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2002 Major League Baseball Died this Year

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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 Fritz Ackley 2 1963 1964 0 -0.0 1 0 1.000 4.19 5 4 1 0 0 0 19.1 17 10 9 4 11 0 17 0 0 1 84 1.448 May 22 Duluth, MN, United States
2 Bob Barr 1 1935 1935 0 -0.2 0 0 3.86 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 5 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 15 3.000 Jul 25 Dover, NH, United States
3 Clarence Beers 1 1948 1948 0 -0.3 0 0 13.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 6.000 Dec 6 Tucson, AZ, United States
4 Lefty Bertrand 1 1936 1936 0 -0.1 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 3 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 11 2.500 Mar 17 The Dalles, OR, United States
5 Joe Black 6 1952 1957 0 5.0 30 12 .714 3.91 172 16 93 2 0 25 414.0 391 200 180 53 129 7 222 2 3 0 1737 1.256 May 17 Scottsdale, AZ, United States
6 Hank Boney 1 1927 1927 0 0.1 0 0 2.25 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 17 1.500 Jun 12 Lake Worth, FL, United States
7 Mace Brown 10 1935 1946 1 12.0 76 57 .571 3.46 387 55 206 18 2 48 1075.1 1125 502 414 44 388 435 7 2 26 4636 1.407 Mar 24 Greensboro, NC, United States
8 Don Carlsen 3 1948 1952 0 -0.3 2 4 .333 6.00 13 7 1 2 0 0 54.0 75 39 36 5 21 23 1 0 3 252 1.778 Sep 22 Denver, CO, United States
9 Joe Cascarella 5 1934 1938 0 2.5 27 48 .360 4.84 143 54 58 20 3 8 540.2 602 329 291 25 267 192 10 1 9 2430 1.607 May 22 Baltimore, MD, United States
10 Jim Constable 5 1956 1963 0 0.6 3 4 .429 4.87 56 6 10 1 1 2 98.0 109 56 53 9 41 0 59 7 1 3 432 1.531 Sep 4 Johnson City, TN, United States
11 Jack Creel 1 1945 1945 0 0.8 5 4 .556 4.14 26 8 10 2 0 2 87.0 78 41 40 5 45 34 6 1 0 374 1.414 Aug 13 Houston, TX, United States
12 Claude Crocker 2 1944 1945 0 -0.1 0 0 6.75 3 0 2 0 0 1 5.1 8 4 4 0 6 2 0 0 0 28 2.625 Dec 19 Clinton, SC, United States
13 Paul Erickson 8 1941 1948 0 6.4 37 48 .435 3.86 207 86 57 27 5 6 814.1 774 393 349 42 425 432 19 0 19 3606 1.472 Apr 5 Fond du Lac, WI, United States
14 Ralph Erickson 2 1929 1930 0 -0.3 1 0 1.000 8.40 8 0 3 0 0 0 15.0 23 15 14 1 12 2 0 0 1 77 2.333 Jun 27 Chandler, AZ, United States
15 Bill Faul 6 1962 1970 0 0.0 12 16 .429 4.72 71 33 13 8 3 2 261.1 247 150 137 42 95 6 164 12 3 13 1117 1.309 Feb 21 Cincinnati, OH, United States
16 Earl Francis 6 1960 1965 0 3.5 16 23 .410 3.77 103 52 13 5 1 0 405.2 398 203 170 21 181 30 263 9 1 16 1757 1.427 Jul 3 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
17 Paul Giel 6 1954 1961 0 -1.9 11 9 .550 5.39 102 11 31 0 0 0 240.1 249 167 144 30 148 12 145 4 2 7 1099 1.652 May 22 Minneapolis, MN, United States
18 Steve Gromek 17 1941 1957 1 22.5 123 108 .532 3.41 447 225 110 92 17 23 2064.2 1940 893 782 186 630 15 904 68 3 18 8676 1.245 Mar 12 Clinton Twp; Macomb County, MI, United States
