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Dale Mitchell passed away on 1987-01-05
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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
Lee BallanfantUMP1987-12-275-8 163 - 1895-12-27 92.000Waco,Texas --  
Nino EspinosaP1987-12-246-1 192 R-R 1953-08-15 34.131Villa Altagralia,Dom Rep MLB1971-19811974-1981
1970-   UDFA-NYN
Bobby HogueP1987-12-225-10 195 R-R 1921-04-05 66.261Miami,Florida MLB1948-19521948-1952  
Joe ShermanP1987-12-216-0 165 R-R 1890-11-04 97.047Yarmouth,Massachusetts MLB1915-19151915-1915  
Jake EisenhartP1987-12-206-3 195 L-L 1922-10-03 65.078Perkasie,Pennsylvania MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Whitey MooreP1987-12-106-1 195 R-R 1912-06-10 75.183Tuscarawas,Ohio MLB1936-19421936-1942  
Ken Richardson2B-OF1987-12-075-10 187 R-R 1915-05-02 72.219Orleans,Indiana MLB1942-19461942-1946  
Babe HermanOF1987-11-276-4 190 L-L 1903-06-26 84.154Buffalo,New York MLB1926-19451926-1945  
Jim RussellOF1987-11-246-1 181 B-R 1918-10-01 69.054Fayette City,Pennsylvania MLB1942-19511942-1951  
Dusty CookeOF1987-11-216-1 205 L-R 1907-06-23 80.151Swepsonville,North Carolina MLB1930-19381930-1938  
Dave OdomP1987-11-196-1 220 R-R 1918-06-05 69.167Dinuba,California MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Dick StelloUMP1987-11-185-11 200 - 1934-07-20 53.121Boston,Massachusetts --  
Paul DerringerP1987-11-176-3 205 R-R 1906-10-17 81.031Springfield,Kentucky MLB1931-19451931-1945  
Jim BrewerP1987-11-166-2 195 L-L 1937-11-17 49.364Merced,California MLB1956-19761960-1976
1956-   UDFA-CHN
Hod LisenbeeP1987-11-145-11 170 R-R 1898-09-23 89.052Clarksville,Tennessee MLB1927-19451927-1945  
Ed CihockiSS1987-11-095-8 163 R-R 1907-05-09 80.184Wilmington,Delaware MLB1932-19331932-1933  
Pete McClanahanH1987-10-285-9 170 R-R 1906-10-24 81.004Coldspring,Texas MLB1931-19311931-1931  
Pete CoteH1987-10-175-6 148 R-R 1902-08-30 85.048Cambridge,Massachusetts MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Snake Henry1B1987-10-126-0 170 L-L 1895-07-19 92.085Waynesville,North Carolina MLB1922-19231922-1923  
Kermit Wahl3B-SS1987-09-16Cancer5-11 170 R-R 1922-11-18 64.302Columbia,South Dakota MLB1944-19511944-1951  
Patrick RussellP1987-09-156-2 200 R-R 1950-06-16 37.091Brooklyn,New York --
1969-26- 621-MON
Cam CarreonC1987-09-026-0 198 R-R 1937-08-06 50.027Colton,California MLB1959-19661959-1966
1956-   UDFA-CHA
Pinky Whitney3B1987-09-015-10 165 R-R 1905-01-02 82.242San Antonio,Texas MLB1928-19391928-1939  
John McGillenP1987-08-116-1 175 L-L 1917-08-06 70.005Eddystone,Pennsylvania MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Travis JacksonSS-3B1987-07-275-10 160 R-R 1903-11-02 83.268Waldo,Arkansas MLB1922-19361922-1936  
Don McMahonP1987-07-226-2 222 R-R 1930-01-04 57.199Brooklyn,New York MLB1957-19741957-1974  
Hughie WiseC1987-07-216-0 178 B-R 1906-03-09 81.134Campbellsville,Kentucky MLB1930-19301930-1930  
Tom WinsettOF1987-07-206-2 190 L-R 1909-11-24 77.238McKenzie,Tennessee MLB1930-19381930-1938  
Bob SmithP-SS1987-07-195-10 175 R-R 1895-04-22 92.088Rogersville,Tennessee MLB1923-19371923-1937  
Rube NovotneyC1987-07-166-0 187 R-R 1924-08-05 62.345Redondo Beach,California MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Joe BurnsOF1987-07-125-11 170 L-L 1889-03-26 98.108Ipswich,Massachusetts MLB1910-19131910-1913  
Joe Bennett3B1987-07-115-9 168 R-R 1900-07-02 87.009New York,New York --  
Bill SchusterSS1987-06-285-9 164 R-R 1912-08-04 74.328Buffalo,New York MLB1937-19451937-1945  
Jay AvreaP1987-06-266-1 175 R-R 1920-07-06 66.355Cleburne,Texas MLB1950-19501950-1950  
Fred NewmanP1987-06-246-3 190 R-R 1942-02-21 45.123Boston,Massachusetts MLB1962-19671962-1967
1960-   UDFA-BOS
Phil Weintraub1B-OF1987-06-216-1 195 L-L 1907-10-12 79.253Chicago,Illinois MLB1933-19451933-1945  
