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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Matty Alou 2011-11-03 72.316 Complications from Diabetes of 5-9 160 L L 1938-12-22 Haina,DR MLB 1960-1974 1960-1974
Billy Baldwin 2011-06-28 60.019 -- of 6-0 175 L L 1951-06-09 Tazewell,VA MLB 1975-1976 1975-1978
Reno Bertoia 2011-04-15 76.097 -- 3b-2b 5-11 185 R R 1935-01-08 St. Vido Utine,IT MLB 1953-1962 1953-1962
Eddie Bockman 2011-09-29 91.064 -- 3b 5-9 175 R R 1920-07-26 Santa Ana,CA MLB 1946-1949 1946-1949
Red Borom 2011-01-07 94.068 -- 2b 5-10 175 L R 1916-10-30 Spartanburg,SC MLB 1944-1945 1944-1945
John Braun 2011-06-10 71.166 -- p 6-5 218 R R 1939-12-26 Madison,WI MLB 1964-1964 1964-1964
Don Buddin 2011-06-30 77.056 Cancer ss 5-11 178 R R 1934-05-05 Turbeville,SC MLB 1956-1962 1956-1962
Cy Buker 2011-10-11 92.248 -- p 5-11 190 L R 1919-02-05 Greenwood,WI MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Joe Caffie 2011-08-01 80.168 -- of 5-10 180 L R 1931-02-14 Ramer,AL MLB 1956-1957 1956-1957
Andy Carey 2011-12-15 80.058 Lewy body dementia, 3b 6-1 195 R R 1931-10-18 Oakland,CA MLB 1952-1962 1952-1962
Scott Cary 2011-02-28 87.323 -- p 5-11 168 L L 1923-04-11 Kendallville,IN MLB 1947-1947 1947-1947
Gino Cimoli 2011-02-12 81.056 -- of 6-2 200 R R 1929-12-18 San Francisco,CA MLB 1956-1965 1956-1965
Wes Covington 2011-07-04 79.098 Cancer of 6-1 205 L R 1932-03-27 Laurinburg,NC MLB 1956-1966 1956-1966
George Crowe 2011-01-18 87.302 -- 1b 6-2 212 L L 1923-03-22 Whiteland,IN MLB 1952-1961 1952-1961
Perry Currin 2011-01-17 82.111 -- ss 6-0 175 L R 1928-09-27 Washington,DC MLB 1947-1947 1947-1947
Cliff Dapper 2011-02-08 91.037 -- c 6-2 190 R R 1920-01-02 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Francisco De la rosa 2011-01-06 44.309 -- p 5-11 185 B R 1966-03-03 La Romana,DR MLB 1991-1991 1985-1996
Tom Dunbar 2011-03-16 51.112 Prostate cancer of 6-2 192 L L 1959-11-24 Graniteville,SC MLB 1983-1985 1980-1991
Ryne Duren 2011-01-06 81.318 -- p 6-1 195 R R 1929-02-22 Cazenovia,WI MLB 1954-1965 1954-1965
Frank Fanovich 2011-08-27 89.228 -- p 5-11 180 L L 1922-01-11 New York,NY MLB 1949-1953 1949-1953
Al Federoff 2011-08-02 87.021 -- 2b 5-10 165 R R 1924-07-11 Bairdford,PA MLB 1951-1952 1951-1952
Mike Flanagan 2011-08-24 59.251 Suicide via Gunshot p 6-0 195 L L 1951-12-16 Manchester,NH MLB 1975-1992 1972-1992
Bob Forsch 2011-11-03 61.294 Thoracic aortic aneurysm p 6-4 200 R R 1950-01-13 Sacramento,CA MLB 1974-1989 1974-1989
Joe Frazier 2011-02-15 88.132 -- of 6-0 180 L R 1922-10-06 Liberty,NC MLB 1947-1956 1947-1956
Woodie Fryman 2011-02-04 70.294 -- p 6-2 205 R L 1940-04-15 Ewing,KY MLB 1966-1983 1966-1983
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Rosman Garcia 2011-12-29 32.360 Car accident p 6-2 160 R R 1979-01-03 Maracay,VZ MLB 2003-2004 1998-2011
Len Gilmore 2011-02-18 93.107 -- p 6-3 175 R R 1917-11-03 Fairview Park,IN MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Greg Goossen 2011-02-26 65.074 Heart attack 1b-c 6-1 210 R R 1945-12-14 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1965-1970 1965-1970
