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1985 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 Alf Anderson 3 1941 1946 0 -0.2 126 430 390 56 93 11 3 1 17 6 33 49 .238 .300 .290 .589 Jun 23 Albany, GA, United States
2 George Banks 5 1962 1966 0 0.3 106 245 201 33 44 6 2 9 27 0 1 37 59 .219 .340 .403 .743 Mar 1 Spartanburg, SC, United States
3 Curt Barclay 3 1957 1959 0 0.2 44 67 64 6 15 3 0 0 4 0 0 1 18 .234 .258 .281 .539 Mar 25 Missoula, MT, United States
4 Les Bell 9 1923 1931 0 10.5 896 3628 3239 404 938 184 49 66 509 25 5 276 322 .290 .346 .438 .784 Dec 26 Hershey, PA, United States
5 Johnny Bero 2 1948 1951 0 -0.3 65 201 169 26 34 5 0 5 17 1 1 27 31 .201 .311 .320 .631 May 11 Gardena, CA, United States
6 Jim Bilbrey 1 1949 1949 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dec 26 Toledo, OH, United States
7 Ossie Bluege 18 1922 1939 1 28.3 1867 7453 6440 883 1751 276 67 43 848 140 87 723 515 .272 .352 .356 .707 Oct 14 Edina, MN, United States
8 Elmer Bowman 1 1920 1920 0 0.0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 Dec 17 Los Angeles, CA, United States
9 Joe Bradshaw 1 1929 1929 0 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jan 31 Tavares, FL, United States
10 Art Bramhall 1 1935 1935 0 -0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Sep 4 Madison, WI, United States
11 Johnny Broaca 5 1934 1939 0 -3.0 121 277 254 10 23 0 0 0 9 0 1 10 119 .091 .125 .091 .216 May 16 Lawrence, MA, United States
12 Guy Bush 17 1923 1945 0 -2.7 544 1001 888 57 143 12 2 0 52 3 0 50 162 .161 .207 .179 .386 Jul 2 Shannon, MS, United States
13 Harry Byrd 7 1950 1957 0 -0.5 187 291 262 16 42 2 0 0 14 1 1 9 60 .160 .188 .168 .356 May 14 Darlington, SC, United States
14 Ken Chase 8 1936 1943 0 -1.1 190 447 419 28 69 9 2 1 27 0 0 12 97 .165 .190 .203 .393 Jan 16 Oneonta, NY, United States
15 Stu Clarke 2 1929 1930 0 0.5 61 215 187 22 51 5 8 2 23 3 20 21 .273 .346 .417 .763 Aug 26 Hayward, CA, United States
16 Larry Drake 2 1945 1948 0 -0.1 5 11 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .222 .300 .222 .522 Jul 14 Houston, TX, United States
17 Dick Drott 7 1957 1963 0 -0.5 176 213 202 12 34 0 1 0 7 0 0 6 66 .168 .192 .178 .371 Aug 16 Glendale Heights, IL, United States
18 Jake Early 9 1939 1949 1 5.9 747 2519 2208 216 532 98 23 32 264 7 8 281 259 .241 .330 .350 .679 May 31 Melbourne, FL, United States
19 Clarence Fieber 1 1932 1932 0 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Aug 20 Redwood City, CA, United States
20 Joe Genewich 9 1922 1930 0 -0.3 279 504 464 37 96 7 1 0 30 1 0 13 62 .207 .232 .226 .458 Dec 21 Lockport, NY, United States
21 Joe Glenn 8 1932 1940 0 -0.2 248 808 718 77 181 34 5 5 89 6 5 81 91 .252 .330 .334 .664 May 6 Tunkhannock, PA, United States
22 Hal Goldsmith 4 1926 1929 0 0.1 47 66 62 8 13 3 0 0 7 0 2 11 .210 .234 .258 .492 Oct 20 Riverhead, NY, United States
23 Jim Grant 1 1923 1923 0 -0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Nov 30 Des Moines, IA, United States
24 Burleigh Grimes HOF 19 1916 1934 0 6.1 632 1686 1535 157 380 62 11 2 168 15 4 69 241 .248 .282 .306 .588 Dec 6 Clear Lake, WI, United States
25 Oscar Harstad 1 1915 1915 0 -0.2 32 17 16 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .125 .125 .125 .250 Nov 14 Corvallis, OR, United States
