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1948 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 Pelham Ballenger 1 1928 1928 0 -0.1 3 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222 Dec 8 Gantt, SC, United States
2 Jimmy Bannon 4 1893 1896 0 5.2 367 1627 1438 293 460 76 24 19 253 99 152 101 .320 .389 .446 .835 Mar 24 Glen Rock, NJ, United States
3 Art Benedict 1 1883 1883 0 -0.1 3 15 15 3 4 1 0 0 4 0 4 .267 .267 .333 .600 Jan 14 Denver, CO, United States
4 Walter Blair 7 1907 1915 0 -0.5 442 1381 1255 80 272 42 11 3 106 18 86 176 .217 .272 .275 .547 Aug 20 Lewisburg, PA, United States
5 Gus Bono 1 1920 1920 0 -0.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 Dec 3 Dearborn, MI, United States
6 Chick Bowen 1 1919 1919 0 -0.0 3 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 Aug 9 New Haven, CT, United States
7 Frank Bowerman 15 1895 1909 0 6.9 1037 3659 3410 345 853 102 38 13 393 81 130 242 .250 .287 .314 .601 Nov 30 Romeo, MI, United States
8 Mordecai Brown HOF 14 1903 1916 0 1.3 493 1240 1143 93 235 20 11 2 74 8 0 44 199 .206 .236 .248 .483 Feb 14 Terre Haute, IN, United States
9 Stub Brown 3 1893 1897 0 -0.6 13 34 33 4 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 8 .091 .091 .091 .182 Mar 10 Baltimore, MD, United States
10 Frank Browning 1 1910 1910 0 -0.2 11 17 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .067 .000 .067 May 19 San Antonio, TX, United States
11 Fred Buckingham 1 1895 1895 0 -0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Dec 3 Washington, DC, United States
12 Ike Butler 1 1902 1902 0 -0.6 19 59 53 7 6 1 0 0 5 1 4 13 .113 .175 .132 .308 Mar 17 Oakland, CA, United States
13 Bill Byers 1 1904 1904 0 -0.1 19 62 60 3 13 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 .217 .230 .217 .446 Sep 8 Baltimore, MD, United States
14 Lew Camp 3 1892 1894 0 -0.7 88 374 334 57 77 12 8 4 31 42 37 52 .231 .311 .350 .661 Oct 1 Omaha, NE, United States
15 Rip Cannell 2 1904 1905 0 -1.7 254 1008 913 84 221 19 5 0 54 27 74 92 .242 .302 .274 .576 Aug 26 Bridgton, ME, United States
16 Howdy Caton 4 1917 1920 0 1.6 231 922 814 85 184 18 16 0 53 18 9 83 52 .226 .301 .287 .588 Jan 8 Zanesville, OH, United States
17 Bill Clancy 1 1905 1905 0 -0.6 56 240 227 23 52 11 3 2 34 3 4 18 .229 .246 .330 .576 Feb 10 Oriskany, NY, United States
18 Dick Cogan 3 1897 1900 0 0.1 12 39 34 4 6 1 2 0 4 0 3 4 .176 .263 .324 .587 May 2 Paterson, NJ, United States
19 Percy Coleman 2 1897 1898 0 -0.1 14 37 34 2 7 0 0 0 4 0 1 5 .206 .270 .206 .476 Feb 16 Van Nuys, CA, United States
20 Phil Collins 8 1923 1935 0 -0.8 322 507 482 45 93 12 3 4 44 0 0 12 71 .193 .214 .255 .469 Aug 14 Chicago, IL, United States
21 Bill Dammann 3 1897 1899 0 -0.2 60 149 131 18 22 0 6 0 15 0 16 31 .168 .264 .260 .523 Dec 6 Lynnhaven, VA, United States
22 Homer Davidson 1 1908 1908 0 -0.1 9 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jul 26 Detroit, MI, United States
23 Pat Deisel 2 1902 1903 0 0.2 3 6 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 .667 .833 .667 1.500 Apr 17 Cincinnati, OH, United States
24 Art Devlin 10 1904 1913 0 36.6 1313 5241 4412 603 1185 164 57 10 505 285 8 576 345 .269 .364 .338 .702 Sep 18 Jersey City, NJ, United States
