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1987 Major League Baseball Died this Year

1986 MLB  / 1988 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 Jerry Adair 13 1958 1970 0 8.4 1165 4314 4019 378 1022 163 19 57 366 29 29 208 499 .254 .292 .347 .639 May 31 Tulsa, OK, United States
2 Jay Avrea 1 1950 1950 0 -0.0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jun 26 Dallas, TX, United States
3 Bud Bates 1 1939 1939 0 -0.1 15 62 58 8 15 2 0 1 2 1 2 8 .259 .283 .345 .628 Apr 29 Long Beach, CA, United States
4 Boom-Boom Beck 12 1924 1945 0 -0.0 266 349 327 17 61 14 0 0 20 0 0 4 46 .187 .196 .229 .426 May 7 Champaign, IL, United States
5 Hank Behrman 4 1946 1949 0 -0.8 174 132 115 4 14 1 0 0 4 0 5 50 .122 .158 .130 .289 Jan 20 New York, NY, United States
6 Joe Bennett 1 1923 1923 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jul 11 Morro Bay, CA, United States
7 Huck Betts 10 1920 1935 0 0.2 311 489 437 29 86 5 0 0 19 0 0 25 63 .197 .244 .208 .452 Jun 13 Millsboro, DE, United States
8 George Blackerby 1 1928 1928 0 -0.4 30 91 83 8 21 0 0 0 12 2 1 4 10 .253 .287 .253 .540 Mar 30 Wichita Falls, TX, United States
9 Zeke Bonura 7 1934 1940 0 23.3 917 4029 3582 600 1099 232 29 119 704 19 7 404 180 .307 .380 .487 .867 Mar 9 New Orleans, LA, United States
10 Jim Brewer 17 1960 1976 1 0.3 586 159 140 2 21 2 0 0 9 1 0 10 52 .150 .212 .164 .376 Nov 16 Tyler, TX, United States
11 Joseph Burns 2 1910 1913 0 0.2 5 17 14 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 .429 .529 .429 .958 Jul 12 Beverly, MA, United States
12 John Burrows 2 1943 1944 0 0.2 30 7 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .500 .667 .500 1.167 Apr 27 Coal Run, OH, United States
13 Ed Busch 3 1943 1945 0 1.6 270 1000 917 80 240 21 6 0 75 7 7 62 28 .262 .311 .298 .608 Jan 17 St. Clair County, IL, United States
14 Frank Callaway 2 1921 1922 0 -0.4 43 106 98 12 25 1 3 0 8 1 0 2 24 .255 .277 .327 .604 Aug 21 Knoxville, TN, United States
15 Cam Carreon 8 1959 1966 0 2.8 354 1100 986 113 260 43 4 11 114 3 4 97 117 .264 .331 .349 .679 Sep 2 Tucson, AZ, United States
16 Ed Cihocki 2 1932 1933 0 -1.0 34 107 98 6 14 2 3 0 9 0 0 7 16 .143 .200 .224 .424 Nov 9 Newark, DE, United States
17 Jocko Conlon 1 1923 1923 0 -0.6 59 170 147 23 32 3 0 0 17 0 3 11 11 .218 .299 .238 .537 Aug 5 Falmouth, MA, United States
18 Dusty Cooke 8 1930 1938 0 7.1 608 2058 1745 324 489 109 28 24 229 32 25 290 276 .280 .384 .416 .800 Nov 21 Raleigh, NC, United States
19 Pete Cote 1 1926 1926 0 -0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Oct 17 Middleton, MA, United States
20 Paul Derringer 15 1931 1945 6 -2.0 579 1355 1260 70 220 30 3 2 102 0 16 219 .175 .186 .208 .394 Nov 17 Sarasota, FL, United States
21 Jake Eisenhart 1 1944 1944 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dec 20 Huntingdon, PA, United States
22 Nino Espinosa 8 1974 1981 0 0.1 144 292 258 15 44 7 0 0 19 0 1 9 78 .171 .199 .198 .396 Dec 24 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
