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Lou Novikoff passed away on 1970-09-30
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Doc OzmerP1970-12-285-10 185 R-R 1901-05-25 69.217Atlanta,Georgia MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Jack Stansbury3B1970-12-265-9 165 R-R 1885-12-06 85.020Phillipsburg,New Jersey MLB1918-19181918-1918  
Red Juelich2B1970-12-255-11 170 R-R 1916-09-20 54.096St. Louis,Missouri MLB1939-19391939-1939  
Chubby DeanP1970-12-215-11 181 L-L 1916-08-24 54.119Mount Airy,North Carolina MLB1936-19431936-1943  
Nap RuckerP1970-12-195-11 190 R-L 1884-09-30 86.080Crabapple,Georgia MLB1907-19161907-1916  
Charlie Wilson3B1970-12-195-10 178 B-R 1905-01-13 65.340Clinton,South Carolina MLB1931-19351931-1935  
Jim WinfordP1970-12-166-1 180 R-R 1909-10-09 61.068Shelbyville,Tennessee MLB1932-19381932-1938  
Herman HillOF1970-12-146-2 190 L-R 1945-10-12 25.063Tuskegee,Alabama MLB1969-19701969-1970
1966-   UDFA-MIN
Walt TragesserC1970-12-146-0 175 R-R 1887-06-14 83.183Lafayette,Indiana MLB1915-19201915-1920  
George BaumgardnerP1970-12-135-11 178 L-R 1891-07-22 79.144Barboursville,West Virginia MLB1912-19161912-1916  
Chick Gandil1B1970-12-136-1 190 R-R 1887-01-19 83.328St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1910-19191910-1919  
Doug TaittOF1970-12-126-0 176 L-R 1902-08-03 68.131Bay City,Michigan MLB1928-19321928-1932  
Johnny MostilOF1970-12-105-8 168 R-R 1896-06-01 74.192Chicago,Illinois MLB1918-19291918-1929  
Marshall RenfroeP1970-12-106-0 180 L-L 1936-05-25 34.199Century,Florida MLB1959-19591959-1959
1954-   UDFA-PHI
Joe WyattOF1970-12-056-1 175 R-R 1900-04-06 70.243Petersburg,Indiana MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Orlie WeaverP1970-11-286-0 180 R-R 1886-06-04 84.177Newport,Kentucky MLB1910-19111910-1911  
Ivy AndrewsP1970-11-246-1 200 R-R 1907-05-06 63.202Dora,Alabama MLB1931-19381931-1938  
Spencer Adams2B-3B1970-11-245-9 158 L-R 1898-06-21 72.156Layton,Utah MLB1923-19271923-1927  
Howard MapleC1970-11-095-7 175 L-R 1903-07-20 67.112Adrian,Missouri MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Ed MurraySS1970-11-085-6 145 R-R 1895-05-08 75.184Mystic,Connecticut MLB1917-19171917-1917  
Johnny Hudson2B-SS1970-11-075-10 160 R-R 1912-06-30 58.130Bryan,Texas MLB1936-19451936-1945  
Paul McCulloughP1970-11-075-9 190 R-R 1898-07-28 72.102New Castle,Pennsylvania MLB1929-19291929-1929  
Dave RobertsonOF1970-11-056-0 186 L-L 1889-09-25 81.041Portsmouth,Virginia MLB1912-19221912-1922  
Freddy Spurgeon2B-3B1970-11-055-11 160 R-R 1900-10-09 70.027Wabash,Indiana MLB1924-19271924-1927  
Red KellettSS-2B1970-11-036-0 185 R-R 1909-07-15 61.111Brooklyn,New York MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Bobby LaMotteSS-3B1970-11-025-11 160 R-R 1898-02-15 72.260Savannah,Georgia MLB1920-19261920-1926  
Johnny LucasOF1970-10-315-10 186 R-L 1903-02-10 67.263Glen Carbon,Illinois MLB1931-19321931-1932  
Jimmy WelshwhiteOF1970-10-306-1 174 L-R 1902-10-09 68.021Denver,Colorado MLB1925-19301925-1930  
Wedo MartiniP1970-10-285-10 165 R-R 1913-07-01 57.119Birmingham,Alabama MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Willie UnderhillP1970-10-266-2 185 R-R 1904-09-06 66.050Yowell,Texas MLB1927-19281927-1928  
Andy Oyler3B1970-10-245-6 138 R-R 1880-05-05 90.172Newville,Pennsylvania MLB1902-19021902-1902  
Sherry RobertsonOF-2B1970-10-236-0 180 L-R 1919-01-01 51.295Montreal,Quebec MLB1940-19521940-1952  
