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1939 Major League Baseball Died this Year

Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR/pos G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Date of Death Died
1 Frank Abercrombie 1 1871 1871 0 -0.1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Nov 11 Philadelphia, PA, United States
2 Nick Allen 6 1914 1920 0 -0.7 216 547 500 41 116 13 5 0 36 8 0 33 73 .232 .288 .278 .566 Oct 16 Hines, IL, United States
3 Sweetbread Bailey 3 1919 1921 0 0.2 52 35 30 1 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .267 .353 .300 .653 Sep 27 Joliet, IL, United States
4 Ed Biecher 2 1897 1898 0 -0.3 11 38 37 2 9 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .243 .243 .297 .541 Jul 15 St. Louis, MO, United States
5 Dallas Bradshaw 1 1917 1917 0 -0.1 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Dec 11 Herrin, IL, United States
6 George Bristow 1 1899 1899 0 -0.1 3 9 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .222 .250 .472 Oct 17 Bellingham, WA, United States
7 Cal Broughton 4 1883 1888 0 -0.4 40 147 143 10 27 6 0 0 3 0 4 2 .189 .211 .231 .442 Mar 15 Evansville, WI, United States
8 William Burke 1 1887 1887 0 -0.0 2 8 8 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 Mar 17 Atchison, KS, United States
9 Tiny Chaplin 4 1928 1936 0 -0.0 87 130 119 9 21 2 1 1 13 0 4 26 .176 .203 .235 .439 Mar 25 National City, CA, United States
10 Toots Coyne 1 1914 1914 0 -0.1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 Sep 18 St. Louis, MO, United States
11 Joe Crisp 2 1910 1911 0 0.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Feb 5 Kansas City, MO, United States
12 Bill Cristall 1 1901 1901 0 0.2 6 21 20 3 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 .350 .350 .550 .900 Jan 28 Buffalo, NY, United States
13 Murphy Currie 1 1916 1916 0 -0.0 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 Jun 18 Asheboro, NC, United States
14 Fred Curtis 1 1905 1905 0 0.0 2 10 9 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 .222 .300 .333 .633 Apr 5 Minneapolis, MN, United States
15 Abner Dalrymple 12 1878 1891 0 18.4 951 4384 4172 813 1202 217 81 43 407 58 204 359 .288 .323 .410 .732 Jan 25 Warren, IL, United States
16 Jack Darragh 1 1891 1891 0 0.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Aug 12 Rochester, PA, United States
17 Red Downs 3 1907 1912 0 -1.4 241 846 790 67 179 30 11 3 94 13 28 131 .227 .256 .304 .560 Oct 19 Council Bluffs, IA, United States
18 Sam Dungan 5 1892 1901 0 5.1 382 1686 1543 214 464 71 26 3 197 38 116 37 .301 .356 .386 .742 Mar 16 Santa Ana, CA, United States
19 Clyde Engle 8 1909 1916 0 8.5 836 3202 2822 373 748 101 39 12 318 128 16 271 294 .265 .335 .341 .676 Dec 26 Boston, MA, United States
20 George Fair 1 1876 1876 0 -0.1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Feb 12 Roslindale, MA, United States
21 Jack Fifield 3 1897 1899 0 -0.0 69 220 196 18 38 5 1 2 14 1 19 24 .194 .265 .260 .525 Nov 27 Syracuse, NY, United States