23 Larry French 14 1929 1942 1 0.4 570 1196 1057 83 199 27 5 1 84 3 48 210 .188 .226 .226 .452 Feb 9 San Diego, CA, United States
24 Snake Henry 2 1922 1923 0 -0.7 29 81 75 6 14 4 1 0 7 2 2 3 9 .187 .218 .267 .485 Oct 12 Wendell, NC, United States
25 Babe Herman 13 1926 1945 0 40.3 1552 6228 5603 882 1818 399 110 181 997 94 0 520 553 .324 .383 .532 .915 Nov 27 Glendale, CA, United States
26 Frank Hiller 7 1946 1953 0 -0.3 139 169 148 10 26 1 0 0 9 1 1 7 26 .176 .213 .182 .395 Jan 10 West Chester, PA, United States
27 Bobby Hogue 5 1948 1952 0 0.3 172 87 73 8 17 2 0 0 6 0 0 4 14 .233 .273 .260 .533 Dec 22 Miami, FL, United States
28 Bobo Holloman 1 1953 1953 0 -0.1 22 22 19 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 .105 .105 .105 .211 May 1 Athens, GA, United States
29 Dick Howser 8 1961 1968 2 9.5 789 2937 2483 398 617 90 17 16 165 105 34 367 186 .248 .346 .318 .664 Jun 17 Kansas City, MO, United States
30 Travis Jackson HOF 15 1922 1936 1 44.0 1656 6680 6086 833 1768 291 86 135 929 71 13 412 565 .291 .337 .433 .770 Jul 27 Waldo, AR, United States
31 Jim Johnson 1 1970 1970 0 0.0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 Dec 6 North Muskegon, MI, United States
32 Bob Kline 5 1930 1934 0 -0.1 148 136 124 6 25 3 1 0 10 0 0 2 26 .202 .220 .242 .462 Mar 16 Westerville, OH, United States
33 Barney Koch 1 1944 1944 0 -0.8 33 101 96 11 21 2 0 0 1 0 3 9 .219 .242 .240 .482 Jun 6 Tacoma, WA, United States
34 Hod Lisenbee 8 1927 1945 0 -1.0 207 342 301 16 51 3 1 0 17 0 0 18 98 .169 .219 .186 .405 Nov 14 Clarksville, TN, United States
35 Fred Lucas 1 1935 1935 0 -0.2 20 37 34 1 9 0 0 0 2 0 3 6 .265 .324 .265 .589 Mar 11 Cambridge, MD, United States
36 Frank Makosky 1 1937 1937 0 0.1 26 18 16 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .313 .353 .313 .665 Jan 10 Stroudsburg, PA, United States
37 Ernie Maun 2 1924 1926 0 0.1 36 15 15 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 Jan 1 Corpus Christi, TX, United States
38 Pete McClanahan 1 1931 1931 0 0.1 7 6 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 Oct 28 Mont Belvieu, TX, United States
39 Frank McElyea 1 1942 1942 0 -0.1 7 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Apr 19 Evansville, IN, United States
40 Bill McGee 8 1935 1942 0 -0.6 197 297 271 13 46 6 0 0 20 0 5 56 .170 .188 .192 .380 Feb 11 St. Louis, MO, United States
41 John McGillen 1 1944 1944 0 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Aug 11 Upland, PA, United States
42 Don McMahon 18 1957 1974 1 0.0 874 185 168 8 23 4 0 0 9 0 0 10 87 .137 .185 .161 .346 Jul 22 Los Angeles, CA, United States
43 John Mihalic 3 1935 1937 0 0.6 69 252 217 32 53 10 3 0 22 5 2 33 26 .244 .344 .318 .662 Apr 24 Fort Oglethorpe, GA, United States
44 Elmer Miller 1 1929 1929 0 0.1 31 39 38 3 9 1 0 1 4 0 1 5 .237 .256 .342 .599 Jan 8 Corona, CA, United States
45 Dale Mitchell 11 1946 1956 2 19.3 1127 4358 3984 555 1244 169 61 41 403 45 47 346 119 .312 .368 .416 .784 Jan 5 Tulsa, OK, United States
