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1998 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 Dewey Adkins 3 1942 1949 0 0.1 38 23 22 2 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 10 .227 .227 .409 .636 Dec 26 Santa Monica, CA, United States
2 Wayne Ambler 3 1937 1939 0 -3.3 271 890 782 60 175 39 2 0 73 4 1 83 64 .224 .298 .279 .577 Jan 3 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States
3 Harry Anderson 5 1957 1961 0 5.2 484 1786 1586 199 419 82 16 60 242 3 6 159 291 .264 .334 .450 .784 Jun 11 Greenville, DE, United States
4 John Anderson 3 1958 1962 0 -0.0 24 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .167 .000 .167 Dec 20 Houston, TX, United States
5 Red Badgro 2 1929 1930 0 -1.1 143 422 382 57 98 30 3 2 45 4 5 24 42 .257 .307 .366 .674 Jul 13 Kent, WA, United States
6 Frank Barrett 5 1939 1950 0 -0.1 104 57 54 3 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 18 .167 .196 .185 .382 Mar 6 Leesburg, FL, United States
7 Joe Becker 2 1936 1937 0 -0.1 40 92 83 8 20 5 2 1 13 0 0 8 8 .241 .315 .386 .701 Jan 11 Sunset Hills, MO, United States
8 Mark Belanger 18 1965 1982 1 41.0 2016 6601 5784 676 1316 175 33 20 389 167 75 576 839 .228 .300 .280 .580 Oct 6 New York, NY, United States
9 Ron Blackburn 2 1958 1959 0 0.2 64 13 12 1 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .667 .917 Apr 29 Morganton, NC, United States
10 Jack Bolling 2 1939 1944 0 2.0 125 368 342 48 107 25 1 4 38 6 25 14 .313 .361 .427 .788 Apr 13 Panama City, FL, United States
11 Larry Bradford 4 1977 1981 0 0.1 104 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 Sep 11 Atlanta, GA, United States
12 Leon Brinkopf 1 1952 1952 0 0.0 9 26 22 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 .182 .308 .182 .490 Jul 2 Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
13 Randy Brown 2 1969 1970 0 0.0 18 35 29 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 .138 .286 .172 .458 Apr 13 Maitland, FL, United States
14 Tom Buskey 8 1973 1980 0 0.1 258 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jun 7 Harrisburg, PA, United States
15 Al Campanis 1 1943 1943 0 -0.3 7 24 20 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 .100 .250 .100 .350 Jun 21 Fullerton, CA, United States
16 Milo Candini 8 1943 1951 0 1.0 174 165 144 16 35 6 0 1 8 0 0 6 28 .243 .278 .306 .584 Mar 17 Manteca, CA, United States
17 Frank Carswell 1 1953 1953 0 0.0 16 18 15 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 .267 .389 .267 .656 Oct 16 Houston, TX, United States
18 Slick Castleman 6 1934 1939 0 -0.8 123 222 207 18 28 3 0 2 12 0 9 67 .135 .171 .179 .350 Mar 2 Nashville, TN, United States
19 Ed Connolly 2 1964 1967 0 0.1 42 33 29 3 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 .172 .200 .241 .441 Jul 1 New Canaan, CT, United States
20 Jess Dobernic 3 1939 1949 0 0.0 76 15 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .154 .214 .154 .368 Jul 16 St. Louis, MO, United States
21 Slim Emmerich 2 1945 1946 0 -0.2 33 29 25 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .120 .120 .120 .240 Sep 17 Allentown, PA, United States
