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Jeff Pfeffer passed away on 1972-08-15
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Roberto ClementeOF1972-12-31Plane crash5-11 175 R-R 1934-08-18 38.135Carolina,Puerto Rico MLB1954-19721955-1972  
Dutch Jordan2B-3B1972-12-235-10 185 R-R 1880-01-05 92.353Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1903-19041903-1904  
Gabby HartnettC1972-12-20Cirrhosis6-1 195 R-R 1900-12-20 72.000Woonsocket,Rhode Island MLB1922-19411922-1941  
Rip Conway2B1972-12-025-6 160 L-R 1896-04-18 76.228White Bear,Minnesota MLB1918-19181918-1918  
Bernie NeisOF1972-11-295-7 160 B-R 1895-09-26 77.064Bloomington,Illinois MLB1920-19271920-1927  
George JacksonOF1972-11-256-0 180 R-R 1882-10-14 90.042Springfield,Missouri MLB1911-19131911-1913  
Johnny EcholsH1972-11-135-10 175 R-R 1917-01-09 55.308Atlanta,Georgia --  
Frank NicholsonP1972-11-106-2 175 R-R 1889-08-29 83.073Berlin,Pennsylvania MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Harry ChildP1972-11-085-11 187 B-R 1905-05-23 67.169Baltimore,Maryland MLB1930-19301930-1930  
Phil VoylesOF1972-11-035-11 175 L-R 1900-05-12 72.175Murphy,North Carolina MLB1929-19291929-1929  
Freddy ParentSS1972-11-025-7 154 R-R 1875-11-25 96.343Biddeford,Maine MLB1899-19111899-1911  
Dutch DietzP1972-10-295-11 180 R-R 1912-02-09 60.263Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1940-19431940-1943  
Jackie Robinson2B-3B1972-10-24Heart attack5-11 204 R-R 1919-01-31 53.266Cairo,Georgia MLB1947-19561947-1956  
Allan RussellP1972-10-205-11 165 B-R 1893-07-31 79.081Baltimore,Maryland MLB1915-19251915-1925  
Johnny Rawlings2B1972-10-165-8 158 R-R 1892-08-17 80.060Bloomfield,Iowa MLB1914-19261914-1926  
Danny TaylorOF1972-10-115-10 190 R-R 1900-12-23 71.292Lash,Pennsylvania MLB1926-19361926-1936  
Dave BancroftSS1972-10-095-9 160 B-R 1891-04-20 81.172Sioux City,Iowa MLB1915-19301915-1930  
Jesse BakerP1972-09-265-11 188 L-L 1888-06-03 84.115Anderson Island,Washington MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Jerry Lynn2B1972-09-255-10 164 R-R 1916-04-14 56.164Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Les BartholomewP1972-09-195-11 195 R-L 1903-04-04 69.168Madison,Wisconsin MLB1928-19321928-1932  
Eddie Waitkus1B1972-09-166-1 175 L-L 1919-09-04 53.012Cambridge,Massachusetts MLB1941-19551941-1955  
Charlie BerryC1972-09-066-0 185 R-R 1902-10-18 69.323Phillipsburg,New Jersey MLB1925-19381925-1938  
Bob BowmanP1972-09-045-10 160 R-R 1910-10-03 61.336Keystone,West Virginia MLB1939-19421939-1942  
Tom FisherP1972-09-03 185 R-R 1880-11-01 91.306Anderson,Indiana MLB1904-19041904-1904  
Jim BrillheartP1972-09-025-11 170 R-L 1903-09-28 68.340Dublin,Virginia MLB1922-19311922-1931  
Ivey ShiverOF1972-08-316-1 190 R-R 1906-01-22 66.221Sylvester,Georgia MLB1931-19341931-1934  
Clem HausmannP1972-08-295-9 165 R-R 1919-08-17 53.012Houston,Texas MLB1944-19491944-1949  
Danny MacFaydenP1972-08-265-11 170 R-R 1905-06-10 67.077North Truro,Massachusetts MLB1926-19431926-1943  
Italo CheliniP1972-08-255-10 175 L-L 1914-10-10 57.319San Francisco,California MLB1935-19371935-1937  
Eddie KennaC1972-08-215-7 150 R-R 1897-09-30 74.325San Francisco,California MLB1928-19281928-1928  
Dutch HinrichsP1972-08-186-3 195 R-R 1889-04-27 83.113Orange,California MLB1910-19101910-1910  
Fred BaileyOF1972-08-165-11 150 L-L 1895-08-16 77.000Mount Hope,West Virginia MLB1916-19181916-1918  
Jeff PfefferP1972-08-156-3 210 R-R 1888-03-04 84.164Seymour,Illinois MLB1911-19241911-1924  
