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1971 MLB Season

1971 MLB Season

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1971 MLB Deaths
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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Joe Agler 1971-04-26 83.317 -- 1b 5-11 165 L L 1887-06-12 Coshocton,OH MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Clyde Barfoot 1971-03-11 79.245 -- p 6-0 170 R R 1891-07-08 Richmond,VA MLB 1922-1926 1922-1926
Les Barnhart 1971-10-07 66.225 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1905-02-23 Hoxie,KS MLB 1928-1930 1928-1930
Ralph Birkofer 1971-03-16 62.130 -- p 5-11 213 L L 1908-11-05 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1933-1937 1933-1937
Jack Boyle 1971-04-03 81.267 Bright's Disease 3b-ss 5-11 165 L R 1889-07-09 Morris,IL MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Norm Branch 1971-11-21 56.244 -- p 6-3 200 R R 1915-03-22 Spokane,WA MLB 1941-1942 1941-1942
Bert Brenner 1971-04-11 83.266 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1887-07-18 Minneapolis,MN MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Bobby Burke 1971-02-08 64.016 -- p 6-0 150 L L 1907-01-23 Joliet,IL MLB 1927-1937 1927-1937
Mitch Chetkovich 1971-08-24 54.033 -- p 6-3 208 R R 1917-07-21 Fairpoint,OH MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Lou Chiozza 1971-02-28 60.287 -- 2b-3b 6-0 172 L R 1910-05-17 Tallulah,LA MLB 1934-1939 1934-1939
Bill Clarkson 1971-08-27 72.333 -- p 5-11 160 R R 1898-09-27 Portsmouth,VA MLB 1927-1929 1927-1929
Dave Coble 1971-10-15 58.294 -- c 6-1 183 R R 1912-12-24 Monroe,NC MLB 1939-1939 1939-1939
Bruce Connatser 1971-01-27 68.130 -- 1b 5-11 170 R R 1902-09-19 Sevierville,TN MLB 1931-1932 1931-1932
Artie Dede 1971-09-06 76.055 -- c 5-9 155 R R 1895-07-12 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
Shorty Dee 1971-08-12 81.311 -- ss 5-6 155 R R 1889-10-04 Halifax,NS MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Jack Doscher 1971-05-27 90.302 -- p 6-1 205 L L 1880-07-27 Troy,NY MLB 1903-1908 1903-1908
Bill Dreesen 1971-11-09 67.105 -- 3b 5-7 160 L R 1904-07-26 New York,NY MLB 1931-1931 1931-1931
George Dunlop 1971-12-12 83.144 -- ss-3b 5-10 170 R R 1888-07-19 Meriden,CT MLB 1913-1914 1913-1914
Cedric Durst 1971-02-16 74.175 -- of 5-11 160 L L 1896-08-23 Austin,TX MLB 1922-1930 1922-1930
Eddie Edmonson 1971-05-10 81.170 -- of-1b 6-0 175 L R 1889-11-20 Hopewell,PA MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Elmer Eggert 1971-04-09 69.070 -- 2b 5-9 160 R R 1902-01-29 Rochester,NY MLB 1927-1927 1927-1927
Chester Emerson 1971-07-02 81.247 -- of 5-8 165 L R 1889-10-27 Stow,ME MLB 1911-1912 1911-1912
Howard Fahey 1971-10-24 79.120 -- 3b-ss 5-7 145 R R 1892-06-24 Medford,MA MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Ed Fallenstein 1971-11-24 62.336 -- p 6-3 180 R R 1908-12-22 Newark,NJ MLB 1931-1933 1931-1933
Joe Fautsch 1971-03-16 84.015 -- h 5-10 162 R R 1887-02-28 Minneapolis,MN MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Tom Fitzsimmons 1971-12-20 81.257 -- 3b 6-1 190 R R 1890-04-06 Oakland,CA MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Elmer Flick 1971-01-09 94.362 -- of 5-9 168 L R 1876-01-11 Bedford,OH MLB 1898-1910 1898-1910
Goose Goslin 1971-05-15 70.210 -- of 5-11 185 L R 1900-10-16 Salem,NJ MLB 1921-1938 1921-1938
Bert Graham 1971-06-19 85.076 -- 1b-2b 5-11 187 B R 1886-04-03 Tilton,IL MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Charlie Grover 1971-05-24 80.337 -- p 6-1 185 L R 1890-06-20 Huntington Township,OH MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Charlie Harding 1971-10-30 80.299 -- p 6-2 172 R R 1891-01-03 Nashville,TN MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Slim Harrell 1971-04-30 80.272 -- p 6-3 180 R R 1890-07-31 Grandview,TX MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Mickey Harris 1971-04-15 54.074 -- p 6-0 195 L L 1917-01-30 New York,NY MLB 1940-1952 1940-1952
