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1942 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 Whitey Alperman 4 1906 1909 0 2.2 450 1758 1632 134 387 60 36 7 141 27 30 183 .237 .268 .331 .599 Dec 25 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
2 Orson Baldwin 1 1908 1908 0 -0.1 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 Feb 16 Los Angeles, CA, United States
3 Jim Baskette 3 1911 1913 0 0.1 35 56 47 5 8 1 1 0 3 0 0 6 17 .170 .291 .234 .525 Jul 30 Athens, TN, United States
4 Charley Bassett 9 1884 1892 0 10.3 917 3759 3493 392 806 114 49 15 402 116 239 312 .231 .285 .304 .590 May 28 Pawtucket, RI, United States
5 Bob Bescher 11 1908 1918 0 21.2 1228 5277 4536 749 1171 190 74 28 345 428 54 619 549 .258 .353 .351 .704 Nov 29 London, OH, United States
6 Lyle Bigbee 2 1920 1921 0 -0.6 43 88 77 5 14 2 0 1 8 1 0 9 13 .182 .276 .247 .523 Aug 3 Portland, OR, United States
7 Pat Bohen 2 1913 1914 0 -0.1 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Apr 8 Napa, CA, United States
8 John Buckley 1 1890 1890 0 -0.3 4 17 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 .000 .118 .000 .118 Mar 3 Westborough, MA, United States
9 Jimmy Burke 7 1898 1905 0 2.0 550 2142 1947 200 475 58 13 1 187 87 112 104 .244 .295 .289 .584 Mar 26 St. Louis, MO, United States
10 Ed Burns 7 1912 1918 0 1.5 321 903 796 48 183 21 6 0 65 14 0 83 59 .230 .308 .271 .579 May 30 Monterey, CA, United States
11 Ben Caffyn 1 1906 1906 0 -0.4 30 118 103 16 20 4 0 0 3 2 12 11 .194 .291 .233 .524 Nov 22 Peoria, IL, United States
12 Scrappy Carroll 3 1884 1887 0 -2.0 79 310 287 34 49 6 1 0 20 19 19 35 .171 .232 .199 .431 Nov 14 Buffalo, NY, United States
13 Cad Coles 1 1914 1914 0 -1.0 78 203 194 17 49 7 3 1 25 6 5 30 .253 .271 .335 .606 Jun 30 Miami, FL, United States
14 Frank Connaughton 3 1894 1906 0 0.8 146 585 530 98 150 12 4 4 77 26 44 24 .283 .344 .343 .687 Dec 1 Boston, MA, United States
15 Owen Conway 1 1915 1915 0 -0.4 4 15 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .067 .067 .067 .133 Mar 12 Philadelphia, PA, United States
16 Dan Coogan 1 1895 1895 0 -0.6 26 91 77 9 17 2 1 0 7 1 13 6 .221 .333 .273 .606 Oct 28 Philadelphia, PA, United States
17 Birdie Cree 8 1908 1915 0 15.3 742 2986 2603 345 761 117 62 11 332 132 36 269 274 .292 .368 .398 .766 Nov 8 Sunbury, PA, United States
18 Manuel Cueto 4 1914 1919 0 0.1 151 448 379 36 86 10 1 1 31 13 50 33 .227 .323 .266 .590 Jun 29 Regla, Cuba
19 Ira Davis 1 1899 1899 0 0.0 6 17 17 3 4 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 .235 .235 .412 .647 Dec 21 Brooklyn, NY, United States
20 Wiley Davis 1 1896 1896 0 0.0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 Sep 22 Detroit, MI, United States
21 Bill Delaney 1 1890 1890 0 -0.2 36 137 116 16 22 1 1 1 7 5 21 19 .190 .314 .241 .555 Mar 1 Canton, OH, United States
