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1944 MLB  / 1946 MLB  Died this Year
Rk 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 John Atz 4 1902 1909 0 3.1 209 713 605 64 132 21 3 0 49 23 69 54 .218 .304 .263 .567 May 22 New Orleans, LA, United States
2 Ernie Baker 1 1905 1905 0 -0.0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Oct 25 Homer, MI, United States
3 Bill Barnes 1 1884 1884 0 -0.0 8 30 30 2 6 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .233 .433 Jul 10 St. Paul, MN, United States
4 Steve Behel 2 1884 1886 0 -0.2 68 283 257 37 54 6 2 0 17 16 25 .210 .283 .249 .532 Feb 15 Los Angeles, CA, United States
5 Ted Blankenship 9 1922 1930 0 0.6 242 518 475 49 93 18 7 9 55 0 0 21 109 .196 .231 .320 .551 Jan 14 Atoka, OK, United States
6 Cy Blanton 9 1934 1942 2 -1.0 202 474 428 22 66 4 0 0 26 0 23 98 .154 .197 .164 .361 Sep 13 Norman, OK, United States
7 Frank Butler 1 1895 1895 0 -0.0 5 23 22 5 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 .273 .304 .318 .623 Jul 18 Jacksonville, FL, United States
8 Walter Carlisle 1 1908 1908 0 -0.1 3 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 .100 .182 .100 .282 May 27 Los Angeles, CA, United States
9 Dick Carroll 1 1909 1909 0 0.1 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Nov 22 Cleveland, OH, United States
10 Ted Cather 4 1912 1915 0 -1.5 201 607 548 60 138 30 8 2 72 21 10 34 90 .252 .300 .347 .647 Apr 9 Elkton, MD, United States
11 Tommy Clarke 10 1909 1918 0 13.0 700 1987 1708 169 453 66 37 6 191 42 4 216 183 .265 .351 .358 .709 Aug 14 Corona, NY, United States
12 Gene Cocreham 3 1913 1915 0 -0.1 17 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .071 .133 .071 .205 Dec 27 Luling, TX, United States
13 Joe Corbett 4 1895 1904 0 -0.1 72 238 230 32 54 11 2 0 32 4 6 28 .235 .257 .300 .557 May 2 San Francisco, CA, United States
14 Dick Cotter 2 1911 1912 0 0.2 46 113 100 8 28 0 2 0 15 2 11 20 .280 .357 .320 .677 Apr 4 Brooklyn, NY, United States
15 Pete Cregan 2 1899 1903 0 -0.3 7 24 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .095 .174 .095 .269 May 18 New York, NY, United States
16 Bill Crouch 1 1910 1910 0 -0.1 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 Dec 22 Highland Park, MI, United States
17 Cal Crum 2 1917 1918 0 -0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jul 7 Tulsa, OK, United States
18 Jim Curtiss 1 1891 1891 0 -0.1 56 236 211 28 55 6 5 1 25 5 22 35 .261 .339 .351 .690 Feb 14 North Adams, MA, United States
19 Hack Eibel 2 1912 1920 0 -0.4 30 50 46 4 8 2 0 0 6 1 1 3 6 .174 .224 .217 .442 Oct 16 Macon, GA, United States
20 Chick Fewster 11 1917 1927 0 -2.5 644 2308 1963 282 506 91 12 6 167 57 47 240 264 .258 .346 .326 .672 Apr 16 Baltimore, MD, United States
21 William Fischer 5 1913 1917 0 7.0 412 1223 1099 109 301 50 15 10 115 20 1 90 66 .274 .332 .374 .706 Sep 4 Richmond, VA, United States
22 Mike Fitzgerald 2 1911 1918 0 -0.5 82 192 170 27 49 9 0 0 12 7 17 10 .288 .356 .341 .698 Jan 18 San Mateo, CA, United States
23 Henry Fournier 1 1894 1894 0 -0.3 6 20 19 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 .105 .150 .105 .255 Dec 8 Eloise, MI, United States
