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2008 MLB Season

2008 MLB Season

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2008 MLB Deaths
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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Ossie Alvarez 2008-03-08 74.140 -- ss-2b 5-10 165 R R 1933-10-19 Bolondron,CU MLB 1958-1959 1958-1959
Ernie Andres 2008-09-19 90.251 -- 3b 6-1 200 R R 1918-01-11 Jeffersonville,IN MLB 1946-1946 1946-1946
Ed Brinkman 2008-09-30 66.298 Complications from heart failure ss 6-0 170 R R 1941-12-06 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1961-1975 1961-1975
Tom Burgess 2008-11-24 81.085 Cancer 1b 6-0 180 L L 1927-09-01 London,ON MLB 1954-1962 1954-1962
John Buzhardt 2008-06-15 71.302 -- p 6-2 198 R R 1936-08-17 Prosperity,SC MLB 1958-1968 1958-1968
Don Cardwell 2008-01-14 72.038 -- p 6-4 210 R R 1935-12-07 Winston-Salem,NC MLB 1957-1970 1957-1970
Lance Clemons 2008-01-22 60.200 Cancer p 6-2 205 L L 1947-07-06 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1971-1974 1971-1974
Billy Consolo 2008-03-27 73.222 Cardiovascular disease ss-2b 5-11 180 R R 1934-08-18 Cleveland,OH MLB 1953-1962 1953-1962
Jake Crawford 2008-10-21 80.215 -- of 6-1 185 R R 1928-03-20 Campbell,MO MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
Jerry Crider 2008-04-04 66.214 Heart failure p 6-2 200 R R 1941-09-02 Sioux Falls,SD MLB 1969-1970 1969-1970
Todd Cruz 2008-09-02 52.284 Heart attack ss-3b 6-0 175 R R 1955-11-23 Highland Park,MI MLB 1978-1984 1977-1991
Bruce Dalcanton 2008-10-07 66.114 Esophageal cancer p 6-2 205 R R 1942-06-15 California,PA MLB 1967-1977 1967-1978
Chuck Daniel 2008-01-01 74.105 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1933-09-17 Bluffton,AR MLB 1957-1957 1957-1957
Deacon Donahue 2008-03-06 87.256 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1920-06-23 Chicago,IL MLB 1943-1944 1943-1944
Don Eaddy 2008-07-09 74.143 -- 3b 5-11 165 R R 1934-02-16 Grand Rapids,MI MLB 1959-1959 1959-1959
Dock Ellis 2008-12-19 63.283 Liver disease p 6-3 210 B R 1945-03-11 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1968-1979 1968-1979
Hal Erickson 2008-02-14 88.212 -- p 6-5 230 R R 1919-07-17 Portland,OR MLB 1953-1953 1953-1953
Bob Ferguson 2008-05-23 89.036 -- p 6-1 180 R R 1919-04-18 Birmingham,AL MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Sam File 2008-09-25 86.130 -- ss 5-11 160 R R 1922-05-18 Chester,PA MLB 1940-1940 1940-1940
Kevin Foster 2008-10-11 39.271 Cancer p 6-1 175 R R 1969-01-13 Evanston,IL MLB 1993-2001 1988-2004
Roy Foster 2008-03-21 62.235 -- of 6-0 185 R R 1945-07-29 Bixby,OK MLB 1970-1972 1970-1972
Russ Gibson 2008-07-27 69.083 Long illness c 6-1 195 R R 1939-05-06 Fall River,MA MLB 1967-1972 1967-1972
George Gick 2008-08-12 92.299 -- p 6-0 190 B R 1915-10-18 Dunnington,IN MLB 1937-1938 1937-1938
Geremi Gonzalez 2008-05-25 33.138 Struck by lightning p 6-2 210 R R 1975-01-08 Maracaibo,VZ MLB 1997-2006 1992-2007
