Accidents
Baseball Notables Who Died By Way Of Accidents

1861: Jim Creighton (21)....................Ruptured Inguinal Hernia From Swinging At A Pitch

1872: Al Thake (22)....................Drowned While Fishing Off Fort Hamilton in New York

1886: Bill Smith (26)....................Broke His back In a Diving Accident

1887: John Ake (25)....................Drowned Tryng To Row Across The Mississippi River

1888: John Glenn (39)....................Accidentally Shot By A Cop While Being Protected From A Lynch Mob

1888: Denny Mack (37)....................Internal Hemmorhage And Seizures From a Fall At Home

1889: Lew Brown (30)....................Pneumonia as a result of an accidental wrestling injury

1890: Jake Goodman (36)....................Stroke of Palsy due to being hit in the head with a baseball several years before

1890: Ben Young (30) (Former AA Umpire)....................Northern Pacific Railway Crash Near Eagle Gorge, WA

1891: Jerry Dorgan (35)....................Alcohol Poisoning

1893: Tom Zacharias (32) (NL Umpire)....................Hit by a freight train at Homestead, PA

1895: Ed Colgan (37)....................Killed Coupling Railroad Accident

1895: Jim McLaughlin (34)....................Trolley Accident

1896: John Curran (44)....................Fell backwards into a basement and broke his neck

1896: George Heubel (46)....................Injuries from a fall at home

1897: Jim Dee (?)....................Smothered in grain in the hold of a train

1898: Vincent Hudson (39) (Former Union Association Umpire)....................injuries sustained when he fell from the porch roof of a boarding house while sleepwalking

1899: Frank Kreeger (38)....................Drowned while swiming in the Okaw (Kaskaskia) River in Illinois while on a fishing trip

1900: Ed Knouff (32)....................Renal Failure Due To Complications From A Broken Back

1900: Walter Plock (30)....................Killed when he fell off a Hoisting Engine while building a bridge in Richmond, Virginia

1900: John Traffley (38)....................Brain Injury

1900: Fred Zahner (30)....................Drowned

1901: Dennis Driscoll (38)....................Boiler Explosion At A Bleach Factory

1901: Jim Duncan (30)....................Drowned

1901: Chappy Lane (38)....................Injuries Received When A Barrell Of Brass Fell On His Head

1901: Charles Snyder (28)....................Fractured His Skull While Being Evicted From A Hotel

1902: Dave Eggler (50)...................Hit By A Train

1903: Hardie Henderson (40)....................Run Over By A Train Trolley

1903: Ed Delahanty (35)....................Fell Over Niagara Falls

1904: George Seward (52)...................Injuries Received In An Accident

1905: Al Mays (39)....................Drowned

1905: Pete Dowling (28)....................Hit By A Train

1905: Fergie Malone (60)....................Accidental Alcohol Poisoning after a prolonged drinking spree

1907: Nat Hicks (62)....................Gas Asphyxiation In A Hotel Room

1908: John Brown (32)....................Extensive Thermal Burns On Body And Limbs From An Accident At work

1909: Mike Dorgan (55).....................Blood Poisoning After Knee Surgery For An Old Playing Injury

1909: William Bedford (Cuban Giants 2nd Baseman).....................Hit By Lightning At Inlet Park In Atlantic City

1910: George Boone (39)....................Accidental Overdose of medication taken to relieve sleeplessness

1910: Jack Horner (46)....................Skull Fracture From Slipping In The Bathtub

1911: Ed Glenn (36)....................Fell Into A Railroad Pit

1911: Lew Simmons (73)....................Hit By Truck

1911: Wil White (56)....................Drowned

1912: Rube Taylor (34)....................Skull Was Crushed When He Was Run Over By A Street Car

1912: Charlie Waitt (59)....................Fell While Washing A Window

1912: Fred Corey (55)....................Gas Asphyxiation In A Hotel Room

1912: Charlie Sprague (48)....................Head Injury

1913: Henry Murphy (59) (Former NL Umpire)....................Cerebral Hemmorhage from head injuries due to a fall from a Carriage.

1913: Joe Stewart (33)....................Fell Out A Window

1914: Willie Mills (36)....................Railroad Accident

1914: Heinie Reitz (47)....................Hit By A Car

1915: Otis Johnson (32)....................Shot In A Hunting Accident

1915: Bert Myers (41)....................Blood Poisoning after accidentally stepping on a rusty nail

1916: John Dodge (27)....................Hit By A Pitched Ball While Playing In The Minor Leagues

1916: Bob Unglaub (35)....................Crushed in a Railroad Pit

1916: Reddy Mack (50)....................Fell And Fractured His Skull

1917: Willie Sudhoff (42)....................Brain Injury

1918: Carl Druhot (35)....................Shipyard Accident

1918: Ralph Sharman (23)....................Drowned

1918: John McCloskey (36)....................Mine Explosion

1919: Harry Blake (45)....................Burned in a Rooming House Fire

1919: Vince Dailey (54)....................Injuries from a fall off the top of the Erie Roundhouse while working for the Erie Railway

1920: Ray Chapman (29)....................Hit In the Head By A Pitch From Yankees Pitcher Carl Mays

1920: Dick Bayless (36)....................Died In A Copper Mine Explosion

1921: Socks Seybold (51)....................Car Crash

1922: John Coleman (59)....................Hit By A Car

1923: Jack Barnett (43)....................Accidentally Shot While Hunting

1923: Jim Scoggins (32)....................Cerebral Tumor Six Weeks After Being Hit Beened In The Head By A Baseball