24 Charlie Frye 1 1940 1940 0 0.2 18 19 19 1 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 6 .263 .263 .421 .684 May 25 Hickory, NC, United States
25 Bob Gandy 1 1916 1916 0 -0.1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jun 19 Jacksonville, FL, United States
26 Bob Ganley 5 1905 1909 0 6.2 572 2475 2129 246 540 44 24 2 123 112 177 154 .254 .313 .300 .612 Oct 9 Lowell, MA, United States
27 Frank Grube 7 1931 1941 0 0.6 394 1280 1125 121 274 59 5 1 107 12 5 131 88 .244 .326 .308 .634 Jul 2 New York, NY, United States
28 Ernie Gust 1 1911 1911 0 -0.3 3 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Oct 26 Maupin, OR, United States
29 George Hale 4 1914 1918 0 -0.1 60 118 103 5 18 3 1 0 9 0 0 11 21 .175 .261 .223 .484 Nov 1 Wichita, KS, United States
30 Jocko Halligan 3 1890 1892 0 2.1 190 827 737 123 207 30 15 10 132 23 86 77 .281 .359 .403 .762 Feb 13 Buffalo, NY, United States
31 Jack Hannifin 3 1906 1908 0 0.9 158 500 439 50 94 13 6 3 40 14 45 44 .214 .289 .292 .580 Oct 27 Northampton, MA, United States
32 Charlie Heard 1 1890 1890 0 -0.5 12 44 43 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 15 .186 .205 .233 .437 Feb 20 Philadelphia, PA, United States
33 Tom Hess 1 1892 1892 0 -0.0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Dec 15 Albany, NY, United States
34 Bill Hobbs 2 1913 1916 0 0.1 10 19 15 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 .133 .235 .200 .435 Jan 5 Hamilton, OH, United States
35 Ducky Holmes 1 1906 1906 0 -0.0 9 30 27 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 .185 .267 .185 .452 Sep 18 Dayton, OH, United States
36 Jim Hughey 7 1891 1900 0 -1.6 145 430 386 30 59 3 1 1 22 1 34 59 .153 .227 .174 .401 Mar 29 Coldwater, MI, United States
37 Bert Humphries 6 1910 1915 0 0.3 154 286 247 23 46 3 3 0 16 0 0 19 65 .186 .253 .223 .475 Sep 21 Orlando, FL, United States
38 Ham Iburg 1 1902 1902 0 -0.6 31 90 87 4 12 1 0 0 5 1 3 38 .138 .167 .149 .316 Feb 11 San Francisco, CA, United States
39 Bill Kay 1 1907 1907 0 0.4 25 60 60 8 20 1 1 0 7 0 0 11 .333 .333 .383 .717 Dec 3 Roanoke, VA, United States
40 Bill Kemmer 1 1895 1895 0 -0.3 11 41 38 5 7 0 0 1 3 0 2 4 .184 .225 .263 .488 Jun 8 Washington, DC, United States
41 Snapper Kennedy 1 1902 1902 0 -0.1 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jul 31 Pasadena, TX, United States
42 Joe Kutina 2 1911 1912 0 -0.7 95 333 306 30 68 15 5 4 33 2 7 15 44 .222 .268 .343 .611 Apr 13 Chicago, IL, United States
43 Frank Lange 4 1910 1913 0 1.7 135 235 210 15 52 15 3 0 32 0 0 16 47 .248 .310 .348 .658 Dec 26 Madison, WI, United States
44 Gene Lansing 1 1922 1922 0 -0.1 15 13 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .154 .000 .154 Jan 18 Rensselaer, NY, United States
45 Fred Lewis 5 1881 1886 0 5.3 317 1386 1318 224 390 70 13 4 119 8 60 15 .296 .330 .378 .708 Jun 5 Utica, NY, United States
46 Harry McNeal 1 1901 1901 0 -0.2 12 39 37 1 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 .162 .184 .189 .373 Jan 11 Cleveland, OH, United States
47 Jack Mercer 1 1910 1910 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jun 25 Dayton, OH, United States
48 Sam Mertes 10 1896 1906 0 23.3 1190 4999 4405 695 1227 188 108 40 721 396 422 378 .279 .346 .398 .744 Mar 12 Villa Grande, CA, United States