Jim Goodwin 2008-04-12 81.241 -- p 6-1 170 L L 1926-08-15 St. Louis,MO MLB 1948-1948 1948-1948
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Julio Gotay 2008-07-04 69.026 Prostate cancer 2b 6-0 180 R R 1939-06-09 Fajardo,PR MLB 1960-1969 1960-1969
Randy Gumpert 2008-11-25 90.306 -- p 6-3 205 R R 1918-01-23 Monocacy,PA MLB 1936-1952 1936-1952
Don Gutteridge 2008-09-07 96.080 Pneumonia 2b 5-10 165 R R 1912-06-19 Pittsburg,KS MLB 1936-1948 1936-1948
Herb Hash 2008-05-20 97.097 -- p 6-1 180 R R 1911-02-13 Woolwine,VA MLB 1940-1941 1940-1941
Ray Hoffman 2008-05-30 90.350 -- 3b 6-0 175 L R 1917-06-14 Detroit,MI MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Tommy Holmes 2008-04-14 91.016 Natural causes of 5-10 180 L L 1917-03-29 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1942-1952 1942-1952
Cal Howe 2008-05-05 83.159 -- p 6-3 205 L L 1924-11-27 Rock Falls,IL MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
Sid Hudson 2008-10-10 93.281 -- p 6-4 180 R R 1915-01-03 Coalfield,TN MLB 1940-1954 1940-1954
Ken Hunt 2008-01-27 69.044 -- p 6-4 200 R R 1938-12-14 Ogden,UT MLB 1961-1961 1961-1961
Ron Jackson 2008-07-06 74.257 -- 1b 6-7 225 R R 1933-10-22 Kalamazoo,MI MLB 1954-1960 1954-1960
Art Johnson 2008-04-27 91.285 -- p 6-2 185 L L 1916-07-16 Winchester,MA MLB 1940-1942 1940-1942
Niles Jordan 2008-03-15 82.104 -- p 5-11 180 L L 1925-12-01 Lyman,WA MLB 1951-1952 1951-1952
Ed Levy 2008-10-27 91.364 -- of-1b 6-5 190 R R 1916-10-28 Birmingham,AL MLB 1940-1944 1940-1944
Em Lindbeck 2008-08-27 73.001 -- h 6-0 185 L R 1935-08-27 Kewanee,IL MLB 1960-1960 1960-1960
Dario Lodigiani 2008-02-10 91.248 -- 3b-2b 5-8 150 R R 1916-06-06 San Francisco,CA MLB 1938-1946 1938-1946
Joe Lutz 2008-10-20 83.244 Related to stroke/diabetes 1b 6-0 195 L L 1925-02-18 Keokuk,IA MLB 1951-1951 1951-1951
Hersh Lyons 2008-04-08 92.260 -- p 5-11 195 R R 1915-07-23 Fresno,CA MLB 1941-1941 1941-1941
John Marzano 2008-04-19 45.065 Positional asphyxia c 5-11 195 R R 1963-02-14 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1987-1998 1985-1999
Walt Masterson 2008-04-05 87.287 Stroke p 6-2 189 R R 1920-06-22 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1939-1956 1939-1956
Les McCrabb 2008-10-08 93.339 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1914-11-04 Wakefield,PA MLB 1939-1950 1939-1950
John McHale 2008-01-17 86.117 -- 1b 6-0 200 L R 1921-09-21 Detroit,MI MLB 1943-1948 1943-1948
Dave Melton 2008-10-23 80.020 -- of 6-0 185 R R 1928-10-03 Pampa,TX MLB 1956-1958 1956-1958
Steve Mingori 2008-07-10 64.132 Natural causes p 5-10 170 L L 1944-02-29 Kansas City,MO MLB 1970-1979 1970-1979
Al Montreuil 2008-01-18 64.148 -- 2b 5-5 158 R R 1943-08-23 New Orleans,LA MLB 1972-1972 1972-1972
Billy Muffett 2008-06-15 77.268 -- p 6-1 198 R R 1930-09-21 Hammond,IN MLB 1957-1962 1957-1962
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Bobby Murcer 2008-07-12 62.053 Brain cancer of 5-11 180 L R 1946-05-20 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1965-1983 1965-1985
