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ObituaryPlayerYear of Death
____, Hall of Fame third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1920's and 30's died today at the age of 72.1972
____, the Hall of Famer who was the last player to bat .400 in the National League, died yesterday in Florida.1989
He stood just 5 feet 6, but ______ was bigger than life to Yankee fans, who mourned his death with tears and smiles.2007
_____, who achieved fame as a baseball pitcher with the Providence club of the National League died at his home in Bloomington,Ill., yesterday afternoon.1897
_____, the HOF ss who bedeviled pitchers for 20 years with the White Sox and astounded the baseball world by hitting a HR in an old timers game at the age of 75, died yesterday.1991
_____, the Hall of Fame outfielder often remembered as the batter whose line drive helped end the pitching career of Dizzy Dean, died Tuesday night in Providence Hospital.1983
_____, former second baseman for the White Sox, who was the American League MVP in 1959 died today at University Hospital.1975
_____, star first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals in the Nineteen Twenties, died of a heart attack today in a downtown parking lot.1959
_____, the top National League catcher of his day whose career was cut short by an automobile accident that left him paralyzed died Saturday night at his home.1993
_____, the younger part of a brother combination in baseball's Hall of Fame, died today at Presbyterian Hospital of complications related to emphysema.1982
_____, the most powerful switch-hitter in baseball history and the successor to Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio as the symbol of the Yankees, died of cancer yesterday in Dallas.1995
On the day _____ retired, he tried reassuring everyone that the sadness of losing sight in his right eye wouldn't diminish the spirit fans shown for 12 seasons with the Twins.2006
_____, star outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, died late last night in the crash of a cargo plane carrying relief supplies to the victims of the earthquake in Managua.1972
_____, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame who as a star pitcher with Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's in the 1920's and '30's who won 300 major-league games, died last night.1975
_____, baseball hero of the past whose base-stealing and run-scoring records still stand, died yesterday at the age of 74.1940
ObituaryPlayerYear of Death
_____, the tempestuous slugger of the Boston Red Sox who was the last man to bat .400 and was perhaps the greatest hitter in baseball history, died yesterday in Inversess, Fla.2002
_____, a National League umpire for 24 years and a member of baseball's Hall of Fame, died today.1989
_____, the Braves' HOF 3rd baseman who hit 512 home runs and teamed with Hank Aaron to form the most productive power-hitting combination in baseball history died yesterday.2001
_____, the Hall of Fame baseball player who ranked 3rd on the list of career home runs, died today at the age of 59.1967
_____, the No. 1 player elected to baseball's Hall of Fame and probably the greatest star in the game's history, died today.1961
_____, the HOF right-hander who helped pitch the A's and Yankees to 6 pennants in the '70's, hurled a perfect game and was part of an economic revolution in sports, died yesterday.1999
The 'Little Napolean' of the baseball diamond, who led the New York Giants through 30 successful years, passed away at 11:50am in his sixty-first year.1934
_____, 35, the Negro 'Babe Ruth,' died today of a stroke.1947
_____, former strikeout king of the American League and a member of baseball's official Hall of Fame died late tonight of a brain tumor.1946
_____, a former star catcher for the Chicago Cubs and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, died yesterday at Lutheran General Hospital in suburban Park Ridge today, his 72nd bir1972
_____, the Detroit Tigers' Hall of Fame left-hander and the only pitcher to win two consecutive MVP awards died yesterday in Providence Hospital.1998
_____, the hulking Hall of Fame first baseman who moved with feline grace and carried a big stick in St. Louis and New York in the 1930's, 40's and 50's, died in his sleep.1993
_____, renowned for his prodigious home runs and revered by his teammates as a leader in a Hall of Fame career that spanned 21 seasons with the Pirates, died of a stroke yesterday.2001
_____, the unassuming Detroit Tiger whose .320 batting average was quietly overshadowed by his reputation as one of baseball's most accomplished second baseman, died Thursday.1993
_____, the baseball Hall of Fame pitcher who won 253 games for the New York Giants with his masterful screwball, died yesterday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. 1988

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