22 Jesse Duryea 5 1889 1893 0 0.4 144 481 428 66 86 13 5 1 37 17 40 93 .201 .289 .262 .551 Aug 19 Algona, IA, United States
23 Ed Eiteljorge 2 1890 1891 0 -0.1 9 28 27 3 5 1 0 0 4 0 1 7 .185 .214 .222 .437 Dec 5 Greencastle, IN, United States
24 Clay Fauver 1 1899 1899 0 -0.1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Mar 3 Chatsworth, GA, United States
25 Happy Finneran 5 1912 1918 0 -0.6 111 197 184 11 31 1 2 0 10 1 0 3 43 .168 .195 .196 .390 Feb 3 Orange, NJ, United States
26 John Fischer 2 1884 1885 0 -0.1 11 43 40 7 8 2 0 0 0 3 0 .200 .256 .250 .506 Feb 9 Philadelphia, PA, United States
27 Danny Friend 4 1895 1898 0 0.1 69 253 238 28 61 9 3 1 20 3 9 11 .256 .283 .332 .615 Jun 1 Chillicothe, OH, United States
28 Joe Giannini 1 1911 1911 0 0.1 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 Sep 26 San Francisco, CA, United States
29 Ed Gremminger 4 1895 1904 0 5.5 383 1547 1420 140 356 58 24 7 164 22 89 151 .251 .301 .340 .642 May 26 Canton, OH, United States
30 Joe Gunson 4 1884 1893 0 -2.1 229 874 826 96 174 21 6 0 68 4 34 40 .211 .254 .251 .505 Nov 15 Philadelphia, PA, United States
31 Jack Hammond 2 1915 1922 0 -0.8 45 107 99 13 22 2 1 0 4 0 1 2 19 .222 .238 .263 .500 Mar 4 Kenosha, WI, United States
32 Jim Handiboe 1 1886 1886 0 -0.2 14 50 44 10 5 1 0 0 2 1 6 .114 .220 .136 .356 Nov 8 Columbus, OH, United States
33 Pinky Hargrave 10 1923 1933 0 7.5 650 1785 1601 177 445 91 16 39 268 17 3 140 165 .278 .339 .428 .767 Oct 3 Fort Wayne, IN, United States
34 Jack Hayden 3 1901 1908 0 -0.5 147 635 578 60 145 14 8 1 33 11 36 53 .251 .298 .308 .606 Aug 3 Haverford, PA, United States
35 Izzy Hoffman 2 1904 1907 0 -0.4 29 125 116 18 27 4 1 0 4 2 8 18 .233 .282 .284 .567 Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA, United States
36 Charlie Jaeger 1 1904 1904 0 -0.2 8 18 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 .059 .111 .059 .170 Sep 27 Ottawa, IL, United States
37 Bill James 8 1911 1919 0 -1.2 203 412 358 25 51 6 1 0 12 1 2 27 138 .142 .209 .165 .374 May 25 Venice, CA, United States
38 Lefty Johnson 5 1884 1892 0 1.6 169 740 636 121 168 15 17 2 90 45 98 61 .264 .368 .351 .718 Jul 17 Chester, PA, United States
39 Herold Juul 1 1914 1914 0 0.0 9 9 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444 Jan 4 Chicago, IL, United States
40 Chad Kimsey 6 1929 1936 0 1.9 227 225 206 30 58 9 2 6 26 2 0 16 53 .282 .336 .432 .768 Dec 3 Pryor, OK, United States
41 Henry Larkin 10 1884 1893 0 28.7 1184 5303 4718 925 1429 259 114 53 836 129 484 182 .303 .380 .440 .820 Jan 31 Reading, PA, United States
42 Slim Love 6 1913 1920 0 -0.1 119 168 156 11 30 6 2 0 7 0 0 5 45 .192 .217 .256 .474 Nov 30 Memphis, TN, United States
43 Frank Luce 1 1923 1923 0 0.2 9 14 12 2 6 0 0 0 3 2 1 2 2 .500 .571 .500 1.071 Feb 3 Milwaukee, WI, United States
