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Yogi Berra passed away on 2015-09-22
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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
Vern RappC2015-12-316-0 195 R-R 1928-05-11 87.234St. Louis,Missouri --  
Ed MayerP2015-12-296-2 185 L-L 1931-11-30 84.029San Francisco,California MLB1957-19581957-1958  
Frank Malzone3B2015-12-295-10 180 R-R 1930-02-28 85.304Bronx,New York MLB1955-19661955-1966  
Keith RymanSCOUT2015-12-27Heart attack   - 1956-- 62.???- --  
Dave HendersonCF-OF2015-12-27Heart attack6-2 220 R-R 1958-07-21 57.159Merced,California MLB1977-19941981-1994
1977- 1-  26-SEA
Bobby DewsSS2015-12-266-1 165 R-R 1939-03-23 76.278Albany,Georgia --  
Jim O'TooleP2015-12-26Cancer6-0 198 B-L 1937-01-10 78.350Chicago,Illinois MLB1958-19671958-1967
1957-   UDFA-CIN
George BurpoP2015-12-206-0 195 R-L 1922-06-19 93.184Jenkins,Kentucky MLB1946-19461946-1946  
Evelio HernandezP2015-12-186-1 195 R-R 1931-12-24 83.360Guanabacoa,Cuba MLB1956-19571956-1957  
Hal BrownP2015-12-176-2 182 R-R 1924-12-11 91.006Greensboro,North Carolina MLB1951-19641951-1964  
Jim McAnanyOF2015-12-165-10 196 R-R 1936-09-04 79.103Los Angeles,California MLB1958-19621958-1962
1955-   UDFA-CHA
Tookie SpannOF2015-12-166-1 215 R-R 1967-02-18 48.301New Orleans,Louisiana AA1985-1993-
1988- 3-  83-DET
Lincoln HoldzkomP2015-12-13Car accident6-4 240 R-R 1982-03-23 33.265Pasadena,California AAA2001-2013-
2001- 7- 212-FLO
Gus Gil2B-3B2015-12-085-10 180 R-R 1939-04-19 76.233Caracas,Venezuela MLB1967-19711967-1971
1959-   UDFA-CIN
Ryan McDermottP2015-12-06Cerebral hemorrhage6-9 225 R-R 1978-06-28 37.161Alamogordo,New Mexico RK1996-1998-
1996- 2-  63-CLE
Bob MartynOF2015-12-026-0 176 L-R 1930-08-15 85.109Weiser,Idaho MLB1957-19591957-1959  
Ramon De los SantosP2015-11-296-1 175 L-L 1949-01-19 66.314Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1974-19841974-1974
1972-   UDFA-HOU
Bobby Gene SmithOF2015-11-245-11 185 R-R 1934-05-28 81.180Hood River,Oregon MLB1957-19651957-1965  
Willie RoysterC2015-11-235-11 180 R-R 1954-04-11 61.226Clarksville,Virginia MLB1972-19831981-1981
1972-22- 525-BAL
Kerry DineenOF2015-11-21Cancer5-11 165 L-L 1952-07-01 63.143Englewood,New Jersey MLB1973-19791975-1978
1973- 4-  85-NYA
Ken JohnsonP2015-11-21Kidney infection6-4 210 R-R 1933-06-16 82.158West Palm Beach,Florida MLB1958-19701958-1970
1952-   UDFA-PHA
Jordan Galvez2B2015-11-17Plane crash5-11 157 R-R 1992-04-23 23.208Medellin,Colombia RK2012-2012-  
Carmen CastilloOF2015-11-15Heart attack6-1 190 R-R 1958-06-08 57.160San Francisco de Macoris,Dom Rep MLB1978-19911982-1991
1978-   UDFA-PHI
