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Bob Wilson passed away on 1985-04-23
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Top Major Leaguers Has not played in MLB Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
Player NamePosDeath DateDeath CauseHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft Information
Jim BilbreyP1985-12-266-2 205 R-R 1924-04-20 61.250Rickman,Tennessee MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Les Bell3B1985-12-265-11 165 R-R 1901-12-14 84.012Harrisburg,Pennsylvania MLB1923-19311923-1931  
Joe GenewichP1985-12-216-0 174 R-R 1897-01-15 88.340Elmira,New York MLB1922-19301922-1930  
Elmer BowmanH1985-12-176-0 193 R-R 1897-03-19 88.273Proctor,Vermont MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Ken O'DeaC1985-12-176-0 180 L-R 1913-03-16 72.276Lima,New York MLB1935-19461935-1946  
Roger MarisOF1985-12-14Cancer6-0 204 L-R 1934-09-10 51.095Hibbing,Minnesota MLB1957-19681957-1968  
Dave MadisonP1985-12-086-3 190 R-R 1921-02-01 64.310Brooksville,Mississippi MLB1950-19531950-1953  
Bill Wambsganss2B1985-12-085-11 175 R-R 1894-03-19 91.264Cleveland,Ohio MLB1914-19261914-1926  
Burleigh GrimesP1985-12-065-10 175 R-R 1893-08-09 92.119Emerald,Wisconsin MLB1916-19341916-1934  
Jim GrantP1985-11-305-11 180 R-L 1894-08-04 91.118Coalville,Iowa MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Monk Sherlock1B1985-11-265-10 175 R-R 1904-10-26 81.031Buffalo,New York MLB1930-19301930-1930  
Ray Jablonski3B1985-11-255-10 183 R-R 1926-12-17 58.343Chicago,Illinois MLB1953-19601953-1960  
Sam WestOF1985-11-235-11 165 L-L 1904-10-05 81.049Longview,Texas MLB1927-19421927-1942  
Luke NelsonP1985-11-146-0 180 R-R 1893-12-04 91.345Cable,Illinois MLB1919-19191919-1919  
Oscar HarstadP1985-11-146-0 174 R-R 1892-05-24 93.174Parkland,Washington MLB1915-19151915-1915  
Augie WalshP1985-11-126-0 175 R-R 1904-08-17 81.087Wilmington,Delaware MLB1927-19281927-1928  
Roy LeeP1985-11-115-11 175 L-L 1917-09-28 68.044Elmira,New York MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Frank MulroneyP1985-11-116-0 170 R-R 1903-04-08 82.217Mallard,Iowa MLB1930-19301930-1930  
Bob ScheffingC1985-10-266-2 189 R-R 1913-08-11 72.076Overland,Missouri MLB1941-19511941-1951  
Hal GoldsmithP1985-10-206-0 174 R-R 1898-08-18 87.063Peconic,New York MLB1926-19291926-1929  
Bud SheelyC1985-10-176-1 200 L-R 1920-11-26 64.325Spokane,Washington MLB1951-19531951-1953  
Ossie Bluege3B1985-10-145-11 162 R-R 1900-10-24 84.355Chicago,Illinois MLB1922-19391922-1939  
Rusty YarnallP1985-10-096-0 175 R-R 1902-10-22 82.352Chicago,Illinois MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Steamboat StrussP1985-09-125-11 163 R-R 1909-02-24 76.200Riverdale,Illinois MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Art BramhallSS-3B1985-09-045-11 170 R-R 1909-02-22 76.194Oak Park,Illinois MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Lefty SmollP1985-08-315-10 175 B-L 1914-04-17 71.136Quakertown,Pennsylvania MLB1940-19401940-1940  
Johnny LindellOF1985-08-276-4 217 R-R 1916-08-30 68.362Greeley,Colorado MLB1941-19541941-1954  
Dick WakefieldOF1985-08-266-4 210 L-R 1921-05-06 64.112Chicago,Illinois MLB1941-19521941-1952  
Stu ClarkeSS-3B1985-08-265-8 160 R-R 1906-01-24 79.214San Francisco,California MLB1929-19301929-1930  
Roy LuebbeC1985-08-216-0 175 B-R 1900-09-17 84.338Parkersburg,Iowa MLB1925-19251925-1925  
Clarence FieberP1985-08-206-4 187 L-L 1913-09-04 71.350San Francisco,California MLB1932-19321932-1932  
Dick DrottP1985-08-166-0 185 R-R 1936-07-01 49.046Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1957-19631957-1963  
Johnny RuckerOF1985-08-076-2 175 L-R 1917-01-15 68.204Crabapple,Georgia MLB1940-19461940-1946  
Cloy MattoxC1985-08-035-8 168 L-R 1902-11-24 82.252Leesville,Virginia MLB1929-19291929-1929  
Carl YowellP1985-07-276-4 180 L-L 1902-12-20 82.219Madison,Virginia MLB1924-19251924-1925  
