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Tom Brewer passed away on 2018-02-15
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Tom BrewerP2018-02-156-1 175 R-R 1931-09-03 86.165Wadesboro,South Carolina MLB1954-19611954-1961  
Tito FranconaOF-1B2018-02-135-11 190 L-L 1933-11-04 84.101Aliquippa,Pennsylvania MLB1956-19701956-1970  
Ryan Owens2B2018-02-12Pneumonia6-2 200 R-R 1978-03-18 39.331Downey,California AAA1997-2005-
1999- 7- 208-ARI
Wally MoonOF2018-02-096-0 175 L-R 1930-04-03 87.312Bay,Arkansas MLB1954-19651954-1965  
Ralph LumentiP2018-02-076-3 185 L-L 1936-12-21 81.048Milford,Massachusetts MLB1957-19591957-1959  
Earl BassP2018-02-04Cancer6-1 175 R-R 1952-11-26 65.070- AAA1974-1978-
1975- 3-  68-LAN
Laurin PepperP2018-02-045-11 190 R-R 1931-01-18 87.017Vaughan,Mississippi MLB1954-19571954-1957  
Don ChoateP2018-02-04Cancer6-0 185 R-R 1938-07-02 79.217Potosi,Missouri MLB1960-19601960-1960  
Roy Dietzel2B-3B2018-02-036-0 190 R-R 1931-01-09 87.025Baltimore,Maryland MLB1954-19541954-1954  
Oscar GambleOF2018-01-31ameloblastic carcinoma5-11 165 L-R 1949-12-20 68.042Ramer,Alabama MLB1968-19851969-1985
1968-16- 363-CHN
Kevin TowersP2018-01-30Cancer6-1 190 R-R 1961-11-11 56.080Eugene,Oregon AAA1982-1989-
1982- 1-   1-SDN
Julio NavarroP2018-01-245-11 190 R-R 1936-01-09 82.015Vieques,Puerto Rico MLB1962-19701962-1970  
Marcos CarvajalP2018-01-24Pneumonia6-4 165 R-R 1984-08-19 33.158Edo Bolivar,Venezuela MLB2002-20082005-2007
2000-   UDFA-LAN
John SchlesigerSS-3B2018-01-22   - 1950-- 68.???- --
1969- 4-  81-NYA
Bill JohnsonP2018-01-206-5 205 R-R 1960-10-06 57.106Wilmington,Delaware MLB1980-19861983-1984
1980-   UDFA-PHI
Moose StubingH2018-01-196-3 220 L-L 1938-03-31 79.294Bronx,New York MLB1967-19771967-1967  
Bob BartonC2018-01-156-0 175 R-R 1941-07-30 76.169Norwood,Ohio MLB1959-19741965-1974  
Doug HarveyUMP2018-01-136-2 195 - 1930-03-13 87.306South Gate,California --  
Stu SingletonSS-OF2018-01-126-1 185 L-R 1949-05-01 68.256Vancouver,Washington --
1967- 2-  33-CHA
Rudy AriasP2018-01-125-10 165 L-L 1931-06-06 86.220Las Vilas,Cuba MLB1959-19591959-1959  
Dodd Johnson3B-OF2018-01-11Truck accident6-4 200 R-R 1964-08-25 53.139Austin,Texas A+1985-1991-
1985- 1-  14-ATL
Bob Bailey3B-OF2018-01-096-0 188 R-R 1942-10-13 75.088Long Beach,California MLB1961-19781962-1978  
Steve JasinskiP2018-01-08   - 1950-12-26 67.013Chicopee,Massachusetts --
1969-47- 951-NYN
Dick Young2B2018-01-075-11 175 L-R 1928-06-03 89.218Seattle,Washington MLB1951-19521951-1952  
Wayne NortonSCOUT2018-01-07ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease6-1 188 L-R 1942-11-13 75.055Port Moody,BC --  
Rob PiccioloSS-2B2018-01-03Heart Attack6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-04 64.333Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19851977-1985
1975- 1-   4-OAK
Ken HuebnerOF2017-12-306-0 185 L-L 1944-05-02 73.242- --
1965-31- 579-PHI
Al LuplowOF2017-12-285-11 180 L-R 1939-03-13 78.290Saginaw,Michigan MLB1961-19671961-1967  
Roger GodwinP2017-12-256-2 200 R-R 1959-04-26 58.243Fernandina Beach,Florida A1980-1982-
1981-26- 665-HOU
Angelo DagresOF2017-12-235-11 175 L-L 1934-08-22 83.123Newburyport,Massachusetts MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Rod BeckmanSS2017-12-205-11 175 R-R 1948-- 70.???Muskegon,Michigan --
1968- 9- 126-DET
Eric KatzmanP2017-12-206-0 203 L-L 1987-10-08 30.073New York,New York Ind2007-2014-  
