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1944 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 Al Bauer 2 1884 1886 0 -0.1 7 23 23 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .217 .217 .217 .435 Feb 23 Columbus, OH, United States
2 Bill Bowman 1 1891 1891 0 -0.5 15 51 45 2 4 1 0 0 5 0 5 9 .089 .196 .111 .307 Dec 28 Chicago, IL, United States
3 Ed Brandt 11 1928 1938 0 4.3 404 878 793 80 187 21 4 0 59 1 55 83 .236 .285 .272 .558 Nov 2 Spokane, WA, United States
4 Roger Bresnahan HOF 17 1897 1915 0 41.0 1446 5373 4481 682 1252 218 71 26 530 212 4 714 403 .279 .386 .377 .764 Dec 4 Toledo, OH, United States
5 Frank Brill 1 1884 1884 0 -0.4 13 45 44 5 6 0 0 0 2 1 13 .136 .156 .136 .292 Nov 19 Flushing, NY, United States
6 Jim Brown 2 1915 1916 0 0.2 15 53 44 6 11 2 1 1 5 0 0 6 10 .250 .340 .409 .749 Oct 22 Bradwood, OR, United States
7 Bob Brush 1 1907 1907 0 -0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Apr 2 San Bernardino, CA, United States
8 Bill Chappelle 3 1908 1914 0 -0.3 35 60 56 2 5 1 0 1 3 0 2 10 .089 .121 .161 .281 Dec 31 Mineola, NY, United States
9 Jim Chatterton 1 1884 1884 0 -0.0 4 17 15 4 2 1 0 0 2 .133 .235 .200 .435 Dec 15 Tewksbury, MA, United States
10 Lloyd Christenbury 4 1919 1922 0 1.2 205 488 414 78 113 14 6 4 47 5 9 54 32 .273 .362 .365 .727 Dec 13 Birmingham, AL, United States
11 Bob Clark 2 1920 1921 0 -0.1 16 17 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .308 May 18 Carlsbad, NM, United States
12 Ed Clough 3 1924 1926 0 -0.3 11 20 19 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .105 .105 .105 .211 Jan 30 Harrisburg, PA, United States
13 Orlin Collier 1 1931 1931 0 -0.1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Sep 9 Memphis, TN, United States
14 Bert Conn 3 1898 1901 0 0.1 12 31 30 7 8 2 1 0 2 0 0 6 .267 .290 .400 .690 Nov 2 Philadelphia, PA, United States
15 Harry Daubert 1 1915 1915 0 -0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jan 8 Detroit, MI, United States
16 Dixie Davis 10 1912 1926 0 -0.9 240 500 441 32 87 10 1 0 30 0 1 27 42 .197 .244 .224 .468 Feb 4 Raleigh, NC, United States
17 Snake Deal 1 1906 1906 0 -0.7 65 243 231 13 48 4 3 0 21 15 6 28 .208 .228 .251 .479 May 9 Harrisburg, PA, United States
18 Joe DeBerry 2 1920 1921 0 -0.1 20 23 20 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .150 .190 .200 .390 Oct 9 Southern Pines, NC, United States
19 Bill Duggleby 8 1898 1907 0 -1.3 242 686 649 51 107 24 4 6 51 3 21 217 .165 .193 .242 .435 Aug 30 Redfield, NY, United States
20 Jack Dunleavy 3 1903 1905 0 0.5 231 908 800 98 193 18 14 2 49 33 84 119 .241 .318 .306 .624 Apr 11 South Norwalk, CT, United States
21 Joe Dunn 2 1908 1909 0 -0.4 30 93 89 4 15 4 0 0 7 0 0 20 .169 .178 .213 .391 Mar 19 Springfield, OH, United States
22 Bill Duzen 1 1890 1890 0 0.1 2 7 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 .250 .571 .500 1.071 Mar 11 Buffalo, NY, United States
23 Kid Elberfeld 14 1898 1914 0 32.9 1292 5273 4561 647 1235 169 56 10 535 213 427 165 .271 .355 .339 .694 Jan 13 Chattanooga, TN, United States
