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2009 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 Nick Adenhart 2 2008 2009 0 0.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Apr 9 Orange, CA, United States
2 James Atkins 2 1950 1952 0 0.1 4 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800 Feb 28 Hanceville, AL, United States
3 Del Bates 1 1970 1970 0 -0.6 22 70 60 1 8 2 0 0 1 0 1 6 15 .133 .257 .167 .424 Sep 24 Spokane, WA, United States
4 Stan Benjamin 5 1939 1945 0 -2.7 241 815 770 77 176 32 11 5 41 23 1 32 115 .229 .260 .318 .578 Dec 24 Harwich, MA, United States
5 Ed Blake 4 1951 1957 0 0.0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Apr 15 Swansea, IL, United States
6 Johnny Blanchard 8 1955 1965 0 1.5 516 1351 1193 137 285 36 2 67 200 2 0 136 163 .239 .317 .441 .758 Mar 25 Robbinsdale, MN, United States
7 Buddy Blattner 5 1942 1949 0 4.1 272 831 713 112 176 34 8 16 84 18 102 96 .247 .347 .384 .731 Sep 5 Chesterfield, MO, United States
8 Nino Bongiovanni 2 1938 1939 0 -0.1 68 179 166 17 43 7 0 0 16 0 9 8 .259 .297 .301 .598 Jan 6 San Jose, CA, United States
9 Earle Brucker 1 1948 1948 0 -0.0 2 7 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .333 .619 Mar 28 El Cajon, CA, United States
10 Bill Burich 2 1942 1946 0 0.1 27 88 81 4 23 1 0 0 7 2 6 13 .284 .333 .296 .630 Dec 25 Apple Valley, CA, United States
11 Ron Cash 2 1973 1974 0 0.4 34 109 101 14 30 3 1 0 11 0 1 5 16 .297 .324 .347 .671 Apr 22 Tampa, FL, United States
12 Jackie Collum 9 1951 1962 0 0.7 171 144 118 15 29 5 0 1 13 0 0 13 9 .246 .321 .314 .634 Aug 29 Grinnell, IA, United States
13 Gene Corbett 3 1936 1938 0 -1.4 37 117 108 12 13 3 0 2 10 0 8 14 .120 .181 .204 .385 Jan 28 Salisbury, MD, United States
14 Frank Dasso 2 1945 1946 0 -0.1 18 37 31 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 10 .161 .212 .161 .373 Jun 8 Seattle, WA, United States
15 Mike Derrick 1 1970 1970 0 -0.2 24 34 33 3 7 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 11 .212 .206 .242 .448 Jan 14 Lexington, SC, United States
16 Bob Dillinger 6 1946 1951 1 5.3 753 3202 2904 401 888 123 47 10 213 106 47 251 203 .306 .363 .391 .754 Nov 7 Santa Clarita, CA, United States
17 Dom DiMaggio 11 1940 1953 7 31.9 1399 6478 5640 1046 1680 308 57 87 618 100 62 750 571 .298 .383 .419 .802 May 8 Marion, MA, United States
18 Alec Distaso 1 1969 1969 0 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jul 13 Macomb, IL, United States
19 Cal Ermer 1 1947 1947 0 -0.1 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Aug 8 Chattanooga, TN, United States
20 Mark Fidrych 5 1976 1980 2 0.0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Apr 13 Northborough, MA, United States
21 Ben Flowers 4 1951 1956 0 -0.2 76 38 36 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 15 .111 .135 .167 .302 Feb 18 Wilson, NC, United States
22 Herman Franks 6 1939 1949 0 -0.2 188 473 403 35 80 18 2 3 43 2 0 57 37 .199 .302 .275 .578 Mar 30 Salt Lake City, UT, United States
23 Lonny Frey 14 1933 1948 3 38.8 1535 6402 5517 848 1482 263 69 61 549 105 0 752 525 .269 .359 .374 .734 Sep 13 Coeur d'Alene, ID, United States
