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1981 MLB Season

1981 MLB Season

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HOU, KCA, LAN, MIL, MON, NYA, OAK, PHI
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1981 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
Eddie Ainsmith 1981-09-06 89.214 -- c 5-11 180 R R 1892-02-04 Cambridge,MA MLB 1910-1924 1910-1924
Horace Allen 1981-07-05 82.023 -- of 6-0 187 L R 1899-06-11 DeLand,FL MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Ernie Alten 1981-09-09 86.281 -- p 6-0 175 R L 1894-12-01 Avon,OH MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Fred Archer 1981-10-31 71.238 -- p 6-0 193 L L 1910-03-07 Johnson City,TN MLB 1936-1937 1936-1937
Honey Barnes 1981-06-18 81.138 -- c 5-10 175 L R 1900-01-31 Fulton,NY MLB 1926-1926 1926-1926
Bill Bayne 1981-05-22 82.033 -- p 5-9 160 L L 1899-04-18 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1919-1930 1919-1930
Zinn Beck 1981-03-19 95.169 -- 1b 5-10 160 R R 1885-09-30 Steubenville,OH MLB 1913-1918 1913-1918
Frank Betcher 1981-11-27 93.285 -- ss 5-11 173 B R 1888-02-15 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
John Bischoff 1981-12-28 87.060 -- c 5-7 165 R R 1894-10-28 Granite City,IL MLB 1925-1926 1925-1926
Al Bool 1981-09-27 84.033 Tractor accident c 5-11 180 R R 1897-08-24 Lincoln,NE MLB 1928-1931 1928-1931
Jake Brown 1981-12-18 33.271 -- of 6-2 200 R R 1948-03-22 Sumrall,MS MLB 1975-1975 1975-1975
Myrl Brown 1981-02-23 86.135 -- p 5-11 172 R R 1894-10-10 Waynesboro,PA MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Earle Brucker 1981-05-08 80.002 -- c 5-11 175 R R 1901-05-06 Albany,NY MLB 1937-1943 1937-1943
Earl Caldwell 1981-09-15 76.159 -- p 6-1 178 R R 1905-04-09 Sparks,TX MLB 1928-1948 1928-1948
Lou Ciola 1981-10-18 59.042 -- p 5-9 165 R R 1922-09-06 Norfolk,VA MLB 1943-1943 1943-1943
Merl Combs 1981-07-08 61.210 -- ss-3b 6-0 172 L R 1919-12-11 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1947-1952 1947-1952
Paul Dean 1981-03-17 67.215 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1913-08-14 Lucas,AR MLB 1934-1943 1934-1943
Emerson Dickman 1981-04-27 66.166 -- p 6-2 175 R R 1914-11-12 Buffalo,NY MLB 1936-1941 1936-1941
John Dowd 1981-01-31 90.027 -- ss 5-8 170 R R 1891-01-03 Weymouth,MA MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Hugh East 1981-11-02 62.118 -- p 6-2 185 R R 1919-07-07 Birmingham,AL MLB 1941-1943 1941-1943
Lou Fette 1981-01-03 73.295 -- p 6-1 200 R R 1907-03-15 Alma,MO MLB 1937-1945 1937-1945
Jim Finigan 1981-05-16 52.270 -- 3b-2b 5-11 175 R R 1928-08-19 Quincy,IL MLB 1954-1959 1954-1959
Harry Fisher 1981-09-20 55.260 -- p 6-0 180 L R 1926-01-03 Newbury,ON MLB 1951-1952 1951-1952
Ed Gallagher 1981-12-22 71.024 -- p 6-2 197 B L 1910-11-28 Dorchester,MA MLB 1932-1932 1932-1932
Huck Geary 1981-01-27 64.005 -- ss 5-10 170 L R 1917-01-22 Buffalo,NY MLB 1942-1943 1942-1943
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Joe Giebel 1981-03-17 89.107 -- c 5-10 175 R R 1891-11-30 Washington,DC MLB 1913-1913 1913-1913
