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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Cal Abrams 1997-02-25 72.360 Heart attack of 5-11 195 L L 1924-03-02 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1949-1956 1949-1956
Bobby Adams 1997-02-13 75.061 -- 3b-2b 5-10 170 R R 1921-12-14 Tuolumne,CA MLB 1946-1959 1946-1959
Luis Aloma 1997-04-07 73.259 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1923-07-23 Havana,CU MLB 1950-1953 1950-1953
Richie Ashburn 1997-09-09 70.174 Heart attack of 5-10 170 L R 1927-03-19 Tilden,NE MLB 1948-1962 1948-1962
Rex Barney 1997-08-12 72.236 -- p 6-3 185 R R 1924-12-19 Omaha,NE MLB 1943-1950 1943-1950
Frank Baumholtz 1997-12-14 79.068 -- of 5-10 175 L L 1918-10-07 Midvale,OH MLB 1947-1957 1947-1957
Ray Benge 1997-06-27 95.066 -- p 5-9 160 R R 1902-04-22 Jacksonville,TX MLB 1925-1938 1925-1938
Al Blanche 1997-04-02 87.193 -- p 6-0 178 R R 1909-09-21 Somerville,MA MLB 1935-1936 1935-1936
Roger Bowman 1997-07-21 69.338 -- p 6-0 175 R L 1927-08-18 Amsterdam,NY MLB 1949-1955 1949-1955
Pidge Browne 1997-06-03 68.074 -- 1b 6-1 190 L L 1929-03-21 Peekskill,NY MLB 1962-1962 1962-1962
Bill Butland 1997-09-19 79.181 -- p 6-5 185 R L 1918-03-22 Terre Haute,IN MLB 1940-1947 1940-1947
Bob Cain 1997-04-08 72.174 -- p 6-0 165 L L 1924-10-16 Longford,KS MLB 1949-1954 1949-1954
Dolph Camilli 1997-10-21 90.181 -- 1b 5-10 185 L L 1907-04-23 San Francisco,CA MLB 1933-1945 1933-1945
Hardin Cathey 1997-07-27 78.021 -- p 6-4 190 R R 1919-07-06 Burns,TN MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Fred Chapman 1997-03-27 80.253 -- ss 6-1 185 R R 1916-07-17 Liberty,SC MLB 1939-1941 1939-1941
Flea Clifton 1997-12-22 88.010 -- 3b-ss 5-10 160 R R 1909-12-12 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1934-1937 1934-1937
Lou Clinton 1997-12-06 60.054 -- of 6-1 185 R R 1937-10-13 Ponca City,OK MLB 1960-1967 1960-1967
Joe Coleman 1997-04-09 74.253 -- p -- 200 R R 1922-07-30 Medford,MA MLB 1942-1955 1942-1955
Bernie Creger 1997-11-30 70.254 -- ss 6-0 175 R R 1927-03-21 Wytheville,VA MLB 1947-1947 1947-1947
Jeff Cross 1997-07-23 78.329 -- ss 5-11 160 R R 1918-08-28 Tulsa,OK MLB 1942-1948 1942-1948
Harry Davis 1997-03-03 88.300 -- 1b 5-10 160 L L 1908-05-07 Shreveport,LA MLB 1932-1937 1932-1937
Johnny Dickshot 1997-11-04 87.284 -- of 6-0 195 R R 1910-01-24 Waukegan,IL MLB 1936-1945 1936-1945
George Dockins 1997-01-22 79.262 -- p 6-0 175 L L 1917-05-05 Clyde,KS MLB 1945-1947 1945-1947
Ed Donnelly 1997-12-25 63.015 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1934-12-10 Allen,MI MLB 1959-1959 1959-1959
Bill Donovan 1997-09-25 81.081 -- p 6-2 198 B L 1916-07-06 Maywood,IL MLB 1942-1943 1942-1943
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Dick Donovan 1997-01-06 69.031 -- p 6-3 205 L R 1927-12-07 Boston,MA MLB 1950-1965 1950-1965
Gus Dugas 1997-04-14 90.021 -- of-1b 5-9 165 L L 1907-03-24 St. Jean De Matha,QC MLB 1930-1934 1930-1934
Woody English 1997-09-26 90.208 -- ss-3b 5-10 155 R R 1907-03-02 Fredonia,OH MLB 1927-1938 1927-1938
Rube Fischer 1997-07-16 80.300 -- p 6-4 190 R R 1916-09-19 Carlock,SD MLB 1941-1946 1941-1946
