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Events for the 1940 baseball calendar year. The calendar shows links for all dates even though there are not games for each date but this does not mean there are not events such as births, deaths or transactions. The typical baseball season lasts from early April until late September with playoffs occuring in October.

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1940 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Bill Abstein1940-04-08N/A57.0641B-2B6-0185RR1883-02-02St. Louis,MO
    MLB1906-19101906-1910
    Bert Adams1940-06-24N/A49.002C-1B6-1185BR1891-06-21Wharton,TX
    MLB1910-19191910-1919
    Wally Andrews1940-01-20N/A80.1231B-3B6-3170RR1859-09-18Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1884-18881884-1888
    Bock Baker1940-08-17N/A62.030P5-9181---L1878-07-17Troy,NY
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Phil Baker1940-06-04N/A83.2571B-OF5-8152LL1856-09-19Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1883-18861883-1886
    Charlie Berry1940-02-16N/A79.1612B-OF5-11175RR1860-09-06Elizabeth,NJ
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    George Bird1940-11-09N/A90.138OF5-9150RR1850-06-23Rockford,IL
    MLB1871-18711871-1871
    Matt Broderick1940-02-26N/A62.0852B5-6135RR1877-12-01Lattimer,PA
    MLB1903-19031903-1903
    Ed Bruyette1940-08-05N/A65.338OF-2B5-10170LR1874-08-31Manawa,WI
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Joe Burke1940-11-03N/A72.3303B-2B5-7160------1867-12-07Nashville,TN
    MLB1890-18911890-1891
    Henry Cote1940-04-28N/A76.067C5-9165------1864-02-19Troy,NY
    MLB1894-18951894-1895
    Roy Crabb1940-03-30N/A49.218P5-11160RR1890-08-23Monticello,IA
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    George Davis1940-10-17Paresis70.054SS-3B5-9180BR1870-08-23Cohoes,NY
    MLB1890-19091890-1909
    Frank Decker1940-02-05N/A82.3422B-C------RR1857-02-26St. Louis,MO
    MLB1879-18821879-1882
    Patsy Dougherty1940-04-30N/A63.184OF-3B6-2190LR1876-10-27Andover,NY
    MLB1902-19111902-1911
    Logan Drake1940-06-01N/A39.157P5-10165RR1900-12-26Spartanburg,SC
    MLB1922-19241922-1924
    Gus Dundon1940-09-01N/A66.0522B-SS5-10165RR1874-07-10Columbus,OH
    MLB1904-19061904-1906
    Harry Eells1940-12-07N/A59.295P6-1195RR1881-02-14Ida Grove,IA
    MLB1906-19061906-1906
    Red Ehret1940-07-28N/A71.330P-OF6-0175RR1868-08-31Louisville,KY
    MLB1888-18981888-1898
    Red Fisher1940-01-31N/A52.222OF5-9176LR1887-06-22Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1910-19101910-1910
    Ira Flagstead1940-03-13N/A46.171OF-SS5-9165RR1893-09-22Montague,MI
    MLB1917-19301917-1930
    Chick Fulmer1940-02-15N/A89.000SS-2B6-0158RR1851-02-13Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1871-18841871-1884
    Harry Gaspar1940-05-14N/A57.015P6-0180RR1883-04-28Kingsley,IA
    MLB1909-19121909-1912
    Ed Hallinan1940-08-24N/A52.000SS-2B5-9168RR1888-08-23San Francisco,CA
    MLB1911-19121911-1912
    Billy Hamilton1940-12-15N/A74.302OF5-6165LR1866-02-15Newark,NJ
    MLB1888-19011888-1901
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    John Harkins1940-11-18N/A81.219P-OF6-1205RR1859-04-12New Brunswick,NJ
    MLB1884-18881884-1888
    Bill Hawes1940-06-16N/A86.210OF-1B5-10155RR1853-11-17Nashua,NH
    MLB1879-18841879-1884
    Chink Heileman1940-07-19N/A67.3423B-2B5-8155RR1872-08-10Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1901-19011901-1901
    Willard Hershberger1940-08-03N/A30.067C-2B5-10167RR1910-05-28Lemoncove,CA
    MLB1938-19401938-1940
    Charlie Hollocher1940-08-14N/A44.062SS5-7154LR1896-06-11St. Louis,MO
    MLB1918-19241918-1924
    Charlie Johnson1940-08-28N/A55.168OF5-9150LL1885-03-12Slatington,PA
    MLB1908-19081908-1908
    Johnny Johnston1940-03-07N/A49.343OF5-11172LR1890-03-28Longview,TX
    MLB1913-19131913-1913
    Mike Jordan1940-09-25N/A77.229OF5-7155------1863-02-07Lawrence,MA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Ed Keas1940-01-12N/A77.008P------------1863-01-02Dubuque,IA
    MLB1888-18881888-1888
    Billy Kelly1940-06-03N/A54.032C6-0183RR1886-05-01Baltimore,MD
    MLB1910-19131910-1913
    Charlie Kelly1940-01-05N/A77.3123B-SS------RR1862-02-25Kellyville,PA
    MLB1883-18861883-1886
