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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Fritz Ackley 2002-05-22 65.042 -- p 6-1 202 L R 1937-04-10 Hayward,WI MLB 1963-1964 1963-1964
Joe Antolick 2002-06-25 86.074 -- c 6-0 185 R R 1916-04-11 Hokendauqua,PA MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Hank Arft 2002-12-14 80.320 Cancer 1b 5-10 190 L L 1922-01-28 Manchester,MO MLB 1948-1952 1948-1952
Bob Barr 2002-07-25 94.134 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1908-03-12 Newton,MA MLB 1935-1935 1935-1935
Jodie Beeler 2002-10-08 80.316 -- 3b-2b 6-0 170 R R 1921-11-26 Dallas,TX MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Clarence Beers 2002-12-06 83.362 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1918-12-09 El Dorado,KS MLB 1948-1948 1948-1948
Lefty Bertrand 2002-03-17 93.017 -- p 6-0 180 R L 1909-02-28 Cobden,MN MLB 1936-1936 1936-1936
Joe Black 2002-05-17 78.098 -- p 6-2 220 R R 1924-02-08 Plainfield,NJ MLB 1952-1957 1952-1957
Jimmy Bloodworth 2002-08-17 85.022 -- 2b 5-11 180 R R 1917-07-26 Tallahassee,FL MLB 1937-1951 1937-1951
Hank Boney 2002-06-12 98.227 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1903-10-28 Wallace,NC MLB 1927-1927 1927-1927
George Bullard 2002-12-23 74.059 -- ss 5-9 165 R R 1928-10-24 Lynn,MA MLB 1954-1954 1954-1954
Don Carlsen 2002-09-22 75.342 -- p 6-1 175 R R 1926-10-15 Chicago,IL MLB 1948-1952 1948-1952
Joe Cascarella 2002-05-22 94.328 -- p 5-10 175 R R 1907-06-28 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1934-1938 1934-1938
Chet Clemens 2002-02-10 84.276 -- of 6-0 175 R R 1917-05-10 San Fernando,CA MLB 1939-1944 1939-1944
Jim Constable 2002-09-04 69.082 -- p 6-1 185 B L 1933-06-14 Jonesborough,TN MLB 1956-1963 1956-1963
Pete Coscarart 2002-07-24 89.038 -- 2b-ss 5-11 175 R R 1913-06-16 Escondido,CA MLB 1938-1946 1938-1946
Al Cowens 2002-03-11 50.137 Heart attack of 6-2 200 R R 1951-10-25 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1974-1986 1974-1986
Jack Creel 2002-08-13 86.111 Natural causes p 6-0 165 R R 1916-04-23 Kyle,TX MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Claude Crocker 2002-12-19 78.151 -- p 6-2 185 R R 1924-07-20 Caroleen,NC MLB 1944-1945 1944-1945
Frankie Crosetti 2002-02-11 91.130 Complications from a fall ss 5-10 165 R R 1910-10-04 San Francisco,CA MLB 1932-1948 1932-1948
Mike Darr 2002-02-15 25.331 Car accident rf-cf 6-3 205 L R 1976-03-21 Corona,CA MLB 1999-2001 1994-2001
John Davis 2002-04-26 86.285 -- 3b 5-11 172 R R 1915-07-15 Laurel Run,PA MLB 1941-1941 1941-1941
Paul Erickson 2002-04-05 86.112 -- p 6-2 200 R R 1915-12-14 Zion,IL MLB 1941-1948 1941-1948
Ralph Erickson 2002-06-27 100.002 -- p 6-1 175 L L 1902-06-25 Dubois,ID MLB 1929-1930 1929-1930
Earl Francis 2002-07-03 66.354 -- p 6-2 215 R R 1935-07-14 Slab Fork,WV MLB 1960-1965 1960-1965
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ed Freed 2002-11-15 83.085 -- of 5-6 165 R R 1919-08-22 Centre Valley,PA MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Paul Giel 2002-05-22 70.082 -- p 5-11 185 R R 1932-02-29 Winona,MN MLB 1954-1961 1954-1961
