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Juan Delis passed away on 2003-07-23
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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
Max WestOF-1B2003-12-316-1 182 L-R 1916-11-28 87.033Dexter,Missouri MLB1938-19481938-1948  
Ivan CalderonLF-RF2003-12-27Murdered6-1 205 R-R 1962-03-19 41.283Fajardo,Puerto Rico MLB1980-19931984-1993
1979-   UDFA-SEA
Paul OwensEXEC2003-12-266-3 190 R-R 1924-02-27 79.303Salamanca,New York --  
Charlie BowlesP2003-12-236-3 180 R-R 1917-03-15 86.283Norwood,Massachusetts MLB1943-19451943-1945  
Carmen MauroOF2003-12-196-0 167 L-R 1926-11-10 77.039St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1948-19531948-1953  
Garvin Hamner2B-SS2003-12-155-11 172 R-R 1924-03-18 79.272Richmond,Virginia MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Don WheelerC2003-12-105-10 175 R-R 1922-09-29 81.072Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Jim SheehanC2003-12-026-2 196 R-R 1913-06-03 90.182New Haven,Connecticut MLB1936-19361936-1936  
Jack BrewerP2003-11-306-2 170 R-R 1919-07-21 84.132Los Angeles,California MLB1944-19461944-1946  
Jim DuffyUMP2003-11-296-2 210 - 1920-08-09 83.112Pawtucket,Rhode Island --  
Warren SpahnP2003-11-246-0 175 L-L 1921-04-23 82.215Buffalo,New York MLB1942-19651942-1965  
Joe JustC2003-11-225-11 185 R-R 1916-01-08 87.319Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1944-19451944-1945  
Ken BrettP2003-11-18Brain cancer5-11 195 L-L 1948-09-18 55.061Brooklyn,New York MLB1966-19811967-1981
1966- 1-   4-BOS
Pete TaylorP2003-11-176-1 170 R-R 1927-11-26 75.357Severn,Maryland MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Earl BatteyC2003-11-156-1 205 R-R 1935-01-05 68.314Los Angeles,California MLB1955-19671955-1967  
Wil CulmerOF2003-11-14Cerebral hemmorrhage6-4 210 R-R 1957-11-11 46.003Nassau,Bahamas MLB1978-19841983-1983
1977-   UDFA-PHI
Spider Jorgensen3B2003-11-065-9 155 L-R 1919-11-03 84.003Folsom,California MLB1947-19511947-1951  
Dernell StensonLF-RF2003-11-05Murdered6-1 215 L-L 1978-06-17 25.141LaGrange,Georgia MLB1996-20032003-2003
1996- 3-  91-BOS
Sonny Senerchia3B2003-11-01Motorcycle accident6-1 195 R-R 1931-04-06 72.209Newark,New Jersey MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Al CorwinP2003-10-236-1 170 R-R 1926-12-03 76.324Newburgh,New York MLB1951-19551951-1955  
Josh Brinkley2B2003-10-155-10 170 R-R 1973-08-05 30.071Kinston,North Carolina AA1993-2003-  
Johnny KlippsteinP2003-10-106-1 185 R-R 1927-10-17 75.359Washington,DC MLB1950-19671950-1967  
Steve GruwellSCOUT2003-10-095-10 180 R-R 1941-01-20 62.262- --  
Red BarbaryH2003-09-276-2 195 R-R 1920-06-20 83.099Simpsonville,South Carolina MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Johnny WelajOF2003-09-136-0 164 R-R 1914-05-27 89.109Moss Creek,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19431939-1943  
Harley GrossmanP2003-09-056-0 170 R-R 1930-05-05 73.123Evansville,Indiana MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Claude PasseauP2003-08-30Natural causes6-3 198 R-R 1909-04-09 94.143Waynesboro,Mississippi MLB1935-19471935-1947  
Bobby BondsOF2003-08-23Lung cancer,brain tumor6-1 190 R-R 1946-03-15 57.161Riverside,California MLB1965-19821968-1981
1964-   UDFA-SFN
Red HardyP2003-08-155-11 175 R-R 1923-01-06 80.221Marmarth,North Dakota MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Charlie DevensP2003-08-136-1 180 R-R 1910-01-01 93.224Milton,Massachusetts MLB1932-19341932-1934  
