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1980 MLB Season

1980 MLB Season

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1980 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
Bill Ayers 1980-09-24 61.029 -- p 6-1 185 R R 1919-08-27 Newnan,GA MLB 1947-1947 1947-1947
Tom Baker 1980-03-09 45.308 -- p 6-0 195 L L 1934-05-06 Port Townsend,WA MLB 1963-1963 1963-1963
Eppie Barnes 1980-11-17 79.351 -- 1b 5-9 175 L L 1900-12-01 Ossining,NY MLB 1923-1924 1923-1924
Clyde Barnhart 1980-01-21 84.022 -- of-3b 5-10 155 R R 1895-12-29 Buck Valley,PA MLB 1920-1928 1920-1928
Charlie Bates 1980-01-29 72.134 -- of 5-10 165 R R 1907-09-17 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1927-1927 1927-1927
Dud Branom 1980-02-04 82.064 -- 1b 6-1 190 L L 1897-11-30 Sulphur Springs,TX MLB 1927-1927 1927-1927
Ralph Capron 1980-09-19 91.094 -- of 5-11 165 L R 1889-06-16 Minneapolis,MN MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Herb Cobb 1980-01-08 75.154 -- p 5-11 150 R R 1904-08-06 Pinetops,NC MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Curt Coleman 1980-07-01 93.133 -- 3b 5-11 180 L R 1887-02-18 Salem,OR MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Allan Collamore 1980-08-08 93.064 -- p 6-0 170 R R 1887-06-05 Worcester,MA MLB 1911-1915 1911-1915
Bill Connelly 1980-11-27 55.151 -- p 6-0 175 L R 1925-06-29 Alberta,VA MLB 1945-1953 1945-1953
Jerry Conway 1980-04-16 78.313 -- p 6-2 190 L L 1901-06-07 Holyoke,MA MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Walt Craddock 1980-07-06 48.103 -- p 5-11 176 R L 1932-03-25 Pax,WV MLB 1955-1958 1955-1958
Hughie Critz 1980-01-10 79.114 -- 2b 5-8 147 R R 1900-09-17 Starkville,MS MLB 1924-1935 1924-1935
Bill Crouch 1980-12-26 70.128 -- p 6-1 180 B R 1910-08-20 Wilmington,DE MLB 1939-1945 1939-1945
Frank Croucher 1980-05-21 65.303 -- ss 5-11 165 R R 1914-07-23 San Antonio,TX MLB 1939-1942 1939-1942
Ray Dobens 1980-04-21 73.268 Lung cancer p 5-8 175 L L 1906-07-28 Nashua,NH MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Bill Dunlap 1980-11-29 71.212 -- of 5-11 170 R R 1909-05-01 Palmer,MA MLB 1929-1930 1929-1930
Foster Edwards 1980-01-04 76.125 -- p 6-3 175 R R 1903-09-01 Holstein,IA MLB 1925-1930 1925-1930
Rube Ehrhardt 1980-04-27 85.158 -- p 6-2 190 R R 1894-11-20 Beecher,IL MLB 1924-1929 1924-1929
Buck Etchison 1980-01-24 64.362 -- 1b 6-1 190 L L 1915-01-27 Baltimore,MD MLB 1943-1944 1943-1944
Herman Fink 1980-08-24 69.003 -- p 6-2 198 R R 1911-08-22 Concord,NC MLB 1935-1937 1935-1937
Les Fleming 1980-03-05 64.211 -- 1b 5-10 185 L L 1915-08-07 Singleton,TX MLB 1939-1949 1939-1949
Ray Foley 1980-03-22 73.273 -- h 5-11 173 L R 1906-06-23 Naugatuck,CT MLB 1928-1928 1928-1928
Wenty Ford 1980-07-08 33.226 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1946-11-25 Nassau,BM MLB 1973-1973 1973-1973
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Sid Gautreaux 1980-04-19 67.350 -- c 5-8 190 B R 1912-05-04 Schriever,LA MLB 1936-1937 1936-1937
Bob Geary 1980-01-03 88.237 -- p 5-11 168 R R 1891-05-10 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1918-1921 1918-1921
