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Dode Paskert passed away on 1959-02-12
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Lew Whistler1B1959-12-305-10 178 -R 1868-03-10 91.295St. Louis,Missouri MLB1890-18931890-1893  
Bill Friel2B-3B1959-12-245-10 165 L-R 1876-04-01 83.267Renovo,Pennsylvania MLB1901-19031901-1903  
Del YoungOF1959-12-175-11 195 L-R 1885-10-24 74.054Macon,Missouri MLB1909-19091909-1909  
Lee DashnerP1959-12-165-11 192 B-L 1887-04-25 72.235Renault,Illinois MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Jim Bottomley1B1959-12-116-0 180 L-L 1900-04-23 59.232Oglesby,Illinois MLB1922-19371922-1937  
Doc MarshallC-OF1959-12-116-0 185 R-R 1875-09-22 84.080Butler,Pennsylvania MLB1904-19091904-1909  
Joe Harris1B-OF1959-12-105-9 170 R-R 1891-05-20 68.204Coulters,Pennsylvania MLB1914-19281914-1928  
Ferd Eunick3B1959-12-095-6 148 R-R 1892-04-22 67.231Baltimore,Maryland MLB1917-19171917-1917  
Tom McGuireP1959-12-076-0 175 R-R 1892-02-01 67.310Chicago,Illinois MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Wid Conroy3B-OF1959-12-065-9 158 R-R 1877-04-05 82.245Camden,New Jersey MLB1901-19111901-1911  
Oscar SiemerC1959-12-055-9 162 R-R 1901-08-14 58.113St. Louis,Missouri MLB1925-19261925-1926  
Jack ScottP1959-11-306-2 199 L-R 1892-04-18 67.226Ridgeway,North Carolina MLB1916-19291916-1929  
Blondy RyanSS-3B1959-11-286-1 178 R-R 1906-01-04 53.328Lynn,Massachusetts MLB1930-19381930-1938  
Ed McFarlandC1959-11-285-10 180 R-R 1874-08-03 85.117Cleveland,Ohio MLB1893-19081893-1908  
Roy ThomasOF1959-11-205-11 150 L-L 1874-03-24 85.241Norristown,Pennsylvania MLB1899-19111899-1911  
Wib SmithC1959-11-185-10 165 L-R 1886-08-30 73.080Evart,Michigan MLB1909-19091909-1909  
Klondike SmithOF1959-11-155-9 160 L-L 1887-01-04 72.315London,England MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Lefty WilliamsP1959-11-045-9 160 R-L 1893-03-09 66.240Aurora,Missouri MLB1913-19201913-1920  
Dave FultzOF1959-10-295-11 170 R-R 1875-05-29 84.153Staunton,Virginia MLB1898-19051898-1905  
Elmer KoestnerP1959-10-276-1 175 R-R 1885-11-30 73.331Piper City,Illinois MLB1910-19141910-1914  
Scott PerryP1959-10-276-0 175 R-R 1891-04-17 68.193Denison,Texas MLB1915-19211915-1921  
Elmer RiegerP1959-10-216-0 175 B-R 1889-02-25 70.238Perris,California MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Ralph BellP1959-10-185-11 170 L-L 1890-11-06 68.346Kahoka,Missouri MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Herb BradleyP1959-10-16Massive coronary thrombosis6-0 170 R-R 1903-01-03 56.286Agenda,Kansas MLB1927-19291927-1929  
Sled AllenC1959-10-166-1 180 R-R 1886-08-23 73.054West Plains,Missouri MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Frank OkrieP1959-10-165-11 175 L-L 1896-10-28 62.353Detroit,Michigan MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Dave Wills1B1959-10-13   L-L 1877-01-26 82.260Charlottesville,Virginia MLB1899-18991899-1899  