26 Kirby Higbe 12 1937 1950 2 -1.8 418 714 660 35 101 14 2 3 47 0 15 135 .153 .172 .194 .366 May 6 Columbia, SC, United States
27 Ray Jablonski 8 1953 1960 1 2.8 808 2803 2562 297 687 126 11 83 438 16 13 196 330 .268 .320 .423 .743 Nov 25 Chicago, IL, United States
28 Syl Johnson 19 1922 1940 0 -1.6 542 757 702 51 127 18 5 4 53 1 0 23 214 .181 .209 .238 .447 Feb 20 Portland, OR, United States
29 Ted Kleinhans 4 1934 1938 0 -0.1 57 41 38 3 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 10 .158 .179 .158 .337 Jul 24 Redington Beach, FL, United States
30 Bill Kunkel 3 1961 1963 0 0.2 89 17 14 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .214 .313 .214 .527 May 4 Red Bank, NJ, United States
31 Roy Lee 1 1945 1945 0 -0.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Nov 11 St. Louis, MO, United States
32 Johnny Lindell 12 1941 1954 1 14.5 854 3122 2795 401 762 124 48 72 404 17 13 289 366 .273 .344 .429 .773 Aug 27 Newport Beach, CA, United States
33 Roy Luebbe 1 1925 1925 0 -0.3 8 18 15 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 6 .000 .118 .000 .118 Aug 21 Papillion, NE, United States
34 Dave Madison 3 1950 1953 0 -0.2 74 34 30 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .100 .156 .100 .256 Dec 8 Macon, MS, United States
35 Roger Maris 12 1957 1968 7 38.2 1463 5847 5101 826 1325 195 42 275 850 21 9 652 733 .260 .345 .476 .822 Dec 14 Houston, TX, United States
36 Cloy Mattox 1 1929 1929 0 -0.0 3 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 Aug 3 Danville, VA, United States
37 Archie McKain 6 1937 1943 0 0.1 167 164 142 19 25 8 1 2 9 0 0 15 48 .176 .264 .289 .553 May 21 Salina, KS, United States
38 Johnny Mokan 7 1921 1927 0 0.5 582 2219 1936 282 563 98 17 32 273 26 22 206 150 .291 .364 .409 .773 Feb 10 Buffalo, NY, United States
39 Bill Morley 1 1913 1913 0 -0.1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 May 14 Lubbock, TX, United States
40 Frank Mulroney 1 1930 1930 0 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nov 11 Aberdeen, WA, United States
41 Van Mungo 14 1931 1945 4 2.2 410 838 787 56 174 24 4 0 74 1 29 164 .221 .250 .262 .511 Feb 12 Pageland, SC, United States
42 Luke Nelson 1 1919 1919 0 -0.0 9 7 7 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 .143 .143 .286 .429 Nov 14 Moline, IL, United States
43 Bob Nieman 12 1951 1962 0 18.0 1113 3947 3452 455 1018 180 32 125 544 10 30 435 512 .295 .373 .474 .847 Mar 10 Corona, CA, United States
44 Ken O'Dea 12 1935 1946 1 8.9 832 2510 2195 262 560 101 20 40 323 3 273 251 .255 .338 .374 .712 Dec 17 Lima, NY, United States
45 Ike Pearson 6 1939 1948 0 -0.6 165 176 159 8 20 2 0 1 8 0 0 5 34 .126 .152 .157 .310 Mar 17 Sarasota, FL, United States
46 Red Peery 2 1927 1929 0 0.1 11 17 14 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 .214 .353 .214 .567 May 6 Salt Lake City, UT, United States
47 Grover Powell 1 1963 1963 0 0.1 20 12 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .333 .200 .533 May 21 Raleigh, NC, United States
48 Johnny Rucker 6 1940 1946 0 -0.4 705 2767 2617 354 711 105 39 21 214 35 109 248 .272 .302 .366 .668 Aug 7 Moultrie, GA, United States
49 Bob Scheffing 8 1941 1951 0 3.9 517 1473 1357 105 357 53 9 20 187 6 0 103 127 .263 .316 .360 .676 Oct 26 Phoenix, AZ, United States