25 John Dolan 5 1890 1895 0 -0.6 40 121 109 8 12 3 0 2 13 1 11 42 .110 .198 .193 .391 May 4 Springfield, OH, United States
26 Frank Doljack 6 1930 1943 0 -0.1 192 623 561 68 151 31 7 9 85 8 10 47 60 .269 .329 .398 .726 Jan 23 Cleveland, OH, United States
27 Rich Durning 2 1917 1918 0 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sep 23 Castle Point, NY, United States
28 Roy Ellam 2 1909 1918 0 0.1 36 134 98 13 14 1 2 1 6 3 24 22 .143 .323 .224 .547 Oct 28 Conshohocken, PA, United States
29 Bob Emmerich 1 1923 1923 0 -0.5 13 27 24 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 .083 .154 .083 .237 Nov 22 Bridgeport, CT, United States
30 Jimmy Esmond 4 1911 1915 0 2.6 461 1748 1540 204 406 52 35 8 162 61 136 163 .264 .324 .358 .682 Jun 26 Troy, NY, United States
31 Bill Gardner 1 1887 1887 0 0.1 4 12 11 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .273 .333 .273 .606 Oct 12 Catonsville, MD, United States
32 Charlie Graham 1 1906 1906 0 0.4 30 104 90 10 21 1 0 1 12 1 10 12 .233 .330 .278 .608 Aug 29 San Francisco, CA, United States
33 Bob Groom 10 1909 1918 0 -4.0 369 850 764 48 98 16 3 0 35 3 0 37 252 .128 .170 .157 .327 Feb 19 Belleville, IL, United States
34 Bert Hall 1 1911 1911 0 0.0 7 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 Jul 11 Seattle, WA, United States
35 Chick Hartley 1 1902 1902 0 -0.1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jul 18 Philadelphia, PA, United States
36 Larry Hoffman 1 1901 1901 0 0.0 6 23 22 2 7 1 0 0 6 1 0 5 .318 .348 .364 .711 Dec 29 Chicago, IL, United States
37 Bert Husting 3 1900 1902 0 -0.7 71 193 183 25 33 5 3 1 19 1 1 28 .180 .189 .257 .446 Sep 3 Milwaukee, WI, United States
38 Doc Imlay 1 1913 1913 0 -0.1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Oct 7 Bordentown, NJ, United States
39 Art Jahn 2 1925 1928 0 -0.8 104 375 349 45 97 15 8 1 55 2 2 17 36 .278 .317 .375 .692 Jan 9 Little Rock, AR, United States
40 Heinie Jantzen 1 1912 1912 0 -0.9 31 128 119 10 22 0 1 1 8 3 6 4 18 .185 .218 .227 .445 Apr 1 Hines, IL, United States
41 Dick Kauffman 2 1914 1915 0 -0.1 44 149 139 10 36 9 2 0 16 0 3 5 30 .259 .295 .353 .647 Apr 16 Mifflinburg, PA, United States
42 Pete Knisely 4 1912 1915 0 -0.4 124 306 272 27 64 16 4 0 29 4 2 24 30 .235 .307 .324 .630 Jul 1 Brownsville, PA, United States
43 Charlie Krause 1 1901 1901 0 -0.0 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 Mar 30 Eloise, MI, United States
44 Ed Kusel 1 1909 1909 0 0.1 3 10 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .600 Oct 20 Cleveland, OH, United States
45 Hi Ladd 1 1898 1898 0 -0.0 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 May 7 Cranston, RI, United States
46 Clarence Lehr 1 1911 1911 0 -0.3 23 27 27 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 .148 .148 .148 .296 Jan 31 Highland Park, MI, United States
47 Elmer Leifer 1 1921 1921 0 -0.0 9 10 10 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .300 .300 .600 Sep 26 Everett, WA, United States
48 Harry Lord 9 1907 1915 0 16.6 972 4141 3691 509 1026 107 70 14 294 208 35 226 253 .278 .326 .356 .682 Aug 9 Westbrook, ME, United States
49 Jim McCormick 1 1892 1892 0 -0.2 3 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .083 .000 .083 Feb 1 Saco, ME, United States