44 Herm Malloy 2 1907 1908 0 0.1 4 13 13 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .308 .308 .385 .692 May 9 Louisville, OH, United States
45 Frank Martin 3 1897 1899 0 -0.4 20 69 66 6 16 2 0 0 1 0 2 15 .242 .275 .273 .548 Sep 2 Chicago, IL, United States
46 John McCarty 1 1889 1889 0 -0.1 20 81 79 12 18 0 1 0 12 3 1 9 .228 .247 .253 .500 Aug 20 Tulsa, OK, United States
47 Amby McConnell 4 1908 1911 0 7.5 409 1685 1506 202 398 30 22 3 119 72 107 132 .264 .324 .319 .644 May 20 Utica, NY, United States
48 Gordon McNaughton 1 1932 1932 0 0.0 6 8 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .375 .625 Aug 6 Chicago, IL, United States
49 Norm McNeil 1 1919 1919 0 0.1 5 9 9 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .400 .333 .733 Apr 11 Buffalo, NY, United States
50 Larry Milton 1 1903 1903 0 0.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 May 15 Tulsa, OK, United States
51 Al Montgomery 1 1941 1941 0 0.0 42 63 52 4 10 1 0 0 4 0 9 8 .192 .323 .212 .534 Apr 26 Waverly, VA, United States
52 Ray O'Brien 1 1916 1916 0 -0.4 16 62 57 5 12 3 2 0 3 0 1 14 .211 .224 .333 .557 Mar 31 Richmond Heights, MO, United States
53 Dan O'Connor 1 1890 1890 0 0.4 6 27 26 3 12 1 1 0 5 5 1 .462 .481 .577 1.058 Mar 3 Guelph, ON, Canada
54 Frank Owen 8 1901 1909 0 -0.1 195 540 483 33 77 12 0 2 26 5 34 123 .159 .218 .197 .414 Nov 24 Dearborn, MI, United States
55 Harry Pearce 3 1917 1919 0 -1.8 135 457 424 42 88 9 5 0 29 11 17 62 .208 .247 .252 .499 Jan 8 Philadelphia, PA, United States
56 Ed Phelps 11 1902 1913 0 8.0 633 2092 1832 186 460 45 20 3 205 31 0 163 203 .251 .325 .302 .627 Jan 31 East Greenbush, NY, United States
57 Val Picinich 18 1916 1933 0 7.3 1037 3315 2877 298 743 166 26 26 298 31 9 314 382 .258 .334 .361 .695 Dec 5 Nobleboro, ME, United States
58 Joe Poetz 1 1926 1926 0 0.0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 Feb 7 St. Louis, MO, United States
59 Bill Rariden 12 1909 1920 0 8.7 982 3311 2877 272 682 105 24 7 272 47 1 340 256 .237 .320 .298 .618 Aug 28 Bedford, IN, United States
60 John Rudderham 1 1884 1884 0 -0.0 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 Apr 3 Randolph, MA, United States
61 Amos Rusie HOF 10 1889 1901 0 0.9 487 1765 1730 209 429 42 29 8 176 25 27 186 .248 .262 .320 .582 Dec 6 Seattle, WA, United States
62 Lev Shreve 3 1887 1889 0 -0.2 59 204 195 20 38 4 1 0 8 8 9 17 .195 .230 .226 .456 Oct 18 Detroit, MI, United States
63 Hack Simmons 4 1910 1915 0 -2.1 305 1076 951 115 234 43 9 2 102 28 15 85 98 .246 .318 .317 .635 Apr 26 Arverne, NY, United States
64 Harry Spies 1 1895 1895 0 0.0 86 348 326 44 85 14 8 2 40 4 14 21 .261 .305 .371 .677 Jul 7 Los Angeles, CA, United States