49 Dusty Miller 7 1889 1899 0 7.6 656 2840 2561 445 771 139 51 22 421 206 174 137 .301 .353 .421 .774 Sep 3 Memphis, TN, United States
50 Hughie Miller 3 1911 1915 0 -3.1 140 540 496 51 112 21 5 0 49 4 27 57 .226 .267 .288 .555 Dec 24 Jefferson Barracks, MO, United States
51 John Munyan 3 1887 1891 0 1.0 174 671 583 112 147 20 11 4 67 28 76 57 .252 .350 .345 .695 Feb 18 Endicott, NY, United States
52 Connie Murphy 2 1893 1894 0 -0.3 7 23 21 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 3 .143 .217 .190 .408 Dec 14 New Bedford, MA, United States
53 Jim Murray 3 1902 1914 0 -1.8 82 281 261 21 53 9 2 3 24 2 13 69 .203 .244 .287 .531 Apr 25 Galveston, TX, United States
54 Art Nichols 6 1898 1903 0 1.1 241 888 793 112 194 28 3 3 90 51 50 71 .245 .308 .299 .606 Aug 9 Willimantic, CT, United States
55 Lou Nordyke 1 1906 1906 0 0.0 25 64 53 4 13 1 0 0 7 3 10 9 .245 .365 .264 .629 Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA, United States
56 Jake Northrop 2 1918 1919 0 0.3 18 26 21 3 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 6 .286 .348 .381 .729 Nov 16 Monroeton, PA, United States
57 Harry O'Neill 1 1939 1939 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mar 6 Iwo Jima, Japan
58 Henry Oxley 1 1884 1884 0 -0.2 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 Oct 12 Somerville, MA, United States
59 Ham Patterson 1 1909 1909 0 -0.3 18 54 52 4 10 1 0 0 5 1 1 4 .192 .208 .212 .419 Nov 25 Swansea, IL, United States
60 Monty Pfyl 1 1907 1907 0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oct 18 San Francisco, CA, United States
61 Cy Pieh 3 1913 1915 0 -0.4 44 54 51 2 5 2 0 0 7 0 0 2 21 .098 .132 .137 .269 Sep 12 Jacksonville, FL, United States
62 Roy Radebaugh 1 1911 1911 0 -0.1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jan 17 Cedar Rapids, IA, United States
63 Paul Radford 12 1883 1894 0 14.3 1361 5822 4979 945 1206 176 57 13 462 346 790 449 .242 .351 .308 .660 Feb 21 Boston, MA, United States
64 Morrie Rath 6 1909 1920 0 10.3 565 2405 2048 291 521 36 7 4 92 83 34 258 112 .254 .342 .285 .626 Nov 18 Upper Darby, PA, United States
65 Taylor Shafer 2 1884 1890 0 -3.0 135 560 512 58 95 8 6 0 21 19 46 .186 .255 .225 .480 Oct 27 Glendale, CA, United States
66 Mike Smith 14 1886 1901 0 30.3 1237 5422 4693 913 1456 197 136 37 665 233 639 258 .310 .398 .434 .831 Nov 5 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
67 Tubby Spencer 9 1905 1918 0 4.5 449 1457 1326 106 298 43 10 3 133 13 87 127 .225 .281 .279 .560 Feb 1 San Francisco, CA, United States
68 Bill Stemmyer 4 1885 1888 0 1.2 61 230 212 32 60 5 4 1 32 3 16 27 .283 .339 .358 .698 May 3 Cleveland, OH, United States
69 George Stone 7 1903 1910 0 25.9 848 3665 3271 426 984 106 68 23 268 132 282 425 .301 .360 .396 .756 Jan 3 Clinton, IA, United States
70 Cy Swaim 2 1897 1898 0 -0.6 42 108 106 9 21 1 0 0 13 3 1 16 .198 .206 .208 .413 Dec 27 Eustis, FL, United States
71 Ray Tift 1 1907 1907 0 -0.0 4 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 Mar 29 Verona, NJ, United States
72 Tuck Turner 6 1893 1898 0 3.8 379 1668 1504 298 482 67 38 7 215 53 129 101 .320 .378 .430 .807 Jul 16 Staten Island, NY, United States
