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Duke Maas passed away on 1976-12-07
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Press Cruthers2B1976-12-275-9 152 R-R 1890-09-08 86.110Marshallton,Delaware MLB1913-19141913-1914  
Bill SkiffC1976-12-255-10 170 R-R 1895-10-16 81.070New Rochelle,New York MLB1921-19261921-1926  
Walt LynchC1976-12-216-0 176 R-R 1897-04-15 79.250Buffalo,New York MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Ned HarrisOF1976-12-185-11 175 L-L 1916-07-09 60.162Ames,Iowa MLB1941-19461941-1946  
Vic KeenP1976-12-105-9 165 R-R 1899-03-16 77.269Bel Air,Maryland MLB1918-19271918-1927  
Danny ThompsonSS-3B1976-12-106-0 183 R-R 1947-02-01 29.312Wichita,Kansas MLB1968-19761970-1976
1968- 1-  11-WS2
Wes FerrellP1976-12-096-2 195 R-R 1908-02-02 68.311Greensboro,North Carolina MLB1927-19411927-1941  
Duke MaasP1976-12-075-10 170 R-R 1929-01-31 47.310Utica,Michigan MLB1955-19611955-1961  
Leo TownsendP1976-12-035-10 160 L-L 1891-01-15 85.322Mobile,Alabama MLB1920-19211920-1921  
Danny Murtaugh2B1976-12-025-9 165 R-R 1917-10-08 59.055Chester,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19511941-1951  
George EarnshawP1976-12-016-4 210 R-R 1900-02-15 76.289New York,New York MLB1928-19361928-1936  
John AndreP1976-11-256-4 200 L-R 1923-01-03 53.326Brockton,Massachusetts MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Les Hennessey2B1976-11-206-0 190 R-R 1893-12-12 82.343Lynn,Massachusetts MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Frank Kellert1B1976-11-196-2 185 R-R 1924-07-06 52.136Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1953-19561953-1956  
Fred BaczewskiP1976-11-146-2 185 L-L 1926-05-15 50.183St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1953-19551953-1955  
Ken Crawford1B-OF1976-11-115-9 145 L-R 1894-10-31 82.011South Bend,Indiana --  
Jimmy O'ConnellOF1976-11-115-10 175 L-R 1901-02-11 75.273Sacramento,California MLB1923-19241923-1924  
Bud CullotonP1976-11-095-11 180 R-R 1897-05-19 79.174Kingston,New York MLB1925-19261925-1926  
Frank Brazill1B-3B1976-11-035-11 175 L-R 1899-08-11 77.084Spangler,Pennsylvania MLB1921-19221921-1922  
Dee MilesOF1976-11-026-0 175 L-R 1909-02-15 67.260Kellerman,Alabama MLB1935-19431935-1943  
Regis LehenyP1976-11-026-0 180 L-L 1908-01-05 68.302Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1932-19321932-1932  
King LearP1976-10-316-0 175 R-R 1891-01-23 85.281Greencastle,Pennsylvania MLB1914-19151914-1915  
Harry Malmberg2B1976-10-29Pancreatic cancer6-1 170 R-R 1925-07-31 51.090Fairfield,Alabama MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Eddie SilberOF1976-10-265-11 170 R-R 1914-06-06 62.142Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1937-19391937-1939  
Freddie Muller2B1976-10-205-10 170 R-R 1907-12-21 68.304Newark,California MLB1933-19341933-1934  
Mark Christman3B-SS1976-10-09Heart attack5-11 180 R-R 1913-10-21 62.353Maplewood,Missouri MLB1938-19491938-1949  
Bob MooseP1976-10-096-0 200 R-R 1947-10-09 29.000Export,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19761967-1976
1965-18- 342-PIT
John BottariniC1976-10-086-0 190 R-R 1908-09-14 68.024Crockett,California MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Joe ErauttC1976-10-065-9 175 R-R 1921-09-01 55.035Vibank,Saskatchewan MLB1950-19511950-1951  
Bill BagwellOF1976-10-056-1 175 L-L 1896-02-24 80.224Choudrant,Louisiana MLB1923-19251923-1925  
Linc BlakelyOF1976-09-286-0 180 R-R 1912-02-12 64.229Oakland,California MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Rip Russell1B-3B1976-09-266-1 180 R-R 1915-01-26 61.243Los Angeles,California MLB1939-19471939-1947  