Jonah Goldman 1980-08-17 73.354 -- ss 5-7 170 R R 1906-08-29 New York,NY MLB 1928-1931 1928-1931
Earl Grace 1980-12-22 73.302 -- c 6-0 175 L R 1907-02-24 Barlow,KY MLB 1929-1937 1929-1937
Bob Habenicht 1980-12-24 54.314 -- p 6-2 185 R R 1926-02-13 St. Louis,MO MLB 1951-1953 1951-1953
Odell Hale 1980-06-09 71.303 -- 2b-3b 5-10 175 R R 1908-08-10 Hosston,LA MLB 1931-1941 1931-1941
Ed Head 1980-01-31 62.005 -- p 6-1 175 R R 1918-01-25 Selma,LA MLB 1940-1946 1940-1946
Al Hermann 1980-08-20 81.145 -- 2b-3b 6-0 180 R R 1899-03-28 Milltown,NJ MLB 1923-1924 1923-1924
George Hesselbacher 1980-02-18 85.030 -- p 6-2 175 R R 1895-01-18 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1916-1916 1916-1916
Johnny Hodapp 1980-06-14 74.261 -- 2b-3b 6-0 185 R R 1905-09-26 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1925-1933 1925-1933
Kenny Hogan 1980-01-02 77.085 -- of 5-9 145 L R 1902-10-09 Cleveland,OH MLB 1921-1924 1921-1924
Bob Hooper 1980-03-17 57.292 -- p 5-11 195 R R 1922-05-30 Leamington,ON MLB 1950-1955 1950-1955
Elston Howard 1980-12-14 51.294 Myocarditis c-of 6-2 200 R R 1929-02-23 St. Louis,MO MLB 1955-1968 1955-1968
Bill Hubbell 1980-08-03 83.046 -- p 6-1 195 R R 1897-06-17 San Francisco,CA MLB 1919-1925 1919-1925
Harry Hulihan 1980-09-11 81.146 -- p 5-11 170 R L 1899-04-18 Rutland,VT MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Hooks Iott 1980-08-17 60.258 -- p 6-2 200 B L 1919-12-03 Mountain Grove,MO MLB 1941-1947 1941-1947
Tony Jacobs 1980-12-21 55.138 -- p 5-9 150 B R 1925-08-05 Dixmoor,IL MLB 1948-1955 1948-1955
Lloyd Johnson 1980-10-08 69.289 -- p 6-4 204 L L 1910-12-24 Santa Rosa,CA MLB 1934-1934 1934-1934
Art Jones 1980-11-25 74.291 -- p 6-0 165 R R 1906-02-07 Kershaw,SC MLB 1932-1932 1932-1932
Dale Jones 1980-11-08 61.327 -- p 6-1 172 R R 1918-12-17 Marquette,NE MLB 1941-1941 1941-1941
Johnny Jones 1980-06-05 87.283 -- p 6-1 151 R R 1892-08-25 Arcadia,LA MLB 1919-1920 1919-1920
Art Jorgens 1980-03-01 74.287 -- c 5-9 160 R R 1905-05-18 Modum,NO MLB 1929-1939 1929-1939
Jimmie Keenan 1980-06-05 82.010 -- p 5-7 155 L L 1898-05-25 Avon,NY MLB 1920-1921 1920-1921
Mel Kerr 1980-08-09 77.080 -- h 5-11 155 L L 1903-05-22 Souris,MB MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
Gus Ketchum 1980-09-06 83.168 -- p 5-9 170 R R 1897-03-21 Royse City,TX MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Stan Klopp 1980-03-11 69.080 -- p 6-1 180 R R 1910-12-22 Womelsdorf,PA MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Lou Knerr 1980-03-23 58.214 -- p 6-1 210 R R 1921-08-21 Strasburg,PA MLB 1945-1947 1945-1947
Mike Knode 1980-12-20 85.042 -- of 5-10 160 R R 1895-11-08 Westminster,MD MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Frank LaManna 1980-09-01 61.011 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1919-08-22 Waterton,PA MLB 1940-1942 1940-1942
Cliff Lee 1980-08-25 84.020 -- of-1b 6-1 175 R R 1896-08-04 Lexington,NE MLB 1919-1926 1919-1926
