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Roy Wright passed away on 2018-05-05
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
Vaughn EshelmanP2018-07-246-3 205 L-L 1969-05-22 49.063Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1990-20011995-1997
1991- 4- 108-BAL
Tony CloningerP2018-07-246-0 210 R-R 1940-08-13 77.345Lincoln County,North Carolina MLB1958-19721961-1972
1958-   UDFA-MLB
Brent WeberP2018-07-16ALS6-0 190 R-R 1969-08-07 48.343Sanborn,Minnesota A1991-1991-  
Sammy Esposito3B-SS2018-07-095-9 165 R-R 1931-12-15 86.207Chicago,Illinois MLB1952-19631952-1963  
Todd JohannesC2018-07-016-3 185 R-R 1976-10-25 41.249San Jose,California AAA1996-2002-
1999-35-1050-MON
Joe MattinglyP2018-06-28   - 1974-- 44.???- --
1994-36- 988-NYN
Mike KilkennyP2018-06-286-3 175 R-L 1945-04-11 73.078Bradford,Ontario MLB1964-19731969-1973
1964-   UDFA-DET
David NixP2018-06-276-1 185 L-L 1971-10-01 46.270Evansville,Indiana Ind1990-1996-
1990- 7- 197-HOU
Curtis Zimmerman1B2018-06-226-2 185 L-L 1951-08-23 66.304New Orleans,Louisiana NCAA1970-1973-
1973-24- 542-CLE
Bill ConnorsP2018-06-186-1 180 R-R 1941-11-02 76.228Schenectady,New York MLB1966-19681966-1968
1961-   UDFA-CHN
Mike RobertsonOF2018-06-186-2 190 R-R 1962-06-01 56.017Granite City,Illinois AA1985-1989-
1985-15- 384-SLN
Dutch RennertUMP2018-06-175-8 180 - 1930-06-12 88.005Oshkosh,Wisconsin --  
Ed RoebuckP2018-06-14Natural Causes6-2 185 R-R 1931-07-03 86.347East Millsboro,Pennsylvania MLB1955-19661955-1966  
Red Schoendienst2B2018-06-066-0 170 B-R 1923-02-02 95.124Germantown,Illinois MLB1945-19631945-1963  
Larry OwenC2018-06-065-11 185 R-R 1955-05-31 63.006Cleveland,Ohio MLB1977-19881981-1988
1977-17- 420-ATL
Chuck TaylorP2018-06-056-2 195 R-R 1942-04-18 76.048Murfreesboro,Tennessee MLB1961-19761969-1976
1961-   UDFA-SLN
Steve KlineP2018-06-046-3 205 R-R 1947-10-06 70.242Wenatchee,Washington MLB1966-19771970-1977
1966- 7- 130-NYA
Bruce KisonP2018-06-01Cancer6-4 178 R-R 1950-02-18 68.103Pasco,Washington MLB1968-19851971-1985
1968-14- 309-PIT
Ray Barker1B2018-05-296-0 192 L-R 1936-03-12 82.078Martinsburg,West Virginia MLB1960-19671960-1967
1955-   UDFA-BAL
Dave GarciaCOACH2018-05-21Natural causes6-0 180 R-R 1920-09-15 97.248East St. Louis,Illinois --  
Frank Quilici2B-3B2018-05-146-0 175 R-R 1939-05-11 79.003Chicago,Illinois MLB1965-19701965-1970
1961-   UDFA-MIN
Tom FletcherP2018-05-096-0 170 B-L 1942-06-28 75.315Elmira,New York MLB1962-19621962-1962
1962-   UDFA-DET
Al StanekP2018-05-085-11 190 L-L 1943-12-24 74.136Springfield,Massachusetts MLB1963-19631963-1963
1962-   UDFA-SFN
Roy WrightP2018-05-056-2 170 R-R 1933-09-26 84.221Buchtel,Ohio MLB1956-19561956-1956  
Jason SmithP2018-05-046-3 196 R-R 1984-07-12 33.296Falmouth,Massachusetts Rk2003-2003-
2003-49-1444-BOS
Johnny ArdP2018-05-036-5 220 R-R 1967-06-01 50.337Las Vegas,Nevada AAA1988-1996-
1988- 1-  20-MIN
Tom RizzoSS2018-04-275-8 160 R-R 1966-08-21 51.249Pittsfield,Massachusetts A1988-1990-
1988-18- 450-ATL
Marv RackleyOF2018-04-245-10 170 L-L 1921-07-25 96.273Seneca,South Carolina MLB1947-19501947-1950  
Dave Nelson2B-3B2018-04-23Cancer5-10 160 R-R 1944-06-20 73.307Fort Sill,Oklahoma MLB1964-19771968-1977