46 Whitey Moore 7 1936 1942 0 -1.2 133 173 156 7 16 1 0 0 4 0 4 31 .103 .125 .109 .234 Dec 10 Uhrichsville, OH, United States
47 Julio Moreno 4 1950 1953 0 -0.5 73 114 106 5 14 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 17 .132 .156 .160 .316 Jan 2 Miami, FL, United States
48 Tom Morgan 12 1951 1963 0 0.0 443 268 247 21 46 4 1 5 12 0 0 5 73 .186 .202 .271 .474 Jan 13 Anaheim, CA, United States
49 Bud Morse 1 1929 1929 0 -0.5 8 27 27 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .074 .074 .074 .148 Apr 6 Sparks, NV, United States
50 Bots Nekola 2 1929 1933 0 0.1 11 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 Mar 11 Rockville Centre, NY, United States
51 Fred Newman 6 1962 1967 0 0.3 115 213 183 10 28 1 0 2 11 1 0 13 72 .153 .207 .191 .398 Jun 24 Framingham, MA, United States
52 Leo Norris 2 1936 1937 0 -0.6 270 1055 962 109 252 51 7 20 112 7 60 132 .262 .307 .392 .699 Feb 13 Zachary, LA, United States
53 Rube Novotney 1 1949 1949 0 -0.1 22 70 67 4 18 2 1 0 6 0 3 11 .269 .300 .328 .628 Jul 16 Redondo Beach, CA, United States
54 Dave Odom 1 1943 1943 0 -0.2 22 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 Nov 19 Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
55 Wayne Osborne 2 1935 1936 0 0.0 8 8 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 Mar 13 Vancouver, WA, United States
56 Tony Rensa 6 1930 1939 0 0.2 200 579 514 71 134 26 5 7 65 5 2 57 54 .261 .338 .372 .710 Jan 4 Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States
57 Ken Richardson 2 1942 1946 0 -0.5 12 38 35 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 .114 .162 .143 .305 Dec 7 Woodland Hills, CA, United States
58 Jim Russell 10 1942 1951 0 17.0 1035 4144 3595 554 959 175 51 67 428 59 0 503 427 .267 .360 .400 .760 Nov 24 Orlando, FL, United States
59 Bill Schuster 5 1937 1945 0 0.2 123 287 261 27 61 11 3 1 17 6 23 23 .234 .296 .310 .606 Jun 28 El Monte, CA, United States
60 George Selkirk 9 1934 1942 2 22.1 846 3322 2790 503 810 131 41 108 576 49 32 486 319 .290 .400 .483 .883 Jan 19 Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
61 Luke Sewell 20 1921 1942 1 3.8 1630 6044 5383 653 1393 272 56 20 698 66 44 486 307 .259 .323 .341 .665 May 14 Akron, OH, United States
62 Jack Sheehan 2 1920 1921 0 -0.2 8 18 17 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .118 .167 .176 .343 May 29 West Palm Beach, FL, United States
63 Joe Sherman 1 1915 1915 0 0.0 2 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 .333 .429 .333 .762 Dec 21 Cape Coral, FL, United States
64 Bob Smith 15 1923 1937 0 2.4 742 1793 1689 154 409 64 17 5 166 16 13 52 110 .242 .265 .309 .574 Jul 19 Waycross, GA, United States
65 George Smith 4 1963 1966 0 -1.2 217 706 634 64 130 27 6 9 57 9 0 59 142 .205 .277 .309 .586 Jun 15 St. Petersburg, FL, United States
66 Bill Upton 1 1954 1954 0 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jan 2 San Diego, CA, United States
67 Kermit Wahl 5 1944 1951 0 -1.7 231 728 642 58 145 23 6 3 50 3 1 68 72 .226 .302 .294 .596 Sep 16 Tucson, AZ, United States