George Lees 1980-01-02 84.333 -- c 5-9 150 R R 1895-02-02 Bethlehem,PA MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Bob Linton 1980-04-03 76.351 -- c 6-0 185 L R 1903-04-18 Emerson,AR MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Frank Loftus 1980-10-27 82.230 -- p 5-9 190 R R 1898-03-10 Scranton,PA MLB 1926-1926 1926-1926
Joe Lucey 1980-07-30 83.124 -- p 6-0 168 R R 1897-03-27 Holyoke,MA MLB 1920-1925 1920-1925
Waddy MacPhee 1980-01-20 80.027 -- 3b 5-8 140 R R 1899-12-23 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Garth Mann 1980-09-11 64.300 -- h 6-0 155 R R 1915-11-16 Brandon,TX MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Rube Marquard 1980-06-01 93.235 -- p 6-3 180 B L 1886-10-09 Cleveland,OH MLB 1908-1925 1908-1925
Rube Marshall 1980-06-11 90.142 -- p 5-11 170 R R 1890-01-19 Salineville,OH MLB 1912-1914 1912-1914
Hersh Martin 1980-11-17 71.059 -- of 6-2 190 B R 1909-09-19 Birmingham,AL MLB 1937-1945 1937-1945
Jack Martin 1980-07-04 93.076 -- ss-3b 5-9 159 R R 1887-04-19 Plainfield,NJ MLB 1912-1914 1912-1914
Ed Miller 1980-04-17 91.143 -- 1b-of 6-0 180 R R 1888-11-24 Annville,PA MLB 1912-1918 1912-1918
Tom Miller 1980-08-13 83.038 -- h 5-11 180 L R 1897-07-05 Powhatan Court House,VA MLB 1918-1919 1918-1919
Ed Morgan 1980-04-09 75.322 -- 1b-of 6-0 180 R R 1904-05-22 Cairo,IL MLB 1928-1934 1928-1934
Joe Muir 1980-06-25 57.212 -- p 6-1 172 L L 1922-11-26 Oriole,MD MLB 1951-1952 1951-1952
Greg Mulleavy 1980-02-01 74.128 -- ss 5-9 167 R R 1905-09-25 Detroit,MI MLB 1930-1933 1930-1933
Tommy Neill 1980-09-22 60.320 -- of 6-2 200 L R 1919-11-07 Hartselle,AL MLB 1946-1947 1946-1947
Andy O'Connor 1980-09-26 96.011 -- p 6-0 160 R R 1884-09-14 Roxbury,MA MLB 1908-1908 1908-1908
Ole Olsen 1980-09-12 85.365 -- p 5-10 163 R R 1894-09-12 South Norwalk,CT MLB 1922-1923 1922-1923
Ted Olson 1980-12-09 68.104 Heart attack p 6-2 185 R R 1912-08-27 Quincy,MA MLB 1936-1938 1936-1938
Johnny Oulliber 1980-12-26 69.306 -- of 5-11 165 R R 1911-02-24 New Orleans,LA MLB 1933-1933 1933-1933
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ernie Ovitz 1980-09-11 94.338 -- p 5-8 156 R R 1885-10-07 Mineral Point,WI MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Don Padgett 1980-12-09 69.005 -- c 6-0 190 L R 1911-12-05 Caroleen,NC MLB 1937-1948 1937-1948
Joe Page 1980-04-21 62.175 -- p 6-2 205 L L 1917-10-28 Cherry Valley,PA MLB 1944-1954 1944-1954
Charlie Pechous 1980-09-13 83.342 -- 3b 6-0 170 R R 1896-10-05 Chicago,IL MLB 1916-1917 1916-1917
Cap Peterson 1980-05-16 37.275 -- of 6-2 195 R R 1942-08-15 Tacoma,WA MLB 1962-1969 1962-1969
Bob Porterfield 1980-04-28 56.262 -- p 6-0 190 R R 1923-08-10 Newport,VA MLB 1948-1959 1948-1959
Mel Preibisch 1980-04-12 65.141 -- of 5-11 185 R R 1914-11-23 Sealy,TX MLB 1940-1941 1940-1941
Jerry Priddy 1980-03-03 60.115 -- 2b 5-11 180 R R 1919-11-09 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1941-1953 1941-1953
Art Reinholz 1980-12-29 77.337 -- 3b 5-10 175 R R 1903-01-27 Detroit,MI MLB 1928-1928 1928-1928
Beryl Richmond 1980-04-24 72.244 -- p 6-1 185 B L 1907-08-24 Glen Easton,WV MLB 1933-1934 1933-1934
