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Frank Leja passed away on 1991-05-03
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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
Hal FinneyC1991-12-205-11 170 R-R 1905-07-30 86.143Lafayette,Alabama MLB1931-19361931-1936  
Don WilliamsP1991-12-206-5 218 R-R 1935-09-02 56.109Los Angeles,California MLB1963-19631963-1963
1956-   UDFA-KC1
Jesse FloresP1991-12-175-10 175 R-R 1914-11-02 77.045Guadalajara,Mexico MLB1942-19501942-1950  
Larry CiaffoneOF1991-12-145-9 185 R-R 1924-08-17 67.119Brooklyn,New York MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Dick KelleyP1991-12-126-0 175 R-L 1940-01-08 51.339Boston,Massachusetts MLB1964-19711964-1971
1959-   UDFA-MLB
Ken Keltner3B1991-12-126-0 190 R-R 1916-10-31 75.042Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1937-19501937-1950  
Ed Murphy1B1991-12-105-11 190 R-R 1918-08-23 73.109Joliet,Illinois MLB1942-19421942-1942  
Herb ThomasOF-2B1991-12-045-4 157 R-R 1902-05-26 89.192Sampson City,Florida MLB1924-19271924-1927  
Dan McGeeSS1991-12-045-8 152 R-R 1911-09-29 80.066New York,New York MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Buster MillsOF1991-12-015-11 195 R-R 1908-09-16 83.076Ranger,Texas MLB1934-19461934-1946  
Stan WentzelOF1991-11-286-1 200 R-R 1917-01-13 74.319Lorane,Pennsylvania MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Carl SawatskiC1991-11-245-10 210 L-R 1927-11-04 64.020Shickshinny,Pennsylvania MLB1948-19631948-1963  
Roy Zimmerman1B1991-11-226-2 187 L-L 1916-09-13 75.070Pine Grove,Pennsylvania MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Bryan StephensP1991-11-216-4 175 R-R 1920-07-14 71.130Fayetteville,Arkansas MLB1947-19481947-1948  
Smead JolleyOF1991-11-176-3 210 L-R 1902-01-14 89.307Wesson,Arkansas MLB1930-19331930-1933  
Jack FranklinP1991-11-155-11 170 R-R 1919-10-20 72.026Paris,Illinois MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Cananea ReyesP1991-11-11   - 1937-02-18 54.266Sonora,Mexico --  
Heinz Becker1B1991-11-116-2 200 B-R 1915-08-26 76.077Berlin,Germany MLB1943-19471943-1947  
Dixie ParsonsC1991-10-316-2 180 R-R 1916-05-12 75.172Talladega,Alabama MLB1939-19431939-1943  
Jimmie CokerC1991-10-295-11 195 R-R 1936-03-28 55.215Throckmorton,Texas MLB1958-19671958-1967
1955-   UDFA-PHI
Bill BevensP1991-10-266-3 210 R-R 1916-10-21 75.005Hubbard,Oregon MLB1944-19471944-1947  
Joe BokinaP1991-10-256-0 184 R-R 1910-04-04 81.204Northampton,Massachusetts MLB1936-19361936-1936  
George BrunetP1991-10-256-1 210 R-L 1935-06-08 56.139Houghton,Michigan MLB1956-19711956-1971  
Jim HambyC1991-10-216-0 170 R-R 1897-07-29 94.084Wilkesboro,North Carolina MLB1926-19271926-1927  
Bobby CoombsP1991-10-21 160 R-R 1908-02-02 83.262Goodwins Mills,Maine MLB1933-19431933-1943  
Clay KirbyP1991-10-11Heart attack6-3 185 R-R 1948-06-25 43.108Washington,District of Columbia MLB1966-19771969-1976
1966- 3-  47-SLN
Charlie MossC1991-10-095-10 160 R-R 1911-03-20 80.203Meridian,Mississippi MLB1934-19361934-1936  
Ed HanyzewskiP1991-10-086-1 200 R-R 1920-09-18 71.020Union Mills,Indiana MLB1942-19461942-1946  
Leo DurocherSS1991-10-075-10 160 R-R 1905-07-27 86.072West Springfield,Massachusetts MLB1925-19451925-1945  
Ed Moriarty2B1991-09-295-10 180 R-R 1912-10-12 78.352Holyoke,Massachusetts MLB1935-19361935-1936  
Bob Prichard1B1991-09-256-1 195 L-L 1917-10-21 73.339Paris,Texas MLB1939-19391939-1939  
Chet MorganOF1991-09-205-9 160 L-R 1910-06-06 81.106Cleveland,Mississippi MLB1935-19381935-1938  
