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Tony Cloninger passed away on 2018-07-24
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Jesus MartinezP2018-03-28Heart attack6-2 190 L-L 1974-03-13 44.015Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AAA1992-2001-  
Rob PiccioloSS-2B2018-01-03Heart Attack6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-04 64.333Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19851977-1985
1975- 1-   4-OAK
Jodie KennedyP2017-12-04Heart attack6-0 180 R-L 1979-07-16 38.141Quitman,Mississippi A-2001-2004-  
Gene MichaelSS2017-09-07Heart attack6-2 183 B-R 1938-06-02 79.097Kent,Ohio MLB1959-19751966-1975
1959-   UDFA-PIT
Jim HarrelsonP2017-08-06Heart attack6-4 210 R-R 1978-11-17 38.262Modesto,California A-1998-2000-
2000-24- 721-SFN
Greg Jelks3B-1B2017-01-06Heart attack6-2 190 R-R 1961-08-16 55.143Cherokee,Alabama MLB1982-20011987-1987
1981-   UDFA-PHI
Ruben QuevedoP2016-06-07Heart Attack6-1 230 R-R 1979-01-05 37.153Valencia,Venezuela MLB1996-20042000-2003
1995-   UDFA-ATL
Tony Phillips2B-LF2016-02-17Heart attack5-10 175 B-R 1959-04-25 56.298Atlanta,Georgia MLB1978-20151982-1999
1978- 1-  10-MON
Walt WilliamsOF2016-01-23Heart attack5-6 185 R-R 1943-12-19 72.035Brownwood,Texas MLB1963-19751964-1975
1963-   UDFA-HOU
Keith RymanSCOUT2015-12-27Heart attack   - 1956-- 62.???- --  
Dave HendersonCF-OF2015-12-27Heart attack6-2 220 R-R 1958-07-21 57.159Merced,California MLB1977-19941981-1994
1977- 1-  26-SEA
Carmen CastilloOF2015-11-15Heart attack6-1 190 R-R 1958-06-08 57.160San Francisco de Macoris,Dom Rep MLB1978-19911982-1991
1978-   UDFA-PHI
Dean ChanceP2015-10-11Heart attack6-3 200 R-R 1941-06-01 74.132Plain City,Ohio MLB1961-19711961-1971
1959-   UDFA-BAL
Carlos DiazP2015-09-28Heart attack6-0 170 R-L 1958-01-07 57.264Kaneohe,Hawaii MLB1979-19861982-1986
1979- 3-  54-SEA
Walter Young1B2015-09-19Heart attack6-5 290 L-R 1980-02-18 35.214Hattiesburg,Mississippi MLB1999-20092005-2005
1999-31- 932-PIT
Jim FanningC2015-04-25Heart attack5-11 180 R-R 1927-09-14 87.224Chicago,Illinois MLB1954-19571954-1957  
Jose CapellanP2015-04-07Heart attack6-3 170 R-R 1981-01-13 34.084Cotui,Dom Rep MLB2001-20092004-2008
1998-   UDFA-ATL
Gary WoodsOF2015-02-19Heart attack6-2 190 R-R 1954-07-20 60.214Santa Barbara,California MLB1973-19861976-1985
1973-27- 602-MIN
Ernie Banks1B-SS2015-01-23Heart attack6-1 180 R-R 1931-01-31 83.357Dallas,Texas MLB1953-19711953-1971  
Leo MarentetteP2014-05-08Heart attack6-2 200 R-R 1941-02-18 73.079Detroit,Michigan MLB1965-19691965-1969
1960-   UDFA-DET
Wally BellUMP2013-10-14Heart attack6-2 240 - 1965-01-10 48.277Ravenna,Ohio --  
James StreetP2013-09-30Heart attack5-11 175 - 1948-08-02 65.059Longview,Texas --
1970-31- 712-CLE
Gates BrownOF2013-09-27Heart attack5-11 220 L-R 1939-05-02 74.148Crestline,Ohio MLB1960-19751963-1975
1960-   UDFA-DET
Bubba DunnP2012-12-01Heart attack6-0 175 R-R 1969-10-01 43.061Gallatin,Tennessee A+1989-1991-
