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

Earl  Moore

Born 29 Jul 1877 in Pickerington OH
Died 28 Nov 1961 at Woodlawn Manor in Columbus OH
Interred Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg OH. Location - Block M, Section 545, Grave 2. GPS Coordinates - N 39° 57.174' - W 82° 46.983'
Debut Date 25 Apr 1901. Pitcher 14 Years.

Served in the U S Army Quartermaster Corps during World War I. He pitched a nine-inning no hitter in 1901, but lost the game 4-2 in the 10th inning. He was a clerk in the sporting goods department of a Cleveland department store. Died from arteriosclerotic heart disease.

Last Updated 5 Oct 2011.

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