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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Dick Allen 2020-12-07 78.274 Had been battling cancer 1b-3b 5-11 190 R R 1942-03-08 Wampum,PA MLB 1963-1977 1963-1977
Johnny Antonelli 2020-02-20 89.314 Cancer p 6-0 190 L L 1930-04-12 Rochester,NY MLB 1948-1961 1948-1961
Derek Aucoin 2020-12-26 50.274 Brain cancer p 6-7 235 R R 1970-03-27 Lachine,QC MLB 1996-1996 1989-1998
Ramon Aviles 2020-01-27 68.005 Complications from Diabetes and High Blood Pressure 2b-ss 5-9 155 R R 1952-01-22 Manati,PR MLB 1977-1981 1976-1983
Rick Baldwin 2020-10-30 67.151 Complications from COVID-19 p 6-3 180 L R 1953-06-01 Fresno,CA MLB 1975-1977 1975-1978
Kim Batiste 2020-10-07 52.206 Complications from emergency kidney surgery 3b-ss 6-0 193 R R 1968-03-15 New Orleans,LA MLB 1991-1996 1987-2003
Frank Baumann 2020-12-13 87.165 -- p 6-1 210 L L 1933-07-01 St. Louis,MO MLB 1955-1965 1955-1965
Glenn Beckert 2020-04-12 79.182 Natural causes 2b 6-1 190 R R 1940-10-12 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1965-1975 1965-1975
Julio Becquer 2020-11-01 88.317 -- 1b 5-11 178 L L 1931-12-20 Havana,CU MLB 1955-1963 1955-1963
Jim Bolger 2020-04-09 88.046 -- of 6-2 180 R R 1932-02-23 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1950-1959 1950-1959
Frank Bolling 2020-07-11 88.238 Cancer 2b 6-1 175 R R 1931-11-16 Mobile,AL MLB 1954-1966 1954-1966
Lou Brock 2020-09-06 81.081 Cancer of 5-11 170 L L 1939-06-18 El Dorado,AR MLB 1961-1979 1961-1979
Oscar Brown 2020-06-03 74.115 -- of 6-0 175 R R 1946-02-08 Long Beach,CA MLB 1969-1973 1969-1973
Tyson Brummett 2020-07-03 35.322 Plane crash p 6-2 180 R R 1984-08-15 Columbus,MS MLB 2012-2012 2006-2014
Foster Castleman 2020-11-09 89.313 -- 3b-ss 6-0 175 R R 1931-01-01 Nashville,TN MLB 1954-1958 1954-1958
Horace Clarke 2020-08-05 80.064 Complications from Alzheimers disease 2b 5-9 178 B R 1940-06-02 Frederiksted,VG MLB 1965-1974 1965-1974
Gil Coan 2020-02-04 97.262 -- of 6-0 180 L R 1922-05-18 Monroe,NC MLB 1946-1956 1946-1956
Ted Cox 2020-03-11 65.047 Multiple Myeloma 3b-of 6-3 195 R R 1955-01-24 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1977-1981 1977-1981
Billy DeMars 2020-12-10 95.106 -- ss 5-10 160 R R 1925-08-26 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1948-1951 1948-1951
Adrian Devine 2020-06-27 68.208 Cancer p 6-4 205 R R 1951-12-02 Galveston,TX MLB 1973-1980 1973-1981
Hal Dues 2020-10-20 66.028 -- p 6-3 180 R R 1954-09-22 La Marque,TX MLB 1977-1980 1977-1982
Angel Echevarria 2020-02-07 48.258 Fell down and hit head while ill rf-lf 6-3 226 R R 1971-05-25 Bridgeport,CT MLB 1996-2002 1990-2006