Cal DorsettP1970-10-22Heart attack6-0 180 R-R 1913-06-10 57.134Lone Oak,Texas MLB1940-19471940-1947  
Fred MitchellP1970-10-135-9 185 R-R 1878-06-05 92.130Cambridge,Massachusetts MLB1901-19131901-1913  
Cy FriedP1970-10-105-11 150 L-L 1897-07-23 73.079San Antonio,Texas MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Lefty LeifieldP1970-10-106-1 165 L-L 1883-09-05 87.035Trenton,Illinois MLB1905-19201905-1920  
Reuben EwingSS1970-10-055-4 150 R-R 1899-11-30 70.309Odessa,Russia MLB1921-19211921-1921  
George MohartP1970-10-025-9 165 R-R 1892-03-06 78.210Buffalo,New York MLB1920-19211920-1921  
Hank PattersonC1970-09-305-11 170 R-R 1907-07-17 63.075San Francisco,California MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Lou NovikoffOF1970-09-305-10 185 R-R 1915-10-12 54.354Glendale,Arizona MLB1941-19461941-1946  
Biggs WehdeP1970-09-215-10 180 R-R 1906-11-23 63.302Holstein,Iowa MLB1930-19311930-1931  
Oliver HillH1970-09-205-11 178 L-R 1909-10-16 60.339Powder Springs,Georgia MLB1939-19391939-1939  
Fred LamlineP1970-09-205-11 171 R-R 1887-08-14 83.037Port Huron,Michigan MLB1912-19151912-1915  
Dave DanforthP1970-09-196-0 167 L-L 1890-03-07 80.196Granger,Texas MLB1911-19251911-1925  
Ed CoreyP1970-09-176-0 170 R-R 1899-07-13 71.066Chicago,Illinois MLB1918-19181918-1918  
Sam LanfordP1970-09-145-9 155 R-R 1886-01-08 84.249Woodruff,South Carolina MLB1907-19071907-1907  
Jimmie LongC1970-09-145-11 160 R-R 1898-06-29 72.077Fort Dodge,Iowa MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Lee RileyOF1970-09-136-1 185 L-R 1906-08-20 64.024Princeton,Nebraska MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Gene FordP1970-09-076-2 195 R-R 1912-06-23 58.076Fort Dodge,Iowa MLB1936-19381936-1938  
Herbert HillP1970-09-015-11 175 R-R 1891-08-19 79.013Hutchins,Texas MLB1915-19151915-1915  
Ben SpencerOF1970-09-015-8 160 L-L 1890-05-15 80.109Patapsco,Maryland MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Heinie Odom3B1970-08-316-0 170 B-R 1900-10-13 69.322Rusk,Texas MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Eddie RommelP1970-08-266-2 197 R-R 1897-09-13 72.347Baltimore,Maryland MLB1920-19321920-1932  
Leo MoonP1970-08-255-11 165 R-L 1899-06-22 71.064Bellemont,North Carolina MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Doc Gautreau2B1970-08-235-4 129 R-R 1901-07-26 69.028Cambridge,Massachusetts MLB1925-19281925-1928  
Kurt KriegerP1970-08-166-3 212 R-R 1926-09-16 43.334Traisen,Austria MLB1949-19511949-1951  
Ray Bates3B1970-08-156-0 165 R-R 1890-02-08 80.188Paterson,New Jersey MLB1913-19171913-1917  
Paul GillespieC1970-08-116-3 195 L-R 1920-09-18 49.327Sugar Valley,Georgia MLB1942-19451942-1945  
Mike CvengrosP1970-08-025-8 159 L-L 1901-12-01 68.244Pana,Illinois MLB1922-19291922-1929  
Walter BriggsEXEC1970-07-31   - 1912-01-20 58.193Detroit,Michigan --  
Charley MooreSS-3B1970-07-295-10 160 R-R 1884-12-01 85.240- MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Whitey PlattOF1970-07-276-2 195 R-R 1920-08-21 49.340West Palm Beach,Florida MLB1942-19491942-1949  
Herb Hunter3B-OF1970-07-25Lung disease6-0 165 L-R 1896-12-25 73.212Boston,Massachusetts MLB1916-19211916-1921  
Harvey GreenP1970-07-246-2 185 B-R 1915-02-09 55.165Kenosha,Wisconsin MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Emilio PalmeroP1970-07-155-11 157 L-L 1895-06-13 75.032Guanabacoa,Cuba MLB1915-19281915-1928  