24 John Gabler 3 1959 1961 0 0.1 58 45 42 3 6 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 15 .143 .182 .190 .372 Feb 7 Overland Park, KS, United States
25 Purnal Goldy 2 1962 1963 0 -0.8 29 80 78 9 18 1 1 3 12 0 0 0 16 .231 .238 .385 .622 Sep 21 Denver, CO, United States
26 Preston Gomez 1 1944 1944 0 -0.1 8 7 7 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .429 .714 Jan 13 Fullerton, CA, United States
27 Ray Hamrick 2 1943 1944 0 -0.9 118 491 452 34 92 13 2 1 32 1 31 62 .204 .258 .248 .506 Jun 9 Nashville, TN, United States
28 Gene Handley 2 1946 1947 0 -0.4 125 380 341 41 86 10 6 0 29 9 3 32 27 .252 .316 .317 .633 Apr 12 Tucson, AZ, United States
29 Woodie Held 14 1954 1969 0 22.0 1390 4647 4019 524 963 150 22 179 559 14 11 508 944 .240 .331 .421 .753 Jun 11 DuBois, WY, United States
30 Tommy Henrich 11 1937 1950 5 35.7 1284 5410 4603 901 1297 269 73 183 795 37 19 712 383 .282 .382 .491 .873 Dec 1 Beavercreek, OH, United States
31 Ramon Hernandez 9 1967 1977 0 0.1 337 47 40 3 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 5 17 .125 .222 .175 .397 Feb 4 Carolina, Puerto Rico
32 Jessie Hollins 1 1992 1992 0 0.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jul 9 Polk County, TX, United States
33 Larry Jansen 9 1947 1956 2 -1.6 291 688 600 37 90 12 1 1 48 0 0 39 157 .150 .202 .178 .380 Oct 10 Verboort, OR, United States
34 Roy Johnson 3 1982 1985 0 -0.5 36 79 70 4 12 4 0 1 4 1 0 8 19 .171 .253 .271 .525 Jan 26 San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche, Mexico
35 George Kell HOF 15 1943 1957 10 37.6 1795 7529 6702 881 2054 385 50 78 870 51 36 621 287 .306 .367 .414 .781 Mar 24 Swifton, AR, United States
36 Bill Kelso 4 1964 1968 0 -0.3 119 37 34 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 .059 .086 .059 .145 May 11 North Kansas City, MO, United States
37 Jim Kirby 1 1949 1949 0 0.1 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Jul 17 Nashville, TN, United States
38 Bill Kirk 1 1961 1961 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oct 26 Lititz, PA, United States
39 Jay Kleven 1 1976 1976 0 -0.0 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 Jun 30 San Lorenzo, CA, United States
40 Ron Klimkowski 4 1969 1972 0 -0.2 90 38 33 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 16 .091 .118 .091 .209 Nov 13 Plainview, NY, United States
41 Barry Lersch 6 1969 1974 0 -0.2 177 157 133 9 15 1 0 0 3 0 0 11 56 .113 .185 .120 .305 Oct 4 Aurora, CO, United States
42 Bill Lillard 2 1939 1940 0 -0.4 80 264 225 30 55 9 2 1 22 0 1 31 29 .244 .339 .316 .654 Jun 9 San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
43 Jack Littrell 4 1952 1957 0 -1.6 111 279 255 22 52 6 3 2 17 1 0 20 60 .204 .261 .275 .535 Jun 9 Louisville, KY, United States
44 Whitey Lockman 15 1945 1960 1 17.7 1666 6591 5940 836 1658 222 49 114 563 43 27 552 383 .279 .342 .391 .732 Mar 17 Scottsdale, AZ, United States
45 Jack Lohrke 7 1947 1953 0 2.1 354 1046 914 125 221 38 9 22 96 9 0 111 86 .242 .327 .375 .702 Apr 29 San Jose, CA, United States
46 Ed Lyons 1 1947 1947 0 -0.1 7 28 26 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .154 .214 .154 .368 Jan 25 Winston-Salem, NC, United States