George GenoveseH2015-11-155-6 160 L-R 1922-02-22 93.266Staten Island,New York MLB1950-19501950-1950  
Michael McDonaldC-1B2015-11-156-1 195 L-R 1947-- 71.???Rutland,Vermont --
1968-49- 886-KCA
Jeff BartonOF2015-11-12Cancer6-3 195 L-R 1966-12-17 48.330Key West,Florida A1984-1984-  
Tommy HansonP2015-11-10Complications from cocaine and alcohol toxicity6-6 210 R-R 1986-08-28 29.074Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB2005-20152009-2013
2005-22- 677-ATL
Fred BesanaP2015-11-07Heart complications6-3 200 R-L 1931-04-05 84.216Lincoln,California MLB1956-19561956-1956  
Jay AndersonC2015-11-06   - 1951-04-21 64.199Chico,California --
1969-30- 707-BAL
Charlie DonovanSS2015-11-055-10 165 L-R 1996-12-12 18.328Westmont,Illinois --
2015-30- 901-MIL
Eddie MilnerOF2015-11-025-11 173 L-L 1955-05-21 60.165Columbus,Ohio MLB1976-19881980-1988
1976-21- 503-CIN
Norm Siebern1B-OF2015-10-306-3 205 L-R 1933-07-26 82.096St. Louis,Missouri MLB1956-19681956-1968  
Zach GoodP2015-10-296-3 185 L-L 1992-06-08 23.143Mesquite,Texas A-2011-2013-
2011-20- 622-BOS
Robert SchiffnerP2015-10-276-1 210 L-L 1949-- 69.???Rockaway,New Jersey NCAA1969-1969-
1971- 2-  37-NYA
Ronnie KingSCOUT2015-10-266-1 185 B- 1928-04-16 87.193Sacramento,California --  
John TsitourisP2015-10-226-0 175 R-R 1936-05-04 79.171Monroe,North Carolina MLB1957-19681957-1968  
Jim RobertsonC2015-10-215-9 183 R-R 1928-01-29 87.266Chicago,Illinois MLB1954-19551954-1955  
Neill SheridanH2015-10-15Pneumonia6-1 195 R-R 1921-11-20 93.329Sacramento,California MLB1948-19481948-1948  
Jim KoehlerC2015-10-156-3 215 R-R 1982-11-16 32.333Middletown,New Jersey Ind2006-2006-  
Gerard Fell1B-C2015-10-14   - 1950-- 68.???- --
1970- 5- 118-BAL
Mark BurlingameSS-3B2015-10-126-1 175 L-R 1955-- 63.???- A+1977-1977-  
Chuck KoneySCOUT2015-10-125-9 160 R- 1925-10-08 90.004- --  
Lou LasloSCOUT2015-10-11   - 1942-- 76.???Tecumseh,Michigan --  
Dean ChanceP2015-10-11Heart attack6-3 200 R-R 1941-06-01 74.132Plain City,Ohio MLB1961-19711961-1971
1959-   UDFA-BAL
Garry HancockOF-1B2015-10-106-0 175 L-L 1954-01-23 61.260Tampa,Florida MLB1975-19841978-1984
1976- 1-  17-CLE
John WillisP2015-10-065-11 160 R-R 1958-10-23 56.348Newport News,Virginia A-1977-1978-
1977-18- 443-MON
Hal SchackerP2015-10-026-0 190 R-R 1925-04-06 90.179Brooklyn,New York MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Carlos DiazP2015-09-28Heart attack6-0 170 R-L 1958-01-07 57.264Kaneohe,Hawaii MLB1979-19861982-1986
1979- 3-  54-SEA
Tom KelleyP2015-09-256-0 191 R-R 1944-01-05 71.264Manchester,Connecticut MLB1963-20171964-1973
1963-   UDFA-CLE
Ed SuklaP2015-09-24Cancer5-11 170 R-R 1943-03-03 72.205Long Beach,California MLB1964-19661964-1966
1962-   UDFA-ANA
