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Frank Williams passed away on 2009-01-09
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
Tommy HenrichOF2009-12-016-0 180 L-L 1913-02-20 96.284Massillon,Ohio MLB1937-19501937-1950  
Gerry CraftOF-2B2009-12-016-2 190 R-R 1951-04-29 58.216Martins Ferry,Ohio A-1978-1978-  
Jon NiedererSCOUT2009-11-16   - 1951-09-12 58.065Hanover,Pennsylvania --  
Ron MoellerP2009-11-026-0 180 L-L 1938-10-13 71.020Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1956-19631956-1963
1956-   UDFA-BAL
Howie Schultz1B2009-10-30Cancer6-6 200 R-R 1922-07-03 87.119St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1943-19481943-1948  
Steve FieldsUMP2009-10-296-1 235 - 1941-01-01 68.301Alexandria,Virginia --  
Bill KirkP2009-10-266-0 165 L-L 1935-07-19 74.099Coatesville,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19611961-1961
1954-   UDFA-KC1
Herman Reich1B2009-10-22Natural causes6-2 200 R-L 1917-11-23 91.333Bell,California MLB1949-19491949-1949  
Jose HerreraOF2009-10-165-8 165 R-R 1942-04-08 67.191San Lorenzo,Venezuela MLB1967-19701967-1970
1964-   UDFA-HOU
Larry JansenP2009-10-10Congestive heart failure6-2 190 R-R 1920-07-16 89.086Verboort,Oregon MLB1947-19561947-1956  
Brian PowellP2009-10-05Suicide by Firearm6-2 205 R-R 1973-10-10 35.360Bainbridge,Georgia MLB1993-20051998-2004
1995- 2-  41-DET
Barry LerschP2009-10-04Heart attack6-0 180 B-R 1944-09-07 65.027Denver,Colorado MLB1965-19741969-1974
1964-   UDFA-PHI
Humberto RobinsonP2009-09-296-1 155 R-R 1930-06-25 79.096Colon,Panama MLB1955-19601955-1960  
Don ThompsonOF2009-09-286-0 185 L-L 1923-12-28 85.275Swepsonville,North Carolina MLB1949-19541949-1954  
Del BatesC2009-09-246-2 195 L-R 1940-06-12 69.104Seattle,Washington MLB1970-19701970-1970
1963-   UDFA-ANA
Purnal GoldyOF2009-09-216-5 200 R-R 1937-11-28 71.297Camden,New Jersey MLB1962-19631962-1963
1959-   UDFA-DET
Russell OrrickOF2009-09-185-9 175 L-L 1961-12-30 47.262Woodbury,Tennessee RK1981-1982-
1981-25- 624-NYN
Lonny Frey2B-SS2009-09-135-10 160 L-R 1910-08-23 99.021St. Louis,Missouri MLB1933-19481933-1948  
Stanley HawkinsP2009-09-076-2 185 L-L 1958-01-30 51.220- RK1979-1980-  
Stan HymanCOACH2009-09-05Leukemia   - 1959-- 59.???- --  
Buddy Blattner2B2009-09-046-0 180 R-R 1920-02-08 89.209St. Louis,Missouri MLB1942-19491942-1949  
Alan CastroC2009-09-046-0 195 R-R 1949-06-15 60.081Santa Cruz,California --
1969-31- 722-OAK
Jack Phillips1B2009-08-306-4 193 R-R 1921-09-06 87.358Clarence,New York MLB1947-19571947-1957  
Jackie CollumP2009-08-295-7 163 L-L 1927-06-21 82.069Victor,Iowa MLB1951-19621951-1962  
Greg MontalbanoP2009-08-21Testicular cancer6-2 190 L-L 1977-08-24 31.362Worcester,Massachusetts AA1999-2006-
