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  1. #101

    Eddie Joost

    Eddie Joost, who nearly saved the Philadelphia A's as their spark-plug shortstop, then managed the once-regal franchise in its final forlorn season here, died Tuesday in California at 94.

    Mr. Joost, a native San Franciscan, died in Fair Oaks, Calif., according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    A slick fielder, he played 17 major-league seasons for the Reds, Braves, A's, and Red Sox. Eight of those years were spent in Philadelphia.

    Mr. Joost was an American League all-star with the A's in 1949 and 1952, and was their player-manager in 1954. He had a career average of .239 with 134 homers and 601 RBIs.
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  2. #102

    Reno Bertoia

    WINDSOR, Ont. -- Reno Bertoia, a Windsor baseball legend and former member of the Detroit Tigers, died Friday morning at Windsor Regional hospital..

    A member of three different halls of fame, Bertoia was diagnosed with lymphoma in February.

    Born in Italy, Bertoia came to Windsor with his family as an infant.

    In 1953 the promising young infielder signed with the Detroit Tigers.
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  3. #103

    Bobo Osborne

    San Francisco Giants senior scouting consultant
    Bo Osborne died Friday, April 15, at the age of 75,
    according to The Sports Network. He had been
    a scout for the team for the last 19 years and had
    been in baseball for 58 years.

    Osborne played for the Detroit Tigers
    and Washington Senators from 1957 to 1963,
    hitting .206 with 17 home runs and 86 RBIs over
    359 career games. KFFL sends our condolences
    to relatives and friends.
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  4. #104

    Bill Kinnamon (umpire)

    KINNAMON, William E. 91, of Clearwater, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Morton Plant Hospital. Born in Lincoln, NE and graduated from Lincoln HS, he was in the Hall of Fame. He was also a graduate of Nebraska University. William was a United States Army veteran and a Major League Baseball Umpire in the American League. He was Methodist and a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church. He is survived by spouse, Grace Kinnamon; sons, Stephen K. Kinnamon and Peter (Mary) L. Kinnamon; step-daughter, Dona (David) Raucher; grandchildren Lindsey R. Kinnamon, Taylor N. Kinnamon, Michael Kinnamon, Theresa Kinnamon, Brian Kinnamon.
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  5. #105

    Stanley "Doc" Glenn (Negro Leaguer)

    "Philadelphia has lost a baseball legend. Stanley Glenn, who played for the Philadelphia Stars of the Negro League, passed away on Saturday, April 16.

    Ironically, Glenn died one day after Major League Baseball recently celebrated “Jackie Robinson Day.” Robinson broke the color line in baseball on April 15, 1947. He played for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League before signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    Glenn, a Yeadon resident, played against Jackie Robinson during his baseball career. He played for the Stars from 1944-1950. The man they call “Doc” was a terrific catcher. Prior to his passing, there were four surviving members of the Stars. Now, they’re only three: Mahlon Duckett, Bill Cash and Harold Gould."
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  6. #106

    Elmer Carter (Negro Leaguer)

    Elmer Carter, who overcame segregation in baseball and the military to be a top outfielder in the Negro leagues and a decorated World War II veteran, died Friday of heart failure. He was 100.

    Despite his age, Mr. Carter had sharp memories of his glory days as a catcher for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League. He enjoyed telling how he caught and argued with famed pitcher and teammate Satchel Paige. He gleefully recalled sweeping the New York Yankees in three exhibition games at Yankee Stadium.
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  7. #107

    Emilio Navarro (Negro Leaguer)

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Emilio "Millito" Navarro, believed to be the oldest living professional baseball player, died Saturday in his Caribbean homeland of Puerto Rico. He was 105.

    The former Negro Leagues star died while surrounded by relatives, said a statement from his family. He was hospitalized Wednesday in the southern coastal city of Ponce after having a small heart attack.