24 Jack Enzenroth 2 1914 1915 0 -0.2 43 105 92 10 16 4 1 0 8 0 1 13 22 .174 .283 .239 .522 Feb 21 Detroit, MI, United States
25 Pop Foster 4 1898 1901 0 2.3 262 1014 924 146 260 36 20 10 137 17 76 108 .281 .341 .396 .737 Apr 16 Princeton, NJ, United States
26 Welcome Gaston 2 1898 1899 0 0.1 3 10 9 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 .222 .300 .556 .856 Dec 13 Columbus, OH, United States
27 Elmer Gedeon 1 1939 1939 0 -0.1 5 17 15 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 .200 .294 .200 .494 Apr 20 St. Pol, France
28 Bob Gilks 5 1887 1893 0 -3.7 339 1449 1385 163 320 33 9 1 142 47 49 104 .231 .265 .270 .535 Aug 21 Brunswick, GA, United States
29 Jack Gleason 6 1877 1886 0 4.3 343 1531 1425 253 384 59 14 9 31 8 95 2 .269 .320 .349 .670 Sep 4 St. Louis, MO, United States
30 Bob Glenalvin 2 1890 1893 0 2.1 82 344 311 54 88 13 4 4 38 37 26 34 .283 .352 .389 .741 Mar 24 Detroit, MI, United States
31 Scott Hardesty 1 1899 1899 0 -0.1 22 76 72 4 16 0 0 0 4 2 1 10 .222 .243 .222 .465 Oct 29 Fostoria, OH, United States
32 Billy Hart 1 1890 1890 0 0.0 27 89 78 7 15 1 0 1 8 1 9 .192 .292 .244 .536 May 14 Hannibal, MO, United States
33 Topsy Hartsel 14 1898 1911 0 31.3 1356 5793 4848 826 1336 182 92 31 341 247 837 552 .276 .384 .370 .754 Oct 14 Toledo, OH, United States
34 Arthur Hauger 1 1912 1912 0 -0.3 15 19 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .056 .105 .056 .161 Aug 2 Redwood City, CA, United States
35 Claude Hendrix 10 1911 1920 0 6.4 421 991 922 118 222 39 17 14 97 9 1 39 168 .241 .275 .366 .640 Mar 22 Allentown, PA, United States
36 Dan Howley 1 1913 1913 0 -0.1 26 36 32 5 4 2 0 0 2 3 0 4 4 .125 .222 .188 .410 Mar 10 Weymouth, MA, United States
37 Hal Irelan 1 1914 1914 0 -0.6 67 191 165 16 39 8 0 1 16 3 21 22 .236 .326 .303 .629 Jul 16 Carmel, IN, United States
38 John Kelly 1 1907 1907 0 -0.8 53 217 197 12 37 5 0 0 6 7 13 18 .188 .245 .213 .458 Mar 19 Baltimore, MD, United States
39 Phil Knell 6 1888 1895 0 -2.6 201 685 657 79 123 11 11 2 63 10 23 115 .187 .218 .247 .465 Jun 5 Santa Monica, CA, United States
40 Bill Knowlton 1 1920 1920 0 -0.0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Feb 25 Philadelphia, PA, United States
41 Rube Kroh 6 1906 1912 0 -0.1 36 79 72 6 13 0 0 0 1 2 5 24 .181 .234 .181 .414 Mar 17 New Orleans, LA, United States
42 Louis LeRoy 3 1905 1910 0 -0.1 15 26 23 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .130 .167 .130 .297 Oct 10 Shawano, WI, United States
43 Pete McBride 2 1898 1899 0 0.1 13 33 29 2 7 1 0 1 7 0 3 9 .241 .333 .379 .713 Jul 3 North Adams, MA, United States
44 Swat McCabe 2 1909 1910 0 0.1 16 48 46 5 15 2 0 0 5 1 1 2 .326 .354 .370 .724 Dec 9 Bristol, CT, United States
45 Willie McGill 7 1890 1896 0 0.8 167 580 476 66 96 19 2 0 40 9 98 77 .202 .340 .250 .590 Aug 29 Indianapolis, IN, United States
46 John McKelvey 1 1875 1875 0 -0.0 43 193 188 26 43 3 1 0 10 3 1 5 8 .229 .249 .255 .504 May 31 Rochester, NY, United States
47 Jouett Meekin 10 1891 1900 0 2.3 339 1172 1099 163 267 30 24 15 131 16 70 118 .243 .289 .355 .644 Dec 14 New Albany, IN, United States