22 Chauncey Fisher 5 1893 1901 0 -0.3 66 196 178 22 38 4 2 1 22 1 13 20 .213 .267 .275 .542 Apr 27 Los Angeles, CA, United States
23 Fred Goldsmith 7 1875 1884 0 -1.2 219 881 855 128 193 33 10 3 75 0 0 26 125 .226 .249 .298 .547 Mar 28 Berkley, MI, United States
24 Peaches Graham 7 1902 1912 0 4.9 373 1159 999 99 265 34 6 1 85 21 114 67 .265 .347 .314 .661 Jul 25 Long Beach, CA, United States
25 Frank Harris 1 1884 1884 0 -0.2 24 98 95 10 25 2 1 0 3 .263 .286 .305 .591 Nov 26 East Moline, IL, United States
26 Tom Hart 1 1891 1891 0 -0.2 8 26 24 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 .125 .192 .125 .317 Sep 17 Gardner, MA, United States
27 Cliff Heathcote 15 1918 1932 0 10.6 1415 4971 4443 643 1222 206 55 42 448 191 75 367 325 .275 .333 .375 .708 Jan 18 York, PA, United States
28 Horace Helmbold 1 1890 1890 0 -0.0 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Nov 18 Lake Lure, NC, United States
29 Pete Henning 2 1914 1915 0 0.1 68 121 112 7 22 2 1 0 5 0 5 29 .196 .231 .232 .463 Nov 4 Dyer, IN, United States
30 John Henry 4 1884 1890 0 -0.4 60 227 218 28 53 9 0 0 19 12 8 27 .243 .273 .284 .558 Jun 11 Hartford, CT, United States
31 Frank Killen 10 1891 1900 0 4.0 335 1148 998 151 241 28 17 11 127 9 131 216 .241 .335 .337 .672 Dec 3 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
32 Hal Kime 1 1920 1920 0 -0.0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 May 16 Columbus, OH, United States
33 Frank LaPorte 11 1905 1915 0 17.3 1194 4644 4212 501 1185 198 78 16 560 101 10 288 367 .281 .331 .377 .708 Sep 25 Newcomerstown, OH, United States
34 Ed Lennox 6 1906 1915 0 8.2 448 1612 1383 138 379 70 25 18 185 38 174 143 .274 .361 .400 .760 Oct 26 Camden, NJ, United States
35 Fred Link 1 1910 1910 0 -0.2 25 53 48 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 2 12 .167 .200 .167 .367 May 22 Houston, TX, United States
36 William McCarthy 1 1906 1906 0 -0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 May 29 Boston, MA, United States
37 Alex McFarlan 1 1892 1892 0 -0.2 14 50 42 2 7 0 0 0 1 1 8 11 .167 .300 .167 .467 Mar 2 Pewee Valley, KY, United States
38 Ralph Miller 3 1920 1924 0 -1.5 163 586 557 48 138 24 1 3 54 6 9 18 43 .248 .274 .311 .584 Mar 18 Fort Wayne, IN, United States
39 Frank Morrissey 2 1901 1902 0 -0.2 8 28 25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .080 .179 .080 .259 Feb 22 Baltimore, MD, United States
40 Frank Mountain 7 1880 1886 0 1.6 194 761 717 84 158 28 13 9 13 3 39 35 .220 .265 .333 .599 Nov 19 Schenectady, NY, United States
41 Simmy Murch 3 1904 1908 0 -0.8 23 74 71 4 10 2 0 0 1 0 2 10 .141 .164 .169 .333 Jun 6 Exeter, NH, United States
42 Dave Oldfield 3 1883 1886 0 -0.4 46 166 155 11 31 4 0 0 9 1 10 15 .200 .253 .226 .479 Aug 28 Philadelphia, PA, United States
43 Pat Paige 1 1911 1911 0 -0.0 2 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .429 Jun 8 Berlin, WI, United States
