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Reno Bertoia passed away on 2011-04-15
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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
Rosman GarciaP2011-12-29Car accident6-2 160 R-R 1979-01-03 32.360Maracay,Venezuela MLB1998-20112003-2004
1996-   UDFA-NYA
Andy Carey3B2011-12-156-1 195 R-R 1931-10-18 80.058Oakland,California MLB1952-19621952-1962  
Mike SgobbaCOACH2011-12-08   - 1930-09-04 81.095- --  
Gregory HalmanCF2011-11-21Murdered - Stabbed6-4 192 R-R 1987-08-26 24.087Haarlem,Netherlands MLB2005-20112010-2011
2004-   UDFA-SEA
Balos DavisSCOUT2011-11-19   - 1927-05-10 84.193Bellgreen,Alabama --  
Charlie LeaP2011-11-11Heart attack6-4 200 R-R 1956-12-25 54.321Orleans,France MLB1978-19881980-1988
1978- 9- 217-MON
Matty AlouOF2011-11-03Complications from Diabetes5-9 160 L-L 1938-12-22 72.316Haina,Dom Rep MLB1957-19741960-1974
1957-   UDFA-NY1
Bob ForschP2011-11-03Thoracic aortic aneurysm6-4 200 R-R 1950-01-13 61.294Sacramento,California MLB1970-19891974-1989
1968-26- 594-SLN
Ralph ScottP2011-10-306-1 155 L-L 1947-07-25 64.097Weimar,Delaware AAA1978-1978-  
Merritt RanewC2011-10-185-10 180 L-R 1938-05-10 73.161Albany,Georgia MLB1962-19691962-1969
1957-   UDFA-MLB
Don WilliamsP2011-10-166-2 180 R-R 1931-09-14 80.032Floyd,Virginia MLB1958-19621958-1962
1953-   UDFA-PIT
George SchergerCOACH2011-10-135-8 185 R-R 1920-11-10 90.337Dickinson,North Dakota --  
Cy BukerP2011-10-115-11 190 L-R 1919-02-05 92.248Greenwood,Wisconsin MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Ryan IannelliOF2011-10-05Helicopter Crash (Military)5-8 165 R-R 1984-04-03 27.185Clarksboro,New Jersey NCAA2006-2006-  
Ralph HodginOF-3B2011-10-045-10 170 L-R 1916-02-10 95.237Greensboro,North Carolina MLB1939-19481939-1948  
Dustin KelloggP2011-10-03Car accident6-4 185 R-R 1993-02-16 18.229Conroe,Texas Rk2011-2011-
2011-34-1030-HOU
Roy NorthP2011-10-026-4 185 R-R 1958-03-02 53.214Bristol,Pennsylvania AAA1979-1984-
1979- 7- 160-ATL
John RomonoskyP2011-10-026-2 195 R-R 1929-07-07 82.087Harrisburg,Illinois MLB1953-19591953-1959  
Johnny SchmitzP2011-10-016-0 170 R-L 1920-11-27 90.308Wausau,Wisconsin MLB1941-19561941-1956  
Eddie Bockman3B2011-09-295-9 175 R-R 1920-07-26 91.065Santa Ana,California MLB1946-19491946-1949  
Danny LitwhilerOF2011-09-235-10 198 R-R 1916-08-31 95.023Ringtown,Pennsylvania MLB1940-19511940-1951  
Bill TaylorOF2011-09-156-3 212 L-R 1929-12-30 81.259Alhambra,California MLB1954-19581954-1958  
Bryan HardyP2011-09-15Complications from ALS6-2 205 L-L 1957-11-24 53.295South Jordan,Utah A+1979-1982-
1979-17- 428-CHN
Jesse JeffersonP2011-09-08Prostate cancer6-3 195 R-R 1949-03-03 62.189Midlothian,Virginia MLB1968-19831973-1981
1968- 4-  70-BAL
Randy JohnsonP2011-08-316-4 175 R-R 1953-05-12 58.111Downey,California --
1971-26- 598-KCA
Frank FanovichP2011-08-275-11 180 L-L 1922-01-11 89.228New York,New York MLB1949-19531949-1953  
Mike FlanaganP2011-08-24Suicide via Gunshot6-0 195 L-L 1951-12-16 59.252Manchester,New Hampshire MLB1972-19921975-1992
1973- 7- 159-BAL
Rob PitreP2011-08-236-4 210 R-R 1953-01-01 58.234Rosemead,California --
1971- 5- 108-ATL
Michael PowersC2011-08-146-0 195 R-R 1948-12-19 62.238Fort Benning,Georgia --
1969-25- 594-SFN