22 Mike Fornieles 12 1952 1963 1 -0.7 440 332 308 25 52 7 1 1 16 1 0 3 63 .169 .177 .208 .385 Feb 11 St. Petersburg, FL, United States
23 Bill Froats 1 1955 1955 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Feb 9 Minneapolis, MN, United States
24 Denny Galehouse 15 1934 1949 0 -3.7 375 761 665 33 92 6 1 0 26 0 0 40 201 .138 .188 .150 .339 Dec 12 Doylestown, OH, United States
25 Joe Gallagher 2 1939 1940 0 -0.1 165 526 487 73 133 26 5 16 73 4 1 26 76 .273 .314 .446 .760 Feb 25 Houston, TX, United States
26 Sam Gentile 1 1943 1943 0 0.1 8 5 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .500 .900 May 4 Everett, MA, United States
27 Johnny Gorsica 7 1940 1947 0 0.6 214 237 217 23 45 5 5 1 14 0 0 13 42 .207 .252 .290 .542 Dec 16 Charlottesville, VA, United States
28 Jack Graham 2 1946 1949 0 -0.1 239 873 775 105 179 28 5 38 126 1 1 84 99 .231 .310 .427 .737 Dec 30 Los Alamitos, CA, United States
29 Lee Grissom 8 1934 1941 1 -0.9 163 230 205 13 26 1 1 0 4 1 0 8 68 .127 .171 .141 .313 Oct 4 Corning, CA, United States
30 Johnny Grodzicki 3 1941 1947 0 0.0 24 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .400 .000 .400 May 2 Daytona Beach, FL, United States
31 Ben Guintini 2 1946 1950 0 -0.2 5 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Dec 2 Roseville, CA, United States
32 Earl Harrist 5 1945 1953 0 -0.8 132 107 96 2 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 28 .115 .124 .115 .238 Sep 7 Simsboro, LA, United States
33 Fred Hatfield 9 1950 1958 0 4.5 722 2366 2039 259 493 67 10 25 165 15 14 248 247 .242 .332 .321 .654 May 22 Tallahassee, FL, United States
34 Phil Haugstad 4 1947 1952 0 -0.1 37 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 Oct 21 Black River Falls, WI, United States
35 Jim Hearn 13 1947 1959 1 -1.3 403 618 548 44 77 7 2 9 36 1 0 33 214 .141 .190 .210 .400 Jun 10 Boca Grande, FL, United States
36 Heinie Heltzel 2 1943 1944 0 -0.8 40 118 108 7 17 4 0 0 5 0 9 16 .157 .229 .194 .423 May 1 York, PA, United States
37 Red Hoff 4 1911 1915 0 -0.1 23 30 30 0 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 Sep 17 Daytona Beach, FL, United States
38 Gene Host 2 1956 1957 0 -0.1 12 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 Aug 20 Nashville, TN, United States
39 John Kennedy 1 1957 1957 0 -0.1 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Apr 27 Jacksonville, FL, United States
40 Jesse Levan 3 1947 1955 0 0.0 25 35 35 5 10 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .371 .657 Nov 30 Reading, PA, United States
41 Rufino Linares 4 1981 1985 0 2.0 207 577 545 66 147 21 3 11 63 15 6 24 74 .270 .299 .380 .679 May 16 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
42 Johnny Lipon 9 1942 1954 0 5.8 758 3088 2661 351 690 95 24 10 266 28 25 347 152 .259 .346 .324 .671 Aug 17 Houston, TX, United States
43 Ad Liska 5 1929 1933 0 -0.8 113 116 103 6 11 2 0 0 4 0 0 8 41 .107 .179 .126 .305 Nov 30 Portland, OR, United States
44 Joe Mack 1 1945 1945 0 -0.3 66 303 260 30 60 13 1 3 44 1 34 39 .231 .320 .323 .643 Dec 19 Atlanta, GA, United States
45 Ronny Miller 1 1941 1941 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jan 6 Ferguson, MO, United States