Bunny HearnP1959-10-105-11 190 L-L 1891-05-21 68.142Chapel Hill,North Carolina MLB1910-19201910-1920  
Art Brouthers3B1959-09-286-1   -R 1882-11-25 76.307Montgomery,Alabama MLB1906-19061906-1906  
Red CorridenSS-3B1959-09-285-9 165 R-R 1887-09-04 72.024Logansport,Indiana MLB1910-19151910-1915  
Lefty HopperP1959-09-276-0   -L 1875-05-27 84.123Jersey City,New Jersey MLB1898-18981898-1898  
Tilly WalkerOF1959-09-205-11 165 R-R 1887-09-04 72.016Telford,Tennessee MLB1911-19231911-1923  
Bill UphamP1959-09-146-0 178 B-R 1888-04-04 71.163Akron,Ohio MLB1918-19181918-1918  
Terry Lyons1B1959-09-096-0 165 R-R 1908-12-14 50.269New Holland,Ohio --  
Roy MitchellP1959-09-085-9 170 R-R 1885-04-19 74.142Belton,Texas MLB1910-19191910-1919  
Emmett BowlesP1959-09-036-0 180 R-R 1898-08-02 61.032Wanette,Oklahoma MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Claude JonnardP1959-08-276-1 165 R-R 1897-11-23 61.277Nashville,Tennessee MLB1921-19291921-1929  
Mike O'NeillOF1959-08-125-11 185 R-R 1877-09-07 81.339Galway,Ireland MLB1901-19071901-1907  
Johnny BurnettSS-3B1959-08-125-11 175 L-R 1904-11-01 54.284Bartow,Florida MLB1927-19351927-1935  
Phil LewisSS1959-08-086-0 195 R-R 1884-10-08 74.304Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1905-19081905-1908  
Bill McGillP1959-08-076-2 185 R-R 1880-06-29 79.039Galva,Kansas MLB1907-19071907-1907  
Ben Dyer3B-SS1959-08-075-11 170 R-R 1893-02-13 66.175Chicago,Illinois MLB1914-19191914-1919  
Pop WilliamsP1959-08-045-11 190 L-R 1874-05-19 85.077Bowdoinham,Maine MLB1898-19031898-1903  
Chappy Charles2B-SS1959-08-045-11 175 R-R 1881-03-25 78.132Phillipsburg,New Jersey MLB1908-19101908-1910  
Boileryard Clarke1B-C1959-07-295-11 170 R-R 1868-10-18 90.284New York,New York MLB1893-19051893-1905  
Frank RaglandP1959-07-286-1 186 R-R 1904-05-26 55.063Water Valley,Mississippi MLB1932-19331932-1933  
Otto Miller3B-2B1959-07-26 168 R-R 1901-02-02 58.174Belleville,Illinois MLB1927-19321927-1932  
Buck O'BrienP1959-07-255-10 188 R-R 1882-05-09 77.077Brockton,Massachusetts MLB1911-19131911-1913  
Jim BoyerUMP1959-07-255-9 155 - 1909-04-21 50.095Templeville,Maryland --  
Joe Schepner3B1959-07-255-10 160 R-R 1895-08-10 63.350Aliquippa,Pennsylvania MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Ralph SavidgeP1959-07-226-2 210 R-R 1879-02-03 80.169Jerseytown,Pennsylvania MLB1908-19091908-1909  
Bill HofferP1959-07-215-9 155 R-R 1870-11-08 88.255Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1895-19011895-1901  
Morrie ArnovichOF1959-07-20Coronary occlusion5-10 168 R-R 1910-11-16 48.246Superior,Wisconsin MLB1936-19461936-1946  
Jimmy RippleOF1959-07-165-10 170 L-R 1909-10-14 49.275Export,Pennsylvania MLB1936-19431936-1943  
Bob ColemanC1959-07-166-2 190 R-R 1890-09-26 68.293Huntingburg,Indiana MLB1913-19161913-1916  
Fred Johnston3B-2B1959-07-145-11 170 R-R 1899-07-09 60.005Charlotte,North Carolina MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Chick KeatingSS1959-07-135-9 155 R-R 1891-08-08 67.340Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1913-19261913-1926  