Narciso Elvira 2020-01-28 52.091 Murdered (Shot) p 5-10 160 L L 1967-10-29 Veracruz,MX MLB 1990-1990 1987-2006
Ed Farmer 2020-04-01 70.165 Kidney disease p 6-5 210 R R 1949-10-18 Evergreen Park,IL MLB 1971-1983 1971-1986
Chico Fernandez 2020-11-30 81.222 Hit by a truck near his home ss-2b 5-10 160 R R 1939-04-23 Havana,CU MLB 1968-1968 1968-1968
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Tony Fernandez 2020-02-15 57.230 Complications from kidney disease ss 6-2 195 B R 1962-06-30 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 1983-2001 1980-2001
Ed Fitz Gerald 2020-06-14 96.024 -- c -- -- R R 1924-05-21 -- MLB 1948-1959 1948-1959
Whitey Ford 2020-10-08 91.352 -- p 5-10 181 L L 1928-10-21 New York,NY MLB 1950-1967 1950-1967
Damaso Garcia 2020-04-15 63.067 -- 2b 6-0 185 R R 1957-02-07 Moca,DR MLB 1978-1989 1977-1989
Bob Gibson 2020-10-02 84.328 Cancer p 6-1 195 R R 1935-11-09 Omaha,NE MLB 1959-1975 1959-1975
Larry Gowell 2020-05-11 72.009 Heart attack while playing golf p 6-2 182 R R 1948-05-02 Lewiston,ME MLB 1972-1972 1972-1972
Rich Hacker 2020-04-22 72.199 Leukemia ss 6-0 160 B R 1947-10-06 Belleville,IL MLB 1971-1971 1971-1979
Charlie Haeger 2020-10-03 37.015 Suicide at Grand Canyon p 6-1 200 R R 1983-09-19 Plymouth,MI MLB 2006-2010 2001-2013
Jay Hankins 2020-01-21 84.075 -- of 5-7 170 L R 1935-11-07 St. Louis,MO MLB 1961-1963 1961-1963
Carroll Hardy 2020-08-09 87.083 Complications from dementia of 6-0 185 R R 1933-05-18 Sturgis,SD MLB 1958-1967 1958-1967
Billy Harris 2020-12-20 77.027 -- 2b-3b 6-0 175 L R 1943-11-24 Hamlet,NC MLB 1968-1969 1968-1978
Don Hasenmayer 2020-01-28 92.299 -- 3b-2b 5-10 180 R R 1927-04-04 Roslyn,PA MLB 1945-1946 1945-1946
Jim Hicks 2020-10-29 80.164 -- of-1b 6-3 205 R R 1940-05-18 East Chicago,IN MLB 1965-1970 1965-1970
Dick Hyde 2020-04-15 91.255 -- p 5-11 170 R R 1928-08-03 Hindsboro,IL MLB 1955-1961 1955-1961
Ray Jarvis 2020-04-24 73.350 -- p 6-2 198 R R 1946-05-10 Providence,RI MLB 1969-1970 1969-1970
Bart Johnson 2020-04-22 70.109 -- p 6-5 215 R R 1950-01-03 Torrance,CA MLB 1969-1977 1969-1979
Ben Johnson 2020-05-08 88.358 -- p 6-2 190 R R 1931-05-16 Greenwood,SC MLB 1959-1960 1959-1960
Lou Johnson 2020-09-30 86.008 -- of 5-11 175 R R 1934-09-22 Lexington,KY MLB 1960-1969 1960-1969
Jay Johnstone 2020-09-29 74.313 COVID-19 related complications of 6-1 175 L R 1945-11-20 Manchester,CT MLB 1966-1985 1966-1985
Howie Judson 2020-08-18 94.183 Natural causes p 6-1 195 R R 1926-02-16 Hebron,IL MLB 1948-1954 1948-1954
Al Kaline 2020-04-06 85.109 Recent stroke of 6-2 180 R R 1934-12-19 Baltimore,MD MLB 1953-1974 1953-1974
Eddie Kasko 2020-06-24 87.362 -- ss-3b 6-0 180 R R 1932-06-27 Linden,NJ MLB 1957-1966 1957-1966
