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Honorable mention and notable baseball deaths
Photo of Gary Carter and Marvin Miller

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter died of cancer on Feb. 16, 2012, and former union leader Marvin Miller died on Nov. 27, 2012 at age 95.

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Honorable mention for top stories: Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and Oakland A's rise from several losing seasons to make playoffs; Stephen Strasburg gets shut down despite pennant race; Boston implodes and trades Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett.

Notable baseball deaths of 2012

  • Gary Carter, 57, Hall of Fame catcher, on Feb. 16
  • Harry Wendelstedt, 73, former umpire, on March 9
  • Mel Parnell, 89, former pitcher, on March 20
  • Bill "Moose" Skowron, 81, former first baseman, on April 26
  • Johnny Pesky, 92, former Red Sox infielder, on Aug. 13
  • Champ Summers, 66, former outfielder, on Oct. 11
  • Eddie Yost, 86, former third baseman, on Oct. 16
  • Pascual Perez, 55, former pitcher, on Nov. 1
  • Lee MacPhail, 95, former executive and AL president, on Nov. 8
  • Marvin Miller, 95, former executive director of the MLBPA, on Nov. 27
  • Frank Pastore, 55, former pitcher and broadcaster, on Dec. 17
  • Ryan Freel, 36, former utility player, on Dec. 22
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