19 Warren Hacker 12 1948 1961 0 13.6 62 89 .411 4.21 306 157 76 47 6 17 1283.1 1297 680 601 181 320 25 557 21 1 10 5438 1.260 May 22 Lenzburg, IL, United States
20 Andy Hansen 9 1944 1953 0 2.8 23 30 .434 4.22 270 39 90 8 0 16 618.2 627 328 290 53 246 188 11 3 17 2678 1.411 Feb 2 Lake Worth, FL, United States
21 Mel Harder 20 1928 1947 4 47.9 223 186 .545 3.80 582 433 94 181 25 24 3426.1 3706 1714 1447 161 1118 1161 59 2 33 14861 1.408 Oct 20 Chardon, OH, United States
22 Earl Henry 2 1944 1945 0 -0.3 1 4 .200 5.03 17 3 7 1 0 0 39.1 38 22 22 0 23 15 1 0 2 172 1.551 Dec 10 Zanesville, OH, United States
23 Willis Hudlin 16 1926 1944 0 31.2 158 156 .503 4.41 491 328 105 155 11 31 2613.1 3011 1493 1281 118 846 677 44 9 41 11522 1.476 Aug 5 Little Rock, AR, United States
24 Jack Jenkins 3 1962 1969 0 0.1 0 3 .000 4.73 8 3 4 1 0 0 26.2 28 14 14 6 19 0 16 0 0 2 120 1.763 Jun 18 Tampa, FL, United States
25 Darryl Kile 12 1991 2002 3 20.5 133 119 .528 4.12 359 331 8 28 9 0 2165.1 2135 1099 992 214 918 41 1668 117 19 97 9429 1.410 Jun 22 Chicago, IL, United States
26 Ron Kline 17 1952 1970 0 20.4 114 144 .442 3.75 736 203 338 44 8 108 2078.0 2113 991 866 217 731 118 989 33 7 59 8868 1.369 Jun 22 Callery, PA, United States
27 Izzy Leon 1 1945 1945 0 -0.1 0 4 .000 5.35 14 4 4 0 0 0 38.2 49 25 23 3 19 11 0 1 2 179 1.759 Jul 25 Miami, FL, United States
28 Jim McKee 2 1972 1973 0 -0.3 1 1 .500 4.78 17 1 3 0 0 0 32.0 33 21 17 2 18 0 17 1 1 2 148 1.594 Sep 14 Pickaway County, OH, United States
29 Dave McNally 14 1962 1975 3 25.1 184 119 .607 3.24 424 396 7 120 33 2 2730.0 2488 1070 982 230 826 56 1512 72 11 59 11229 1.214 Dec 1 Billings, MT, United States
30 Sam Page 1 1939 1939 0 -0.7 0 3 .000 6.95 4 3 0 1 0 0 22.0 34 27 17 1 15 11 0 0 0 115 2.227 May 29 Greenville, SC, United States
31 Mike Payne 1 1984 1984 0 -0.1 0 1 .000 6.35 3 1 2 0 0 0 5.2 7 4 4 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 25 1.765 Aug 4 Dunnellon, FL, United States
32 Bob Poser 2 1932 1935 0 -0.4 1 1 .500 10.05 5 1 2 0 0 0 14.1 29 17 16 0 6 2 0 0 0 76 2.442 May 21 Columbus, WI, United States
33 Dykes Potter 1 1938 1938 0 0.0 0 0 4.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 10 2.000 Feb 27 Greenup, KY, United States
34 Steve Rachunok 1 1940 1940 0 0.1 0 1 .000 4.50 2 1 1 1 0 0 10.0 9 5 5 0 5 10 0 0 0 43 1.400 May 11 Corona, CA, United States
35 Ken Raffensberger 15 1939 1954 1 33.5 119 154 .436 3.60 396 282 66 133 31 16 2151.2 2257 993 860 191 449 806 19 3 10 9051 1.258 Nov 10 York, PA, United States
36 Minnie Rojas 3 1966 1968 0 1.7 23 16 .590 3.00 157 2 95 0 0 43 261.0 244 102 87 27 68 23 153 4 1 11 1086 1.195 Mar 23 Los Angeles, CA, United States
37 Steve Roser 3 1944 1946 0 0.4 6 5 .545 4.04 45 8 23 1 0 2 149.1 147 75 67 5 64 64 0 1 7 637 1.413 Feb 8 Utica, NY, United States
