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1940 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 Bill Abstein 3 1906 1910 0 -0.4 170 681 619 54 150 22 10 1 76 21 29 75 .242 .281 .315 .596 Apr 8 St. Louis, MO, United States
2 Bert Adams 8 1910 1919 0 -2.4 267 725 678 37 137 17 4 2 45 9 1 23 98 .202 .229 .248 .477 Jun 24 Los Angeles, CA, United States
3 Wally Andrews 2 1884 1888 0 0.5 40 159 142 22 28 11 4 0 14 5 17 25 .197 .283 .331 .614 Jan 20 Indianapolis, IN, United States
4 Bock Baker 1 1901 1901 0 -0.1 2 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 Aug 17 New York, NY, United States
5 Phil Baker 3 1883 1886 0 2.2 195 856 817 134 212 20 11 3 34 16 39 32 .259 .293 .322 .615 Jun 4 Washington, DC, United States
6 Charlie Berry 1 1884 1884 0 -0.7 43 171 170 21 38 8 1 1 1 .224 .228 .300 .528 Feb 16 Phillipsburg, NJ, United States
7 George Bird 1 1871 1871 0 -0.1 25 109 106 19 28 2 5 0 13 1 0 3 2 .264 .284 .377 .662 Nov 9 Rockford, IL, United States
8 Matt Broderick 1 1903 1903 0 -0.0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Feb 26 Freeland, PA, United States
9 Ed Bruyette 1 1901 1901 0 -0.6 26 96 82 7 15 3 0 0 4 1 12 22 .183 .295 .220 .514 Aug 5 Peshastin, WA, United States
10 Joe Burke 2 1890 1891 0 0.2 3 12 10 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 .500 .583 .500 1.083 Nov 3 Cincinnati, OH, United States
11 George Clark 1 1913 1913 0 0.1 11 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250 Nov 14 Sioux City, IA, United States
12 Henry Cote 2 1894 1895 0 0.3 20 74 64 17 19 2 2 0 8 4 8 9 .297 .375 .391 .766 Apr 28 Troy, NY, United States
13 Roy Crabb 1 1912 1912 0 -0.4 9 20 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 Mar 30 Lewistown, MT, United States
14 George Davis HOF 20 1890 1909 0 84.7 2372 10178 9045 1545 2665 453 163 73 1440 619 874 613 .295 .362 .405 .767 Oct 17 Philadelphia, PA, United States
15 Frank Decker 2 1879 1882 0 -0.2 5 18 18 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 Feb 5 St. Louis, MO, United States
16 Patsy Dougherty 10 1902 1911 0 17.7 1233 5109 4558 678 1294 138 78 17 413 261 378 460 .284 .346 .360 .705 Apr 30 Bolivar, NY, United States
17 Logan Drake 3 1922 1924 0 -0.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jun 1 Columbia, SC, United States
18 Gus Dundon 3 1904 1906 0 1.8 247 930 833 77 168 17 6 0 62 37 64 80 .202 .265 .236 .502 Sep 1 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
19 Harry Eells 1 1906 1906 0 0.1 14 35 32 2 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 17 .188 .257 .250 .507 Dec 7 Los Angeles, CA, United States
20 Red Ehret 11 1888 1898 0 -2.5 397 1344 1265 117 274 32 11 4 140 15 57 142 .217 .252 .269 .520 Jul 28 Cincinnati, OH, United States
21 Red Fisher 1 1910 1910 0 -0.5 23 84 72 5 9 2 1 0 3 5 8 16 .125 .222 .181 .403 Jan 31 Louisville, KY, United States
22 Ira Flagstead 13 1917 1930 0 18.2 1218 4794 4139 644 1202 262 50 40 450 71 58 467 288 .290 .370 .407 .776 Mar 13 Olympia, WA, United States
23 Chick Fraser 14 1896 1909 0 -2.5 459 1445 1319 134 235 34 13 3 96 19 81 295 .178 .230 .230 .460 May 8 Wendell, ID, United States
