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Ron Fairly passed away on 2019-10-30
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Cotton NixSCOUT2019-11-01   - --- --  
Ron Fairly1B-OF2019-10-305-10 181 L-L 1938-07-12 81.110Macon,Georgia MLB1958-19781958-1978
1958-   UDFA-LAN
Tim ChambersCOACH2019-10-27   - 1965-01-27 54.273Claremore,Oklahoma --  
Chuck MeriwetherUMP2019-10-266-5 230 - 1956-06-30 63.118Nashville,Tennessee --  
Joe SingleyC2019-10-236-2 238 R-R 1963-12-20 55.308Philadelphia,Pennsylvania AA1987-1990-  
George BanOF2019-10-226-0 175 R-R 1955-07-25 64.089Sacramento,California --
1973-14- 322-ATL
Eric CooperUMP2019-10-205-10 215 - 1966-12-18 52.306Des Moines,Iowa --  
Bobby Del GrecoOF2019-10-135-11 190 R-R 1933-04-07 86.189Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19651952-1965  
Jackie HernandezSS2019-10-126-0 175 R-R 1940-09-11 79.031Central Tinguaro,Cuba MLB1961-19731965-1973
1961-   UDFA-CLE
Sammy TaylorC2019-10-086-2 185 L-R 1933-02-27 86.223Woodruff,South Carolina MLB1958-19631958-1963  
Andy EtchebarrenC2019-10-056-1 197 R-R 1943-06-20 76.107Whittier,California MLB1961-19781962-1978
1961-   UDFA-BAL
Bob TuftsP2019-10-046-5 215 L-L 1955-11-02 63.337Medford,Massachusetts MLB1974-19831981-1983
1977-12- 296-SFN
Cecil ButlerP2019-10-026-4 195 R-R 1937-10-23 81.344Dallas,Georgia MLB1962-19641962-1964
1958-   UDFA-MLB
Tommy ThompsonSS-3B2019-09-306-1 160 R-R 1947-05-22 72.131Upland,California --
1965-54- 782-SLN
Glenn WendtSS2019-09-306-1 185 L-R 1955-06-12 64.110Lone Grove,Oklahoma A1976-1978-
1977-12- 297-CLE
Bobby MitchellOF2019-09-296-4 190 R-R 1943-10-22 75.343Norristown,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19751970-1975
1966-18- 358-CHA
Don SchulteUMP2019-09-22   - --- --  
Hop CassadyCOACH2019-09-205-10 183 - 1934-03-02 85.202Columbus,Ohio --  
Tom WaddellP2019-09-146-1 185 R-R 1958-09-17 60.362Dundee,Scotland MLB1981-19891984-1987
1981-   UDFA-ATL
Alex GrammasSS-3B2019-09-136-0 178 R-R 1926-04-03 93.163Birmingham,Alabama MLB1954-19631954-1963  
Kevin JondleP2019-09-13   - 1958-03-17 61.180Long Beach,California --
1976- 5- 116-BAL
Jim ArcherP2019-09-096-0 190 R-L 1932-05-25 87.107Max Meadows,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19621961-1962
1951-   UDFA-NYA
Jim GreengrassOF2019-09-096-1 200 R-R 1927-10-24 91.321Addison,New York MLB1952-19561952-1956  
Joe KeoughOF2019-09-096-0 185 L-L 1946-01-07 73.245Pomona,California MLB1966-19731968-1973
1965- 2-  21-KC1
Charlie SilveraC2019-09-075-10 175 R-R 1924-10-13 94.329San Francisco,California MLB1948-19571948-1957  
Jose MorenoOF-2B2019-09-066-0 175 B-R 1957-11-01 61.309Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1975-19831980-1982
1975-   UDFA-PHI
Chris DuncanIF2019-09-06Brain cancer6-5 210 L-R 1981-05-05 38.124Tucson,Arizona MLB1999-20102005-2009
1999- 1-  46-SLN
Wally WestlakeOF2019-09-066-0 186 R-R 1920-11-08 98.302Gridley,California MLB1947-19561947-1956  
Frank AlfanoSS2019-09-05Leukemia5-11 180 R-R 1948-- 71.???San Diego,California --
1967-46- 812-NYN
Tom PhoebusP2019-09-045-8 185 R-R 1942-04-07 77.150Baltimore,Maryland MLB1960-19721966-1972
1960-   UDFA-BAL
Chace NumataC2019-09-02Skateboarding accident6-0 175 B-R 1992-08-14 27.019Pearl City,Hawaii AAA2010-2019-
2010-14- 441-PHI
Thomas GraysonIF-OF2019-09-015-9 180 B-R 1945-- 74.???- --
1968- 3-  43-DET