68 Phil Weintraub 7 1933 1945 0 9.9 444 1630 1382 215 407 67 19 32 207 4 232 182 .295 .398 .440 .838 Jun 21 Palm Springs, CA, United States
69 Don White 2 1948 1949 0 -2.1 143 468 422 41 98 20 2 1 38 2 1 33 28 .232 .291 .296 .587 Jun 15 Carlsbad, CA, United States
70 Pinky Whitney 12 1928 1939 1 18.8 1539 6314 5765 696 1701 303 56 93 927 45 400 438 .295 .343 .415 .758 Sep 1 Center, TX, United States
71 Tom Winsett 7 1930 1938 0 0.0 230 645 566 60 134 25 5 8 76 3 0 69 113 .237 .325 .341 .666 Jul 20 Memphis, TN, United States
72 Hughie Wise 1 1930 1930 0 0.0 2 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 Jul 21 Plantation, FL, 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 Jay Avrea 1 1950 1950 0 0.1 0 0 3.38 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 6 2 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 25 1.688 Jun 26 Dallas, TX, United States
2 Boom-Boom Beck 12 1924 1945 0 3.8 38 69 .355 4.28 265 101 94 44 3 7 1032.2 1118 558 491 62 342 352 42 1 10 4533 1.414 May 7 Champaign, IL, United States
3 Hank Behrman 4 1946 1949 0 -1.1 24 17 .585 4.40 174 27 62 5 2 19 429.2 427 250 210 31 228 189 7 2 13 1909 1.524 Jan 20 New York, NY, United States
4 Huck Betts 10 1920 1935 0 13.5 61 68 .473 3.93 307 125 128 53 8 16 1366.1 1581 716 596 83 321 323 23 1 12 5906 1.392 Jun 13 Millsboro, DE, United States
5 Jim Brewer 17 1960 1976 1 15.7 69 65 .515 3.07 584 35 351 1 1 132 1040.1 898 401 355 92 360 77 810 10 3 41 4299 1.209 Nov 16 Tyler, TX, United States
6 John Burrows 2 1943 1944 0 -0.8 0 3 .000 5.61 30 2 17 0 0 2 43.1 40 31 27 0 28 22 3 0 1 199 1.569 Apr 27 Coal Run, OH, United States
7 Paul Derringer 15 1931 1945 6 39.0 223 212 .513 3.46 579 445 98 251 32 29 3645.0 3912 1652 1401 158 761 1507 32 2 50 15391 1.282 Nov 17 Sarasota, FL, United States
8 Jake Eisenhart 1 1944 1944 0 0.0 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.000 Dec 20 Huntingdon, PA, United States
9 Nino Espinosa 8 1974 1981 0 3.1 44 55 .444 4.17 140 126 3 24 5 0 820.1 865 414 380 85 252 30 338 14 8 7 3476 1.362 Dec 24 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
10 Larry French 14 1929 1942 1 43.9 197 171 .535 3.44 570 383 108 199 40 17 3152.0 3375 1440 1206 164 819 1187 42 4 34 13465 1.331 Feb 9 San Diego, CA, United States
11 Frank Hiller 7 1946 1953 0 3.9 30 32 .484 4.42 138 60 34 22 5 4 533.2 553 288 262 56 158 197 24 6 6 2281 1.332 Jan 10 West Chester, PA, United States
12 Bobby Hogue 5 1948 1952 0 2.9 18 16 .529 3.97 172 3 78 0 0 17 326.2 336 154 144 25 142 108 9 0 4 1418 1.463 Dec 22 Miami, FL, United States
13 Bobo Holloman 1 1953 1953 0 0.1 3 7 .300 5.23 22 10 1 1 1 0 65.1 69 41 38 2 50 25 1 1 2 305 1.821 May 1 Athens, GA, United States
14 Jim Johnson 1 1970 1970 0 -0.2 1 0 1.000 8.10 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 8 6 6 0 5 1 2 0 1 2 33 1.950 Dec 6 North Muskegon, MI, United States
15 Bob Kline 5 1930 1934 0 2.2 30 28 .517 5.05 148 37 73 8 1 6 441.2 501 283 248 24 195 87 11 3 14 1972 1.576 Mar 16 Westerville, OH, United States