1923: Wild Bill Donovan (47)....................Train Wreck

1924: Tony Boeckel (31)....................Auto Accident

1924: Jim Hughes (50)....................Fell From A Train Trestle And Fractured His Skull

1925: Marv Goodwin (34)....................Crashed His Plane On A Training Flight While A Member Of The Army Air Force Reserve

1925: Emil Huhn (33)....................Auto Accident

1925: Charlie Irwin (56)....................Hit By A Bus

1926: Otis Clymer (50)....................Auto Accident

1926: Tom Needham (47)....................Myelitis from when he fell and fractured his Spine

1926: Bill Stecher (57)....................His Car was hit by a Train at a railroad crossing near his home

1927: Bill Gannon (54)....................Drowned

1927: Al Myers (64)....................Tetanus after stepping on a Rusty Nail

1927: Germany Smith (64)....................Hit by a Car

1928: Charlie Dorman (30)....................Coronary Embolism Due To Accidental Fracture Of Left Patella From Playing Baseball

1928: Jack Ridgway (38)....................Auto Accident

1929: Fred Hayner (57)....................Burned in a house fire

1929: Walt Lerian (26)....................Hit By A Truck

1929: Tom Crooke (44)....................Bus Accident

1929: Rupert Mills (36)....................Drowned In Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

1929: Dan Long (61)....................Railroad Accident

1929: Joe O'Brien (54) (Former New York Giants Secretary)....................Accidental Ingestion of Potassium Cyanide

1929: Mike Scanlon (81)....................Injuries And Shock From A Fall

1929: Denny Williams (29)....................Auto Accident

1930: Gus Sandberg (33)....................Burned

1930: Guy Tutwiler (41)....................Train Accident

1930: Sandy Piez (38)....................Drowned When His Car Hit Some Ice And Skidded Off a Bridge

1930: Arlie Pond (58)....................Complications From A Botched Appendectomy

1930: Jack Powell (38)....................Choked On A Steak

1931: Sam Brown (53)....................Found Dead In His Garage From Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

1931: Charlie Ferguson (56)....................Drowned

1931: Doc Newton (53)....................Food Poisoning

1931: Mark Stewart (42)....................Hit By A Drunk Driver

1932: Howard Freigau (29)....................Drowned

1932: Charlie Grant (75) (Negro League Player)....................Auto Accident

1932: Lon Knight (78)....................Gas Asphyxiation

1932: Doug Neff (40)....................Drowned When He Fell Off A Boat

1932: Lou Widrig (61) Reds Treasurer / Part-Owner.....................Pneumonia Resulting From Burns From A Hotel Fire

1933: Tommy Dowd (64)....................Drowned

1933: Harry G. Fallon (Braves Traveling Secretary)....................Auto Accident

1933: Fred Wood (70)....................Hit By A Car

1934: John Kane (51)....................Auto Accident

1934: Rowdy Elliot (43)....................Fell From A Window

1934: Dan Dugdale (69)....................Hit By A Truck

1934: Harry Hogan (58)....................Fracture

1934: Henry Koons (64)....................Hit By A Public Service Bus

1934: Adrian Lynch (37)....................Drove His Car Into A Ditch

1934: Jim Roxburgh (76)....................Fractured Right Femur and Clavicle with Pneumonia due to being hit by a car

1934: Joe Ward (49)....................Auto Accident

1935: Frank Navin (64)....................Heart Attack and Fall While Riding His Horse

1935: Charlie Sullivan (32)....................His Car Was Hit By A Train

1935: Rex DeVogt (47)....................Auto Accident

1936: Braggo Roth (44).....................Car Was Hit By A Truck

1937: Eddie Foster (49).....................Auto Accident

1937: Harry Wolverton (63)....................Killed By A Hit And Run Driver

1937: Hi Jasper (56)....................Fell Off A Truck

1937: Andy Bednar (29)....................Auto Accident

1937: Rube Benton (50)....................Auto Accident

1937: Gene Connell (31)....................Auto Accident

1937: Nig Fuller (58)....................Injuries from an Auto/Train Accident

1938: Earl Clark (30)....................Auto / Streetcar Crash

1938: Red Hill (45)....................Auto Accident

1938: Still Bill Hill (63)....................Auto Accident

1939: Tiny Chaplin (33)....................Auto Accident

1939: Pete Henning (51)....................Auto Accident

1939: Charles Murphy Stewart (63) (Former Indians Trainer)....................Auto Accident

1940: Axel Lindstrom (44)....................Concussion From A Fall On The Street

1940: Hal Krause (53)....................Auto Accident

1940: Patsy McGaffigan (52)....................Drowned

1941: Rube Kisinger (64)....................Train Accident While On Duty As A Railroad Bridge Engineer

1941: Lou Kolls (44) (Former AL Uumpire)....................Auto Accident

1941: Joe Boehling (50)....................Fell Off A Porch

1941: George Gilpatrick (66)....................Fell And FractureD His Skull

1942: Bob Bescher (58)....................Car/Train Collison

1942: Frank Connaughton (73)....................Hit By A Car

1942: Chad Kimsey (36)....................Crashed A Truck Into A Bridge

1942: Slim Love (52)....................Hit By A Car

1942: Alvin Montgomery (21)....................Auto Wreck

1942: Harry Spies (76)....................Hit By A Car

1944: Ed Brandt (39)....................Hit By A Car

1945: Bill Hobbs (51)....................Shot In A Hunting Accident

1946: Emil Bildilli (34)....................Crashed His Car Into A Tree On His 34th Birthday