Grant Gillis 1981-02-04 80.011 -- 2b-ss 5-10 165 R R 1901-01-24 Grove Hill,AL MLB 1927-1929 1927-1929
Tom Glass 1981-12-15 83.229 -- p 6-3 170 R R 1898-04-29 Greensboro,NC MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
Vince Gonzales 1981-03-11 55.164 -- p 6-1 165 L L 1925-09-28 Quivican,CU MLB 1955-1955 1955-1955
Gene Green 1981-05-23 47.331 -- c-of 6-2 205 R R 1933-06-26 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1957-1963 1957-1963
Bill Hallahan 1981-07-08 78.338 -- p 5-10 170 R L 1902-08-04 Binghamton,NY MLB 1925-1938 1925-1938
Andy High 1981-02-22 83.092 -- 3b-2b 5-6 155 L R 1897-11-21 Ava,IL MLB 1922-1934 1922-1934
Harry Hoch 1981-10-26 94.289 -- p 5-10 165 R R 1887-01-09 Woodside,DE MLB 1908-1915 1908-1915
Stan Hollmig 1981-12-04 55.336 -- of 6-2 190 R R 1926-01-02 Fredericksburg,TX MLB 1949-1951 1949-1951
Dick Hoover 1981-04-12 55.122 -- p 6-0 170 L L 1925-12-11 Columbus,OH MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
Bob Joyce 1981-12-10 66.330 -- p 6-1 180 R R 1915-01-14 Stockton,CA MLB 1939-1946 1939-1946
Al Jurisich 1981-11-03 60.070 -- p 6-2 193 R R 1921-08-25 New Orleans,LA MLB 1944-1947 1944-1947
Owen Kahn 1981-01-17 75.226 -- h 5-11 160 R R 1905-06-05 Richmond,VA MLB 1930-1930 1930-1930
Cactus Keck 1981-02-06 82.023 -- p 5-11 170 R R 1899-01-13 St. Louis,MO MLB 1922-1923 1922-1923
George Knothe 1981-07-03 83.171 -- 2b 5-10 165 R R 1898-01-12 Bayonne,NJ MLB 1932-1932 1932-1932
Jack Knott 1981-10-13 74.225 -- p 6-2 200 R R 1907-03-02 Dallas,TX MLB 1933-1946 1933-1946
Joe Kracher 1981-12-24 66.050 -- c 5-11 185 R R 1915-11-04 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1939-1939 1939-1939
Ed Lagger 1981-11-10 69.119 -- p 6-3 200 R R 1912-07-14 Joliet,IL MLB 1934-1934 1934-1934
Clayton Lambert 1981-04-03 64.008 -- p 6-2 185 R R 1917-03-26 Summitt,IL MLB 1946-1947 1946-1947
Freddy Leach 1981-12-10 84.016 -- of 5-11 183 L R 1897-11-23 Springfield,MO MLB 1923-1932 1923-1932
Wade Lefler 1981-03-06 84.273 -- of 5-11 162 L R 1896-06-05 Cooleemee,NC MLB 1924-1924 1924-1924
Elmer Leonard 1981-05-27 92.195 -- p 6-3 210 R R 1888-11-12 Napa,CA MLB 1911-1911 1911-1911
Freddie Lindstrom 1981-10-04 75.317 -- 3b-of 5-11 170 R R 1905-11-21 Chicago,IL MLB 1924-1936 1924-1936
George Lowe 1981-09-02 86.129 -- p 6-2 180 R R 1895-04-25 Ridgefield Park,NJ MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
George Lyons 1981-08-12 90.198 -- p 5-11 180 R R 1891-01-25 Bible Grove,IL MLB 1920-1924 1920-1924
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Steve Macko 1981-11-15 27.070 Testicular cancer 2b-3b 5-10 160 L R 1954-09-06 Burlington,IA MLB 1979-1980 1977-1980
Sam McConnell 1981-06-27 86.018 -- 3b 5-6 150 L R 1895-06-08 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Frank McCrea 1981-02-25 84.171 -- c 5-9 155 R R 1896-09-06 Jersey City,NJ MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
Jim McGarr 1981-07-21 92.253 -- 2b 5-9 170 R R 1888-11-09 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Jim McLeod 1981-08-03 72.325 -- 3b 6-0 187 R R 1908-09-12 Jones,LA MLB 1930-1933 1930-1933
