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Sammy Esposito passed away on 2018-07-09
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Kevin YarabinecP2018-04-15Car accident6-3 200 R-R 1995-- 23.???Sharpsville,Pennsylvania NCAA2014-2017-  
Brett MendozaC2018-03-10Car accident5-8 180 R-R 1986-09-30 31.161Anaheim Hills,California Ind2006-2015-  
Miguel GonzalezP2017-11-24Car accident6-3 200 R-R 1986-09-23 31.062Havana,Cuba MLB2014-20152014-2014
2013-   UDFA-PHI
Nelwin Oquendo3B2017-10-16Car accident6-1 200 R-R 1979-08-14 38.063Maracaibo,Venezuela A-1997-2003-  
Miguel GonzalezP2017-09-18Car accident6-3 185 R-R 1995-09-29 21.355Bani,Dom Rep RK2015-2017-
2014-   UDFA-BAL
Yordano VenturaP2017-01-22Car accident5-11 140 R-R 1991-06-03 25.233Samana,Dom Rep MLB2010-20162013-2016
2008-   UDFA-KCA
Andy Marte3B2017-01-22Car accident6-1 185 R-R 1983-11-21 33.062Villa Tapia,Dom Rep MLB2001-20142005-2014
2000-   UDFA-ATL
Yorman LandaP2016-12-10Car accident6-0 175 R-R 1994-06-11 22.182Santa Teresa,Venezuela A+2011-2016-  
Alex DiazIF2016-08-19Car accident6-1 190 R-R 1992-07-12 24.038Miami,Florida NCAA2011-2014-
2010-40-1196-WAS
Lincoln HoldzkomP2015-12-13Car accident6-4 240 R-R 1982-03-23 33.265Pasadena,California AAA2001-2013-
2001- 7- 212-FLO
Ulises GutierrezP2015-05-24Car accident as police officer6-3 190 L-L 1991-05-03 24.021Nayrit,Mexico AAA2010-2015-  
Yeralf TorresP2015-01-14Car accident6-1 175 R-R 1995-09-21 19.115Barquisimeto,Venezuela RK2013-2014-
2012-   UDFA-ATL
Oscar TaverasOF2014-10-26Car accident6-2 180 L-L 1992-06-19 22.129Puerto Plata,Dom Rep MLB2010-20142014-2014
2008-   UDFA-SLN
Anthony HaaseP2014-10-26Car accident as police officer6-3 190 L-R 1990-03-01 24.239Gilroy,California RK2009-2011-
2010-17- 526-TEX
Chandler LaurentLF2014-10-08Car accident5-10 180 R-R 1987-10-17 26.357Slidell,Louisiana A+2009-2013-
2009-21- 631-COL
Ryan Missler3B-SS2014-08-09Car accident6-4 195 R-R 1975-08-23 38.352Dublin,Ohio Ind1998-1999-  
Brandon YoungCF-RF2014-03-04Car accident5-9 170 R-L 1982-06-08 31.269Springfield,Ohio --
2001-45-1345-COL
Christian FrancoOF2014-02-14Car accident6-0 195 R-R 1977-02-11 37.003San Diego,California Ind1999-2003-  
Ted PersellOF2013-12-13Car accident6-0 185 R-R 1974-08-01 39.134La Puente,California --
1993-84-1706-SDN
Greg BeucherSS2012-12-15Car accident6-2 175 R-R 1964-04-22 48.237Connellsville,Pennsylvania RK1982-1983-
1982-22- 569-BAL
Rosman GarciaP2011-12-29Car accident6-2 160 R-R 1979-01-03 32.360Maracay,Venezuela MLB1998-20112003-2004
1996-   UDFA-NYA
Dustin KelloggP2011-10-03Car accident6-4 185 R-R 1993-02-16 18.229Conroe,Texas RK2011-2011-
2011-34-1030-HOU
Nick AdenhartP2009-04-09Car accident6-4 190 R-R 1986-08-24 22.228Hagerstown,Maryland MLB2005-20092008-2009
2004-14- 413-ANA
Henri Centeno2B2009-01-12Car accident5-11 159 B-R 1970-01-01 39.011Sucre,Venezuela AAA1991-1995-  
George Kissell3B2008-10-07Car accident5-8 168 R-R 1920-09-09 88.028Watertown,New York --  
Josh HancockP2007-04-29Car accident6-3 217 R-R 1978-04-11 29.018Cleveland,Mississippi MLB1997-20072002-2007
1998- 5- 145-BOS