1946: Hick Cady (60)....................Hotel Room Fire

1946: Bill Fincher (51)....................Shot By Accident

1946: Johnny Grabowski (46)....................Burns From A House Fire

1946: Chris Hartje (31)....................Burns From A Team Bus Accident In the Minor Leagues

1946: Ben Taylor (57)....................Broken Neck when he lost control of his car and collided with an embankment

1946: John Woods (48)....................Crashed His Car Into A Truck

1947: Jimmy Sheckard (68)....................Hit By A Car

1947: Tom Sullivan (87)....................Hit By A Car

1947: Bill Keen (54)....................Car / Train Crash

1947: Woody Crowson (28)....................Truck / Bus Accident

1947: Roscoe McDonald (?) (Indians Scout)....................Auto Accident

1947: Phil Stremmel (67)....................Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

1948: Frank Browning (65)....................Burns From A House Fire

1948: Pete Knisely (60)....................Fell Off A Trestle

1948: Chick Bowen (51)....................Fell Out A Window

1948: Roy Ellam (62)....................Hit By A Falling Weight

1949: John Carden (27)....................Electrocuted

1949: Marty O'Toole (60)....................Fell Down A Stairs

1949: Bill Steele (64)....................Hit By A Streetcar

1950: Jing Johnson (56)....................Auto Accident

1950: Duke Kenworthy (64)....................Drowned While Fishing off the Coast Of California

1950: Carroll Yerkes (47)....................Cerebral Hemmorhage Due To A Skull Fracture From A Fall

1951: Vance Page (45)....................Fell Off A Barn And Fractured His Skull

1951: Rube Vinson (72)....................Fell While Washing a Window

1952: Ray Jacobs (50)....................Auto Accident

1952: Burt Keeley (72)....................Complications From A Fractured Hip

1952: Ed McNichol (73)....................Burned in house fire

1952: Arky Vaughan (40)....................Drowned While Fishing

1953: Roy Van Graflan (54) (Former AL Umpire).....................Auto Accident

1954: Les Channell (68)....................Fell at Home and Broke His Hip

1954: Fred C. Miller (48) (Milwaukee Braves Executive).....................Plane Crash

1954: Earl Whitehill (54)....................Auto Accident

1955: Rube DeGroff (76)....................Auto Accident

1955: Frank Gregory (67)....................Drowned In The Rock River In Beloit, Wisconsin

1955: Harold Roettger (41) (Pirates Assistant To The President)....................Drowned In A Swimming Pool

1955: Whitey Willis (?) Former Tigers Batboy)....................Auto Accident

1956: Tommy Sewell (50)....................Drowned

1956: Danny Claire (59)....................Burned

1956: Tom Gastall (24)....................Drowned When His Plane Crashed Into Chesapeake Bay

1956: Charlie Peete (27)....................Plane Crash On His Way To Winter Ball In Venezuela

1957: Johnny Nee (67) (Yankees/Phillies Scout)....................Burned to death when he fell asleep with a lit cigarette in bed

1957: Dixie Leverett (62)....................Injuries from a Fall

1957: Ivy Griffin (60)....................Auto Accident

1957: Charlie Babington (61)....................Injuries from a Fall

1958: Joe Berry (53)....................Auto Accident

1958: Howie Fitzgerald (56)....................Auto Accident

1958: Walt Lonergan (72)....................Fell And Fractured His Skull

1958: Bill McAfee (50)....................Plane Crash

1958: Walt Meinert (67)....................Injuries From A Fall While Loading A Shaft At Work

1958: Mel Ott (49)....................Auto Accident

1958: Jack Phillips (39)....................Electrocuted

1958: George Quellich (52)....................Auto Accident

1958: Snuffy Stirnweiss (39)....................Train Wreck

1959: Boileryard Clark (90)....................Hip Fracture

1959: Howie Fitzgerald (56)....................Auto Accident

1959: Terry Lyons (50)....................Gas Asphyxiation By His Dentist

1959: Ed McFarland (85)....................Injuries From A Fall

1960: Fritz Clausen (90)....................Injuries From A Fall

1960: Al Kellett (58)....................Skull Fracture

1960: Uke Clanton (62)....................Auto Accident

1960: Bob Thorpe (25)....................Electrocuted

1960: Wil Thompson (91)....................Complications From A Broken Hip

1962: Johnny Scalzi (55)....................Auto Accident

1962: Bill Bell (28)....................Auto Accident

1962: Possum Whitted (72)....................Complications From A Broken Hip

1963: Dave Shean (79)....................Auto Accident (Drove His Car Into A Fence)

1963: Karl Drews (43)....................Hit By A Drunk Driver

1963: Ed Hock (64)....................Drowned

1963: Dinny McNamara (58)....................Hit By A Car

1964: Ken Hubbs (22)....................Plane Crash

1964: Andy Palich (49) (Cleveland Plain Dealer Sports Reporter)....................Auto Accident