Curt Flood 1997-01-20 59.002 Throat cancer of 5-9 165 R R 1938-01-18 Houston,TX MLB 1956-1971 1956-1971
Bob Friedrichs 1997-04-15 90.228 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1906-08-30 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1932-1932 1932-1932
Rufe Gentry 1997-07-03 79.046 Acute respiratory failure p 6-1 180 R R 1918-05-18 Daisy Station,NC MLB 1943-1948 1943-1948
Stan Goletz 1997-06-07 79.017 -- h 6-3 200 L L 1918-05-21 Crescent,OH MLB 1941-1941 1941-1941
Connie Grob 1997-09-28 64.323 -- p 6-0 180 L R 1932-11-09 Cross Plains,WI MLB 1956-1956 1956-1956
Sammy Hairston 1997-10-31 77.285 Pulmonary cardiac arrest c 5-10 187 R R 1920-01-20 Crawford,MS MLB 1951-1951 1951-1951
Steve Hamilton 1997-12-02 62.002 -- p 6-7 195 L L 1935-11-30 Columbia,KY MLB 1961-1972 1961-1972
Bud Hardin 1997-07-28 75.044 -- ss-2b 5-10 165 R R 1922-06-14 Shelby,NC MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
Buddy Hassett 1997-08-23 85.353 Bone cancer 1b 5-11 180 L L 1911-09-05 New York,NY MLB 1936-1942 1936-1942
Joe Hauser 1997-07-11 98.179 -- 1b 5-10 175 L L 1899-01-12 Milwaukee,WI MLB 1922-1929 1922-1929
Francis Healy 1997-02-12 86.228 -- c 5-9 175 R R 1910-06-29 Holyoke,MA MLB 1930-1934 1930-1934
Jim Hickey 1997-09-20 76.333 -- p 6-1 204 R R 1920-10-22 North Abington,MA MLB 1942-1944 1942-1944
Jim Holloway 1997-04-15 88.205 -- p 6-1 165 R R 1908-09-22 Plaquemine,LA MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Duane Josephson 1997-01-30 54.241 -- c 6-0 195 R R 1942-06-03 New Hampton,IA MLB 1965-1972 1965-1972
Billy Jurges 1997-03-03 88.298 -- ss 5-11 175 R R 1908-05-09 Bronx,NY MLB 1931-1947 1931-1947
Monte Kennedy 1997-03-01 74.294 -- p 6-2 185 R L 1922-05-11 Amelia,VA MLB 1946-1953 1946-1953
Austin Knickerbocker 1997-02-18 78.126 -- of 5-11 185 R R 1918-10-15 Bangall,NY MLB 1947-1947 1947-1947
Alex Konikowski 1997-09-28 69.112 -- p 6-1 187 R R 1928-06-08 Throop,PA MLB 1948-1954 1948-1954
Bert Kuczynski 1997-01-19 77.012 -- p 6-0 195 R R 1920-01-08 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1943-1943 1943-1943
Bill Lawrence 1997-06-15 91.096 -- of 6-4 194 R R 1906-03-11 San Mateo,CA MLB 1932-1932 1932-1932
Thornton Lee 1997-06-09 90.269 -- p 6-3 205 L L 1906-09-13 Sonoma,CA MLB 1933-1948 1933-1948
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Dick Littlefield 1997-11-20 71.247 -- p 6-0 180 L L 1926-03-18 Detroit,MI MLB 1950-1958 1950-1958
Vic Lombardi 1997-12-07 75.078 -- p 5-7 158 L L 1922-09-20 Reedley,CA MLB 1945-1950 1945-1950
Dwight Lowry 1997-07-10 39.260 Heart attack c 6-3 210 L R 1957-10-23 Lumberton,NC MLB 1984-1988 1977-1990
Phil Marchildon 1997-01-10 83.077 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1913-10-25 Penetanguishene,ON MLB 1940-1950 1940-1950
Stu Martin 1997-01-11 83.055 -- 2b 6-0 155 L R 1913-11-17 Rich Square,NC MLB 1936-1943 1936-1943
Paul Masterson 1997-11-27 82.042 -- p 5-11 165 L L 1915-10-16 Chicago,IL MLB 1940-1942 1940-1942
Roy McMillan 1997-11-02 68.108 -- ss 5-11 170 R R 1929-07-17 Bonham,TX MLB 1951-1966 1951-1966
Bill McWilliams 1997-01-21 86.054 -- h 6-0 185 R R 1910-11-28 Dubuque,IA MLB 1931-1931 1931-1931