50 Dutch Meier 1 1906 1906 0 0.0 82 294 273 32 70 11 4 0 16 4 13 21 .256 .298 .326 .624 Mar 23 Chicago, IL, United States
51 Fred Mollenkamp 1 1914 1914 0 0.1 3 11 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .125 .300 .125 .425 Nov 1 Cincinnati, OH, United States
52 Rebel Oakes 7 1909 1915 0 4.7 986 4051 3619 428 1011 112 42 15 397 163 26 265 210 .279 .334 .346 .680 Mar 1 Lisbon, LA, United States
53 Fred Odwell 4 1904 1907 0 4.4 411 1579 1412 198 365 42 30 10 168 72 89 187 .258 .313 .352 .665 Aug 19 Downsville, NY, United States
54 Al Orth 15 1895 1909 0 8.6 602 1785 1698 183 464 61 30 12 184 30 51 166 .273 .298 .366 .663 Oct 8 Lynchburg, VA, United States
55 Joe Pate 2 1926 1927 0 0.1 79 43 37 2 7 3 0 0 6 0 0 4 3 .189 .268 .270 .539 Dec 26 Fort Worth, TX, United States
56 Marv Peasley 1 1910 1910 0 0.0 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .400 .000 .400 Dec 27 San Francisco, CA, United States
57 Herb Pennock HOF 22 1912 1934 0 0.9 620 1414 1214 108 232 33 4 4 103 1 0 94 178 .191 .253 .235 .488 Jan 30 New York, NY, United States
58 Nig Perrine 1 1907 1907 0 -0.4 44 165 146 13 25 4 1 0 15 10 13 17 .171 .253 .212 .465 Aug 13 Kansas City, MO, United States
59 Jake Powell 11 1930 1945 0 -1.1 688 2767 2540 353 689 116 26 22 327 65 35 173 219 .271 .320 .363 .684 Nov 4 Washington, DC, United States
60 Irv Ray 4 1888 1891 0 3.7 226 999 902 154 263 30 11 3 123 59 86 35 .292 .360 .359 .720 Feb 21 Harrington, ME, United States
61 Joe Regan 1 1898 1898 0 -0.0 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 Nov 18 Hartford, CT, United States
62 Babe Ruth HOF 22 1914 1935 2 163.0 2503 10622 8399 2174 2873 506 136 714 2214 123 117 2062 1330 .342 .474 .690 1.164 Aug 16 New York, NY, United States
63 Biff Schlitzer 3 1908 1914 0 0.1 44 82 78 2 16 1 1 0 2 1 1 22 .205 .215 .244 .459 Jan 4 Wellesley Hills, MA, United States
64 Frank Schneiberg 1 1910 1910 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 May 18 Milwaukee, WI, United States
65 Charlie See 3 1919 1921 0 0.1 92 221 202 21 55 9 1 1 23 5 6 9 12 .272 .313 .342 .655 Jul 19 Bridgeport, CT, United States
66 Hosea Siner 1 1909 1909 0 -0.2 10 25 23 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 .130 .200 .130 .330 Jun 10 Sullivan, IN, United States
67 Jake Smith 1 1911 1911 0 -0.1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Nov 7 East McKeesport, PA, United States
68 Arnie Stone 2 1923 1924 0 -0.2 35 16 16 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 Jul 29 Hudson Falls, NY, United States
69 Bill Sweeney 8 1907 1914 0 13.5 1039 4262 3692 442 1004 153 40 11 389 172 18 423 215 .272 .349 .344 .693 May 26 Cambridge, MA, United States
70 Jack Thoney 6 1902 1911 0 -0.2 264 966 912 112 216 23 12 3 73 42 36 138 .237 .269 .298 .567 Oct 24 Covington, KY, United States
71 Joe Tinker HOF 15 1902 1916 0 53.2 1806 7153 6441 774 1690 263 114 31 783 336 12 416 526 .262 .308 .353 .661 Jul 27 Orlando, FL, United States
72 Bob Vail 1 1908 1908 0 0.1 4 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 May 28 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
73 Fritz Von Kolnitz 3 1914 1916 0 -0.6 115 244 226 15 48 9 1 0 19 5 3 15 33 .212 .264 .261 .526 Mar 18 Mount Pleasant, SC, United States