1964: Ted Pawelek (44)....................Car / Truck Crash

1964: Ed Pipgras (58)....................Auto Accident

1964: Lefty Scott (48)....................Skull Fracture

1964: Al Wingo (66)....................Car / Truck Crash

1964: Fred Vaughn (45)....................Auto Accident

1965: Jim Joe Edwards (70)....................Auto Accident

1965: Jay Dahl (19)....................Auto Accident

1965: Dick Newsome (56)....................Auto Accident

1965: Jack Quinlan (38) (Cubs radio Announcer)....................Auto Accident

1966: Julio DeArcos (43) (Indians Scout)....................Auto Accident

1966: John Gaddy (52)....................Auto Accident

1966: Jack Niemes (46)....................Auto Accident

1966: Bing Miller (71)....................Heart Attack After An Auto Accident

1966: Frank Delahanty (83)....................Injuries From A Fall

1966: Tom Gulley (66)....................Drowned

1966: Malcom C. Wild (52) (Former Browns Treasurer...................Struck By A Car

1967: Jimmie Foxx (59)....................Choked On A Piece Of Meat

1968: Al Benton (57)....................Motel Fire / Explosion

1968: Ned Porter (63)....................Explosion On A Cabin Cruiser

1968: Don Rudolph (37)....................Crushed By A Dump Truck

1969: Nestor Chavez (21)....................Jet Airliner Crash

1969: Milt Gray (55)....................Auto / Train Accident

1969: Joe Grace (55)....................Auto Accident

1969: Curt Roberts (40)....................Hit By A Car While Changing A Flat Tire

1970: Mal Eason (91)....................House Fire

1970: Herman Hill (25)....................Drowned

1970: Paul Edmondson (27)....................Auto Accident On His Way To Spring Training

1970: Marshall Renfroe (37)....................Burns From An Auto/Gas Truck Accident

1970: Sherry Robertson (51)....................Auto Accident

1970: Joe Wyatt (70)....................Shot In A Hunting Accident

1971: George Kirksey (67) (Astros Part Owner) (1962-66)....................Auto Accident In France

1971: Rube Melton (54)....................Auto Accident

1971: Mike Ryba (68)....................Fell Off A Ladder While Trimming Branches

1972: Chico Ruiz (33)....................Auto Accident

1972: Moe Berg (70)....................Injuries From A Fall AT Home

1972: Roberto Clemente (38)....................Airplane Crash

1973: Frank Calo (48) NL Scout.....................Auto Accident

1973: Pat Hardgrove (77)....................Auto Accident

1973: Frankie Frisch (74)....................Injuries From An Auto Accident

1974: John Weekley (37)....................Auto Accident

1975: Irv Medlinger (48)....................Plane Crash

1975: Don Wilson (29)....................Accidental Carbon Monoxide

1976: John Bottarini (58)....................Drowned When His Boat Overturned

1976: Claude Davenport (78)....................Auto Accident

1976: Bob Moose (29)....................Auto Accident On His 29Th Birthday

1977: Bill Bonness (53)....................Injuries From A Fall At Home Down His Basement Steps

1977: John Chambers (66)....................Drowned When His Fishing Boat Overturned

1977: Dick Farrell (43)....................Auto Accident In England

1977: Danny Frisella (30)....................Dune Buggy Accident On New Years Day

1977: Bob Klinger (69)....................Auto Accident

1977: Danny Lynch (52)....................Head-On Collision With A Cement Mixer

1977: Mike Miley (22)....................Auto Accident

1978: Mike Gazella (81)....................Auto Accident

1979: Jack Butterfield (50) (Yankees VP In Charge Of Scouting And Player Development).....................Auto Accident

1979: Thurman Munson (32)....................Private Jet Crash

1980: Wenty Ford (33)....................Auto Accident

1981: Dick Hoover (55)....................Auto Accident

1981: AL Bool (84)....................Tractor Overturned

1981: George Thompson (55) (A's Scout).....................Hit By A Car

1982: Lou Dimuro (AL Ump)....................Hit By A Car

1982: Randy Bobb (34)....................Auto Accident

1982: Francisco Barrios (28)....................Heart Attack From An Accidental Drug Overdose

1986: Roberto Peņa (45)....................Accidental Alcohol Poisoning

1983: Bob Hall (59)....................Hit By A Car

1983: Ray Sanders (66)....................Auto Accident

1984: Lynn McGlothen (34)....................Gas Asphyxiation From A Mobile Home Fire

1984: Gonzalo Marquez (38)....................Auto Accident

1985: Joe Wood (65)....................Carbon Monoxide / Soot Inhalation

1986: Eddie Solomon (34)....................Auto Accident

1986: Norm Cash (51)....................Drowned

1986: Joe DeSa (27)....................Auto Accident

1987: Jim Brewer (49)....................Auto Accident

1987: John Burrows (73)....................Died In A Fire

1987: Fred Newman (45)....................Auto Accident

1987: Dick Stello (NL Umpire)....................Hit By A Car

1988: Carl Hubbell (85)....................Auto Accident

1989: Billy Martin (61)...................Auto Accident

1989: Michael McCarthy (30) (Yankees Minor League Strength Coach)....................Accidental Cocaine Overdose

1989: Mike Reinbach (39)....................Auto Accident

1989: Steve Senteney (33)....................Auto Accident

1989: Specs Toporcer (90)....................Injuries From A Fall At Home

1990: Bo Diaz (37)....................Crushed By A Satellite Dish

1990: Don Bessent (58)....................Accidental Alcohol Poisoning

1990: Aurelio Monteagudo (47)....................Auto Accident

1991: Jim Hardin (47)....................Plane Crash

1991: Jim Magnuson (44)....................Accidental Alcohol Poisoning

1992: Aurelio Lopez (44)....................Auto Accident

1992: Rod Scurry (36)....................Accidental Drug Overdose (Cocaine-related Cardiopulmonary Arrest)