73 Fred Tyler 1 1914 1914 0 -0.2 6 21 19 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 .105 .150 .105 .255 Oct 14 East Derry, NH, United States
74 George Van Haltren 17 1887 1903 0 40.9 1990 9017 8043 1642 2544 286 161 69 1015 583 871 498 .316 .386 .418 .803 Sep 29 Oakland, CA, United States
75 Bobby Veach 14 1912 1925 0 47.7 1821 7574 6656 953 2063 393 147 64 1166 195 88 571 370 .310 .370 .442 .812 Aug 7 Detroit, MI, United States
76 Joe Visner 4 1885 1891 0 2.7 235 1058 924 183 241 29 36 12 149 33 122 90 .261 .354 .409 .764 Jun 17 Fosston, MN, United States
77 Rube Ward 1 1902 1902 0 0.0 13 33 31 4 9 1 0 0 2 0 2 8 .290 .333 .323 .656 Jan 17 Akron, OH, United States
78 Clarence Winters 1 1924 1924 0 0.0 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 Jun 29 Detroit, MI, United States
79 Dave Zearfoss 5 1896 1905 0 -0.2 72 224 202 15 42 3 3 0 17 2 19 17 .208 .279 .252 .532 Sep 12 Wilmington, DE, United States
80 Eddie Zimmerman 2 1906 1911 0 -1.0 127 484 431 31 80 10 7 3 37 9 34 40 .186 .248 .262 .511 May 6 Emmaus, PA, United States

Pitching

Batters Above / Managers Below
Rk 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 Ernie Baker 1 1905 1905 0 -0.2 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 7 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 18 1.750 Oct 25 Homer, MI, United States
2 Ted Blankenship 9 1922 1930 0 12.1 77 79 .494 4.29 241 156 53 73 8 5 1330.2 1462 719 634 63 489 378 13 1 22 5778 1.466 Jan 14 Atoka, OK, United States
3 Cy Blanton 9 1934 1942 2 14.8 68 71 .489 3.55 202 167 21 75 14 4 1218.1 1243 588 481 64 337 611 18 0 33 5173 1.297 Sep 13 Norman, OK, United States
4 Dick Carroll 1 1909 1909 0 -0.3 0 0 3.60 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 7 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 25 1.600 Nov 22 Cleveland, OH, United States
5 Ted Cather 4 1912 1915 0 -0.2 0 0 54.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 5 9.000 Apr 9 Elkton, MD, United States
6 Gene Cocreham 3 1913 1915 0 -1.2 3 5 .375 5.27 17 4 10 1 0 0 54.2 64 39 32 2 31 18 1 0 2 243 1.738 Dec 27 Luling, TX, United States
7 Joe Corbett 4 1895 1904 0 3.5 32 18 .640 3.42 62 57 5 52 1 1 481.2 497 287 183 7 192 248 36 0 17 2145 1.430 May 2 San Francisco, CA, United States
8 Bill Crouch 1 1910 1910 0 0.0 0 0 3.38 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 6 4 3 0 7 2 0 0 1 33 1.625 Dec 22 Highland Park, MI, United States
9 Cal Crum 2 1917 1918 0 -0.2 0 1 .000 10.80 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.1 7 4 4 0 4 0 1 0 1 20 3.300 Jul 7 Tulsa, OK, United States
10 Hack Eibel 2 1912 1920 0 0.2 0 0 3.48 3 0 2 0 0 0 10.1 10 4 4 0 3 5 0 0 0 40 1.258 Oct 16 Macon, GA, United States
11 Henry Fournier 1 1894 1894 0 -0.4 1 3 .250 5.40 6 4 2 4 0 0 45.0 71 51 27 4 20 5 2 0 1 223 2.022 Dec 8 Eloise, MI, United States
12 Charlie Frye 1 1940 1940 0 -0.1 0 6 .000 4.65 15 5 6 1 0 0 50.1 58 32 26 3 26 18 0 1 0 228 1.669 May 25 Hickory, NC, United States
13 Charlie Heard 1 1890 1890 0 -1.6 0 6 .000 8.39 6 6 0 5 0 0 44.0 75 65 41 5 32 13 2 0 5 240 2.432 Feb 20 Philadelphia, PA, United States
14 Jim Hughey 7 1891 1900 0 2.8 29 80 .266 4.87 145 113 28 100 0 1 1007.2 1271 748 545 21 317 250 54 0 37 4528 1.576 Mar 29 Coldwater, MI, United States