Doug GallagherP2017-12-176-3 195 R-L 1940-02-21 77.300Fremont,Ohio MLB1962-19621962-1962  
Larry PriceOF2017-12-155-11 190 R-R 1948-- 70.???Coachella,California --
1968- 9- 135-CLE
Frank LaryP2017-12-13Pneumonia5-11 180 R-R 1930-04-10 87.247Northport,Alabama MLB1954-19651954-1965  
Manny JimenezOF2017-12-126-1 195 L-R 1938-11-19 79.023San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1962-19691962-1969  
Ken BraceyP2017-12-126-0 195 R-R 1937-06-11 80.184Mason City,Illinois --  
Tracy StallardP2017-12-076-5 205 R-R 1937-08-31 80.098Coeburn,Virginia MLB1960-19661960-1966  
Dave HoffmanOF2017-12-045-10 170 L-L 1944-03-12 73.267- --
1966-31- 608-MIN
Jodie KennedyP2017-12-04Heart attack6-0 180 R-L 1979-07-16 38.141Quitman,Mississippi A-2001-2004-  
Ernie Fazio2B2017-12-015-7 165 R-R 1942-01-25 75.310Oakland,California MLB1962-19661962-1966  
Dick Gernert1B2017-11-306-3 210 R-R 1928-09-28 89.063Reading,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19621952-1962  
Miguel GonzalezP2017-11-24Car accident6-3 200 R-R 1986-09-23 31.062Havana,Cuba MLB2014-20152014-2014
2013-   UDFA-PHI
Bob BorkowskiOF2017-11-186-0 182 R-R 1926-01-27 91.295Dayton,Ohio MLB1950-19551950-1955  
Jim RiveraOF2017-11-136-0 196 L-L 1922-07-22 95.114New York,New York MLB1952-19611952-1961  
Bobby Doerr2B2017-11-135-11 175 R-R 1918-04-07 99.220Los Angeles,California MLB1937-19511937-1951  
Claude BrodeurP2017-11-116-3 227 R-L 1960-01-15 57.301Charlotte,North Carolina A-1980-1981-  
Rance Pless1B-3B2017-11-116-0 145 R-R 1925-12-06 91.340Greeneville,Tennessee MLB1956-19561956-1956  
Don PrinceP2017-11-086-4 200 R-R 1938-04-05 79.217Clarkton,North Carolina MLB1962-19621962-1962  
Roy HalladayP2017-11-07Plane crash6-6 225 R-R 1977-05-14 40.177Denver,Colorado MLB1995-20131998-2013
1995- 1-  17-TOR
Rick StelmaszekC2017-11-06Pancreatic cancer6-1 195 L-R 1948-10-08 69.029Chicago,Illinois MLB1968-19781971-1974
1967-11- 205-WS2
Gene VerbleSS-2B2017-11-045-10 163 R-R 1928-06-29 89.128Concord,North Carolina MLB1951-19531951-1953  
Richie MirowskiP2017-11-046-2 190 R-R 1989-04-30 28.188San Mateo,California AA2008-2016-
2011-45-1357-WAS
Bob TalbotOF2017-10-316-0 170 R-R 1927-06-06 90.147Visalia,California MLB1953-19541953-1954  
Al RichterSS2017-10-295-11 165 R-R 1927-02-07 90.264Norfolk,Virginia MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Ross PowellP2017-10-25Carbon monoxide poisoning6-0 180 L-L 1968-01-24 49.275Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1989-19961993-1995
1989- 3-  80-CIN
Bob KlossP-3B2017-10-23Leukemia5-11 165 B-R 1948-04-22 69.184Detroit,Michigan --
1966-11- 214-DET
Chuck ChurnP2017-10-216-3 205 R-R 1930-02-01 87.262Bridgetown,Virginia MLB1957-19591957-1959  
Herb RaybournSCOUT2017-10-21   - 1935-- 83.???San Francisco,California --  
Don Lyons1B2017-10-206-1 185 L-L 1954-10-07 63.013San Francisco,California AA1973-1978-
1976-15- 342-CAL
Douglas SpectorP2017-10-206-1 175 R-R 1960-08-27 57.054Norwalk,California A-1983-1984-  
Roger PatokaC2017-10-19   - 1959-08-31 58.049Plover,Wisconsin --
1979- 4- 100-KCA
Paul KurpielOF2017-10-186-2 195 R-R 1951-- 67.???Dayton,Ohio --
1970-34- 769-PIT
Ryan DanlyP2017-10-176-7 190 L-L 1981-06-23 36.116Cedar Rapids,Iowa A2001-2004-
2000-38-1145-NYN
Ed BarnowskiP2017-10-176-2 195 R-R 1943-08-23 74.055Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19661965-1966  
Nelwin Oquendo3B2017-10-16Car accident6-1 200 R-R 1979-08-14 38.063Maracaibo,Venezuela A-1997-2003-  