24 Chick Fulmer 11 1871 1884 0 8.8 583 2482 2439 361 635 70 30 8 262 14 8 43 67 .260 .273 .323 .597 Feb 15 Philadelphia, PA, United States
25 Harry Gaspar 4 1909 1912 0 -1.3 143 293 266 16 36 5 0 0 16 1 14 84 .135 .181 .154 .336 May 14 Santa Ana, CA, United States
26 Ed Hallinan 2 1911 1912 0 -1.4 80 281 255 24 54 5 1 0 15 7 3 19 60 .212 .269 .239 .508 Aug 24 San Francisco, CA, United States
27 Billy Hamilton HOF 14 1888 1901 0 63.3 1594 7608 6283 1697 2164 242 95 40 742 914 1189 362 .344 .455 .432 .888 Dec 15 Worcester, MA, United States
28 Alex Hardy 2 1902 1903 0 0.1 7 23 20 3 4 1 0 0 5 0 2 3 .200 .304 .250 .554 Apr 22 Toronto, ON, Canada
29 John Harkins 5 1884 1888 0 -0.2 173 673 631 73 144 17 6 2 66 6 41 57 .228 .276 .284 .560 Nov 18 New Brunswick, NJ, United States
30 Bill Hawes 2 1879 1884 0 -0.9 117 511 504 99 128 10 7 4 9 7 13 .254 .264 .325 .590 Jun 16 Lowell, MA, United States
31 Chink Heileman 1 1901 1901 0 -0.2 5 15 15 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 .133 .133 .200 .333 Jul 19 Cincinnati, OH, United States
32 Willard Hershberger 3 1938 1940 0 2.0 160 440 402 41 127 16 5 0 70 2 20 16 .316 .356 .381 .737 Aug 3 Boston, MA, United States
33 Charlie Hollocher 7 1918 1924 0 23.2 760 3393 2936 411 894 145 35 14 241 99 80 277 94 .304 .370 .392 .762 Aug 14 Frontenac, MO, United States
34 Charlie Johnson 1 1908 1908 0 0.1 6 18 16 2 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 .250 .333 .375 .708 Aug 28 Marcus Hook, PA, United States
35 Johnny Johnston 1 1913 1913 0 0.4 111 445 380 37 85 14 4 2 27 11 42 51 .224 .308 .297 .605 Mar 7 San Diego, CA, United States
36 Mike Jordan 1 1890 1890 0 -1.4 37 143 125 8 12 1 0 0 6 5 15 19 .096 .210 .104 .314 Sep 25 Lawrence, MA, United States
37 Ed Keas 1 1888 1888 0 -0.2 6 24 23 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .087 .125 .087 .212 Jan 12 Dubuque, IA, United States
38 Billy Kelly 4 1910 1913 0 0.6 104 240 224 32 65 5 4 1 20 9 1 5 30 .290 .312 .362 .673 Jun 3 Detroit, MI, United States
39 Charlie Kelly 2 1883 1886 0 -0.2 3 10 10 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .300 .400 Jan 5 Clifton Heights, PA, United States
40 John Kiley 2 1884 1891 0 -0.2 15 64 58 9 12 2 2 0 0 0 4 1 .207 .281 .310 .592 Dec 18 Norwood, MA, United States
41 Matt Kilroy 10 1886 1898 0 3.2 330 1189 1062 163 236 24 17 1 103 67 118 88 .222 .304 .280 .584 Mar 2 Philadelphia, PA, United States
42 Fred Klobedanz 5 1896 1902 0 1.3 108 356 329 48 91 12 6 7 47 1 10 58 .277 .312 .413 .726 Apr 12 Waterbury, CT, United States
43 Andy Knox 1 1890 1890 0 -0.2 21 84 75 6 19 3 0 0 8 5 9 .253 .333 .293 .627 Sep 14 Philadelphia, PA, United States
44 Harry Krause 5 1908 1912 0 0.1 85 201 185 18 36 5 1 0 14 0 0 4 42 .195 .220 .232 .452 Oct 23 San Francisco, CA, United States
45 Bill Leith 1 1899 1899 0 -0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jul 16 Beacon, NY, United States
46 Axel Lindstrom 1 1916 1916 0 0.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Jun 24 Asheville, NC, United States
47 Marshall Locke 1 1884 1884 0 -0.0 7 29 29 5 7 0 1 0 5 0 .241 .241 .310 .552 Mar 6 Ashland, OH, United States