1993: Bill Atwood (81)....................Auto Accident

1993: Tim Crews (31)....................Boating Accident

1993: Vern Kennedy (85)....................Home Accident (Roof From A Shed Fell On Him)

1993: Bob Miller (54)....................Auto Accident

1993: Roger Miller (38)....................Acetylene Tank Explosion

1993: Steve Olin (27)....................Boating Accident

1993: Cliff Young (29)....................Pick-up Truck Accident

1994: Jim McKnight (57)....................Car Crash

1994: Eric Show (37)....................Accidental Drug Overdose

1995: George Omachi (?) (Astros Associate Scout)....................Auto Accident

1995: Williams Suero (29)....................Auto Accident

1996: Joe Hoerner (60)....................Farm Accident

1996: Jerry May (52)....................Farm Accident

1996: Dan Monzon (49)....................Auto Accident in the Dominican Republic

1996: Jerry Robertson (52)....................Auto Accident

1996: Mike Sharperson (34)....................Auto Accident

1997: Jose Oliva (26)....................Auto Accident

1998: Red Badgro (95)....................Complications From A Fall

1998: Chet Hoff (107)....................Complications From A Fall

1998: Rufino Linares (47)....................Auto Accident

1999: Ken Robinson (29)....................Auto Accident

1999: TIm Layana (35)....................Car Crash

1999: Catfish Hunter (53)....................Complications From A Fall At Home While Suffering ALS

2000: Aurelio Rodriguez (52)....................Hit By A Car While Walking

2000: Andujar Cedeno (31)....................Auto Accident

2001: Miguel Del Toro (29)....................Auto Accident

2001: Clem Dreiswerd (85)....................Head Injuries From A Fall At Home

2001: Al Lary (72)....................Drowned

2002: Frank Crosetti (91)....................Complications From A Fall At Home

2002: Mike Darr (23) Padres Outfielder....................Rollover SUV Accident

2002: Jim McKee (55)....................Auto Accident

2003: Sonny Senerchia (72)....................Motorcycle Accident

2003: Riverboat Smith (76)....................Injuries From A Tractor Accident

2004: Gertie Dunn (72) (AAGPBL)....................Private Plane Crash

2004: Ken Caminiti (41)....................Acute Intoxication Due To The Combined Effects Of Cocaine And Opiates

2005: Dick Radatz (67)....................Severe Head Trauma Due To A Fall Downstairs In His Home

2006: Chris Brown (45)....................Burned in house fire

2006: Steve Howe (47)....................Pick-Up Truck Rollover Accident

2006: Cory Lidle (34)....................Cirrus SR-20 private plane crash in NYC

2006: Russ Swan (42)....................Head Injuries From a Fall Down a Stairwell

2006: Jose Uribe (47)....................Auto Accident

2007: Mike Coolbaugh (35)....................Hemmorhage from being hit in neck by a line drive foul ball while coaching first base for the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League

2007: Josh Hancock (29)....................Auto Accident

2008: Geremi Gonzalez (33)....................Struck by Lightning

2009: Nick Adenhart (22) (Angels Pitcher)....................Auto Accident

2009: Henri Centeno (39) (Indians Scout)....................Auto accident while scouting the Venezuelan Winter League

2009: Mark Fidrych (54) ....................Suffocation Resulting From When His Clothes Became Entangled With The Power Takeoff Shaft Of The Dump Truck He Was Working On

2009: Preston Gomez (85)....................Injuries sustained when he was hit by a pick-up Truck 9 months earlier

2009: Jessie Hollins (39)....................Drowned While Fishing

2009: George Kissell (88) (Cardinals Official)....................Injuries From An Auto Accident

2009: John Marzano (45)....................Postural Asphyxia contributed to by Blunt Trauma and Ethanol Intoxication from a fall fownstairs at his home

2010: Hank Small (56)....................Head Injuries from falling backward off the front steps of the house he was moving in to

2010: Rogelio Martinez (91)....................Internal Bleeding from a fall at home

2010: Jeriome Robertson (33)....................Motorcycle Accident (Crashed his 2007 Yamaha Warrior at 70 miles an hour)

2010: Bill Shannon (69) (Yankees/Mets Official Scorer)....................House Fire

2011: Rosman Garcia (32)....................Auto Accident

2012: Frank Pastore (55)....................Complications from when his Honda Shadow motorcycle was struck by a Hyundai Sonata on the 210 Freeway one month earlier

2013: Frank Castillo (44)....................Drowned in Lake Bartlett, Arizona

2014: Brad Halsey (33)....................Recreational Climbing Accident (Fell 100 feet off a cliff

2014: Oscar Taveres (22)....................Auto Accident in the Dominican Republic


Minor Leaguers And Executives

1860: George Havemeyer (20)....................Accident At His Families Sugar Factory

1877: John Quigley (?) (Poughkeepsie)....................After Collision With Wappingers Falls' Dan Brouthers During A Pop Bunt Play on 8/12

1883: William Collins (?)....................At Grand Rapids, MI, After being Struck In The Neck By A Ball While Playing Catcher. He was Not Wearing A Chest Protector, Died The Next Day

1884: John McDonough (?)....................At Mt. Clemens, (Catcher & Captain of Fort Wayne, NWL)....................Six Weeks After Being Hit In Chest With Foul Tip On 7/22