48 Elmer Miller 7 1912 1922 0 -0.4 413 1601 1414 170 343 43 20 16 151 31 6 113 140 .243 .307 .335 .642 Nov 28 Beloit, WI, United States
49 Frank Motz 3 1890 1894 0 0.4 62 261 227 25 54 11 1 2 37 6 29 12 .238 .337 .322 .659 Mar 18 Akron, OH, United States
50 Tony Mullane 13 1881 1894 0 7.5 784 2971 2720 407 661 99 38 8 223 112 221 159 .243 .307 .316 .623 Apr 25 Chicago, IL, United States
51 George Mullin 14 1902 1915 0 13.3 615 1685 1531 163 401 70 23 3 137 18 0 122 227 .262 .319 .344 .663 Jan 7 Wabash, IN, United States
52 John Pappalau 1 1897 1897 0 -0.0 2 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .286 .000 .286 May 12 Albany, NY, United States
53 Hub Pernoll 2 1910 1912 0 -0.3 14 20 19 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .053 .053 .053 .105 Feb 18 Grants Pass, OR, United States
54 Ed Pinnance 1 1903 1903 0 -0.1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Dec 12 Walpole Island, ON, Canada
55 Lew Post 1 1902 1902 0 -0.2 3 12 12 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 .083 .083 .083 .167 Aug 21 Chicago, IL, United States
56 Jack Powell 16 1897 1912 0 0.8 585 1754 1610 133 309 38 14 8 124 3 0 87 300 .192 .237 .248 .484 Oct 17 Chicago, IL, United States
57 Charlie Reynolds 1 1889 1889 0 -0.1 13 47 46 6 10 1 1 0 4 2 1 7 .217 .234 .283 .517 Jul 3 Denver, CO, United States
58 Dick Robertson 3 1913 1919 0 0.1 23 41 40 1 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 7 .225 .244 .250 .494 Oct 2 New Orleans, LA, United States
59 Claude Rothgeb 1 1905 1905 0 -0.2 7 17 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 Jul 5 Manitowish, WI, United States
60 Tim Shinnick 2 1890 1891 0 1.7 259 1058 929 164 222 25 22 2 134 98 116 46 .239 .332 .320 .651 May 18 Exeter, NH, United States
61 Frank Shugart 8 1890 1901 0 4.8 745 3290 3014 483 804 110 79 22 384 131 218 207 .267 .323 .378 .700 Sep 9 Clearfield, PA, United States
62 Camp Skinner 2 1922 1923 0 -0.5 34 47 46 2 9 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 .196 .213 .239 .452 Aug 4 Douglasville, GA, United States
63 Dan Stearns 7 1880 1889 0 1.4 509 2210 2025 295 491 72 36 8 173 67 173 117 .242 .306 .325 .631 Jun 28 Glendale, CA, United States
64 Farmer Steelman 4 1899 1902 0 -0.4 43 163 142 8 31 3 1 0 15 6 14 21 .218 .297 .254 .551 Sep 16 Merchantville, NJ, United States
65 Neil Stynes 1 1890 1890 0 -0.2 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Mar 26 Somerville, MA, United States
66 Tom Sullivan 1 1925 1925 0 -0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Aug 16 Seattle, WA, United States
67 Harry Swacina 4 1907 1915 0 -3.7 322 1255 1189 110 304 46 11 1 151 29 32 54 .256 .276 .315 .592 Jun 21 Birmingham, AL, United States
68 Pinky Swander 2 1903 1904 0 0.3 15 64 52 9 14 2 2 0 6 0 10 2 .269 .406 .385 .791 Oct 24 Springfield, MA, United States
69 Art Thomason 1 1910 1910 0 -0.5 20 76 70 4 12 0 1 0 2 3 5 10 .171 .227 .200 .427 May 2 Kansas City, MO, United States