74 Charlie Wacker 1 1909 1909 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Aug 7 Evansville, IN, United States
75 Joe Wagner 1 1915 1915 0 -0.8 75 210 197 17 35 5 2 0 13 4 6 8 35 .178 .210 .223 .433 Nov 15 Bronx, NY, United States
76 Hack Wilson HOF 12 1923 1934 0 38.8 1348 5556 4760 884 1461 266 67 244 1063 52 5 674 713 .307 .395 .545 .940 Nov 23 Baltimore, MD, United States
77 Charles Witherow 1 1875 1875 0 -0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jul 3 Washington, DC, United States
78 Rasty Wright 5 1917 1923 0 0.2 109 159 133 15 26 2 1 0 5 0 0 16 36 .195 .282 .226 .507 Jun 12 Columbus, OH, United States
79 Ad Yale 1 1905 1905 0 -0.2 4 14 13 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .077 .143 .077 .220 Apr 27 Bridgeport, CT, 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 Jimmy Bannon 4 1893 1896 0 -0.4 0 1 .000 12.00 3 1 2 0 0 0 9.0 18 23 12 2 8 2 2 0 1 55 2.889 Mar 24 Glen Rock, NJ, United States
2 Gus Bono 1 1920 1920 0 -0.5 0 2 .000 8.76 4 1 2 0 0 0 12.1 17 13 12 0 6 4 0 0 0 60 1.865 Dec 3 Dearborn, MI, United States
3 Frank Bowerman 15 1895 1909 0 -0.3 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 4.000 Nov 30 Romeo, MI, United States
4 Mordecai Brown HOF 14 1903 1916 0 55.1 239 130 .648 2.06 481 332 138 271 55 49 3172.1 2708 1044 725 43 673 1375 61 4 61 12422 1.066 Feb 14 Terre Haute, IN, United States
5 Stub Brown 3 1893 1897 0 0.7 4 1 .800 4.90 13 7 5 4 0 0 71.2 89 55 39 4 37 10 2 0 3 335 1.758 Mar 10 Baltimore, MD, United States
6 Frank Browning 1 1910 1910 0 0.2 2 2 .500 2.57 11 6 5 2 0 3 49.0 51 22 14 0 10 16 0 0 1 205 1.245 May 19 San Antonio, TX, United States
7 Fred Buckingham 1 1895 1895 0 -0.1 0 0 6.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 6 5 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 17 2.667 Dec 3 Washington, DC, United States
8 Ike Butler 1 1902 1902 0 -1.2 1 10 .091 5.34 16 14 2 12 0 0 116.1 168 103 69 1 45 13 2 0 0 545 1.831 Mar 17 Oakland, CA, United States
9 Dick Cogan 3 1897 1900 0 -0.4 2 3 .400 5.00 8 5 3 5 0 0 54.0 68 41 30 1 32 10 5 0 2 259 1.852 May 2 Paterson, NJ, United States
10 Percy Coleman 2 1897 1898 0 -1.3 1 3 .250 6.69 14 6 7 4 0 0 75.1 121 83 56 0 36 12 9 0 4 382 2.084 Feb 16 Van Nuys, CA, United States
11 Phil Collins 8 1923 1935 0 15.7 80 85 .485 4.66 292 141 111 64 4 24 1324.1 1541 784 686 125 497 423 37 6 13 5934 1.539 Aug 14 Chicago, IL, United States
12 Bill Dammann 3 1897 1899 0 3.3 24 15 .615 4.06 60 38 22 26 4 3 367.2 473 227 166 5 115 74 13 1 11 1655 1.599 Dec 6 Lynnhaven, VA, United States
13 John Dolan 5 1890 1895 0 -0.4 15 16 .484 4.30 39 33 6 26 0 1 286.2 314 204 137 13 122 87 4 0 9 1292 1.521 May 4 Springfield, OH, United States
14 Rich Durning 2 1917 1918 0 -0.2 0 0 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 3 5 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 16 2.333 Sep 23 Castle Point, NY, United States
15 Bill Gardner 1 1887 1887 0 -0.6 0 1 .000 11.08 3 2 1 1 0 0 13.0 23 20 16 0 10 3 1 0 3 65 2.538 Oct 12 Catonsville, MD, United States
16 Bob Groom 10 1909 1918 0 16.0 119 150 .442 3.10 367 288 47 157 22 13 2336.1 2205 1068 806 49 783 1159 55 1 59 9501 1.279 Feb 19 Belleville, IL, United States