Joe Hassler 1971-09-04 66.149 -- ss 6-0 165 R R 1905-04-07 Fort Smith,AR MLB 1928-1930 1928-1930
Myril Hoag 1971-07-28 63.140 -- of 5-11 180 R R 1908-03-09 Davis,CA MLB 1931-1945 1931-1945
Bill Holden 1971-09-14 82.005 -- of 6-0 170 R R 1889-09-07 Birmingham,AL MLB 1913-1914 1913-1914
Chuck Hostetler 1971-02-18 67.149 -- of 6-0 175 L R 1903-09-22 McClellandtown,PA MLB 1944-1945 1944-1945
Bill James 1971-03-10 78.361 -- p 6-3 196 R R 1892-03-12 Iowa Hill,CA MLB 1913-1919 1913-1919
Sam Jones 1971-11-05 45.326 -- p 6-4 200 R R 1925-12-14 Stewartsville,OH MLB 1951-1964 1951-1964
Wally Judnich 1971-07-12 54.168 -- of-1b 6-1 205 L L 1917-01-24 San Francisco,CA MLB 1940-1949 1940-1949
Bill Kellogg 1971-12-12 87.199 -- 1b-2b 5-10 153 R R 1884-05-25 Albany,NY MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
Walt Kinney 1971-07-01 77.294 -- p 6-2 186 L L 1893-09-09 Denison,TX MLB 1918-1923 1918-1923
Mike Konnick 1971-07-09 82.175 -- c-ss 5-9 180 R R 1889-01-13 Glen Lyon,PA MLB 1909-1910 1909-1910
Andy Kyle 1971-09-06 81.311 -- of 5-8 160 L L 1889-10-29 Toronto,ON MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Ed Lafitte 1971-04-12 85.004 -- p 6-2 188 R R 1886-04-07 New Orleans,LA MLB 1909-1912 1909-1912
Frank Lamanske 1971-08-04 64.308 -- p 5-11 170 L L 1906-09-30 Oglesby,IL MLB 1935-1935 1935-1935
Chick Lathers 1971-07-26 82.275 -- 3b-2b 6-0 180 L R 1888-10-22 Detroit,MI MLB 1910-1911 1910-1911
Dud Lee 1971-01-07 71.137 -- ss 5-9 150 L R 1899-08-22 Denver,CO MLB 1920-1926 1920-1926
Joe Lotz 1971-01-01 79.363 -- p 5-8 175 R R 1891-01-02 Remsen,IA MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
Bill Mack 1971-09-30 86.228 -- p 6-1 155 L L 1885-02-12 Elmira,NY MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Frank Mack 1971-07-02 71.149 -- p -- 180 R R 1900-02-02 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1922-1925 1922-1925
Cy Malis 1971-01-12 63.320 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1907-02-26 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1934-1934 1934-1934
Heinie Manush 1971-05-12 69.296 -- of 6-1 200 L L 1901-07-20 Tuscumbia,AL MLB 1923-1939 1923-1939
Mike Massey 1971-10-17 78.017 -- 2b 6-0 195 B R 1893-09-28 Galveston,TX MLB 1917-1917 1917-1917
Carl Mays 1971-04-04 79.142 -- p 5-11 195 L R 1891-11-12 Liberty,KY MLB 1915-1929 1915-1929
Jeff McCleskey 1971-05-11 79.185 -- 3b 5-11 160 L R 1891-11-06 Americus,GA MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Jim McCloskey 1971-08-18 61.084 -- p 5-9 180 L L 1910-05-26 Danville,PA MLB 1936-1936 1936-1936
Polly McLarry 1971-11-04 80.223 -- 2b-1b 6-0 185 L R 1891-03-25 Leonard,TX MLB 1912-1915 1912-1915
Earl McNeely 1971-07-16 73.064 -- of 5-9 155 R R 1898-05-12 Sacramento,CA MLB 1924-1931 1924-1931
Rube Melton 1971-09-11 54.195 -- p 6-5 205 R R 1917-02-27 Cramerton,NC MLB 1941-1947 1941-1947
Bud Messenger 1971-11-04 73.275 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1898-02-01 Grand Blanc,MI MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Chief Meyers 1971-07-25 90.359 -- c 5-11 194 R R 1880-07-29 Riverside,CA MLB 1909-1917 1909-1917
Hack Miller 1971-09-17 77.258 -- of 5-9 195 R R 1894-01-01 New York,NY MLB 1916-1925 1916-1925
Walter Mueller 1971-08-16 76.252 -- of 5-8 160 R R 1894-12-06 Central,MO MLB 1922-1926 1922-1926
Billy Mullen 1971-05-04 75.100 -- 3b 5-8 160 R R 1896-01-23 St. Louis,MO MLB 1920-1928 1920-1928