Steve PeekP1991-09-206-2 195 B-R 1914-07-30 77.052Springfield,Massachusetts MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Smoky BurgessC1991-09-155-8 187 L-R 1927-02-26 64.201Caroleen,North Carolina MLB1949-19671949-1967  
Les Rock1B1991-09-096-2 184 L-R 1912-08-19 79.021Springfield,Minnesota MLB1936-19361936-1936  
Clem KoshorekSS-2B1991-09-085-4 165 R-R 1925-06-20 66.080Royal Oak,Michigan MLB1952-19531952-1953  
Lou Rosenberg2B1991-09-085-7 155 R-R 1904-03-05 87.187San Francisco,California MLB1923-19231923-1923  
Loyd ChristopherOF1991-09-056-2 190 R-R 1919-12-31 71.249Richmond,California MLB1945-19471945-1947  
Sammy WhiteC1991-09-046-3 195 R-R 1928-07-07 63.059Wenatchee,Washington MLB1951-19621951-1962  
Tony MartinezSS1991-08-245-10 165 R-R 1940-03-18 51.159Perico,Cuba MLB1963-19661963-1966
1960-   UDFA-CLE
Bill StarrC1991-08-126-1 175 R-R 1911-02-26 80.167Brooklyn,New York MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Hank Majeski3B1991-08-095-9 180 R-R 1916-12-13 74.239Staten Island,New York MLB1939-19551939-1955  
Jimmy CooneySS1991-08-075-11 160 R-R 1894-08-24 96.348Cranston,Rhode Island MLB1917-19281917-1928  
Chris ShortP1991-08-016-4 205 R-L 1937-09-19 53.316Milford,Delaware MLB1957-19731959-1973
1957-   UDFA-PHI
John DobbP1991-07-316-2 180 R-L 1901-11-15 89.258Muskegon,Michigan MLB1924-19241924-1924  
Allen ConkwrightP1991-07-305-10 170 R-R 1896-12-04 94.238Sedalia,Missouri MLB1920-19201920-1920  
Howie Carter2B-SS1991-07-245-10 154 R-R 1904-10-13 86.284New York,New York MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Jack AlbrightSS1991-07-225-9 175 R-R 1921-06-30 70.022St. Petersburg,Florida MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Johnny Vergez3B1991-07-155-8 165 R-R 1906-07-09 85.006Oakland,California MLB1931-19361931-1936  
Al Glossop2B1991-07-026-0 170 B-R 1914-07-12 76.355Christopher,Illinois MLB1939-19461939-1946  
Johnny JohnsonP1991-06-266-0 182 L-L 1914-09-29 76.270Belmore,Ohio MLB1944-19451944-1945  
Bud SwartzP1991-06-246-2 180 L-L 1929-06-13 62.011Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Marv Owen3B1991-06-226-1 175 R-R 1906-03-22 85.092Agnew,California MLB1931-19401931-1940  
Harry Wilke3B1991-06-215-10 171 R-R 1900-12-14 90.189Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1927-19271927-1927  
Frank UmontUMP1991-06-206-0 225 - 1917-11-21 73.211Staten Island,New York --  
Pete RamboP1991-06-195-9 150 R-R 1906-11-01 84.230Thorofare,New Jersey MLB1926-19261926-1926  
Lanny HarrisUMP1991-06-166-1 195 - 1940-02-21 51.116Greens Fork,Indiana --  
Happy Chandler1991-06-15   - 1898-07-14 92.336Corydon,Kentucky --  
Luis Suarez3B1991-06-055-11 170 R-R 1916-08-24 74.285Alto Songo,Cuba MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Jim MagnusonP1991-05-30Alcohol poisoning6-2 190 R-L 1946-08-18 44.285Marinette,Wisconsin MLB1966-19731970-1973
1966- 3-  58-CHA
Roy CullenbineOF-1B1991-05-286-1 190 B-R 1913-10-18 77.222Nashville,Tennessee MLB1938-19471938-1947  
Pat ScantleburyP1991-05-246-1 180 L-L 1917-11-11 73.194Gatun,Panama MLB1956-19561956-1956  
Pete Runnels1B-2B1991-05-206-0 170 L-R 1928-01-28 63.113Lufkin,Texas MLB1951-19641951-1964  
Ken JonesP1991-05-156-3 193 R-R 1903-04-13 88.032Dover,New Jersey MLB1924-19301924-1930  
Hal GreggP1991-05-136-3 195 R-R 1921-07-11 69.306Anaheim,California MLB1943-19521943-1952  
Cedric TallisEXEC1991-05-08   - 1914-07-29 76.283- --  
Bill MacDonaldP1991-05-045-10 170 R-R 1929-03-28 62.037Alameda,California MLB1950-19531950-1953  
Frank Leja1B1991-05-036-4 205 L-L 1936-02-07 55.086Holyoke,Massachusetts MLB1954-19621954-1962  
