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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ed Albosta 2003-01-07 84.072 -- p 6-1 175 R R 1918-10-27 Saginaw,MI MLB 1941-1946 1941-1946
Chuck Aleno 2003-02-10 85.356 -- 3b 6-1 215 R R 1917-02-19 St. Louis,MO MLB 1941-1944 1941-1944
Toby Atwell 2003-01-25 78.322 -- c 5-9 185 L R 1924-03-08 Leesburg,VA MLB 1952-1956 1952-1956
Red Barbary 2003-09-27 83.098 -- h 6-2 195 R R 1920-06-20 Simpsonville,SC MLB 1943-1943 1943-1943
Earl Battey 2003-11-15 68.314 Cancer c 6-1 205 R R 1935-01-05 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1955-1967 1955-1967
Ralph Beard 2003-02-10 73.364 -- p 6-5 200 R R 1929-02-11 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1954-1954 1954-1954
Steve Bechler 2003-02-17 23.091 Abnormal liver function,mild hypertension p 6-2 207 R R 1979-11-18 Medford,OR MLB 2002-2002 1998-2002
Bobby Bonds 2003-08-23 57.161 Lung cancer,brain tumor of 6-1 190 R R 1946-03-15 Riverside,CA MLB 1968-1981 1968-1982
Sam Bowens 2003-03-28 64.005 -- of 6-1 195 R R 1939-03-23 Wilmington,NC MLB 1963-1969 1963-1969
Charlie Bowles 2003-12-23 86.282 -- p 6-3 180 R R 1917-03-15 Norwood,MA MLB 1943-1945 1943-1945
Ken Brett 2003-11-18 55.060 Brain cancer p 5-11 195 L L 1948-09-18 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1967-1981 1967-1981
Jack Brewer 2003-11-30 84.132 -- p 6-2 170 R R 1919-07-21 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1944-1946 1944-1946
Jack Bruner 2003-06-24 78.357 -- p 6-1 185 L L 1924-07-01 Waterloo,IA MLB 1949-1950 1949-1950
Wally Burnette 2003-02-12 73.237 -- p 6-0 178 R R 1929-06-20 Blairs,VA MLB 1956-1958 1956-1958
Joe Buzas 2003-03-19 83.168 -- ss 6-1 180 R R 1919-10-02 Alpha,NJ MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Ivan Calderon 2003-12-27 41.283 Murdered lf-rf 6-1 205 R R 1962-03-19 Fajardo,PR MLB 1984-1993 1980-1993
Ed Chandler 2003-07-06 81.139 -- p 6-2 190 R R 1922-02-17 Pinson,AL MLB 1947-1947 1947-1947
Slick Coffman 2003-05-08 92.148 -- p 6-0 155 R R 1910-12-11 Veto,AL MLB 1937-1940 1937-1940
Alta Cohen 2003-03-11 94.075 -- of 5-10 170 L L 1908-12-25 New York,NY MLB 1931-1933 1931-1933
Al Corwin 2003-10-23 76.324 -- p 6-1 170 R R 1926-12-03 Newburgh,NY MLB 1951-1955 1951-1955
Wil Culmer 2003-10-14 45.337 Cerebral hemmorrhage of 6-4 210 R R 1957-11-11 Nassau,BM MLB 1983-1983 1978-1984
Joe Decker 2003-03-02 55.259 Head injuries related to fall p 6-0 180 R R 1947-06-16 Storm Lake,IA MLB 1969-1979 1969-1983
Juan Delis 2003-07-23 75.146 -- 3b-of 5-11 170 R R 1928-02-27 Santiago,CU MLB 1955-1955 1955-1955
Charlie Devens 2003-08-13 93.224 -- p 6-1 180 R R 1910-01-01 Milton,MA MLB 1932-1934 1932-1934
Larry Doby 2003-06-18 79.187 Cancer of 6-1 182 L R 1923-12-13 Camden,SC MLB 1947-1959 1947-1959
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Harry Eisenstat 2003-03-21 87.162 -- p 5-11 185 L L 1915-10-10 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1935-1942 1935-1942