1999- 5- 169-BOS
Harold IngleSS2009-08-176-2 195 R-R 1949-04-13 60.126Durham,North Carolina --
1971-42- 787-SFN
Davey Williams2B2009-08-175-10 160 R-R 1927-11-02 81.289Dallas,Texas MLB1949-19551949-1955  
Brent SchoeningP2009-08-16Leukemia6-1 195 R-R 1978-04-07 31.131Baton Rouge,Louisiana AAA1997-2005-
1999- 5- 149-MIN
Fred BrocklanderUMP2009-08-13Stroke6-0 202 - 1940-03-05 69.161Baltimore,Maryland --  
Cal Ermer2B2009-08-086-0 175 R-R 1923-11-10 85.272Baltimore,Maryland MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Chris PriceOF2009-08-06Motorcycle Accident6-1 192 R-R 1972-08-28 36.343Lebanon,Tennessee A1992-1995-  
Luis QuintanaP2009-07-27Natural causes6-2 175 L-L 1951-12-25 57.215Vega Baja,Puerto Rico MLB1974-19831974-1975
1972-   UDFA-SFN
Carl WilleyP2009-07-216-0 175 R-R 1931-06-06 78.045Cherryfield,Maine MLB1958-19651958-1965  
Jim KirbyH2009-07-175-11 175 R-R 1923-05-05 86.073Nashville,Tennessee MLB1949-19491949-1949  
James MaloneP2009-07-156-2 165 R-R 1949-11-04 59.253Heber City,Utah --
1968-41- 830-NYN
Alec DistasoP2009-07-13Cancer6-2 200 R-R 1948-12-23 60.202Los Angeles,California MLB1969-19691969-1969
1967- 1-   1-CHN
Jessie HollinsP2009-07-09Drowned6-3 190 R-R 1970-01-27 39.163Conroe,Texas MLB1989-19971992-1992
1988-40-1027-CHN
Gary MatticeP2009-07-046-0 175 R-R 1958-11-20 50.226Paso Robles,California A1977-1978-  
Steve McNairSS2009-07-04Murder-Suicide (Victim)6-3 230 R-R 1973-02-14 36.140Mount Olive,Mississippi --
1991-35- 916-SEA
Jay KlevenC2009-06-306-2 190 R-R 1949-12-02 59.210Oakland,California MLB1976-19771976-1976
1971-   UDFA-NYN
Tony PatchUMP2009-06-28   - 1940-03-26 69.094San Francisco,California --  
James RobertsP-IF2009-06-276-3 200 R-R 1946-03-10 63.109- --
1966- 1-  19-LAN
Dusty RhodesOF2009-06-17Heart failure6-0 180 L-R 1927-05-13 82.035Mathews,Alabama MLB1952-19591952-1959  
Hal WoodeshickP2009-06-146-3 200 R-L 1932-08-24 76.294Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania MLB1956-19671956-1967  
Woodie HeldSS-OF2009-06-11Cancer5-11 180 R-R 1932-03-25 77.078Sacramento,California MLB1954-19691954-1969  
Freddy RodriguezP2009-06-116-0 180 R-R 1924-04-29 85.043Havana,Cuba MLB1958-19591958-1959  
Bill LillardSS2009-06-095-10 170 R-R 1918-01-10 91.150Goleta,California MLB1939-19401939-1940  
Jack LittrellSS2009-06-096-0 179 R-R 1929-01-22 80.138Louisville,Kentucky MLB1952-19571952-1957  
Ray HamrickSS-2B2009-06-095-11 160 R-R 1921-08-01 87.312Nashville,Tennessee MLB1943-19441943-1944  
Frank DassoP2009-06-085-11 185 R-R 1917-08-31 91.281Chicago,Illinois MLB1945-19461945-1946  
George Williams2B2009-05-14Lung cancer5-11 165 R-R 1939-10-23 69.204Detroit,Michigan MLB1961-19641961-1964
