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Chi-Chi Olivo passed away on 1977-02-03
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Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Jimmy BrownSS-2B1977-12-295-8 165 B-R 1910-04-25 67.248Jamesville,North Carolina MLB1937-19461937-1946  
Al MahonP1977-12-265-11 160 L-L 1909-09-23 68.094Albion,Nebraska MLB1930-19301930-1930  
Art Ewoldt3B1977-12-085-10 165 R-R 1894-01-08 83.334Paullina,Iowa MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Denny SothernOF1977-12-075-11 175 R-R 1904-01-20 73.322Washington,District of Columbia MLB1926-19311926-1931  
John PomorskiP1977-12-066-0 178 R-R 1905-12-30 71.341Brooklyn,New York MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Johnny RizzoOF1977-12-046-0 190 R-R 1912-07-30 65.127Houston,Texas MLB1938-19421938-1942  
Bill BonnessP1977-12-036-4 200 R-L 1923-12-15 53.354Cleveland,Ohio MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Bob MeuselOF1977-11-286-3 190 R-R 1896-07-19 81.132San Jose,California MLB1920-19301920-1930  
Mayo SmithOF1977-11-246-0 183 L-R 1915-01-17 62.311New London,Missouri MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Ron WillisP1977-11-216-2 195 R-R 1943-07-12 34.132Willisville,Tennessee MLB1966-19701966-1970
1961-   UDFA-SLN
Roger PeckinpaughSS1977-11-175-10 165 R-R 1891-02-05 86.285Wooster,Ohio MLB1910-19271910-1927  
Jose AcostaP1977-11-165-6 134 R-R 1891-03-04 86.257Havana,Cuba MLB1920-19221920-1922  
Fred Haney3B1977-11-095-6 170 R-R 1898-04-25 79.198Albuquerque,New Mexico MLB1922-19291922-1929  
Jack OgdenP1977-11-096-0 190 R-R 1897-11-05 80.004Ogden,Pennsylvania MLB1918-19321918-1932  
Jim GladdC1977-11-08Heart disease6-2 190 R-R 1922-10-02 55.037Fort Gibson,Oklahoma MLB1946-19461946-1946  
Bucky Harris2B1977-11-085-9 156 R-R 1896-11-08 81.000Port Jervis,New York MLB1919-19311919-1931  
Carlisle LittlejohnP1977-10-275-10 175 R-R 1901-10-06 76.021Irene,Texas MLB1927-19281927-1928  
Red LynnP1977-10-276-0 162 R-R 1913-12-27 63.304Kenney,Texas MLB1939-19441939-1944  
Bill LewisC1977-10-245-9 165 R-R 1904-10-15 73.009Ripley,Tennessee MLB1933-19361933-1936  
George GerkenOF1977-10-235-11 175 R-R 1903-07-28 74.087Chicago,Illinois MLB1927-19281927-1928  
Cal HubbardHOF1977-10-176-3 260 - 1900-10-31 76.351Keytesville,Missouri --  
Joe BratcherOF1977-10-135-8 140 L-R 1898-07-22 79.083Grand Saline,Texas MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Jim LyleP1977-10-106-1 180 R-R 1900-07-24 77.078Lake,Mississippi MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Gene Bedford2B1977-10-065-8 170 B-R 1896-12-02 80.308Dallas,Texas MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Pat Patterson3B-SS1977-10-016-0 175 R-R 1901-01-29 76.245Belleville,Illinois MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Ernie LombardiC1977-09-266-3 230 R-R 1908-04-06 69.173Oakland,California MLB1931-19471931-1947  
Sherm LollarC1977-09-24Cancer6-1 185 R-R 1924-08-23 53.032Durham,Arkansas MLB1946-19631946-1963  
Joe ConnellH1977-09-215-8 165 L-L 1902-01-16 75.248Bethlehem,Pennsylvania MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Paddy LivingstonC1977-09-195-8 197 R-R 1880-01-14 97.249Cleveland,Ohio MLB1901-19171901-1917  
Beau BellOF1977-09-146-2 185 R-R 1907-08-20 70.025Bellville,Texas MLB1935-19411935-1941  
Oral HildebrandP1977-09-086-3 175 R-R 1907-04-07 70.154Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1931-19401931-1940  
Buster MaynardOF-3B1977-09-075-11 170 R-R 1913-03-25 64.166Henderson,North Carolina MLB1940-19461940-1946  