Ted Gray 2011-06-15 86.165 -- p 5-11 175 B L 1924-12-31 Detroit,MI MLB 1946-1955 1946-1955
Al Grunwald 2011-01-18 80.339 -- p 6-4 210 L L 1930-02-13 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1955-1959 1955-1959
Gregory Halman 2011-11-21 24.087 Murdered - Stabbed cf 6-4 192 R R 1987-08-26 Haarlem,NT MLB 2010-2011 2005-2011
Bill Harris 2011-05-28 79.176 Bleeding ulcer p 5-8 187 L R 1931-12-03 Duguayville,NB MLB 1957-1959 1957-1959
Roy Hartsfield 2011-01-15 85.082 Liver cancer 2b 5-9 165 R R 1925-10-25 Chattahoochee,GA MLB 1950-1952 1950-1952
Jim Heise 2011-04-21 78.200 -- p 6-1 185 R R 1932-10-02 Scottdale,PA MLB 1957-1957 1957-1957
Howard Hilton 2011-07-12 47.190 -- p 6-3 230 R R 1964-01-03 Oxnard,CA MLB 1990-1990 1985-1992
Ralph Hodgin 2011-10-04 95.236 -- of-3b 5-10 170 L R 1916-02-10 Greensboro,NC MLB 1939-1948 1939-1948
Hideki Irabu 2011-07-27 42.082 Suicide - Hanging p 6-4 240 R R 1969-05-05 Hyogo,JP MLB 1997-2002 1988-2004
Spook Jacobs 2011-02-18 85.106 -- 2b 5-8 155 R R 1925-11-04 Cheswold,DE MLB 1954-1956 1954-1956
Jesse Jefferson 2011-09-08 62.188 Prostate cancer p 6-3 195 R R 1949-03-03 Midlothian,VA MLB 1973-1981 1973-1983
Ernie Johnson 2011-08-12 87.056 -- p 6-4 195 R R 1924-06-16 Brattleboro,VT MLB 1950-1959 1950-1959
Eddie Joost 2011-04-12 94.310 -- ss 6-0 175 R R 1916-06-05 San Francisco,CA MLB 1936-1955 1936-1955
Harmon Killebrew 2011-05-17 74.321 Esophageal Cancer 1b-3b 5-11 214 R R 1936-06-29 Payette,ID MLB 1954-1975 1954-1975
Mike Krsnich 2011-04-30 79.218 -- of 6-1 190 R R 1931-09-24 West Allis,WI MLB 1960-1962 1960-1962
Charlie Lea 2011-11-11 54.320 Heart attack p 6-4 200 R R 1956-12-25 Orleans,FR MLB 1980-1988 1978-1988
Buddy Lewis 2011-02-18 94.191 -- 3b-of 6-1 175 L R 1916-08-10 Gastonia,NC MLB 1935-1949 1935-1949
Danny Litwhiler 2011-09-23 95.022 -- of 5-10 198 R R 1916-08-31 Ringtown,PA MLB 1940-1951 1940-1951
Tony Malinosky 2011-02-08 101.126 -- 3b-ss 5-10 165 R R 1909-10-05 Collinsville,IL MLB 1937-1937 1937-1937
Marty Marion 2011-03-15 93.104 Heart attack ss 6-2 170 R R 1917-12-01 Richburg,SC MLB 1940-1953 1940-1953
Tom McAvoy 2011-03-19 74.218 Pancreatic cancer p 6-3 200 L L 1936-08-12 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1959-1959 1959-1959
Bob McNamara 2011-03-09 94.170 -- 3b-ss 5-10 170 R R 1916-09-19 Denver,CO MLB 1939-1939 1939-1939
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Charlie Metro 2011-03-18 91.324 Mesothelioma - Lung cancer of 5-11 178 R R 1919-04-28 Nanty Glo,PA MLB 1943-1945 1943-1945
Richie Myers 2011-06-24 81.078 -- h 5-6 150 R R 1930-04-07 Sacramento,CA MLB 1956-1956 1956-1956
Tex Nelson 2011-07-22 74.348 -- of 6-3 205 L L 1936-08-07 Dallas,TX MLB 1955-1957 1955-1957
Jim Northrup 2011-06-08 71.196 Seizure of 6-3 190 L R 1939-11-24 Breckenridge,MI MLB 1964-1975 1964-1975
Jose Ortiz 2011-01-20 63.209 -- of 5-9 155 R R 1947-06-25 Ponce,PR MLB 1969-1971 1969-1971
Bobo Osborne 2011-04-15 75.185 -- 1b-3b 6-1 205 L R 1935-10-12 Chattahoochee,GA MLB 1957-1963 1957-1963