Billy RogellSS2003-08-095-10 163 B-R 1904-11-24 98.258Springfield,Illinois MLB1925-19401925-1940  
Mickey McDermottP2003-08-07Congestive heart failure/colon cancer6-2 170 L-L 1928-08-29 74.343Poughkeepsie,New York MLB1948-19611948-1961  
Gene Hasson1B2003-07-306-0 197 L-L 1915-07-20 88.010Connellsville,Pennsylvania MLB1937-19381937-1938  
Jim PruettC2003-07-295-10 178 R-R 1917-12-16 85.225Nashville,Tennessee MLB1944-19451944-1945  
George MaloneyUMP2003-07-296-2 225 - 1928-02-28 75.152New York,New York --  
Norm McRaeP2003-07-256-1 195 R-R 1947-09-26 55.303Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB1969-19701969-1970
1966-   UDFA-DET
Grady WilsonSS2003-07-236-0 170 R-R 1922-11-23 80.242Columbus,Georgia MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Juan Delis3B-OF2003-07-235-11 170 R-R 1928-02-27 75.147Santiago,Cuba MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Ribs RaneyP2003-07-076-4 190 R-R 1923-02-16 80.141Detroit,Michigan MLB1949-19501949-1950  
Ed ChandlerP2003-07-066-2 190 R-R 1922-02-17 81.139Pinson,Alabama MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Bill MillerP2003-07-016-0 175 L-L 1927-07-26 75.341Minersville,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19551952-1955  
Jack BrunerP2003-06-246-1 185 L-L 1924-07-01 78.358Waterloo,Iowa MLB1949-19501949-1950  
Bob SmithP2003-06-236-0 185 L-L 1928-05-13 75.041Clarence,Missouri MLB1958-19591958-1959  
Harry KinzyP2003-06-226-4 185 R-R 1910-07-09 92.348Hallsville,Texas MLB1934-19341934-1934  
Larry DobyOF2003-06-186-1 182 L-R 1923-12-13 79.188Camden,South Carolina MLB1947-19591947-1959  
Tom FlemingUMP2003-06-18   - 1918-01-30 85.139- --  
Greg GarrettP2003-06-076-0 200 B-L 1948-03-12 55.087Atascadero,California MLB1970-19711970-1971
1967-10- 147-ATL
Pete SivessP2003-06-016-3 195 R-R 1913-09-23 89.251South River,New Jersey MLB1936-19381936-1938  
Johnny HoppOF-1B2003-06-015-10 175 L-L 1916-07-18 86.318Hastings,Nebraska MLB1939-19521939-1952  
Joe PuskaricUMP2003-05-14   - 1924-03-09 79.066- --  
Slick CoffmanP2003-05-086-0 155 R-R 1910-12-11 92.148Veto,Alabama MLB1937-19401937-1940  
Art HouttemanP2003-05-06Heart attack6-2 188 R-R 1927-08-07 75.273Detroit,Michigan MLB1945-19571945-1957  
Danny NapoleonOF-3B2003-04-265-11 190 R-R 1942-01-11 61.105Claysburg,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19661965-1966
1964-   UDFA-NYN
Fuzz WhiteOF2003-04-246-0 175 L-R 1918-06-27 84.301Springfield,Missouri MLB1940-19471940-1947  
Chris ZacharyP2003-04-196-2 200 L-R 1944-02-19 59.060Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1963-19731963-1973
1962-   UDFA-HOU
Lefty SloatP2003-04-186-0 168 R-L 1918-12-01 84.138Nokomis,Illinois MLB1948-19491948-1949  
Al EpperlyP2003-04-146-2 194 L-R 1918-05-07 84.342Glidden,Iowa MLB1938-19501938-1950  
Ray MurrayC2003-04-096-3 204 R-R 1917-10-12 85.179Spring Hope,North Carolina MLB1948-19541948-1954  
Hilly FlitcraftP2003-04-026-2 180 L-L 1923-08-21 79.225Woodstown,New Jersey MLB1942-19421942-1942  
Sam BowensOF2003-03-286-1 195 R-R 1939-03-23 64.005Wilmington,North Carolina MLB1963-19691963-1969
1960-   UDFA-BAL
Frank Vito1B2003-03-25   - 1958-07-11 44.257Rochester,New York Ind1995-1995-  
Harry EisenstatP2003-03-215-11 185 L-L 1915-10-10 87.163Brooklyn,New York MLB1935-19421935-1942  