44 Louis Pelouze 1 1886 1886 0 -0.1 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jan 9 New York, NY, United States
45 Barney Pelty 10 1903 1912 0 -2.2 282 748 697 42 100 6 3 0 30 5 0 21 120 .143 .173 .161 .334 May 24 Farmington, MO, United States
46 Jack Reis 1 1911 1911 0 -0.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jul 20 Cincinnati, OH, United States
47 Tom Richardson 1 1917 1917 0 -0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Nov 15 Onawa, IA, United States
48 Biff Schaller 2 1911 1913 0 -0.8 76 186 156 20 29 3 1 1 11 6 24 32 .186 .298 .237 .536 Oct 9 Emeryville, CA, United States
49 Heinie Smith 6 1897 1903 0 0.2 313 1224 1132 119 268 42 7 3 92 54 51 131 .237 .276 .294 .570 Jun 25 Buffalo, NY, United States
50 Allan Sothoron 11 1914 1926 0 -0.3 266 592 546 37 113 20 5 0 41 0 2 15 93 .207 .230 .262 .491 Jun 17 St. Louis, MO, United States
51 John Sowders 3 1887 1890 0 -0.6 69 237 221 25 44 6 0 1 26 1 14 33 .199 .253 .240 .493 Jul 29 Indianapolis, IN, United States
52 Scott Stratton 8 1888 1895 0 4.9 391 1518 1390 202 381 37 32 8 163 56 109 142 .274 .335 .364 .699 Mar 8 Louisville, KY, United States
53 Bert Weeden 1 1911 1911 0 -0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jan 7 Northwood, NH, United States
54 Deacon White HOF 20 1871 1890 0 45.5 1560 6973 6624 1140 2067 270 98 24 988 70 9 308 221 .312 .346 .393 .740 Jul 7 Aurora, IL, United States
55 Dale Williams 1 1876 1876 0 -0.1 9 35 35 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 Oct 22 Covington, KY, United States

Pitching

Batters Above / Managers Below
Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP Date of Death Died
1 Sweetbread Bailey 3 1919 1921 0 -1.3 4 7 .364 4.59 52 6 28 0 0 0 137.1 171 85 70 4 40 35 7 0 3 598 1.536 Sep 27 Joliet, IL, United States
2 William Burke 1 1887 1887 0 -0.2 0 1 .000 6.00 2 2 0 1 0 0 15.0 21 14 10 0 5 3 2 0 1 73 1.733 Mar 17 Atchison, KS, United States
3 Tiny Chaplin 4 1928 1936 0 0.9 15 23 .395 4.25 87 43 21 18 0 4 371.0 428 208 175 31 102 118 9 0 5 1608 1.429 Mar 25 National City, CA, United States
4 Bill Cristall 1 1901 1901 0 -0.5 1 5 .167 4.84 6 6 0 5 1 0 48.1 54 42 26 1 30 12 4 0 3 227 1.738 Jan 28 Buffalo, NY, United States
5 Murphy Currie 1 1916 1916 0 0.3 0 0 1.88 6 0 5 0 0 0 14.1 7 4 3 1 9 8 0 0 1 59 1.116 Jun 18 Asheboro, NC, United States
6 Jack Fifield 3 1897 1899 0 1.9 21 39 .350 4.59 68 64 4 54 3 1 521.2 616 362 266 11 193 89 33 1 16 2336 1.551 Nov 27 Syracuse, NY, United States
7 Chauncey Fisher 5 1893 1901 0 0.2 21 26 .447 5.44 66 45 19 37 3 3 444.2 602 379 269 18 142 83 9 0 8 2032 1.673 Apr 27 Los Angeles, CA, United States
8 Fred Goldsmith 7 1875 1884 0 13.6 112 68 .622 2.73 189 185 3 174 16 1 1609.2 1685 884 488 38 171 433 1 2 57 6765 1.153 Mar 28 Berkley, MI, United States
9 Peaches Graham 7 1902 1912 0 -0.2 0 1 .000 5.40 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 9 6 3 0 3 4 1 0 0 25 2.400 Jul 25 Long Beach, CA, United States