65 Gene Steere 1 1894 1894 0 -0.3 10 41 39 3 8 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 .205 .244 .205 .449 Mar 13 San Mateo, CA, United States
66 Jack Sutthoff 6 1898 1905 0 -1.1 90 261 244 21 35 5 5 0 12 2 10 57 .143 .177 .205 .382 Aug 3 Cincinnati, OH, United States
67 Henry Thielman 2 1902 1903 0 -0.4 43 137 123 9 18 1 2 1 6 1 12 30 .146 .222 .211 .434 Sep 2 New York, NY, United States
68 Tom Thomas 3 1894 1900 0 -0.0 10 26 23 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 .174 .240 .217 .457 Sep 23 Shawnee, OH, United States
69 Mike Welday 2 1907 1909 0 -0.5 53 125 109 5 22 1 1 0 5 2 10 30 .202 .269 .229 .498 May 28 Leavenworth, KS, United States
70 Dutch Wetzel 2 1920 1921 0 -0.4 68 156 140 21 34 3 1 2 15 0 1 13 21 .243 .312 .321 .633 Mar 5 Hollywood, CA, United States
71 Matt Zieser 1 1914 1914 0 -0.1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jun 10 Chicago, IL, 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 Orson Baldwin 1 1908 1908 0 -0.3 1 3 .250 6.14 4 4 0 0 0 0 14.2 16 10 10 0 11 5 3 0 0 67 1.841 Feb 16 Los Angeles, CA, United States
2 Jim Baskette 3 1911 1913 0 2.6 9 6 .600 3.30 35 14 21 9 1 1 142.0 138 61 52 3 57 59 8 1 4 594 1.373 Jul 30 Athens, TN, United States
3 Lyle Bigbee 2 1920 1921 0 -0.3 0 3 .000 6.96 17 2 10 0 0 0 53.0 70 43 41 5 29 13 0 0 3 234 1.868 Aug 3 Portland, OR, United States
4 Pat Bohen 2 1913 1914 0 0.2 0 1 .000 3.00 2 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 5 3 3 0 4 5 1 0 1 34 1.000 Apr 8 Napa, CA, United States
5 John Buckley 1 1890 1890 0 -0.1 1 3 .250 7.68 4 4 0 4 0 0 34.0 49 32 29 5 16 4 0 0 0 167 1.912 Mar 3 Westborough, MA, United States
6 Wiley Davis 1 1896 1896 0 -0.1 1 1 .500 8.31 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 8 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 22 2.308 Sep 22 Detroit, MI, United States
7 Jesse Duryea 5 1889 1893 0 13.5 59 67 .468 3.45 143 130 13 104 5 3 1088.0 1101 669 417 41 349 416 56 0 65 4740 1.333 Aug 19 Algona, IA, United States
8 Ed Eiteljorge 2 1890 1891 0 -1.4 1 6 .143 6.68 9 8 1 6 0 0 63.1 84 74 47 3 42 24 9 0 2 323 1.989 Dec 5 Greencastle, IN, United States
9 Clay Fauver 1 1899 1899 0 0.2 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 11 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 39 1.444 Mar 3 Chatsworth, GA, United States
10 Happy Finneran 5 1912 1918 0 1.7 25 33 .431 3.30 109 66 35 29 3 5 570.0 568 270 209 17 202 168 18 0 18 2366 1.351 Feb 3 Orange, NJ, United States
11 John Fischer 2 1884 1885 0 -0.1 1 8 .111 3.73 9 9 0 9 0 0 79.2 86 58 33 0 15 46 0 17 350 1.268 Feb 9 Philadelphia, PA, United States
12 Danny Friend 4 1895 1898 0 6.1 32 29 .525 4.71 67 64 3 58 1 0 551.2 612 382 289 22 249 158 60 0 11 2506 1.561 Jun 1 Chillicothe, OH, United States
13 Jim Handiboe 1 1886 1886 0 0.9 7 7 .500 3.32 14 14 0 12 1 0 114.0 82 65 42 1 33 83 12 0 6 465 1.009 Nov 8 Columbus, OH, United States
