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1972 MLB Season

1972 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
Red Anderson 1972-08-07 60.049 -- p 6-3 210 R R 1912-06-19 Lawton,IA MLB 1937-1941 1937-1941
Fred Bailey 1972-08-16 76.365 -- of 5-11 150 L L 1895-08-16 Mount Hope,WV MLB 1916-1918 1916-1918
Jesse Baker 1972-09-26 84.114 -- p 5-11 188 L L 1888-06-03 Anderson Island,WA MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Dave Bancroft 1972-10-09 81.172 -- ss 5-9 160 B R 1891-04-20 Sioux City,IA MLB 1915-1930 1915-1930
Babe Barna 1972-05-18 57.078 -- of 6-2 210 L R 1915-03-02 Clarksburg,WV MLB 1937-1943 1937-1943
Les Bartholomew 1972-09-19 69.169 -- p 5-11 195 R L 1903-04-04 Madison,WI MLB 1928-1932 1928-1932
George Batten 1972-08-04 80.301 -- 2b 5-11 165 R R 1891-10-07 Haddonfield,NJ MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Moe Berg 1972-05-29 70.088 -- c 6-1 185 R R 1902-03-02 Belleville,NJ MLB 1923-1939 1923-1939
Charlie Berry 1972-09-06 69.324 -- c 6-0 185 R R 1902-10-18 Phillipsburg,NJ MLB 1925-1938 1925-1938
Herman Besse 1972-08-13 60.363 -- p 6-2 190 L L 1911-08-16 St. Louis,MO MLB 1940-1946 1940-1946
Red Bird 1972-03-23 81.332 -- p 5-11 170 L L 1890-04-25 Stephenville,TX MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Del Bissonette 1972-06-09 72.276 -- 1b 5-11 180 L L 1899-09-06 Winthrop,ME MLB 1928-1933 1928-1933
Bob Bowman 1972-09-04 61.337 -- p 5-10 160 R R 1910-10-03 Keystone,WV MLB 1939-1942 1939-1942
Jim Brillheart 1972-09-02 68.340 -- p 5-11 170 R L 1903-09-28 Dublin,VA MLB 1922-1931 1922-1931
Dick Burrus 1972-02-02 74.002 -- 1b 5-11 175 L L 1898-01-29 Hatteras,NC MLB 1919-1928 1919-1928
Donie Bush 1972-03-28 84.171 -- ss 5-6 140 B R 1887-10-08 Indianapolis,IN MLB 1908-1923 1908-1923
Frank Bushey 1972-03-18 65.230 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1906-08-01 Wheaton,KS MLB 1927-1930 1927-1930
Italo Chelini 1972-08-25 57.320 -- p 5-10 175 L L 1914-10-10 San Francisco,CA MLB 1935-1937 1935-1937
Harry Child 1972-11-08 67.169 -- p 5-11 187 B R 1905-05-23 Baltimore,MD MLB 1930-1930 1930-1930
Dino Chiozza 1972-04-23 59.297 -- ss 6-0 170 L R 1912-06-30 Memphis,TN MLB 1935-1935 1935-1935
Watty Clark 1972-03-04 69.293 -- p 6-0 175 L L 1902-05-16 St. Joseph,LA MLB 1924-1937 1924-1937
Roberto Clemente 1972-12-31 38.135 Plane crash of 5-11 175 R R 1934-08-18 Carolina,PR MLB 1955-1972 1954-1972
Dick Coffman 1972-03-24 65.097 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1906-12-18 Veto,AL MLB 1927-1945 1927-1945
Rip Conway 1972-12-02 76.227 -- 2b 5-6 160 L R 1896-04-18 White Bear Lake,MN MLB 1918-1918 1918-1918
Glenn Crawford 1972-01-02 58.030 -- of-ss 5-9 165 L R 1913-12-02 North Branch,MI MLB 1945-1946 1945-1946
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Alvin Crowder 1972-04-03 73.082 Heart disease p 5-10 170 L R 1899-01-11 Winston-Salem,NC MLB 1926-1936 1926-1936
George Cunningham 1972-03-10 77.240 -- p 5-11 185 R R 1894-07-13 Sturgeon Lake,MN MLB 1916-1919 1916-1919
Wally Dashiell 1972-05-20 70.011 -- ss 5-9 170 R R 1902-05-09 Jewett,TX MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Dutch Dietz 1972-10-29 60.263 -- p 5-11 180 R R 1912-02-09 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1940-1943 1940-1943
Frank Drews 1972-04-22 55.332 -- 2b 5-10 175 R R 1916-05-25 Buffalo,NY MLB 1944-1945 1944-1945
Gus Fisher 1972-04-08 86.168 -- c 5-10 175 L R 1885-10-21 Pottsboro,TX MLB 1911-1912 1911-1912