Art Merewether 1997-02-02 94.210 -- h 5-9 155 R R 1902-07-07 East Providence,RI MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Russ Meyer 1997-11-16 74.022 -- p 6-1 185 B R 1923-10-25 Peru,IL MLB 1946-1959 1946-1959
Eddie Miller 1997-07-31 80.247 -- ss 5-9 180 R R 1916-11-26 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1936-1950 1936-1950
Dee Moore 1997-07-02 83.087 -- c-3b 5-11 190 R R 1914-04-06 Hedley,TX MLB 1936-1946 1936-1946
Les Munns 1997-02-28 88.089 -- p 6-5 212 R R 1908-12-01 Fort Bragg,CA MLB 1934-1936 1934-1936
Amby Murray 1997-02-06 83.247 -- p 5-7 150 L L 1913-06-04 Fall River,MA MLB 1936-1936 1936-1936
Don O'Riley 1997-05-02 52.051 Shot and killed during a robbery p 6-3 205 R R 1945-03-12 Topeka,KS MLB 1969-1970 1969-1970
Jose Oliva 1997-12-22 26.294 Car accident 3b 6-1 150 R R 1971-03-03 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 1994-1995 1989-1996
Homer Peel 1997-04-08 94.180 -- of 5-9 170 R R 1902-10-10 Port Sullivan,TX MLB 1927-1934 1927-1934
George Pfister 1997-08-14 78.344 -- c 6-0 200 R R 1918-09-04 Bound Brook,NJ MLB 1941-1941 1941-1941
Lou Possehl 1997-10-07 71.178 -- p 6-2 180 R R 1926-04-12 Chicago,IL MLB 1946-1952 1946-1952
Hal Rice 1997-12-22 73.315 -- of 6-1 195 L R 1924-02-11 Morganette,WV MLB 1948-1954 1948-1954
Mickey Rocco 1997-06-01 81.091 -- 1b 5-11 188 L L 1916-03-02 St. Paul,MN MLB 1943-1946 1943-1946
Stan Rojek 1997-07-09 78.079 -- ss 5-10 170 R R 1919-04-21 North Tonawanda,NY MLB 1942-1952 1942-1952
Harry Rosenberg 1997-04-13 87.295 -- of 5-10 160 R R 1909-06-22 San Francisco,CA MLB 1930-1930 1930-1930
Emil Roy 1997-01-05 89.225 -- p 5-11 180 R R 1907-05-26 Brighton,MA MLB 1933-1933 1933-1933
Manny Salvo 1997-02-07 83.222 -- p 6-4 210 R R 1913-06-30 Sacramento,CA MLB 1939-1943 1939-1943
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Lou Scoffic 1997-08-28 84.100 -- of 5-10 182 R R 1913-05-20 Herrin,IL MLB 1936-1936 1936-1936
Vince Sherlock 1997-05-11 87.045 -- 2b 6-0 180 R R 1910-03-27 Buffalo,NY MLB 1935-1935 1935-1935
Bill Smith 1997-03-30 62.295 -- p 6-0 190 L L 1934-06-08 Washington,DC MLB 1958-1962 1958-1962
Milt Smith 1997-04-11 68.015 -- 3b 5-10 165 R R 1929-03-27 Columbus,GA MLB 1955-1955 1955-1955
Glen Stewart 1997-02-11 84.135 -- ss-3b 6-0 175 R R 1912-09-29 Tullahoma,TN MLB 1940-1944 1940-1944
Oad Swigart 1997-08-08 82.176 -- p 6-0 175 L R 1915-02-13 Archie,MO MLB 1939-1940 1939-1940
Chuck Templeton 1997-10-09 65.130 -- p 6-3 210 R L 1932-06-01 Detroit,MI MLB 1955-1956 1955-1956
Moe Thacker 1997-11-13 63.176 -- c 6-3 210 R R 1934-05-21 Louisville,KY MLB 1958-1963 1958-1963
Johnny Vander Meer 1997-10-06 82.338 -- p 6-1 190 B L 1914-11-02 Tampa,FL MLB 1937-1951 1937-1951
Jim Walkup 1997-02-07 87.055 -- p 6-1 170 R R 1909-12-14 Havana,AR MLB 1934-1939 1934-1939
Hal Warnock 1997-02-08 85.034 -- of 6-2 180 L R 1912-01-06 New York,NY MLB 1935-1935 1935-1935
Butch Weis 1997-05-04 96.063 -- of 5-11 180 L L 1901-03-02 St. Louis,MO MLB 1922-1925 1922-1925
Al Weston 1997-11-13 91.337 -- h 6-0 195 R R 1905-12-11 Lynn,MA MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Bob Whitcher 1997-05-08 80.009 -- p 5-8 165 L L 1917-04-29 Berlin,NH MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
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