Red Murff 2008-11-28 87.241 -- p 6-3 195 R R 1921-04-01 Burlington,TX MLB 1956-1957 1956-1957
Johnny Podres 2008-01-13 75.104 heart and kidney ailments and leg infection p 5-11 192 L L 1932-09-30 Witherbee,NY MLB 1953-1969 1953-1969
Bob Purkey 2008-03-16 78.245 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1929-07-14 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1954-1966 1954-1966
Bill Ramsey 2008-01-04 87.075 -- of 6-0 175 R R 1920-10-20 Osceola,AR MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Dave Ricketts 2008-07-13 73.002 Kidney cancer c 6-2 195 B R 1935-07-12 Pottstown,PA MLB 1963-1970 1963-1970
Steve Ridzik 2008-01-08 78.253 Heart disease p 5-11 170 R R 1929-04-29 Yonkers,NY MLB 1950-1966 1950-1966
Preacher Roe 2008-11-09 93.257 Colon cancer p 6-2 170 R L 1915-02-26 Ash Flat,AR MLB 1938-1954 1938-1954
Harry Schaeffer 2008-07-12 84.019 -- p 6-2 175 L L 1924-06-23 Reading,PA MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
Herb Score 2008-11-11 75.157 -- p 6-2 185 L L 1933-06-07 Rosedale,NY MLB 1955-1962 1955-1962
Bert Shepard 2008-06-16 87.353 -- p 5-11 185 L L 1920-06-28 Dana,IN MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Dave Smith 2008-12-17 53.331 Heart attack p 6-1 195 R R 1955-01-21 San Francisco,CA MLB 1980-1992 1977-1992
Bill Sorrell 2008-07-22 67.281 -- 3b-of 6-0 190 L R 1940-10-14 Morehead,KY MLB 1965-1970 1965-1970
Gerry Staley 2008-01-02 87.133 Natural causes p 6-0 195 R R 1920-08-21 Brush Prairie,WA MLB 1947-1961 1947-1961
Chuck Stobbs 2008-07-11 79.009 -- p 6-1 185 L L 1929-07-02 Wheeling,WV MLB 1947-1961 1947-1961
Lou Stringer 2008-10-19 91.159 -- 2b 5-11 173 R R 1917-05-13 Grand Rapids,MI MLB 1941-1950 1941-1950
Andy Tomasic 2008-11-27 88.353 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1919-12-10 Hokendauqua,PA MLB 1949-1949 1949-1949
Tom Tresh 2008-10-15 71.025 Heart attack of-ss 6-0 191 B R 1937-09-20 Detroit,MI MLB 1961-1969 1961-1969
Rene Valdez 2008-03-15 78.286 -- p 6-3 175 R R 1929-06-02 Guanabacoa,CU MLB 1957-1957 1957-1957
Porter Vaughan 2008-07-30 89.081 -- p 6-1 178 R L 1919-05-11 Stevensville,VA MLB 1940-1946 1940-1946
Mickey Vernon 2008-09-24 90.155 Stroke 1b 6-2 180 L L 1918-04-22 Marcus Hook,PA MLB 1939-1960 1939-1960
Lee Wheat 2008-07-29 78.317 -- p 6-4 200 R R 1929-09-15 Edwardsville,IL MLB 1954-1955 1954-1955
Nick Willhite 2008-12-14 67.321 Cancer p 6-2 195 L L 1941-01-27 Tulsa,OK MLB 1963-1967 1963-1967
Darrin Winston 2008-08-15 42.040 Leukemia p 6-0 195 R L 1966-07-06 Passaic,NJ MLB 1997-1998 1986-2002
Roy Wise 2008-02-25 83.098 -- p 6-2 170 B R 1924-11-18 Springfield,IL MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Floyd Wooldridge 2008-05-14 79.262 -- p 6-1 185 R R 1928-08-25 Jerico Springs,MO MLB 1955-1955 1955-1955
Sal Yvars 2008-12-10 84.294 Amyloidosis c 5-10 187 R R 1924-02-20 New York,NY MLB 1947-1954 1947-1954
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