Nick Kahl2B1959-07-135-9 185 R-R 1879-04-10 80.094Coulterville,Illinois MLB1905-19051905-1905  
Frank GilhooleyOF1959-07-115-8 155 L-R 1892-06-10 67.031Toledo,Ohio MLB1912-19191912-1919  
Norwood GibsonP1959-07-075-10 165 R-R 1877-03-11 82.118Peoria,Illinois MLB1903-19061903-1906  
Red BarnesOF1959-07-03 158 L-R 1904-12-25 54.190Suggsville,Alabama MLB1927-19301927-1930  
Clarence BergerOF1959-06-306-0 185 L-R 1894-11-01 64.241East Cleveland,Ohio MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Joe SugdenC-1B1959-06-285-10 180 B-R 1870-07-31 88.332Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1893-19121893-1912  
Joe OgrodowskiP1959-06-245-11 165 R-R 1906-11-20 52.216Hoytville,Pennsylvania MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Jim HitchcockSS1959-06-235-11 175 R-R 1911-06-28 47.361Inverness,Alabama MLB1938-19381938-1938  
Hal BubserH1959-06-225-11 170 R-R 1895-09-28 63.268Chicago,Illinois MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Speed Walker1B1959-06-206-0 170 R-R 1898-01-23 61.148Munhall,Pennsylvania MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Jim McHaleOF1959-06-175-11 165 R-R 1875-12-17 83.183Miners Mills,Pennsylvania MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Ed Cotter3B-SS1959-06-146-0 185 R-R 1904-07-04 54.345Hartford,Connecticut MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Irv HigginbothamP1959-06-126-1 196 R-R 1882-04-26 77.047Homer,Nebraska MLB1906-19091906-1909  
Frank HuelsmanOF1959-06-096-2 210 R-R 1874-06-05 85.004St. Louis,Missouri MLB1897-19051897-1905  
Doc TonkinP1959-05-305-9 165 L-L 1881-08-11 77.292Concord,New Hampshire MLB1907-19071907-1907  
Dutch Ussat3B-2B1959-05-296-1 170 R-R 1904-04-11 55.048Dayton,Ohio MLB1925-19271925-1927  
Ken PennerP1959-05-285-11 170 L-R 1896-04-24 63.034Boonville,Indiana MLB1916-19291916-1929  
Ed WalshP1959-05-266-1 193 R-R 1881-05-14 78.012Plains,Pennsylvania MLB1904-19171904-1917  
Dave Brain3B1959-05-255-10 170 R-R 1879-01-24 80.121Hereford,England MLB1901-19081901-1908  
Frank BiscanP1959-05-225-11 190 L-L 1920-03-13 39.070Mount Olive,Illinois MLB1942-19481942-1948  
Tommy Sheehan3B1959-05-225-8 160 R-R 1877-11-06 81.197Sacramento,California MLB1900-19081900-1908  
Carter ElliottSS1959-05-215-11 165 L-R 1893-11-29 65.173Atchison,Kansas MLB1921-19211921-1921  
John Hummel2B-OF1959-05-185-11 160 R-R 1883-04-04 76.044Bloomsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1905-19181905-1918  
Gene PackardP1959-05-185-10 155 L-L 1887-07-13 71.310Colorado Springs,Colorado MLB1912-19191912-1919  
Jake HewittP1959-05-185-7 150 L-L 1870-06-06 88.346Maidsville,West Virginia MLB1895-18951895-1895  
Vance McIlreeP1959-05-066-0 160 R-R 1897-10-14 61.204Riverside,Iowa MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Verne ClemonsC1959-05-055-9 190 R-R 1891-09-08 67.240Clemons,Iowa MLB1916-19241916-1924  
Willy FetzerH1959-05-035-10 180 L-R 1884-06-24 74.313Concord,North Carolina MLB1906-19061906-1906  