38 Raul Sanchez 3 1952 1960 0 -0.0 5 3 .625 4.62 49 2 15 1 1 5 89.2 86 51 46 8 43 4 48 7 0 2 395 1.439 Jun 30 Pembroke Pines, FL, United States
39 Spec Shea 8 1947 1955 1 5.7 56 46 .549 3.80 195 118 50 48 12 5 943.2 849 453 398 66 497 0 361 19 2 15 4076 1.426 Jul 19 New Haven, CT, United States
40 Clay Smith 2 1938 1940 0 -0.1 1 1 .500 5.49 18 1 9 0 0 0 39.1 50 28 24 4 15 17 1 0 2 179 1.653 Mar 5 Winfield, KS, United States
41 Homer Spragins 1 1947 1947 0 -0.0 0 0 6.75 4 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 3 4 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 22 1.125 Dec 10 Minter City, MS, United States
42 Tom Sunkel 6 1937 1944 0 0.3 9 15 .375 4.53 63 29 19 6 2 2 220.1 218 126 111 11 133 112 2 0 10 1001 1.593 Apr 6 Paris, IL, United States
43 Jug Thesenga 1 1944 1944 0 -0.2 0 0 5.11 5 1 4 0 0 0 12.1 18 9 7 0 12 2 0 0 0 65 2.432 Dec 3 Wichita, KS, United States
44 Ben Wade 5 1948 1955 0 1.4 19 17 .528 4.34 118 25 44 5 1 10 371.1 364 198 179 49 181 4 235 9 1 4 1624 1.468 Dec 2 Los Angeles, CA, United States
45 Whitey Wietelmann 9 1939 1947 0 -0.7 0 0 14.09 4 0 3 0 0 0 7.2 15 14 12 1 6 2 1 0 1 48 2.739 Mar 26 San Diego, CA, United States
46 Hoyt Wilhelm HOF 21 1952 1972 8 50.1 143 122 .540 2.52 1070 52 651 20 5 228 2254.1 1757 773 632 150 778 61 1610 62 4 90 9164 1.125 Aug 23 Sarasota, FL, United States
47 Ted Williams HOF 19 1939 1960 19 0.1 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1.500 Jul 5 Inverness, FL, United States
48 Joe Wood 1 1944 1944 0 -0.4 0 1 .000 6.52 3 1 1 0 0 0 9.2 13 9 7 0 3 5 0 0 1 45 1.655 Oct 10 Old Saybrook, CT, United States
49 Ray Yochim 2 1948 1949 0 -0.1 0 0 10.80 4 0 4 0 0 0 3.1 3 4 4 1 7 4 0 0 2 21 3.000 Jan 26 New Orleans, LA, United States
50 Adrian Zabala 2 1945 1949 0 -0.2 4 7 .364 5.02 26 9 8 3 1 1 84.1 90 53 47 7 30 27 1 3 0 359 1.423 Jan 4 Jacksonville, FL, United States
Totals 298 1926 2002 41 301.5 1629 1581 .507 3.78 7148 2991 2349 981 177 627 27815.0 27776 13416 11692 2175 9808 402 13183 629 86 598 119050 1.423
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% Ties G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 Bill Adair 1 1970 1970 4 6 .400 0 -2 10 6 6 6.0 Jun 17 Bay Minette, AL, United States
2 Mel Harder 2 1961 1962 3 0 1.000 0 3 3 5 6 5.7 Oct 20 Chardon, OH, United States
3 Mel McGaha 3 1962 1965 123 173 .416 1 -50 297 6 10 7.8 Feb 3 Tulsa, OK, United States
4 Jack Tighe 2 1957 1958 99 104 .488 0 -5 203 4 5 4.2 Aug 1 Pompano Beach, FL, United States
5 Wes Westrum 5 1965 1975 260 366 .415 1 -106 627 3 10 7.3 May 28 Clearbrook, MN, United States
6 Del Wilber 1 1973 1973 1 0 1.000 0 1 1 6 6 6.0 Jul 18 St. Petersburg, FL, United States
7 Ted Williams HOF 4 1969 1972 273 364 .429 0 -91 637 4 6 5.2 Jul 5 Inverness, FL, United States
Totals 18 1957 1975 763 1013 .430 2 -250 1778 3 10 6.3