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Lou Chiozza passed away on 1971-02-28
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Cliff DaringerSS-3B1971-12-265-7 155 L-R 1885-04-10 86.260Hayden,Indiana --  
Zelman JackOF1971-12-235-11 175 R-R 1946-08-26 25.119Pittsburg,California --
1965-11- 202-PIT
Tom Fitzsimmons3B1971-12-206-1 190 R-R 1890-04-06 81.258Oakland,California MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Ferdie SchuppP1971-12-165-10 150 R-L 1891-01-16 80.334Louisville,Kentucky MLB1913-19221913-1922  
Mike RybaP1971-12-135-11 195 R-R 1903-06-09 68.187DeLancey,Pennsylvania MLB1935-19461935-1946  
Bill Kellogg1B-2B1971-12-125-10 153 R-R 1884-05-25 87.201Albany,New York MLB1914-19141914-1914  
George DunlopSS-3B1971-12-125-10 170 R-R 1888-07-19 83.146Meriden,Connecticut MLB1913-19141913-1914  
Walter OckeyP1971-12-046-0 175 R-R 1920-01-04 51.335New York,New York MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Ed FallensteinP1971-11-246-3 180 R-R 1908-12-22 62.337Newark,New Jersey MLB1931-19331931-1933  
Norm BranchP1971-11-216-3 200 R-R 1915-03-22 56.244Spokane,Washington MLB1941-19421941-1942  
Bill Dreesen3B1971-11-095-7 160 L-R 1904-07-26 67.106New York,New York MLB1931-19311931-1931  
Sam JonesP1971-11-056-4 200 R-R 1925-12-14 45.326Stewartsville,Ohio MLB1951-19641951-1964  
Joe PalmisanoC1971-11-055-8 160 R-R 1902-11-19 68.351West Point,Georgia MLB1931-19311931-1931  
Polly McLarry2B-1B1971-11-046-0 185 L-R 1891-03-25 80.224Leonard,Texas MLB1912-19151912-1915  
Dink O'BrienC1971-11-045-8 160 R-R 1894-09-13 77.052San Francisco,California MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Bud MessengerP1971-11-046-0 175 R-R 1898-02-01 73.276Grand Blanc,Michigan MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Charlie HardingP1971-10-306-2 172 R-R 1891-01-03 80.300Nashville,Tennessee MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Howard Fahey3B-SS1971-10-245-7 145 R-R 1892-06-24 79.122Medford,Massachusetts MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Woody UpchurchP1971-10-236-0 180 R-L 1911-04-13 60.193Buies Creek,North Carolina MLB1935-19361935-1936  
Jesse PettyP1971-10-236-0 195 R-L 1894-11-23 76.334Orr,Oklahoma MLB1921-19301921-1930  
Mike Massey2B1971-10-176-0 195 B-R 1893-09-28 78.019Galveston,Texas MLB1917-19171917-1917  
Dave CobleC1971-10-156-1 183 R-R 1912-12-24 58.295Monroe,North Carolina MLB1939-19391939-1939  
Doc Prothro3B1971-10-145-10 170 R-R 1893-07-16 78.090Memphis,Tennessee MLB1920-19261920-1926  
Murray WallP1971-10-086-3 185 R-R 1926-09-19 45.019Dallas,Texas MLB1950-19591950-1959  
Les BarnhartP1971-10-076-0 180 R-R 1905-02-23 66.226Hoxie,Kansas MLB1928-19301928-1930  
Bill MackP1971-09-306-1 155 L-L 1885-02-12 86.230Elmira,New York MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Lefty WolfP1971-09-255-10 163 R-L 1900-06-10 71.107Hartford,Connecticut MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Tony VenzonUMP1971-09-206-2 205 - 1915-06-04 56.108Thurber,Texas --  
Hack MillerOF1971-09-175-9 195 R-R 1894-01-01 77.259New York,New York MLB1916-19251916-1925  
Roberto OrtizOF1971-09-156-4 200 R-R 1915-06-30 56.077Camaguey,Cuba MLB1941-19501941-1950  
Bill HoldenOF1971-09-146-0 170 R-R 1889-09-07 82.007Birmingham,Alabama MLB1913-19141913-1914  
Rube MeltonP1971-09-116-5 205 R-R 1917-02-27 54.196Cramerton,North Carolina MLB1941-19471941-1947  
Artie DedeC1971-09-065-9 155 R-R 1895-07-12 76.056Brooklyn,New York MLB1916-19161916-1916  
Andy KyleOF1971-09-065-8 160 L-L 1889-10-29 81.312Toronto,Ontario MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Joe HasslerSS1971-09-046-0 165 R-R 1905-04-07 66.150Fort Smith,Arkansas MLB1928-19301928-1930  