1885: Louis Henke (?)....................Atlanta Crackers (Southern Association)....................Internal Bleeding From A Ruptured Liver After An 8/14 Collision with Lefty Marr, Nashville

1887: William H. Grainey (?).................... At Brockton, MA, umpire, hit by a pitch earlier in day
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1887: Michael Murphy (?).................... At Rochester, NY, struck on jugular vein by pitch 8/19
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1887: Jack Golden (?)....................Complications From a Beaning At Cedar Glade, AR
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1902: Kid Monroe (?) (Tri-State League)....................Crushed By A Train

1903: Henry Broad (?)....................(Deaf/Mute Minor Leaguer)....................Hit By A Train

1906: Thomas F. Burke (?) (Lynn, New England League)....................Fractured Skull / Beaned By Fall River Pitcher Joe Yeager

1906: Frank King (?) (Pennsylvania League)....................Run Over By A Train

1906: Herb Whitley (?) (Burlington Pathfinders, Iowa State League)....................Fractured Skull / Beaned By Waterloo Pitcher Fred Evans

1907: Edward Bowe (14)....................Killed By A Pitched Ball During A Game At Troy, NY

1907: William Steth (20)....................Hit on the head by a pitched ball and killed

1907: William Heibel (17)....................Struck And Killed by a bat during a game at Waverly, Ohio when the bat slipped out of the batters hand

1907: Clifford Clore (8)....................Struck In The Temple And Killed By A Bat That Was Being Swung By His 10 Year Old Brother at Ludlow, KY

1907: Dan McKean (?)....................(Captain of the Franklin Athletic)....................Struck in the mouth by a baseball during a game at Morristown, NJ on 8/17/1907

1907: Fred Stephenson (21)....................Fell dead from a heart attck after smacking an extra base hit at Ellendale, ND on 8/21/1907

1907: Joseph Briskey (?)....................(Savannah: South Atlantic League)....................Broke his neck in a diving Accident at Tybee Island, Georgia when he dived into shwllow water Diving

1907: Preston D. Jones (?)....................(Tarboro, NC)....................Jumped from a window while delirious

1909: Charles Pinkney (22)....................Killed By A Pitched Ball While Playing For Dayton (Ohio) Ball Club In September

1909: Charles Tenhuy (?) (Dayton, Central League)....................Fractured Skull / Beaned By Pitcher Hagerman Of Grand Rapids

1910: Philip Forney (Umpire Western Association)....................Hit Over The Left Eye, Died Of Paralysis

1911: Jerry O'Brien (47)....................Drowned

1914: Gardner Lowe (Minor League Pitcher)....................Infection Complications FROM BEING Hit By A Pitched Ball The Previous Summer

1920: Carl Jager (Amateur Player, Plainwell, MI)....................Hit In The Head By A Pitch, Died The Same Day As Ray Chapman

1920: Delos Peterman (26) (Pirates Minor Leaguer)....................Crushed By A Crane At A Foundry In Oakville, PA

1933: James P. McAndrews (New York-Penn League Umpire)....................Train Wreck

1934: Dave Seisler (63) (Outfielder for Peoria & Bloomington: Western Assiciaon / Des Moines: Western League....................Auto Accident

1936: George Tkach (Superior: Northern League)....................Hit By A Pitch

1938: Linus (Skeeter) Ebnet (23)....................Injuries From A Beaning Playing For Winnipeg Of The Northern League

1938: Charles Ray Tumelty (25) (Minor Leaguer)....................Injuries From A Collision At Home Plate

1939: Tom Toner (63) (Vicksburgh / Portsmouth / Petersberg / Great Falls / Decatur)....................Auto Accident

1939: Dutch Sherwood (52) (New Haven: Eastern League)....................Fractured Skull While Hunting

1940: Arne Karl (?) 1st baseman with Wright of the Upper Mississippi Valley League....................Injuries suffered after colliding with a teammate chasing a fly ball

1941: James W. Brown (28) (St. Paul: American Associtaion)....................Auto Accident

1941: Floyd Helms (21) (Amarillo: West Texas-New Mexico League)....................Struck By A Boom In An Oil Field Accident

1941: Bob Porter: (31) (Minor Leaguer Montreal International League / Little Rock - New Orleans Southern Association.................... Auto Accident

1942: Trammell Scott (56) (Former Southern Association President)...................Shot himself while hunting

1944: Russ Moore (?) (Middletown: Ohio State League)....................Mine Accident

1945: Jim Carrig (?)) (Outfielder with Lincoln of the Nebraska State League in 1922)....................Auto Accident

1945: Bill Hansen (24)) (Greenville Lions: Alabama State League / Fort Pierce Bombers: Florida East Coast League / Green Bay Blue Jays: Wisconsin State League)....................Killed In Action in Belgium in February, 1945

1945: Harlan Larsen (19) (Lockport, NY)....................Killed On Board The USS Indianapolis While Serving With The US Marines

1945: Harold G. Phillips (44) (Catcher In Piedmont League)....................Auto Accident

1945: Pete Zarilla (23 (Knoxville Smokies: Southern Asociation)....................US Army Air Force Plane Crash

1947: Jim "Stormy" Davis (20) (Ballinger: Longhorne League).....................Hemmorhage From A Beaning On 7/3/1947. Died 7 Days Later

1948: John Travis (?) (Rock Hill: Tri-State League)....................Truck Accident

1950: William Corvallis (20) (Dodgers Minor Leaguer)....................Toboggan / Auto Accident

