The Baseball Necrology

The Post-Baseball Lives and Deaths of More Than 7,600 Major League Players and Others


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About the Book

During his playing career, a baseball player’s every action on the field is documented—every at bat, every hit, every pitch. But what becomes of a player after he leaves the game? This exhaustive reference work briefly details the post-baseball lives of some 7,600 major leaguers, owners, managers, administrators, umpires, sportswriters, announcers and broadcasters who are now deceased. Each entry tells the date and place of the player’s birth, the number of seasons he spent in the majors, the primary position he played, the number of seasons he spent as a manager in the majors (if applicable), his post-baseball career and activities, date and cause of his death, and his final resting place.

About the Author(s)

Baseball enthusiast and history researcher Bill Lee lives in Foley, Alabama. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Bibliographic Details

Bill Lee
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 525
Bibliographic Info: appendix, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2009 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4239-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0930-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Introduction      1

The Necrology      5

Appendix: Ballplayers by Cemetery      445

Bibliography      517

Book Reviews & Awards

“in the crowded field of baseball reference books, this one finds a niche…recommended”—Choice; “thoroughly researched…a handy reference…a fun book to thumb through…massive”—Southside Journal; “admirable…impressive”—The Herald Journal; “nicely produced”—Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas); “unusual…charming”—ForeWord Magazine; “recommended”—ARBA.