70 Irv Waldron 1 1901 1901 0 1.9 141 651 598 102 186 22 9 0 52 20 38 20 .311 .356 .378 .734 Jul 22 Worcester, MA, United States
71 Tom Walker 3 1902 1905 0 -0.8 48 144 132 15 17 0 1 0 1 2 7 27 .129 .179 .144 .323 Jul 10 Woodbury Heights, NJ, United States
72 Harry Wilhelm 1 1899 1899 0 0.2 5 13 12 1 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 .250 .308 .667 .974 Feb 20 Republic, PA, United States
73 Elmer Zacher 1 1910 1910 0 -0.4 48 151 132 7 28 5 1 0 10 3 10 19 .212 .278 .265 .543 Dec 20 Buffalo, NY, 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 Al Bauer 2 1884 1886 0 -1.0 1 6 .143 5.37 7 7 0 6 0 0 53.2 53 48 32 2 41 26 0 0 15 255 1.752 Feb 23 Columbus, OH, United States
2 Ed Brandt 11 1928 1938 0 27.8 121 146 .453 3.86 378 278 70 150 18 17 2268.1 2342 1084 974 134 778 877 35 1 25 9721 1.375 Nov 2 Spokane, WA, United States
3 Roger Bresnahan HOF 17 1897 1915 0 0.9 4 1 .800 3.93 9 6 3 3 1 0 50.1 68 30 22 1 15 15 3 0 0 230 1.649 Dec 4 Toledo, OH, United States
4 Frank Brill 1 1884 1884 0 -1.5 2 10 .167 5.50 12 12 0 12 1 0 103.0 148 98 63 7 26 18 0 4 500 1.689 Nov 19 Flushing, NY, United States
5 Bill Chappelle 3 1908 1914 0 0.0 7 7 .500 2.38 35 15 14 9 1 1 177.2 167 86 47 1 59 62 9 0 7 733 1.272 Dec 31 Mineola, NY, United States
6 Jim Chatterton 1 1884 1884 0 -0.3 0 1 .000 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 11 7 2 0 2 2 0 2 29 2.600 Dec 15 Tewksbury, MA, United States
7 Bob Clark 2 1920 1921 0 -0.2 1 2 .333 5.44 16 2 5 2 1 0 51.1 82 36 31 2 19 10 2 1 1 221 1.968 May 18 Carlsbad, NM, United States
8 Ed Clough 3 1924 1926 0 -0.5 0 1 .000 10.50 4 1 3 0 0 0 12.0 16 15 14 1 8 3 2 0 0 60 2.000 Jan 30 Harrisburg, PA, United States
9 Orlin Collier 1 1931 1931 0 -0.3 0 1 .000 7.84 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 17 12 9 0 7 3 0 0 0 55 2.323 Sep 9 Memphis, TN, United States
10 Bert Conn 3 1898 1901 0 -1.3 0 3 .000 7.77 5 2 2 1 0 0 24.1 42 38 21 1 18 5 6 0 1 135 2.466 Nov 2 Philadelphia, PA, United States
11 Dixie Davis 10 1912 1926 0 15.2 75 71 .514 3.97 239 164 46 77 10 1 1318.2 1311 722 581 62 688 460 45 2 22 5799 1.516 Feb 4 Raleigh, NC, United States
12 Joe DeBerry 2 1920 1921 0 -0.1 2 5 .286 5.24 20 8 6 3 1 0 67.0 80 44 39 2 30 13 2 0 1 295 1.642 Oct 9 Southern Pines, NC, United States
13 Bill Duggleby 8 1898 1907 0 14.7 93 102 .477 3.18 241 191 48 159 17 6 1741.1 1844 851 616 39 424 453 83 5 22 7278 1.302 Aug 30 Redfield, NY, United States
14 Jack Dunleavy 3 1903 1905 0 0.4 7 12 .368 4.18 21 18 3 14 0 0 157.0 164 91 73 6 80 79 9 0 3 700 1.554 Apr 11 South Norwalk, CT, United States
15 Bill Duzen 1 1890 1890 0 -0.6 0 2 .000 13.85 2 2 0 2 0 0 13.0 20 24 20 2 14 5 0 0 3 73 2.615 Mar 11 Buffalo, NY, United States
16 Welcome Gaston 2 1898 1899 0 0.2 1 1 .500 2.84 3 2 1 2 0 0 19.0 20 10 6 0 13 0 1 0 1 89 1.737 Dec 13 Columbus, OH, United States
17 Bob Gilks 5 1887 1893 0 2.6 9 9 .500 3.98 21 18 3 17 1 1 160.2 164 106 71 2 59 36 14 0 7 714 1.388 Aug 21 Brunswick, GA, United States
18 Billy Hart 1 1890 1890 0 4.0 12 8 .600 3.67 26 24 2 20 0 0 201.1 188 111 82 6 66 95 16 0 12 866 1.262 May 14 Hannibal, MO, United States