Bill ClarksonP1971-08-275-11 160 R-R 1898-09-27 72.334Portsmouth,Virginia MLB1927-19291927-1929  
Mitch ChetkovichP1971-08-246-3 208 R-R 1917-07-21 54.034Fairpoint,Ohio MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Jim McCloskeyP1971-08-185-9 180 L-L 1910-05-26 61.084Danville,Pennsylvania MLB1936-19361936-1936  
Walter MuellerOF1971-08-165-8 160 R-R 1894-12-06 76.253Central,Missouri MLB1922-19261922-1926  
Shorty DeeSS1971-08-125-6 155 R-R 1889-10-04 81.312Halifax,Nova Scotia MLB1915-19151915-1915  
Rusty PenceP1971-08-116-0 185 R-R 1900-03-11 71.153Marine,Illinois MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Frank LamanskeP1971-08-045-11 170 L-L 1906-09-30 64.308Oglesby,Illinois MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Myril HoagOF1971-07-285-11 180 R-R 1908-03-09 63.141Davis,California MLB1931-19451931-1945  
Harry WolfeSS-OF1971-07-285-8 160 R-R 1890-11-24 80.246Cleveland,Ohio MLB1917-19171917-1917  
Chick Lathers3B-2B1971-07-266-0 180 L-R 1888-10-22 82.277Detroit,Michigan MLB1910-19111910-1911  
Chief MeyersC1971-07-255-11 194 R-R 1880-07-29 90.361Riverside,California MLB1909-19171909-1917  
Harry SuterP1971-07-245-10 190 L-L 1887-09-15 83.313Independence,Missouri MLB1909-19091909-1909  
Harry Pattee2B1971-07-175-8 149 L-R 1882-01-17 89.181Charlestown,Massachusetts MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Earl McNeelyOF1971-07-165-9 155 R-R 1898-05-12 73.065Sacramento,California MLB1924-19311924-1931  
Dee WalshOF-SS1971-07-145-9 165 B-R 1890-03-28 81.108St. Louis,Missouri MLB1913-19151913-1915  
Ed WeilandP1971-07-125-11 180 L-R 1914-11-26 56.228Evanston,Illinois MLB1940-19421940-1942  
Wally JudnichOF-1B1971-07-126-1 205 L-L 1917-01-24 54.169San Francisco,California MLB1940-19491940-1949  
Mike KonnickC-SS1971-07-095-9 180 R-R 1889-01-13 82.177Glen Lyon,Pennsylvania MLB1909-19101909-1910  
Ed DohertyEXEC1971-07-08   - 1900-- 119.???- --  
Ray PhelpsP1971-07-076-2 200 R-R 1903-12-11 67.209Dunlap,Tennessee MLB1930-19361930-1936  
Frank MackP1971-07-02 180 R-R 1900-02-02 71.150Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1922-19251922-1925  
Chester EmersonOF1971-07-025-8 165 L-R 1889-10-27 81.248Stow,Maine MLB1911-19121911-1912  
Walt KinneyP1971-07-016-2 186 L-L 1893-09-09 77.295Denison,Texas MLB1918-19231918-1923  
Bert Graham1B-2B1971-06-195-11 187 B-R 1886-04-03 85.077Tilton,Illinois MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Jack White2B-SS1971-06-195-7 150 B-R 1905-08-31 65.292New York,New York MLB1927-19281927-1928  
Steve Partenheimer3B1971-06-165-8 145 R-R 1891-08-30 79.291Greenfield,Massachusetts MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Vern SpencerOF1971-06-035-7 165 L-R 1894-02-04 77.119Wixom,Michigan MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Jack DoscherP1971-05-276-1 205 L-L 1880-07-27 90.304Troy,New York MLB1903-19081903-1908  
Judge NagleP1971-05-266-0 176 R-R 1880-03-10 91.077Santa Rosa,California MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Charlie GroverP1971-05-246-1 185 L-R 1890-06-20 80.338Huntington Township,Ohio MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Tommy ThompsonOF1971-05-245-9 155 L-R 1910-05-19 61.005Elkhart,Illinois MLB1933-19391933-1939  
Martín DihigoP-2B1971-05-20Cerebral thrombosis   R-R 1906-05-25 64.360Matanzas,Cuba --  
Goose GoslinOF1971-05-155-11 185 L-R 1900-10-16 70.211Salem,New Jersey MLB1921-19381921-1938  
Heinie ManushOF1971-05-126-1 200 L-L 1901-07-20 69.296Tuscumbia,Alabama MLB1923-19391923-1939  
Jeff McCleskey3B1971-05-115-11 160 L-R 1891-11-06 79.187Americus,Georgia MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Eddie EdmonsonOF-1B1971-05-106-0 175 L-R 1889-11-20 81.171Hopewell,Pennsylvania MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Billy Mullen3B1971-05-045-8 160 R-R 1896-01-23 75.102St. Louis,Missouri MLB1920-19281920-1928  