George WeissEXEC1972-08-13   - 1894-06-23 78.051New Haven,Connecticut --  
Herman BesseP1972-08-136-2 190 L-L 1911-08-16 60.363St. Louis,Missouri MLB1940-19461940-1946  
Red AndersonP1972-08-076-3 210 R-R 1912-06-19 60.049Lawton,Iowa MLB1937-19411937-1941  
Red McKeeC1972-08-055-11 180 R-R 1890-07-20 82.016Shawnee,Ohio MLB1913-19161913-1916  
George Batten2B1972-08-045-11 165 R-R 1891-10-07 80.302Haddonfield,New Jersey MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Rollie HemsleyC1972-07-315-10 170 R-R 1907-06-24 65.037Syracuse,Ohio MLB1928-19471928-1947  
Harry McCurdyC1972-07-215-11 187 L-R 1899-09-15 72.309Stevens Point,Wisconsin MLB1922-19341922-1934  
Red SmithC1972-07-175-8 165 R-R 1892-04-11 80.097Logansport,Indiana MLB1917-19181917-1918  
Al SpohrerC1972-07-175-10 175 R-R 1902-12-03 69.226Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1928-19351928-1935  
Howie JonesOF1972-07-155-11 165 L-L 1897-03-01 75.136Irwin,Pennsylvania MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Pepper Peploski3B1972-07-135-8 155 R-R 1891-09-12 80.305Brooklyn,New York MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Johnnie TylerOF1972-07-116-0 175 B-R 1906-07-30 65.346Mount Pleasant,Pennsylvania MLB1934-19351934-1935  
Leroy HerrmannP1972-07-035-10 185 R-R 1906-02-27 66.126Steward,Illinois MLB1932-19351932-1935  
Rankin JohnsonP1972-07-026-1 185 R-R 1888-02-04 84.149Burnet,Texas MLB1914-19181914-1918  
Will KoenigsmarkP1972-07-016-4 180 R-R 1896-02-27 76.125Waterloo,Illinois MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Mike KircherP1972-06-266-0 180 B-R 1897-09-30 74.269Rochester,New York MLB1919-19211919-1921  
Tom LongOF1972-06-155-10 165 R-R 1890-06-01 82.014Mitchum,Alabama MLB1911-19171911-1917  
Del Bissonette1B1972-06-095-11 180 L-L 1899-09-06 72.276Winthrop,Maine MLB1928-19331928-1933  
Topper RigneySS1972-06-065-9 150 R-R 1897-01-07 75.150Groveton,Texas MLB1922-19271922-1927  
Moe BergC1972-05-296-1 185 R-R 1902-03-02 70.088Belleville,New Jersey MLB1923-19391923-1939  
Al GerheauserP1972-05-286-3 190 L-L 1917-06-24 54.338St. Louis,Missouri MLB1943-19481943-1948  
Bob HastyP1972-05-286-3 210 R-R 1896-05-03 76.025Canton,Georgia MLB1919-19241919-1924  
Dick FowlerP1972-05-226-4 215 R-R 1921-03-30 51.053Toronto,Ontario MLB1941-19521941-1952  
Hoge WorkmanP1972-05-205-11 170 R-R 1899-09-25 72.237Huntington,West Virginia MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Wally DashiellSS1972-05-205-9 170 R-R 1902-05-09 70.011Jewett,Texas MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Babe BarnaOF1972-05-186-2 210 L-R 1915-03-02 57.077Clarksburg,West Virginia MLB1937-19431937-1943  
John MilliganP1972-05-155-10 172 R-L 1904-01-22 68.114Schuylerville,New York MLB1928-19341928-1934  
Dixie ParkerC1972-05-155-11 160 L-R 1895-04-24 77.021Forest Home,Alabama MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Jim ScottP1972-05-126-1 235 R-R 1888-09-22 83.232Deadwood,South Dakota --  
Lynn KingOF1972-05-115-9 165 L-R 1907-11-28 64.165Villisca,Iowa MLB1935-19391935-1939  
Suds SutherlandP1972-05-116-0 180 R-R 1894-02-20 78.080Beaverton,Oregon MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Danny SchellOF1972-05-116-1 195 R-R 1927-12-26 44.137Fostoria,Michigan MLB1954-19551954-1955  
Vic SorrellP1972-05-045-10 180 R-R 1901-04-09 71.025Morrisville,North Carolina MLB1928-19371928-1937  