Jim KovalskyC2019-09-01   - 1948-- 71.???Washington,New Jersey --
1966-16- 315-PIT
Hal NaragonC2019-08-316-0 175 L-R 1928-10-01 90.334Zanesville,Ohio MLB1951-19621951-1962  
Tom JordanC2019-08-266-1 195 R-R 1919-09-05 99.356Lawton,Oklahoma MLB1944-19481944-1948  
Ronnie WynneSS2019-08-256-3 180 R-R 1950-11-16 68.282Williamston,North Carolina --
1969-28- 655-OAK
Daniel CaseyP2019-08-19   - 1962-- 57.???Edison,New Jersey --
1980- 3-  53-MIN
Al JacksonP2019-08-195-10 169 L-L 1935-12-25 83.238Waco,Texas MLB1959-19691959-1969
1955-   UDFA-PIT
Paul Smith1B-OF2019-08-185-8 165 L-L 1931-03-19 88.152New Castle,Pennsylvania MLB1953-19581953-1958  
Bill MillsC2019-08-095-10 175 R-R 1920-11-02 98.280Boston,Massachusetts MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Jim LawsonP2019-08-08Brain cancer6-0 170 R-R 1966-09-05 52.337Richmond,BC A+1988-1990-
1988-12- 307-OAK
Brian AllenP2019-08-066-3 180 R-R 1979-09-15 39.326Cairo,Georgia AA1999-2006-  
Ernie BowmanSS-2B2019-08-045-10 160 R-R 1935-07-28 84.007Johnson City,Tennessee MLB1961-19631961-1963
1956-   UDFA-NY1
Marvin HechtUMP2019-08-025-7 165 - 1927-04-24 92.100Ottawa,Illinois --  
Loek Van MilP2019-07-287-1 245 R-R 1984-09-15 34.316Oss,Netherlands AAA2006-2016-
2005-   UDFA-MIN
Mike RoarkeC2019-07-276-2 195 R-R 1930-11-08 88.261West Warwick,Rhode Island MLB1961-19641961-1964
1952-   UDFA-MLB
Michael ChristlP2019-07-21Car accident6-4 185 R-R 1984-09-02 34.322Naperville,Illinois AAA2004-2007-
2006-22- 673-BOS
Don MossiP2019-07-196-1 195 L-L 1929-01-11 90.189St. Helena,California MLB1954-19651954-1965  
Robert Grable3B-DH2019-07-196-2 200 R-R 1970-01-20 49.180Bohemia,New York AAA1991-1995-
1991-23- 608-DET
Pumpsie Green2B-SS2019-07-176-0 175 B-R 1933-10-27 85.263Oakland,California MLB1959-19631959-1963
1956-   UDFA-BOS
Ernie BroglioP2019-07-166-2 200 R-R 1935-08-27 83.324Berkeley,California MLB1959-19661959-1966
1954-   UDFA-CIN
Joe GrzendaP2019-07-126-2 180 R-L 1937-06-08 82.034Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19721961-1972
1955-   UDFA-DET
Jim BoutonP2019-07-106-0 185 R-R 1939-03-08 80.124Newark,New Jersey MLB1962-19781962-1978
1958-   UDFA-NYA
Glenn MickensP2019-07-096-0 175 R-R 1930-07-26 88.348Wilmar,California MLB1953-19531953-1953  
Jerry StreeterSCOUT2019-07-055-10 170 R-R 1931-09-19 87.290Modesto,California --  
Donald SpainP2019-07-046-1 195 R-R 1948-03-07 71.119Decatur,Illinois --
1966-41- 741-LAN
Tony RobichauxCOACH2019-07-03   - 1961-09-10 57.296- --  
Ken DaughtyOF-IF2019-07-016-1 170 R-R 1952-07-30 66.336Oklahoma City,Oklahoma --
1972- 1-   3-BOS
Tyler SkaggsP2019-07-01Drug overdose6-4 180 L-L 1991-07-13 27.354Venice,California MLB2009-20192012-2019
2009- 1-  40-ANA
Luis MercedesRF-LF2019-06-30Renal failure6-0 180 R-R 1968-02-15 51.136San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1988-19951991-1993
1987-   UDFA-BAL
Alex CosmidisSCOUT2019-06-26   - 1928-09-22 90.277Fayetteville,North Carolina --  
Larry FossP2019-06-156-2 187 R-R 1936-04-18 83.058Castleton,Kansas MLB1961-19621961-1962
1955-   UDFA-PIT
Frank LucchesiC2019-06-085-7 170 R-R 1927-04-24 92.045San Francisco,California --  
Dave MarshallOF2019-06-066-1 190 L-R 1943-01-14 76.143Artesia,California MLB1963-19731968-1973
1963-   UDFA-ANA
Aubrey GatewoodP2019-06-056-1 170 R-R 1938-11-17 80.200Little Rock,Arkansas MLB1963-19701963-1970
1959-   UDFA-DET