Al Epperly 2003-04-14 84.342 -- p 6-2 194 L R 1918-05-07 Glidden,IA MLB 1938-1950 1938-1950
Hilly Flitcraft 2003-04-02 79.224 -- p 6-2 180 L L 1923-08-21 Woodstown,NJ MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Jim Fridley 2003-02-28 78.174 -- of 6-2 205 R R 1924-09-06 Philippi,WV MLB 1952-1958 1952-1958
Greg Garrett 2003-06-07 55.086 -- p 6-0 200 B L 1948-03-12 Atascadero,CA MLB 1970-1971 1970-1971
Al Gionfriddo 2003-03-14 81.006 Heart attack of 5-6 165 L L 1922-03-08 Dysart,PA MLB 1944-1947 1944-1947
Harley Grossman 2003-09-05 73.123 -- p 6-0 170 R R 1930-05-05 Evansville,IN MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
Garvin Hamner 2003-12-15 79.271 -- 2b-ss 5-11 172 R R 1924-03-18 Richmond,VA MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Red Hardy 2003-08-15 80.221 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1923-01-06 Marmarth,ND MLB 1951-1951 1951-1951
Gene Hasson 2003-07-30 88.010 -- 1b 6-0 197 L L 1915-07-20 Connellsville,PA MLB 1937-1938 1937-1938
Johnny Hopp 2003-06-01 86.317 -- of-1b 5-10 175 L L 1916-07-18 Hastings,NE MLB 1939-1952 1939-1952
Art Houtteman 2003-05-06 75.272 Heart attack p 6-2 188 R R 1927-08-07 Detroit,MI MLB 1945-1957 1945-1957
Spider Jorgensen 2003-11-06 84.003 -- 3b 5-9 155 L R 1919-11-03 Folsom,CA MLB 1947-1951 1947-1951
Joe Just 2003-11-22 87.318 -- c 5-11 185 R R 1916-01-08 Milwaukee,WI MLB 1944-1945 1944-1945
Bob Kammeyer 2003-01-27 52.056 Pulmonary embolism p 6-4 210 R R 1950-12-02 Kansas City,KS MLB 1978-1979 1970-1980
Harry Kinzy 2003-06-22 92.348 -- p 6-4 185 R R 1910-07-09 Hallsville,TX MLB 1934-1934 1934-1934
Johnny Klippstein 2003-10-10 75.358 -- p 6-1 185 R R 1927-10-17 Washington,DC MLB 1950-1967 1950-1967
Mickey Kreitner 2003-03-06 80.147 -- c 6-3 190 R R 1922-10-10 Nashville,TN MLB 1943-1944 1943-1944
Don Landrum 2003-01-09 66.327 -- of 6-0 180 L R 1936-02-16 Santa Rosa,CA MLB 1957-1966 1957-1966
Al Libke 2003-03-07 84.176 -- of 6-4 215 L R 1918-09-12 Tacoma,WA MLB 1945-1946 1945-1946
Carmen Mauro 2003-12-19 77.039 -- of 6-0 167 L R 1926-11-10 St. Paul,MN MLB 1948-1953 1948-1953
Phil McCullough 2003-01-16 85.178 -- p 6-4 204 R R 1917-07-22 Stockbridge,GA MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Mickey McDermott 2003-08-07 74.342 Congestive heart failure/colon cancer p 6-2 170 L L 1928-08-29 Poughkeepsie,NY MLB 1948-1961 1948-1961
Mickey McGowan 2003-03-08 81.102 -- p 6-2 200 L L 1921-11-26 Dothan,AL MLB 1948-1948 1948-1948
Norm McRae 2003-07-25 55.302 Cancer p 6-1 195 R R 1947-09-26 Elizabeth,NJ MLB 1969-1970 1969-1970
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Jim Mertz 2003-02-04 86.177 -- p 5-10 170 R R 1916-08-10 Lima,OH MLB 1943-1943 1943-1943
Bud Metheny 2003-01-02 87.215 -- of 5-11 190 L L 1915-06-01 St. Louis,MO MLB 1943-1946 1943-1946
Dutch Meyer 2003-01-19 87.105 -- 2b 5-10 181 R R 1915-10-06 Waco,TX MLB 1940-1946 1940-1946
Bill Miller 2003-07-01 75.340 -- p 6-0 175 L L 1927-07-26 Minersville,PA MLB 1952-1955 1952-1955