Jack SmithOF1972-05-025-8 165 L-L 1895-06-23 76.314Chicago,Illinois MLB1915-19291915-1929  
Charlie MillerSS1972-04-23   -R 1892-01-04 80.110Warrensburg,Missouri MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Dino ChiozzaSS1972-04-236-0 170 L-R 1912-06-30 59.297Memphis,Tennessee MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Frank Drews2B1972-04-225-10 175 R-R 1916-05-25 55.332Buffalo,New York MLB1944-19451944-1945  
Roy Leslie1B1972-04-096-1 175 R-R 1894-08-23 77.229Bailey,Texas MLB1917-19221917-1922  
Gus FisherC1972-04-085-10 175 L-R 1885-10-21 86.169Pottsboro,Texas MLB1911-19121911-1912  
Alvin CrowderP1972-04-03Heart disease5-10 170 L-R 1899-01-11 73.082Winston-Salem,North Carolina MLB1926-19361926-1936  
Gil Hodges1B1972-04-02Heart attack6-1 200 R-R 1924-04-04 47.363Princeton,Indiana MLB1943-19631943-1963  
Davy JonesOF1972-03-305-10 165 L-R 1880-06-30 91.273Cambria,Wisconsin MLB1901-19181901-1918  
Cy MooreP1972-03-286-1 178 R-R 1905-02-07 67.049Elberton,Georgia MLB1929-19341929-1934  
Donie BushSS1972-03-285-6 140 B-R 1887-10-08 84.172Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1908-19231908-1923  
Dick CoffmanP1972-03-246-2 195 R-R 1906-12-18 65.096Veto,Alabama MLB1927-19451927-1945  
Red BirdP1972-03-235-11 170 L-L 1890-04-25 81.332Stephenville,Texas MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Gordie HinkleC1972-03-196-0 185 R-R 1905-04-03 66.350Toronto,Ohio MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Frank BusheyP1972-03-186-0 180 R-R 1906-08-01 65.229Wheaton,Kansas MLB1927-19301927-1930  
Pie Traynor3B1972-03-166-0 170 R-R 1899-11-11 72.125Framingham,Massachusetts MLB1920-19371920-1937  
Zack WheatOF1972-03-115-10 170 L-R 1888-05-23 83.292Hamilton,Missouri MLB1909-19271909-1927  
George CunninghamP1972-03-105-11 185 R-R 1894-07-13 77.240Sturgeon Lake,Minnesota MLB1916-19191916-1919  
Stan Jok3B1972-03-066-0 190 R-R 1926-05-03 45.307Buffalo,New York MLB1954-19551954-1955  
Watty ClarkP1972-03-046-0 175 L-L 1902-05-16 69.292St. Joseph,Louisiana MLB1924-19371924-1937  
Dizzy TroutP1972-02-286-2 195 R-R 1915-06-29 56.244Sandcut,Indiana MLB1939-19571939-1957  
Phil HensiekP1972-02-216-0 160 R-R 1901-10-13 70.131St. Louis,Missouri MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Fuller ThompsonP1972-02-195-11 164 R-R 1889-05-01 82.294Los Angeles,California MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Lew Malone3B-2B1972-02-175-11 175 R-R 1897-03-13 74.341Baltimore,Maryland MLB1915-19191915-1919  
Pep GoodwinSS1972-02-155-10 160 L-R 1891-12-19 80.058Pocatello,Idaho --  
Jim SullivanP1972-02-125-11 165 R-R 1894-04-05 77.313Mine Run,Virginia MLB1921-19231921-1923  
Chico Ruiz2B-3B1972-02-096-0 173 B-R 1938-12-05 33.066Santo Domingo,Cuba MLB1964-19711964-1971
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Frankie ZakSS1972-02-065-10 150 R-R 1922-02-22 49.349Passaic,New Jersey MLB1944-19461944-1946  
Joe GreenH1972-02-046-2 170 R-R 1897-09-17 74.140Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Dick Burrus1B1972-02-025-11 175 L-L 1898-01-29 74.004Hatteras,North Carolina MLB1919-19281919-1928  
Heinie StaffordH1972-01-295-7 160 R-R 1891-11-01 80.089Orleans,Vermont MLB1916-19161916-1916  
Fred NicholsonOF1972-01-235-10 173 R-R 1894-09-01 77.144Honey Grove,Texas MLB1917-19221917-1922  
Dick LoftusOF1972-01-216-0 155 L-R 1901-03-07 70.320Concord,Massachusetts MLB1924-19251924-1925  
Glenn CrawfordOF-SS1972-01-025-9 165 L-R 1913-12-02 58.031North Branch,Michigan MLB1945-19461945-1946