Daniel WebbP2017-10-14ATV Crash6-3 210 R-R 1989-08-18 28.057Paducah,Kentucky MLB2009-20162013-2016
2009-18- 550-TOR
Timothy Johnson1B2017-10-116-3 205 L-L 1962-06-17 55.116- RK1982-1982-  
Mike McQueenP2017-10-095-11 190 L-L 1950-08-30 67.040Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1968-19771969-1974
1968- 4-  67-ATL
Don LockOF2017-10-086-2 202 R-R 1936-07-27 81.073Wichita,Kansas MLB1962-19691962-1969  
Jim LandisOF2017-10-07Cancer6-1 180 R-R 1934-03-09 83.212Fresno,California MLB1957-19671957-1967  
John HerrnsteinOF-1B2017-10-036-3 215 L-L 1938-03-31 79.186Hampton,Virginia MLB1962-19661962-1966  
Bobby BrattonSS2017-10-026-0 190 R-R 1986-07-01 31.093Columbia,Tennessee Ind2008-2008-
2004-47-1402-LAN
Solly Hemus2B2017-10-025-9 175 L-R 1923-04-17 94.168Phoenix,Arizona MLB1949-19591949-1959  
Jere SchulerP2017-09-306-5 195 L-L 1958-10-16 58.349Lampeter,Pennsylvania A1977-1978-
1976- 3-  63-SLN
Mike IbarguenP2017-09-206-3 180 R-R 1952-08-21 65.030Pasadena,Texas NCAA1971-1971-
1971- 1-  15-SLN
Garry HillP2017-09-206-2 195 R-R 1946-11-03 70.321Rutherfordton,North Carolina MLB1967-19691969-1969
1967- 1-   8-ATL
Mickey HarringtonH2017-09-206-4 205 R-R 1934-10-08 82.347Hattiesburg,Mississippi --  
Ed PhillipsP2017-09-20Cancer6-1 190 R-R 1944-09-20 73.000Ardmore,Oklahoma MLB1970-19701970-1970
1966-16- 304-BOS
Miguel GonzalezP2017-09-18Car accident6-3 185 R-R 1995-09-29 21.355Bani,Dom Rep RK2015-2017-
2014-   UDFA-BAL
Dave Hilton3B-2B2017-09-175-11 191 R-R 1950-09-15 67.002Uvalde,Texas MLB1971-19811972-1975
1971- 1-   1-SDN
Elby BushongC-1B2017-09-116-0 215 R-R 1944-09-08 73.003Globe,Arizona --
1966-11- 205-CHN
Mel DidierSCOUT2017-09-106-1 192 R-R 1926-06-25 91.077Marksville,Louisiana --  
Gene MichaelSS2017-09-07Heart attack6-2 183 B-R 1938-06-02 79.097Kent,Ohio MLB1959-19751966-1975  
Billy WilliamsP2017-09-056-1 195 R-R 1970-08-29 47.007- Ind1994-1996-  
Jerald GainesOF2017-09-055-9 162 R-R 1952-02-10 65.208Norfolk,Virginia A+1975-1978-  
Tom WrightOF2017-09-055-11 180 L-R 1923-09-22 93.349Shelby,North Carolina MLB1948-19561948-1956  
Paul Schaal3B2017-09-01Cancer5-11 180 R-R 1943-03-03 74.182Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1962-19741964-1974  
Stan SwansonOF2017-09-015-11 168 R-R 1944-05-19 73.105Yuba City,California MLB1971-19711971-1971  
Rob PiscettaP2017-08-276-4 205 R-R 1965-11-16 51.284New Milford,Connecticut A+1984-1989-
1987-27- 693-LAN
Kevin JoyceP2017-08-246-1 167 R-L 1958-08-02 59.022- A+1978-1980-  
Joe Klein1B-OF2017-08-23Complications from bypass surgery6-2 185 L-L 1942-08-22 75.001Baltimore,Maryland --  
Matthew Salvesen1B2017-08-20Unexpectedly6-3 225 L-R 1979-11-18 37.276Wausau,Wisconsin RK2000-2001-
1999-34-1029-CHA
Gene Bennett2B2017-08-165-11 175 L- 1928-07-29 89.018Portsmouth,Ohio --  
Cesar Osuna3B2017-08-13Murdered5-11 175 R-R 1990-01-29 27.196Mazatlan,Mexico AAA2010-2014-  
Paul CasanovaC2017-08-12Cardiorespiratory complications6-4 200 R-R 1941-12-21 75.234Colon,Cuba MLB1960-19741965-1974  
Donald HowellP2017-08-106-0 180 R-R 1988-01-17 29.206Fredericksburg,Virginia Ind2010-2010-  
Don GrossP2017-08-105-11 186 L-L 1931-06-30 86.041Weidman,Michigan MLB1955-19601955-1960  
Barry MyersCOACH2017-08-10   - --Martinsville,West Virginia --  
Danny WaltonOF2017-08-096-0 200 R-R 1947-07-14 70.026Los Angeles,California MLB1965-19801968-1980
1965-10- 196-HOU