Famous Baseball Players Who Died in 2011

Posted Nov 22, 2011 by Hollie_Woods
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  1. Duke Snider

    Duke Snider


    Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider (September 19, 1926 – February 27, 2011), nicknamed "The Silver Fox" and "The Duke of Flatbush", was an American professional baseball player. He spent most of his Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1947–62), and the New York Mets (1963) and San Francisco Giants (1964) as a center fielder.

  2. Adam Ottavino

    Adam Ottavino


    Adam Robert Ottavino (born November 22, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010.

  3. Harmon Killebrew

    Harmon Killebrew


    Harmon Clayton Killebrew (/ˈkɪlɨbr/; June 29, 1936 – May 17, 2011), nicknamed "The Killer" and "Hammerin' Harmon", was an American professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and left fielder. During his 22-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Minnesota Twins, Killebrew was a prolific power hitter who, at the time of his retirement, was second only to Babe Ruth in American League (AL) home runs and was the AL career leader in home runs by a right-handed batter (since broken by Alex Rodriguez). He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.

  4. Greg Halman

    Greg Halman


    Gregory Anthony "Greg" Halman (August 26, 1987 – November 21, 2011) was a Dutch professional baseball outfielder. He played with the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He also played internationally with the Dutch national team, playing in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

  5. Gus Zernial

    Gus Zernial


    Gus Edward Zernial (June 27, 1923 – January 20, 2011) was a professional baseball outfielder. A right-handed batter, he played eleven seasons in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox (1949–51), Philadelphia Athletics (1951–54), Kansas City Athletics (1955–57) and Detroit Tigers (1958–59), primarily as a left fielder. He was billed as the "New Joe DiMaggio."

  6. Greg Goossen

    Greg Goossen


    Gregory Bryant Goossen (December 14, 1945 – February 26, 2011) was an American catcher and first baseman in Major League Baseball, playing from 1965 through 1970 for four different clubs in the American and National leagues. Listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 210 lb, he batted and threw right-handed. He is the brother of Goossen-Tutor founders Dan and Joe Goossen.

  7. Al Grunwald

    Al Grunwald


    Alfred Henry Grunwald ["Stretch"] (February 13, 1930 – January 18, 2011) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball in 1955 and 1959. He also played one season in Nippon Professional Baseball in 1962.

  8. Bob Rush

    Bob Rush


    Robert Ransom Rush (December 21, 1925 – March 19, 2011) was a professional baseball player who pitched in Major League Baseball from 1948 to 1960.

  9. Mitchell Page

    Mitchell Page


    Mitchell Otis Page (October 15, 1951 – March 12, 2011) was a Major League Baseball player. He finished second to Hall of Famer Eddie Murray in American League Rookie of the Year balloting when he came up with the Oakland Athletics in 1977.

  10. Bobo Osborne

    Bobo Osborne


    Larry Sidney "Bobo" Osborne (October 12, 1935 – April 15, 2011) was an American professional baseball player and scout. A first baseman and third baseman, Osborne appeared in 359 games over six seasons in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers (1957–59; 1961–62) and Washington Senators (1963). He batted left-handed, threw right-handed, and was listed at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and 205 pounds (93 kg).

  11. Woodie Fryman

    Woodie Fryman


    Woodrow Thompson Fryman (April 12, 1940 – February 4, 2011) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. A two-time National League All-Star, he is best remembered as the mid-season acquisition that helped lead the Detroit Tigers to the 1972 American League Championship Series.

  12. Jim Northrup

    Jim Northrup


    James Thomas Northrup (November 24, 1939 – June 8, 2011), nicknamed the "Silver Fox" due to his prematurely graying hair, was a Major League Baseball outfielder and left-handed batter who played for the Detroit Tigers (1964–74), Montreal Expos (1974) and Baltimore Orioles (1974–75).

  13. Eddie Joost

    Eddie Joost


    Edwin David Joost (June 5, 1916 – April 12, 2011) was a shortstop and manager in American Major League Baseball. In 1954, Joost became the third and last manager in the 54-year history of the Philadelphia Athletics. Under Joost, the A's finished last in the American League and lost over 100 games. After that season, they relocated to Kansas City.

