Bill Lee presents The Baseball Necrology - Live

My wife, LaVonne, and I spent a number of years researching the information that went into The Baseball Necrology, a book that was published by McFarland and Company, Publishers, in 2004. The intent of that research was to find what baseball players, whose playing careers are relatively short, did after their baseball careers. In most cases that information can only be found in obituaries. Consequently, our research became a “death” thing and was compounded when McFarland put the word “Necrology” into the title of the book. Thus, our research became a short abstract of obituaries (necrologies) for every player who had appeared in a major league game since 1876.

Since the book was published in 2004 baseball players have continued to die. From that time until the end of 2013 I continued to maintain current player’s deaths on this website that contains all the material in the book plus player’s deaths since the book was published. This website also contains photos of gravesite memorials for more than 2,000 players. An index to those player’s records that have gravesite photos may be found at

Sadly, the baseball necrology project came to a halt at the end of 2013 as more pressing projects, which had been put on the back burner, needed attention. So, with rare exception, short obituaries of every baseball player that ever appeared in a major league game since 1876 and had died prior to 2014 appears on this site. Just enter a player’s name, point, click and enjoy.

Bill Lee

Bad News  Galloway

Born 16 Sep 1887 in Iredell TX
Died 3 May 1950 at his home in Fort Worth TX
Interred Odd Fellows Cemetery, Georgetown TX. GPS Coordinates - N 30° 38.445' - W 97° 39.781'
Debut Date 24 Aug 1912. Infielder 1 Year.

Served in the U S military during World War I. He played, managed and umpired several years in the Texas League before becoming an inspector for the State Liquor Control Board in Fort Worth, Houston and San Angelo. Over his ten years in the Texas League he hit .322. During World War II he was a bedding inspector. Died from a heart attack. In 2005 he was inducted posthumously into the Texas League Hall of Fame.

Last Updated 4 Jul 2009.

Click here to see Bad News Galloway at Baseball Almanac

Click here to see Bad News Galloway at

Photo Courtesy of Dr. Fred Worth, Professor, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia AR