10 Horace Helmbold 1 1890 1890 0 -0.4 0 1 .000 14.14 1 1 0 1 0 0 7.0 17 15 11 0 6 3 0 0 1 44 3.286 Nov 18 Lake Lure, NC, United States
11 Pete Henning 2 1914 1915 0 -1.8 14 25 .359 3.83 68 34 29 22 1 4 345.0 334 176 147 10 134 118 10 1 12 1439 1.357 Nov 4 Dyer, IN, United States
12 John Henry 4 1884 1890 0 -1.3 4 14 .222 4.09 18 18 0 18 1 0 140.2 152 121 64 3 54 73 2 2 11 646 1.464 Jun 11 Hartford, CT, United States
13 Frank Killen 10 1891 1900 0 29.5 164 131 .556 3.78 321 300 17 253 13 0 2511.1 2730 1571 1054 55 822 725 85 3 64 10951 1.414 Dec 3 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
14 Hal Kime 1 1920 1920 0 -0.0 0 0 2.57 4 0 2 0 0 0 7.0 9 4 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 30 1.571 May 16 Columbus, OH, United States
15 Fred Link 1 1910 1910 0 1.2 5 7 .417 3.30 25 16 7 6 1 1 144.2 145 63 53 0 63 60 8 0 4 602 1.438 May 22 Houston, TX, United States
16 William McCarthy 1 1906 1906 0 -0.3 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 6 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 14 2.500 May 29 Boston, MA, United States
17 Frank Morrissey 2 1901 1902 0 0.6 1 3 .250 2.23 6 5 1 5 0 0 44.1 45 17 11 0 10 14 4 0 0 186 1.241 Feb 22 Baltimore, MD, United States
18 Frank Mountain 7 1880 1886 0 0.6 58 83 .411 3.47 143 142 1 137 9 1 1215.2 1273 812 469 23 309 383 18 0 88 5343 1.301 Nov 19 Schenectady, NY, United States
19 Pat Paige 1 1911 1911 0 -0.2 1 0 1.000 4.50 2 1 1 1 0 0 16.0 21 12 8 0 7 6 0 0 0 69 1.750 Jun 8 Berlin, WI, United States
20 Barney Pelty 10 1903 1912 0 24.0 92 117 .440 2.63 266 217 40 175 22 4 1908.0 1663 750 558 22 532 693 104 1 42 7602 1.150 May 24 Farmington, MO, United States
21 Jack Reis 1 1911 1911 0 0.2 0 0 0.96 3 0 2 0 0 0 9.1 5 3 1 0 8 4 0 0 0 40 1.393 Jul 20 Cincinnati, OH, United States
22 Heinie Smith 6 1897 1903 0 -0.3 0 1 .000 8.10 2 1 1 1 0 0 13.1 24 13 12 0 5 5 3 0 0 70 2.175 Jun 25 Buffalo, NY, United States
23 Allan Sothoron 11 1914 1926 0 14.0 91 99 .479 3.31 265 193 58 102 17 10 1582.1 1583 786 582 34 597 576 54 2 35 6774 1.378 Jun 17 St. Louis, MO, United States
24 John Sowders 3 1887 1890 0 1.3 25 32 .439 4.29 65 60 5 48 1 1 497.0 573 427 237 12 271 195 18 1 37 2352 1.698 Jul 29 Indianapolis, IN, United States
25 Scott Stratton 8 1888 1895 0 13.3 97 114 .460 3.87 231 214 16 199 10 1 1892.1 2177 1293 813 44 434 570 69 0 58 8291 1.380 Mar 8 Louisville, KY, United States
26 Deacon White HOF 20 1871 1890 0 -0.2 0 0 7.20 2 0 2 0 0 1 10.0 19 15 8 0 2 3 0 0 0 51 2.100 Jul 7 Aurora, IL, United States
27 Dale Williams 1 1876 1876 0 -0.5 1 8 .111 4.23 9 9 0 9 0 0 83.0 123 75 39 1 4 9 0 5 367 1.530 Oct 22 Covington, KY, United States
Totals 122 1871 1936 0 94.4 727 805 .475 3.56 1909 1563 263 1266 98 32 13596.0 14488 8143 5381 308 3958 4223 442 13 452 58594 1.738
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 Heinie Smith 1 1902 1902 5 27 .156 -22 32 8 8 8.0
2 Allan Sothoron 1 1933 1933 2 6 .250 -4 8 8 8 8.0
3 Deacon White HOF 2 1872 1879 9 11 .450 -2 20 5 7 5.2
Totals 4 1872 1933 16 44 .267 -28 60 5 8 7.1