Jimmy Grant3B-2B1970-07-085-8 166 L-R 1918-10-06 51.275Racine,Wisconsin MLB1942-19441942-1944  
Harry WolterOF1970-07-075-10 175 L-L 1884-07-11 85.361Monterey,California MLB1907-19171907-1917  
Herb HallP1970-07-016-4 220 B-R 1893-06-05 77.026Steeleville,Illinois MLB1918-19181918-1918  
Ross ReynoldsP1970-06-236-2 185 R-R 1887-08-20 82.308Barksdale,Texas MLB1914-19151914-1915  
Webbo ClarkeP1970-06-146-0 165 L-L 1928-06-08 42.006Colon,Panama MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Jakie MayP1970-06-035-8 178 R-L 1895-11-25 74.191Youngsville,North Carolina MLB1917-19321917-1932  
George WatkinsOF1970-06-016-0 175 L-R 1900-06-04 69.362Freestone County,Texas MLB1930-19361930-1936  
Zip ZabelP1970-05-316-1 185 R-R 1891-02-18 79.102Wetmore,Kansas MLB1913-19151913-1915  
Bill LamarOF1970-05-246-1 185 L-R 1897-03-21 73.064Rockville,Maryland MLB1917-19271917-1927  
Jack Farmer2B-OF1970-05-21Metastatic Lung Carcinoma6-0 180 R-R 1892-07-14 77.311Granville,Tennessee MLB1916-19181916-1918  
Les FusselmanC1970-05-216-1 195 R-R 1921-03-07 49.075Pryor,Oklahoma MLB1952-19531952-1953  
Ray SchalkC1970-05-195-9 165 R-R 1892-08-12 77.280Harvel,Illinois MLB1912-19291912-1929  
Dutch RuetherP1970-05-166-1 180 L-L 1893-09-13 76.245Alameda,California MLB1917-19271917-1927  
Ed GernerP1970-05-155-8 175 L-L 1897-07-22 72.297Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Johnny StuartP1970-05-135-11 170 R-R 1901-04-27 69.016Clinton,Tennessee MLB1922-19251922-1925  
Urbane Pickering3B1970-05-135-10 180 R-R 1899-06-03 70.344Hoxie,Kansas MLB1931-19321931-1932  
Rufus MeadowsP1970-05-105-11 175 L-L 1907-08-25 62.259Chase City,Virginia MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Cal DrummondUMP1970-05-03Stroke6-0 185 - 1917-06-29 52.308Ninety Six,South Carolina --  
Art DelaneyP1970-05-025-10 178 R-R 1895-01-05 75.117Chicago,Illinois MLB1924-19291924-1929  
Dan JesseeH1970-04-305-10 165 L-R 1901-02-22 69.067Olive Hill,Kentucky --  
Chick GagnonSS-3B1970-04-305-7 158 R-R 1897-09-27 72.215Milbury,Massachusetts MLB1922-19241922-1924  
Yats WuestlingSS1970-04-265-11 167 R-R 1903-10-18 66.191St. Louis,Missouri MLB1929-19301929-1930  
Earl WolgamotC1970-04-255-8 160 R-R 1892-12-21 77.125- --  
Gene Steinbrenner2B1970-04-255-8 155 R-R 1892-11-17 77.159Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Ed MensorOF1970-04-205-6 145 B-R 1886-11-07 83.164Rogue River,Oregon MLB1912-19141912-1914  
Jake MootyP1970-04-205-10 170 R-R 1913-04-13 57.007Mislap,Texas MLB1936-19441936-1944  
Tony YorkSS-3B1970-04-185-10 165 R-R 1912-11-27 57.142Irene,Texas MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Dick BrownC1970-04-176-3 190 R-R 1935-01-17 35.090Shinnston,West Virginia MLB1957-19651957-1965  
Mal EasonP1970-04-166-0 175 R-R 1879-03-13 91.034Brookville,Pennsylvania MLB1900-19061900-1906  
Ripper Collins1B1970-04-155-9 165 B-L 1904-03-30 66.016Altoona,Pennsylvania MLB1931-19411931-1941  
Ed Crowley3B1970-04-146-1 180 R-R 1906-08-20 63.237Watkinsville,Georgia MLB1928-19281928-1928  
Red Shannon2B-SS1970-04-125-11 170 B-R 1897-02-11 73.060Jersey City,New Jersey MLB1915-19261915-1926  
Sailor StroudP1970-04-116-0 160 R-R 1885-05-15 84.331Ironia,New Jersey MLB1910-19161910-1916  
Johnny MeadorP1970-04-115-10 165 R-R 1892-12-04 77.128Madison,North Carolina MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Joe HevingP1970-04-116-1 185 R-R 1900-09-02 69.221Covington,Kentucky MLB1930-19451930-1945  