50 Wes Schulmerich 4 1931 1934 0 5.3 429 1585 1442 169 417 73 20 27 192 7 118 197 .289 .347 .424 .771 Jun 26 Corvallis, OR, United States
51 Bud Sheely 3 1951 1953 0 -0.7 101 244 210 7 44 5 0 0 12 0 1 27 22 .210 .305 .233 .539 Oct 17 Sacramento, CA, United States
52 Monk Sherlock 1 1930 1930 0 -0.3 92 335 299 51 97 18 2 0 38 0 27 28 .324 .380 .398 .778 Nov 26 Buffalo, NY, United States
53 Lefty Smoll 1 1940 1940 0 -0.1 33 31 31 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 .161 .161 .161 .323 Aug 31 Quakertown, PA, United States
54 Riggs Stephenson 14 1921 1934 0 32.1 1310 5134 4508 714 1515 321 54 63 773 53 9 494 247 .336 .407 .473 .880 Nov 15 Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
55 Steamboat Struss 1 1934 1934 0 0.1 1 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000 Sep 12 Grand Rapids, MI, United States
56 Joe Sullivan 5 1935 1941 0 0.3 152 223 208 14 43 3 0 0 15 1 0 9 35 .207 .240 .221 .461 Apr 8 Sequim, WA, United States
57 Bud Teachout 3 1930 1932 0 0.2 80 89 84 12 22 4 1 0 5 0 2 14 .262 .279 .333 .612 May 11 Laguna Beach, CA, United States
58 Al Todd 11 1932 1943 0 5.1 863 2940 2785 286 768 119 29 35 366 18 104 243 .276 .307 .377 .684 Mar 8 Elmira, NY, United States
59 George Uhle 17 1919 1936 0 11.6 722 1511 1360 172 393 60 21 9 187 6 8 98 112 .289 .339 .384 .722 Feb 26 Lakewood, OH, United States
60 Dick Wakefield 9 1941 1952 1 13.2 638 2506 2132 334 625 102 29 56 315 10 17 360 270 .293 .396 .447 .843 Aug 26 Redford, MI, United States
61 Augie Walsh 2 1927 1928 0 0.2 40 44 43 7 11 2 0 1 3 0 0 8 .256 .256 .372 .628 Nov 12 San Rafael, CA, United States
62 Bill Wambsganss 13 1914 1926 0 3.8 1491 6107 5241 710 1359 215 59 7 521 140 74 490 357 .259 .328 .327 .655 Dec 8 Lakewood, OH, United States
63 George Washington 2 1935 1936 0 -0.3 128 405 388 46 104 24 3 9 52 1 0 11 22 .268 .294 .415 .708 Feb 17 Linden, TX, United States
64 Sam West 16 1927 1942 4 29.2 1753 6973 6148 934 1838 347 101 75 838 54 56 696 540 .299 .371 .425 .796 Nov 23 Lubbock, TX, United States
65 Whitey Wilshere 3 1934 1936 0 -0.5 41 60 50 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 24 .080 .164 .080 .244 May 23 Cooperstown, NY, United States
66 Bob Wilson 1 1958 1958 0 -0.1 3 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 Apr 23 Dallas, TX, United States
67 Whitey Wistert 1 1934 1934 0 -0.1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 Apr 23 Painesville, OH, United States
68 Joe Wood 1 1943 1943 0 0.4 60 174 164 22 53 4 4 1 17 2 2 6 13 .323 .347 .415 .762 Mar 25 Houston, TX, United States
69 Smoky Joe Wood 14 1908 1922 0 10.6 697 2276 1952 266 553 118 31 23 325 23 5 208 265 .283 .357 .411 .768 Jul 27 West Haven, CT, United States
70 Rusty Yarnall 1 1926 1926 0 -0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Oct 9 Lowell, MA, United States
71 Bobby Young 8 1948 1958 0 -2.3 687 2720 2447 244 609 68 28 15 137 18 19 208 212 .249 .308 .318 .626 Jan 28 Baltimore, MD, United States
72 Carl Yowell 2 1924 1925 0 -0.2 16 20 19 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .158 .158 .158 .316 Jul 27 Jacksonville, TX, United States
73 Benny Zientara 4 1941 1948 0 0.5 278 984 906 106 230 29 5 2 49 5 50 48 .254 .293 .304 .596 Apr 16 Lake Elsinore, CA, United States