Fritz HenrichOF1959-05-015-10 160 L-L 1899-05-08 59.358Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Don BlackP1959-04-216-0 185 R-R 1916-07-20 42.275Salix,Iowa MLB1943-19481943-1948  
Fred Brainerd1B-3B1959-04-176-0 176 R-R 1892-02-17 67.060Champaign,Illinois MLB1914-19161914-1916  
Win Clark2B1959-04-155-10 175 R-R 1875-04-11 84.004Circleville,Ohio MLB1897-18971897-1897  
Frank HarterP1959-04-145-11 165 R-R 1886-09-19 72.207Keyesport,Illinois MLB1912-19131912-1913  
Johnson FryP1959-04-076-1 150 R-R 1901-11-21 57.137Huntington,West Virginia MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Frank BruggyC1959-04-055-11 195 R-R 1891-05-04 67.337Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB1921-19251921-1925  
Johnny AllenP1959-03-296-0 180 R-R 1905-09-30 53.180Lenoir,North Carolina MLB1932-19441932-1944  
Howard EhmkeP1959-03-176-3 190 R-R 1894-04-24 64.327Silver Creek,New York MLB1916-19301916-1930  
Ben Shaw1B-C1959-03-165-11 190 R-R 1893-06-18 65.271LaCenter,Kentucky MLB1917-19181917-1918  
Dinty GearinP1959-03-115-4 148 L-L 1897-10-15 61.147Providence,Rhode Island MLB1923-19241923-1924  
Don FlinnOF1959-03-096-1 185 R-R 1892-11-17 66.112Bluff Dale,Texas MLB1917-19171917-1917  
John GlaiserP1959-03-075-8 165 L-R 1894-07-28 64.222Yoakum,Texas MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Howie FitzgeraldOF1959-02-275-11 163 L-L 1902-05-16 56.287Eagle Lake,Texas MLB1922-19261922-1926  
Hunter Hill3B1959-02-22   R-R 1879-06-21 79.246Austin,Texas MLB1903-19051903-1905  
William PiersonP1959-02-206-2 180 L-L 1899-06-14 59.251Atlantic City,New Jersey MLB1918-19241918-1924  
Ted Reed3B1959-02-165-11 190 R-R 1890-10-18 68.121Beaver,Pennsylvania --  
Lefty HoutzOF1959-02-155-10 170 L-L 1875-09-04 83.164Connersville,Indiana MLB1899-18991899-1899  
Bruce CaldwellOF-1B1959-02-156-0 195 R-R 1906-02-08 53.007Ashton,Rhode Island MLB1928-19321928-1932  
Eddie HigginsP1959-02-146-0 174 R-R 1888-03-18 70.333Nevada,Illinois MLB1909-19101909-1910  
Dode PaskertOF1959-02-125-11 165 R-R 1881-08-28 77.168Cleveland,Ohio MLB1907-19211907-1921  
Nap Lajoie2B1959-02-076-1 195 R-R 1874-09-05 84.155Woonsocket,Rhode Island MLB1896-19161896-1916  
Toots ShultzP1959-01-305-10 175 R-R 1888-10-10 70.112Homestead,Pennsylvania MLB1911-19121911-1912  
Walter BeallP1959-01-285-10 178 R-R 1899-07-29 59.183Washington,DC MLB1924-19291924-1929  
George PayneP1959-01-245-11 172 R-R 1890-05-23 68.246Mount Vernon,Kentucky MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Ken WilliamsOF1959-01-226-0 170 L-R 1890-06-28 68.208Grants Pass,Oregon MLB1915-19291915-1929  
John Ganzel1B1959-01-146-0 195 R-R 1874-04-07 84.282Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1898-19081898-1908  
Harley DillingerP1959-01-085-11 175 R-L 1894-10-30 64.070Pomeroy,Ohio MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Bert JamesOF1959-01-025-11 175 L-R 1886-07-07 72.179Coopertown,Tennessee MLB1909-19091909-1909