14 Charlie Jaeger 1 1904 1904 0 -0.6 3 3 .500 2.57 8 6 2 5 0 0 49.0 49 29 14 0 15 13 6 0 2 209 1.306 Sep 27 Ottawa, IL, United States
15 Bill James 8 1911 1919 0 5.3 64 71 .474 3.21 203 146 28 68 9 4 1178.2 1110 559 420 16 578 408 48 2 31 4951 1.432 May 25 Venice, CA, United States
16 Herold Juul 1 1914 1914 0 -0.9 0 3 .000 6.21 9 3 6 0 0 0 29.0 26 24 20 0 31 16 1 0 2 137 1.966 Jan 4 Chicago, IL, United States
17 Chad Kimsey 6 1929 1936 0 2.7 24 29 .453 5.07 198 10 136 2 0 18 509.1 618 341 287 23 194 121 10 1 14 2271 1.594 Dec 3 Pryor, OK, United States
18 Slim Love 6 1913 1920 0 4.4 28 21 .571 3.04 119 48 49 19 1 4 517.1 480 220 175 8 246 251 17 1 10 2136 1.403 Nov 30 Memphis, TN, United States
19 Herm Malloy 2 1907 1908 0 -0.6 0 3 .000 4.32 4 3 1 3 0 0 25.0 33 21 12 2 9 14 2 0 1 118 1.680 May 9 Louisville, OH, United States
20 John McCarty 1 1889 1889 0 -0.4 8 6 .571 3.91 15 14 1 13 0 0 119.2 147 108 52 4 61 36 6 0 2 569 1.738 Aug 20 Tulsa, OK, United States
21 Gordon McNaughton 1 1932 1932 0 -0.0 0 1 .000 6.43 6 2 2 0 0 0 21.0 21 15 15 1 22 6 3 1 1 106 2.048 Aug 6 Chicago, IL, United States
22 Larry Milton 1 1903 1903 0 0.2 0 0 2.25 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 16 1.000 May 15 Tulsa, OK, United States
23 Frank Owen 8 1901 1909 0 6.7 82 67 .550 2.55 194 155 34 119 16 2 1368.1 1249 556 388 17 298 443 39 1 19 5462 1.131 Nov 24 Dearborn, MI, United States
24 Joe Poetz 1 1926 1926 0 0.1 0 1 .000 3.38 2 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 5 3 3 2 8 0 1 0 0 36 1.625 Feb 7 St. Louis, MO, United States
25 Amos Rusie HOF 10 1889 1901 0 68.4 246 174 .586 3.07 463 427 35 393 30 5 3778.2 3389 2068 1288 75 1707 1950 112 1 153 16313 1.349 Dec 6 Seattle, WA, United States
26 Lev Shreve 3 1887 1889 0 -1.8 19 37 .339 4.89 57 57 0 53 3 0 473.1 551 361 257 31 189 141 14 0 40 2150 1.563 Oct 18 Detroit, MI, United States
27 Jack Sutthoff 6 1898 1905 0 2.7 32 40 .444 3.54 89 69 18 57 4 0 658.2 671 382 259 10 291 198 34 0 13 2826 1.461 Aug 3 Cincinnati, OH, United States
28 Henry Thielman 2 1902 1903 0 -0.6 9 19 .321 3.37 31 28 3 25 0 1 246.0 240 141 92 5 98 64 21 0 7 1039 1.374 Sep 2 New York, NY, United States
29 Tom Thomas 3 1894 1900 0 0.0 3 3 .500 3.31 10 3 7 3 0 1 51.2 60 37 19 3 10 15 1 0 1 218 1.355 Sep 23 Shawnee, OH, United States
30 Matt Zieser 1 1914 1914 0 0.1 0 0 1.80 2 0 2 0 0 0 10.0 9 4 2 0 8 0 1 0 1 41 1.700 Jun 10 Chicago, IL, United States
Totals 91 1884 1936 0 108.6 656 645 .504 3.42 1827 1289 411 993 74 44 11780.1 11491 6545 4480 294 4777 4659 483 8 424 50505 1.966
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 Jimmy Burke 4 1905 1920 206 236 .466 -30 445 4 6 4.9
2 Henry Larkin 1 1890 1890 34 45 .430 -11 79 7 7 7.0
Totals 5 1890 1920 240 281 .461 -41 524 4 7 5.2