47 Ron Moeller 4 1956 1963 0 0.4 54 48 39 2 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 18 .205 .340 .231 .571 Nov 2 Cincinnati, OH, United States
48 Danny Morejon 1 1958 1958 0 0.0 12 37 26 4 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 9 2 .192 .400 .192 .592 Apr 27 Miami, FL, United States
49 Joe Pactwa 1 1975 1975 0 0.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mar 10 Hutchins, TX, United States
50 Gene Patton 1 1944 1944 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jun 25 Lancaster, PA, United States
51 Len Perme 2 1942 1946 0 0.0 8 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 Jan 24 Hayward, CA, United States
52 Jack Phillips 9 1947 1957 0 1.1 343 990 892 111 252 42 16 9 101 5 3 85 86 .283 .344 .396 .740 Aug 30 Chelsea, MI, United States
53 Brian Powell 6 1998 2004 0 0.0 59 23 21 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .143 .182 .190 .372 Oct 5 Tallahassee, FL, United States
54 Luis Quintana 2 1974 1975 0 0.0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jul 27 Lake Park, FL, United States
55 Herman Reich 1 1949 1949 0 -0.0 111 412 390 43 109 18 2 3 34 4 0 14 33 .279 .306 .359 .665 Oct 22 Fallbrook, CA, United States
56 Tommy Reis 1 1938 1938 0 -0.0 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Nov 6 Ocala, FL, United States
57 Dusty Rhodes 7 1952 1959 0 3.4 576 1317 1172 146 296 44 10 54 207 3 2 131 196 .253 .328 .445 .773 Jun 17 Las Vegas, NV, United States
58 Dave Roberts 13 1969 1981 0 1.6 452 590 531 28 103 15 4 7 46 0 1 8 133 .194 .204 .277 .481 Jan 9 Short Gap, WV, United States
59 Humberto Robinson 5 1955 1960 0 -0.0 102 43 38 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 16 .158 .233 .184 .417 Sep 29 Brooklyn, NY, United States
60 Eduardo Rodriguez 7 1973 1979 0 0.3 264 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 3.000 4.000 Mar 6 Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
61 Freddy Rodriguez 2 1958 1959 0 -0.0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jun 11 Miami, FL, United States
62 Bob Roselli 5 1955 1962 0 0.1 68 129 114 8 25 7 1 2 10 1 0 12 31 .219 .305 .351 .656 Nov 6 Roseville, CA, United States
63 Johnny Schaive 5 1958 1963 0 -0.3 114 336 323 25 75 18 1 6 32 0 1 7 40 .232 .249 .350 .599 May 11 Springfield, IL, United States
64 Bob Scherbarth 1 1950 1950 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jan 31 Presque Isle, WI, United States
65 Howie Schultz 6 1943 1948 0 -2.3 470 1699 1588 163 383 85 7 24 208 15 82 218 .241 .281 .349 .630 Oct 30 Chaska, MN, United States
66 Craig Stimac 2 1980 1981 0 -0.1 29 65 59 5 12 2 0 0 7 0 0 1 9 .203 .206 .237 .444 Jan 16 San Marino, San Marino
67 Tom Sturdivant 10 1955 1964 0 0.0 336 364 328 17 60 2 1 0 10 0 1 11 54 .183 .208 .195 .403 Feb 28 Oklahoma City, OK, United States
68 Joe Tepsic 1 1946 1946 0 -0.1 15 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 Feb 23 Bald Eagle, PA, United States
69 Don Thompson 4 1949 1954 0 -1.6 217 343 307 52 67 8 0 1 19 4 11 31 32 .218 .296 .254 .550 Sep 28 Asheville, NC, United States
70 Ted Uhlaender 8 1965 1972 0 2.7 898 3192 2932 343 772 114 21 36 285 52 35 202 277 .263 .311 .353 .665 Feb 12 Atwood, KS, United States
71 Elmer Weingartner 1 1945 1945 0 -0.3 20 44 39 5 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .231 .302 .256 .559 Mar 15 Elyria, OH, United States