74 Billy Zitzmann 6 1919 1929 0 -1.8 406 1142 1004 197 268 38 11 3 89 42 11 83 85 .267 .333 .336 .668 May 29 Passaic, NJ, 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 Curt Barclay 3 1957 1959 0 3.2 10 9 .526 3.48 44 29 4 5 2 0 199.1 214 95 77 24 55 7 73 5 0 1 855 1.349 Mar 25 Missoula, MT, United States
2 Jim Bilbrey 1 1949 1949 0 -0.1 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 4.000 Dec 26 Toledo, OH, United States
3 Joe Bradshaw 1 1929 1929 0 0.0 0 0 4.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 3 2 0 4 1 2 0 0 20 1.750 Jan 31 Tavares, FL, United States
4 Johnny Broaca 5 1934 1939 0 5.0 44 29 .603 4.08 121 86 18 42 4 3 674.1 748 366 306 51 255 258 1 2 4 2985 1.487 May 16 Lawrence, MA, United States
5 Guy Bush 17 1923 1945 0 23.3 176 136 .564 3.86 542 308 146 151 16 34 2722.0 2950 1366 1166 151 859 850 41 2 51 11750 1.399 Jul 2 Shannon, MS, United States
6 Harry Byrd 7 1950 1957 0 4.4 46 54 .460 4.35 187 108 36 33 8 9 827.2 890 442 400 71 355 9 381 41 1 20 3675 1.504 May 14 Darlington, SC, United States
7 Ken Chase 8 1936 1943 0 7.3 53 84 .387 4.27 188 160 18 62 4 1 1165.0 1188 647 553 55 694 582 15 3 53 5283 1.615 Jan 16 Oneonta, NY, United States
8 Dick Drott 7 1957 1963 0 -0.7 27 46 .370 4.78 176 101 32 14 5 0 687.2 626 420 365 84 405 11 460 23 4 38 3078 1.499 Aug 16 Glendale Heights, IL, United States
9 Clarence Fieber 1 1932 1932 0 0.3 1 0 1.000 1.69 3 0 2 0 0 0 5.1 6 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 25 1.688 Aug 20 Redwood City, CA, United States
10 Joe Genewich 9 1922 1930 0 8.7 73 92 .442 4.29 272 166 70 71 7 12 1401.2 1610 778 668 77 402 316 35 1 22 6114 1.435 Dec 21 Lockport, NY, United States
11 Hal Goldsmith 4 1926 1929 0 0.7 6 10 .375 4.04 47 20 14 6 0 1 185.0 235 104 83 8 56 30 1 0 6 826 1.573 Oct 20 Riverhead, NY, United States
12 Jim Grant 1 1923 1923 0 -0.4 0 0 13.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 10 8 6 0 4 0 1 0 0 23 3.500 Nov 30 Des Moines, IA, United States
13 Burleigh Grimes HOF 19 1916 1934 0 46.9 270 212 .560 3.53 616 497 95 314 35 18 4180.0 4412 2050 1638 148 1295 1512 101 12 92 17974 1.365 Dec 6 Clear Lake, WI, United States
14 Oscar Harstad 1 1915 1915 0 0.2 3 5 .375 3.40 32 7 15 4 0 1 82.0 81 45 31 1 35 35 1 0 1 336 1.415 Nov 14 Corvallis, OR, United States
15 Kirby Higbe 12 1937 1950 2 19.5 118 101 .539 3.69 418 238 104 98 11 24 1952.1 1763 909 800 116 979 971 35 4 61 8472 1.404 May 6 Columbia, SC, United States
16 Syl Johnson 19 1922 1940 0 29.4 112 117 .489 4.06 542 209 206 82 11 43 2165.2 2290 1099 977 172 488 920 48 3 22 9124 1.283 Feb 20 Portland, OR, United States
17 Ted Kleinhans 4 1934 1938 0 -1.5 4 9 .308 5.26 56 12 23 1 0 1 143.2 185 110 84 4 76 48 2 0 3 686 1.817 Jul 24 Redington Beach, FL, United States
18 Bill Kunkel 3 1961 1963 0 0.1 6 6 .500 4.29 89 2 39 0 0 4 142.2 153 80 68 17 49 5 83 0 0 8 623 1.416 May 4 Red Bank, NJ, United States
19 Roy Lee 1 1945 1945 0 -0.4 0 2 .000 11.57 3 1 2 0 0 0 7.0 8 9 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 33 1.571 Nov 11 St. Louis, MO, United States
20 Johnny Lindell 12 1941 1954 1 1.2 8 18 .308 4.47 55 28 19 15 1 1 251.2 247 147 125 20 161 146 7 1 12 1141 1.621 Aug 27 Newport Beach, CA, United States