Tom Fisher 1972-09-03 91.305 -- p -- 185 R R 1880-11-01 Anderson,IN MLB 1904-1904 1904-1904
Dick Fowler 1972-05-22 51.053 -- p 6-4 215 R R 1921-03-30 Toronto,ON MLB 1941-1952 1941-1952
Al Gerheauser 1972-05-28 54.338 -- p 6-3 190 L L 1917-06-24 St. Louis,MO MLB 1943-1948 1943-1948
Joe Green 1972-02-04 74.138 -- h 6-2 170 R R 1897-09-17 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Gabby Hartnett 1972-12-20 72.000 Cirrhosis c 6-1 195 R R 1900-12-20 Woonsocket,RI MLB 1922-1941 1922-1941
Bob Hasty 1972-05-28 76.024 -- p 6-3 210 R R 1896-05-03 Canton,GA MLB 1919-1924 1919-1924
Clem Hausmann 1972-08-29 53.013 -- p 5-9 165 R R 1919-08-17 Houston,TX MLB 1944-1949 1944-1949
Rollie Hemsley 1972-07-31 65.038 -- c 5-10 170 R R 1907-06-24 Syracuse,OH MLB 1928-1947 1928-1947
Phil Hensiek 1972-02-21 70.130 -- p 6-0 160 R R 1901-10-13 St. Louis,MO MLB 1935-1935 1935-1935
Leroy Herrmann 1972-07-03 66.126 -- p 5-10 185 R R 1906-02-27 Steward,IL MLB 1932-1935 1932-1935
Gordie Hinkle 1972-03-19 66.350 -- c 6-0 185 R R 1905-04-03 Toronto,OH MLB 1934-1934 1934-1934
Dutch Hinrichs 1972-08-18 83.112 -- p 6-3 195 R R 1889-04-27 Orange,CA MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Gil Hodges 1972-04-02 47.363 Heart attack 1b 6-1 200 R R 1924-04-04 Princeton,IN MLB 1943-1963 1943-1963
George Jackson 1972-11-25 90.041 -- of 6-0 180 R R 1882-10-14 Springfield,MO MLB 1911-1913 1911-1913
Rankin Johnson 1972-07-02 84.148 -- p 6-1 185 R R 1888-02-04 Burnet,TX MLB 1914-1918 1914-1918
Stan Jok 1972-03-06 45.308 -- 3b 6-0 190 R R 1926-05-03 Buffalo,NY MLB 1954-1955 1954-1955
Davy Jones 1972-03-30 91.272 -- of 5-10 165 L R 1880-06-30 Cambria,WI MLB 1901-1918 1901-1918
Howie Jones 1972-07-15 75.135 -- of 5-11 165 L L 1897-03-01 Irwin,PA MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Dutch Jordan 1972-12-23 92.352 -- 2b-3b 5-10 185 R R 1880-01-05 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1903-1904 1903-1904
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Eddie Kenna 1972-08-21 74.324 -- c 5-7 150 R R 1897-09-30 San Francisco,CA MLB 1928-1928 1928-1928
Lynn King 1972-05-11 64.165 -- of 5-9 165 L R 1907-11-28 Villisca,IA MLB 1935-1939 1935-1939
Mike Kircher 1972-06-26 74.268 -- p 6-0 180 B R 1897-09-30 Rochester,NY MLB 1919-1921 1919-1921
Will Koenigsmark 1972-07-01 76.124 -- p 6-4 180 R R 1896-02-27 Waterloo,IL MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Roy Leslie 1972-04-09 77.229 -- 1b 6-1 175 R R 1894-08-23 Bailey,TX MLB 1917-1922 1917-1922
Dick Loftus 1972-01-21 70.319 -- of 6-0 155 L R 1901-03-07 Concord,MA MLB 1924-1925 1924-1925
Tom Long 1972-06-15 82.013 -- of 5-10 165 R R 1890-06-01 Mitchum,AL MLB 1911-1917 1911-1917
Jerry Lynn 1972-09-25 56.164 -- 2b 5-10 164 R R 1916-04-14 Scranton,PA MLB 1937-1937 1937-1937
Danny MacFayden 1972-08-26 67.077 -- p 5-11 170 R R 1905-06-10 North Truro,MA MLB 1926-1943 1926-1943
Lew Malone 1972-02-17 74.339 -- 3b-2b 5-11 175 R R 1897-03-13 Baltimore,MD MLB 1915-1919 1915-1919
Harry McCurdy 1972-07-21 72.309 -- c 5-11 187 L R 1899-09-15 Stevens Point,WI MLB 1922-1934 1922-1934
Red McKee 1972-08-05 82.015 -- c 5-11 180 R R 1890-07-20 Shawnee,OH MLB 1913-1916 1913-1916
Charlie Miller 1972-04-23 80.109 -- ss -- -- -- R 1892-01-04 Warrensburg,MO MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
John Milligan 1972-05-15 68.114 -- p 5-10 172 R L 1904-01-22 Schuylerville,NY MLB 1928-1934 1928-1934
Cy Moore 1972-03-28 67.049 -- p 6-1 178 R R 1905-02-07 Elberton,GA MLB 1929-1934 1929-1934