Yogi BerraC2015-09-225-8 194 L-R 1925-05-12 90.133St. Louis,Missouri MLB1946-19651946-1965  
Walter Young1B2015-09-19Heart attack6-5 290 L-R 1980-02-18 35.214Hattiesburg,Mississippi MLB1999-20092005-2005
1999-31- 932-PIT
Bobby Etheridge3B2015-09-195-9 170 R-R 1942-11-25 72.298Greenville,Mississippi MLB1967-19691967-1969
1964-   UDFA-SFN
Randy WilesP2015-09-15Cancer6-1 185 L-L 1951-09-10 64.005Fort Belvoir,Virginia MLB1977-19781977-1977
1973- 5- 108-SLN
Alex MonchakSS2015-09-126-0 180 R-R 1919-12-22 95.265Bayonne,New Jersey MLB1940-19401940-1940  
Bill KucharOF2015-09-116-3 190 L-L 1959-02-11 56.212Hamden,Connecticut A+1977-1979-
1977- 9- 232-CIN
Ken RhyneC2015-09-106-0 185 L-R 1948-- 70.???- --
1970-36- 800-WS2
Bill HarperSCOUT2015-09-10   - 1926-- 92.???- --  
Joaquin AndujarP2015-09-08Complications from Diabetes6-0 180 B-R 1952-12-21 62.261San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1970-19881976-1988
1969-   UDFA-CIN
Barney SchultzP2015-09-066-2 200 R-R 1926-08-15 89.022Beverly,New Jersey MLB1955-19651955-1965  
Bruce FergusonP2015-08-246-0 195 R-R 1955-- 63.???- A1977-1978-
1976-31- 660-CAL
Mickey YatesOF2015-08-236-4 230 R-R 1944-12-16 70.250- --
1966-20- 386-WS2
Jeff ShoreC2015-08-216-2 210 R-R 1966-06-02 49.080Miami,Florida A+1985-1989-
1988-27- 687-TEX
Robert GraczykP2015-08-196-4 202 R-R 1949-04-30 66.111Chicago,Illinois --
1967-41- 756-SFN
Doc DaughertyH2015-08-156-0 180 R-R 1927-10-12 87.308Paris,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Bud ThomasSS2015-08-156-0 180 R-R 1929-03-10 86.158Sedalia,Missouri MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Zach FarmerP2015-08-04Leukemia6-2 195 L-L 1994-07-27 21.008piketon,Ohio NCAA2014-2014-  
William Kollman3B2015-08-03   - 1948-- 70.???Twinsburg,Ohio --
1966-32- 618-CLE
Ray ShepherdOF2015-08-036-1 190 R-R 1962-01-01 53.214Lizella,Georgia A+1989-1989-  
Jack SpringP2015-08-02Parkinson's Disease6-1 180 R-L 1933-03-11 82.144Spokane,Washington MLB1955-19651955-1965  
Hank IzquierdoC2015-08-015-11 175 R-R 1931-03-20 84.134Matanza,Cuba MLB1967-19671967-1967
1955-   UDFA-CLE
Buzz BowersSCOUT2015-07-316-2 170 R-R 1921-- 97.???Wayland,Massachusetts --  
Billy PierceP2015-07-31Gallbladder Cancer5-10 160 L-L 1927-04-02 88.120Detroit,Michigan MLB1945-19641945-1964  
Greg LaFeverP2015-07-205-11 172 R-R 1963-08-07 51.348Kansas City,Kansas AA1982-1988-
1985-14- 349-CLE
Rugger ArdizoiaP2015-07-19Stroke5-11 180 R-R 1919-11-20 95.242Oleggio,Italy MLB1947-19471947-1947  
James MimsC2015-07-19   R-R 1960-01-28 55.173Hartsville,South Carolina RK1982-1982-
1982-22- 553-PIT
Thomas PokorskiP2015-07-186-5 180 L-L 1953-12-30 61.200Covina,California A+1978-1978-  
