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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Nick Adenhart 2009-04-09 22.228 Car accident p 6-4 190 R R 1986-08-24 Hagerstown,MD MLB 2008-2009 2005-2009
James Atkins 2009-02-28 87.355 -- p 6-3 205 L R 1921-03-10 Birmingham,AL MLB 1950-1952 1950-1952
Del Bates 2009-09-24 69.104 -- c 6-2 195 L R 1940-06-12 Seattle,WA MLB 1970-1970 1970-1970
Ed Blake 2009-04-15 83.113 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1925-12-23 East St. Louis,IL MLB 1951-1957 1951-1957
Johnny Blanchard 2009-03-25 76.027 Heart attack of-c 6-1 198 L R 1933-02-26 Minneapolis,MN MLB 1955-1965 1955-1965
Buddy Blattner 2009-09-04 89.209 -- 2b 6-0 180 R R 1920-02-08 St. Louis,MO MLB 1942-1949 1942-1949
Nino Bongiovanni 2009-01-06 97.017 -- of 5-10 175 L L 1911-12-21 Pike's Peak,LA MLB 1938-1939 1938-1939
Earle Brucker 2009-03-28 83.211 -- c 6-2 210 L R 1925-08-29 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1948-1948 1948-1948
Ron Cash 2009-04-22 59.153 -- 1b-3b 6-0 180 R R 1949-11-20 Atlanta,GA MLB 1973-1974 1970-1976
Jackie Collum 2009-08-29 82.069 -- p 5-7 163 L L 1927-06-21 Victor,IA MLB 1951-1962 1951-1962
Gene Corbett 2009-01-28 95.095 -- 1b 6-1 190 L R 1913-10-25 Winona,MN MLB 1936-1938 1936-1938
Frank Dasso 2009-06-08 91.281 -- p 5-11 185 R R 1917-08-31 Chicago,IL MLB 1945-1946 1945-1946
Mike Derrick 2009-01-14 65.118 -- of-1b 6-0 190 L R 1943-09-19 Columbia,SC MLB 1970-1970 1970-1970
Dom DiMaggio 2009-05-08 92.085 Pneumonia of 5-9 168 R R 1917-02-12 San Francisco,CA MLB 1940-1953 1940-1953
Alec Distaso 2009-07-13 60.202 Cancer p 6-2 200 R R 1948-12-23 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1969-1969 1969-1969
Cal Ermer 2009-08-08 85.272 -- 2b 6-0 175 R R 1923-11-10 Baltimore,MD MLB 1947-1947 1947-1947
Mark Fidrych 2009-04-13 54.242 Farm accident p 6-3 175 R R 1954-08-14 Worcester,MA MLB 1976-1980 1976-1983
Ben Flowers 2009-02-18 81.249 -- p 6-4 195 R R 1927-06-15 Wilson,NC MLB 1951-1956 1951-1956
Herman Franks 2009-03-30 95.085 -- c 5-10 187 L R 1914-01-04 Price,UT MLB 1939-1949 1939-1949
Lonny Frey 2009-09-13 99.021 -- 2b-ss 5-10 160 L R 1910-08-23 St. Louis,MO MLB 1933-1948 1933-1948
Purnal Goldy 2009-09-21 71.297 -- of 6-5 200 R R 1937-11-28 Camden,NJ MLB 1962-1963 1962-1963
Preston Gomez 2009-01-13 85.269 Hit by car ss-2b 5-11 170 R R 1923-04-20 Preston,CU MLB 1944-1944 1944-1944
Ray Hamrick 2009-06-09 87.312 -- ss-2b 5-11 160 R R 1921-08-01 Nashville,TN MLB 1943-1944 1943-1944
Gene Handley 2009-04-12 94.138 -- 2b 5-10 165 R R 1914-11-25 Kennett,MO MLB 1946-1947 1946-1947
Woodie Held 2009-06-11 77.078 Cancer ss-of 5-11 180 R R 1932-03-25 Sacramento,CA MLB 1954-1969 1954-1969
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Tommy Henrich 2009-12-01 96.284 -- of 6-0 180 L L 1913-02-20 Massillon,OH MLB 1937-1950 1937-1950
Ramon Hernandez 2009-02-04 68.157 -- p 5-9 170 B L 1940-08-31 Carolina,PR MLB 1967-1977 1967-1977
Jose Herrera 2009-10-16 67.191 -- of 5-8 165 R R 1942-04-08 San Lorenzo,VZ MLB 1967-1970 1967-1970
Jessie Hollins 2009-07-09 39.163 Drowned p 6-3 190 R R 1970-01-27 Conroe,TX MLB 1992-1992 1989-1997
Larry Jansen 2009-10-10 89.086 Congestive heart failure p 6-2 190 R R 1920-07-16 Verboort,OR MLB 1947-1956 1947-1956
Roy Johnson 2009-01-26 49.214 Heart attack of 6-4 205 L L 1959-06-27 Parkin,AR MLB 1982-1985 1980-1988
George Kell 2009-03-24 86.213 -- 3b 5-9 175 R R 1922-08-23 Swifton,AR MLB 1943-1957 1943-1957
Bill Kelso 2009-05-11 69.082 -- p 6-4 215 R R 1940-02-19 Kansas City,MO MLB 1964-1968 1964-1968
Jim Kirby 2009-07-17 86.073 -- h 5-11 175 R R 1923-05-05 Nashville,TN MLB 1949-1949 1949-1949
Bill Kirk 2009-10-26 74.099 -- p 6-0 165 L L 1935-07-19 Coatesville,PA MLB 1961-1961 1961-1961
Jay Kleven 2009-06-30 59.210 -- c 6-2 190 R R 1949-12-02 Oakland,CA MLB 1976-1976 1976-1977