46 Hiker Moran 2 1938 1939 0 0.1 7 9 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 .167 .375 .167 .542 Jan 7 Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
47 Ray Moss 6 1926 1931 0 -0.8 117 162 149 15 22 4 1 0 12 0 7 37 .148 .191 .188 .379 Aug 9 Chattanooga, TN, United States
48 Hal Newhouser HOF 17 1939 1955 7 2.7 492 1159 999 71 201 22 2 2 81 3 3 89 150 .201 .267 .233 .500 Nov 10 Southfield, MI, United States
49 Ray Noble 3 1951 1953 0 0.2 107 272 243 31 53 6 1 9 40 1 0 25 41 .218 .299 .362 .661 May 9 Brooklyn, NY, United States
50 Marv Olson 3 1931 1933 0 -0.0 133 542 457 67 110 15 6 0 30 1 5 70 30 .241 .342 .300 .641 Feb 5 Tyndall, SD, United States
51 Dick Phillips 4 1962 1966 0 -0.5 263 670 595 54 136 14 1 12 60 2 2 59 63 .229 .298 .316 .614 Mar 29 Burnaby, BC, Canada
52 Elmo Plaskett 2 1962 1963 0 -0.4 17 36 35 3 7 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 8 .200 .222 .286 .508 Nov 2 Christiansted, St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands
53 Dan Quisenberry 12 1979 1990 3 0.5 674 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 Sep 30 Leawood, KS, United States
54 Johnny Riddle 7 1930 1948 0 -0.2 98 233 214 18 51 4 1 0 11 0 0 13 19 .238 .288 .266 .555 Dec 15 Indianapolis, IN, United States
55 Red Roberts 1 1943 1943 0 0.2 9 27 23 1 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 2 .261 .370 .435 .805 Dec 2 Atlanta, GA, United States
56 Rafael Robles 3 1969 1972 0 -0.7 47 142 133 7 25 1 0 0 3 4 1 6 17 .188 .229 .195 .424 Aug 13 New York, NY, United States
57 Packy Rogers 1 1938 1938 0 -0.1 23 43 37 3 7 1 1 0 5 0 6 6 .189 .302 .270 .573 May 15 Elmira, NY, United States
58 Ed Sanicki 2 1949 1951 0 0.1 20 20 17 5 5 1 0 3 8 1 0 2 5 .294 .368 .882 1.251 Jul 6 Old Bridge, NJ, United States
59 George Schmees 1 1952 1952 0 -1.8 76 138 125 17 21 4 1 0 6 0 1 12 29 .168 .241 .216 .457 Oct 30 San Jose, CA, United States
60 Walter Sessi 2 1941 1946 0 -0.4 20 29 27 4 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 6 .074 .138 .185 .323 Apr 18 Mobile, AL, United States
61 Strick Shofner 1 1947 1947 0 -0.1 5 13 13 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .154 .154 .308 .462 Oct 10 Crawford, TX, United States
62 Fred Sington 6 1934 1939 0 1.8 181 611 516 66 140 36 5 7 85 2 2 89 66 .271 .382 .401 .783 Aug 20 Birmingham, AL, United States
63 Dick Sisler 8 1946 1953 1 7.9 799 2880 2606 302 720 118 28 55 360 6 3 226 253 .276 .336 .406 .743 Nov 20 Nashville, TN, United States
64 Dave Smith 2 1938 1939 0 -0.2 22 14 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .143 .000 .143 Apr 1 Whiteville, NC, United States
65 Bill Sodd 1 1937 1937 0 -0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 May 14 Fort Worth, TX, United States
66 Ray Stoviak 1 1938 1938 0 -0.4 10 10 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 Feb 23 Nicoya, Costa Rica
67 El Tappe 6 1954 1962 0 -0.2 145 347 304 21 63 10 0 0 17 0 1 29 25 .207 .282 .240 .522 Oct 10 Quincy, IL, United States
68 Bob Thurman 5 1955 1959 0 1.4 334 735 663 106 163 18 11 35 106 1 4 62 112 .246 .314 .465 .779 Oct 31 Wichita, KS, United States
