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2008 Baseball DeathsTransactions
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Billy Consolo passed away on 2008-03-27
A list of recent baseball deaths also viewable by year. Note that deaths may not be added immediately after public release. It may take a week for the site to update. For players listed who are known to be deceased yet to not have a death date, no disrespect is intended. Best course of action is to let us know we're missing a death date.

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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
Dock EllisP2008-12-19Liver disease6-3 210 B-R 1945-03-11 63.283Los Angeles,California MLB1964-19791968-1979
1964-   UDFA-PIT
Dave SmithP2008-12-17Heart attack6-1 195 R-R 1955-01-21 53.330San Francisco,California MLB1976-19921980-1992
1976- 8- 169-HOU
Nick WillhiteP2008-12-14Cancer6-2 195 L-L 1941-01-27 67.321Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1963-19671963-1967
1959-   UDFA-LAN
Sal YvarsC2008-12-10Amyloidosis5-10 187 R-R 1924-02-20 84.294New York,New York MLB1947-19541947-1954  
Roger HaywardP2008-11-296-5 205 R-R 1947-11-28 61.001Pontiac,Michigan --
1965- 2-  30-PIT
Red MurffP2008-11-286-3 195 R-R 1921-04-01 87.241Burlington,Texas MLB1956-19571956-1957  
Jim RidleyOF2008-11-286-2 170 R-R 1945-07-09 63.142Toronto,Ontario --  
Andy TomasicP2008-11-276-0 175 R-R 1919-12-10 88.353Hokendauqua,Pennsylvania MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Randy GumpertP2008-11-256-3 205 R-R 1918-01-23 90.306Monocacy,Pennsylvania MLB1936-19521936-1952  
Tom Burgess1B2008-11-24Cancer6-0 180 L-L 1927-09-01 81.084London,Ontario MLB1954-19621954-1962  
Herb ScoreP2008-11-116-2 185 L-L 1933-06-07 75.157Rosedale,New York MLB1955-19621955-1962  
Preacher RoeP2008-11-09Colon cancer6-2 170 R-L 1915-02-26 93.256Ash Flat,Arkansas MLB1938-19541938-1954  
John OdomP2008-11-05Drug overdose6-2 185 R-R 1982-01-06 26.303Atlanta,Georgia A2004-2008-
2003-44-1317-SFN
Armando RodriguezUMP2008-10-276-0 195 - 1928-12-06 79.325Matanzas,Cuba --  
Ed LevyOF-1B2008-10-276-5 190 R-R 1916-10-28 91.364Birmingham,Alabama MLB1940-19441940-1944  
Jake CrawfordOF2008-10-216-1 185 R-R 1928-03-20 80.215Campbell,Missouri MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Joseph HamendeP2008-10-205-10 165 R-L 1944-01-26 64.268Springfield,Illinois AAA1979-1979-  
Joe Lutz1B2008-10-20Related to stroke/diabetes6-0 195 L-L 1925-02-18 83.244Keokuk,Iowa MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Lou Stringer2B2008-10-195-11 173 R-R 1917-05-13 91.159Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1941-19501941-1950  
Tom TreshOF-SS2008-10-15Heart attack6-0 191 B-R 1937-09-20 71.025Detroit,Michigan MLB1961-19691961-1969
1958-   UDFA-NYA
Kevin FosterP2008-10-11Cancer6-1 175 R-R 1969-01-13 39.271Evanston,Illinois MLB1988-20041993-2001
1987-29- 746-MON
Sid HudsonP2008-10-106-4 180 R-R 1915-01-03 93.280Coalfield,Tennessee MLB1940-19541940-1954  
Les McCrabbP2008-10-085-11 175 R-R 1914-11-04 93.338Wakefield,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19501939-1950  
George Kissell3B2008-10-07Car accident5-8 168 R-R 1920-09-09 88.028Watertown,New York --  
