From BR Bullpen
Frederick Donald Rudolph
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lb.
- Debut September 21, 1957
- Final Game September 12, 1964
- Born August 16, 1931 in Baltimore, MD USA
- Died September 12, 1968 in Granada Hills, CA USA
 Biographical Information
His wife, Patti Waggin, was a noted "strip-tease" artist and motorcycle racer, per 2/27/57 The Sporting News.
A web site devoted to Patti and Don: http://www.pattiwaggin.com/shop_content.php?coID=11
Accidental Death-Crushed By Dumptruck according to deadballera.com,website devoted to the deaths of Baseball players. The Patti Waggin web site (above) has the story like this: "
On September 12, 1968 Don took the company truck to work. Coming down a steep grade the brakes went out, and the truck rolled over. Just three weeks past his 37th birthday Don Rudolph was dead. He left behind a young wife barely 40 and a 7 year old daughter."