336 -- 1b 5-11 185 L L 1902-06-09 Atlanta,IL MLB 1926-1926 1926-1926
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Hod Eller 1961-07-18 67.012 -- p 5-11 185 R R 1894-07-05 Muncie,IN MLB 1917-1921 1917-1921
Cy Falkenberg 1961-04-14 80.117 -- p 6-5 180 R R 1880-12-17 Chicago,IL MLB 1903-1917 1903-1917
Harry Felix 1961-10-17 -- -- p 5-7 160 R R 1870 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1901-1902 1901-1902
Dana Fillingim 1961-02-03 67.088 -- p 5-10 175 L R 1893-11-06 Columbus,GA MLB 1915-1925 1915-1925
Frank Foutz 1961-12-25 84.260 -- 1b 5-11 165 R R 1877-04-08 Baltimore,MD MLB 1901-1901 1901-1901
Eddie Gaedel 1961-06-18 36.010 -- h 3-7 65 R L 1925-06-08 Chicago,IL MLB 1951-1951 1951-1951
Harry Gardner 1961-08-02 74.061 -- p 6-2 180 R R 1887-06-01 Quincy,MI MLB 1911-1912 1911-1912
Frank Gibson 1961-04-27 70.211 -- c 6-0 172 B R 1890-09-27 Omaha,NE MLB 1913-1927 1913-1927
Harry Gleason 1961-10-21 86.206 -- 3b 5-6 160 R R 1875-03-28 Camden,NJ MLB 1901-1905 1901-1905
Roy Golden 1961-10-04 73.083 -- p 6-1 195 R R 1888-07-12 Madisonville,OH MLB 1910-1911 1910-1911
John Grim 1961-07-28 93.353 -- c 6-2 175 R R 1867-08-09 Lebanon,KY MLB 1888-1899 1888-1899
Jim Hackett 1961-03-28 83.177 -- p 6-2 185 R R 1877-10-01 Jacksonville,IL MLB 1902-1903 1902-1903
Dick Harley 1961-05-16 86.270 -- p -- -- R R 1874-08-18 Springfield,OH MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Bob Harmon 1961-11-27 74.042 -- p 6-0 187 B R 1887-10-15 Liberal,MO MLB 1909-1918 1909-1918
Roy Hartzell 1961-11-06 80.122 -- of-3b 5-8 155 L R 1881-07-06 Golden,CO MLB 1906-1916 1906-1916
Mack Hillis 1961-06-16 59.328 -- 2b 5-10 165 R R 1901-07-23 Cambridge,MA MLB 1924-1928 1924-1928
George Hogriever 1961-01-26 91.314 -- of 5-8 160 R R 1869-03-17 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1895-1901 1895-1901
Red Holt 1961-02-02 66.191 -- 1b 5-11 175 L L 1894-07-25 Dayton,TN MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
Dummy Hoy 1961-12-15 99.205 -- of 5-6 160 L R 1862-05-23 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1888-1902 1888-1902
Tom Hughes 1961-11-01 77.277 -- p 6-2 175 R R 1884-01-28 Coal Creek,CO MLB 1906-1918 1906-1918
Al Humphrey 1961-05-13 75.073 -- of 5-11 180 L R 1886-02-28 Ashtabula,OH MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Ollie Johns 1961-06-17 81.300 -- p -- -- L L 1879-08-21 Trenton,OH MLB 1905-1905 1905-1905
Doc Johnston 1961-02-17 73.161 -- 1b 6-0 170 L L 1887-09-09 Cleveland,TN MLB 1909-1922 1909-1922
Binky Jones 1961-05-13 61.306 -- ss 5-9 154 R R 1899-07-11 St. Louis,MO MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Ted Jourdan 1961-09-23 66.017 -- 1b 6-0 175 L L 1895-09-05 New Orleans,LA MLB 1916-1920 1916-1920
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Benny Kauff 1961-11-17 71.315 -- of 5-8 157 L L 1890-01-05 Pomeroy,OH MLB 1912-1920 1912-1920
Jim Kelly 1961-04-10 77.068 -- of 5-10 180 L R 1884-02-01 Bloomfield,NJ MLB 1914-1918 1914-1918
Red Kelly 1961-02-04 76.080 -- of 5-11 165 R R 1884-11-15 Union,IL MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
La Rue Kirby 1961-06-10 71.161 -- p 6-0 185 B R 1889-12-30 Eureka,MI MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Otto Knabe 1961-05-17 76.338 -- 2b 5-8 175 R R 1884-06-12 Carrick,PA MLB 1905-1916 1905-1916
Ben Koehler 1961-05-21 84.114 -- of 5-10 175 R R 1877-01-26 Schoerndorn,GE MLB 1905-1906 1905-1906
Lou Koupal 1961-12-08 62.353 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1898-12-19 Tabor,SD MLB 1925-1937 1925-1937
Otto Krueger 1961-02-20 84.155 -- ss-of 5-7 165 R R 1876-09-17 Chicago,IL MLB 1899-1905 1899-1905
John Leary 1961-08-18 70.107 -- 1b 5-11 180 R R 1891-05-02 Waltham,MA MLB 1914-1915 1914-1915
Dutch Lieber 1961-12-31 51.333 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1910-02-01 Alameda,CA MLB 1935-1936 1935-1936
Jack Little 1961-07-27 70.136 -- of 5-11 175 R R 1891-03-12 Mart,TX MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Art Loudell 1961-02-19 78.314 -- p 5-11 173 R R 1882-04-10 Latham,MO MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Fred Luderus 1961-01-05 75.114 -- 1b 5-11 185 L R 1885-09-12 Milwaukee,WI MLB 1909-1920 1909-1920