Bruce DalcantonP2008-10-07Esophageal cancer6-2 205 R-R 1942-06-15 66.114California,Pennsylvania MLB1966-19781967-1977
1966-   UDFA-PIT
Ed BrinkmanSS2008-09-30Complications from heart failure6-0 170 R-R 1941-12-06 66.298Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1961-19751961-1975
1961-   UDFA-WS2
Jeff EdwardsC2008-09-286-2 205 R-R 1963-11-16 44.317Tucson,Arizona AAA1985-1987-
1985- 7- 170-HOU
Sam FileSS2008-09-255-11 160 R-R 1922-05-18 86.130Chester,Pennsylvania MLB1940-19401940-1940  
Mickey Vernon1B2008-09-24Stroke6-2 180 L-L 1918-04-22 90.155Marcus Hook,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19601939-1960  
Ed PikorP2008-09-24Brain aneurysm6-0 180 L-L 1952-05-30 56.117Meriden,Connecticut Ind1998-1998-  
Ed OligerUMP2008-09-22   - 1942-- 76.???- --  
Melvin Quarles3B2008-09-205-9 160 R-R 1955-08-31 53.020Los Angeles,California A1977-1978-
1977-16- 397-CAL
Ernie Andres3B2008-09-196-1 200 R-R 1918-01-11 90.251Jeffersonville,Indiana MLB1946-19461946-1946  
Ken KralOF2008-09-155-11 180 R-R 1951-03-26 57.173- --
1973-27- 607-CHN
Ron FisherC2008-09-106-0 180 L-R 1945-10-02 62.343- --
1967-38- 699-KC1
Don Gutteridge2B2008-09-07Pneumonia5-10 165 R-R 1912-06-19 96.080Pittsburg,Kansas MLB1936-19481936-1948  
Todd CruzSS-3B2008-09-02Heart attack6-0 175 R-R 1955-11-23 52.284Highland Park,Michigan MLB1973-19911978-1984
1973- 2-  26-PHI
Em LindbeckH2008-08-276-0 185 L-R 1935-08-27 73.000Kewanee,Illinois MLB1960-19601960-1960
1956-   UDFA-MLB
George SpiroffC2008-08-246-3 210 R-R 1959-04-12 49.134Crestline,Ohio A+1978-1982-
1981- 9- 217-SFN
Kevin Young3B-OF2008-08-226-0 195 R-R 1972-01-22 36.213Northville,Michigan AA1992-1997-
1994-11- 293-CAL
Darrin WinstonP2008-08-15Leukemia6-0 195 R-L 1966-07-06 42.040Passaic,New Jersey MLB1986-20021997-1998
1988-18- 466-MON
Terry WatkinsP2008-08-156-5   R-R 1956-10-09 51.310Sacramento,California A-1978-1978-
1978-19- 469-TOR
George GickP2008-08-126-0 190 B-R 1915-10-18 92.299Dunnington,Indiana MLB1937-19381937-1938  
Karl Kuehl1B-OF2008-08-065-11 175 L-L 1937-09-05 70.335Monterey Park,California --  
Carl GreeneSCOUT2008-08-02   - 1931-04-12 77.112- --  
Porter VaughanP2008-07-306-1 178 R-L 1919-05-11 89.080Stevensville,Virginia MLB1940-19461940-1946  
Lee WheatP2008-07-296-4 200 R-R 1929-09-15 78.317Edwardsville,Illinois MLB1954-19551954-1955  
Russ GibsonC2008-07-27Long illness6-1 195 R-R 1939-05-06 69.082Fall River,Massachusetts MLB1967-19721967-1972
1957-   UDFA-BOS
Bill Sorrell3B-OF2008-07-226-0 190 L-R 1940-10-14 67.281Morehead,Kentucky MLB1965-19701965-1970
1959-   UDFA-PHI
Dave MorrowOF2008-07-156-2 190 R-R 1961-10-18 46.270Salt Lake City,Utah A1986-1987-
1986-18- 460-MON
Dave RickettsC2008-07-13Kidney cancer6-2 195 B-R 1935-07-12 73.001Pottstown,Pennsylvania MLB1963-19701963-1970
1957-   UDFA-SLN
Bobby MurcerOF2008-07-12Brain cancer5-11 180 L-R 1946-05-20 62.053Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1964-19851965-1983
1964-   UDFA-NYA
Harry SchaefferP2008-07-126-2 175 L-L 1924-06-23 84.019Reading,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Chuck StobbsP2008-07-116-1 185 L-L 1929-07-02 79.009Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1947-19611947-1961  