Buddy LivelyP2015-07-126-0 200 R-R 1925-02-14 90.148Birmingham,Alabama MLB1947-19491947-1949  
Ken StablerP2015-07-08Colon cancer6-3 215 L-L 1945-12-25 69.195Foley,Alabama --
1968- 2-  24-HOU
Bryon Horn2B2015-07-085-8 150 L-R 1959-03-28 56.102- A+1980-1981-
1981-20- 510-DET
Joseph JohnsonP2015-07-07Plane crash (Cessna)6-4 210 R-R 1984-08-10 30.331Charleston,South Carolina A2005-2007-
2006-13- 400-ATL
Ken KnutsonCOACH2015-06-266-2 190 L-R 1940-- 78.???Sisseton,South Dakota --  
Kal Segrist2B-3B2015-06-266-0 180 R-R 1931-04-14 84.073Greenville,Texas MLB1952-19551952-1955  
Darryl HamiltonCF-RF2015-06-21Murder-Suicide6-1 192 L-R 1964-12-03 50.200Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB1986-20011988-2001
1986-11- 269-MIL
Victor LirianoOF2015-06-21Murdered6-4 193 R-R 1993-05-23 22.029San Cristobal,Dom Rep RK2010-2012-  
Len MatarazzoP2015-06-196-4 195 R-R 1928-09-12 86.280New Castle,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Luis Lagunas2B2015-06-155-10 170 R-R 1943-09-12 71.277Winkelman,Arizona --
1965-48- 756-MIN
Phillip SmithP2015-06-15   - 1959-- 59.???Gainesville,Florida --
1979- 5- 125-LAN
Gene LanthornP2015-06-13Cancer6-3 195 R-R 1950-12-30 64.165- AA1977-1977-
1972-35- 729-SFN
Andres MoraOF2015-06-12Pneumonia6-0 180 R-R 1955-05-25 60.018Rio Bravo,Mexico MLB1971-19801976-1980
1973-   UDFA-MON
Larry EschenSS2015-06-096-0 180 R-R 1920-09-22 94.260Suffern,New York MLB1942-19421942-1942  
Keith MayhewP2015-06-07Brief, sudden illness5-11 180 R-R 1971-10-21 43.230Farmville,Virginia A-1995-1996-
1995-31- 869-ATL
Douglas EllisP2015-06-06Natural causes6-4 225 R-R 1964-08-07 50.303- A1986-1988-  
Dave GeeveP2015-06-046-3 190 R-R 1969-10-19 45.228Niles,Illinois AAA1988-1996-
1991-10- 274-TEX
Vic TravisUMP2015-05-30   - --- --  
Lennie MerulloSS2015-05-30Stroke5-11 168 R-R 1917-05-05 98.025Boston,Massachusetts MLB1941-19471941-1947  
Skeeter Kell2B2015-05-285-9 160 R-R 1929-10-11 85.229Swifton,Arkansas MLB1952-19521952-1952  
Joe BlakeP2015-05-256-0 185 L-L 1949-09-23 65.244- --
1971- 8- 192-NYA
Ulises GutierrezP2015-05-24Car accident as police officer6-3 190 L-L 1991-05-03 24.021Nayrit,Mexico AAA2010-2015-  
Robert LavenderOF2015-05-245-8 165 L-L 1964-08-23 50.274Lawton,Oklahoma A+1986-1989-  
Alan KochP2015-05-226-4 195 R-R 1938-03-25 77.058Decatur,Alabama MLB1963-19641963-1964
1960-   UDFA-DET
Kevin HuntOF2015-05-226-5 260 - 1948-11-29 66.174Framingham,Massachusetts --
1970-28- 668-MIN
Fred GladdingP2015-05-216-0 225 L-R 1936-06-28 78.327Flat Rock,Michigan MLB1956-19731961-1973
1956-   UDFA-DET
Brian WoodworthP2015-05-195-11 175 R-R 1956-01-30 59.110Bangor,Maine A+1979-1980-  
Earl AverillC-OF2015-05-135-10 190 R-R 1931-09-09 83.247Cleveland,Ohio MLB1956-19631956-1963  