Tommy Mee 1981-05-16 91.058 -- ss 5-8 165 R R 1890-03-18 Chicago,IL MLB 1910-1910 1910-1910
Steve Mesner 1981-04-06 63.083 -- 3b 5-9 178 R R 1918-01-13 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1938-1945 1938-1945
Red Morgan 1981-03-25 97.170 -- 3b -- -- -- R 1883-10-06 Neola,IA MLB 1906-1906 1906-1906
Bill Nagel 1981-10-08 66.060 -- 2b-1b 6-1 190 R R 1915-08-09 Memphis,TN MLB 1939-1945 1939-1945
Skinny O'Neal 1981-06-02 82.030 -- p 5-11 160 R R 1899-05-02 Gatewood,MO MLB 1925-1927 1925-1927
Eddie Onslow 1981-05-08 88.079 -- 1b 6-0 170 L L 1893-02-17 Meadville,PA MLB 1912-1927 1912-1927
Ray Oyler 1981-01-26 42.175 -- ss 5-11 165 R R 1938-08-04 Indianapolis,IN MLB 1965-1970 1965-1970
Roy Parmelee 1981-08-31 74.128 -- p 6-1 190 R R 1907-04-25 Lambertville,MI MLB 1929-1939 1929-1939
Johnny Peacock 1981-10-17 71.280 -- c 5-11 165 L R 1910-01-10 Fremont,NC MLB 1937-1945 1937-1945
Marino Pieretti 1981-01-30 60.129 -- p 5-7 158 R R 1920-09-23 Lucca,IT MLB 1945-1950 1945-1950
Tony Piet 1981-12-01 74.359 -- 2b-3b 6-0 175 R R 1906-12-07 Berwick,PA MLB 1931-1938 1931-1938
Cotton Pippen 1981-02-15 69.320 -- p 6-2 180 R R 1911-04-02 Cisco,TX MLB 1936-1940 1936-1940
Don Plarski 1981-12-29 52.050 -- of 5-6 160 R R 1929-11-09 Chicago,IL MLB 1955-1955 1955-1955
Pete Reiser 1981-10-25 62.222 -- of 5-11 185 L R 1919-03-17 St. Louis,MO MLB 1940-1952 1940-1952
Don Richmond 1981-05-24 61.210 -- 3b 6-1 175 L R 1919-10-27 Gillett,PA MLB 1941-1951 1941-1951
Gene Robertson 1981-10-21 82.299 -- 3b 5-7 152 L R 1898-12-25 St. Louis,MO MLB 1919-1930 1919-1930
Ben Rochefort 1981-04-02 84.229 -- 1b 6-2 185 L R 1896-08-15 Camden,NJ MLB 1914-1914 1914-1914
George Scharein 1981-12-23 67.032 -- ss 6-1 174 R R 1914-11-21 Decatur,IL MLB 1937-1940 1937-1940
Red Shea 1981-11-17 82.352 -- p 6-0 165 R R 1898-11-29 Ware,MA MLB 1918-1922 1918-1922
George Smith 1981-05-26 79.211 -- p 6-1 175 R R 1901-10-27 Louisville,KY MLB 1926-1930 1926-1930
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Mike Smith 1981-05-31 76.196 -- of 5-11 170 L R 1904-11-16 Norfolk,VA MLB 1926-1926 1926-1926
Jack Snyder 1981-12-13 95.067 -- c 5-9 168 R R 1886-10-06 Lincoln,PA MLB 1917-1917 1917-1917
Irv Stein 1981-01-07 69.232 -- p 6-2 170 R R 1911-05-21 Madisonville,LA MLB 1932-1932 1932-1932
Fred Stiely 1981-01-06 79.219 -- p 5-8 170 L L 1901-06-01 Willow,PA MLB 1929-1931 1929-1931
Al Van Camp 1981-02-02 77.149 -- of-1b 5-11 175 R R 1903-09-07 Moline,IL MLB 1928-1932 1928-1932
Gee Walker 1981-03-20 73.001 -- of 5-11 188 R R 1908-03-19 Gulfport,MS MLB 1931-1945 1931-1945
Pee-Wee Wanninger 1981-03-07 78.085 -- ss 5-7 150 L R 1902-12-12 Birmingham,AL MLB 1925-1927 1925-1927
Bill Windle 1981-12-08 76.360 -- 1b 5-11 170 L L 1904-12-13 Galena,KS MLB 1928-1929 1928-1929
Jack Wisner 1981-12-15 82.039 -- p 6-3 195 R R 1899-11-05 Grand Rapids,MI MLB 1919-1926 1919-1926
Taffy Wright 1981-10-22 70.073 -- of 5-10 180 L R 1911-08-10 Tabor City,NC MLB 1938-1949 1938-1949
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