Ernie JohnsonP2011-08-126-4 195 R-R 1924-06-16 87.057Brattleboro,Vermont MLB1950-19591950-1959  
Joe TrimbleP2011-08-116-1 190 R-R 1930-10-12 80.303Providence,Rhode Island MLB1955-19571955-1957  
Bob WillOF2011-08-115-10 175 L-L 1931-07-15 80.027Berwyn,Illinois MLB1957-19631957-1963  
Al Federoff2B2011-08-025-10 165 R-R 1924-07-11 87.022Bairdford,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19521951-1952  
Alex PitkoOF2011-08-015-10 180 R-R 1914-11-22 96.252Burlington,New Jersey MLB1938-19391938-1939  
Joe CaffieOF2011-08-015-10 180 L-R 1931-02-14 80.168Ramer,Alabama MLB1956-19571956-1957  
Hideki IrabuP2011-07-27Suicide - Hanging6-4 240 R-R 1969-05-05 42.083Hyogo,Japan MLB1988-20041997-2002
1997-   UDFA-SDN
Michael OvertonP2011-07-245-11 185 R-R 1956-09-13 54.314Riverhead,New York A-1979-1979-  
Mike PalmP2011-07-246-3 190 R-R 1925-02-13 86.161Boston,Massachusetts MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Tex NelsonOF2011-07-226-3 205 L-L 1936-08-07 74.349Dallas,Texas MLB1955-19571955-1957  
Ryan GastonP2011-07-185-10 175 R-R 1977-05-24 34.055Shalimar,Florida Rk1995-1995-  
Howard HiltonP2011-07-126-3 230 R-R 1964-01-03 47.191Oxnard,California MLB1985-19921990-1990
1985-22- 566-SLN
Dick WilliamsOF-3B2011-07-07Ruptured aortic aneurysm6-0 190 R-R 1929-05-07 82.061St. Louis,Missouri MLB1951-19641951-1964  
Wes CovingtonOF2011-07-04Cancer6-1 205 L-R 1932-03-27 79.099Laurinburg,North Carolina MLB1956-19661956-1966  
Gar MillayOF-3B2011-07-025-11 175 R-R 1965-04-06 46.087San Diego,California AAA1986-1991-
1986-28- 690-TEX
Don BuddinSS2011-06-30Cancer5-11 178 R-R 1934-05-05 77.056Turbeville,South Carolina MLB1956-19621956-1962  
Billy BaldwinOF2011-06-286-0 175 L-L 1951-06-09 60.019Tazewell,Virginia MLB1975-19781975-1976
1972-   UDFA-DET
Howard FoxEXEC2011-06-28   - 1921-- 98.???- --  
Elmer SexauerP2011-06-276-4 220 R-R 1926-05-21 85.037St. Louis County,Missouri MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Richie MyersH2011-06-245-6 150 R-R 1930-04-07 81.078Sacramento,California MLB1956-19561956-1956  
Ted GrayP2011-06-155-11 175 B-L 1924-12-31 86.166Detroit,Michigan MLB1946-19551946-1955  
John BraunP2011-06-106-5 218 R-R 1939-12-26 71.167Madison,Wisconsin MLB1964-19641964-1964
1960-   UDFA-MLB
Jim NorthrupOF2011-06-08Seizure6-3 190 L-R 1939-11-24 71.197Breckenridge,Michigan MLB1961-19751964-1975
1960-   UDFA-DET
Jose PaganSS-3B2011-06-075-9 165 R-R 1935-05-05 76.033Barceloneta,Puerto Rico MLB1955-19731959-1973
1955-   UDFA-NY1
William Toney3B2011-06-056-0 180 R-R 1946-05-18 65.018Oklahoma City,Oklahoma --
1966-15- 291-ATL
Rocky GainerP2011-06-046-1 175 R-R 1957-- 62.???- A-1979-1981-  
Bill HarrisP2011-05-28Bleeding ulcer5-8 187 L-R 1931-12-03 79.177Duguayville,New Brunswick MLB1957-19591957-1959  
Paul SplittorffP2011-05-25Skin cancer6-3 210 L-L 1946-10-08 64.229Evansville,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984
1968-25- 575-KCA
Teddy AdkinsP2011-05-216-5 205 R-R 1958-10-15 52.218Logan,West Virginia A-1978-1978-
1978- 6- 129-SEA
Jim PyburnOF-3B2011-05-21Related to Alzheimers6-0 190 R-R 1932-11-01 78.201Fairfield,Alabama MLB1955-19571955-1957  
Harmon Killebrew1B-3B2011-05-17Esophageal Cancer5-11 214 R-R 1936-06-29 74.322Payette,Idaho MLB1954-19751954-1975  
Dick WiencekSS2011-05-156-0 155 R-R 1926-02-07 85.097Michigan City,Indiana --  