Dick HowserSS1987-06-17Brain tumor5-8 155 R-R 1936-05-14 51.034Miami,Florida MLB1961-19681961-1968
1958-   UDFA-KC1
Don WhiteOF-3B1987-06-156-1 195 R-R 1919-01-08 68.158Everett,Washington MLB1948-19491948-1949  
George Smith2B1987-06-155-10 170 R-R 1937-07-07 49.343St. Petersburg,Florida MLB1963-19661963-1966
1958-   UDFA-DET
Huck BettsP1987-06-135-11 170 R-R 1897-02-18 90.115Millsboro,Delaware MLB1920-19351920-1935  
Dick TremblayUMP1987-06-126-1 210 - 1935-02-17 52.115Providence,Rhode Island --  
Barney Koch2B1987-06-065-8 140 R-R 1923-03-23 64.075Campbell,Nebraska MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Jerry Adair2B-SS1987-05-316-0 175 R-R 1936-12-17 50.165Sand Springs,Oklahoma MLB1958-19701958-1970
1958-   UDFA-BAL
George BlackerbyOF1987-05-306-1 176 R-R 1903-11-10 83.202Luther,Oklahoma MLB1928-19281928-1928  
Jack SheehanSS-3B1987-05-295-8 165 B-R 1893-04-15 94.044Chicago,Illinois MLB1920-19211920-1921  
Luke SewellC1987-05-145-9 160 R-R 1901-01-05 86.129Titus,Alabama MLB1921-19421921-1942  
Boom-Boom BeckP1987-05-076-2 200 R-R 1904-10-16 82.203Decatur,Illinois MLB1924-19451924-1945  
Bobo HollomanP1987-05-016-2 207 R-R 1925-03-07 62.055Thomaston,Georgia MLB1953-19531953-1953  
Bud BatesOF1987-04-296-0 165 R-R 1912-03-16 75.044Los Angeles,California MLB1939-19391939-1939  
John BurrowsP1987-04-275-10 200 R-L 1913-10-30 73.179Winnfield,Louisiana MLB1943-19441943-1944  
John Mihalic2B1987-04-245-11 172 R-R 1911-11-13 75.163Cleveland,Ohio MLB1935-19371935-1937  
Frank McElyeaOF1987-04-196-6 221 R-R 1918-08-04 68.258Hawthorne Twsp.,Illinois MLB1942-19421942-1942  
Bud Morse2B1987-04-065-9 150 L-R 1904-09-04 82.214Berkeley,California MLB1929-19291929-1929  
Tony PachecoCOACH1987-03-236-0 185 R-R 1927-08-09 59.227Havana,Cuba --  
Bob KlineP1987-03-166-3 200 R-R 1909-12-09 77.097Enterprise,Ohio MLB1930-19341930-1934  
Bots NekolaP1987-03-115-11 175 L-L 1906-12-10 80.091New York,New York MLB1929-19331929-1933  
Fred LucasOF1987-03-115-10 165 R-R 1903-01-19 84.051Vineland,New Jersey MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Zeke Bonura1B1987-03-096-0 210 R-R 1908-09-20 78.170New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1934-19401934-1940  
Mo MozzaliCOACH1987-03-025-10 158 L-L 1922-12-12 64.080Louisville,Kentucky --  
Leo NorrisSS-2B1987-02-135-11 165 R-R 1908-05-17 78.272Bay St. Louis,Mississippi MLB1936-19371936-1937  
Bill McGeeP1987-02-116-1 215 R-R 1909-11-16 77.087Batchtown,Illinois MLB1935-19421935-1942  
Larry FrenchP1987-02-096-1 195 R-L 1907-11-01 79.100Visalia,California MLB1929-19421929-1942  
Robert OwensC1987-02-045-9 175 R-R 1948-04-02 38.308Bluefield,West Virginia --
1966- 3-  45-CHN
Hank BehrmanP1987-01-205-11 174 R-R 1921-06-27 65.207Brooklyn,New York MLB1946-19491946-1949  
George SelkirkOF1987-01-196-1 182 L-R 1908-01-04 79.015Huntsville,Ontario MLB1934-19421934-1942  
Ed BuschSS1987-01-175-10 175 R-R 1917-11-16 69.062Lebanon,Illinois MLB1943-19451943-1945  
Tom MorganP1987-01-136-2 195 R-R 1930-05-20 56.238El Monte,California MLB1951-19631951-1963  
Frank MakoskyP1987-01-106-1 185 R-R 1910-01-20 76.355Boonton,New Jersey MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Frank HillerP1987-01-086-0 200 R-R 1920-07-13 66.179Newark,New Jersey MLB1946-19531946-1953  
Elmer MillerP1987-01-085-11 189 L-L 1903-04-17 83.266Detroit,Michigan MLB1929-19291929-1929  
Phil SeghiEXEC1987-01-08   - 1909-03-09 77.305Cedar Point,Illinois --  
Dale MitchellOF1987-01-056-1 195 L-L 1921-08-23 65.135Colony,Oklahoma MLB1946-19561946-1956  
Tony RensaC1987-01-045-10 180 R-R 1901-09-29 85.097Parsons,Pennsylvania MLB1930-19391930-1939  
Bill UptonP1987-01-026-0 167 R-R 1929-06-18 57.198Esther,Missouri MLB1954-19541954-1954  
Ernie MaunP1987-01-016-0 165 R-R 1901-02-03 85.332Clearwater,Kansas MLB1924-19261924-1926