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1968 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
Babe Adams 1968-07-27 86.069 -- p 5-11 185 L R 1882-05-18 Tipton,IN MLB 1906-1926 1906-1926
Rafael Almeida 1968-03-19 80.232 -- 3b 5-9 164 R R 1887-07-30 Havana,CU MLB 1911-1913 1911-1913
Doc Ayers 1968-05-26 78.005 -- p 6-1 185 R R 1890-05-20 Fancy Gap,VA MLB 1913-1921 1913-1921
Dave Barbee 1968-07-01 63.055 -- of 5-11 178 R R 1905-05-07 Greensboro,NC MLB 1926-1932 1926-1932
Turner Barber 1968-10-20 75.102 -- of-1b 5-11 170 L R 1893-07-09 Lavinia,TN MLB 1915-1923 1915-1923
Benny Bengough 1968-12-22 70.147 -- c 5-7 168 R R 1898-07-27 Niagara Falls,NY MLB 1923-1932 1923-1932
Al Benton 1968-04-14 57.028 -- p 6-4 215 R R 1911-03-18 Noble,OK MLB 1934-1952 1934-1952
Hal Bevan 1968-10-05 37.325 -- 3b 6-2 198 R R 1930-11-15 New Orleans,LA MLB 1952-1961 1952-1961
Lloyd Bishop 1968-06-18 78.053 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1890-04-25 Conway Springs,KS MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
Bill Black 1968-01-14 68.154 -- 2b 5-11 168 L R 1899-08-12 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Lena Blackburne 1968-02-29 81.128 -- ss-3b 5-11 160 R R 1886-10-23 Clifton Heights,PA MLB 1910-1929 1910-1929
Jack Bliss 1968-10-23 86.286 -- c 5-9 185 R R 1882-01-09 Vancouver,WA MLB 1908-1912 1908-1912
Charlie Boardman 1968-08-10 75.104 -- p 6-2 194 L L 1893-04-27 Seneca Falls,NY MLB 1913-1915 1913-1915
Henry Bostick 1968-09-16 73.247 -- 3b -- -- R R 1895-01-12 Boston,MA MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Grant Bowler 1968-06-25 60.245 -- p 6-0 190 R R 1907-10-24 Denver,CO MLB 1931-1932 1931-1932
Bill Brandt 1968-05-16 53.057 -- p 5-8 170 R R 1915-03-21 Aurora,IN MLB 1941-1943 1941-1943
Lynn Brenton 1968-10-14 78.006 -- p 5-10 165 R R 1890-10-07 Peoria,IL MLB 1913-1921 1913-1921
Tommy Bridges 1968-04-19 61.113 -- p 5-10 155 R R 1906-12-28 Gordonsville,TN MLB 1930-1946 1930-1946
Herman Bronkie 1968-05-27 83.056 -- 3b-2b 5-9 165 R R 1885-03-31 South Manchester,CT MLB 1910-1922 1910-1922
Curly Brown 1968-06-10 79.182 -- p 5-10 165 L L 1888-12-09 Spring Hill,KS MLB 1911-1915 1911-1915
Lou Bruce 1968-02-09 91.022 -- p 5-5 145 L R 1877-01-16 St. Regis,NY MLB 1904-1904 1904-1904
C.B. Burns 1968-06-06 89.022 -- h 6-0 175 R R 1879-05-15 Bayview,MD MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
Jim Callahan 1968-03-09 87.055 -- of 5-9 145 R R 1881-01-12 Allegheny County,PA MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
Tom Cantwell 1968-04-01 79.098 -- p 6-0 170 L R 1888-12-23 Washington,DC MLB 1909-1910 1909-1910
Paul Carpenter 1968-03-14 73.214 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1894-08-12 Granville,OH MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Bud Clancy 1968-09-26 68.011 -- 1b 6-0 170 L L 1900-09-15 Odell,IL MLB 1924-1934 1924-1934
Hap Collard 1968-07-09 69.314 -- p 6-0 170 R R 1898-08-29 Williams,AZ MLB 1927-1930 1927-1930
Rip Collins 1968-05-27 72.090 -- p 6-1 205 R R 1896-02-26 Weatherford,TX MLB 1920-1931 1920-1931
Charlie Conway 1968-09-12 82.136 -- of -- -- R R 1886-04-28 Youngstown,OH MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Sam Crawford 1968-06-15 88.057 -- of 6-0 190 L L 1880-04-18 Wahoo,NE MLB 1899-1917 1899-1917