72 Billy Werber 11 1930 1942 0 25.1 1295 5842 5024 875 1363 271 50 78 539 215 68 701 363 .271 .364 .392 .756 Jan 22 Charlotte, NC, United States
73 Carl Willey 8 1958 1965 0 -1.4 199 294 263 9 26 5 1 2 9 0 0 7 143 .099 .122 .148 .271 Jul 21 Ellsworth, ME, United States
74 Davey Williams 6 1949 1955 1 5.3 517 1993 1785 235 450 61 10 32 163 6 12 164 144 .252 .320 .351 .672 Aug 17 Farmers Branch, TX, United States
75 Frank Williams 6 1984 1989 0 0.4 333 35 29 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 .172 .250 .172 .422 Jan 9 Victoria, BC, Canada
76 George Williams 3 1961 1964 0 0.1 59 149 135 15 31 7 0 0 5 0 0 10 17 .230 .288 .281 .569 May 14 Detroit, MI, United States
77 Ed Wolfe 1 1952 1952 0 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mar 8 Modesto, CA, United States
78 Hal Woodeshick 11 1956 1967 1 -1.1 428 195 174 5 16 1 0 0 4 0 0 10 85 .092 .141 .098 .239 Jun 14 Houston, TX, 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 Nick Adenhart 2 2008 2009 0 0.0 1 0 1.000 6.00 4 4 0 0 0 0 18.0 25 12 12 0 16 0 9 0 0 3 90 2.278 Apr 9 Orange, CA, United States
2 James Atkins 2 1950 1952 0 0.1 0 1 .000 3.60 4 1 2 0 0 0 15.0 15 8 6 1 11 2 1 0 1 70 1.733 Feb 28 Hanceville, AL, United States
3 Ed Blake 4 1951 1957 0 0.0 0 0 8.31 8 0 5 0 0 0 8.2 15 8 8 4 4 1 1 0 1 1 46 2.192 Apr 15 Swansea, IL, United States
4 Jackie Collum 9 1951 1962 0 3.4 32 28 .533 4.15 171 37 63 11 2 12 464.0 480 247 214 44 173 11 171 16 0 8 1977 1.407 Aug 29 Grinnell, IA, United States
5 Frank Dasso 2 1945 1946 0 0.4 4 5 .444 3.91 18 12 1 6 0 0 96.2 91 53 42 9 55 40 0 0 4 425 1.510 Jun 8 Seattle, WA, United States
6 Alec Distaso 1 1969 1969 0 0.0 0 0 3.86 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 6 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 1.500 Jul 13 Macomb, IL, United States
7 Mark Fidrych 5 1976 1980 2 11.4 29 19 .604 3.10 58 56 2 34 5 0 412.1 397 163 142 23 99 9 170 6 0 10 1695 1.203 Apr 13 Northborough, MA, United States
8 Ben Flowers 4 1951 1956 0 0.6 3 7 .300 4.49 76 13 31 1 1 3 168.1 190 93 84 18 54 2 86 2 0 4 735 1.450 Feb 18 Wilson, NC, United States
9 John Gabler 3 1959 1961 0 -0.6 7 12 .368 4.39 53 14 16 0 0 5 164.0 171 94 80 8 79 4 63 2 0 12 724 1.524 Feb 7 Overland Park, KS, United States
10 Ramon Hernandez 9 1967 1977 0 6.2 23 15 .605 3.03 337 0 184 0 0 46 430.1 399 158 145 23 135 42 255 14 5 7 1812 1.241 Feb 4 Carolina, Puerto Rico
11 Jessie Hollins 1 1992 1992 0 -0.3 0 0 13.50 4 0 3 0 0 0 4.2 8 7 7 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 27 2.786 Jul 9 Polk County, TX, United States
12 Larry Jansen 9 1947 1956 2 23.0 122 89 .578 3.58 291 237 30 107 17 10 1765.2 1751 804 703 190 410 1 842 20 1 10 7291 1.224 Oct 10 Verboort, OR, United States
13 Bill Kelso 4 1964 1968 0 1.9 12 5 .706 3.13 119 2 41 1 1 12 201.1 171 76 70 16 93 16 162 9 2 11 853 1.311 May 11 North Kansas City, MO, United States
14 Bill Kirk 1 1961 1961 0 -0.2 0 0 12.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 6 4 4 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 17 2.333 Oct 26 Lititz, PA, United States