Matt Keough 2020-05-02 64.304 Pulmonary embolism p 6-3 190 R R 1955-07-03 Pomona,CA MLB 1977-1986 1977-1986
Dick Koecher 2020-02-04 93.311 -- p 6-5 196 L L 1926-03-30 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1946-1948 1946-1948
Keith Lampard 2020-08-30 74.253 Fell and hit his head of 6-2 197 L R 1945-12-20 Warrington,EN MLB 1969-1970 1969-1970
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Bob Lee 2020-03-25 82.119 -- p 6-3 230 R R 1937-11-26 Ottumwa,IA MLB 1964-1968 1964-1968
Phil Linz 2020-12-09 81.189 -- ss-2b 6-1 180 R R 1939-06-04 Baltimore,MD MLB 1962-1968 1962-1968
Bobby Locke 2020-06-04 86.093 -- p 5-11 185 R R 1934-03-03 Rowes Run,PA MLB 1959-1968 1959-1968
Hank Mason 2020-05-29 88.345 -- p 6-0 185 R R 1931-06-19 Marshall,MO MLB 1958-1960 1958-1960
John Matias 2020-04-07 75.235 -- of-1b 5-11 170 L L 1944-08-15 Honolulu,HI MLB 1970-1970 1970-1980
Mike McCormick 2020-06-13 81.258 -- p 6-2 195 L L 1938-09-29 Pasadena,CA MLB 1956-1971 1956-1971
Lindy McDaniel 2020-11-14 84.337 COVID-19 p 6-3 195 R R 1935-12-13 Hollis,OK MLB 1955-1975 1955-1975
Jack McMahan 2020-10-16 88.086 -- p 6-0 175 R L 1932-07-22 Hot Springs,AR MLB 1956-1956 1956-1956
Denis Menke 2020-12-01 80.133 -- ss-3b 6-0 190 R R 1940-07-21 Algona,IA MLB 1962-1974 1962-1974
Bob Miller 2020-11-27 94.164 -- p 6-3 190 R R 1926-06-16 Detroit,MI MLB 1949-1958 1949-1958
John Miller 2020-06-05 79.006 -- p 6-2 210 R R 1941-05-30 Baltimore,MD MLB 1962-1967 1962-1967
Roger Moret 2020-12-07 71.082 Cancer p 6-4 175 B L 1949-09-16 Guayama,PR MLB 1970-1978 1970-1978
Joe Morgan 2020-10-11 77.023 polyneuropathy 2b 5-7 155 L R 1943-09-19 Bonham,TX MLB 1963-1984 1963-1984
Phil Niekro 2020-12-26 81.270 Cancer p 6-1 180 R R 1939-04-01 Blaine,OH MLB 1964-1987 1964-1987
Bob Oliver 2020-04-19 77.071 -- 1b-of 6-2 215 R R 1943-02-08 Shreveport,LA MLB 1965-1975 1965-1978
Bill Oster 2020-06-06 87.155 -- p 6-3 198 L L 1933-01-02 New York,NY MLB 1954-1954 1954-1954
Johnny Paredes 2020-11-05 58.064 Cancer 2b 5-11 165 R R 1962-09-02 Maracaibo,VZ MLB 1988-1991 1982-1993
Jarrod Patterson 2020-03-11 46.185 Car accident 3b 6-1 195 L R 1973-09-07 Montgomery,AL MLB 2001-2003 1993-2006
Don Pavletich 2020-03-05 81.236 -- c-1b 5-11 209 R R 1938-07-13 Milwaukee,WI MLB 1957-1971 1957-1971
Ron Perranoski 2020-10-02 84.184 Long illness p 6-0 192 L L 1936-04-01 Paterson,NJ MLB 1961-1973 1961-1973
Paul Pettit 2020-09-24 88.300 Natural causes p 6-2 195 L L 1931-11-29 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1951-1953 1951-1953
Dan Pfister 2020-11-09 83.324 -- p 6-0 187 R R 1936-12-20 Plainfield,NJ MLB 1961-1964 1961-1964
Biff Pocoroba 2020-05-24 66.303 -- c 5-10 180 B R 1953-07-25 Burbank,CA MLB 1975-1984 1975-1984