1989- 6- 153-KCA
Jack Pierce1B2012-09-13Heart attack6-0 210 L-R 1948-06-02 64.103Laurel,Mississippi MLB1973-19791973-1975
1970- 2-  46-ATL
Dave BoswellP2012-06-12Heart attack6-3 185 R-R 1945-01-20 67.143Baltimore,Maryland MLB1964-19711964-1971
1963-   UDFA-MIN
Terry MathewsP2012-02-24Heart attack6-2 225 L-R 1964-10-05 47.142Alexandria,Louisiana MLB1984-20001991-1999
1987- 5- 129-TEX
David BighamP2012-02-22Heart attack5-11 190 L-L 1970-09-20 41.155Mankato,Minnesota A+1989-1996-
1989-39-1023-MIN
Marty SpringsteadUMP2012-01-17Heart attack6-0 180 - 1937-07-09 74.192Nyack,New York --  
Charlie LeaP2011-11-11Heart attack6-4 200 R-R 1956-12-25 54.321Orleans,France MLB1978-19881980-1988
1978- 9- 217-MON
Marty MarionSS2011-03-15Heart attack6-2 170 R-R 1917-12-01 93.104Richburg,South Carolina MLB1940-19531940-1953  
Greg Goossen1B-C2011-02-26Heart attack6-1 210 R-R 1945-12-14 65.074Los Angeles,California MLB1965-19701965-1970
1964-   UDFA-LAN
Oscar AzocarLF-RF2010-06-14Heart attack6-1 170 L-L 1965-02-21 45.113Soro,Venezuela MLB1984-20011990-1992
1983-   UDFA-NYA
Frank BertainaP2010-03-03Heart attack5-11 180 L-L 1944-04-14 65.323San Francisco,California MLB1964-19701964-1970
1961-   UDFA-BAL
John KiblerUMP2010-02-18Heart attack6-0 200 - 1928-01-09 82.040Piseco,New York --  
Bobby BraganSS-C2010-01-21Heart attack5-10 175 R-R 1917-10-30 92.083Birmingham,Alabama MLB1940-19481940-1948  
Barry LerschP2009-10-04Heart attack6-0 180 B-R 1944-09-07 65.027Denver,Colorado MLB1965-19741969-1974
1964-   UDFA-PHI
Johnny BlanchardOF-C2009-03-25Heart attack6-1 198 L-R 1933-02-26 76.027Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1955-19651955-1965  
Eduardo RodriguezP2009-03-06Heart attack6-0 185 R-R 1952-03-06 57.000Barceloneta,Puerto Rico MLB1973-19791973-1979
1971-   UDFA-MIL
Brad Van PeltP2009-02-17Heart attack6-5 235 R-R 1951-04-05 57.318Owosso,Michigan --
1974- 3-  59-CLE
Ted UhlaenderOF2009-02-12Heart attack6-2 190 L-R 1940-10-21 68.114Chicago Heights,Illinois MLB1961-19721965-1972
1961-   UDFA-MIN
Roy JohnsonOF2009-01-26Heart attack6-4 205 L-L 1959-06-27 49.213Parkin,Arkansas MLB1980-19881982-1985
1980- 5- 125-MON
Dave SmithP2008-12-17Heart attack6-1 195 R-R 1955-01-21 53.330San Francisco,California MLB1976-19921980-1992
1976- 8- 169-HOU
Tom TreshOF-SS2008-10-15Heart attack6-0 191 B-R 1937-09-20 71.025Detroit,Michigan MLB1961-19691961-1969
1958-   UDFA-NYA
Todd CruzSS-3B2008-09-02Heart attack6-0 175 R-R 1955-11-23 52.284Highland Park,Michigan MLB1973-19911978-1984
1973- 2-  26-PHI
Des HamiltonSCOUT2007-03-17Heart attack   - 1954-10-13 52.155- --  
Marty MartinezSS-3B2007-03-08Heart attack6-1 175 B-R 1941-08-23 65.197Havana,Cuba MLB1960-19801962-1972
1960-   UDFA-WS1
Charlie WagnerP2006-08-31Heart attack5-11 170 R-R 1912-12-03 93.271Reading,Pennsylvania MLB1938-19461938-1946  
Scott BreedenP2006-02-21Heart attack6-2 190 R-R 1937-09-17 68.157Hamilton,Ohio --  