Pete Gray 2002-06-30 87.116 -- of 6-1 189 L L 1915-03-06 Nanticoke,PA MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Steve Gromek 2002-03-12 82.056 -- p 6-2 180 B R 1920-01-15 Hamtramck,MI MLB 1941-1957 1941-1957
Warren Hacker 2002-05-22 77.182 -- p 6-1 185 R R 1924-11-21 Marissa,IL MLB 1948-1961 1948-1961
Mel Harder 2002-10-20 93.005 -- p 6-1 195 R R 1909-10-15 Beemer,NE MLB 1928-1947 1928-1947
Ray Hayworth 2002-09-25 98.239 -- c 6-0 180 R R 1904-01-29 High Point,NC MLB 1926-1945 1926-1945
Earl Henry 2002-12-10 85.183 -- p 5-11 172 L L 1917-06-10 Roseville,OH MLB 1944-1945 1944-1945
Willis Hudlin 2002-08-05 96.074 -- p 6-0 190 R R 1906-05-23 Wagoner,OK MLB 1926-1944 1926-1944
Jack Jenkins 2002-06-18 59.178 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1942-12-22 Covington,VA MLB 1962-1969 1962-1969
Darryl Kile 2002-06-22 33.202 Heart Attack p 6-5 212 R R 1968-12-02 Garden Grove,CA MLB 1991-2002 1988-2002
Ron Kline 2002-06-22 70.104 -- p 6-3 205 R R 1932-03-09 Callery,PA MLB 1952-1970 1952-1970
Al Kvasnak 2002-09-26 81.258 -- of 6-1 170 R R 1921-01-11 Sagamore,PA MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Johnny Lazor 2002-12-09 90.090 -- of 5-9 180 L R 1912-09-09 Taylor,WA MLB 1943-1946 1943-1946
Izzy Leon 2002-07-25 91.202 -- p 5-10 160 R R 1911-01-04 Cruces,CU MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Bob Loane 2002-12-11 88.127 -- of 6-0 190 R R 1914-08-06 Berkeley,CA MLB 1939-1940 1939-1940
Harry Marnie 2002-01-07 83.185 -- 2b-ss 6-1 178 R R 1918-07-06 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1940-1942 1940-1942
Lee Maye 2002-07-17 67.218 Pancreatic cancer of 6-2 190 L R 1934-12-11 Tuscaloosa,AL MLB 1959-1971 1959-1971
Eddie McGah 2002-09-30 80.365 -- c 6-0 183 R R 1921-09-30 Oakland,CA MLB 1946-1947 1946-1947
Jim McKee 2002-09-14 55.225 Result of a car accident p 6-7 215 R R 1947-02-01 Columbus,OH MLB 1972-1973 1972-1973
Dave McNally 2002-12-01 60.031 Lung cancer p 5-11 190 R L 1942-10-31 Billings,MT MLB 1962-1975 1962-1975
Arnie Moser 2002-08-15 87.006 -- h 5-11 165 R R 1915-08-09 Houston,TX MLB 1937-1937 1937-1937
Roy Nichols 2002-04-03 81.031 -- 3b-2b 5-11 155 R R 1921-03-03 Little Rock,AR MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Sam Page 2002-05-29 86.107 -- p 6-0 172 L R 1916-02-11 Woodruff,SC MLB 1939-1939 1939-1939
Mike Payne 2002-08-04 40.262 Eastern equine encephalitis p 5-11 165 R R 1961-11-15 Woonsocket,RI MLB 1984-1984 1979-1987
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Darrell Porter 2002-08-05 50.200 Cocaine intoxication c 6-0 193 L R 1952-01-17 Joplin,MO MLB 1971-1987 1971-1987
Bob Poser 2002-05-21 92.066 -- p 6-0 173 L R 1910-03-16 Columbus,WI MLB 1932-1935 1932-1935
Dykes Potter 2002-02-27 91.173 -- p 6-0 185 R R 1910-09-07 Ashland,KY MLB 1938-1938 1938-1938
Steve Rachunok 2002-05-11 85.157 -- p 6-4 205 R R 1916-12-05 Rittman,OH MLB 1940-1940 1940-1940
Ken Raffensberger 2002-11-10 85.094 Natural causes p 6-2 185 R L 1917-08-08 York,PA MLB 1939-1954 1939-1954