17 Bert Hall 1 1911 1911 0 -0.1 0 1 .000 4.00 7 1 5 0 0 0 18.0 19 11 8 0 13 8 1 1 0 78 1.778 Jul 11 Seattle, WA, United States
18 Bert Husting 3 1900 1902 0 1.5 23 21 .523 4.16 69 54 15 37 1 1 437.1 499 297 202 14 199 122 23 2 6 1972 1.596 Sep 3 Milwaukee, WI, United States
19 Doc Imlay 1 1913 1913 0 -0.6 0 0 7.24 9 0 4 0 0 0 13.2 19 13 11 1 7 7 0 0 1 63 1.902 Oct 7 Bordentown, NJ, United States
20 Ed Kusel 1 1909 1909 0 -1.0 0 3 .000 7.13 3 3 0 3 0 0 24.0 43 28 19 1 1 2 0 0 0 113 1.833 Oct 20 Cleveland, OH, United States
21 Al Orth 15 1895 1909 0 44.1 204 189 .519 3.37 440 394 44 324 31 6 3354.2 3564 1704 1256 75 661 948 83 1 43 13837 1.259 Oct 8 Lynchburg, VA, United States
22 Joe Pate 2 1926 1927 0 3.8 9 3 .750 3.51 79 2 52 0 0 13 166.2 176 74 65 6 72 38 3 0 2 738 1.488 Dec 26 Fort Worth, TX, United States
23 Marv Peasley 1 1910 1910 0 -0.6 0 1 .000 8.10 2 1 1 0 0 0 10.0 13 14 9 0 11 4 1 1 0 56 2.400 Dec 27 San Francisco, CA, United States
24 Herb Pennock HOF 22 1912 1934 0 44.1 241 162 .598 3.60 617 419 135 249 35 37 3571.2 3900 1699 1428 128 916 1227 36 6 65 15096 1.348 Jan 30 New York, NY, United States
25 Babe Ruth HOF 22 1914 1935 2 20.6 94 46 .671 2.28 163 147 12 107 17 4 1221.1 974 400 309 10 441 488 29 4 25 4896 1.159 Aug 16 New York, NY, United States
26 Biff Schlitzer 3 1908 1914 0 0.1 10 15 .400 3.60 44 29 9 16 2 1 217.1 198 107 87 4 71 87 6 1 9 907 1.238 Jan 4 Wellesley Hills, MA, United States
27 Frank Schneiberg 1 1910 1910 0 -0.4 0 0 63.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 5 8 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 12 9.000 May 18 Milwaukee, WI, United States
28 Charlie See 3 1919 1921 0 -0.3 0 0 6.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 6 8 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 29 1.667 Jul 19 Bridgeport, CT, United States
29 Jake Smith 1 1911 1911 0 0.3 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 19 1.000 Nov 7 East McKeesport, PA, United States
30 Arnie Stone 2 1923 1924 0 0.1 4 3 .571 3.77 35 2 19 1 0 0 76.1 76 39 32 0 19 9 0 0 0 307 1.245 Jul 29 Hudson Falls, NY, United States
31 Bob Vail 1 1908 1908 0 -0.4 1 2 .333 6.00 4 1 3 0 0 0 15.0 15 10 10 0 7 9 1 0 1 64 1.467 May 28 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
32 Charlie Wacker 1 1909 1909 0 -0.1 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 1.500 Aug 7 Evansville, IN, United States
33 Charles Witherow 1 1875 1875 0 -0.2 0 1 .000 18.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 4.000 Jul 3 Washington, DC, United States
34 Rasty Wright 5 1917 1923 0 1.5 24 19 .558 4.05 109 43 43 16 1 5 451.0 481 242 203 15 132 114 20 0 12 1917 1.359 Jun 12 Columbus, OH, United States
Totals 160 1875 1935 2 198 1097 885 .553 3.31 2902 1972 700 1325 172 160 17487.0 17805 8362 6426 497 4942 6256 394 28 331 72870 1.238
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 Walter Blair 1 1915 1915 1 1 .500 0 2 6 6 6.0
2 Frank Bowerman 1 1909 1909 22 54 .289 -32 76 8 8 8.0
3 Mordecai Brown HOF 1 1914 1914 50 63 .442 -13 114 8 8 8.0
4 Harry Lord 1 1915 1915 60 49 .550 11 110 6 6 6.0
5 Rebel Oakes 2 1914 1915 147 145 .503 2 299 3 7 4.9
6 Joe Tinker HOF 4 1913 1916 304 308 .497 -4 626 1 7 3.7
Totals 10 1909 1916 584 620 .485 -36 1227 1 8 4.9