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Eddie Gaedel passed away on 1961-06-18
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Dutch LieberP1961-12-316-0 180 R-R 1910-02-01 51.333Alameda,California MLB1935-19361935-1936  
Frank Foutz1B1961-12-255-11 165 R-R 1877-04-08 84.261Baltimore,Maryland MLB1901-19011901-1901  
Don Savage3B1961-12-256-0 180 R-R 1919-03-05 42.295Bloomfield,New Jersey MLB1944-19451944-1945  
Ping BodieOF1961-12-175-8 195 R-R 1887-10-08 74.070San Francisco,California MLB1911-19211911-1921  
Dummy HoyOF1961-12-155-6 160 L-R 1862-05-23 99.206Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1888-19021888-1902  
Bert MaxwellP1961-12-106-0 180 B-R 1886-10-17 75.054Texarkana,Arkansas MLB1906-19111906-1911  
Lou KoupalP1961-12-085-11 175 R-R 1898-12-19 62.354Tabor,South Dakota MLB1925-19371925-1937  
Coonie BlankC1961-12-085-11 165 R-R 1892-10-18 69.051St. Louis,Missouri MLB1909-19091909-1909  
Frank MaharOF1961-12-055-10   -R 1878-12-04 83.001Natick,Massachusetts MLB1902-19021902-1902  
Earl MooreP1961-11-286-0 195 R-R 1879-07-29 82.122Pickerington,Ohio MLB1901-19131901-1913  
Bob HarmonP1961-11-276-0 187 B-R 1887-10-15 74.043Liberal,Missouri MLB1909-19181909-1918  
John MohardtOF1961-11-245-10 165 R-R 1898-01-21 63.307Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Nick CarterP1961-11-235-8 140 L-R 1879-05-19 82.188Oatlands,Virginia MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Benny KauffOF1961-11-175-8 157 L-L 1890-01-05 71.316Pomeroy,Ohio MLB1912-19201912-1920  
Roy HartzellOF-3B1961-11-065-8 155 L-R 1881-07-06 80.123Golden,Colorado MLB1906-19161906-1916  
Kid Mohler2B1961-11-045-4 145 R-L 1874-12-13 86.326Oneida,Illinois MLB1894-18941894-1894  
Freddie Maguire2B1961-11-035-11 155 R-R 1899-05-10 62.177Roxbury,Massachusetts MLB1922-19311922-1931  
Tom HughesP1961-11-016-2 175 R-R 1884-01-28 77.278Coal Creek,Colorado MLB1906-19181906-1918  
Tom CafegoOF1961-10-29Heart attack5-10 160 L-R 1911-08-21 50.069Whipple,West Virginia MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Harry Gleason3B1961-10-215-6 160 R-R 1875-03-28 86.207Camden,New Jersey MLB1901-19051901-1905  
Harry FelixP1961-10-175-7 160 R-R 1870-- 148.???Brooklyn,New York MLB1901-19021901-1902  
Roy GoldenP1961-10-046-1 195 R-R 1888-07-12 73.084Madisonville,Ohio MLB1910-19111910-1911  
Ted Jourdan1B1961-09-236-0 175 L-L 1895-09-05 66.018New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1916-19201916-1920  
Jim McGinleyP1961-09-205-9 165 R-R 1878-10-02 82.353Groveland,Massachusetts MLB1904-19051904-1905  
Leon CarlsonP1961-09-156-3 195 R-R 1895-02-17 66.210Jamestown,New York MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Chink OutenC1961-09-116-0 200 L-R 1905-06-17 56.086Mount Holly,North Carolina MLB1933-19331933-1933  
Rube OldringOF1961-09-095-10 186 R-R 1884-05-30 77.102New York,New York MLB1905-19181905-1918  
Jesse BarnesP1961-09-096-0 170 L-R 1892-08-26 69.014Perkins,Oklahoma MLB1915-19271915-1927  
Bill Schwartz1B1961-08-296-2 185 R-R 1884-04-22 77.129Cleveland,Ohio MLB1904-19041904-1904  
John Leary1B1961-08-185-11 180 R-R 1891-05-02 70.108Waltham,Massachusetts MLB1914-19151914-1915  
Jack McCandlessOF1961-08-176-0 170 L-R 1891-05-05 70.104Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania --  
Harry ColliflowerP1961-08-145-11 175 L-L 1869-03-11 92.156Petersville,Maryland MLB1899-18991899-1899  
Chuck RoseP1961-08-045-8 158 L-L 1885-09-01 75.337Macon,Missouri MLB1909-19091909-1909  
Tom DowneySS-3B1961-08-035-10 178 R-R 1884-01-01 77.215Lewiston,Maine MLB1909-19121909-1912  