Carlos PascualP2011-05-125-6 165 R-R 1931-03-13 80.060Havana,Cuba MLB1950-19501950-1950  
Mel QueenP2011-05-11Complications from cancer6-1 197 L-R 1942-03-26 69.046Johnson City,New York MLB1960-19721964-1972
1960-   UDFA-CIN
Bill BergeschEXEC2011-05-10   - 1921-06-17 89.327- --  
Tony KomadinaP2011-05-076-5 225 L-L 1953-04-01 58.036Sahuarita,Arizona AA1977-1977-
1974- 7- 152-CHA
Dick WalshEXEC2011-05-06Natural causes   - 1925-10-30 85.188Los Angeles,California --  
Duane PilletteP2011-05-066-3 205 R-R 1922-07-24 88.286Detroit,Michigan MLB1949-19561949-1956  
Mike KrsnichOF2011-04-306-1 190 R-R 1931-09-24 79.219West Allis,Wisconsin MLB1960-19621960-1962
1950-   UDFA-PHI
Craig BarnesP2011-04-256-2 195 L-L 1951-10-26 59.182Covina,California AA1972-1977-
1971- 5-  97-CAL
Bobby ThompsonOF2011-04-255-11 175 B-R 1953-11-03 57.173Charlotte,North Carolina MLB1977-19781978-1978
1972-19- 436-TEX
Jim HeiseP2011-04-216-1 185 R-R 1932-10-02 78.201Scottdale,Pennsylvania MLB1957-19571957-1957  
Bill KinnamonUMP2011-04-166-1 210 - 1919-05-13 91.339Lincoln,Nebraska --  
Reno Bertoia3B-2B2011-04-155-11 185 R-R 1935-01-08 76.097St. Vido Utine,Italy MLB1953-19621953-1962  
Bobo Osborne1B-3B2011-04-156-1 205 L-R 1935-10-12 75.186Chattahoochee,Georgia MLB1957-19631957-1963  
Eddie JoostSS2011-04-126-0 175 R-R 1916-06-05 94.311San Francisco,California MLB1936-19551936-1955  
Larry ShepardCOACH2011-04-055-11 180 - 1919-04-03 92.002Lakewood,Ohio --  
Tom SilverioOF2011-04-025-10 170 L-L 1945-10-14 65.170Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1965-19721970-1972
1965-   UDFA-CAL
Lou GormanEXEC2011-04-01   - 1929-02-18 82.042Providence,Rhode Island --  
Normie RoyP2011-03-226-0 200 R-R 1928-11-15 82.127Newton,Massachusetts MLB1950-19501950-1950  
Bob RushP2011-03-196-4 205 R-R 1925-12-21 85.088Battle Creek,Michigan MLB1948-19601948-1960  
Tom McAvoyP2011-03-19Pancreatic cancer6-3 200 L-L 1936-08-12 74.219Brooklyn,New York MLB1959-19591959-1959
1956-   UDFA-WS1
Daniel CareyP2011-03-196-2 210 L-L 1949-07-22 61.240Hastings,Minnesota --
1967- 2-  24-NYN
Charlie MetroOF2011-03-18Mesothelioma - Lung cancer5-11 178 R-R 1919-04-28 91.325Nanty Glo,Pennsylvania MLB1943-19451943-1945  
Tom DunbarOF2011-03-16Prostate cancer6-2 192 L-L 1959-11-24 51.113Graniteville,South Carolina MLB1980-19911983-1985
1980- 1-  25-TEX
Fred SanfordP2011-03-156-1 200 B-R 1919-08-09 91.219Garfield,Utah MLB1943-19511943-1951  
Marty MarionSS2011-03-15Heart attack6-2 170 R-R 1917-12-01 93.104Richburg,South Carolina MLB1940-19531940-1953  
Mitchell PageOF2011-03-12Died in his sleep6-2 205 L-R 1951-10-15 59.149Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19851977-1984
1973- 3-  72-PIT
Bob McNamara3B-SS2011-03-095-10 170 R-R 1916-09-19 94.171Denver,Colorado MLB1939-19391939-1939  
Ronald StinnettIF2011-03-085-11 163 R-R 1955-05-22 55.291Fort Benning,Georgia Rk1978-1978-  
Frank DezelanUMP2011-03-076-2 220 - 1930-12-29 80.068Johnstown,Pennsylvania --  
Scott CaryP2011-02-285-11 168 L-L 1923-04-11 87.323Kendallville,Indiana MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Duke SniderOF2011-02-276-0 190 L-R 1926-09-19 84.161Los Angeles,California MLB1947-19641947-1964  
Greg Goossen1B-C2011-02-26Heart attack6-1 210 R-R 1945-12-14 65.074Los Angeles,California MLB1965-19701965-1970