Slim HarrellP1971-04-306-3 180 R-R 1890-07-31 80.273Grandview,Texas MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Joe Agler1B1971-04-265-11 165 L-L 1887-06-12 83.319Coshocton,Ohio MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Max WestOF1971-04-255-11 165 R-R 1904-07-14 66.285Sunset,Texas MLB1928-19291928-1929  
Erv LangeP1971-04-245-10 170 R-R 1887-08-12 83.256Forest Park,Illinois --  
Ron NortheyOF1971-04-165-10 195 L-R 1920-04-26 50.355Mahanoy City,Pennsylvania MLB1942-19571942-1957  
William EckertEXEC1971-04-16   - 1909-01-20 62.086Freeport,Illinois --  
Mickey HarrisP1971-04-156-0 195 L-L 1917-01-30 54.075New York,New York MLB1940-19521940-1952  
Troy PuckettP1971-04-136-2 186 L-R 1889-12-10 81.124Winchester,Indiana MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Ed LafitteP1971-04-126-2 188 R-R 1886-04-07 85.005New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1909-19121909-1912  
Bert BrennerP1971-04-116-0 175 R-R 1887-07-18 83.268Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Elmer Eggert2B1971-04-095-9 160 R-R 1902-01-29 69.070Rochester,New York MLB1927-19271927-1927  
Carl MaysP1971-04-045-11 195 L-R 1891-11-12 79.144Liberty,Kentucky MLB1915-19291915-1929  
Jack Boyle3B-SS1971-04-03Bright's Disease5-11 165 L-R 1889-07-09 81.268Morris,Illinois MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Sam Post1B1971-03-316-1 170 L-L 1896-11-17 74.134Richmond,Virginia MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Gus SalveP1971-03-296-0 190 L-L 1885-12-29 85.090Boston,Massachusetts MLB1908-19081908-1908  
Tony WelzerP1971-03-185-11 160 R-R 1899-04-05 71.347Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1926-19271926-1927  
Joe FautschH1971-03-165-10 162 R-R 1887-02-28 84.016Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1916-19161916-1916  
Ralph BirkoferP1971-03-165-11 213 L-L 1908-11-05 62.131Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1933-19371933-1937  
Clyde BarfootP1971-03-116-0 170 R-R 1891-07-08 79.247Richmond,Virginia MLB1922-19261922-1926  
Bill JamesP1971-03-106-3 196 R-R 1892-03-12 78.363Iowa Hill,California MLB1913-19191913-1919  
Tripp SigmanOF1971-03-086-0 180 L-R 1899-01-17 72.050Mooresville,North Carolina MLB1929-19301929-1930  
Johnny PodgajnyP1971-03-026-2 173 R-R 1920-06-10 50.265Chester,Pennsylvania MLB1940-19461940-1946  
Lou Chiozza2B-3B1971-02-286-0 172 L-R 1910-05-17 60.287Tallulah,Louisiana MLB1934-19391934-1939  
Irv PorterOF1971-02-205-9 155 B-R 1888-05-17 82.279Lynn,Massachusetts MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Chuck HostetlerOF1971-02-186-0 175 L-R 1903-09-22 67.149McClellandtown,Pennsylvania MLB1944-19451944-1945  
Cedric DurstOF1971-02-165-11 160 L-L 1896-08-23 74.177Austin,Texas MLB1922-19301922-1930  
Bobby BurkeP1971-02-086-0 150 L-L 1907-01-23 64.016Joliet,Illinois MLB1927-19371927-1937  
Steve Yerkes2B-SS1971-01-315-9 165 R-R 1888-05-15 82.261Hatboro,Pennsylvania MLB1909-19161909-1916  
Bruce Connatser1B1971-01-275-11 170 R-R 1902-09-19 68.130Sevierville,Tennessee MLB1931-19321931-1932  
Cy MalisP1971-01-125-11 175 R-R 1907-02-26 63.320Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Elmer FlickOF1971-01-095-9 168 L-R 1876-01-11 94.364Bedford,Ohio MLB1898-19101898-1910  
Dud LeeSS1971-01-075-9 150 L-R 1899-08-22 71.138Denver,Colorado MLB1920-19261920-1926  
Hal RhyneSS-2B1971-01-075-8 163 R-R 1899-03-30 71.283Paso Robles,California MLB1926-19331926-1933  
Joe LotzP1971-01-015-8 175 R-R 1891-01-02 79.364Remsen,Iowa MLB1916-19161916-1916  
Harry RiceOF1971-01-015-9 185 L-R 1901-11-22 69.040Ware Station,Illinois MLB1923-19331923-1933