Ray Murray 2003-04-09 85.179 -- c 6-3 204 R R 1917-10-12 Spring Hope,NC MLB 1948-1954 1948-1954
Danny Napoleon 2003-04-26 61.105 -- of-3b 5-11 190 R R 1942-01-11 Claysburg,PA MLB 1965-1966 1965-1966
Joe Ostrowski 2003-01-03 86.048 -- p 6-0 180 L L 1916-11-15 West Wyoming,PA MLB 1948-1952 1948-1952
Billy Parker 2003-02-09 56.026 -- 2b-3b 5-8 168 R R 1947-01-14 Hayneville,AL MLB 1971-1973 1971-1976
Claude Passeau 2003-08-30 94.142 Natural causes p 6-3 198 R R 1909-04-09 Waynesboro,MS MLB 1935-1947 1935-1947
Rusty Peters 2003-02-21 88.069 -- 2b-ss 5-11 170 R R 1914-12-14 Roanoke,VA MLB 1936-1947 1936-1947
Jim Pruett 2003-07-29 85.225 -- c 5-10 178 R R 1917-12-16 Nashville,TN MLB 1944-1945 1944-1945
Ribs Raney 2003-07-07 80.141 -- p 6-4 190 R R 1923-02-16 Detroit,MI MLB 1949-1950 1949-1950
Billy Rogell 2003-08-09 98.257 Pneumonia ss 5-10 163 B R 1904-11-24 Springfield,IL MLB 1925-1940 1925-1940
Ernie Rudolph 2003-01-13 93.334 -- p 5-8 165 L R 1909-02-13 Black River Falls,WI MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Sonny Senerchia 2003-11-01 72.209 Motorcycle accident 3b 6-1 195 R R 1931-04-06 Newark,NJ MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
Jim Sheehan 2003-12-02 90.181 -- c 6-2 196 R R 1913-06-03 New Haven,CT MLB 1936-1936 1936-1936
Ron Shoop 2003-03-14 71.176 -- c 5-11 180 R R 1931-09-19 Rural Valley,PA MLB 1959-1959 1959-1959
Pete Sivess 2003-06-01 89.251 -- p 6-3 195 R R 1913-09-23 South River,NJ MLB 1936-1938 1936-1938
Lefty Sloat 2003-04-18 84.138 -- p 6-0 168 R L 1918-12-01 Nokomis,IL MLB 1948-1949 1948-1949
Bob Smith 2003-06-23 75.040 -- p 6-0 185 L L 1928-05-13 Clarence,MO MLB 1958-1959 1958-1959
Warren Spahn 2003-11-24 82.214 Natural causes p 6-0 175 L L 1921-04-23 Buffalo,NY MLB 1942-1965 1942-1965
Dernell Stenson 2003-11-05 25.141 Murdered lf-rf 6-1 215 L L 1978-06-17 LaGrange,GA MLB 2003-2003 1996-2003
Haywood Sullivan 2003-02-12 72.059 Stroke c 6-4 215 R R 1930-12-15 Donalsonville,GA MLB 1955-1963 1955-1963
Jarvis Tatum 2003-01-06 56.087 -- of 6-0 185 R R 1946-10-11 Fresno,CA MLB 1968-1970 1968-1970
Pete Taylor 2003-11-17 75.356 -- p 6-1 170 R R 1927-11-26 Severn,MD MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Johnny Welaj 2003-09-13 89.109 -- of 6-0 164 R R 1914-05-27 Moss Creek,PA MLB 1939-1943 1939-1943
Max West 2003-12-31 87.032 Brain cancer of-1b 6-1 182 L R 1916-11-28 Dexter,MO MLB 1938-1948 1938-1948
Jim Westlake 2003-01-03 72.184 -- h 6-1 190 L L 1930-07-03 Sacramento,CA MLB 1955-1955 1955-1955
Don Wheeler 2003-12-10 81.072 -- c 5-10 175 R R 1922-09-29 Minneapolis,MN MLB 1949-1949 1949-1949
Fuzz White 2003-04-24 84.301 -- of 6-0 175 L R 1918-06-27 Springfield,MO MLB 1940-1947 1940-1947
Dick Whitman 2003-02-12 82.094 -- of 5-11 170 L R 1920-11-09 Woodburn,OR MLB 1946-1951 1946-1971
Grady Wilson 2003-07-23 80.242 -- ss 6-0 170 R R 1922-11-23 Columbus,GA MLB 1948-1948 1948-1948
Chris Zachary 2003-04-19 59.059 Cancer p 6-2 200 L R 1944-02-19 Knoxville,TN MLB 1963-1973 1963-1973
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