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1987 MLB Season

1987 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
Jerry Adair 1987-05-31 50.164 -- 2b-ss 6-0 175 R R 1936-12-17 Sand Springs,OK MLB 1958-1970 1958-1970
Jay Avrea 1987-06-26 66.354 -- p 6-1 175 R R 1920-07-06 Cleburne,TX MLB 1950-1950 1950-1950
Bud Bates 1987-04-29 75.043 -- of 6-0 165 R R 1912-03-16 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1939-1939 1939-1939
Boom-Boom Beck 1987-05-07 82.202 -- p 6-2 200 R R 1904-10-16 Decatur,IL MLB 1924-1945 1924-1945
Hank Behrman 1987-01-20 65.207 -- p 5-11 174 R R 1921-06-27 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1946-1949 1946-1949
Huck Betts 1987-06-13 90.113 -- p 5-11 170 R R 1897-02-18 Millsboro,DE MLB 1920-1935 1920-1935
George Blackerby 1987-05-30 83.201 -- of 6-1 176 R R 1903-11-10 Luther,OK MLB 1928-1928 1928-1928
Zeke Bonura 1987-03-09 78.169 -- 1b 6-0 210 R R 1908-09-20 New Orleans,LA MLB 1934-1940 1934-1940
Jim Brewer 1987-11-16 49.364 -- p 6-2 195 L L 1937-11-17 Merced,CA MLB 1960-1976 1960-1976
Joe Burns 1987-07-12 98.106 -- of 5-11 170 L L 1889-03-26 Ipswich,MA MLB 1910-1913 1910-1913
John Burrows 1987-04-27 73.179 -- p 5-10 200 R L 1913-10-30 Winnfield,LA MLB 1943-1944 1943-1944
Ed Busch 1987-01-17 69.062 -- ss 5-10 175 R R 1917-11-16 Lebanon,IL MLB 1943-1945 1943-1945
Cam Carreon 1987-09-02 50.026 -- c 6-0 198 R R 1937-08-06 Colton,CA MLB 1959-1966 1959-1966
Ed Cihocki 1987-11-09 80.184 -- ss 5-8 163 R R 1907-05-09 Wilmington,DE MLB 1932-1933 1932-1933
Dusty Cooke 1987-11-21 80.151 -- of 6-1 205 L R 1907-06-23 Swepsonville,NC MLB 1930-1938 1930-1938
Pete Cote 1987-10-17 85.048 -- h 5-6 148 R R 1902-08-30 Cambridge,MA MLB 1926-1926 1926-1926
Paul Derringer 1987-11-17 81.031 -- p 6-3 205 R R 1906-10-17 Springfield,KY MLB 1931-1945 1931-1945
Jake Eisenhart 1987-12-20 65.078 -- p 6-3 195 L L 1922-10-03 Perkasie,PA MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Nino Espinosa 1987-12-24 34.130 -- p 6-1 192 R R 1953-08-15 Villa Altagralia,DR MLB 1974-1981 1974-1981
Larry French 1987-02-09 79.100 -- p 6-1 195 R L 1907-11-01 Visalia,CA MLB 1929-1942 1929-1942
Snake Henry 1987-10-12 92.084 -- 1b 6-0 170 L L 1895-07-19 Waynesville,NC MLB 1922-1923 1922-1923
Babe Herman 1987-11-27 84.154 -- of 6-4 190 L L 1903-06-26 Buffalo,NY MLB 1926-1945 1926-1945
Frank Hiller 1987-01-08 66.178 -- p 6-0 200 R R 1920-07-13 Newark,NJ MLB 1946-1953 1946-1953
Bobby Hogue 1987-12-22 66.260 -- p 5-10 195 R R 1921-04-05 Miami,FL MLB 1948-1952 1948-1952
Bobo Holloman 1987-05-01 62.054 -- p 6-2 207 R R 1925-03-07 Thomaston,GA MLB 1953-1953 1953-1953
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Dick Howser 1987-06-17 51.033 Brain tumor ss 5-8 155 R R 1936-05-14 Miami,FL MLB 1961-1968 1961-1968
Travis Jackson 1987-07-27 83.267 -- ss-3b 5-10 160 R R 1903-11-02 Waldo,AR MLB 1922-1936 1922-1936
Bob Kline 1987-03-16 77.097 -- p 6-3 200 R R 1909-12-09 Enterprise,OH MLB 1930-1934 1930-1934
Barney Koch 1987-06-06 64.075 -- 2b 5-8 140 R R 1923-03-23 Campbell,NE MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Hod Lisenbee 1987-11-14 89.051 -- p 5-11 170 R R 1898-09-23 Clarksville,TN MLB 1927-1945 1927-1945
Fred Lucas 1987-03-11 84.051 -- of 5-10 165 R R 1903-01-19 Vineland,NJ MLB 1935-1935 1935-1935
Frank Makosky 1987-01-10 76.355 -- p 6-1 185 R R 1910-01-20 Boonton,NJ MLB 1937-1937 1937-1937
Ernie Maun 1987-01-01 85.332 -- p 6-0 165 R R 1901-02-03 Clearwater,KS MLB 1924-1926 1924-1926