1964-   UDFA-CLE
George AlusikOF2018-04-206-3 175 R-R 1935-02-11 83.068Ashley,Pennsylvania MLB1958-20121958-1964
1953-   UDFA-DET
John DuffieP2018-04-196-7 210 R-R 1945-10-04 72.197Greenwood,South Carolina MLB1967-19671967-1967
1966-   UDFA-LAN
David HagadornP2018-04-195-11 175 R-R 1949-07-08 68.285Hornell,New York --
1970-18- 430-CIN
John HopeP2018-04-186-3 195 R-R 1970-12-21 47.118Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB1989-19991993-1996
1989- 2-  59-PIT
Ken HottmanOF2018-04-165-11 190 R-R 1948-05-07 69.344Stockton,California MLB1971-19711971-1971
1968- 1-  14-SLN
Kevin YarabinecP2018-04-15Car accident6-3 200 R-R 1995-- 23.???Sharpsville,Pennsylvania NCAA2014-2017-  
Bob KonopaP2018-04-136-1 180 R-L 1961-08-08 56.248Garfield Heights,Ohio AA1979-1985-
1979- 5- 115-MIN
Gary Tucker1B2018-04-115-11 170 L-L 1951-11-11 66.152Tampa,Florida --
1970- 9- 200-CLE
Roger CoryellCOACH2018-04-04   - 1947-03-24 71.011Lansing,Michigan --  
Ron RollerOF2018-03-31Lung cancer6-0 180 R-R 1952-01-02 66.089Yakima,Washington --
1971-14- 336-OAK
Ed Samcoff2B2018-03-295-10 165 R-R 1924-09-01 93.209Sacramento,California MLB1951-19511951-1951  
Rusty StaubOF-1B2018-03-29Multiple organ failure6-2 200 L-R 1944-04-01 73.362New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1962-19851963-1985
1961-   UDFA-HOU
Don ColpoysH2018-03-295-11 185 R-R 1934-06-19 83.283Buffalo,New York --  
Jesus MartinezP2018-03-28Heart attack6-2 190 L-L 1974-03-13 44.015Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AAA1992-2001-  
Jerry MosesC2018-03-276-3 210 R-R 1946-08-09 71.230Yazoo City,Mississippi MLB1964-19751965-1975
1964-   UDFA-BOS
Carl ScheibP2018-03-246-1 192 R-R 1927-01-01 91.082Gratz,Pennsylvania MLB1943-19541943-1954  
Larry MillerP2018-03-216-0 195 L-L 1937-06-19 80.275Topeka,Kansas MLB1964-19661964-1966
1959-   UDFA-LAN
Dick LeMayP2018-03-196-3 190 L-L 1938-08-28 79.203Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1961-19631961-1963
1958-   UDFA-SFN
Jerry SchoonmakerOF2018-03-185-11 190 R-R 1933-12-14 84.094Seymour,Missouri MLB1955-19571955-1957  
Dave SensenbrennerP2018-03-176-3 190 L-L 1957-03-20 60.362- A+1979-1985-  
Augie GarridoCOACH2018-03-15   - 1939-02-06 79.037Vallejo,California --  
Ed Charles3B2018-03-155-10 170 R-R 1933-04-29 84.320Daytona Beach,Florida MLB1962-19691962-1969
1952-   UDFA-BSN
Brett MendozaC2018-03-10Car accident5-8 180 R-R 1986-09-30 31.161Anaheim Hills,California Ind2006-2015-  
Scott Eskra3B2018-03-07Logging accident5-11 190 R-R 1975-10-04 42.155Eureka,California NCAA1997-1997-
1996-75-1677-FLO
Steve StroughterOF2018-03-066-2 190 L-R 1952-03-15 65.356Visalia,California MLB1977-19831982-1982
1971- 1-   6-SFN
Bob EngelUMP2018-03-055-10 205 - 1933-10-11 84.145Atascadero,California --  
Curt RaydonP2018-03-036-4 190 R-R 1933-11-18 84.105Bloomington,Illinois MLB1958-19581958-1958  
Sammy StewartP2018-03-026-3 208 R-R 1954-10-28 63.125Asheville,North Carolina MLB1975-19871978-1987
1974-28- 591-KCA
Tony LevatoSCOUT2018-02-26   - 1934-09-16 83.163Chicago,Illinois --  
Rick Gallagher1B2018-02-236-3 185 L-L 1947-- 71.???Glendale,California --
1969-21- 498-SFN
Jack HamiltonP2018-02-226-0 200 R-R 1938-12-25 79.059Burlington,Iowa MLB1962-19691962-1969