Gary McGhee2B2015-05-136-1 189 L-R 1949-03-07 66.067Knoxville,Tennessee --
1967-11- 215-DET
Darrell RodgersP2015-05-12Cancer6-3 185 R-R 1962-10-06 52.218Lawton,Oklahoma AA1982-1990-
1985-16- 394-SFN
Mark BrownP2015-05-106-0 190 R-R 1953-08-07 61.276Gloucester,Massachusetts --
1972-28- 637-KCA
Bob SchmidtC2015-05-026-2 205 R-R 1933-04-22 82.010St. Louis,Missouri MLB1958-19651958-1965  
Mike ParkerOF2015-04-286-0 190 R-R 1956-- 62.???Toledo,Ohio A+1977-1979-
1978- 8- 187-SDN
Robert Jackson3B2015-04-275-9 183 R-R 1967-09-09 47.231Galesburg,Illinois A-1985-1986-
1985- 4-  82-SFN
Randy MohlerSS2015-04-276-0 190 R-R 1947-12-08 67.141- --
1969- 4-  90-SFN
Bill ValentineUMP2015-04-265-11 195 - 1932-11-21 82.156Little Rock,Arkansas --  
Jim FanningC2015-04-25Heart attack5-11 180 R-R 1927-09-14 87.224Chicago,Illinois MLB1954-19571954-1957  
Dick BaroneSS2015-04-235-9 165 R-R 1932-10-13 82.192San Jose,California MLB1960-19601960-1960
1952-   UDFA-PIT
Greg HenardSS-3B2015-04-226-1 155 R-R 1949-- 69.???Tulare,California --
1968-38- 806-CAL
Harry WarnerCOACH2015-04-116-2 195 L-R 1928-12-11 86.121Reeders,Pennsylvania --  
Calvin KingSS2015-04-106-1 193 R-R 1952-- 66.???- A+1977-1978-
1977-22- 562-SEA
Bobby MooreP2015-04-106-4 200 R-R 1958-11-08 56.153Sweetwater,Louisiana MLB1976-19951985-1985
1976-11- 264-OAK
Jose CapellanP2015-04-07Heart attack6-3 170 R-R 1981-01-13 34.084Cotui,Dom Rep MLB2001-20092004-2008
1998-   UDFA-ATL
Riccardo IngramLF2015-03-31Cancer6-0 205 R-R 1966-09-10 48.202Douglas,Georgia MLB1986-19961994-1995
1987- 4- 105-DET
Ronald HensonP2015-03-296-3 175 L-R 1946-05-18 68.315- --
1967- 1-  15-CLE
Dick MillsP2015-03-286-3 195 R-R 1945-01-29 70.058Boston,Massachusetts MLB1970-19701970-1970
1966- 6-  85-PIT
Victor SanchezP2015-03-28Boating accident6-0 255 R-R 1995-01-30 20.057Rio Chico,Venezuela AA2012-2014-
2011-   UDFA-SEA
Bill SlaybackP2015-03-256-4 200 R-R 1948-02-21 67.033Hollywood,California MLB1968-19741972-1974
1968- 7- 113-DET
Al Rosen3B2015-03-135-10 180 R-R 1924-02-29 91.013Spartanburg,South Carolina MLB1947-19561947-1956  
Bob AndersonP2015-03-126-4 210 R-R 1935-09-29 79.165East Chicago,Indiana MLB1957-19631957-1963  
Steve SheaP2015-03-046-3 215 R-R 1942-12-05 72.089Worcester,Massachusetts MLB1968-19691968-1969
1961-   UDFA-CHN
Jeff McKnight1B-2B2015-03-01Leukemia6-0 188 B-R 1963-02-18 52.011Conway,Arkansas MLB1983-19981989-1994
1983- 2-  29-NYN
Minnie MinosoOF2015-03-01Tear in his pulmonary artery5-10 175 R-R 1922-11-29 92.092Havana,Cuba MLB1949-20031949-1980  
Alex JohnsonOF2015-02-28Complications from Cancer6-0 205 R-R 1942-12-07 72.083Helena,Arkansas MLB1962-19761964-1976
1961-   UDFA-PHI