Walter MorrisSS1961-08-025-11   R-R 1880-01-31 81.184Rockwell,Texas MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Harry GardnerP1961-08-026-2 180 R-R 1887-06-01 74.062Quincy,Michigan MLB1911-19121911-1912  
Bud WeiserOF1961-07-315-11 165 R-R 1891-01-08 70.204Shamokin,Pennsylvania MLB1915-19161915-1916  
John GrimC1961-07-286-2 175 R-R 1867-08-09 93.354Lebanon,Kentucky MLB1888-18991888-1899  
Jack LittleOF1961-07-275-11 175 R-R 1891-03-12 70.137Mart,Texas MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Carlton MolesworthP1961-07-255-7 162 L-L 1876-02-15 85.161Frederick,Maryland MLB1895-18951895-1895  
Hod EllerP1961-07-185-11 185 R-R 1894-07-05 67.013Muncie,Indiana MLB1917-19211917-1921  
Ty CobbOF1961-07-176-1 175 L-R 1886-12-18 74.211Narrows,Georgia MLB1905-19281905-1928  
Ed ReulbachP1961-07-176-1 190 R-R 1882-12-01 78.228Detroit,Michigan MLB1905-19171905-1917  
Mike MitchellOF1961-07-166-1 185 R-R 1879-12-12 81.217Springfield,Ohio MLB1907-19141907-1914  
Bill CollinsOF1961-06-266-0 170 B-R 1882-03-27 79.091Chesterton,Indiana MLB1910-19131910-1913  
Al Bergman2B1961-06-205-7 155 R-R 1890-09-27 70.266Peru,Indiana MLB1916-19161916-1916  
Eddie GaedelH1961-06-183-7 65 R-L 1925-06-08 36.010Chicago,Illinois MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Ollie JohnsP1961-06-17   L-L 1879-08-21 81.301Trenton,Ohio MLB1905-19051905-1905  
Mack Hillis2B1961-06-165-10 165 R-R 1901-07-23 59.328Cambridge,Massachusetts MLB1924-19281924-1928  
Chuck MillerOF1961-06-165-8 155 L-L 1889-09-18 71.271Woodville,Ohio MLB1913-19141913-1914  
Benny Bowcock2B1961-06-165-7 150 R-R 1879-10-28 81.232Fall River,Massachusetts MLB1903-19031903-1903  
Frank WoodwardP1961-06-115-10 175 R-R 1894-05-17 67.025New Haven,Connecticut MLB1918-19231918-1923  
La Rue KirbyP1961-06-106-0 185 B-R 1889-12-30 71.162Eureka,Michigan MLB1912-19121912-1912  
George DavisP1961-06-045-10 175 B-R 1890-03-09 71.087Lancaster,New York MLB1912-19151912-1915  
Fred Smith3B-2B1961-05-285-11 185 R-R 1886-07-29 74.303Cleveland,Ohio MLB1913-19171913-1917  
Mike ReganP1961-05-225-10 160 R-R 1888-11-19 72.184Phoenix,New York MLB1917-19191917-1919  
Ben KoehlerOF1961-05-215-10 175 R-R 1877-01-26 84.115Schoerndorn,Germany MLB1905-19061905-1906  
Otto Knabe2B1961-05-175-8 175 R-R 1884-06-12 76.339Carrick,Pennsylvania MLB1905-19161905-1916  
Barney SlaughterP1961-05-175-11 165 R-R 1884-10-06 76.223Smyrna,Delaware MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Dick HarleyP1961-05-16   R-R 1874-08-18 86.271Springfield,Ohio MLB1905-19051905-1905  
John TaffP1961-05-156-0 170 R-R 1890-06-03 70.346Austin,Texas MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Al HumphreyOF1961-05-135-11 180 L-R 1886-02-28 75.074Ashtabula,Ohio MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Binky JonesSS1961-05-135-9 154 R-R 1899-07-11 61.306St. Louis,Missouri MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Lee Dunham1B1961-05-115-11 185 L-L 1902-06-09 58.336Atlanta,Illinois MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Weldon WyckoffP1961-05-086-1 175 R-R 1892-02-19 69.079Williamsport,Pennsylvania MLB1913-19181913-1918  
Tom ConnollyUMP1961-04-28   - 1870-12-31 90.118Manchester,England --  
Frank GibsonC1961-04-276-0 172 B-R 1890-09-27 70.212Omaha,Nebraska MLB1913-19271913-1927  
Jack BarrySS-2B1961-04-235-9 158 R-R 1887-04-26 73.363Meriden,Connecticut MLB1908-19191908-1919  
Jess DoyleP1961-04-155-11 175 R-R 1898-04-14 63.001Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1925-19311925-1931  
Nick CullopP1961-04-155-11 172 L-L 1887-09-17 73.211Chilhowie,Virginia MLB1913-19211913-1921  
