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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
Ed RoebuckP2018-06-14Natural Causes6-2 185 R-R 1931-07-03 86.347East Millsboro,Pennsylvania MLB1955-19661955-1966  
Dave GarciaCOACH2018-05-21Natural causes6-0 180 R-R 1920-09-15 97.248East St. Louis,Illinois --  
Monte IrvinOF2016-01-11Natural causes6-1 195 R-R 1919-02-25 96.320Columbia,Alabama MLB1949-19561949-1956  
Douglas EllisP2015-06-06Natural causes6-4 225 R-R 1964-08-07 50.303- A1986-1988-  
Byron SkinnerP2014-10-24Natural causes6-1 230 R-R 1991-09-12 23.042Palatine,Illinois NCAA2011-2013-  
Ralph KinerOF2014-02-06Natural causes6-2 195 R-R 1922-10-27 91.102Santa Rita,New Mexico MLB1946-19551946-1955  
Gene Freese3B2013-06-19Natural causes5-11 175 R-R 1934-01-08 79.162Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1955-19661955-1966  
Stan MusialOF-1B2013-01-19Natural causes6-0 175 L-L 1920-11-21 92.059Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19631941-1963  
Ralph HoukC2010-07-21Natural causes5-11 193 R-R 1919-08-09 90.347Lawrence,Kansas MLB1947-19541947-1954  
Herman Reich1B2009-10-22Natural causes6-2 200 R-L 1917-11-23 91.333Bell,California MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Gerry StaleyP2008-01-02Natural causes6-0 195 R-R 1920-08-21 87.134Brush Prairie,Washington MLB1947-19611947-1961  
Lou KretlowP2007-09-12Natural causes6-2 185 R-R 1921-06-27 86.077Apache,Oklahoma MLB1946-19561946-1956  
Glenn VaughanSS2004-12-18Natural causes5-11 170 B-R 1944-02-15 60.307Compton,California MLB1963-19631963-1963
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Claude PasseauP2003-08-30Natural causes6-3 198 R-R 1909-04-09 94.143Waynesboro,Mississippi MLB1935-19471935-1947  
Ken RaffensbergerP2002-11-10Natural causes6-2 185 R-L 1917-08-08 85.094York,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19541939-1954  
Jack CreelP2002-08-13Natural causes6-0 165 R-R 1916-04-23 86.112Kyle,Texas MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Packy RogersSS-3B1998-05-15Natural causes5-8 175 R-R 1913-04-26 85.019Swoyersville,Pennsylvania MLB1938-19381938-1938  
Babe Dahlgren1B1996-09-04Natural causes6-0 190 R-R 1912-06-15 84.081San Francisco,California MLB1935-19461935-1946  
Cliff GarrisonP1994-08-25Natural causes6-0 180 R-R 1906-08-13 88.012Bellemont,Oklahoma MLB1928-19281928-1928