Buddy CrumpOF1976-09-265-10 156 L-L 1901-11-29 74.301Norfolk,Virginia MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Red FaberP1976-09-256-2 180 B-R 1888-09-06 88.019Cascade,Iowa MLB1914-19331914-1933  
John QuinnEXEC1976-09-20   - 1908-- 110.???- --  
Blackie CarterOF1976-09-105-10 175 R-R 1902-09-30 73.345Langley,South Carolina MLB1925-19261925-1926  
Vern FearP1976-09-066-0 170 B-R 1924-08-21 52.016Everly,Iowa MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Jim O'NeillSS1976-09-055-10 165 R-R 1893-02-23 83.194Minooka,Pennsylvania MLB1920-19231920-1923  
Monroe MitchellP1976-09-046-1 170 R-L 1901-09-11 74.358Starkville,Mississippi MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Bud Heine2B1976-09-025-8 145 L-R 1900-09-22 75.345Elmira,New York MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Mike MeolaP1976-09-015-11 175 R-R 1905-10-19 70.317New York,New York MLB1933-19361933-1936  
Al PlatteOF1976-08-295-7 160 L-L 1890-04-13 86.138Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Bill HunnefieldSS-2B1976-08-285-10 165 B-R 1899-01-05 77.235Dedham,Massachusetts MLB1926-19311926-1931  
Bill MizeurH1976-08-276-0 180 L-R 1897-06-22 79.066Nokomis,Illinois MLB1923-19241923-1924  
Johnny Walker1B1976-08-196-0 175 R-R 1896-12-11 79.251Toulon,Illinois MLB1919-19211919-1921  
Walt IrwinH1976-08-185-10 170 R-R 1897-09-23 78.329Henrietta,Pennsylvania MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Bert TooleySS1976-08-175-10 155 R-R 1886-08-30 89.352Howell,Michigan MLB1911-19121911-1912  
George AitonOF1976-08-165-11 175 B-R 1890-12-29 85.230Kingman,Kansas MLB1912-19121912-1912  
Jim HenryP1976-08-156-2 175 R-R 1910-06-26 66.050Danville,Pennsylvania MLB1936-19391936-1939  
Dick Lajeskie2B1976-08-155-11 175 R-R 1925-01-08 51.219Passaic,New Jersey MLB1946-19461946-1946  
Homer Ezzell3B1976-08-035-10 158 R-R 1896-02-28 80.157Victoria,Texas MLB1923-19251923-1925  
Jack KnightP1976-07-306-0 175 L-R 1895-01-12 81.199Pittsboro,Massachusetts MLB1922-19271922-1927  
Jesse BakerH1976-07-295-4 140 R-R 1895-03-04 81.147Cleveland,Ohio MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Elmer MyersP1976-07-296-2 185 R-R 1894-03-02 82.149York Springs,Pennsylvania MLB1915-19221915-1922  
Earle CombsOF1976-07-216-0 185 L-R 1899-05-14 77.068Pebworth,Kentucky MLB1924-19351924-1935  
Les HoweP1976-07-165-11 170 R-R 1895-08-24 80.327Brooklyn,New York MLB1923-19241923-1924  
Tom YawkeyEXEC1976-07-09   - 1903-02-21 73.138Detroit,Michigan --  
Firpo MarberryP1976-06-306-1 190 R-R 1898-11-30 77.212Streetman,Texas MLB1923-19361923-1936  
Lon WarnekeP1976-06-236-2 185 R-R 1909-03-28 67.087Mount Ida,Arkansas MLB1930-19451930-1945  
Blix DonnellyP1976-06-205-10 178 R-R 1914-01-21 62.150Olivia,Minnesota MLB1944-19511944-1951  
Lou Klein2B1976-06-205-11 170 R-R 1918-10-22 57.241New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1943-19511943-1951  
Prince OanaP1976-06-196-2 193 R-R 1908-01-22 68.149Waipahu,Hawaii MLB1934-19451934-1945  
George DickeyC1976-06-166-2 180 B-R 1915-07-10 60.342Kensett,Arkansas MLB1935-19471935-1947  
Jimmy Dykes3B-2B1976-06-155-9 185 R-R 1896-11-10 79.217Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1918-19391918-1939  
Claude DavenportP1976-06-136-6 193 R-R 1898-05-28 78.016Runge,Texas MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Chet CovingtonP1976-06-116-2 195 B-L 1910-11-06 65.217Cairo,Illinois MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Jim KonstantyP1976-06-116-1 202 R-R 1917-03-02 59.101Strykersville,New York MLB1944-19561944-1956  