Nate AndrewsP1991-04-266-0 195 R-R 1913-09-30 77.208Pembroke,North Carolina MLB1937-19461937-1946  
Pete WojeyP1991-04-235-11 185 R-R 1919-12-01 71.144Stowe,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19571954-1957  
Dick WeikP1991-04-216-3 184 R-R 1927-11-17 63.156Waterloo,Iowa MLB1948-19541948-1954  
Bucky WaltersP-3B1991-04-206-1 180 R-R 1909-04-19 82.001Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1931-19501931-1950  
Sheldon JonesP1991-04-186-0 180 R-R 1922-02-02 69.075Tecumseh,Nebraska MLB1946-19531946-1953  
Les Mallon2B1991-04-175-8 160 R-R 1905-11-21 85.147Sweetwater,Texas MLB1931-19351931-1935  
Al VerdelP1991-04-165-9 186 R-R 1921-06-10 69.310Punxsutawney,Pennsylvania MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Gene LillardP1991-04-125-10 178 R-R 1913-11-12 77.151Santa Barbara,California MLB1936-19401936-1940  
Walker CooperC1991-04-116-3 210 R-R 1915-01-08 76.093Atherton,Missouri MLB1940-19571940-1957  
Sammy HolbrookC1991-04-105-11 189 R-R 1910-07-17 80.267Meridian,Mississippi MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Johnny MooreOF1991-04-045-10 175 L-R 1902-03-23 89.012Waterville,Connecticut MLB1928-19451928-1945  
Whitey MillerP1991-04-036-1 195 R-R 1915-05-02 75.337St. Louis,Missouri MLB1944-19441944-1944  
John MullenEXEC1991-04-03   - 1924-09-30 66.185- --  
Frankie Gustine2B-3B1991-04-016-0 180 R-R 1920-02-20 71.041Hoopeston,Illinois MLB1939-19501939-1950
1937-   UDFA-PIT
Sid SchachtP1991-03-305-11 170 R-R 1918-02-03 73.055Bogota,New Jersey MLB1950-19511950-1951  
Jim HardinP1991-03-09Plane crash6-0 175 R-R 1943-08-06 47.216Morris Chapel,Tennessee MLB1962-19721967-1972
1962-   UDFA-NYN
Cool Papa BellOF1991-03-07Heart attack6-0 155 B-L 1903-05-17 87.295Starkville,Mississippi --  
Jimmy ZinnP1991-02-266-0 195 L-R 1895-01-21 96.036Benton,Arkansas MLB1919-19291919-1929  
Joe MunsonOF1991-02-245-9 184 L-R 1899-11-06 91.110Drexel Hill,Pennsylvania MLB1925-19261925-1926  
Jimmy PattisonP1991-02-226-0 185 L-L 1908-12-18 82.066Bronx,New York MLB1929-19291929-1929  
George DeTore3B-SS1991-02-075-8 170 R-R 1906-11-11 84.088Utica,New York MLB1930-19311930-1931  
Alex McCollP1991-02-066-1 178 B-R 1894-03-29 96.314Eagleville,Ohio MLB1933-19341933-1934  
Walter BrownP1991-02-035-11 175 R-R 1915-04-23 75.286Jamestown,New York MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Randy RiveraP1991-01-276-0 185 R-R 1967-08-22 23.158New York,New York A+1988-1990-
1989-42-1097-DET
Dale Long1B1991-01-276-4 210 L-L 1926-02-06 64.355Springfield,Missouri MLB1951-19631951-1963  
Hoot EversOF1991-01-256-2 185 R-R 1921-02-08 69.351St. Louis,Missouri MLB1941-19561941-1956  
Roy WeatherlyOF1991-01-195-6 170 L-R 1915-02-25 75.328Warren,Texas MLB1936-19501936-1950  
Herb HarrisP1991-01-186-1 175 L-L 1913-04-24 77.269Chicago,Illinois MLB1936-19361936-1936  
Marv BreuerP1991-01-176-2 185 R-R 1914-04-29 76.263Rolla,Missouri MLB1939-19431939-1943  
Lyle Judy2B1991-01-155-10 150 R-R 1913-11-15 77.061Lawrenceville,Illinois MLB1935-19351935-1935  
Bobby EstalellaOF1991-01-065-8 180 R-R 1911-04-25 79.256Cardenas,Cuba MLB1935-19491935-1949  
Alan Wiggins2B-OF1991-01-06AIDS6-2 160 B-R 1958-02-17 32.323Los Angeles,California MLB1977-19871981-1987
1977- 1-   7-CAL
Eric RodinOF1991-01-046-2 215 R-R 1930-02-05 60.333Orange,New Jersey MLB1954-19541954-1954  
Luke ApplingSS1991-01-035-10 183 R-R 1907-04-02 83.276High Point,North Carolina MLB1930-19501930-1950  
Tom BakerP1991-01-036-1 180 R-R 1913-06-11 77.206Nursery,Texas MLB1935-19381935-1938