48 Byrd Lynn 5 1916 1920 0 0.5 116 242 211 15 50 9 1 0 15 3 0 18 31 .237 .303 .289 .592 Feb 5 Napa, CA, United States
49 Mike Mahoney 2 1897 1898 0 -0.2 4 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .111 .111 .111 .222 Jan 3 Boston, MA, United States
50 Bill Massey 1 1894 1894 0 -0.2 13 56 53 7 15 3 0 0 5 0 3 2 .283 .321 .340 .661 Oct 9 Manila, Philippines
51 Patsy McGaffigan 2 1917 1918 0 -1.0 73 285 252 22 49 4 2 1 14 4 16 30 .194 .245 .238 .483 Dec 22 Carlyle, IL, United States
52 George McQuillan 10 1907 1918 0 -2.2 273 545 469 23 55 6 1 0 20 2 0 34 133 .117 .182 .134 .316 Mar 30 Columbus, OH, United States
53 Bill Mellor 1 1902 1902 0 0.2 10 40 36 4 13 3 0 0 5 1 3 6 .361 .410 .444 .855 Nov 5 Bridgeton, RI, United States
54 Ray Morgan 8 1911 1918 0 13.4 741 2929 2480 278 630 90 33 4 254 88 33 320 241 .254 .348 .322 .670 Feb 15 Baltimore, MD, United States
55 Dave Murphy 1 1905 1905 0 -0.2 3 12 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .182 .182 .182 .364 Apr 8 Adams, MA, United States
56 Billy Otterson 1 1887 1887 0 -0.2 30 108 100 16 20 4 1 2 15 8 8 17 .200 .259 .320 .579 Sep 21 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
57 Ed Pabst 1 1890 1890 0 0.3 12 44 39 8 12 2 1 0 3 3 5 .308 .386 .410 .797 Jun 19 St. Louis, MO, United States
58 Joe Quinn 17 1884 1901 0 4.6 1769 7352 6883 893 1800 228 70 30 796 268 365 294 .262 .302 .328 .631 Nov 12 St. Louis, MO, United States
59 Billy Reid 2 1883 1884 0 -0.2 43 176 167 25 44 5 0 0 8 .263 .301 .293 .595 Jun 26 London, ON, Canada
60 Jimmie Savage 3 1912 1915 0 0.6 148 586 503 82 139 9 9 1 26 17 69 32 .276 .364 .336 .700 Jun 26 New Castle, PA, United States
61 Crazy Schmit 5 1890 1901 0 -0.4 60 185 161 18 26 1 0 0 3 5 18 42 .161 .266 .168 .434 Oct 5 Chicago, IL, United States
62 Bill Schwartz 2 1883 1884 0 -0.4 31 113 110 14 26 4 0 1 3 .236 .257 .300 .557 Dec 22 Newport, KY, United States
63 Tom Seaton 6 1912 1917 0 0.1 232 491 451 44 84 12 6 4 32 8 2 24 163 .186 .227 .266 .493 Apr 10 El Paso, TX, United States
64 Spike Shannon 5 1904 1908 0 5.5 694 3015 2613 383 677 49 15 3 183 145 286 288 .259 .337 .293 .630 May 16 Minneapolis, MN, United States
65 Bill Shipke 4 1906 1909 0 2.1 186 646 552 59 110 11 10 1 29 21 55 96 .199 .280 .261 .541 Sep 10 Omaha, NE, United States
66 John Stafford 1 1893 1893 0 -0.1 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jul 3 Worcester, MA, United States
67 Buck Stanley 1 1911 1911 0 -0.1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Aug 13 Norfolk, VA, United States
68 Parke Swartzel 1 1889 1889 0 -0.6 51 198 174 19 25 4 0 0 20 7 18 33 .144 .247 .167 .414 Jan 3 Los Angeles, CA, United States
69 Charlie Swindells 1 1904 1904 0 -0.1 3 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 Jul 22 Portland, OR, United States
70 John Taber 1 1890 1890 0 -0.1 2 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Feb 21 Boston, MA, United States
71 Frank Thompson 1 1920 1920 0 -0.3 22 67 53 7 9 0 0 0 5 1 1 13 10 .170 .343 .170 .513 Jun 27 Webb City, MO, United States