15 Ron Klimkowski 4 1969 1972 0 2.4 8 12 .400 2.90 90 6 26 1 1 4 189.0 155 71 61 13 76 23 79 5 0 6 783 1.222 Nov 13 Plainview, NY, United States
16 Barry Lersch 6 1969 1974 0 5.8 18 32 .360 3.82 169 53 47 9 1 6 570.1 536 255 242 70 172 20 317 10 1 20 2377 1.241 Oct 4 Aurora, CO, United States
17 Ron Moeller 4 1956 1963 0 -1.2 6 9 .400 5.78 52 22 11 1 1 0 152.2 174 106 98 20 100 0 104 3 1 11 717 1.795 Nov 2 Cincinnati, OH, United States
18 Joe Pactwa 1 1975 1975 0 0.3 1 0 1.000 3.86 4 3 1 0 0 0 16.1 23 7 7 0 10 0 3 0 0 1 79 2.020 Mar 10 Hutchins, TX, United States
19 Len Perme 2 1942 1946 0 0.3 0 1 .000 3.12 8 1 5 1 0 0 17.1 11 6 6 0 11 6 1 0 0 74 1.269 Jan 24 Hayward, CA, United States
20 Jack Phillips 9 1947 1957 0 0.0 0 0 7.20 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 7 4 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 22 1.600 Aug 30 Chelsea, MI, United States
21 Brian Powell 6 1998 2004 0 -1.1 7 18 .280 5.94 59 34 12 0 0 0 219.2 251 158 145 45 90 6 120 5 0 8 982 1.552 Oct 5 Tallahassee, FL, United States
22 Luis Quintana 2 1974 1975 0 -0.1 2 3 .400 5.03 22 0 6 0 0 0 19.2 30 12 11 2 20 2 16 0 0 0 107 2.542 Jul 27 Lake Park, FL, United States
23 Tommy Reis 1 1938 1938 0 -0.9 0 1 .000 12.27 8 0 6 0 0 0 11.0 16 16 15 1 9 6 0 1 0 59 2.273 Nov 6 Ocala, FL, United States
24 Dave Roberts 13 1969 1981 0 22.2 103 125 .452 3.78 445 277 69 77 20 15 2099.0 2188 979 882 155 615 80 957 31 2 45 8930 1.335 Jan 9 Short Gap, WV, United States
25 Humberto Robinson 5 1955 1960 0 3.3 8 13 .381 3.25 102 7 47 2 0 4 213.0 189 92 77 17 90 16 114 6 3 5 901 1.310 Sep 29 Brooklyn, NY, United States
26 Eduardo Rodriguez 7 1973 1979 0 4.8 42 36 .538 3.89 264 39 141 7 1 32 734.0 681 348 317 65 323 40 430 23 2 24 3164 1.368 Mar 6 Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
27 Freddy Rodriguez 2 1958 1959 0 -0.3 0 0 8.68 8 0 3 0 0 2 9.1 12 9 9 3 5 0 6 2 0 0 47 1.821 Jun 11 Miami, FL, United States
28 Tom Sturdivant 10 1955 1964 0 10.1 59 51 .536 3.74 335 101 99 22 7 17 1137.0 1029 521 473 107 449 37 704 34 3 39 4796 1.300 Feb 28 Oklahoma City, OK, United States
29 Carl Willey 8 1958 1965 0 7.9 38 58 .396 3.76 199 117 30 28 11 1 875.2 830 408 366 105 326 30 493 21 2 37 3731 1.320 Jul 21 Ellsworth, ME, United States
30 Frank Williams 6 1984 1989 0 5.6 24 14 .632 3.00 333 1 85 1 1 8 471.2 418 194 157 23 227 40 314 20 7 22 2018 1.367 Jan 9 Victoria, BC, Canada
31 Ed Wolfe 1 1952 1952 0 -0.0 0 0 7.36 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 7 3 3 1 5 1 1 0 0 21 3.273 Mar 8 Modesto, CA, United States
32 Hal Woodeshick 11 1956 1967 1 10.7 44 62 .415 3.56 427 62 197 7 1 61 847.1 816 400 335 40 389 61 484 35 5 55 3717 1.422 Jun 14 Houston, TX, United States
Totals 154 1938 2009 5 115.7 593 616 .490 3.75 3675 1100 1165 316 70 238 11348.1 11098 5318 4727 1006 4054 441 5961 267 36 347 48308 2.278
Rk Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Date of Death Died
1 Cal Ermer 2 1967 1968 145 129 .529 16 276 2 7 4.9
2 Herman Franks 7 1965 1979 605 521 .537 84 1128 2 5 2.8
3 Preston Gomez 7 1969 1980 346 529 .395 -183 875 4 6 5.6
4 Whitey Lockman 3 1972 1974 157 162 .492 -5 319 2 6 4.7
5 Danny Ozark 8 1973 1984 618 542 .533 76 1161 1 6 2.7
Totals 27 1965 1984 1871 1883 .498 -12 3759 1 7 3.8