19 Claude Hendrix 10 1911 1920 0 25.0 144 116 .554 2.65 360 257 83 184 27 17 2371.1 2123 910 698 41 697 1092 49 1 70 9651 1.189 Mar 22 Allentown, PA, United States
20 Phil Knell 6 1888 1895 0 10.2 79 90 .467 4.05 192 163 26 141 8 0 1452.1 1478 1019 654 37 705 575 136 3 85 6612 1.503 Jun 5 Santa Monica, CA, United States
21 Bill Knowlton 1 1920 1920 0 -0.3 0 1 .000 4.76 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 9 3 0 3 5 3 0 0 32 2.118 Feb 25 Philadelphia, PA, United States
22 Rube Kroh 6 1906 1912 0 4.1 14 9 .609 2.29 36 25 9 13 3 0 216.1 182 65 55 3 67 92 5 2 2 858 1.151 Mar 17 New Orleans, LA, United States
23 Louis LeRoy 3 1905 1910 0 0.1 3 1 .750 3.22 15 5 6 3 0 1 72.2 66 42 26 3 15 39 3 0 4 288 1.115 Oct 10 Shawano, WI, United States
24 Pete McBride 2 1898 1899 0 -0.1 2 5 .286 4.31 12 7 4 5 0 0 71.0 74 52 34 4 44 32 5 0 11 325 1.662 Jul 3 North Adams, MA, United States
25 Willie McGill 7 1890 1896 0 10.4 71 73 .493 4.57 166 148 17 114 2 1 1235.0 1363 941 627 26 696 502 59 1 45 5756 1.667 Aug 29 Indianapolis, IN, United States
26 Jouett Meekin 10 1891 1900 0 26.7 152 133 .533 4.07 324 308 16 270 9 2 2605.1 2837 1706 1177 67 1056 901 89 0 121 11543 1.494 Dec 14 New Albany, IN, United States
27 Tony Mullane 13 1881 1894 0 60.3 284 220 .563 3.05 555 504 52 468 30 15 4531.1 4195 2523 1537 97 1408 1803 185 3 343 19407 1.237 Apr 25 Chicago, IL, United States
28 George Mullin 14 1902 1915 0 34.3 228 196 .538 2.82 487 428 51 353 35 8 3686.2 3518 1636 1156 42 1238 1482 130 1 85 15179 1.290 Jan 7 Wabash, IN, United States
29 John Pappalau 1 1897 1897 0 -0.4 0 1 .000 10.50 2 1 1 1 0 0 12.0 22 16 14 0 6 3 2 0 0 64 2.333 May 12 Albany, NY, United States
30 Hub Pernoll 2 1910 1912 0 0.8 4 3 .571 3.39 14 5 4 4 0 0 63.2 63 26 24 1 18 28 5 0 3 257 1.272 Feb 18 Grants Pass, OR, United States
31 Ed Pinnance 1 1903 1903 0 0.2 0 0 2.57 2 1 1 0 0 1 7.0 5 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 27 1.000 Dec 12 Walpole Island, ON, Canada
32 Jack Powell 16 1897 1912 0 56.0 245 254 .491 2.97 578 516 57 422 46 15 4389.0 4319 1991 1450 110 1021 1621 120 2 67 17896 1.217 Oct 17 Chicago, IL, United States
33 Dick Robertson 3 1913 1919 0 1.1 3 8 .273 2.89 22 14 7 8 1 0 124.2 125 54 40 1 46 26 0 0 0 509 1.372 Oct 2 New Orleans, LA, United States
34 Tom Walker 3 1902 1905 0 5.7 24 16 .600 2.70 48 44 4 35 3 0 369.2 377 154 111 5 97 94 25 1 3 1537 1.282 Jul 10 Woodbury Heights, NJ, United States
35 Harry Wilhelm 1 1899 1899 0 -0.3 1 1 .500 6.12 5 3 2 2 0 0 25.0 36 22 17 1 3 6 1 0 0 111 1.560 Feb 20 Republic, PA, United States
Totals 175 1881 1938 0 293.8 1589 1515 .512 3.36 3861 3183 546 2500 215 86 27672.2 27529 14581 10328 706 9469 10465 1044 23 965 117805 1.290
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 Roger Bresnahan HOF 5 1909 1915 328 432 .432 -104 775 4 7 5.8
2 Kid Elberfeld 1 1908 1908 27 71 .276 -44 98 8 8 8.0
3 Walter Hewett 1 1888 1888 10 29 .256 -19 40 8 8 8.0
4 Dan Howley 6 1927 1932 397 524 .431 -127 926 3 8 6.2
Totals 13 1888 1932 762 1056 .419 -294 1839 3 8 6.1