1964-   UDFA-LAN
Jamon DealP2011-02-226-0 205 R-R 1970-05-04 40.294Conover,North Carolina A1990-1993-
1992-38-1062-SEA
Len GilmoreP2011-02-186-3 175 R-R 1917-11-03 93.107Fairview Park,Indiana MLB1944-19441944-1944  
Spook Jacobs2B2011-02-185-8 155 R-R 1925-11-04 85.106Cheswold,Delaware MLB1954-19561954-1956  
Buddy Lewis3B-OF2011-02-186-1 175 L-R 1916-08-10 94.192Gastonia,North Carolina MLB1935-19491935-1949  
Michael YuhasP2011-02-17   -R 1957-04-24 53.299Neptune,New Jersey A-1977-1977-  
Joe FrazierOF2011-02-156-0 180 L-R 1922-10-06 88.132Liberty,North Carolina MLB1947-19561947-1956  
Kirk JonesP2011-02-156-0 180 R-R 1957-- 62.???- A+1977-1981-
1979-21- 526-CLE
Candy RobinsonCOACH2011-02-15Cancer   - 1940-02-24 70.357- --  
Gino CimoliOF2011-02-126-2 200 R-R 1929-12-18 81.056San Francisco,California MLB1956-19651956-1965  
Chuck TannerOF2011-02-116-0 185 L-L 1929-07-04 81.222New Castle,Pennsylvania MLB1955-19621955-1962  
Tony Malinosky3B-SS2011-02-085-10 165 R-R 1909-10-05 101.126Collinsville,Illinois MLB1937-19371937-1937  
Cliff DapperC2011-02-086-2 190 R-R 1920-01-02 91.037Los Angeles,California MLB1942-19421942-1942  
Steve WilliamsP2011-02-046-0 187 L-L 1951-03-11 59.330Jamestown,New York --  
Woodie FrymanP2011-02-046-2 205 R-L 1940-04-15 70.295Ewing,Kentucky MLB1965-19831966-1983
1965-   UDFA-PIT
Ron PicheP2011-02-03Cancer5-11 165 R-R 1935-05-22 75.257Verdun,Quebec MLB1960-19661960-1966
1955-   UDFA-MLB
Butch RoweSS2011-01-255-11 165 R-R 1956-06-15 54.224San Jose,California A+1978-1980-
1978- 3-  67-MIN
Jose OrtizOF2011-01-205-9 155 R-R 1947-06-25 63.209Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1969-19711969-1971
1966-   UDFA-CHA
Gus ZernialOF2011-01-206-2 210 R-R 1923-06-27 87.207Beaumont,Texas MLB1949-19591949-1959  
Lamar NorthC2011-01-206-1 180 R-R 1929-05-20 81.245- --  
George Crowe1B2011-01-186-2 212 L-L 1923-03-22 87.302Whiteland,Indiana MLB1952-19611952-1961  
Al GrunwaldP2011-01-186-4 210 L-L 1930-02-13 80.339Los Angeles,California MLB1955-19591955-1959  
Carroll BeringerCOACH2011-01-176-0 180 R-R 1928-08-14 82.156bellwood,Nebraska --  
Perry CurrinSS2011-01-176-0 175 L-R 1928-09-27 82.112Washington,District of Columbia MLB1947-19471947-1947  
Roy Hartsfield2B2011-01-15Liver cancer5-9 165 R-R 1925-10-25 85.082Chattahoochee,Georgia MLB1950-19521950-1952  
Robert KennyP2011-01-146-4 185 R-R 1947-12-13 63.032Auburn,New York --
1967-18- 354-PHI
Eugene ZawatskiP2011-01-126-0 185 L-L 1947-01-15 63.362Boston,Massachusetts --
1968-37- 787-NYN
Dave SislerP2011-01-09Prostate cancer6-4 200 R-R 1931-10-16 79.085St. Louis,Missouri MLB1956-19621956-1962  
Jose VidalOF2011-01-076-0 190 R-R 1940-04-03 70.279Batey Lechugas,Dom Rep MLB1966-19691966-1969
1968-   UDFA-SFN
Red Borom2B2011-01-075-10 175 L-R 1916-10-30 94.069Spartanburg,South Carolina MLB1944-19451944-1945  
Marc RheaSS2011-01-066-0 190 R-R 1951-05-31 59.220Bellingham,Washington AAA1977-1978-
1971- 3-  71-SDN
Francisco De la rosaP2011-01-065-11 185 B-R 1966-03-03 44.309La Romana,Dom Rep MLB1985-19961991-1991
1985-   UDFA-TOR
Ryne DurenP2011-01-066-1 195 R-R 1929-02-22 81.318Cazenovia,Wisconsin MLB1954-19651954-1965  
John RiceUMP2011-01-015-10 200 - 1918-04-27 92.249Homestead,Pennsylvania --