Barry Lersch 2009-10-04 65.027 Heart attack p 6-0 180 B R 1944-09-07 Denver,CO MLB 1969-1974 1969-1974
Bill Lillard 2009-06-09 91.150 -- ss 5-10 170 R R 1918-01-10 Goleta,CA MLB 1939-1940 1939-1940
Jack Littrell 2009-06-09 80.138 -- ss 6-0 179 R R 1929-01-22 Louisville,KY MLB 1952-1957 1952-1957
Whitey Lockman 2009-03-17 82.235 Pulmonary illness 1b-of 6-1 175 L R 1926-07-25 Lowell,NC MLB 1945-1960 1945-1960
Jack Lohrke 2009-04-29 85.064 Stroke 3b-2b 6-0 180 R R 1924-02-25 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1947-1953 1947-1953
Ed Lyons 2009-01-25 85.259 -- 2b 5-9 165 R R 1923-05-12 Winston-Salem,NC MLB 1947-1947 1947-1947
Ron Moeller 2009-11-02 71.020 -- p 6-0 180 L L 1938-10-13 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1956-1963 1956-1963
Danny Morejon 2009-04-27 78.280 -- of 6-1 175 R R 1930-07-21 Havana,CU MLB 1958-1958 1958-1958
Joe Pactwa 2009-03-10 60.281 -- p 5-11 185 L L 1948-06-02 Hammond,IN MLB 1975-1975 1975-1975
Len Perme 2009-01-24 91.060 -- p 6-0 170 L L 1917-11-25 Cleveland,OH MLB 1942-1946 1942-1946
Jack Phillips 2009-08-30 87.358 -- 1b 6-4 193 R R 1921-09-06 Clarence,NY MLB 1947-1957 1947-1957
Brian Powell 2009-10-05 35.360 Suicide by Firearm p 6-2 205 R R 1973-10-10 Bainbridge,GA MLB 1998-2004 1993-2005
Luis Quintana 2009-07-27 57.215 Natural causes p 6-2 175 L L 1951-12-25 Vega Baja,PR MLB 1974-1975 1974-1983
Herman Reich 2009-10-22 91.333 Natural causes 1b 6-2 200 R L 1917-11-23 Bell,CA MLB 1949-1949 1949-1949
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Dusty Rhodes 2009-06-17 82.035 Heart failure of 6-0 180 L R 1927-05-13 Mathews,AL MLB 1952-1959 1952-1959
Dave Roberts 2009-01-09 64.120 Lung cancer p 6-2 197 L L 1944-09-11 Gallipolis,OH MLB 1969-1981 1969-1981
Humberto Robinson 2009-09-29 79.096 -- p 6-1 155 R R 1930-06-25 Colon,PN MLB 1955-1960 1955-1960
Eduardo Rodriguez 2009-03-06 56.000 Heart attack p 6-0 185 R R 1952-03-06 Barceloneta,PR MLB 1973-1979 1973-1979
Freddy Rodriguez 2009-06-11 85.043 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1924-04-29 Havana,CU MLB 1958-1959 1958-1959
Johnny Schaive 2009-05-11 75.075 -- 3b-2b 5-8 175 R R 1934-02-25 Springfield,IL MLB 1958-1963 1958-1963
Howie Schultz 2009-10-30 87.119 Cancer 1b 6-6 200 R R 1922-07-03 St. Paul,MN MLB 1943-1948 1943-1948
Craig Stimac 2009-01-16 54.059 Suicide c 6-2 185 R R 1954-11-18 Oak Park,IL MLB 1980-1981 1976-1982
Tom Sturdivant 2009-02-28 78.306 -- p 6-1 186 L R 1930-04-28 Gordon,KS MLB 1955-1964 1955-1964
Joe Tepsic 2009-02-23 85.159 -- of 5-9 170 R R 1923-09-18 Slovan,PA MLB 1946-1946 1946-1946
Don Thompson 2009-09-28 85.275 -- of 6-0 185 L L 1923-12-28 Swepsonville,NC MLB 1949-1954 1949-1954
Ted Uhlaender 2009-02-12 68.114 Heart attack of 6-2 190 L R 1940-10-21 Chicago Heights,IL MLB 1965-1972 1965-1972
Elmer Weingartner 2009-03-15 90.214 -- ss 5-11 178 R R 1918-08-13 Cleveland,OH MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Billy Werber 2009-01-22 100.216 -- 3b 5-10 170 R R 1908-06-20 Berwyn,MD MLB 1930-1942 1930-1942
Carl Willey 2009-07-21 78.045 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1931-06-06 Cherryfield,ME MLB 1958-1965 1958-1965
Davey Williams 2009-08-17 81.289 -- 2b 5-10 160 R R 1927-11-02 Dallas,TX MLB 1949-1955 1949-1955
Frank Williams 2009-01-09 50.330 Complications from pneumonia p 6-1 195 R R 1958-02-13 Seattle,WA MLB 1984-1989 1979-1989
George Williams 2009-05-14 69.204 Lung cancer 2b 5-11 165 R R 1939-10-23 Detroit,MI MLB 1961-1964 1961-1964
Ed Wolfe 2009-03-08 80.065 -- p 6-3 185 R R 1929-01-02 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1952-1952 1952-1952
Hal Woodeshick 2009-06-14 76.294 -- p 6-3 200 R L 1932-08-24 Wilkes-Barre,PA MLB 1956-1967 1956-1967
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