Otis LambethP1976-06-056-0 175 R-R 1890-05-13 86.023Berlin,Kansas MLB1916-19181916-1918  
Dwight StoneP1976-06-036-1 170 R-R 1886-08-02 89.305- MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Paul ChervinkoC1976-06-035-8 185 R-R 1910-07-28 65.310Trauger,Pennsylvania MLB1937-19381937-1938  
Max CareyOF1976-05-305-11 170 B-R 1890-01-11 86.139Terre Haute,Indiana MLB1910-19291910-1929  
Al LakemanC1976-05-256-2 195 R-R 1918-12-31 57.145Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1942-19541942-1954  
Pete FalseyH1976-05-235-6 132 L-L 1891-04-24 85.029New Haven,Connecticut MLB1914-19141914-1914  
Marion FricanoP1976-05-186-0 170 R-R 1923-07-15 52.308Brant,New York MLB1952-19551952-1955  
Ken TrinkleP1976-05-106-1 175 R-R 1919-12-15 56.147Paoli,Indiana MLB1943-19491943-1949  
Bob CooneyP1976-05-045-11 160 R-R 1907-07-12 68.297Glens Falls,New York MLB1931-19321931-1932  
Ernie NeversP1976-05-036-0 205 R-R 1903-06-11 72.327Willow River,Minnesota MLB1926-19281926-1928  
Elmer TutwilerP1976-05-035-11 158 R-R 1905-11-19 70.165Carbon Hill,Alabama MLB1928-19281928-1928  
Dan BankheadP1976-05-026-1 184 R-R 1920-05-03 55.364Empire,Alabama MLB1947-19511947-1951  
Joe Berry2B1976-04-295-10 159 B-R 1894-12-31 81.119Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Alex FergusonP1976-04-266-0 180 R-R 1897-02-16 79.069Montclair,New Jersey MLB1918-19291918-1929  
Ernie KruegerC1976-04-225-10 185 R-R 1890-12-27 85.116Chicago,Illinois MLB1913-19251913-1925  
Floyd NewkirkP1976-04-155-11 178 R-R 1908-07-16 67.273Norris City,Illinois MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Mike McCormickOF1976-04-136-0 200 R-R 1917-05-06 58.342Angels Camp,California MLB1940-19511940-1951  
Walter MurphyP1976-03-236-1 180 R-R 1907-09-27 68.178New York,New York MLB1931-19311931-1931  
Heinie Scheer2B1976-03-215-8 146 R-R 1900-07-31 75.233New York,New York MLB1922-19231922-1923  
Bert GalliaP1976-03-196-0 165 R-R 1891-10-14 84.157Beeville,Texas MLB1912-19201912-1920  
Paul MaloyP1976-03-185-11 185 R-R 1892-06-04 83.287Bascom,Ohio MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Johnny PasekC1976-03-135-10 175 R-R 1905-06-25 70.261Niagara Falls,New York MLB1933-19341933-1934  
Rube FosterP1976-03-015-7 170 R-R 1888-01-05 88.056Lehigh,Oklahoma MLB1913-19171913-1917  
Carey Selph3B-2B1976-02-245-9 175 R-R 1901-12-05 74.081Donaldson,Arkansas MLB1929-19321929-1932  
John Shovlin2B-SS1976-02-165-7 163 R-R 1891-01-14 85.033Drifton,Pennsylvania MLB1911-19201911-1920  
Eusebio GonzalezSS-3B1976-02-145-10 185 R-R 1892-07-13 83.216Havana,Cuba MLB1918-19181918-1918  
Johnny MiljusP1976-02-116-1 178 R-R 1895-06-30 80.226Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1917-19291917-1929  
Eddie Moore2B-OF1976-02-105-7 165 R-R 1899-01-18 77.023Barlow,Kentucky MLB1923-19341923-1934  
Ziggy Hasbrook1B1976-02-096-1 180 R-R 1893-11-21 82.080Grundy Center,Iowa MLB1916-19171916-1917  
Harry OtisP1976-01-296-0 180 R-L 1886-10-05 89.116West New York,New Jersey MLB1909-19091909-1909  
Milt GalatzerOF1976-01-295-10 168 L-L 1907-05-04 68.270Chicago,Illinois MLB1933-19391933-1939  
Ed KinsellaP1976-01-176-1 175 R-R 1882-01-15 94.002Lexington,Illinois MLB1905-19101905-1910  
Chick Autry1B1976-01-165-11 168 L-L 1885-01-02 91.014Humboldt,Tennessee MLB1907-19091907-1909  
Gene ElliottOF-3B1976-01-055-7 150 L-R 1889-02-08 86.331Fayette County,Pennsylvania MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Ed SperberOF1976-01-055-11 175 L-L 1895-01-21 80.349Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1924-19251924-1925  
Jack KrausP1976-01-026-4 190 R-L 1918-04-26 57.251San Antonio,Texas MLB1943-19461943-1946