16 Hod Lisenbee 8 1927 1945 0 6.8 37 58 .389 4.81 207 107 55 48 4 1 969.0 1076 595 518 74 314 253 19 0 5 4251 1.434 Nov 14 Clarksville, TN, United States
17 Frank Makosky 1 1937 1937 0 -0.3 5 2 .714 4.97 26 1 15 1 0 3 58.0 64 42 32 6 24 27 0 0 1 265 1.517 Jan 10 Stroudsburg, PA, United States
18 Ernie Maun 2 1924 1926 0 -1.4 3 5 .375 6.19 36 5 18 0 0 0 72.2 103 60 50 6 28 14 2 0 3 347 1.803 Jan 1 Corpus Christi, TX, United States
19 Bill McGee 8 1935 1942 0 8.7 46 41 .529 3.74 197 102 37 31 9 6 853.0 861 423 354 53 355 340 6 2 16 3697 1.426 Feb 11 St. Louis, MO, United States
20 John McGillen 1 1944 1944 0 -0.1 0 0 18.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 3.000 Aug 11 Upland, PA, United States
21 Don McMahon 18 1957 1974 1 22.7 90 68 .570 2.96 874 2 506 0 0 153 1310.2 1054 482 431 104 579 84 1003 34 5 75 5503 1.246 Jul 22 Los Angeles, CA, United States
22 Elmer Miller 1 1929 1929 0 -0.7 0 1 .000 11.12 8 2 2 0 0 0 11.1 12 18 14 1 21 5 3 0 1 68 2.912 Jan 8 Corona, CA, United States
23 Whitey Moore 7 1936 1942 0 2.4 30 29 .508 3.75 133 60 42 18 4 4 513.1 450 243 214 25 292 228 24 1 9 2248 1.445 Dec 10 Uhrichsville, OH, United States
24 Julio Moreno 4 1950 1953 0 1.1 18 22 .450 4.25 73 45 15 14 0 2 336.2 349 181 159 31 157 119 7 1 3 1483 1.503 Jan 2 Miami, FL, United States
25 Tom Morgan 12 1951 1963 0 7.6 67 47 .588 3.61 443 61 204 18 7 64 1023.1 1040 467 410 95 300 34 364 40 3 12 4293 1.309 Jan 13 Anaheim, CA, United States
26 Bots Nekola 2 1929 1933 0 -0.2 0 0 5.85 11 1 8 0 0 0 20.0 25 14 13 1 16 2 0 0 0 97 2.050 Mar 11 Rockville Centre, NY, United States
27 Fred Newman 6 1962 1967 0 5.7 33 39 .458 3.41 108 93 8 18 4 0 610.0 589 255 231 38 154 23 254 17 2 15 2512 1.218 Jun 24 Framingham, MA, United States
28 Dave Odom 1 1943 1943 0 -0.5 0 3 .000 5.27 22 3 13 1 0 2 54.2 54 32 32 3 30 17 4 0 1 238 1.537 Nov 19 Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
29 Wayne Osborne 2 1935 1936 0 -0.1 1 1 .500 5.91 7 3 2 0 0 0 21.1 32 14 14 1 9 9 0 0 1 103 1.922 Mar 13 Vancouver, WA, United States
30 Joe Sherman 1 1915 1915 0 0.6 1 0 1.000 2.40 2 1 1 1 0 0 15.0 15 4 4 0 1 5 2 0 0 61 1.067 Dec 21 Cape Coral, FL, United States
31 Bob Smith 15 1923 1937 0 24.5 106 139 .433 3.94 435 229 157 128 16 41 2246.1 2472 1139 983 132 670 618 18 4 11 9651 1.399 Jul 19 Waycross, GA, United States
32 Bill Upton 1 1954 1954 0 0.2 0 0 1.80 2 0 2 0 0 1 5.0 6 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 22 1.400 Jan 2 San Diego, CA, United States
33 Tom Winsett 7 1930 1938 0 -0.1 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 5.000 Jul 20 Memphis, TN, United States
Totals 200 1915 1981 9 203 1175 1198 .495 3.78 5722 2069 2135 886 142 526 21031.2 21895 10210 8830 1353 6620 249 8409 394 50 351 90065 1.688
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 Dusty Cooke 1 1948 1948 6 6 .500 0 13 6 6 6.0
2 Dick Howser 8 1978 1986 507 425 .544 82 933 1 3 1.5
3 Luke Sewell 10 1941 1952 606 644 .485 -38 1259 1 7 4.8
Totals 19 1941 1986 1119 1075 .510 44 2205 1 7 3.4


1986 MLB  / 1988 MLB  Died this Year