Lee Handley3B-2B1970-04-085-7 160 R-R 1913-07-31 56.251Clarion,Iowa MLB1936-19471936-1947  
Ollie VoigtP1970-04-076-1 170 L-R 1900-01-29 70.068Wheaton,Illinois MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Carl RayP1970-04-035-11 170 L-L 1889-01-31 81.062Danbury,North Carolina MLB1915-19161915-1916  
Dave HoskinsP1970-04-026-1 180 L-R 1925-08-03 44.242Greenwood,Mississippi MLB1953-19541953-1954  
Jack FlaterP1970-03-205-10 175 R-R 1880-09-22 89.179Sandymount,Maryland MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Frosty ThomasP1970-03-186-0 185 R-R 1881-05-23 88.299Faucett,Missouri MLB1905-19051905-1905  
Jim LeveySS1970-03-14 154 B-R 1906-09-13 63.182Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1930-19331930-1933  
Bill KerksieckP1970-03-116-1 183 R-R 1913-12-06 56.095Ulm,Arkansas MLB1939-19391939-1939  
Bob AdamsP1970-03-066-0 165 R-R 1907-01-20 63.045Birmingham,Alabama MLB1931-19321931-1932  
Everett BankstonOF1970-02-265-11 180 L-R 1893-05-25 76.277Barnesville,Georgia MLB1915-19151915-1915  
Tom Carey2B-SS1970-02-215-8 170 R-R 1906-10-11 63.133Hoboken,New Jersey MLB1935-19461935-1946  
Joe ShauteP1970-02-216-0 190 L-L 1899-08-01 70.204Peckville,Pennsylvania MLB1922-19341922-1934  
Dick CongerP1970-02-166-0 185 R-R 1921-04-03 48.319Los Angeles,California MLB1940-19431940-1943  
Paul EdmondsonP1970-02-136-5 195 R-R 1943-02-12 27.001Kansas City,Kansas MLB1969-19691969-1969
1965-21- 419-CHA
John ChurryC1970-02-085-9 172 R-R 1900-11-26 69.074Johnstown,Pennsylvania MLB1924-19271924-1927  
Dick MauneyP1970-02-065-11 164 R-R 1920-01-26 50.011Concord,North Carolina MLB1945-19471945-1947  
Rudy York1B1970-02-056-1 209 R-R 1913-08-17 56.172Ragland,Alabama MLB1934-19481934-1948  
Miguel FuentesP1970-01-296-0 160 R-R 1946-05-10 23.264Loiza Aldea,Puerto Rico MLB1969-19691969-1969
1969-   UDFA-SE1
Orie ArntzenP1970-01-286-1 200 R-R 1909-10-18 60.102Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Harvey GrubbP-3B1970-01-256-0 165 R-R 1890-09-18 79.129Lexington,North Carolina MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Hal McKainP1970-01-245-11 185 L-R 1906-07-10 63.198Logan,Iowa MLB1927-19321927-1932  
Bill Conroy3B-1B1970-01-235-8 160 R-R 1899-01-09 71.014Chicago,Illinois MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Jim HaislipP1970-01-226-1 186 R-R 1891-08-04 78.171Farmersville,Texas MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Harry ShriverP1970-01-216-2 180 R-R 1896-09-02 73.141Wadestown,West Virginia MLB1922-19231922-1923  
Casper AsbjornsonC1970-01-216-1 196 R-R 1909-06-19 60.216Concord,Massachusetts MLB1928-19321928-1932  
Jack RichardsonP1970-01-186-3 197 B-R 1891-10-03 78.107Central City,Illinois MLB1915-19161915-1916  
Alex MustaikisP1970-01-176-3 180 R-R 1909-03-26 60.297Chelsea,Massachusetts MLB1940-19401940-1940  
Bill Leard2B1970-01-155-10 155 R-R 1885-10-14 84.093Oneida,New York MLB1917-19171917-1917  
Johnny MurphyP1970-01-146-2 190 R-R 1908-07-14 61.184New York,New York MLB1932-19471932-1947  
Andy BruckmillerP1970-01-125-11 175 R-R 1882-01-01 88.011McKeesport,Pennsylvania MLB1905-19051905-1905  
Harvey FreemanP1970-01-105-10 160 R-R 1897-12-22 72.019Mottville,Michigan MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Jumbo ElliottP1970-01-076-3 235 R-L 1900-10-22 69.077St. Louis,Missouri MLB1923-19341923-1934  
Brad SpringerP1970-01-046-0 155 L-L 1904-05-09 65.240Detroit,Michigan MLB1925-19261925-1926