Jose Pagan 2011-06-07 76.033 -- ss-3b 5-9 165 R R 1935-05-05 Barceloneta,PR MLB 1959-1973 1959-1973
Mitchell Page 2011-03-12 59.148 Died in his sleep of 6-2 205 L R 1951-10-15 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1977-1984 1976-1985
Mike Palm 2011-07-24 86.160 -- p 6-3 190 R R 1925-02-13 Boston,MA MLB 1948-1948 1948-1948
Carlos Pascual 2011-05-12 80.060 -- p 5-6 165 R R 1931-03-13 Havana,CU MLB 1950-1950 1950-1950
Ron Piche 2011-02-03 75.257 Cancer p 5-11 165 R R 1935-05-22 Verdun,QC MLB 1960-1966 1960-1966
Duane Pillette 2011-05-06 88.286 -- p 6-3 205 R R 1922-07-24 Detroit,MI MLB 1949-1956 1949-1956
Alex Pitko 2011-08-01 96.252 -- of 5-10 180 R R 1914-11-22 Burlington,NJ MLB 1938-1939 1938-1939
Jim Pyburn 2011-05-21 78.200 Related to Alzheimers of-3b 6-0 190 R R 1932-11-01 Fairfield,AL MLB 1955-1957 1955-1957
Mel Queen 2011-05-11 69.046 Complications from cancer p 6-1 197 L R 1942-03-26 Johnson City,NY MLB 1964-1972 1964-1972
Merritt Ranew 2011-10-18 73.161 -- c 5-10 180 L R 1938-05-10 Albany,GA MLB 1962-1969 1962-1969
John Romonosky 2011-10-02 82.086 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1929-07-07 Harrisburg,IL MLB 1953-1959 1953-1959
Normie Roy 2011-03-22 82.126 -- p 6-0 200 R R 1928-11-15 Newton,MA MLB 1950-1950 1950-1950
Bob Rush 2011-03-19 85.088 -- p 6-4 205 R R 1925-12-21 Battle Creek,MI MLB 1948-1960 1948-1960
Fred Sanford 2011-03-15 91.218 -- p 6-1 200 B R 1919-08-09 Garfield,UT MLB 1943-1951 1943-1951
Johnny Schmitz 2011-10-01 90.307 -- p 6-0 170 R L 1920-11-27 Wausau,WI MLB 1941-1956 1941-1956
Elmer Sexauer 2011-06-27 85.037 -- p 6-4 220 R R 1926-05-21 St. Louis County,MO MLB 1948-1948 1948-1948
Tom Silverio 2011-04-02 65.170 -- of 5-10 170 L L 1945-10-14 Santiago,DR MLB 1970-1972 1970-1972
Dave Sisler 2011-01-09 79.085 Prostate cancer p 6-4 200 R R 1931-10-16 St. Louis,MO MLB 1956-1962 1956-1962
Duke Snider 2011-02-27 84.161 -- of 6-0 190 L R 1926-09-19 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1947-1964 1947-1964
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Paul Splittorff 2011-05-25 64.229 Skin cancer p 6-3 210 L L 1946-10-08 Evansville,IN MLB 1970-1984 1970-1984
Chuck Tanner 2011-02-11 81.222 -- of 6-0 185 L L 1929-07-04 New Castle,PA MLB 1955-1962 1955-1962
Bill Taylor 2011-09-15 81.259 -- of 6-3 212 L R 1929-12-30 Alhambra,CA MLB 1954-1958 1954-1958
Bobby Thompson 2011-04-25 57.173 -- of 5-11 175 B R 1953-11-03 Charlotte,NC MLB 1978-1978 1976-1978
Joe Trimble 2011-08-11 80.303 -- p 6-1 190 R R 1930-10-12 Providence,RI MLB 1955-1957 1955-1957
Jose Vidal 2011-01-07 70.278 -- of 6-0 190 R R 1940-04-03 Batey Lechugas,DR MLB 1966-1969 1966-1969
Bob Will 2011-08-11 80.027 -- of 5-10 175 L L 1931-07-15 Berwyn,IL MLB 1957-1963 1957-1963
Dick Williams 2011-07-07 82.060 Ruptured aortic aneurysm of-3b 6-0 190 R R 1929-05-07 St. Louis,MO MLB 1951-1964 1951-1964
Don Williams 2011-10-16 80.032 -- p 6-2 180 R R 1931-09-14 Floyd,VA MLB 1958-1962 1958-1962
Gus Zernial 2011-01-20 87.207 -- of 6-2 210 R R 1923-06-27 Beaumont,TX MLB 1949-1959 1949-1959
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