Larry JonesP2019-06-036-2 185 R-R 1955-02-06 64.117Richmond,Virginia AAA1975-1982-
1977- 5- 123-BAL
Bill Buckner1B-OF2019-05-27Lewy body dementia6-0 185 L-L 1949-12-14 69.164Vallejo,California MLB1968-19901969-1990
1968- 2-  25-LAN
Kelly Paris3B-2B2019-05-276-0 180 R-R 1957-10-17 61.222Encino,California MLB1975-19891982-1988
1975- 2-  40-SLN
Freddie VelazquezC2019-05-216-1 185 R-R 1937-12-06 81.166Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1969-19731969-1973
1958-   UDFA-SFN
Curtis BishopP2019-05-21   L-L 1953-03-14 66.068Moberly,Missouri NCAA1972-1972-
1972- 1-  19-DET
Donald CarrP-OF2019-05-205-9 165 R-R 1954-03-01 65.080Lufkin,Texas AAA1977-1979-
1976-28- 635-CIN
Jim BusbyOF2019-05-185-10 165 L-L 1953-10-07 65.223Washington,District of Columbia AA1975-1978-
1975- 8- 188-PIT
Larry HowardC2019-05-116-3 200 R-R 1945-06-06 73.339Columbus,Ohio MLB1963-19731970-1973
1963-   UDFA-HOU
Randey DorameP2019-05-056-2 205 L-L 1979-01-23 40.102Huatabampo,Mexico AAA1999-2008-  
Ray PetersP2019-05-046-5 210 R-R 1946-08-27 72.250Buffalo,New York MLB1970-19701970-1970
1969- 1-  22-SE1
Jim ScottUMP2019-05-01   - 1942-09-04 76.239Rohnert Park,California --  
Luke SullivanP2019-04-285-11 170 L-L 1976-07-10 42.292Denver,Colorado A-1998-1999-
1999-28- 851-ANA
Gene StephensOF2019-04-276-3 175 L-R 1933-01-20 86.097Gravette,Arkansas MLB1952-19641952-1964  
Brian BockC2019-04-226-0 205 R-R 1981-08-24 37.241Bakersfield,California AAA2000-2007-
2003-14- 404-BAL
Braulio LaraP2019-04-20Car accident6-1 180 L-L 1988-12-20 30.121Bani,Dom Rep AAA2010-2017-  
Joe CampiseSCOUT2019-04-17   - --- --  
Paul DuncanOF-P2019-04-175-9 165 L-L 1954-- 65.???- A-1977-1977-  
Hardy PetersonC2019-04-166-0 205 R-R 1929-10-17 89.181Perth Amboy,New Jersey MLB1955-19591955-1959  
Jeff KennardP2019-04-116-2 190 R-R 1981-07-26 37.259Centerville,Ohio AAA2001-2011-
2000-40-1207-NYA
Scott SandersonP2019-04-116-5 200 R-R 1956-07-22 62.263Dearborn,Michigan MLB1975-19961978-1996
1977- 3-  54-MON
Juan CruzSS2019-04-115-10 165 R-R 1962-07-23 56.262Yakima,Washington AA1981-1985-
1980-17- 420-OAK
Matt CalcagniOF2019-04-09   R-R --Brampton,Ontario Ind2004-2009-  
Steve RaineP2019-04-086-2 187 R-R 1960-07-06 58.276Salinas,California AA1980-1982-
1980- 1-   5-KCA
Buddy MaherP2019-04-086-0 185 R-R 1956-03-22 63.017Harrisburg,Pennsylvania A+1978-1980-  
Mike SheppardCOACH2019-04-06   - 1936-- 83.???- --  
Rolando CamarenoCOACH2019-04-03   - --- --  
Robert HarrisP2019-04-01   R-R --Nashville,Tennessee NCAA1977-1979-
1975-14- 333-OAK
Juan PerkinsOF2019-03-31   - 1963-07-06 55.269Conover,North Carolina --
1981-22- 553-SLN
Greg BookerP2019-03-30Melanoma6-6 233 R-R 1960-06-22 58.281Lynchburg,Virginia MLB1981-19901983-1990
1981-10- 239-SDN
Jim HoltOF-1B2019-03-296-0 195 L-R 1944-05-27 74.306Graham,North Carolina MLB1966-19761968-1976
1965-   UDFA-KC1
George KnowlesP2019-03-256-1 185 R-R 1951-- 68.???- NCAA1973-1973-
1973-30- 658-CIN
Jerry SchypinskiSS2019-03-255-10 170 L-R 1931-09-16 87.191Detroit,Michigan MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Ed ReillyP2019-03-235-11 190 R-R 1958-11-08 60.135Scotch Plains,New Jersey AA1978-1985-
1981-27- 687-HOU
Art MazmanianCOACH2019-03-225-10 170 R-R 1927-05-01 91.326Detroit,Michigan --  
John WilderP2019-03-226-0 185 R-R 1970-10-17 48.156Florence,South Carolina A+1991-1995-
1990-42-1094-ATL