Ellie HendricksC2005-12-21Heart attack6-1 175 L-R 1940-12-22 64.364Charlotte Amalie,Virgin Islands MLB1959-19791968-1979
1959-   UDFA-MLB
Jerry FlorenceOF2005-11-28Heart attack5-8 165 R-R 1948-10-06 57.053Wichita,Kansas --
1966-21- 418-CHA
Al LopezC2005-10-30Heart attack5-11 165 R-R 1908-08-20 97.071Tampa,Florida MLB1928-19471928-1947  
John HerbstP2005-10-08Heart attack6-3 205 L-L 1945-- 73.???Los Angeles,California --
1967- 8- 136-MIN
Pat KellyOF2005-10-02Heart attack6-1 185 L-L 1944-07-30 61.064Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1963-19811967-1981
1962-   UDFA-MIN
Dick DietzC2005-06-27Heart attack6-1 195 R-R 1941-09-18 63.282Crawfordsville,Indiana MLB1960-19731966-1973
1960-   UDFA-SFN
Earl WilsonP2005-04-23Heart attack6-3 216 R-R 1934-10-02 70.203Ponchatoula,Louisiana MLB1959-19701959-1970
1953-   UDFA-BOS
Rick MahlerP2005-03-02Heart attack6-1 202 R-R 1953-08-05 51.209Austin,Texas MLB1975-19911979-1991
1975-   UDFA-ATL
Nelson BrilesP2005-02-13Heart attack5-11 200 R-R 1943-08-05 61.192Dorris,California MLB1964-19781965-1978
1963-   UDFA-SLN
Cesar GutierrezSS2005-01-22Heart attack5-9 155 R-R 1943-01-26 61.361Coro,Venezuela MLB1967-19711967-1971
1960-   UDFA-PIT
Rod Kanehl2B-OF2004-12-14Heart attack6-1 180 R-R 1934-04-01 70.257Wichita,Kansas MLB1962-19641962-1964
1954-   UDFA-NYA
Mike YastrzemskiOF2004-09-15Heart attack5-11 180 B-R 1961-08-16 43.030Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania AAA1980-1988-
1984- 3-  56-ATL
Art HouttemanP2003-05-06Heart attack6-2 188 R-R 1927-08-07 75.273Detroit,Michigan MLB1945-19571945-1957  
Darryl KileP2002-06-22Heart Attack6-5 212 R-R 1968-12-02 33.202Garden Grove,California MLB1987-20021991-2002
1987-30- 782-HOU
Al CowensOF2002-03-11Heart attack6-2 200 R-R 1951-10-25 50.138Los Angeles,California MLB1969-19861974-1986
1969-75-1028-KCA
Hank SauerOF2001-08-24Heart attack6-4 199 R-R 1917-03-17 84.160Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19591941-1959  
Sam JethroeOF2001-06-18Heart attack6-1 178 B-R 1918-01-20 83.149East St. Louis,Illinois MLB1950-19541950-1954  
Tommie AgeeOF2001-01-22Heart attack5-11 195 R-R 1942-08-09 58.166Magnolia,Alabama MLB1961-19731962-1973
1961-   UDFA-CLE
Ron HerbelP2000-01-20Heart attack6-1 195 R-R 1938-01-16 62.004Denver,Colorado MLB1963-19711963-1971
1958-   UDFA-SFN
Larry BearnarthP1999-12-31Heart attack6-2 203 R-R 1941-09-11 58.111New York,New York MLB1963-19711963-1971
1962-   UDFA-NYN
Eddie Stanky2B1999-06-16Heart attack5-8 170 R-R 1916-09-03 82.286Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1943-19531943-1953  
Larry BradfordP1998-09-11Heart attack6-1 200 R-L 1949-12-21 48.264Chicago,Illinois MLB1973-19851977-1981
1973-19- 442-ATL
Tom BuskeyP1998-06-07Heart attack (Complications)6-3 220 R-R 1947-02-20 51.107Harrisburg,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19801973-1980
1969-   UDFA-PHI
Dwight LowryC1997-07-10Heart attack6-3 210 L-R 1957-10-23 39.260Lumberton,North Carolina MLB1980-19901984-1988