Bernie Neis 1972-11-29 77.064 -- of 5-7 160 B R 1895-09-26 Bloomington,IL MLB 1920-1927 1920-1927
Frank Nicholson 1972-11-10 83.072 -- p 6-2 175 R R 1889-08-29 Berlin,PA MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Fred Nicholson 1972-01-23 77.143 -- of 5-10 173 R R 1894-09-01 Honey Grove,TX MLB 1917-1922 1917-1922
Freddy Parent 1972-11-02 96.342 -- ss 5-7 154 R R 1875-11-25 Biddeford,ME MLB 1899-1911 1899-1911
Dixie Parker 1972-05-15 77.021 -- c 5-11 160 L R 1895-04-24 Forest Home,AL MLB 1923-1923 1923-1923
Pepper Peploski 1972-07-13 80.304 -- 3b 5-8 155 R R 1891-09-12 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Jeff Pfeffer 1972-08-15 84.163 -- p 6-3 210 R R 1888-03-04 Seymour,IL MLB 1911-1924 1911-1924
Johnny Rawlings 1972-10-16 80.059 -- 2b 5-8 158 R R 1892-08-17 Bloomfield,IA MLB 1914-1926 1914-1926
Topper Rigney 1972-06-06 75.149 -- ss 5-9 150 R R 1897-01-07 Groveton,TX MLB 1922-1927 1922-1927
Jackie Robinson 1972-10-24 53.267 Heart attack 2b-3b 5-11 204 R R 1919-01-31 Cairo,GA MLB 1947-1956 1947-1956
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Chico Ruiz 1972-02-09 33.066 Car accident 2b-3b 6-0 173 B R 1938-12-05 Santo Domingo,CU MLB 1964-1971 1964-1971
Allan Russell 1972-10-20 79.080 -- p 5-11 165 B R 1893-07-31 Baltimore,MD MLB 1915-1925 1915-1925
Danny Schell 1972-05-11 44.137 -- of 6-1 195 R R 1927-12-26 Fostoria,MI MLB 1954-1955 1954-1955
Ivey Shiver 1972-08-31 66.221 -- of 6-1 190 R R 1906-01-22 Sylvester,GA MLB 1931-1934 1931-1934
Jack Smith 1972-05-02 76.313 -- of 5-8 165 L L 1895-06-23 Chicago,IL MLB 1915-1929 1915-1929
Red Smith 1972-07-17 80.096 -- c 5-8 165 R R 1892-04-11 Logansport,IN MLB 1917-1918 1917-1918
Vic Sorrell 1972-05-04 71.025 -- p 5-10 180 R R 1901-04-09 Morrisville,NC MLB 1928-1937 1928-1937
Al Spohrer 1972-07-17 69.227 -- c 5-10 175 R R 1902-12-03 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1928-1935 1928-1935
Heinie Stafford 1972-01-29 80.088 -- h 5-7 160 R R 1891-11-01 Orleans,VT MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
Jim Sullivan 1972-02-12 77.312 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1894-04-05 Mine Run,VA MLB 1921-1923 1921-1923
Suds Sutherland 1972-05-11 78.079 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1894-02-20 Beaverton,OR MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Danny Taylor 1972-10-11 71.292 -- of 5-10 190 R R 1900-12-23 Lash,PA MLB 1926-1936 1926-1936
Fuller Thompson 1972-02-19 82.292 -- p 5-11 164 R R 1889-05-01 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Pie Traynor 1972-03-16 72.125 -- 3b 6-0 170 R R 1899-11-11 Framingham,MA MLB 1920-1937 1920-1937
Dizzy Trout 1972-02-28 56.244 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1915-06-29 Sandcut,IN MLB 1939-1957 1939-1957
Johnnie Tyler 1972-07-11 65.347 -- of 6-0 175 B R 1906-07-30 Mount Pleasant,PA MLB 1934-1935 1934-1935
Phil Voyles 1972-11-03 72.175 -- of 5-11 175 L R 1900-05-12 Murphy,NC MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Eddie Waitkus 1972-09-16 53.013 -- 1b 6-1 175 L L 1919-09-04 Cambridge,MA MLB 1941-1955 1941-1955
Zack Wheat 1972-03-11 83.291 -- of 5-10 170 L R 1888-05-23 Hamilton,MO MLB 1909-1927 1909-1927
Hoge Workman 1972-05-20 72.237 -- p 5-11 170 R R 1899-09-25 Huntington,WV MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Frankie Zak 1972-02-06 49.349 -- ss 5-10 150 R R 1922-02-22 Passaic,NJ MLB 1944-1946 1944-1946
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