    Navarro was elected to the Puerto Rico Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Puerto Rican Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
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  8. #108

    Bobby Thompson

    Bobby La-Rue Thompson
    Mr. Thompson, age 57, of Charlotte died April 25, 2011 at his residence in Charlotte.
    Funeral service is 2:00pm Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Woodland Presbyterian Church. Visitation is 1:00pm at the church. Burial will be at Woodland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
    He was a graduate of Harding High School. He was the first black baseball player to go to the major league from Charlotte. He was a professional baseball player with the Texas Rangers.
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  9. #109

    Duane Pillette

    Duane Pillette, a pitcher on the Yankees' 1949 championship team who attended Santa Clara University, died Friday in San Jose of heart failure. He was 89.
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  10. #110

    Mike Krsnich

    Krsnich, Michael Born in West Allis, WI, Sept. 24, 1930. Passed away in Mesquite, NV, April 30, 2011. Survived by brothers Rocco (Kansas), Nick (Arizona) and Robert (Florida), and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, August and Joseph and parents, Peter and Filomena. Played professional baseball from 1950-1965 with Milwaukee Braves and Japanese major leagues. "Rest in peace, Mike!"
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  11. #111

    Dick Walsh (executive)

    Dick Walsh, former Los Angeles Dodgers Vice President, Commissioner of the North American Soccer League, General Manager of the California Angels and General Manager of numerous convention centers passed away on May 6 in Fullerton, Calif.

    Walsh, born in South Bend, Ind., in 1925, and raised in Evanston, Ill. He came to Los Angeles in 1937. He was an All-City third baseman at Los Angeles High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1943, was commissioned at Fort Benning the following year, spent 32 months in the South Pacific, and was discharged from the service as a first lieutenant in 1948.
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  12. #112

    Bill Bergesch (executive)

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Former Cincinnati Reds general manager Bill Bergesch, who also spent several years in the New York Yankees’ front office during a long career as a major league executive, has died. He was 89.

    The Yankees say Bergesch died Tuesday at a retirement home in Connecticut.

    Bergesch served as the Reds’ GM from 1984-87. Some of the players he acquired helped Cincinnati win the World Series in 1990.
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  13. #113

    Al Grunwald

    1955 Grunwald, Alfred Henry
    D: Jan 18 2011 Chatsworth, California
    Cemetery: Cremated, inurned at Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California
    Source: Funeral home (H9,R4)

    He died on January 18 of this year, however his death was not reported until recently. He pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1955 and the Kansas City Athletics in 1959, going 0-1 with a 6.63 ERA in nine games (one start). He allowed 25 hits and 18 walks in 19 innings of work. In the minors, he both pitched and played first base and had success at both positions.
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  14. #114

    Cardell Camper

    From SSDI
    b. 06 Jul 1952
    d. 07 Dec 2010 (P) 58 (California)
    (none specified) Arizona 527-92-9397

    Camper died December 7, 2010, however his death (at the age of 58) was not noticed until recently. He pitched for the Cleveland Indians in 1977 and went 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in three games. He collected his lone big league win in his very last game (and his only start), when he pitched 5 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays. He faced off against fellow rookie Jim Clancy and came out victorious. He pitched seven years in the minors, winning 59 games.
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  15. #115

    Mel Queen

    TORONTO (AP)—Mel Queen, a former Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach and manager who rejoined the organization in 2008 at its player development senior adviser, has died. He was 69.

    The cause of death was not divulged.

    Queen was an outfielder who became a pitcher and played for both the Cincinnati Reds (1964-69) and California Angels (1970-72). He posted a 20-17 career record with 389 innings pitched, 306 strikeouts, and a career earned run average of 3.14.
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  16. #116

    Jim Heise

    Jim Heise, a retired high school baseball coach and school administrator, was known for his way with students. When they misbehaved, Heise knew just how to talk to them to keep them in line while maintaining their friendship, colleagues said.

    "He was one of their advocates," said Bobby Marr, who worked with Heise at Winter Park High School.

    Florida Education Commissioner Eric Smith said Heise had a talent few administrators had.

    "He had the ability to be tough with the kids but still have a good relationship with them, joking and having fun," said Smith, a former Winter Park principal.