69 Jim Turner 9 1937 1945 1 1.8 238 428 399 32 87 16 1 1 22 0 1 8 39 .218 .241 .271 .512 Nov 29 Nashville, TN, United States
70 Bill Tuttle 11 1952 1963 0 5.3 1270 4841 4268 578 1105 149 47 67 443 38 44 480 416 .259 .334 .363 .697 Jul 27 Anoka, MN, United States
71 Elmer Valo 20 1940 1961 0 28.4 1806 6091 5029 768 1420 228 73 58 601 110 79 942 284 .282 .398 .391 .790 Jul 19 Palmerton, PA, United States
72 Ed Walczak 1 1945 1945 0 -0.4 20 63 57 6 12 3 0 0 2 0 6 9 .211 .286 .263 .549 Mar 10 Norwich, CT, United States
73 Charlie White 2 1954 1955 0 0.0 62 138 123 17 29 5 0 1 12 0 0 14 15 .236 .319 .301 .620 May 26 Seatac, WA, United States
74 Al Wright 1 1933 1933 0 0.1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 Nov 13 Oakland, CA, United States
75 John Wyatt 9 1961 1969 1 -0.7 435 93 83 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 50 .048 .092 .048 .140 Apr 6 Omaha, NE, United States
76 Jerry Zimmerman 8 1961 1968 0 -2.7 483 1119 994 60 203 22 2 3 72 1 2 78 154 .204 .269 .239 .508 Sep 9 Neskowin, OR, 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 Dewey Adkins 3 1942 1949 0 -0.4 2 4 .333 5.64 38 6 19 1 0 0 99.0 114 69 62 11 50 47 0 0 3 451 1.657 Dec 26 Santa Monica, CA, United States
2 John Anderson 3 1958 1962 0 -0.4 0 0 6.45 24 1 7 0 0 1 44.2 64 37 32 6 14 3 19 1 0 2 211 1.746 Dec 20 Houston, TX, United States
3 Frank Barrett 5 1939 1950 0 1.4 15 17 .469 3.51 104 2 67 0 0 12 217.2 211 100 85 8 90 90 2 0 8 924 1.383 Mar 6 Leesburg, FL, United States
4 Ron Blackburn 2 1958 1959 0 0.6 3 2 .600 3.50 64 2 24 0 0 4 108.0 111 54 42 12 42 9 50 5 0 1 477 1.417 Apr 29 Morganton, NC, United States
5 Larry Bradford 4 1977 1981 0 1.6 6 4 .600 2.52 104 0 44 0 0 7 103.2 89 39 29 5 44 9 58 2 2 5 436 1.283 Sep 11 Atlanta, GA, United States
6 Tom Buskey 8 1973 1980 0 4.1 21 27 .438 3.66 258 0 166 0 0 34 479.1 479 218 195 57 167 45 212 9 1 14 2033 1.348 Jun 7 Harrisburg, PA, United States
7 Milo Candini 8 1943 1951 0 4.3 26 21 .553 3.92 174 37 66 13 5 8 537.2 530 258 234 18 250 183 3 3 8 2334 1.451 Mar 17 Manteca, CA, United States
8 Slick Castleman 6 1934 1939 0 0.5 36 26 .581 4.25 121 78 22 25 4 1 586.2 644 323 277 45 223 225 9 2 17 2580 1.478 Mar 2 Nashville, TN, United States
9 Ed Connolly 2 1964 1967 0 -1.9 6 12 .333 5.88 42 19 9 1 1 0 130.0 143 96 85 9 98 4 118 7 0 16 627 1.854 Jul 1 New Canaan, CT, United States
10 Jess Dobernic 3 1939 1949 0 0.1 7 3 .700 5.21 76 0 36 0 0 1 112.1 107 70 65 18 66 55 2 0 2 512 1.540 Jul 16 St. Louis, MO, United States
11 Slim Emmerich 2 1945 1946 0 0.3 4 4 .500 4.85 33 7 13 1 0 0 104.0 117 57 56 9 33 28 1 1 0 458 1.442 Sep 17 Allentown, PA, United States
12 Mike Fornieles 12 1952 1963 1 8.1 63 64 .496 3.96 432 76 195 20 4 55 1156.2 1165 567 509 98 421 32 576 32 2 34 4983 1.371 Feb 11 St. Petersburg, FL, United States
13 Bill Froats 1 1955 1955 0 0.1 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1.000 Feb 9 Minneapolis, MN, United States
14 Denny Galehouse 15 1934 1949 0 25.7 109 118 .480 3.97 375 258 67 100 17 13 2004.0 2148 999 885 103 735 851 18 3 29 8688 1.439 Dec 12 Doylestown, OH, United States
