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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
Ryan Owens2B2018-02-12Pneumonia6-2 200 R-R 1978-03-18 39.331Downey,California AAA1997-2005-
1999- 7- 208-ARI
Marcos CarvajalP2018-01-24Pneumonia6-4 165 R-R 1984-08-19 33.158Edo Bolivar,Venezuela MLB2002-20082005-2007
2000-   UDFA-LAN
Frank LaryP2017-12-13Pneumonia5-11 180 R-R 1930-04-10 87.247Northport,Alabama MLB1954-19651954-1965  
Lee May1B2017-07-29Pneumonia6-3 205 R-R 1943-03-23 74.128Birmingham,Alabama MLB1961-19821965-1982
1961-   UDFA-CIN
Luis OlmoOF2017-04-28Pneumonia5-11 190 R-R 1919-08-11 97.261Arecibo,Puerto Rico MLB1943-19511943-1951  
Virgil JesterP2016-02-15Pneumonia5-11 188 R-R 1927-07-23 88.207Denver,Colorado MLB1952-19531952-1953  
Frank SullivanP2016-01-19Pneumonia6-6 215 R-R 1930-01-23 85.361Hollywood,California MLB1953-19631953-1963  
Neill SheridanH2015-10-15Pneumonia6-1 195 R-R 1921-11-20 93.329Sacramento,California MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Andres MoraOF2015-06-12Pneumonia6-0 180 R-R 1955-05-25 60.018Rio Bravo,Mexico MLB1971-19801976-1980
1973-   UDFA-MON
George ZuverinkP2014-09-08Pneumonia6-4 200 R-R 1924-08-20 90.019Holland,Michigan MLB1951-19591951-1959  
Frank PastoreP2012-12-17Complications from Pneumonia6-2 205 R-R 1957-08-21 55.118Alhambra,California MLB1975-19871979-1986
1975- 2-  46-CIN
Tom SaffellOF2012-09-10Pneumonia5-11 170 L-R 1921-07-26 91.046Etowah,Tennessee MLB1949-19551949-1955  
Dom DiMaggioOF2009-05-08Pneumonia5-9 168 R-R 1917-02-12 92.085San Francisco,California MLB1940-19531940-1953  
Frank WilliamsP2009-01-09Complications from pneumonia6-1 195 R-R 1958-02-13 50.330Seattle,Washington MLB1979-19891984-1989
1979-11- 278-SFN
Steve BarberP2007-02-04Pneumonia6-0 200 L-L 1938-02-22 68.347Takoma Park,Maryland MLB1957-19741960-1974
1957-   UDFA-BAL
Con DempseyP2006-08-05Pneumonia6-4 190 R-R 1923-09-16 82.324San Francisco,California MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Minnie RojasP2002-03-23Pneumonia6-1 170 R-R 1933-11-26 68.117Remidios,Cuba MLB1966-19681966-1968
1960-   UDFA-SFN
Whit WyattP1999-07-16Pneumonia6-1 185 R-R 1907-09-27 91.293Kensington,Georgia MLB1929-19451929-1945  
Jimmie Reese2B1994-07-13Pneumonia5-11 165 L-R 1901-10-01 92.285New York,New York MLB1930-19321930-1932  
Mark KoenigSS-3B1993-04-22Pneumonia and Heart Disease6-0 180 B-R 1902-07-19 90.277San Francisco,California MLB1925-19951925-1936  
Sal MaglieP1992-12-28Pneumonia6-2 180 R-R 1917-04-26 75.246Niagara Falls,New York MLB1945-19581945-1958  
Chuck Connors1B1992-11-10Pneumonia/Lung cancer6-5 190 L-L 1921-04-10 71.214Brooklyn,New York MLB1949-19511949-1951  
George HunterOF-P1968-01-11Pneumonia5-8 165 B-L 1887-07-08 80.187Buffalo,New York MLB1909-19091909-1909  
Fred BeebeP1957-10-30Pneumonia6-1 190 R-R 1880-12-31 76.303Lincoln,Nebraska MLB1906-19161906-1916  
Bob GroomP1948-02-19Pneumonia,Emphysema6-2 175 R-R 1884-09-12 63.160Belleville,Illinois MLB1909-19181909-1918  
Toad RamseyP1906-03-27Pneumonia5-9 180 R-L 1864-08-08 41.231Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1885-18901885-1890  
Bobby CargoSS1904-04-27Pneumonia   R-R 1868-- 150.???Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1892-18921892-1892  
Mike MansellOF1902-12-04Pneumonia5-11 175 L- 1858-01-15 44.323Auburn,New York MLB1879-18841879-1884  
George GrossartOF1902-04-18Typhoid Pneumonia   - 1880-04-11 22.007Meadville,Pennsylvania MLB1901-19011901-1901  
Tom O'BrienOF1901-02-03Pneumonia5-11 170 - 1873-02-20 27.348Verona,Pennsylvania MLB1897-19001897-1900  
Jim DevlinP1900-12-14Typhoid Pneumonia5-7 135 L-L 1866-04-16 34.242Troy,New York MLB1886-18891886-1889  
Charlie GrayP1900-06-01Pneumonia   - 1864-- 154.???Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1890-18901890-1890