    John Kiley1940-12-18N/A81.169OF-P5-7147LL1859-07-01Dedham,MA
    MLB1884-18911884-1891
    Matt Kilroy1940-03-02N/A73.253P-OF5-9175LL1866-06-21Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1886-18981886-1898
    Fred Klobedanz1940-04-12N/A68.303P-1B5-11190LL1871-06-13Waterbury,CT
    MLB1896-19021896-1902
    Andy Knox1940-09-14N/A76.2501B------RR1864-01-06Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Harry Krause1940-10-23N/A53.102P5-10165BL1887-07-12San Francisco,CA
    MLB1908-19121908-1912
    Bill Leith1940-07-16N/A67.045P6-1208---L1873-05-31Matteawan,NY
    MLB1899-18991899-1899
    Axel Lindstrom1940-06-24N/A44.302P5-10180RR1895-08-26Gustavsberg,SW
    MLB1916-19161916-1916
    Marshall Locke1940-03-06N/A82.358OF------------1857-03-12Ashland,OH
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Byrd Lynn1940-02-05N/A50.327C5-11165RR1889-03-13Unionville,IL
    MLB1916-19201916-1920
    Mike Mahoney1940-01-03N/A66.0271B-C6-4220R---1873-12-05Boston,MA
    MLB1897-18981897-1898
    Bill Massey1940-10-09N/A---1B-2B5-11167RR---Philadelphia,PA
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Patsy McGaffigan1940-12-22N/A52.1002B-SS5-8140RR1888-09-12Carlyle,IL
    MLB1917-19181917-1918
    George McQuillan1940-03-30N/A54.332P5-11175RR1885-05-01Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1907-19181907-1918
    Bill Mellor1940-11-05N/A66.1511B6-0190RR1874-06-06Camden,NJ
    MLB1902-19021902-1902
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ray Morgan1940-02-15N/A50.2442B-3B5-8155RR1889-06-14Baltimore,MD
    MLB1911-19181911-1918
    Dave Murphy1940-04-08N/A63.338SS-3B---------R1876-05-04Adams,MA
    MLB1905-19051905-1905
    Billy Otterson1940-09-21N/A78.119SS5-7135RR1862-05-24Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1887-18871887-1887
    Ed Pabst1940-06-19N/A72.345OF5-11170---R1867-07-08St. Louis,MO
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Joe Quinn1940-11-12N/A75.3212B-SS5-7158RR1864-12-25Sydney,AU
    MLB1884-19011884-1901
    Billy Reid1940-06-26N/A83.0392B-OF6-0170LR1857-05-17London,ON
    MLB1883-18841883-1884
    Jimmie Savage1940-06-26N/A56.3002B5-5150BR1883-08-29Southington,CT
    MLB1912-19121912-1912
    Crazy Schmit1940-10-05N/A74.233P-OF5-10165LL1866-02-13Chicago,IL
    MLB1890-19011890-1901
    Bill Schwartz1940-12-22N/A76.261C-OF6-1195RR1864-04-03Jamestown,KY
    MLB1883-18841883-1884
    Tom Seaton1940-04-10N/A52.223P6-0175BR1887-08-30Blair,NE
    MLB1912-19171912-1917
    Spike Shannon1940-05-16N/A62.097OF5-11180BR1878-02-07Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1904-19081904-1908
    Bill Shipke1940-09-10N/A57.2953B-2B5-7145RR1882-11-18St. Louis,MO
    MLB1906-19091906-1909
    John Stafford1940-07-03N/A70.085P-OF5-10170RR1870-04-08Dudley,MA
    MLB1893-18931893-1893
    Buck Stanley1940-08-13N/A50.272P5-10160LL1889-11-13Washington,DC
    MLB1911-19111911-1911
    Park Swartzel1940-01-03N/A74.041P-OF5-10150RR1865-11-21Knightstown,IN
    MLB1889-18891889-1889
    Charlie Swindells1940-07-22N/A61.268C5-11180RR1878-10-26Rockford,IL
    MLB1904-19041904-1904
    John Taber1940-02-21N/A71.236P5-8---RR1868-06-28Acushnet,MA
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Frank Thompson1940-06-27N/A44.3603B-2B5-8155RR1895-07-02Springfield,MO
    MLB1920-19201920-1920
    Ollie Tucker1940-07-13N/A38.167OF5-11180LR1902-01-27Radiant,VA
    MLB1927-19281927-1928
    Libe Washburn1940-03-22N/A65.278OF-P5-10180BL1874-06-16Lyme,NH
    MLB1902-19031902-1903
    Johnny Welch1940-09-02N/A33.274P6-3184LR1906-12-02Washington,DC
    MLB1926-19361926-1936
    Tom Williams1940-07-27N/A69.341P-OF------------1870-08-19Minersville,OH
    MLB1892-18931892-1893
    Bill Wise1940-05-05N/A79.050P-OF5-7142------1861-03-15Washington,DC
    MLB1882-18861882-1886
    George Yeager1940-07-05N/A67.030C-1B5-10190RR1873-06-04Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1896-19021896-1902
    Stan Yerkes1940-07-28N/A65.241P5-10165RR1874-11-28Cheltenham,PA
    MLB1901-19031901-1903
    Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Ed Yewell1940-09-15N/A78.0232B-OF------------1862-08-22Washington,DC
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
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