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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
Gene ConleyP2017-07-04Congestive heart failure6-8 225 R-R 1930-11-10 86.236Muskogee,Oklahoma MLB1952-19631952-1963  
Lee PfundP2016-06-02Congestive heart failure6-1 185 R-R 1918-10-10 97.235Oak Park,Illinois MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Jim Davenport3B2016-02-18Congestive heart failure5-11 175 R-R 1933-08-17 82.185Siluria,Alabama MLB1958-19701958-1970  
Chuck Kress1B2014-03-04Congestive heart failure6-0 190 L-L 1921-12-09 92.085Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1947-19541947-1954  
Mike Hegan1B-OF2013-12-25Heart failure6-1 190 L-L 1942-07-21 71.157Cleveland,Ohio MLB1962-19771964-1977
1961-   UDFA-NYA
Bill Skowron1B2012-04-27Congestive heart failure5-11 195 R-R 1930-12-18 81.130Chicago,Illinois MLB1954-19671954-1967  
Clint HartungP2010-07-08Congestive heart failure6-4 215 R-R 1922-08-10 87.332Hondo,Texas MLB1947-19521947-1952  
Larry JansenP2009-10-10Congestive heart failure6-2 190 R-R 1920-07-16 89.086Verboort,Oregon MLB1947-19561947-1956  
Dusty RhodesOF2009-06-17Heart failure6-0 180 L-R 1927-05-13 82.035Mathews,Alabama MLB1952-19591952-1959  
Ed BrinkmanSS2008-09-30Complications from heart failure6-0 170 R-R 1941-12-06 66.298Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1961-19751961-1975
1961-   UDFA-WS2
Jerry CriderP2008-04-04Heart failure6-2 200 R-R 1941-09-02 66.214Sioux Falls,South Dakota MLB1969-19701969-1970
1962-   UDFA-MIN
Art FrantzUMP2008-01-24Congestive heart failure6-0 210 - 1921-03-01 86.329Chicago,Illinois --  
Tommy ByrneP2007-12-20Congestive heart failure6-1 182 L-L 1919-12-31 87.355Baltimore,Maryland MLB1943-19571943-1957  
Art LopatkaP2007-03-10Congestive heart Failure5-10 170 B-L 1919-05-28 87.287Chicago,Illinois MLB1945-19461945-1946  
Ray BerresC2007-02-01Heart failure + Pneumonia5-9 170 R-R 1907-08-31 99.154Kenosha,Wisconsin MLB1934-19451934-1945  
Bryon Gainey1B2006-06-10Heart failure6-5 220 L-R 1976-01-23 30.139Mobile,Alabama AA1994-2003-
1994- 3-  64-NYN
Don Blasingame2B2005-04-13Heart failure5-10 165 L-R 1932-03-16 73.028Corinth,Mississippi MLB1955-19661955-1966  
Danny GardellaOF2005-03-06Congestive heart failure5-7 160 L-L 1920-02-26 85.009New York,New York MLB1944-19501944-1950  
Johnny Sturm1B2004-10-08Heart failure6-1 185 L-L 1916-01-23 88.259St. Louis,Missouri MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Mickey McDermottP2003-08-07Congestive heart failure/colon cancer6-2 170 L-L 1928-08-29 74.343Poughkeepsie,New York MLB1948-19611948-1961  
Hoyt WilhelmP2002-08-23Heart failure6-0 195 R-R 1923-07-26 79.028Huntersville,North Carolina MLB1952-19721952-1972  
Arnold EarleyP1999-09-29Congestive heart failure6-1 200 L-L 1933-06-04 66.117Lincoln Park,Michigan MLB1960-19671960-1967
1952-   UDFA-BOS
Tracy Baker1B1975-03-14Heart failure6-1 180 R-R 1891-11-07 83.128Pendleton,Oregon MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Cleo CarlyleOF1967-11-12Heart failure6-0 170 L-R 1902-09-07 65.066Fairburn,Georgia MLB1927-19271927-1927  
Tommy AtkinsP1956-05-07Congestive heart failure5-10 165 L-L 1887-12-09 68.150Ponca,Nebraska MLB1909-19101909-1910  
Henry KesslerSS-OF1900-01-08Heart failure5-10 144 R-R 1847-- 172.???Brooklyn,New York MLB1873-18771873-1877