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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
Ron RollerOF2018-03-31Lung cancer6-0 180 R-R 1952-01-02 66.089Yakima,Washington --
1971-14- 336-OAK
Steve PalermoUMP2017-05-14Lung Cancer6-2 175 - 1949-10-09 67.217Worcester,Massachusetts --  
Phil HenniganP2016-06-17Lung cancer 185 R-R 1946-04-10 70.068Jasper,Texas MLB1966-19731969-1973
1966- 4-  60-CLE
George Williams2B2009-05-14Lung cancer5-11 165 R-R 1939-10-23 69.204Detroit,Michigan MLB1961-19641961-1964
1957-   UDFA-PHI
Dave RobertsP2009-01-09Lung cancer6-2 197 L-L 1944-09-11 64.120Gallipolis,Ohio MLB1963-19811969-1981
1963-   UDFA-PHI
Hank BauerOF2007-02-09Lung cancer6-0 192 R-R 1922-07-31 84.193East St. Louis,Illinois MLB1948-19611948-1961  
Lew BurdetteP2007-02-06Lung cancer6-2 190 R-R 1926-11-22 80.076Nitro,West Virginia MLB1950-19671950-1967  
Bobby BondsOF2003-08-23Lung cancer,brain tumor6-1 190 R-R 1946-03-15 57.161Riverside,California MLB1965-19821968-1981
1964-   UDFA-SFN
John Milner1B-OF2000-01-04Lung cancer6-0 185 L-L 1949-12-28 50.007Atlanta,Georgia MLB1968-19821971-1982
1968-14- 301-NYN
Pee Wee ReeseSS1999-08-14Lung cancer5-9 175 R-R 1918-07-23 81.022Ekron,Kentucky MLB1940-19581940-1958  
Rube WalkerC1992-12-12Lung cancer6-1 185 L-R 1926-05-16 66.210Lenoir,North Carolina MLB1948-19581948-1958  
Chuck Connors1B1992-11-10Pneumonia/Lung cancer6-5 190 L-L 1921-04-10 71.214Brooklyn,New York MLB1949-19511949-1951  
Deron Johnson1B-3B1992-04-23Lung cancer6-2 209 R-R 1938-07-17 53.280San Diego,California MLB1956-19761960-1976
1956-   UDFA-NYA
Ken Boyer3B-1B1982-09-07Lung cancer6-2 200 R-R 1931-05-20 51.110Liberty,Missouri MLB1955-19691955-1969  
Tom HurdP1982-09-05Colon Cancer/Lung Cancer5-9 155 R-R 1924-05-27 58.101Danville,Virginia MLB1954-19561954-1956  
Ray DobensP1980-04-21Lung cancer5-8 175 L-L 1906-07-28 73.267Nashua,New Hampshire MLB1929-19291929-1929