Cy FalkenbergP1961-04-146-5 180 R-R 1880-12-17 80.118Chicago,Illinois MLB1903-19171903-1917  
Jim KellyOF1961-04-105-10 180 L-R 1884-02-01 77.069Bloomfield,New Jersey MLB1914-19181914-1918  
Lefty YorkP1961-04-095-10 185 L-L 1892-11-01 68.159West Fork,Arkansas MLB1919-19211919-1921  
Fred BrickellOF1961-04-08Heart attack5-7 160 L-R 1906-11-09 54.150Saffordville,Kansas MLB1926-19331926-1933  
Jack CoveneyC1961-03-285-9 175 R-R 1880-06-10 80.291South Natick,Massachusetts MLB1903-19031903-1903  
Jim HackettP1961-03-286-2 185 R-R 1877-10-01 83.178Jacksonville,Illinois MLB1902-19031902-1903  
Si PauxtisC1961-03-136-0 175 R-R 1885-07-20 75.236Pittston,Pennsylvania MLB1909-19091909-1909  
Joe BerryC1961-03-135-9 172 B-R 1872-09-10 88.184Steubenville,Ohio MLB1902-19021902-1902  
Alex MalloyP1961-03-016-2 180 R-R 1886-10-31 74.121Laurinburg,North Carolina MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Happy SmithOF1961-02-266-0 185 L-R 1883-07-14 77.227Coquille,Oregon MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Davey Crockett1B1961-02-236-1 175 L-R 1875-10-05 85.141Roanoke,Virginia MLB1901-19011901-1901  
Otto KruegerSS-OF1961-02-205-7 165 R-R 1876-09-17 84.156Chicago,Illinois MLB1899-19051899-1905  
Red SmithSS1961-02-195-7 165 L-R 1900-07-17 60.217Ashley,Illinois MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Art LoudellP1961-02-195-11 173 R-R 1882-04-10 78.315Latham,Missouri MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Epp SellP1961-02-196-0 175 R-R 1897-04-26 63.299Llewellyn,Pennsylvania MLB1922-19231922-1923  
Doc Johnston1B1961-02-176-0 170 L-L 1887-09-09 73.161Cleveland,Tennessee MLB1909-19221909-1922  
Dazzy VanceP1961-02-166-2 200 R-R 1891-03-04 69.349Orient,Iowa MLB1915-19351915-1935  
Joe BeanSS1961-02-155-8 138 R-R 1874-03-18 86.334Boston,Massachusetts MLB1902-19021902-1902  
Lefty AtkinsonH1961-02-125-6 149 L-L 1906-06-02 54.255Chicago,Illinois MLB1927-19271927-1927  
Bert YeabsleyH1961-02-085-9 175 R-R 1893-12-17 67.053Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Red KellyOF1961-02-045-11 165 R-R 1884-11-15 76.081Union,Illinois MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Parke CarrollEXEC1961-02-04Heart attack   - 1904-10-17 56.110- --  
Dana FillingimP1961-02-035-10 175 L-R 1893-11-06 67.089Columbus,Georgia MLB1915-19251915-1925  
Red Holt1B1961-02-025-11 175 L-L 1894-07-25 66.192Dayton,Tennessee MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Guy CantrellP1961-01-316-0 190 R-R 1904-04-09 56.297Clarita,Oklahoma MLB1925-19301925-1930  
Aaron Ward2B-3B1961-01-305-10 160 R-R 1896-08-28 64.155Booneville,Arkansas MLB1917-19281917-1928  
Red OldhamP1961-01-286-0 176 B-L 1893-07-15 67.197Zion,Maryland MLB1914-19261914-1926  
George HogrieverOF1961-01-265-8 160 R-R 1869-03-17 91.315Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1895-19011895-1901  
Gene WoodburnP1961-01-186-0 175 R-R 1886-08-20 74.151Bellaire,Ohio MLB1911-19121911-1912  
Bud TinningP1961-01-175-11 198 B-R 1906-03-12 54.311Pilger,Nebraska MLB1932-19351932-1935  
Joe PriceOF1961-01-156-1 187 R-R 1897-04-10 63.280Milligan College,Tennessee MLB1928-19281928-1928  
John Cavanaugh3B1961-01-145-9 158 R-R 1900-06-05 60.223Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Schoolboy RoweP1961-01-086-4 210 R-R 1910-01-11 50.362Waco,Texas MLB1933-19491933-1949  
Ray Nelson2B1961-01-085-9 150 R-R 1875-08-04 85.157Holyoke,Massachusetts MLB1901-19011901-1901  
Fred Luderus1B1961-01-055-11 185 L-R 1885-09-12 75.115Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1909-19201909-1920