1980-11- 278-DET
Cal AbramsOF1997-02-25Heart attack5-11 195 L-L 1924-03-02 72.360Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1949-19561949-1956  
Walt MorynOF1996-07-21Heart attack6-2 205 L-R 1926-04-12 70.100St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1954-19611954-1961  
Jim BusbyOF1996-07-08Heart attack6-1 175 R-R 1927-01-08 69.181Kenedy,Texas MLB1950-19621950-1962  
Jim CampbellEXEC1995-10-31Heart attack   - 1924-02-05 71.269- --  
Nippy Jones1B1995-10-03Heart attack6-1 185 R-R 1925-06-29 70.096Los Angeles,California MLB1946-19571946-1957  
Von McDanielP1995-08-20Heart attack and stroke6-2 180 R-R 1939-04-18 56.124Hollis,Oklahoma MLB1957-19581957-1958  
Gus BellOF1995-05-07Heart attack6-2 196 L-R 1928-11-15 66.173Louisville,Kentucky MLB1950-19641950-1964  
Cecil UpshawP1995-02-07Heart attack6-6 205 R-R 1942-10-22 52.108Spearsville,Louisiana MLB1964-19751966-1975
1964-   UDFA-MLB
Marv Blaylock1B1993-10-23Heart attack6-1 175 L-L 1929-09-30 64.023Fort Smith,Arkansas MLB1950-19571950-1957  
Granny HamnerIF1993-09-12Heart attack5-10 163 R-R 1927-04-26 66.139Richmond,Virginia MLB1944-19621944-1962  
Larry NappUMP1993-07-07Heart attack5-11 190 - 1919-05-21 74.047Brooklyn,New York --  
Don DrysdaleP1993-07-03Heart attack6-6 216 R-R 1936-07-23 56.345Van Nuys,California MLB1956-19691956-1969  
Al AberP1993-05-20Heart attack6-2 195 L-L 1927-07-31 65.294Cleveland,Ohio MLB1950-19571950-1957  
Clay KirbyP1991-10-11Heart attack6-3 185 R-R 1948-06-25 43.108Washington,DC MLB1966-19771969-1976
1966- 3-  47-SLN
Cool Papa BellOF1991-03-07Heart attack6-0 155 B-L 1903-05-17 87.295Starkville,Mississippi --  
Tony ConigliaroOF1990-02-24Heart attack and stroke6-3 185 R-R 1945-01-07 45.048Revere,Massachusetts MLB1964-19751964-1975
1962-   UDFA-BOS
Walter Alston1B1984-10-01Complications from heart attack6-2 195 R-R 1911-12-01 72.305Venice,Ohio MLB1936-19361936-1936  
Jackie JensenOF1982-07-14Heart attack5-11 190 R-R 1927-03-09 55.127San Francisco,California MLB1950-19611950-1961  
Ted OlsonP1980-12-09Heart attack6-2 185 R-R 1912-08-27 68.104Quincy,Massachusetts MLB1936-19381936-1938  
Emmett AshfordUMP1980-03-01Heart attack5-7 190 - 1914-11-23 65.098Los Angeles,California --  
Mark Christman3B-SS1976-10-09Heart attack5-11 180 R-R 1913-10-21 62.353Maplewood,Missouri MLB1938-19491938-1949  
Gil Hodges1B1972-04-02Heart attack6-1 200 R-R 1924-04-04 47.363Princeton,Indiana MLB1943-19631943-1963  
Cal DorsettP1970-10-22Heart attack6-0 180 R-R 1913-06-10 57.134Lone Oak,Texas MLB1940-19471940-1947  
Vern StephensSS-3B1968-11-03Heart attack5-10 185 R-R 1920-10-23 48.011McAlister,New Mexico MLB1941-19551941-1955  
Johnny KeaneCOACH1967-01-06Heart attack5-10 165 R-R 1911-11-03 55.064St. Louis,Missouri --  
Dick CoxOF1966-06-01Heart attack5-7 158 R-R 1897-09-30 68.244Pasadena,California MLB1925-19261925-1926  
Bert AbbeyP1962-06-11Heart attack5-11 175 R-R 1869-11-11 92.212Essex,Vermont MLB1892-18961892-1896