Pete McClanahan 1987-10-28 81.004 -- h 5-9 170 R R 1906-10-24 Coldspring,TX MLB 1931-1931 1931-1931
Frank McElyea 1987-04-19 68.258 -- of 6-6 221 R R 1918-08-04 Hawthorne Twsp.,IL MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Bill McGee 1987-02-11 77.087 -- p 6-1 215 R R 1909-11-16 Batchtown,IL MLB 1935-1942 1935-1942
John McGillen 1987-08-11 70.004 -- p 6-1 175 L L 1917-08-06 Eddystone,PA MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Don McMahon 1987-07-22 57.199 -- p 6-2 222 R R 1930-01-04 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1957-1974 1957-1974
John Mihalic 1987-04-24 75.162 -- 2b 5-11 172 R R 1911-11-13 Cleveland,OH MLB 1935-1937 1935-1937
Elmer Miller 1987-01-08 83.266 -- p 5-11 189 L L 1903-04-17 Detroit,MI MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Dale Mitchell 1987-01-05 65.135 -- of 6-1 195 L L 1921-08-23 Colony,OK MLB 1946-1956 1946-1956
Whitey Moore 1987-12-10 75.182 -- p 6-1 195 R R 1912-06-10 Tuscarawas,OH MLB 1936-1942 1936-1942
Tom Morgan 1987-01-13 56.238 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1930-05-20 El Monte,CA MLB 1951-1963 1951-1963
Bud Morse 1987-04-06 82.213 -- 2b 5-9 150 L R 1904-09-04 Berkeley,CA MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Bots Nekola 1987-03-11 80.091 -- p 5-11 175 L L 1906-12-10 New York,NY MLB 1929-1933 1929-1933
Fred Newman 1987-06-24 45.123 -- p 6-3 190 R R 1942-02-21 Boston,MA MLB 1962-1967 1962-1967
Leo Norris 1987-02-13 78.271 -- ss-2b 5-11 165 R R 1908-05-17 Bay St. Louis,MS MLB 1936-1937 1936-1937
Rube Novotney 1987-07-16 62.344 -- c 6-0 187 R R 1924-08-05 Redondo Beach,CA MLB 1949-1949 1949-1949
Dave Odom 1987-11-19 69.167 -- p 6-1 220 R R 1918-06-05 Dinuba,CA MLB 1943-1943 1943-1943
Tony Rensa 1987-01-04 85.097 -- c 5-10 180 R R 1901-09-29 Parsons,PA MLB 1930-1939 1930-1939
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ken Richardson 1987-12-07 72.219 -- 2b-of 5-10 187 R R 1915-05-02 Orleans,IN MLB 1942-1946 1942-1946
Jim Russell 1987-11-24 69.054 -- of 6-1 181 B R 1918-10-01 Fayette City,PA MLB 1942-1951 1942-1951
Bill Schuster 1987-06-28 74.327 -- ss 5-9 164 R R 1912-08-04 Buffalo,NY MLB 1937-1945 1937-1945
George Selkirk 1987-01-19 79.015 -- of 6-1 182 L R 1908-01-04 Huntsville,ON MLB 1934-1942 1934-1942
Luke Sewell 1987-05-14 86.128 -- c 5-9 160 R R 1901-01-05 Titus,AL MLB 1921-1942 1921-1942
Jack Sheehan 1987-05-29 94.042 -- ss-3b 5-8 165 B R 1893-04-15 Chicago,IL MLB 1920-1921 1920-1921
Joe Sherman 1987-12-21 97.046 -- p 6-0 165 R R 1890-11-04 Yarmouth,MA MLB 1915-1915 1915-1915
Bob Smith 1987-07-19 92.087 -- p-ss 5-10 175 R R 1895-04-22 Rogersville,TN MLB 1923-1937 1923-1937
George Smith 1987-06-15 49.343 -- 2b 5-10 170 R R 1937-07-07 St. Petersburg,FL MLB 1963-1966 1963-1966
Bill Upton 1987-01-02 57.198 -- p 6-0 167 R R 1929-06-18 Esther,MO MLB 1954-1954 1954-1954
Kermit Wahl 1987-09-16 64.302 Cancer 3b-ss 5-11 170 R R 1922-11-18 Columbia,SD MLB 1944-1951 1944-1951
Phil Weintraub 1987-06-21 79.252 -- 1b-of 6-1 195 L L 1907-10-12 Chicago,IL MLB 1933-1945 1933-1945
Don White 1987-06-15 68.158 -- of-3b 6-1 195 R R 1919-01-08 Everett,WA MLB 1948-1949 1948-1949
Pinky Whitney 1987-09-01 82.241 -- 3b 5-10 165 R R 1905-01-02 San Antonio,TX MLB 1928-1939 1928-1939
Tom Winsett 1987-07-20 77.238 -- of 6-2 190 L R 1909-11-24 McKenzie,TN MLB 1930-1938 1930-1938
Hughie Wise 1987-07-21 81.134 -- c 6-0 178 B R 1906-03-09 Campbellsville,KY MLB 1930-1930 1930-1930
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