Frank Reiber 2002-12-26 93.098 -- c 5-8 169 R R 1909-09-19 Huntington,WV MLB 1933-1936 1933-1936
Bob Rinker 2002-12-19 81.242 -- c 6-0 190 R R 1921-04-21 Audenried,PA MLB 1950-1950 1950-1950
Bill Rodgers 2002-05-13 79.159 -- of 6-0 162 L L 1922-12-05 Harrisburg,PA MLB 1944-1945 1944-1945
Minnie Rojas 2002-03-23 68.117 Pneumonia p 6-1 170 R R 1933-11-26 Remidios,CU MLB 1966-1968 1966-1968
Johnny Roseboro 2002-08-16 69.095 Heart disease c 5-11 190 L R 1933-05-13 Ashland,OH MLB 1957-1970 1957-1970
Steve Roser 2002-02-08 84.014 -- p 6-4 220 R R 1918-01-25 Rome,NY MLB 1944-1946 1944-1946
Spec Shea 2002-07-19 81.290 -- p 6-0 195 R R 1920-10-02 Naugatuck,CT MLB 1947-1955 1947-1955
Eddie Shokes 2002-09-14 82.230 -- 1b 6-0 170 L L 1920-01-27 Charleston,SC MLB 1941-1946 1941-1946
Al Silvera 2002-07-24 66.332 -- of 6-0 180 R R 1935-08-26 San Diego,CA MLB 1955-1955 1955-1955
Enos Slaughter 2002-08-12 86.106 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of 5-9 192 L R 1916-04-27 Roxboro,NC MLB 1938-1959 1938-1959
Al Smith 2002-01-03 73.331 -- of-3b 6-0 191 R R 1928-02-07 Kirkwood,MO MLB 1953-1964 1953-1964
Clay Smith 2002-03-05 87.175 -- p 6-2 190 R R 1914-09-11 Cambridge,KS MLB 1938-1940 1938-1940
Steve Souchock 2002-07-28 83.147 -- of-1b 6-2 203 R R 1919-03-03 Yatesboro,PA MLB 1946-1955 1946-1955
Jim Spencer 2002-02-10 54.195 Heart attack 1b 6-2 195 L L 1947-07-30 Hanover,PA MLB 1968-1982 1968-1982
Hal Spindel 2002-07-28 89.062 -- c 6-0 185 R R 1913-05-27 Chandler,OK MLB 1939-1946 1939-1946
Homer Spragins 2002-12-10 82.030 -- p 6-1 190 R R 1920-11-09 Grenada,MS MLB 1947-1947 1947-1947
Dick Stuart 2002-12-15 70.037 Cancer 1b 6-4 212 R R 1932-11-07 San Francisco,CA MLB 1958-1969 1958-1969
Tom Sunkel 2002-04-06 89.240 -- p 6-1 190 L L 1912-08-09 Paris,IL MLB 1937-1944 1937-1944
Jug Thesenga 2002-12-03 88.220 -- p 6-0 200 R R 1914-04-27 Jefferson,SD MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Ben Wade 2002-12-02 80.006 Cancer p 6-3 205 R R 1922-11-26 Morehead City,NC MLB 1948-1955 1948-1955
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Wes Westrum 2002-05-28 79.181 -- c 5-11 185 R R 1922-11-28 Clearbrook,MN MLB 1947-1957 1947-1957
Barney White 2002-07-24 79.029 -- ss-3b 5-11 186 R R 1923-06-25 Paris,TX MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Whitey Wietelmann 2002-03-26 83.011 -- ss-2b 6-0 170 B R 1919-03-15 Zanesville,OH MLB 1939-1947 1939-1947
Del Wilber 2002-07-18 83.144 -- c 6-3 200 R R 1919-02-24 Lincoln Park,MI MLB 1946-1954 1946-1954
Hoyt Wilhelm 2002-08-23 79.028 Heart failure p 6-0 195 R R 1923-07-26 Huntersville,NC MLB 1952-1972 1952-1972
Ted Williams 2002-07-05 83.309 -- of 6-3 205 L R 1918-08-30 San Diego,CA MLB 1939-1960 1939-1960
Jerry Witte 2002-04-27 86.271 -- 1b 6-1 190 R R 1915-07-30 St. Louis,MO MLB 1946-1947 1946-1947
Joe Wood 2002-10-10 86.142 -- p 6-0 190 R R 1916-05-20 Shohola,PA MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Adrian Zabala 2002-01-04 85.131 -- p 5-11 165 L L 1916-08-26 San Antonio de Los Banos,CU MLB 1945-1949 1945-1949
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