1950: Rolland Lee Dunn (23) (Dodgers Minor Leaguer).....................Auto Accident

1950: Ralph "Monk" Fraser (20) (Minor Leaguer: Emporia Virginia).....................Auto Accident

1950: Jimmy Groh (19) (Grand Forks: Northern League).....................Auto Accident

1950: Jack Gutierrez (25) (Minor League Pitcher).....................Auto Accident in Havana, Cuba

1950: Clifford Janni (39) (Umpire: Arizona-Texas League).....................Auto Accident

1950: Robert E. Larkin (24) (0ttowa: Border League).....................Auto Accident

1950: Richard Paul Mix (26) (Giants Minor Leaguer).....................Auto Accident

1950: Bert M. Roseberry (20) (Minor Leaguer: Emporia Virginia).....................Auto Accident

1950: Tony Smeraglia (21) (Anniston: Southeastern League).....................Auto Accident

1950: Phillip Thompson (15) (Batboy 1950 Bartlesville Pirates, KOM League)....................Killed when his motorized bicycle was hit by a car

1951: William Coffey (21) (Fond du Lac: Wisconsin State League).....................Drowned

1951: Richard J. Conway (19) (Twin Falls Pioneer Club)....................Struck Over The Heart By A Thrown Ball During Pre-Game Practice

1951: Ottis Johnson (24) (Outfielder, Dothan: Alabama-Florida)....................Skull Fracture / Beaned By Headland Pitcher Jack Clifton

1951: Mickey Mahon (17) (Fond du Lac: Wisconsin State League).....................Drowned In A Boating Accident

1951: Andy Strong (23) (Crowley: Evangeline League)....................Struck By A Bolt Of Lightning During A Game At Alexandria, LA

1951: Jim Welch (36) (Umpire: West Texas-New Mexico League).....................Truck Collision

1952: Sam Still Brewer (28) (Brownsville: Gulf Coast League).....................Auto Accident

1952: David Lee Johnson (21) (Columbus: American Association).....................Deer Hunting Accident

1952: Michael Francis Martin (67) (Senators Scout).....................Auto Collision

1952: Sam Neal (50) (Caretaker Of Legion Field / Longview: Big State League)...................Electrocuted While Lowering A Flag At The Park

1952: Jack Rosen (36) (Secretary: Miami Beach, Florida: International League).....................Auto Collision

1953: Nicholas Chumbris (24) (Waycross: Georgia-Florida League)....................Gun Accident (Dropped And Accidentally Discharged A 30-30 Rifle)

1953: Red Crowder (23) (Birmingham: Southern League).....................Drowned

1953: Bill McMillan (22) (Souix City: Western League).....................Hunting Accident

1953: William Earl Rakes (24) (Reidsville: Carolina League).....................Car Overturned

1953: Edd Roberts (60) (Denver: Werstern League)....................Auto Accident

1953: Alfred Sahlberg (23) (Spokane: Western International League).....................Auto Accident

1953: Gilbert F. Shirk (22) (Pueblo: Western League).....................Auto Accident

1953: Patterson Ray Smith (20) (Orlando: Florida State League)....................Injuries From An Auto Accident

1954: Ray Cucchiarini (23) (Houston: Texas League).....................Auto Accident

1954: Carl Lee Hackford (24) (Charleston: Sally League).....................Electrocuted

1954: Vic Michalec (26) (Tallahassee: Florida International League).....................Drowned

1954: John W. Reese (?) (Boise: Pioneer League).....................Auto Accident

1954: Donald Robert Swanson (20) (St.Jean: Provincial League).....................Auto Accident

1955: Richard Avery (20) (Giants Minor Leaguer).....................Auto Accident

1956: Henry Holcombe (31) (Southern Association Umpire).....................Injuries From An Auto Accident Five Weeks Earlier

1956: Wilfredo Salas (32) (Veracruz: Mexican League).....................Auto Accident

1957: Joel Howard Parkey (18) (Bluefield: Appalachin League).....................Compications From An Auto Accident Five Weeks Earlier

1957: Grover Seitz (50) (Manager: Plainview / Southwestern League).....................Auto / Train Crash

1958: Ron Anastasio (22) (Minor: Northern League).....................Auto Accident

1958: Keith Friend (18) (Minor: Northern League).....................Auto Accident

1958: James H. Grieves (38) (GM: York /Eastern League).....................Auto Accident

1960: Tom Foley (38) (Minor League Broadcaster)....................Auto Accident

1960: Elio Ribet (18) (Palatka: Florida State League).....................Drowned

1961: Walter E. Cosgrief (47) (President: Salt Lake, PCL).....................Auto Accident

1961: Frank Jackson (21) (Pirates Minor Leaguer).....................Accidentally Shot

1961: Lionel Rodgers (20) (Fresno: California League).....................Auto Accident

1962: Bobby Joe Case (25) (Mobile: Southern Association).....................Auto Accident

1962: Al Hubbard (22) (Braves Minor Leaguer).....................Accidental Asphyxiation

1962: Roberto Vea (28) (Mexico City Tigers: Mexican League)....................Bus Accident

1964: Sammy Roy Fountain (26) (Pitcher / Durham: Carolina League)....................Bus Accident

1964: Gerald Highfill (13) (Batboy / Wenatchee: Northern League)....................Hit By A Line Drive In Pre-Game Practice