Bill Drescher 1968-05-15 46.357 -- c 6-2 190 L R 1921-05-23 Congers,NY MLB 1944-1946 1944-1946
Paddy Driscoll 1968-06-28 73.168 -- 2b-3b 5-8 155 R R 1895-01-11 Evanston,IL MLB 1917-1917 1917-1917
Dan Dugan 1968-06-25 61.124 -- p 6-1 187 L L 1907-02-22 Plainfield,NJ MLB 1928-1929 1928-1929
Ben Egan 1968-02-18 84.089 -- c 6-0 195 R R 1883-11-20 Augusta,NY MLB 1908-1915 1908-1915
Ed Fernandes 1968-11-27 50.261 -- c 5-9 185 B R 1918-03-11 Oakland,CA MLB 1940-1946 1940-1946
Patsy Flaherty 1968-01-23 91.206 -- p 5-8 165 L L 1876-06-29 Mansfield,PA MLB 1899-1911 1899-1911
Liz Funk 1968-01-16 63.079 -- of 5-8 160 L L 1904-10-28 LaCygne,KS MLB 1930-1933 1930-1933
Ray Gardner 1968-05-03 66.190 -- ss 5-8 145 R R 1901-10-25 Frederick,MD MLB 1929-1930 1929-1930
Chippy Gaw 1968-05-26 76.073 -- p 5-11 180 R R 1892-03-13 West Newton,MA MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Ralph Glaze 1968-10-31 86.231 -- p 5-9 165 R R 1882-03-13 Denver,CO MLB 1906-1908 1906-1908
Heinie Groh 1968-08-22 78.337 -- 3b-2b 5-8 158 R R 1889-09-18 Rochester,NY MLB 1912-1927 1912-1927
Lefty Guise 1968-08-13 58.329 -- p 6-2 172 L L 1909-09-18 Driggs,AR MLB 1940-1940 1940-1940
Earl Hamilton 1968-11-17 77.121 -- p 5-8 160 L L 1891-07-19 Gibson City,IL MLB 1911-1924 1911-1924
Bill Hart 1968-07-29 55.147 -- 3b-ss 6-0 175 R R 1913-03-04 Wiconisco,PA MLB 1943-1945 1943-1945
Dutch Henry 1968-08-23 66.103 -- p 6-1 175 L L 1902-05-12 Cleveland,OH MLB 1921-1930 1921-1930
Ernie Herbert 1968-01-13 80.347 -- p 5-10 165 R R 1887-01-30 Hale,MO MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Johnnie Heving 1968-12-24 72.238 -- c 6-0 175 R R 1896-04-29 Covington,KY MLB 1920-1932 1920-1932
Mahlon Higbee 1968-04-07 66.234 -- of 5-11 165 R R 1901-08-16 Louisville,KY MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Bill Hohman 1968-10-29 64.337 -- of 6-0 178 R R 1903-11-27 Brooklyn,MD MLB 1927-1927 1927-1927
Ken Holloway 1968-09-25 71.047 -- p 6-0 185 R R 1897-08-08 Barwick,GA MLB 1922-1930 1922-1930
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Paul Howard 1968-08-29 84.100 -- of 5-8 170 R R 1884-05-20 Boston,MA MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Bernie Hungling 1968-03-30 72.024 -- c 6-2 180 R R 1896-03-05 Dayton,OH MLB 1922-1930 1922-1930
George Hunter 1968-01-11 80.186 Pneumonia of-p 5-8 165 B L 1887-07-08 Buffalo,NY MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Charlie Jackson 1968-05-27 74.108 -- of 5-9 150 L L 1894-02-07 Granite City,IL MLB 1915-1917 1915-1917
John Jenkins 1968-08-03 72.026 -- ss-2b 5-8 160 R R 1896-07-07 Bosworth,MO MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Bill Kalfass 1968-09-08 52.189 -- p 6-3 190 R L 1916-03-03 New York,NY MLB 1937-1937 1937-1937
Paul Kardow 1968-04-27 52.221 -- p 6-6 210 R R 1915-09-19 Humble,TX MLB 1936-1936 1936-1936
Benn Karr 1968-12-08 75.009 -- p 6-0 175 L R 1893-11-28 Mount Pleasant,MS MLB 1920-1927 1920-1927
Eddie Kearse 1968-07-15 52.143 -- c 6-1 195 R R 1916-02-23 San Francisco,CA MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Billy Kelsey 1968-04-25 86.243 -- c 5-10 150 R R 1881-08-24 Covington,OH MLB 1907-1907 1907-1907