Freddie Maguire 1961-11-03 62.176 -- 2b 5-11 155 R R 1899-05-10 Roxbury,MA MLB 1922-1931 1922-1931
Frank Mahar 1961-12-05 83.000 -- of 5-10 -- -- R 1878-12-04 Natick,MA MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
Alex Malloy 1961-03-01 74.120 -- p 6-2 180 R R 1886-10-31 Laurinburg,NC MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Bert Maxwell 1961-12-10 75.053 -- p 6-0 180 B R 1886-10-17 Texarkana,AR MLB 1906-1911 1906-1911
Jim McGinley 1961-09-20 82.352 -- p 5-9 165 R R 1878-10-02 Groveland,MA MLB 1904-1905 1904-1905
Chuck Miller 1961-06-16 71.270 -- of 5-8 155 L L 1889-09-18 Woodville,OH MLB 1913-1914 1913-1914
Mike Mitchell 1961-07-16 81.216 -- of 6-1 185 R R 1879-12-12 Springfield,OH MLB 1907-1914 1907-1914
John Mohardt 1961-11-24 63.306 -- of 5-10 165 R R 1898-01-21 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Kid Mohler 1961-11-04 86.325 -- 2b 5-4 145 R L 1874-12-13 Oneida,IL MLB 1894-1894 1894-1894
Carlton Molesworth 1961-07-25 85.160 -- p 5-7 162 L L 1876-02-15 Frederick,MD MLB 1895-1895 1895-1895
Earl Moore 1961-11-28 82.121 -- p 6-0 195 R R 1879-07-29 Pickerington,OH MLB 1901-1913 1901-1913
Walter Morris 1961-08-02 81.183 -- ss 5-11 -- R R 1880-01-31 Rockwell,TX MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ray Nelson 1961-01-08 85.157 -- 2b 5-9 150 R R 1875-08-04 Holyoke,MA MLB 1901-1901 1901-1901
Red Oldham 1961-01-28 67.196 -- p 6-0 176 B L 1893-07-15 Zion,MD MLB 1914-1926 1914-1926
Rube Oldring 1961-09-09 77.101 -- of 5-10 186 R R 1884-05-30 New York,NY MLB 1905-1918 1905-1918
Chink Outen 1961-09-11 56.086 -- c 6-0 200 L R 1905-06-17 Mount Holly,NC MLB 1933-1933 1933-1933
Si Pauxtis 1961-03-13 75.235 -- c 6-0 175 R R 1885-07-20 Pittston,PA MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Joe Price 1961-01-15 63.279 -- of 6-1 187 R R 1897-04-10 Milligan College,TN MLB 1928-1928 1928-1928
Mike Regan 1961-05-22 72.183 -- p 5-10 160 R R 1888-11-19 Phoenix,NY MLB 1917-1919 1917-1919
Ed Reulbach 1961-07-17 78.227 -- p 6-1 190 R R 1882-12-01 Detroit,MI MLB 1905-1917 1905-1917
Chuck Rose 1961-08-04 75.336 -- p 5-8 158 L L 1885-09-01 Macon,MO MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Schoolboy Rowe 1961-01-08 50.362 -- p 6-4 210 R R 1910-01-11 Waco,TX MLB 1933-1949 1933-1949
Don Savage 1961-12-25 42.295 -- 3b 6-0 180 R R 1919-03-05 Bloomfield,NJ MLB 1944-1945 1944-1945
Bill Schwartz 1961-08-29 77.128 -- 1b 6-2 185 R R 1884-04-22 Cleveland,OH MLB 1904-1904 1904-1904
Epp Sell 1961-02-19 63.298 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1897-04-26 Llewellyn,PA MLB 1922-1923 1922-1923
Barney Slaughter 1961-05-17 76.222 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1884-10-06 Smyrna,DE MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Fred Smith 1961-05-28 74.302 -- 3b-2b 5-11 185 R R 1886-07-29 Cleveland,OH MLB 1913-1917 1913-1917
Happy Smith 1961-02-26 77.227 -- of 6-0 185 L R 1883-07-14 Coquille,OR MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Red Smith 1961-02-19 60.217 -- ss 5-7 165 L R 1900-07-17 Ashley,IL MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
John Taff 1961-05-15 70.345 -- p 6-0 170 R R 1890-06-03 Austin,TX MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Bud Tinning 1961-01-17 54.311 -- p 5-11 198 B R 1906-03-12 Pilger,NE MLB 1932-1935 1932-1935
Dazzy Vance 1961-02-16 69.349 -- p 6-2 200 R R 1891-03-04 Orient,IA MLB 1915-1935 1915-1935
Aaron Ward 1961-01-30 64.154 -- 2b-3b 5-10 160 R R 1896-08-28 Booneville,AR MLB 1917-1928 1917-1928
Bud Weiser 1961-07-31 70.203 -- of 5-11 165 R R 1891-01-08 Shamokin,PA MLB 1915-1916 1915-1916
Gene Woodburn 1961-01-18 74.150 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1886-08-20 Bellaire,OH MLB 1911-1912 1911-1912
Frank Woodward 1961-06-11 67.024 -- p 5-10 175 R R 1894-05-17 New Haven,CT MLB 1918-1923 1918-1923
Weldon Wyckoff 1961-05-08 69.078 -- p 6-1 175 R R 1892-02-19 Williamsport,PA MLB 1913-1918 1913-1918
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Bert Yeabsley 1961-02-08 67.052 -- h 5-9 175 R R 1893-12-17 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Lefty York 1961-04-09 68.158 -- p 5-10 185 L L 1892-11-01 West Fork,AR MLB 1919-1921 1919-1921
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