Major League Baseball pitcherDied when: 56 years 124 days (676 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Max Von McDaniel (April 18, 1939 – August 20, 1995) was an American professional baseball player.Initially a right-handed pitcher, he was a rookie sensation at age 18 when, just days out of high school, he pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout for the St.
Louis Cardinals in his first Major League (MLB) start against the defending National League champion Brooklyn Dodgers on June 21, 1957.McDaniel went on to have a sparkling debut season in the Majors.
Winning his first four decisions, he pitched 19 consecutive scoreless innings, bested his first start by recording a one-hitter, and posted a 7–5 win–loss record and a 3.22 earned run average in 17 games and 862⁄3 innings pitched.
But a breakdown in his pitching mechanics resulted in severe control problems that curtailed both his mound and MLB careers and caused him to eventually become a third baseman in minor league baseball.