1957-   UDFA-PHI
Bill KelsoP2009-05-116-4 215 R-R 1940-02-19 69.082Kansas City,Missouri MLB1964-19681964-1968
1959-   UDFA-LAN
Johnny Schaive3B-2B2009-05-115-8 175 R-R 1934-02-25 75.075Springfield,Illinois MLB1958-19631958-1963
1953-   UDFA-CHA
Dom DiMaggioOF2009-05-08Pneumonia5-9 168 R-R 1917-02-12 92.085San Francisco,California MLB1940-19531940-1953  
Danny Ozark2B2009-05-076-3 205 R-R 1923-11-24 85.165Buffalo,New York --  
Ed RedysCOACH2009-05-06   - 1921-06-23 87.317Detroit,Michigan --  
Jimmy Brady2B-SS2009-05-035-10 170 R-R 1951-09-10 57.236Philadelphia,Pennsylvania AA1977-1978-  
Jack Lohrke3B-2B2009-04-29Stroke6-0 180 R-R 1924-02-25 85.064Los Angeles,California MLB1947-19531947-1953  
Curt ReadeP2009-04-286-1 225 R-R 1957-08-14 51.257Santa Maria,California A+1980-1983-
1980-11- 269-LAN
Danny MorejonOF2009-04-276-1 175 R-R 1930-07-21 78.280Havana,Cuba MLB1958-19581958-1958  
Ralph BetcherUMP2009-04-235-10 175 - 1927-10-08 81.198McCandless,Pennsylvania --  
Ron Cash1B-3B2009-04-226-0 180 R-R 1949-11-20 59.153Atlanta,Georgia MLB1970-19741973-1974
1971- 3-  66-DET
Ed BlakeP2009-04-155-11 175 R-R 1925-12-23 83.113East St. Louis,Illinois MLB1951-19571951-1957  
Mark FidrychP2009-04-13Farm accident6-3 175 R-R 1954-08-14 54.242Worcester,Massachusetts MLB1974-19831976-1980
1974-10- 232-DET
Gene Handley2B2009-04-125-10 165 R-R 1914-11-25 94.138Kennett,Missouri MLB1946-19471946-1947  
Nick AdenhartP2009-04-09Car accident6-4 190 R-R 1986-08-24 22.228Hagerstown,Maryland MLB2005-20092008-2009
2004-14- 413-ANA
Herman FranksC2009-03-305-10 187 L-R 1914-01-04 95.085Price,Utah MLB1939-19491939-1949  
Earle BruckerC2009-03-286-2 210 L-R 1925-08-29 83.211Los Angeles,California MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Johnny BlanchardOF-C2009-03-25Heart attack6-1 198 L-R 1933-02-26 76.027Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1955-19651955-1965  
George Kell3B2009-03-245-9 175 R-R 1922-08-23 86.213Swifton,Arkansas MLB1943-19571943-1957  
Whitey Lockman1B-OF2009-03-17Pulmonary illness6-1 175 L-R 1926-07-25 82.235Lowell,North Carolina MLB1945-19601945-1960
1943-   UDFA-NY1
Shelby RamaP2009-03-156-6 210 R-R 1972-01-22 37.053Phoenix,Arizona A+1993-1997-  
Elmer WeingartnerSS2009-03-155-11 178 R-R 1918-08-13 90.214Cleveland,Ohio MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Joe PactwaP2009-03-105-11 185 L-L 1948-06-02 60.281Hammond,Indiana MLB1975-19751975-1975
1966-18- 350-NYA
Ed WolfeP2009-03-086-3 185 R-R 1929-01-02 80.065Los Angeles,California MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Eduardo RodriguezP2009-03-06Heart attack6-0 185 R-R 1952-03-06 57.000Barceloneta,Puerto Rico MLB1973-19791973-1979
1971-   UDFA-MIL