15 Bert Humphries 6 1910 1915 0 8.0 50 43 .538 2.79 153 90 51 45 9 9 798.0 807 354 247 31 151 258 30 1 10 3274 1.201 Sep 21 Orlando, FL, United States
16 Ham Iburg 1 1902 1902 0 -0.1 11 18 .379 3.89 30 29 1 20 1 0 236.0 286 141 102 1 62 106 11 0 4 1030 1.475 Feb 11 San Francisco, CA, United States
17 Frank Lange 4 1910 1913 0 4.0 28 25 .528 2.96 95 60 27 25 4 3 498.1 455 234 164 9 219 318 17 2 16 2058 1.353 Dec 26 Madison, WI, United States
18 Gene Lansing 1 1922 1922 0 -0.1 0 1 .000 5.98 15 1 8 0 0 0 40.2 46 28 27 1 22 14 0 0 2 183 1.672 Jan 18 Rensselaer, NY, United States
19 Harry McNeal 1 1901 1901 0 -0.4 5 5 .500 4.43 12 10 2 9 0 0 85.1 120 68 42 4 30 15 8 0 1 404 1.758 Jan 11 Cleveland, OH, United States
20 Jack Mercer 1 1910 1910 0 0.1 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 2.000 Jun 25 Dayton, OH, United States
21 Sam Mertes 10 1896 1906 0 0.3 1 0 1.000 1.13 1 0 1 0 0 0 8.0 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0.750 Mar 12 Villa Grande, CA, United States
22 Jake Northrop 2 1918 1919 0 0.8 6 6 .500 2.91 18 7 9 6 1 0 77.1 69 31 25 2 13 13 1 0 1 310 1.060 Nov 16 Monroeton, PA, United States
23 Cy Pieh 3 1913 1915 0 -0.4 8 9 .471 3.78 43 12 23 4 2 0 166.2 156 89 70 8 75 76 5 0 3 687 1.386 Sep 12 Jacksonville, FL, United States
24 Roy Radebaugh 1 1911 1911 0 0.3 0 0 2.70 2 1 1 0 0 0 10.0 6 3 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 38 1.000 Jan 17 Cedar Rapids, IA, United States
25 Paul Radford 12 1883 1894 0 -2.2 0 4 .000 8.52 10 4 3 3 0 0 43.1 85 69 41 5 17 13 0 0 3 223 2.354 Feb 21 Boston, MA, United States
26 Mike Smith 14 1886 1901 0 12.6 75 57 .568 3.35 149 136 11 122 9 0 1210.1 1167 714 450 20 422 525 40 1 84 5237 1.313 Nov 5 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
27 Bill Stemmyer 4 1885 1888 0 0.1 29 29 .500 3.67 60 59 1 59 1 1 495.0 482 374 202 15 205 295 3 0 79 2209 1.388 May 3 Cleveland, OH, United States
28 Cy Swaim 2 1897 1898 0 1.2 12 22 .353 4.48 42 32 9 23 0 1 285.1 338 206 142 9 87 82 14 0 8 1258 1.489 Dec 27 Eustis, FL, United States
29 Ray Tift 1 1907 1907 0 -0.3 0 0 4.74 4 1 3 0 0 0 19.0 33 14 10 0 4 6 0 0 1 90 1.947 Mar 29 Verona, NJ, United States
30 Tuck Turner 6 1893 1898 0 0.0 0 0 7.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 9 5 5 1 2 3 1 0 0 29 1.833 Jul 16 Staten Island, NY, United States
31 George Van Haltren 17 1887 1903 0 1.5 40 31 .563 4.05 93 68 23 65 5 4 689.1 809 527 310 34 244 281 57 1 46 3141 1.528 Sep 29 Oakland, CA, United States
32 Bobby Veach 14 1912 1925 0 0.0 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 1 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 9 2.000 Aug 7 Detroit, MI, United States
33 Clarence Winters 1 1924 1924 0 -0.8 0 1 .000 20.57 4 2 1 0 0 0 7.0 22 16 16 0 4 3 0 0 0 48 3.714 Jun 29 Detroit, MI, United States
Totals 147 1883 1942 2 53.8 475 520 .477 3.87 1438 1027 307 693 55 30 8942.0 9677 5429 3844 311 3026 3560 316 7 377 38960 1.758
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 George Van Haltren 1 1892 1892 1 10 .091 -9 11 12 12 12.0
Totals 1 1892 1892 1 10 .091 -9 11 12 12 12.0


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