Joe WoodOF-P1985-07-275-11 180 R-R 1889-10-25 95.275Kansas City,Missouri MLB1908-19221908-1922  
Ted KleinhansP1985-07-246-0 170 R-L 1899-04-08 86.107Deer Park,Wisconsin MLB1934-19381934-1938  
Larry DrakeOF1985-07-146-1 195 L-R 1921-05-04 64.071McKinney,Texas MLB1945-19481945-1948  
Frank WalshUMP1985-07-046-0 195 - 1905-07-25 79.344Cambridge,Massachusetts --  
Guy BushP1985-07-026-0 175 R-R 1901-08-23 83.313Aberdeen,Mississippi MLB1923-19451923-1945  
Wes SchulmerichOF1985-06-265-11 210 R-R 1901-08-21 83.309Hillsboro,Oregon MLB1931-19341931-1934  
Alf AndersonSS1985-06-235-11 165 R-R 1914-01-28 71.146Gainesville,Georgia MLB1941-19461941-1946  
Jake EarlyC1985-05-315-11 168 L-R 1915-05-19 70.012Kings Mountain,North Carolina MLB1939-19491939-1949  
Billy ZitzmannOF1985-05-295-10 175 R-R 1895-11-19 89.192Long Island City,New York MLB1919-19291919-1929  
Whitey WilshereP1985-05-236-0 180 L-L 1912-08-03 72.293Poplar Ridge,New York MLB1934-19361934-1936  
Archie McKainP1985-05-215-10 175 B-L 1911-05-12 74.009Delphos,Kansas MLB1937-19431937-1943  
Grover PowellP1985-05-215-10 175 L-L 1940-10-10 44.223Sayre,Pennsylvania MLB1963-19631963-1963
1962-   UDFA-NYN
Johnny BroacaP1985-05-165-11 190 R-R 1909-10-03 75.225Lawrence,Massachusetts MLB1934-19391934-1939  
Harry ByrdP1985-05-146-1 188 R-R 1925-02-03 60.100Darlington,South Carolina MLB1950-19571950-1957  
Bill Morley2B1985-05-145-11 170 R-R 1890-01-23 95.111Holland,Michigan MLB1913-19131913-1913  
Johnny BeroSS1985-05-116-0 170 L-R 1922-12-22 62.140Gardena,California MLB1948-19511948-1951  
Bud TeachoutP1985-05-116-2 183 R-L 1904-02-27 81.074Los Angeles,California MLB1930-19321930-1932  
Red PeeryP1985-05-065-11 160 L-L 1906-08-15 78.264Payson,Utah MLB1927-19291927-1929  
Joe GlennC1985-05-065-11 175 R-R 1908-11-19 76.168Dickson City,Pennsylvania MLB1932-19401932-1940  
Kirby HigbeP1985-05-065-11 190 R-R 1915-04-08 70.028Columbia,South Carolina MLB1937-19501937-1950  
Bill KunkelP1985-05-046-1 187 R-R 1936-07-06 48.302Hoboken,New Jersey MLB1961-19631961-1963
1955-   UDFA-BOS
Bob WilsonC1985-04-235-11 197 R-R 1925-02-22 60.060Dallas,Texas MLB1958-19581958-1958  
Whitey WistertP1985-04-236-4 210 R-R 1912-02-20 73.063Chicago,Illinois MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Benny Zientara2B-3B1985-04-165-9 165 R-R 1918-02-14 67.061Chicago,Illinois MLB1941-19481941-1948  
Joe SullivanP1985-04-085-11 175 L-L 1910-09-26 74.194Mason City,Illinois MLB1935-19411935-1941  
Curt BarclayP1985-03-256-3 210 R-R 1931-08-22 53.216Chicago,Illinois MLB1957-19591957-1959  
Joe Wood2B-3B1985-03-25 160 R-R 1919-10-03 65.174Houston,Texas MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Ike PearsonP1985-03-176-1 180 R-R 1917-03-01 68.016Grenada,Mississippi MLB1939-19481939-1948  
Bob NiemanOF1985-03-105-11 195 R-R 1927-01-26 58.043Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1951-19621951-1962  
Al ToddC1985-03-086-1 198 R-R 1902-01-07 83.060Troy,New York MLB1932-19431932-1943  
George Banks3B-OF1985-03-015-11 185 R-R 1938-09-24 46.158Pacolet Mills,South Carolina MLB1962-19661962-1966
1957-   UDFA-NYA
George UhleP1985-02-266-0 190 R-R 1898-09-18 86.161Cleveland,Ohio MLB1919-19361919-1936  
Syl JohnsonP1985-02-205-11 180 R-R 1900-12-31 84.051Portland,Oregon MLB1922-19401922-1940  
George WashingtonOF1985-02-175-11 190 L-R 1907-06-04 77.258Linden,Texas MLB1935-19361935-1936  
Van MungoP1985-02-126-2 185 R-R 1911-06-08 73.249Pageland,South Carolina MLB1931-19451931-1945  
Johnny MokanOF1985-02-105-7 165 R-R 1895-09-23 89.140Buffalo,New York MLB1921-19271921-1927  
Joe BradshawP1985-01-306-2 200 R-R 1897-08-17 87.166Roellen,Tennessee MLB1929-19291929-1929  
Bobby Young2B1985-01-286-1 175 L-R 1925-01-22 60.006Granite,Maryland MLB1948-19581948-1958  
Ken ChaseP1985-01-166-2 210 L-L 1913-10-06 71.102Oneonta,New York MLB1936-19431936-1943  
Rob SouzaP1985-01-076-1 160 R-R 1963-- 56.???- AA1984-1984-
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