Jim KingOF2015-02-236-0 185 L-R 1932-08-27 82.180Elkins,Arkansas MLB1955-19671955-1967  
Gary WoodsOF2015-02-19Heart attack6-2 190 R-R 1954-07-20 60.214Santa Barbara,California MLB1973-19861976-1985
1973-27- 602-MIN
Wendell KimCOACH2015-02-15Alzheimers5-5 160 R-R 1950-03-09 64.343Honolulu,Hawaii AAA1977-1980-  
Mickey AbarbanelP2015-02-145-11 183 B-L 1945-12-10 69.066Jersey City,New Jersey --
1965- 3-  57-CHA
Ray HathawayP2015-02-116-0 165 R-R 1916-10-13 98.121Greenville,Ohio MLB1945-19451945-1945  
Don JohnsonP2015-02-106-3 200 R-R 1926-11-12 88.090Portland,Oregon MLB1947-19581947-1958  
Serguey LinaresP2015-02-07Suicide6-4 225 R-R 1983-02-01 32.006Pinar del Rio,Cuba A+2007-2008-  
Jim McKnightIF2015-02-066-0 165 B-R 1957-06-09 57.242Bee Branch,Arkansas A+1978-1985-  
Dave Bergman1B2015-02-02Bile duct cancer6-2 190 L-L 1953-06-06 61.241Evanston,Illinois MLB1972-19921975-1992
1974- 2-  36-NYA
Thomas ButlerSS-2B2015-01-315-11 165 R-R 1951-08-10 63.174- --
1973-15- 355-DET
Al SeverinsenP2015-01-276-3 220 R-R 1944-11-09 70.079Brooklyn,New York MLB1964-19721969-1972
1963-   UDFA-CHN
Roy MorettiP2015-01-27Cancer6-0 165 R-R 1958-- 60.???Victoria,BC A+1978-1984-  
Charlie WilliamsP2015-01-27Complications following surgery6-2 200 R-R 1947-10-11 67.108Flushing,New York MLB1968-19781971-1978
1968- 7- 133-NYN
Rocky BridgesSS-2B2015-01-275-8 175 R-R 1927-08-07 87.173Refugio,Texas MLB1951-19611951-1961  
Jhon FlorentinoSS2015-01-266-0 155 R-R 1983-08-22 31.157Azua,Dom Rep AA2005-2010-  
Kris RalstonP2015-01-256-2 200 R-R 1971-08-08 43.170Carthage,Missouri AAA1992-1998-
1993-21- 581-KCA
Bill MonbouquetteP2015-01-25Acute myeloid Leukemia5-11 195 R-R 1936-08-11 78.167Medford,Massachusetts MLB1958-19681958-1968
1955-   UDFA-BOS
Scott KannenbergP2015-01-246-5 205 R-R 1963-11-04 51.081Lakewood,Colorado A+1986-1988-
1986- 2-  47-CAL
Nick KobackC2015-01-23Cancer6-0 187 R-R 1935-07-19 79.188Hartford,Connecticut MLB1953-19551953-1955  
Ernie Banks1B-SS2015-01-23Heart attack6-1 180 R-R 1931-01-31 83.357Dallas,Texas MLB1953-19711953-1971  
Don BryantC2015-01-226-5 200 R-R 1941-07-13 73.193Jasper,Florida MLB1966-19701966-1970
1959-   UDFA-DET
Corey MattisonP2015-01-15Murdered6-6 220 R-R 1977-12-01 37.045Burlington,North Carolina A-1998-2001-  
Yeralf TorresP2015-01-14Car accident6-1 175 R-R 1995-09-21 19.115Barquisimeto,Venezuela RK2013-2014-
2012-   UDFA-ATL
Chuck LockeP2015-01-095-11 185 R-R 1932-05-05 82.249Malden,Missouri MLB1955-19551955-1955  
Stu MillerP2015-01-045-11 165 R-R 1927-12-26 87.009Northampton,Massachusetts MLB1952-19681952-1968  
Hank PetersEXEC2015-01-04   - 1924-09-16 90.110- --  
Bill KearnsSCOUT2015-01-01   - 1921-- 97.???Watertown,Massachusetts --