Jack Killilay 1968-10-21 81.150 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1887-05-24 Leavenworth,KS MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Ellis Kinder 1968-10-16 54.082 -- p 6-0 195 R R 1914-07-26 Atkins,AR MLB 1946-1957 1946-1957
Jay Kirke 1968-08-31 80.075 -- of-1b 6-0 195 L R 1888-06-16' > Fleischmann's,NY MLB 1910-1918 1910-1918
John Kroner 1968-08-26 59.286 -- 2b-3b 6-0 185 R R 1908-11-13 St. Louis,MO MLB 1935-1938 1935-1938
Marty Lang 1968-01-13 62.107 -- p 5-11 160 R L 1905-09-27 Hooper,NE MLB 1930-1930 1930-1930
Norm Lehr 1968-07-17 67.050 -- p 6-0 168 R R 1901-05-28 Rochester,NY MLB 1926-1926 1926-1926
Bill Lelivelt 1968-02-14 83.114 -- p 5-10 168 R R 1884-10-21 Amsterdam,NT MLB 1909-1910 1909-1910
Hans Lobert 1968-09-14 86.330 -- 3b-ss 5-9 170 R R 1881-10-18 Wilmington,DE MLB 1903-1917 1903-1917
Grover Lowdermilk 1968-03-31 83.074 -- p 6-4 190 R R 1885-01-15 Sandborn,IN MLB 1909-1920 1909-1920
George Maisel 1968-11-20 76.252 -- of 5-10 180 R R 1892-03-12 Catonsville,MD MLB 1913-1922 1913-1922
Dick Marlowe 1968-12-30 39.186 -- p 6-2 170 R R 1929-06-27 Hickory,NC MLB 1951-1956 1951-1956
Ollie Marquardt 1968-02-07 65.138 -- 2b 5-9 156 R R 1902-09-22 Toledo,OH MLB 1931-1931 1931-1931
Joe Matthews 1968-02-08 69.131 -- p 6-0 170 B L 1898-09-29 Baltimore,MD MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Wally Mattick 1968-11-05 81.238 -- of 5-10 180 R R 1887-03-12 St. Louis,MO MLB 1912-1918 1912-1918
Jim McLaughlin 1968-12-18 66.349 -- 3b 5-8 168 R R 1902-01-03 St. Louis,MO MLB 1932-1932 1932-1932
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Heinie Meine 1968-03-18 71.320 -- p 5-11 180 R R 1896-05-01 St. Louis,MO MLB 1922-1934 1922-1934
Leo Meyer 1968-09-02 80.156 -- ss -- -- -- R 1888-03-29 -- MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
John Michaelson 1968-04-16 74.246 -- p 5-9 165 R R 1893-08-12 Taivalkoski,FI MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Allie Moulton 1968-07-10 82.174 -- 2b 5-6 155 R R 1886-01-16 Medway,MA MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Ray Mowe 1968-08-14 79.032 -- ss 5-7 160 L R 1889-07-12 Rochester,IN MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Buddy Napier 1968-03-29 78.100 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1889-12-18 Byromville,GA MLB 1912-1921 1912-1921
Ovid Nicholson 1968-03-24 79.083 -- of 5-9 155 L R 1888-12-30 Salem,IN MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Ernie Orsatti 1968-09-04 65.362 -- of 5-7 154 L L 1902-09-08 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1927-1935 1927-1935
Bob Pepper 1968-04-08 72.340 -- p 6-2 178 R R 1895-05-03 Rosston,PA MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Hub Perdue 1968-10-31 86.145 -- p 5-10 192 R R 1882-06-07 Bethpage,TN MLB 1911-1915 1911-1915
Eddie Phillips 1968-01-26 66.342 -- c 6-0 178 R R 1901-02-17 Worcester,MA MLB 1924-1935 1924-1935
Jake Pitler 1968-02-03 73.286 -- 2b 5-8 150 R R 1894-04-22 New York,NY MLB 1917-1918 1917-1918
Ike Powers 1968-12-22 62.284 -- p 6-0 188 R R 1906-03-13 Hancock,MD MLB 1927-1928 1927-1928
Jack Redmond 1968-07-27 57.328 -- c 5-11 185 L R 1910-09-03 Florence,AZ MLB 1935-1935 1935-1935