Steve MingoriP2008-07-10Natural causes5-10 170 L-L 1944-02-29 64.132Kansas City,Missouri MLB1965-19791970-1979
1965-   UDFA-CIN
Don Eaddy3B2008-07-095-11 165 R-R 1934-02-16 74.143Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1959-19591959-1959
1955-   UDFA-CHN
Ron Jackson1B2008-07-066-7 225 R-R 1933-10-22 74.257Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1954-19601954-1960  
Julio Gotay2B2008-07-04Prostate cancer6-0 180 R-R 1939-06-09 69.025Fajardo,Puerto Rico MLB1960-19691960-1969
1957-   UDFA-SLN
Sam CarriganUMP2008-06-285-11 185 - 1921-07-24 86.339Holyoke,Massachusetts --  
Bert ShepardP2008-06-165-11 185 L-L 1920-06-28 87.353Dana,Indiana MLB1945-19451945-1945  
John BuzhardtP2008-06-156-2 198 R-R 1936-08-17 71.302Prosperity,South Carolina MLB1958-19681958-1968
1954-   UDFA-CHN
Billy MuffettP2008-06-156-1 198 R-R 1930-09-21 77.267Hammond,Indiana MLB1957-19621957-1962  
Stephen CartierOF2008-06-106-1 175 R-L 1954-07-16 53.329Manchester,Connecticut --
1972-27- 612-TEX
Mick SharkeyUMP2008-06-08   - 1949-01-15 59.144Cincinnati,Ohio --  
Ray Hoffman3B2008-05-306-0 175 L-R 1917-06-14 90.350Detroit,Michigan MLB1942-19421942-1942  
Steve VrablikP2008-05-295-11 178 R-R 1919-11-11 88.200- --  
Jeremi GonzalezP2008-05-25Struck by lightning6-2 210 R-R 1975-01-08 33.137Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB1992-20071997-2006
1991-   UDFA-CHN
Bob FergusonP2008-05-236-1 180 R-R 1919-04-18 89.035Birmingham,Alabama MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Herb HashP2008-05-206-1 180 R-R 1911-02-13 97.096Woolwine,Virginia MLB1940-19411940-1941  
Bill AndressUMP2008-05-19   - 1924-06-28 83.325- --  
Floyd WooldridgeP2008-05-146-1 185 R-R 1928-08-25 79.262Jerico Springs,Missouri MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Cal HoweP2008-05-056-3 205 L-L 1924-11-27 83.159Rock Falls,Illinois MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Gale MillerUMP2008-05-01   - 1926-12-29 81.123- --  
Buzzie BavasiEXEC2008-05-01   - 1914-12-12 93.140New York,New York --  
Art JohnsonP2008-04-276-2 185 L-L 1916-07-16 91.285Winchester,Massachusetts MLB1940-19421940-1942  
John MarzanoC2008-04-19Positional asphyxia5-11 195 R-R 1963-02-14 45.064Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1982-19991987-1998
1984- 1-  14-BOS
Tommy HolmesOF2008-04-14Natural causes5-10 180 L-L 1917-03-29 91.016Brooklyn,New York MLB1942-19521942-1952  
Jake BowenIF2008-04-126-9 175 B-R 1981-03-15 27.028Santa Monica,California Ind2006-2006-  
Jim GoodwinP2008-04-126-1 170 L-L 1926-08-15 81.240St. Louis,Missouri MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Michael HuttsP2008-04-11Overdose6-2 190 L-L 1987-01-16 21.085Dunwoody,Georgia NCAA2006-2008-  
Emil Drzayich1B2008-04-116-4 220 L-L 1955-01-31 53.070Steubenville,Ohio A1975-1981-  
Hersh LyonsP2008-04-085-11 195 R-R 1915-07-23 92.260Fresno,California MLB1941-19411941-1941  
Walt MastersonP2008-04-05Stroke6-2 189 R-R 1920-06-22 87.287Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1939-19561939-1956  
Jerry CriderP2008-04-04Heart failure6-2 200 R-R 1941-09-02 66.214Sioux Falls,South Dakota MLB1969-19701969-1970
