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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
Jerry Kindall2B-SS2017-12-24Stroke6-2 175 R-R 1935-05-27 82.211St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1956-19651956-1965  
Jim BunningP2017-05-26Complications from stroke6-3 195 R-R 1931-10-23 85.216Southgate,Kentucky MLB1955-19711955-1971  
Chico FernandezSS2016-06-11Stroke6-0 170 R-R 1932-03-02 84.101Havana,Cuba MLB1956-19631956-1963  
Dick McAuliffe2B-SS2016-05-13Stroke5-11 176 L-R 1939-11-29 76.166Hartford,Connecticut MLB1957-19751960-1975
1957-   UDFA-DET
Rugger ArdizoiaP2015-07-19Stroke5-11 180 R-R 1919-11-20 95.242Oleggio,Italy MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Lennie MerulloSS2015-05-30Stroke5-11 168 R-R 1917-05-05 98.025Boston,Massachusetts MLB1941-19471941-1947  
Tom VeryzerSS2014-07-08Stroke6-1 185 R-R 1953-02-11 61.147Port Jefferson,New York MLB1971-19841973-1984
1971- 1-  11-DET
Jim BrosnanP2014-06-28Infection after stroke6-4 210 R-R 1929-10-24 84.247Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1954-19631954-1963  
Jim FregosiSS2014-02-13Stroke6-1 190 R-R 1942-04-04 71.315San Francisco,California MLB1961-19781961-1978
1960-   UDFA-BOS
Zeke BellaOF2013-11-17Stroke5-11 185 R-L 1930-08-23 83.086Greenwich,Connecticut MLB1957-19591957-1959  
Jack KralickP2012-09-18Stroke6-2 180 L-L 1935-06-01 77.109Youngstown,Ohio MLB1959-19671959-1967
1955-   UDFA-CHA
Phil Cavarretta1B-OF2010-12-18Complications from stroke5-11 175 L-L 1916-07-19 94.152Chicago,Illinois MLB1934-19781934-1955  
Al LaMacchiaP2010-09-15Complications from stroke 190 R-R 1921-07-22 89.055St. Louis,Missouri MLB1943-19461943-1946  
Fred BrocklanderUMP2009-08-13Stroke6-0 202 - 1940-03-05 69.161Baltimore,Maryland --  
Jack Lohrke3B-2B2009-04-29Stroke6-0 180 R-R 1924-02-25 85.064Los Angeles,California MLB1947-19531947-1953  
Joe Lutz1B2008-10-20Related to stroke/diabetes6-0 195 L-L 1925-02-18 83.244Keokuk,Iowa MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Walt MastersonP2008-04-05Stroke6-2 189 R-R 1920-06-22 87.287Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19561939-1956  
Don NottebartP2007-10-04Stroke6-1 190 R-R 1936-01-23 71.255West Newton,Massachusetts MLB1960-19691960-1969
1954-   UDFA-MLB
Clem LabineP2007-03-02Complications from stroke(s)6-0 180 R-R 1926-08-06 80.208Lincoln,Rhode Island MLB1950-19621950-1962  
Eric GreggUMP2006-06-05Stroke6-3 315 - 1951-05-18 55.018Philadelphia,Pennsylvania --  
Kirby PuckettCF-OF2006-03-06Stroke5-9 223 R-R 1960-03-14 45.357Chicago,Illinois MLB1981-19951984-1995
1982- 1-   3-MIN
Taylor Duncan3B2004-01-03Stroke6-0 170 R-R 1953-05-12 50.236Memphis,Tennessee MLB1977-19801977-1978
1971- 1-  10-ATL
Haywood SullivanC2003-02-12Stroke6-4 215 R-R 1930-12-15 72.059Donalsonville,Georgia MLB1955-19631955-1963  
Willie StargellOF-1B2001-04-09Complications from Stroke6-2 225 L-L 1940-03-06 61.034Earlsboro,Oklahoma MLB1960-19821962-1982
1958-   UDFA-PIT
Early WynnP1999-04-04Stroke6-0 200 B-R 1920-01-06 79.089Hartford,Alabama MLB1939-19631939-1963  
Hank Biasatti1B1996-04-20Stroke5-11 175 L-L 1922-01-14 74.096Beano,Italy MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Von McDanielP1995-08-20Heart attack and stroke6-2 180 R-R 1939-04-18 56.124Hollis,Oklahoma MLB1957-19581957-1958  
Tony ConigliaroOF1990-02-24Heart attack and stroke6-3 185 R-R 1945-01-07 45.048Revere,Massachusetts MLB1964-19751964-1975
1962-   UDFA-BOS
Judy Johnson3B1989-06-15Complications related to stroke 150 R-R 1899-12-26 89.171Snow Hill,Maryland --  
Cal DrummondUMP1970-05-03Stroke6-0 185 - 1917-06-29 52.308Ninety Six,South Carolina --