Broadway JonesP1977-09-075-9 154 R-R 1898-11-15 78.296Millsboro,Delaware MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Ray FitzgeraldH1977-09-065-9 168 R-R 1904-12-05 72.275Chicopee,Massachusetts MLB1931-19311931-1931  
Chucho RamosOF1977-09-025-10 167 R-L 1918-04-12 59.143Maturin,Venezuela MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Leo CristanteP1977-08-246-1 195 R-R 1926-12-10 50.257Detroit,Michigan MLB1951-19551951-1955  
Bubber JonnardC1977-08-236-1 185 R-R 1897-11-23 79.273Nashville,Tennessee MLB1920-19351920-1935  
Chuck WortmanSS1977-08-195-7 150 R-R 1892-01-05 85.227Baltimore,Maryland MLB1916-19181916-1918  
Bob KlingerP1977-08-196-0 180 R-R 1908-06-04 69.076Allenton,Missouri MLB1938-19471938-1947  
Charlie BarnabeP1977-08-165-11 164 L-L 1900-06-12 77.065Russell Gulch,Colorado MLB1927-19281927-1928  
Joe KellyOF1977-08-165-10 175 R-R 1886-09-23 90.327Weir City,Kansas MLB1914-19191914-1919  
Al JaveryP1977-08-166-3 183 R-R 1918-06-05 59.072Worcester,Massachusetts MLB1940-19461940-1946  
George MilsteadP1977-08-095-10 144 L-L 1903-06-26 74.044Cleburne,Texas MLB1924-19261924-1926  
Tod DenneheyOF1977-08-085-10 180 L-L 1899-05-12 78.088Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Billy HolmC1977-07-275-10 168 R-R 1912-07-21 65.006Chicago,Illinois MLB1943-19451943-1945  
Milt Stock3B-2B1977-07-165-8 154 R-R 1893-07-11 84.005Chicago,Illinois MLB1913-19261913-1926  
Otto BluegeSS1977-06-285-10 154 R-R 1909-07-20 67.343Chicago,Illinois MLB1932-19331932-1933  
Jack BerlyP1977-06-266-0 190 R-R 1903-05-24 74.033Natchitoches,Louisiana MLB1924-19331924-1933  
Johnny FrederickOF1977-06-185-11 165 L-L 1902-01-26 75.143Denver,Colorado MLB1929-19341929-1934  
Otto RettigP1977-06-165-11 165 R-R 1894-01-29 83.138New York,New York MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Bill LeeP1977-06-156-3 195 R-R 1909-10-21 67.237Plaquemine,Louisiana MLB1934-19471934-1947  
Turk FarrellP1977-06-106-4 220 R-R 1934-04-08 43.063Boston,Massachusetts MLB1956-19691956-1969  
Howard LohrOF1977-06-096-0 165 R-R 1892-06-03 85.006Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1914-19161914-1916  
Bob GlennP1977-06-03   - 1894-06-16 82.352West Sunbury,Pennsylvania MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Milt SteengrafeP1977-06-026-0 170 R-R 1900-05-26 77.007San Francisco,California MLB1924-19261924-1926  
Johnny KucabP1977-05-266-2 185 R-R 1919-12-17 57.161Olyphant,Pennsylvania MLB1950-19521950-1952  
Sam Bohne2B-SS1977-05-235-8 175 R-R 1896-10-22 80.213San Francisco,California MLB1916-19261916-1926  
Frank HaleC1977-05-226-3 210 R-R 1950-05-09 27.013Los Angeles,California --
1970- 1-   4-MON
Adam DebusSS-3B1977-05-135-10 150 R-R 1892-10-07 84.218Chicago,Illinois MLB1917-19171917-1917  
Johnnie ChambersP1977-05-116-0 185 L-R 1911-09-10 65.244Copperhill,Tennessee MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Oscar HorstmannP1977-05-115-11 165 R-R 1891-06-02 85.344Alma,Missouri MLB1917-19191917-1919  
Frankie PytlakC1977-05-085-7 160 R-R 1908-07-30 68.282Buffalo,New York MLB1932-19461932-1946  
Bill Marshall2B1977-05-055-8 156 R-R 1911-02-14 66.080Dorchester,Massachusetts MLB1931-19341931-1934  
Elam VangilderP1977-04-306-1 192 R-R 1896-04-23 81.007Cape Girardeau,Missouri MLB1919-19291919-1929  
Al SmithP1977-04-285-11 180 L-L 1907-10-12 69.199Belleville,Illinois MLB1934-19451934-1945  
Ernie NeitzkeOF-P1977-04-275-10 180 R-R 1894-11-13 82.165Toledo,Ohio MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Rube YarrisonP1977-04-225-11 165 R-R 1896-03-09 81.044Montgomery,Pennsylvania MLB1922-19241922-1924  