1964: Jerome Hummitzsch (23) (Pitcher / Austin: Texas League)....................Auto Accident

1964: Richard Tams (22) (Pitcher / Wytheville: Appalachin League)....................Auto Accident

1964: Larry Shoemaker (19) (Catcher / Quincey: Midwest League)....................Auto Accident

1965: Clarence F. 'Buddy' Teague (74) (Former Minor Leaguer: Waterbury / Portsmouth / Rocky Mount)....................Hit By A Car

1966: Reed Alan Raynor (18) (Dodgers Draft Pick)...................Auto Accident

1967: Robert Chindamo (21) (1St Base-Outfield / Medford: Northwest League)....................Drowned In The Snake River In Idaho

1967: Rickey Lane Davis (19) (Outfielder / Duluth-Superior: Northwest League)....................Auto Accident

1968: Michael McCready (19) (Pitcher / Mets Minor Leaguer)....................Auto Accident

1968: Asa Small (26) (Pitcher / Columbus: International League)....................House Fire

1969: Duncan Campbell (32) Pirates Minor Leaguer....................Killed in a road accident in Managua, Nicaragua on February 22, 1969

1969: Fred Celmer (52) Salem-Roanoke: Virginia State League....................Fell while repairing a roof

1969: Bill Seinsoth (22) (1st Baseman / Bakersfield: California League)....................Auto Accident

1974: Dennis Daboll (27) (Former Minor Leaguer).....................Fell and froze to death while hiking the Tanner Trail in the Grand Canyon in a snow storm

1974: Alfredo Francisco Edmead (18) Salem (Carolina League)....................Injuries from a Collision with a Teammate

1974: Bruce "Heinie" Heinbechner (23) (Angels Minor Leaguer).....................Auto Accident

1979: Mark Edward Weems (22) (Orioles Minor Leaguer).....................Drowned In The Carribean

1976: Richard Ferrell (21) (Catcher/Great Falls Of The Pioneer Rookie League).....................Auto Accident

1983: Tony Latham (20) (Red Sox Minor Leaguer: Winston-Salem/Carol League)....................Drowned While Shark Fishing

1984: Stephen Allen Reish (24) (Royals Minor Leaguer).....................Auto Accident

1985: Ramon Lora (30) (Phillies and Blue Jays Minor Leaguer).....................Auto Accident

1985: Bob Souza (22) (Tigers Minor Leaguer).....................Auto Accident

1988: Greg Ferguson (22) (A's Minor League Pitcher)....................Auto Accident

1996: Mike Diebold (22) (Tigers Minor Leaguer)....................Auto Accident After A Seizure

2001: Gerik Baxter (21) (San Diego Padres First-Round Draft Choice)....................Pick-Up Truck Accident Near Indio, CA

2001: Martin Boryczewski (29) (Former Tigers And Pirates Minor Leaguer)....................Killed At The W.T.C. (Cantor Fitzgerald Employee)

2001: Brian Cole (22) (Mets Double A Minor League Outfielder)....................Pick-Up Truck Accident

2001: Jody Gajewski (19) (Catcher: South East Missouri State University)....................Auto Accident

2001: Mark Hilde (18) (Oakland A's 2001 Draft Pick)....................Same Pick-Up Truck Accident That Killed Gerick Baxter

2001: Mike Weinberg (34) (Former Tigers Minor Leaguer)....................Killed at the W.T.C. Serving As A Member Of Engine 1, Ladder 24, NYFD

2002: Leif McKinley (30) (Former Red Sox Minor Leaguer)....................Lost At Sea

2003: Josh Brinkley (30) (Bangor Lumberjacks Hitting Coach) (Northeast League)....................Hit By A Car While Jogging

2003: Stephen Gates (27) (Media Relations Director For The Northeast League)....................Hit And Run Accident While Changing A Flat

2003: Leigh Neuage (20) (Former Dodgers Minor League Pitcher)....................Fell 15 Stories At A Sidney Australia Hotel

2003: Brandon Patch (18)....................Struck And Killed by a batted ball while pitching for the Miles City Mavericks Class (AA) Legion

2008: Luz Portobanco (28) Former New York Mets Farm Hand....................Auto Accident

2009: Max Limonick (23) El Paso Diablos Pitcher....................Auto Accident

2009: Chris Price (36) Former Royals Farm Hand....................Injuries From A Motorcycle Accident

2010: Rich Bristow (40) Former Mets Farm Hand....................Auto Accident

2010: Tim Carroll (52) Former Cubs/White Sox Farm Hand....................Drove his car into a ditch

2011: Dustin Kellogg (18)Astros Minor League Pitcher....................His truck was hit head-on by an 18 wheeler

2011: Greg Greene (17) Ribault High School, Jacksonville, FL....................died four days after being hit in the head while pitching batting practice

2012: Lou Colombo (85)Former Dodgers/Cardinals Minor Leaguer....................Auto Accident

2012: Hooks Badia (77)(Former Indians Minor Leaguer)....................Auto Accident

2012: Greg Beucher (48)Former Orioles/Dodgers Minor Leaguer....................Auto Accident

2012: Rick Felt (51)(Former Dodgers/Twins Minor Leaguer)....................Auto Accident

2014: Chris Franco (37)(Northern League)....................Auto Accident

2014: Tim Hunt (37)(Northern League/Western League)....................Off-Road Accident

2012: Chandler Laurent (26)(Former Rockies Minor Leaguer)....................Auto Accident (His car collided with the back of an 18-wheeler)