Judge Nagle 1971-05-26 91.075 -- p 6-0 176 R R 1880-03-10 Santa Rosa,CA MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Ron Northey 1971-04-16 50.354 -- of 5-10 195 L R 1920-04-26 Mahanoy City,PA MLB 1942-1957 1942-1957
Dink O'Brien 1971-11-04 77.051 -- c 5-8 160 R R 1894-09-13 San Francisco,CA MLB 1923-1923 1923-1923
Walter Ockey 1971-12-04 51.334 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1920-01-04 New York,NY MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Roberto Ortiz 1971-09-15 56.077 -- of 6-4 200 R R 1915-06-30 Camaguey,CU MLB 1941-1950 1941-1950
Joe Palmisano 1971-11-05 68.351 -- c 5-8 160 R R 1902-11-19 West Point,GA MLB 1931-1931 1931-1931
Steve Partenheimer 1971-06-16 79.289 -- 3b 5-8 145 R R 1891-08-30 Greenfield,MA MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Harry Pattee 1971-07-17 89.180 -- 2b 5-8 149 L R 1882-01-17 Charlestown,MA MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Rusty Pence 1971-08-11 71.152 -- p 6-0 185 R R 1900-03-11 Marine,IL MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Jesse Petty 1971-10-23 76.333 -- p 6-0 195 R L 1894-11-23 Orr,OK MLB 1921-1930 1921-1930
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ray Phelps 1971-07-07 67.208 -- p 6-2 200 R R 1903-12-11 Dunlap,TN MLB 1930-1936 1930-1936
Johnny Podgajny 1971-03-02 50.264 -- p 6-2 173 R R 1920-06-10 Chester,PA MLB 1940-1946 1940-1946
Irv Porter 1971-02-20 82.277 -- of 5-9 155 B R 1888-05-17 Lynn,MA MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
Sam Post 1971-03-31 74.132 -- 1b 6-1 170 L L 1896-11-17 Richmond,VA MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Doc Prothro 1971-10-14 78.088 -- 3b 5-10 170 R R 1893-07-16 Memphis,TN MLB 1920-1926 1920-1926
Troy Puckett 1971-04-13 81.123 -- p 6-2 186 L R 1889-12-10 Winchester,IN MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Hal Rhyne 1971-01-07 71.282 -- ss-2b 5-8 163 R R 1899-03-30 Paso Robles,CA MLB 1926-1933 1926-1933
Harry Rice 1971-01-01 69.040 -- of 5-9 185 L R 1901-11-22 Ware Station,IL MLB 1923-1933 1923-1933
Mike Ryba 1971-12-13 68.187 -- p 5-11 195 R R 1903-06-09 DeLancey,PA MLB 1935-1946 1935-1946
Gus Salve 1971-03-29 85.089 -- p 6-0 190 L L 1885-12-29 Boston,MA MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Ferdie Schupp 1971-12-16 80.333 -- p 5-10 150 R L 1891-01-16 Louisville,KY MLB 1913-1922 1913-1922
Tripp Sigman 1971-03-08 72.049 -- of 6-0 180 L R 1899-01-17 Mooresville,NC MLB 1929-1930 1929-1930
Vern Spencer 1971-06-03 77.118 -- of 5-7 165 L R 1894-02-04 Wixom,MI MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Harry Suter 1971-07-24 83.311 -- p 5-10 190 L L 1887-09-15 Independence,MO MLB 1909-1909 1909-1909
Tommy Thompson 1971-05-24 61.005 -- of 5-9 155 L R 1910-05-19 Elkhart,IL MLB 1933-1939 1933-1939
Woody Upchurch 1971-10-23 60.193 -- p 6-0 180 R L 1911-04-13 Buies Creek,NC MLB 1935-1936 1935-1936
Murray Wall 1971-10-08 45.019 -- p 6-3 185 R R 1926-09-19 Dallas,TX MLB 1950-1959 1950-1959
Dee Walsh 1971-07-14 81.107 -- of-ss 5-9 165 B R 1890-03-28 St. Louis,MO MLB 1913-1915 1913-1915
Ed Weiland 1971-07-12 56.228 -- p 5-11 180 L R 1914-11-26 Evanston,IL MLB 1940-1942 1940-1942
Tony Welzer 1971-03-18 71.346 -- p 5-11 160 R R 1899-04-05 Milwaukee,WI MLB 1926-1927 1926-1927
Max West 1971-04-25 66.284 -- of 5-11 165 R R 1904-07-14 Sunset,TX MLB 1928-1929 1928-1929
Jack White 1971-06-19 65.292 -- 2b-ss 5-7 150 B R 1905-08-31 New York,NY MLB 1927-1928 1927-1928
Lefty Wolf 1971-09-25 71.106 -- p 5-10 163 R L 1900-06-10 Hartford,CT MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Harry Wolfe 1971-07-28 80.245 -- ss-of 5-8 160 R R 1890-11-24 Cleveland,OH MLB 1917-1917 1917-1917
Steve Yerkes 1971-01-31 82.259 -- 2b-ss 5-9 165 R R 1888-05-15 Hatboro,PA MLB 1909-1916 1909-1916
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