    Heise taught science and coached baseball at Boone High School for about 10 years and served as assistant principal at Winter Park for two decades. He retired in 2003.

    Heise, of Orlando, died April 21 of complications from surgery. He was 80.
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  17. #117

    Harmon Killebrew

    St. Paul, Minn. — Baseball fans in Minnesota are mourning a legend. Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74.

    Killebrew died peacefully, with his wife, Nita, and their family at his side, according to a statement from the Minnesota Twins.

    He had announced in December that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Last week, Killebrew announced that doctors had deemed his cancer incurable and he would no longer fight the "awful disease."
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  18. #118

    Jim Pyburn

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jim Pyburn, a former longtime Georgia football assistant coach, two-sports star at Auburn and outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles, has died.

    Georgia officials said Monday Pyburn, 78, died on Saturday night in Jasper, Ala., following a long illness.

    Pyburn was a defensive assistant under Vince Dooley at Georgia from 1964, Dooley's first year, through 1979. Pyburn son, Jeff, was a Georgia quarterback from 1976-79.
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  19. #119

    Carlos Pascual


    Carlos Pascual, known in the baseball world as "Patato''died on Thursday morning after a long illness that was complicated with pneumonia. He was 80 years old.

    Patato was born on March 13, 1930, at the Virgen del Camino, in Luyano, La Habana. From a young age was interested in playing baseball as a third baseman and shortstop Rail team.

    Despite being a good hitter and have skills as an infielder, pitcher Pascual became the power of his arm. He said "Luyano Canyon."
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  21. #121

    Paul Splittorff

    (just to follow standard format)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—Paul Splittorff, the big, blonde left-hander who became the winningest pitcher in Kansas City Royals history and a popular broadcaster for the team, died Wednesday of complications from skin cancer. He was 64.

    The Royals said Splittorff died at his home in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs, Mo. His family announced 10 days ago that he had been battling melanoma and oral cancer.

    “This is a very difficult day for our organization,” Royals owner and CEO David Glass said. “We will not only miss the insight and humor that he injected into every telecast, but most importantly we will miss his friendship. He epitomized class.”
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  22. #122

    Eugene Smith (Negro Leaguer)

    Eugene "Gene" Smith, who threw three no-hitters during his eight-year career in the Negro Leagues, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday (May 25, 2111) at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights. He was 95 and lived in Vinita Park.

    Mr. Smith was known as a power pitcher during a career that saw him play for several teams, including the St. Louis Stars, Atlanta Black Crackers, New York Black Yankees and the Cleveland Buckeyes. He pitched in the Negro Leagues from 1939 to 1950, but also took a three-year break to serve in the Army during World War II.
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  23. #123

    Bill Harris

    Harris, a man I called a close friend for more than 60 years, died at his home in Kennewick, Wash., Saturday morning. He was 80 years-old and the memory of his achievements and the way he handled success with grace and gratitude live on.

    I was in Caraquet attending the induction ceremonies for the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, of which Harris was a proud, honoured member, Saturday night when I received a stirring phone call from Billy's friend, Brian Worthington of Kennewick, Wash.
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  24. #124

    Jose Pagan

    Jose Pagan, who played 15 seasons in the majors between 1959 and 1973 with the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies, passed away Tuesday at his home in Sebring, Fla. He was 76.

    Pagan was born 1935 in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico and was signed at the age of 20 by the New York Giants in 1955, quickly following fellow countryman Roberto Clemente into organized baseball. Pagan was part of a crop of young Latin ballplayers that populated the Giants farm system, including future major leaguers Orlando Cepeda, Felipe Alou, Manny Mota, Julio Navarro and Tony Taylor.
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  25. #125

    Jim Northrup

    Jim Northrup was a Michigan native who grew up to become a hero to millions of Tigers fans.

    Northrup, who tripled in the winning run in the Game 7 of the 1968 World Series, died today at 71. According to a family spokesman, Northrup died after a seizure following several years of declining health and a recent move to an Alzheimer’s care facility in Grand Blanc.
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