1957-   UDFA-SLN
Ronald JimenezSS-2B2018-02-21Shot to death by police6-1 170 R-R 1994-01-22 24.030La Guaira,Venezuela Rk2011-2011-  
Tom BrewerP2018-02-156-1 175 R-R 1931-09-03 86.165Wadesboro,South Carolina MLB1954-19611954-1961  
Tito FranconaOF-1B2018-02-135-11 190 L-L 1933-11-04 84.101Aliquippa,Pennsylvania MLB1956-19701956-1970  
Rudy Regalado3B2018-02-126-1 185 R-R 1930-05-21 87.267Los Angeles,California MLB1954-19561954-1956  
Ryan Owens2B2018-02-12Pneumonia6-2 200 R-R 1978-03-18 39.331Downey,California AAA1997-2005-
1999- 7- 208-ARI
Jim NapierC2018-02-115-11 200 R-R 1938-08-02 79.193Wasco,California --  
Wally MoonOF2018-02-096-0 175 L-R 1930-04-03 87.312Bay,Arkansas MLB1954-19651954-1965  
Ralph LumentiP2018-02-076-3 185 L-L 1936-12-21 81.048Milford,Massachusetts MLB1957-19591957-1959  
Earl BassP2018-02-04Cancer6-1 175 R-R 1952-11-26 65.070- AAA1974-1978-
1975- 3-  68-LAN
Laurin PepperP2018-02-045-11 190 R-R 1931-01-18 87.017Vaughan,Mississippi MLB1954-19571954-1957  
Don ChoateP2018-02-04Cancer6-0 185 R-R 1938-07-02 79.217Potosi,Missouri MLB1960-19601960-1960
1956-   UDFA-SLN
Roy Dietzel2B-3B2018-02-036-0 190 R-R 1931-01-09 87.025Baltimore,Maryland MLB1954-19541954-1954  
Oscar GambleOF2018-01-31ameloblastic carcinoma5-11 165 L-R 1949-12-20 68.042Ramer,Alabama MLB1968-19851969-1985
1968-16- 363-CHN
Kevin TowersP2018-01-30Cancer6-1 190 R-R 1961-11-11 56.080Eugene,Oregon AAA1982-1989-
1982- 1-   1-SDN
Julio NavarroP2018-01-245-11 190 R-R 1936-01-09 82.015Vieques,Puerto Rico MLB1962-19701962-1970
1955-   UDFA-NY1
Marcos CarvajalP2018-01-24Pneumonia6-4 165 R-R 1984-08-19 33.158Edo Bolivar,Venezuela MLB2002-20082005-2007
2000-   UDFA-LAN
John SchlesigerSS-3B2018-01-22   - 1950-- 68.???- --
1969- 4-  81-NYA
Bill JohnsonP2018-01-206-5 205 R-R 1960-10-06 57.106Wilmington,Delaware MLB1980-19861983-1984
1980-   UDFA-PHI
Moose StubingH2018-01-196-3 220 L-L 1938-03-31 79.294Bronx,New York MLB1967-19771967-1967
1956-   UDFA-PIT
Bob BartonC2018-01-156-0 175 R-R 1941-07-30 76.169Norwood,Ohio MLB1959-19741965-1974
1959-   UDFA-SFN
Ray BellinoSCOUT2018-01-14   - 1932-12-03 85.042Jersey City,New Jersey --  
Doug HarveyUMP2018-01-136-2 195 - 1930-03-13 87.306South Gate,California --  
Stu SingletonSS-OF2018-01-126-1 185 L-R 1949-05-01 68.256Vancouver,Washington --
1967- 2-  33-CHA
Rudy AriasP2018-01-125-10 165 L-L 1931-06-06 86.220Las Vilas,Cuba MLB1959-19591959-1959
1953-   UDFA-CHA
Dodd Johnson3B-OF2018-01-11Truck accident6-4 200 R-R 1964-08-25 53.139Austin,Texas A+1985-1991-
1985- 1-  14-ATL
Bob Bailey3B-OF2018-01-096-0 188 R-R 1942-10-13 75.088Long Beach,California MLB1961-19781962-1978
1961-   UDFA-PIT
Steve JasinskiP2018-01-08   - 1950-12-26 67.013Chicopee,Massachusetts --
1969-47- 951-NYN
Dick Young2B2018-01-075-11 175 L-R 1928-06-03 89.218Seattle,Washington MLB1951-19521951-1952  
Wayne NortonSCOUT2018-01-07ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease6-1 188 L-R 1942-11-13 75.055Port Moody,BC --  
Rob PiccioloSS-2B2018-01-03Heart Attack6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-04 64.333Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19851977-1985
1975- 1-   4-OAK