Jose UribeSS2006-12-08Car accident5-10 165 B-R 1959-01-21 47.321San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1981-19931984-1993
1977-   UDFA-NYA
James HodgskinP2006-10-27Car accident6-2 200 R-L 1992-03-21 14.220Orlando,Florida NCAA2011-2012-
2010-43-1311-PHI
Steve HoweP2006-04-28Car accident (Truck)6-1 180 L-L 1958-03-10 48.049Pontiac,Michigan MLB1977-19971980-1996
1979- 1-  16-LAN
Chris WicksP2005-11-21Car accident6-2 215 R-R 1980-09-18 25.064Port St. Lucie,Florida NCAA2003-2003-  
Jason Benyo2B2002-08-17Car accident   R-R 1973-08-06 29.011Boyertown,Pennsylvania Ind1996-1997-  
Mike DarrRF-CF2002-02-15Car accident6-3 205 L-R 1976-03-21 25.331Corona,California MLB1994-20011999-2001
1994- 2-  52-DET
Miguel Del ToroP2001-10-06Car accident6-1 160 R-R 1972-06-22 29.106Sonora,Mexico MLB1992-20001999-2000
1992-   UDFA-PIT
Mark Hilde3B2001-07-29Car accident6-2 190 R-R 1982-12-31 18.210Edmonds,Washington --
2001-32- 971-OAK
Gerik BaxterP2001-07-29Car accident6-2 185 R-R 1980-03-11 21.140Edmonds,Washington A1999-2000-
1999- 1-  28-SDN
Andujar CedenoSS2000-10-28Car accident6-1 168 R-R 1969-08-21 31.068La Romana,Dom Rep MLB1988-20001990-1996
1986-   UDFA-HOU
Tim LayanaP1999-06-26Car accident6-2 195 R-R 1964-03-02 35.116Inglewood,California MLB1983-19971990-1993
1986- 3-  80-NYA
Kenny RobinsonP1999-02-28Car accident5-7 175 R-R 1969-11-03 29.117Barberton,Ohio MLB1989-19981995-1997
1991-10- 276-TOR
Rufino LinaresOF1998-05-16Car accident6-0 170 R-R 1951-02-28 47.077San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1974-19871981-1985
1973-   UDFA-ATL
Doug Blosser1B1998-01-24Car accident6-3 225 L-R 1976-10-01 21.115Sarasota,Florida A1995-1997-
1995- 3-  78-KCA
Marino CastilloP1997-09-15Car accident6-0 168 R-R 1971-03-17 26.182Boca Chica,Dom Rep AAA1992-1997-  
Mike Sharperson3B-2B1996-05-26Car accident6-3 190 R-R 1961-10-04 34.234Orangeburg,South Carolina MLB1982-19961987-1995
1981- 4-  96-DET
William Suero2B1995-11-30Car accident5-9 175 R-R 1966-11-07 29.023Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1986-19941992-1993
1985-   UDFA-TOR
David EggertP1994-12-04Car accident6-1 200 R-L 1970-05-20 24.198Ventura,California A+1992-1994-
1992-21- 575-MON
Bill AtwoodC1993-09-14Car accident5-11 190 R-R 1911-09-25 81.355Rome,Georgia MLB1936-20091936-1940  
Aurelio LopezP1992-09-22Car accident6-0 220 R-R 1948-09-21 44.001Tecamachalco,Mexico MLB1967-19871974-1987
1974-   UDFA-KCA
Billy Martin2B1989-12-25Car accident5-11 165 R-R 1928-05-16 61.223Berkeley,California MLB1950-19611950-1961  
Mike ReinbachOF1989-05-20Car accident6-2 195 L-R 1949-08-06 39.287San Diego,California MLB1974-19741974-1974
1970- 1-  17-BAL
Joe DeSa1B1986-12-20Car accident5-11 170 L-L 1959-07-27 27.146Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1977-19861980-1985
1977- 3-  58-SLN
Randy BobbC1982-06-13Car accident6-1 185 R-R 1948-01-01 34.164Los Angeles,California MLB1968-19691968-1969
1967- 1-   2-CHN
Ed PipgrasP1964-04-13Car accident6-2 175 R-R 1904-06-15 59.302Schleswig,Iowa MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Emil BildilliP1946-09-16Car accident5-10 170 R-L 1912-09-16 34.000Diamond,Indiana MLB1937-19411937-1941