21 Dave Madison 3 1950 1953 0 -2.4 8 7 .533 5.70 74 6 34 0 0 0 158.0 173 117 100 16 103 70 8 0 6 742 1.747 Dec 8 Macon, MS, United States
22 Archie McKain 6 1937 1943 0 7.6 26 21 .553 4.26 165 34 70 8 1 16 486.1 529 270 230 26 208 188 3 0 6 2175 1.515 May 21 Salina, KS, United States
23 Frank Mulroney 1 1930 1930 0 0.0 0 1 .000 3.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 1.000 Nov 11 Aberdeen, WA, United States
24 Van Mungo 14 1931 1945 4 30.2 120 115 .511 3.47 364 259 61 123 20 16 2113.0 1957 955 815 89 868 1242 33 5 52 9030 1.337 Feb 12 Pageland, SC, United States
25 Luke Nelson 1 1919 1919 0 0.2 3 0 1.000 2.96 9 1 4 0 0 0 24.1 22 9 8 1 11 11 1 0 0 102 1.356 Nov 14 Moline, IL, United States
26 Ike Pearson 6 1939 1948 0 0.0 13 50 .206 4.83 164 54 75 10 2 8 559.0 611 338 300 49 268 149 23 0 12 2530 1.572 Mar 17 Sarasota, FL, United States
27 Red Peery 2 1927 1929 0 0.3 0 1 .000 5.00 10 1 8 0 0 0 45.0 53 29 25 1 10 3 0 0 1 192 1.400 May 6 Salt Lake City, UT, United States
28 Grover Powell 1 1963 1963 0 0.5 1 1 .500 2.72 20 4 10 1 1 0 49.2 37 23 15 2 32 0 39 1 0 9 218 1.389 May 21 Raleigh, NC, United States
29 Lefty Smoll 1 1940 1940 0 -1.1 2 8 .200 5.37 33 9 12 0 0 0 109.0 145 77 65 6 36 31 4 0 3 500 1.661 Aug 31 Quakertown, PA, United States
30 Steamboat Struss 1 1934 1934 0 -0.2 0 1 .000 6.43 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 7 6 5 0 6 3 0 0 1 34 1.857 Sep 12 Grand Rapids, MI, United States
31 Joe Sullivan 5 1935 1941 0 1.3 30 37 .448 4.01 150 55 55 20 0 5 588.0 601 334 262 25 298 216 17 0 19 2627 1.529 Apr 8 Sequim, WA, United States
32 Bud Teachout 3 1930 1932 0 2.0 12 6 .667 4.51 68 19 22 7 0 1 215.1 259 121 108 22 76 73 1 0 2 965 1.556 May 11 Laguna Beach, CA, United States
33 George Uhle 17 1919 1936 0 44.4 200 166 .546 3.99 513 368 115 232 21 27 3119.2 3417 1635 1384 119 966 1135 113 5 55 13597 1.405 Feb 26 Lakewood, OH, United States
34 Augie Walsh 2 1927 1928 0 -0.5 4 10 .286 6.05 39 12 17 3 0 2 132.1 172 97 89 16 45 38 5 0 1 602 1.640 Nov 12 San Rafael, CA, United States
35 Whitey Wilshere 3 1934 1936 0 1.3 10 12 .455 5.28 41 23 7 7 3 1 182.1 196 116 107 9 112 103 11 4 3 849 1.689 May 23 Cooperstown, NY, United States
36 Whitey Wistert 1 1934 1934 0 0.4 0 1 .000 1.13 2 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 5 1 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 33 1.250 Apr 23 Painesville, OH, United States
37 Smoky Joe Wood 14 1908 1922 0 29.7 117 57 .672 2.03 225 158 56 121 28 10 1434.1 1138 497 324 10 421 989 49 0 43 5640 1.087 Jul 27 West Haven, CT, United States
38 Rusty Yarnall 1 1926 1926 0 -0.1 0 1 .000 18.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 4.000 Oct 9 Lowell, MA, United States
39 Carl Yowell 2 1924 1925 0 0.4 3 4 .429 5.40 16 6 5 3 0 0 63.1 77 42 38 2 30 20 1 0 1 276 1.689 Jul 27 Jacksonville, TX, United States
Totals 219 1908 1963 7 261.1 1506 1429 .513 3.88 5293 2983 1400 1433 180 238 26100.2 27025 13352 11240 1396 9677 32 10980 629 48 608 113162 1.615
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 Ossie Bluege 5 1943 1947 375 394 .488 -19 772 2 8 4.6
2 Burleigh Grimes HOF 2 1937 1938 131 171 .434 -40 306 6 7 6.5
3 Bob Scheffing 6 1957 1963 418 427 .495 -9 849 2 8 5.1
Totals 13 1937 1963 924 992 .482 -68 1927 2 8 5.1