James AtkinsP2009-02-286-3 205 L-R 1921-03-10 87.355Birmingham,Alabama MLB1950-19521950-1952  
Tom SturdivantP2009-02-286-1 186 L-R 1930-04-28 78.306Gordon,Kansas MLB1955-19641955-1964  
Joe TepsicOF2009-02-235-9 170 R-R 1923-09-18 85.158Slovan,Pennsylvania MLB1946-19461946-1946  
Ben FlowersP2009-02-186-4 195 R-R 1927-06-15 81.248Wilson,North Carolina MLB1951-19561951-1956  
Brad Van PeltP2009-02-17Heart attack6-5 235 R-R 1951-04-05 57.318Owosso,Michigan --
1974- 3-  59-CLE
Ted UhlaenderOF2009-02-12Heart attack6-2 190 L-R 1940-10-21 68.114Chicago Heights,Illinois MLB1961-19721965-1972
1961-   UDFA-MIN
Jason CierlikP2009-02-066-0 200 L-L 1981-02-21 27.350Brooklyn Park,Minnesota A+2000-2007-
2002-23- 676-BAL
Ramon HernandezP2009-02-045-9 170 B-L 1940-08-31 68.157Carolina,Puerto Rico MLB1959-19771967-1977
1959-   UDFA-PIT
Gene Corbett1B2009-01-286-1 190 L-R 1913-10-25 95.095Winona,Minnesota MLB1936-19381936-1938  
Roy JohnsonOF2009-01-26Heart attack6-4 205 L-L 1959-06-27 49.213Parkin,Arkansas MLB1980-19881982-1985
1980- 5- 125-MON
Ed Lyons2B2009-01-255-9 165 R-R 1923-05-12 85.258Winston-Salem,North Carolina MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Len PermeP2009-01-246-0 170 L-L 1917-11-25 91.060Cleveland,Ohio MLB1942-19461942-1946  
Billy Werber3B2009-01-225-10 170 R-R 1908-06-20 100.216Berwyn,Maryland MLB1930-19421930-1942  
Jay NorthP2009-01-206-3 220 R-R 1962-06-21 46.213Alameda,California AA1980-1988-
1980- 8- 197-SLN
John BrownP2009-01-185-11 170 L-L 1945-10-25 63.085San Carlos,California --
1969- 2-  25-WS2
Craig StimacC2009-01-16Suicide6-2 185 R-R 1954-11-18 54.059Oak Park,Illinois MLB1976-19821980-1981
1976- 9- 197-SDN
Thomas JonesOF-2B2009-01-156-1 185 R-R 1954-10-13 54.094Stockton,California AAA1978-1981-  
Mike DerrickOF-1B2009-01-146-0 190 L-R 1943-09-19 65.117Columbia,South Carolina MLB1970-19701970-1970
1962-   UDFA-PIT
Preston GomezSS-2B2009-01-13Hit by car5-11 170 R-R 1923-04-20 85.268Preston,Cuba MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Henri Centeno2B2009-01-12Car accident5-11 159 B-R 1970-01-01 39.011Sucre,Venezuela AAA1991-1995-  
Patt RooneyIF2009-01-11Murdered6-0 170 R-R 1982-11-17 26.055Anaheim,California NCAA2002-2005-  
Dave RobertsP2009-01-09Lung cancer6-2 197 L-L 1944-09-11 64.120Gallipolis,Ohio MLB1963-19811969-1981
1963-   UDFA-PHI
Frank WilliamsP2009-01-09Complications from pneumonia6-1 195 R-R 1958-02-13 50.330Seattle,Washington MLB1979-19891984-1989
1979-11- 278-SFN
Nino BongiovanniOF2009-01-065-10 175 L-L 1911-12-21 97.016Pike's Peak,Louisiana MLB1938-19391938-1939  
Ken WaiteC-2B2009-01-065-11 180 R-R 1953-09-22 55.106- A-1977-1977-  
Matt SczesnySCOUT2009-01-03Cancer   - 1932-09-07 76.118Flushing,New York --