1962-   UDFA-MIN
Mitch CoplonP2008-03-296-2 185 R-R 1959-11-26 48.124Houston,Texas A+1981-1982-
1981-18- 465-HOU
Billy ConsoloSS-2B2008-03-27Cardiovascular disease5-11 180 R-R 1934-08-18 73.221Cleveland,Ohio MLB1953-19621953-1962  
Roy FosterOF2008-03-216-0 185 R-R 1945-07-29 62.235Bixby,Oklahoma MLB1963-19721970-1972
1963-   UDFA-PIT
Bob PurkeyP2008-03-166-2 195 R-R 1929-07-14 78.245Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19661954-1966  
Niles JordanP2008-03-155-11 180 L-L 1925-12-01 82.104Lyman,Washington MLB1951-19521951-1952  
Santy GalloneOF2008-03-15Construction accident5-11 190 R-R 1971-08-09 36.219New York,New York A+1990-1995-  
Rene ValdezP2008-03-156-3 175 R-R 1929-06-02 78.286Guanabacoa,Cuba MLB1957-19571957-1957  
Ossie AlvarezSS-2B2008-03-085-10 165 R-R 1933-10-19 74.140Bolondron,Cuba MLB1958-19591958-1959  
Deacon DonahueP2008-03-066-0 180 R-R 1920-06-23 87.256Chicago,Illinois MLB1943-19441943-1944  
Charlie FletcherP2008-03-046-2 175 L-R 1955-08-11 52.206Los Angeles,California --
1975-28- 627-BAL
Alec McCullockP2008-02-266-7 250 R-R 1959-04-09 48.323Alexandria,Virginia AA1980-1984-
1980- 5- 127-PIT
Roy WiseP2008-02-256-2 170 B-R 1924-11-18 83.099Springfield,Illinois MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Bob HowsamEXEC2008-02-19Heart disease   - 1918-02-28 89.356Denver,Colorado --  
Hal EricksonP2008-02-146-5 230 R-R 1919-07-17 88.212Portland,Oregon MLB1953-19531953-1953  
Lenny RobertsUMP2008-02-106-0 185 - 1922-09-18 85.145Price,North Carolina --  
Dario Lodigiani3B-2B2008-02-105-8 150 R-R 1916-06-06 91.249San Francisco,California MLB1938-19461938-1946  
Ed VargoUMP2008-02-025-10 185 - 1928-09-17 79.138Butler,Pennsylvania --  
John Kidd1B2008-01-316-1 180 R-R 1955-02-08 52.357Newburgh,New York A+1977-1977-
1976-19- 454-BOS
Ken HuntP2008-01-276-4 200 R-R 1938-12-14 69.044Ogden,Utah MLB1961-19611961-1961
1958-   UDFA-CIN
Art FrantzUMP2008-01-24Congestive heart failure6-0 210 - 1921-03-01 86.329Chicago,Illinois --  
Lance ClemonsP2008-01-22Cancer6-2 205 L-L 1947-07-06 60.200Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1968-19741971-1974
1968- 7- 156-KCA
Al Montreuil2B2008-01-185-5 158 R-R 1943-08-23 64.148New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1972-19721972-1972
1963-   UDFA-BOS
John McHale1B2008-01-176-0 200 L-R 1921-09-21 86.118Detroit,Michigan MLB1943-19481943-1948  
Don CardwellP2008-01-146-4 210 R-R 1935-12-07 72.038Winston-Salem,North Carolina MLB1957-19701957-1970  
Johnny PodresP2008-01-13heart and kidney ailments and leg infection5-11 192 L-L 1932-09-30 75.105Witherbee,New York MLB1953-19691953-1969  
Brian HansenC2008-01-095-11 175 R-R 1946-12-31 61.009Detroit,Michigan --
1968- 7- 143-PHI
Steve RidzikP2008-01-08Heart disease5-11 170 R-R 1929-04-29 78.254Yonkers,New York MLB1950-19661950-1966  
Bill RamseyOF2008-01-046-0 175 R-R 1920-10-20 87.076Osceola,Arkansas MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Gerry StaleyP2008-01-02Natural causes6-0 195 R-R 1920-08-21 87.134Brush Prairie,Washington MLB1947-19611947-1961  
Chuck DanielP2008-01-016-2 195 R-R 1933-09-17 74.106Bluffton,Arkansas MLB1957-19571957-1957