  14. Reno Bertoia

    Reno Bertoia


    Reno Peter Bertoia (January 8, 1935 – April 15, 2011) was an Italian-born professional baseball player, playing infield for the Detroit Tigers (1953–58 and 1961–62), Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins (1959–61) and Kansas City Athletics (1961).

  15. Mike Flanagan

    Mike Flanagan


    Michael Kendall Flanagan (December 16, 1951 – August 24, 2011) was an American left-handed pitcher, front office executive, and color commentator. With the exception of four years with the Toronto Blue Jays (198790), he was with the Baltimore Orioles for his entire career in Major League Baseball (MLB).

  16. Ryne Duren

    Ryne Duren


    Rinold George "Ryne" Duren (February 22, 1929 – January 6, 2011) was an American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball.

  17. Benny McCoy

    Benny McCoy


    Benjamin Jenison McCoy (November 9, 1915 – November 9, 2011) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers (1938–1939) and Philadelphia Athletics (1940–1941). Listed at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m). 170 lb., he batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Jenison, Michigan.

  18. Bob Forsch

    Bob Forsch


    Robert Herbert Forsch (January 13, 1950 – November 3, 2011) was an American right-handed starting pitcher who spent most of his sixteen years in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the St. Louis Cardinals (1974–1988) before finishing his playing career with the Houston Astros (1988–1989). He was a member of the 1982 World Series Champions and National League (NL) pennant winners in 1985 and 1987.

  19. Charlie Lea

    Charlie Lea


    Charles William Lea (December 25, 1956 – November 11, 2011) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1980 through 1988, Lea played for the Montreal Expos (1980–84, 1987) and Minnesota Twins (1988). He batted and threw right-handed.

  20. George Crowe

    George Crowe


    George Daniel Crowe (March 22, 1921 – January 18, 2011) was a Major League first baseman. He attended Franklin High School in Franklin, Indiana, graduated from Indiana Central College, now the University of Indianapolis, in 1943 and played baseball and basketball. He was the first Indiana "Mr. Basketball". He was a first baseman with a nine-year career from 1952–1953, 1955–1961 and played for the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinnati Redlegs and St. Louis Cardinals (all of the National League). Crowe hit 31 home runs in 1957, filling in most of the season for the injured Ted Kluszewski.

  21. Gino Cimoli

    Gino Cimoli


    Gino Nicholas Cimoli (December 18, 1929 – February 12, 2011) was an American professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Braves, Kansas City Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, and California Angels from 1956 through 1965. He was an MLB All-Star in 1957, and a member of the 1960 World Series champions.

  22. Marty Marion

    Marty Marion


    Martin Whiteford Marion (December 1, 1916 – March 15, 2011) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played as a shortstop in Major League Baseball from 1940 to 1953. Marion played with the St. Louis Cardinals for the majority of his career before ending with the St. Louis Browns as a player-manager. He later became the manager of the Chicago White Sox.

  23. Matty Alou

    Matty Alou


    Mateo "Matty" Rojas Alou (December 22, 1938 – November 3, 2011) was a Dominican outfielder who spent fifteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the San Francisco Giants (1960–1965), Pittsburgh Pirates (1966–1970), St. Louis Cardinals (1971–1972, 1973), Oakland Athletics (1972), New York Yankees (1973) and San Diego Padres (1974). He also played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) with the Taiheiyo Club Lions from 1974 through 1976.

  24. Dave Sisler

    Dave Sisler


    David Michael Sisler (October 16, 1931 – January 9, 2011) was a professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1956 through 1962. Early in his career, Sisler was a starter, then later was used as a middle reliever and occasionally as a closer. He reached the majors in 1956 with the Boston Red Sox after he completed a two-year obligation in the active military. After three-and-a-half seasons with the Red Sox, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers in 1959 and served the team through the 1960 season. Before the 1961 season, he was selected by the Washington Senators in the 1960 Major League Baseball expansion draft, for whom he played the 1961 season. He was then traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 1962, playing one season at the major league level, and one in their minor league system.

  25. Ron Piche

    Ron Piche


    Ronald Jacques Piché (May 22, 1935 – February 3, 2011) was a professional baseball player who pitched in the major leagues from 1960 to 1966. He played for the Milwaukee Braves, California Angels and St. Louis Cardinals. Ron had one hit in his six-year MLB career, with a career .024 batting average.

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