Bill Regan 1968-06-11 69.139 -- 2b 5-10 155 R R 1899-01-23 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1926-1931 1926-1931
Duke Reilley 1968-03-04 83.190 -- of 5-4 148 B R 1884-08-25 Chicago,IL MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Don Rudolph 1968-09-12 37.028 -- p 5-11 195 L L 1931-08-16 Baltimore,MD MLB 1957-1964 1957-1964
Dutch Schirick 1968-11-12 78.149 -- h 5-8 160 R R 1890-06-15 Ruby,NY MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
Hank Schreiber 1968-02-23 76.225 -- 3b-ss 5-11 165 R R 1891-07-12 Cleveland,OH MLB 1914-1926 1914-1926
Art Schwind 1968-01-13 78.068 -- 3b 5-8 150 B R 1889-11-04 Fort Wayne,IN MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Ken Sears 1968-07-17 51.011 -- c 6-1 200 L R 1917-07-06 Streator,IL MLB 1943-1946 1943-1946
Hank Severeid 1968-12-17 77.199 -- c 6-0 175 R R 1891-06-01 Story City,IA MLB 1911-1926 1911-1926
Nap Shea 1968-07-08 94.045 -- c 5-5 155 R R 1874-05-23 Ware,MA MLB 1902-1902 1902-1902
Bill Sherdel 1968-11-14 72.090 -- p 5-10 160 L L 1896-08-15 McSherrystown,PA MLB 1918-1932 1918-1932
Clyde Shoun 1968-03-20 56.000 -- p 6-1 188 L L 1912-03-20 Mountain City,TN MLB 1935-1949 1935-1949
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Johnny Siegle 1968-02-12 93.218 -- of 5-10 165 R R 1874-07-08 Urbana,OH MLB 1905-1906 1905-1906
Frank Sigafoos 1968-04-12 64.022 -- 3b-ss 5-9 170 R R 1904-03-21 Easton,PA MLB 1926-1931 1926-1931
Pat Simmons 1968-07-03 59.216 -- p 5-11 172 R R 1908-11-29 Watervliet,NY MLB 1928-1929 1928-1929
Pete Sims 1968-12-02 77.192 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1891-05-24 Crown City,OH MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Phil Slattery 1968-03-02 75.004 -- p 5-11 160 R L 1893-02-25 Harper,IA MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Vern Stephens 1968-11-03 48.011 Heart attack ss-3b 5-10 185 R R 1920-10-23 McAlister,NM MLB 1941-1955 1941-1955
Howie Storie 1968-07-27 57.074 -- c 5-10 175 R R 1911-05-15 Pittsfield,MA MLB 1931-1932 1931-1932
Ed Strelecki 1968-01-09 62.273 -- p 5-11 180 R R 1905-04-10 Newark,NJ MLB 1928-1931 1928-1931
Fresco Thompson 1968-11-20 66.167 -- 2b 5-8 150 R R 1902-06-06 Centreville,AL MLB 1925-1934 1925-1934
Allan Travers 1968-04-19 75.346 -- p 6-1 180 R R 1892-05-07 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Ham Wade 1968-07-21 87.212 -- of 5-8 155 R R 1880-12-20 Spring City,PA MLB 1907-1907 1907-1907
Tommy Warren 1968-01-02 50.180 -- p 6-1 190 B L 1917-07-05 Tulsa,OK MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Allie Watt 1968-03-15 68.093 -- 2b 5-8 154 R R 1899-12-12 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Rip Wheeler 1968-09-18 70.199 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1898-03-02 Marion,KY MLB 1921-1924 1921-1924
Kettle Wirts 1968-07-12 70.253 -- c 5-11 170 R R 1897-10-31 Consumne,CA MLB 1921-1924 1921-1924
Emil Yde 1968-12-04 68.310 -- p 5-11 165 B L 1900-01-28 Great Lakes,IL MLB 1924-1929 1924-1929
Chief Youngblood 1968-07-06 68.023 -- p 6-3 202 L R 1900-06-13 Hillsboro,TX MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
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