72 Ollie Tucker 2 1927 1928 0 -0.6 34 87 71 6 11 2 0 1 10 0 2 11 5 .155 .277 .225 .502 Jul 13 Radiant, VA, United States
73 Libe Washburn 2 1902 1903 0 0.2 14 32 27 2 7 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 .259 .375 .259 .634 Mar 22 Malone, NY, United States
74 Johnny Welch 9 1926 1936 0 0.3 175 253 228 27 50 9 0 1 20 0 0 14 43 .219 .264 .272 .536 Sep 3 St. Louis, MO, United States
75 Tom Williams 2 1892 1893 0 -0.0 11 32 28 6 6 0 0 0 2 2 4 6 .214 .313 .214 .527 Jul 27 Columbus, OH, United States
76 Bill Wise 3 1882 1886 0 0.5 91 374 362 53 81 18 1 2 1 0 12 1 .224 .249 .296 .544 May 5 Washington, DC, United States
77 George Yeager 6 1896 1902 0 -0.1 218 773 705 90 168 25 6 5 73 7 45 61 .238 .290 .312 .602 Jul 5 Cincinnati, OH, United States
78 Stan Yerkes 3 1901 1903 0 -0.4 45 119 108 5 14 2 0 0 2 0 10 35 .130 .203 .148 .352 Jul 28 Boston, MA, United States
79 Ed Yewell 1 1884 1884 0 -0.2 28 99 97 14 23 3 1 0 1 .237 .253 .289 .541 Sep 15 Washington, DC, 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 Bock Baker 1 1901 1901 0 -0.6 0 2 .000 7.71 2 2 0 1 0 0 14.0 29 24 12 0 12 1 1 0 2 82 2.929 Aug 17 New York, NY, United States
2 George Clark 1 1913 1913 0 -1.2 0 1 .000 9.00 11 1 8 0 0 0 19.0 22 23 19 1 19 5 3 0 2 101 2.158 Nov 14 Sioux City, IA, United States
3 Roy Crabb 1 1912 1912 0 0.4 2 5 .286 3.29 9 8 1 3 0 0 52.0 54 24 19 0 21 15 4 0 2 220 1.442 Mar 30 Lewistown, MT, United States
4 George Davis HOF 20 1890 1909 0 -0.4 0 1 .000 15.75 3 0 3 0 0 1 4.0 8 8 7 0 3 4 0 0 0 23 2.750 Oct 17 Philadelphia, PA, United States
5 Logan Drake 3 1922 1924 0 -0.4 0 1 .000 7.71 10 1 4 0 0 0 18.2 24 18 16 0 16 11 2 0 1 94 2.143 Jun 1 Columbia, SC, United States
6 Harry Eells 1 1906 1906 0 -0.3 4 5 .444 2.61 14 8 5 6 1 0 86.1 77 39 25 1 48 35 3 0 11 369 1.448 Dec 7 Los Angeles, CA, United States
7 Red Ehret 11 1888 1898 0 25.1 139 167 .454 4.02 362 309 48 260 14 4 2754.1 3172 1881 1229 63 841 848 139 1 103 12232 1.457 Jul 28 Cincinnati, OH, United States
8 Chick Fraser 14 1896 1909 0 17.0 175 212 .452 3.67 434 388 43 342 22 6 3364.0 3462 2000 1373 69 1338 1098 219 3 146 14553 1.427 May 8 Wendell, ID, United States
9 Chick Fulmer 11 1871 1884 0 0.1 0 0 3.60 2 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 7 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 24 1.600 Feb 15 Philadelphia, PA, United States
10 Harry Gaspar 4 1909 1912 0 10.7 46 48 .489 2.69 143 98 38 48 11 13 825.1 795 333 247 15 217 228 39 1 7 3310 1.226 May 14 Santa Ana, CA, United States
11 Alex Hardy 2 1902 1903 0 -0.4 3 3 .500 4.34 7 7 0 5 1 0 47.2 50 29 23 0 19 16 1 0 1 204 1.448 Apr 22 Toronto, ON, Canada
12 John Harkins 5 1884 1888 0 -3.1 51 83 .381 4.09 139 137 2 131 4 0 1183.1 1262 923 538 26 358 489 17 1 133 5247 1.369 Nov 18 New Brunswick, NJ, United States
13 Ed Keas 1 1888 1888 0 0.6 3 3 .500 2.29 6 6 0 6 0 0 51.0 53 28 13 1 12 18 1 0 4 218 1.275 Jan 12 Dubuque, IA, United States
14 John Kiley 2 1884 1891 0 -0.2 0 1 .000 6.75 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 13 9 6 2 5 1 0 0 1 42 2.250 Dec 18 Norwood, MA, United States