15 Johnny Gorsica 7 1940 1947 0 6.7 31 39 .443 4.18 204 64 80 22 4 17 723.2 778 385 336 44 247 272 17 4 11 3136 1.416 Dec 16 Charlottesville, VA, United States
16 Lee Grissom 8 1934 1941 1 6.6 29 48 .377 3.89 162 95 40 23 6 7 701.2 668 346 303 35 305 384 9 2 24 3025 1.387 Oct 4 Corning, CA, United States
17 Johnny Grodzicki 3 1941 1947 0 -0.4 2 2 .500 4.43 24 1 11 0 0 0 40.2 31 29 20 6 34 20 0 0 2 185 1.598 May 2 Daytona Beach, FL, United States
18 Earl Harrist 5 1945 1953 0 0.6 12 28 .300 4.34 132 24 50 2 0 10 383.1 391 217 185 20 193 162 20 0 9 1705 1.523 Sep 7 Simsboro, LA, United States
19 Phil Haugstad 4 1947 1952 0 -0.5 1 1 .500 5.59 37 2 12 0 0 0 56.1 51 38 35 6 41 28 4 1 3 263 1.633 Oct 21 Black River Falls, WI, United States
20 Jim Hearn 13 1947 1959 1 17.4 109 89 .551 3.81 396 229 73 63 10 8 1703.2 1661 847 721 158 655 22 669 25 1 34 7294 1.359 Jun 10 Boca Grande, FL, United States
21 Red Hoff 4 1911 1915 0 1.3 2 4 .333 2.49 23 5 15 2 0 0 83.0 67 38 23 0 38 49 1 0 5 347 1.265 Sep 17 Daytona Beach, FL, United States
22 Gene Host 2 1956 1957 0 -0.5 0 2 .000 7.31 12 3 6 0 0 0 28.1 38 23 23 7 16 0 14 0 1 0 133 1.906 Aug 20 Nashville, TN, United States
23 Ad Liska 5 1929 1933 0 4.8 17 18 .486 3.87 111 28 51 11 1 3 351.1 354 176 151 12 150 104 9 0 6 1526 1.435 Nov 30 Portland, OR, United States
24 Ronny Miller 1 1941 1941 0 0.0 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 1.500 Jan 6 Ferguson, MO, United States
25 Hiker Moran 2 1938 1939 0 0.3 1 1 .500 3.91 7 2 1 1 0 0 23.0 22 10 10 3 12 4 0 1 0 100 1.478 Jan 7 Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
26 Ray Moss 6 1926 1931 0 0.6 22 18 .550 4.95 112 42 28 13 3 2 416.0 474 272 229 30 189 109 11 0 4 1887 1.594 Aug 9 Chattanooga, TN, United States
27 Hal Newhouser HOF 17 1939 1955 7 60.4 207 150 .580 3.06 488 374 79 212 33 26 2993.0 2674 1197 1016 136 1249 1 1796 19 7 65 12648 1.311 Nov 10 Southfield, MI, United States
28 Dan Quisenberry 12 1979 1990 3 24.9 56 46 .549 2.76 674 0 553 0 0 244 1043.1 1064 356 320 59 162 70 379 7 5 4 4247 1.175 Sep 30 Leawood, KS, United States
29 George Schmees 1 1952 1952 0 0.1 0 0 3.00 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 9 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 28 1.833 Oct 30 San Jose, CA, United States
30 Dave Smith 2 1938 1939 0 0.5 2 1 .667 5.08 22 0 15 0 0 0 44.1 51 29 25 0 30 13 1 0 2 210 1.827 Apr 1 Whiteville, NC, United States
31 Jim Turner 9 1937 1945 1 10.4 69 60 .535 3.22 231 119 86 69 8 20 1132.0 1123 482 405 67 283 329 10 0 6 4697 1.242 Nov 29 Nashville, TN, United States
32 John Wyatt 9 1961 1969 1 11.0 42 44 .488 3.47 435 9 291 0 0 103 687.1 600 290 265 72 346 39 540 23 1 56 2981 1.376 Apr 6 Omaha, NE, United States
Totals 184 1911 1990 15 188.3 900 853 .513 3.70 4919 1484 2129 579 96 576 16104.2 15980 7625 6626 1054 6188 234 7386 247 37 371 69140 1.500
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 Johnny Lipon 1 1971 1971 18 41 .305 -23 59 6 6 6.0
2 Dick Sisler 2 1964 1965 121 94 .563 27 215 2 4 3.5
3 El Tappe 2 1961 1962 46 70 .397 -24 117 7 9 7.3
Totals 5 1961 1971 185 205 .474 -20 391 2 9 5.0