Fred CarischC1977-04-195-10 174 R-R 1881-11-14 95.156Fountain City,Wisconsin MLB1903-19141903-1914  
Hal LeathersSS-2B1977-04-125-8 152 L-R 1898-12-02 78.131Selma,California MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Tim McCabeP1977-04-126-0 190 R-R 1894-10-19 82.175Ironton,Missouri MLB1915-19181915-1918  
Roxie LawsonP1977-04-096-0 170 R-R 1906-04-13 70.361Donnellson,Iowa MLB1930-19401930-1940  
Hank SteinbacherOF1977-04-035-11 180 L-R 1913-03-22 64.012Sacramento,California MLB1937-19391937-1939  
Johnny Mann3B1977-03-315-11 160 R-R 1898-02-04 79.055Fontanet,Indiana MLB1928-19281928-1928  
Barney OlsenOF1977-03-305-11 179 R-R 1919-09-11 57.201Everett,Massachusetts MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Spike MerenaP1977-03-096-0 185 L-L 1909-11-18 67.111Paterson,New Jersey MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Sid BentonP1977-03-086-1 170 R-R 1895-08-04 81.217Buckner,Arkansas MLB1922-19221922-1922  
Stubby OvermireP1977-03-035-7 170 R-L 1919-05-16 57.292Moline,Michigan MLB1943-19521943-1952  
Harry WelchonceOF1977-02-266-0 170 L-R 1883-11-20 93.098North Point,Pennsylvania MLB1911-19111911-1911  
Sal MadridSS1977-02-245-9 165 R-R 1920-06-09 56.260El Paso,Texas MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Mike GonzalezC1977-02-196-1 200 R-R 1890-09-24 86.148Havana,Cuba MLB1912-19321912-1932  
George ZackertP1977-02-186-0 177 L-L 1884-12-24 92.056Buchanan County,Missouri MLB1911-19121911-1912  
Ken NashSS1977-02-165-8 140 B-R 1888-07-14 88.217Weymouth,Massachusetts MLB1912-19141912-1914  
Diomedes OlivoP1977-02-156-1 195 L-L 1919-01-22 58.024Guayubin,Dom Rep MLB1960-19631960-1963
1955-   UDFA-CIN
Clarence GarrettP1977-02-116-5 185 R-R 1891-03-06 85.342Reader,West Virginia MLB1915-19151915-1915  
Roy HansenP1977-02-096-0 165 R-R 1898-03-06 78.340Beloit,Wisconsin MLB1918-19181918-1918  
Ollie KleeOF1977-02-095-9 160 L-L 1900-05-20 76.265Piqua,Ohio MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Boardwalk BrownP1977-02-086-1 178 R-R 1887-02-20 89.353Woodbury,New Jersey MLB1911-19151911-1915  
Art EhlersEXEC1977-02-07   - 1897-01-22 80.016- --  
Nemo LeiboldOF1977-02-046-6 157 L-R 1892-02-17 84.353Butler,Indiana MLB1913-19251913-1925  
Chi-Chi OlivoP1977-02-036-2 215 R-R 1928-03-18 48.322Guayubin,Dom Rep MLB1961-19661961-1966
1955-   UDFA-MLB
Hod FordSS-2B1977-01-295-10 165 R-R 1897-07-23 79.190New Haven,Connecticut MLB1919-19331919-1933  
Pete TurgeonSS1977-01-245-6 145 R-R 1897-01-03 80.021Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Don HendricksonP1977-01-196-2 204 R-R 1913-07-14 63.189Kewanna,Indiana MLB1945-19461945-1946  
Ernie WingardP1977-01-176-2 176 L-L 1900-10-17 76.092Prattville,Alabama MLB1924-19271924-1927  
Baby Doll JacobsonOF1977-01-166-3 215 R-R 1890-08-16 86.153Cable,Illinois MLB1915-19271915-1927  
Red OstergardH1977-01-135-10 175 R-R 1896-05-16 80.242Denmark,Wisconsin MLB1921-19211921-1921  
Tex CarletonP1977-01-116-1 180 B-R 1906-08-19 70.145Comanche,Texas MLB1932-19401932-1940  
Stu Holcomb1977-01-11   - 1910-09-11 66.122- --  
Mike MileySS1977-01-066-1 185 B-R 1953-03-30 23.282Yazoo City,Mississippi MLB1974-19761975-1976
1974- 1-  10-CAL
Max WilsonP1977-01-025-7 160 L-L 1916-06-03 60.213Haw River,North Carolina MLB1940-19461940-1946  
Danny FrisellaP1977-01-01Dune buggy accident6-0 195 L-R 1946-03-04 30.303San Francisco,California MLB1966-19761967-1976
1966- 3-  49-NYN