Joe BuzasSS2003-03-196-1 180 R-R 1919-10-02 83.169Alpha,New Jersey MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Ron ShoopC2003-03-145-11 180 R-R 1931-09-19 71.177Rural Valley,Pennsylvania MLB1959-19591959-1959
1951-   UDFA-DET
Al GionfriddoOF2003-03-145-6 165 L-L 1922-03-08 81.006Dysart,Pennsylvania MLB1944-19471944-1947  
Alta CohenOF2003-03-115-10 170 L-L 1908-12-25 94.076New York,New York MLB1931-19331931-1933  
Mickey McGowanP2003-03-086-2 200 L-L 1921-11-26 81.102Dothan,Alabama MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Al LibkeOF2003-03-076-4 215 L-R 1918-09-12 84.176Tacoma,Washington MLB1945-19461945-1946  
Mickey KreitnerC2003-03-066-3 190 R-R 1922-10-10 80.147Nashville,Tennessee MLB1943-19441943-1944  
Joe DeckerP2003-03-02Head injuries related to fall6-0 180 R-R 1947-06-16 55.260Storm Lake,Iowa MLB1965-19831969-1979
1965- 9- 161-CHN
Jim FridleyOF2003-02-286-2 205 R-R 1924-09-06 78.175Philippi,West Virginia MLB1952-19581952-1958  
Curt Daniels2B2003-02-255-11 170 B-R 1949-12-13 53.074Hillsboro,Oregon A-1977-1980-
1971- 8- 114-BAL
Rusty Peters2B-SS2003-02-215-11 170 R-R 1914-12-14 88.069Roanoke,Virginia MLB1936-19471936-1947  
Steve BechlerP2003-02-17Abnormal liver function,mild hypertension6-2 207 R-R 1979-11-18 23.091Medford,Oregon MLB1998-20022002-2002
1998- 3-  99-BAL
Haywood SullivanC2003-02-12Stroke6-4 215 R-R 1930-12-15 72.059Donalsonville,Georgia MLB1955-19631955-1963  
Dick WhitmanOF2003-02-125-11 170 L-R 1920-11-09 82.095Woodburn,Oregon MLB1946-19711946-1951  
Wally BurnetteP2003-02-126-0 178 R-R 1929-06-20 73.237Blairs,Virginia MLB1956-19581956-1958  
Gene KellyUMP2003-02-11   - 1922-02-12 80.364- --  
Chuck Aleno3B2003-02-106-1 215 R-R 1917-02-19 85.356St. Louis,Missouri MLB1941-19441941-1944  
Ralph BeardP2003-02-106-5 200 R-R 1929-02-11 73.364Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1954-19541954-1954  
Billy Parker2B-3B2003-02-095-8 168 R-R 1947-01-14 56.026Hayneville,Alabama MLB1969-19731971-1973
1969-   UDFA-CAL
Jim MertzP2003-02-045-10 170 R-R 1916-08-10 86.178Lima,Ohio MLB1943-19431943-1943  
Bob KammeyerP2003-01-276-4 210 R-R 1950-12-02 52.056Kansas City,Kansas MLB1970-19801978-1979
1972-21- 492-NYA
Toby AtwellC2003-01-255-9 185 L-R 1924-03-08 78.323Leesburg,Virginia MLB1952-19561952-1956  
Dennis BaldridgeOF2003-01-246-1 185 R-R 1945-06-13 57.225Eugene,Oregon --
1966- 3-  50-NYA
Dutch Meyer2B2003-01-195-10 181 R-R 1915-10-06 87.105Waco,Texas MLB1940-19461940-1946  
Phil McCulloughP2003-01-166-4 204 R-R 1917-07-22 85.178Stockbridge,Georgia MLB1942-19421942-1942  
Ernie RudolphP2003-01-135-8 165 L-R 1909-02-13 93.334Black River Falls,Wisconsin MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Don LandrumOF2003-01-096-0 180 L-R 1936-02-16 66.328Santa Rosa,California MLB1957-19661957-1966  
Ed AlbostaP2003-01-076-1 175 R-R 1918-10-27 84.072Saginaw,Michigan MLB1941-19461941-1946  
Jarvis TatumOF2003-01-066-0 185 R-R 1946-10-11 56.087Fresno,California MLB1968-19701968-1970
1965-16- 307-CAL
Durwood MerrillUMP2003-01-056-0 215 - 1938-03-12 64.299Cloud Chief,Oklahoma --  
Jim WestlakeH2003-01-036-1 190 L-L 1930-07-03 72.184Sacramento,California MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Joe OstrowskiP2003-01-036-0 180 L-L 1916-11-15 86.049West Wyoming,Pennsylvania MLB1948-19521948-1952  
Bud MethenyOF2003-01-025-11 190 L-L 1915-06-01 87.215St. Louis,Missouri MLB1943-19461943-1946