Hal Raether 2020-09-26 87.351 -- p 6-1 185 R R 1932-10-10 Lake Mills,WI MLB 1954-1957 1954-1957
Wayne Redmond 2020-08-08 74.256 -- of 5-10 165 R R 1945-11-25 Athens,AL MLB 1965-1969 1965-1969
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ken Retzer 2020-05-17 86.017 -- c 6-0 185 L R 1934-04-30 Wood River,IL MLB 1961-1964 1961-1964
Les Rohr 2020-11-06 74.246 -- p 6-5 205 L L 1946-03-05 Lowestoft,EN MLB 1967-1969 1967-1969
Jorge Rubio 2020-06-14 75.052 -- p 6-3 200 R R 1945-04-23 Mexicali,MX MLB 1966-1967 1966-1967
Mike Ryan 2020-07-07 78.224 -- c 6-2 205 R R 1941-11-25 Haverhill,MA MLB 1964-1974 1964-1974
Tommy Sandt 2020-12-01 69.345 -- ss-2b 5-11 175 R R 1950-12-22 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1976-1976 1976-1993
Dick Scott 2020-02-10 86.331 -- p 6-2 185 R L 1933-03-15 Portsmouth,NH MLB 1963-1964 1963-1964
Tom Seaver 2020-08-31 75.287 Lewy body dementia and COVID-19 p 6-1 206 R R 1944-11-17 Fresno,CA MLB 1967-1986 1967-1986
Bob Sebra 2020-07-22 58.223 Organ failure p 6-2 200 R R 1961-12-11 Ridgewood,NJ MLB 1985-1990 1983-1998
Hal Smith 2020-01-09 89.033 -- c 6-0 195 R R 1930-12-07 West Frankfort,IL MLB 1955-1964 1955-1964
Bill Spanswick 2020-12-02 82.147 -- p 6-3 195 L L 1938-07-08 Springfield,MA MLB 1964-1964 1964-1964
Ed Sprague 2020-01-10 74.115 -- p 6-4 195 R R 1945-09-16 Boston,MA MLB 1968-1976 1968-1976
George Spriggs 2020-12-22 83.214 -- of 5-11 175 L R 1937-05-22 Jewell,MD MLB 1965-1970 1965-1970
Bob Stephenson 2020-03-20 91.221 -- p 6-0 165 R R 1928-08-11 Blair,OK MLB 1955-1955 1955-1955
Bert Thiel 2020-07-31 94.088 -- p 5-10 185 R R 1926-05-04 Marion,WI MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
Arnold Umbach 2020-05-30 77.176 -- p 6-1 180 R R 1942-12-06 Williamsburg,VA MLB 1964-1966 1964-1966
Claudell Washington 2020-06-10 65.284 Prostate cancer of 6-0 190 L L 1954-08-31 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1974-1990 1974-1990
Bob Watson 2020-05-14 74.034 -- 1b-of 6-2 205 R R 1946-04-10 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1966-1984 1966-1984
Ray Webster 2020-06-03 82.200 -- 2b 6-0 175 R R 1937-11-15 Grass Valley,CA MLB 1959-1960 1959-1960
Fred Wenz 2020-10-06 79.041 -- p 6-3 214 R R 1941-08-26 Bound Brook,NJ MLB 1968-1970 1968-1970
Hank Workman 2020-03-16 94.039 -- 1b 6-1 185 L R 1926-02-05 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1950-1950 1950-1950
Jimmy Wynn 2020-03-26 78.014 -- of 5-9 170 R R 1942-03-12 Hamilton,OH MLB 1963-1977 1963-1977
George Yankowski 2020-02-25 97.098 -- c 6-0 180 R R 1922-11-19 Cambridge,MA MLB 1942-1949 1942-1949
Tom Yewcic 2020-10-20 88.164 -- c 5-11 180 R R 1932-05-09 Conemaugh,PA MLB 1957-1957 1957-1957
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