Frank Rosso 1980-01-26 58.330 -- p 5-11 180 R R 1921-03-01 Agawam,MA MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Jack Rothrock 1980-02-02 74.324 -- of-ss 5-11 165 B R 1905-03-14 Long Beach,CA MLB 1925-1937 1925-1937
Rosy Ryan 1980-12-10 82.269 -- p 6-0 185 L R 1898-03-15 Worcester,MA MLB 1919-1933 1919-1933
Gene Rye 1980-01-21 73.067 -- of 5-6 165 L R 1906-11-15 Chicago,IL MLB 1931-1931 1931-1931
Bob Shawkey 1980-12-31 90.026 -- p 5-11 168 R R 1890-12-04 Sigel,PA MLB 1913-1927 1913-1927
Ernie Shore 1980-09-24 89.184 -- p 6-4 220 R R 1891-03-24 East Bend,NC MLB 1912-1920 1912-1920
Harry Smythe 1980-08-28 75.308 -- p 5-10 179 L L 1904-10-24 Augusta,GA MLB 1929-1934 1929-1934
Wally Snell 1980-07-23 91.064 -- c 5-10 170 R R 1889-05-19 West Bridgewater,MA MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Charlie Sproull 1980-01-13 61.004 -- p 6-3 185 R R 1919-01-09 Taylorsville,GA MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Stuffy Stewart 1980-12-30 86.332 -- 2b 5-9 160 R R 1894-01-31 Jasper,FL MLB 1916-1929 1916-1929
Dick Stone 1980-02-18 68.075 -- p 5-9 153 L L 1911-12-05 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Monty Swartz 1980-01-13 83.010 -- p 5-11 182 R R 1897-01-01 Farmersville,OH MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Hank Sweeney 1980-05-06 64.130 -- 1b 6-0 185 L L 1915-12-28 Franklin,TN MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Leo Tankersley 1980-09-18 79.102 -- c 6-0 176 R R 1901-06-08 Terrell,TX MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
Chink Taylor 1980-07-07 82.147 -- of 5-9 160 R R 1898-02-09 Burnet,TX MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Dan Thomas 1980-06-12 29.035 Suicide by Hanging of 6-2 190 R R 1951-05-09 Birmingham,AL MLB 1976-1977 1971-1978
Ben Tincup 1980-07-05 89.203 -- p 6-1 180 L R 1890-12-14 Adair,OK MLB 1914-1928 1914-1928
Red Torphy 1980-02-11 88.096 -- 1b 5-11 169 R R 1891-11-06 Fall River,MA MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Bob Trowbridge 1980-04-03 49.281 -- p 6-1 190 R R 1930-06-27 Hudson,NY MLB 1956-1960 1956-1960
Luke Urban 1980-12-07 82.259 -- c 5-8 168 R R 1898-03-22 Fall River,MA MLB 1927-1928 1927-1928
Pat Veltman 1980-10-01 74.191 -- c 6-0 175 R R 1906-03-24 Mobile,AL MLB 1926-1934 1926-1934
Ernie Vick 1980-07-16 80.014 -- c 5-9 185 R R 1900-07-02 Toledo,OH MLB 1922-1926 1922-1926
Fred Walters 1980-02-01 67.149 -- c 6-1 210 R R 1912-09-04 Laurel,MS MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Johnny Watwood 1980-03-01 74.196 -- of-1b 6-1 186 L L 1905-08-17 Alexander City,AL MLB 1929-1939 1929-1939
Al Wickland 1980-03-14 92.046 -- of 5-7 155 L L 1888-01-27 Chicago,IL MLB 1913-1919 1913-1919
Fred Wigington 1980-05-08 82.142 -- p 5-10 168 R R 1897-12-16 Rogers,NE MLB 1923-1923 1923-1923
John Wilson 1980-08-27 77.125 -- p 6-2 164 R R 1903-04-25 Coal City,AL MLB 1927-1928 1927-1928
George Woodend 1980-02-06 62.058 -- p 6-0 200 R R 1917-12-09 Hartford,CT MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
113 record(s)