15 Matt Kilroy 10 1886 1898 0 22.8 141 133 .515 3.47 303 292 12 264 19 1 2435.2 2445 1539 939 53 754 1170 131 7 203 10604 1.313 Mar 2 Philadelphia, PA, United States
16 Fred Klobedanz 5 1896 1902 0 5.2 53 25 .679 4.12 89 85 4 69 2 0 702.0 742 430 321 33 266 181 45 3 12 3067 1.436 Apr 12 Waterbury, CT, United States
17 Harry Krause 5 1908 1912 0 8.2 36 26 .581 2.50 85 57 15 39 10 2 525.1 446 185 146 8 146 298 34 1 6 2052 1.127 Oct 23 San Francisco, CA, United States
18 Bill Leith 1 1899 1899 0 -0.2 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 4 5 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 13 3.000 Jul 16 Beacon, NY, United States
19 Axel Lindstrom 1 1916 1916 0 0.0 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 1 4.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 12 0.500 Jun 24 Asheville, NC, United States
20 Mike Mahoney 2 1897 1898 0 -0.1 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 4.000 Jan 3 Boston, MA, United States
21 George McQuillan 10 1907 1918 0 21.5 85 89 .489 2.38 273 173 76 105 17 14 1576.1 1382 578 417 23 401 590 30 1 16 6255 1.131 Mar 30 Columbus, OH, United States
22 Crazy Schmit 5 1890 1901 0 -4.4 7 36 .163 5.45 54 48 6 37 1 0 361.1 464 358 219 7 185 93 26 3 16 1728 1.796 Oct 5 Chicago, IL, United States
23 Tom Seaton 6 1912 1917 0 11.4 92 65 .586 3.12 231 155 60 90 15 11 1340.0 1235 606 465 30 530 644 42 0 34 5599 1.317 Apr 10 El Paso, TX, United States
24 John Stafford 1 1893 1893 0 -0.5 0 1 .000 14.14 2 0 1 0 0 0 7.0 12 15 11 1 7 4 0 0 0 40 2.714 Jul 3 Worcester, MA, United States
25 Buck Stanley 1 1911 1911 0 -0.4 0 0 6.35 4 0 2 0 0 0 11.1 14 11 8 0 9 5 0 0 1 52 2.029 Aug 13 Norfolk, VA, United States
26 Parke Swartzel 1 1889 1889 0 1.2 19 27 .413 4.32 48 47 1 45 0 1 410.1 481 334 197 21 117 147 23 0 37 1837 1.457 Jan 3 Los Angeles, CA, United States
27 John Taber 1 1890 1890 0 0.1 0 1 .000 4.15 2 1 1 1 0 1 13.0 11 8 6 0 8 3 0 1 0 58 1.462 Feb 21 Boston, MA, United States
28 Libe Washburn 2 1902 1903 0 -0.1 0 4 .000 4.37 4 4 0 4 0 0 35.0 44 23 17 0 11 9 0 0 0 146 1.571 Mar 22 Malone, NY, United States
29 Johnny Welch 9 1926 1936 0 6.9 35 41 .461 4.66 172 63 74 24 3 6 648.1 735 383 336 36 262 257 18 1 13 2907 1.538 Sep 3 St. Louis, MO, United States
30 Tom Williams 2 1892 1893 0 0.4 2 1 .667 4.36 7 3 4 3 0 0 33.0 42 22 16 2 11 9 1 0 3 152 1.606 Jul 27 Columbus, OH, United States
31 Bill Wise 3 1882 1886 0 2.5 24 21 .533 3.07 54 45 8 37 4 0 393.1 419 239 134 6 66 277 0 43 1709 1.233 May 5 Washington, DC, United States
32 Stan Yerkes 3 1901 1903 0 -0.9 15 24 .385 3.66 45 43 2 32 1 0 319.2 396 189 130 3 87 103 3 0 2 1397 1.511 Jul 28 Boston, MA, United States
Totals 145 1871 1936 0 120.9 932 1026 .476 3.60 2519 1982 422 1553 125 61 17251.1 17905 10272 6899 401 5773 6562 784 24 799 74354 4.000
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 Mordecai Davidson 1 1888 1888 35 54 .393 -19 93 7 7 7.0
2 George Davis HOF 3 1895 1901 107 139 .435 -32 252 7 9 7.6
3 John McCloskey 5 1895 1908 190 417 .313 -227 615 7 12 8.7
4 Joe Quinn 2 1895 1899 23 132 .148 -109 156 11 12 11.7
Totals 11 1888 1908 355 742 .324 -387 1116 7 12 8.8