Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1940

"If anybody talks about a dead guy during a broadcast, I'll sack 'em. I'm sick of dead guys. Whenever I turn on baseball, all I hear about is dead guys. If I hear a name, I'm going to ask: 'Is he dead?' And if he is, you're fired." - Fox Sports President David Hill in The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jonathan Fraser Light, 2005)
Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1940

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

St. Louis, Missouri
04-08-1940
1906
1910
Los Angeles, California
06-24-1940
1910
1919
Indianapolis, Indiana
01-20-1940
1884
1888
New York, New York
08-17-1940
1901
1901
Washington, D.C.
06-04-1940
1883
1886
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
01-22-1940
1884
1884
Freeland, Pennsylvania
02-26-1940
1903
1903
Peshastin, Washington
08-05-1940
1901
1901
Cincinnati, Ohio
12-03-1940
1890
1891
Sioux City, Iowa
11-14-1940
1913
1913
Troy, New York
04-28-1940
1894
1895
Lewistown, Montana
03-30-1940
1912
1912
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10-17-1940
1890
1909
St. Louis, Missouri
02-05-1940
1879
1882
Bolivar, New York
04-30-1940
1902
1911
Columbia, South Carolina
06-01-1940
1922
1924
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
09-01-1940
1904
1906
Los Angeles, California
12-07-1940
1906
1906
Cincinnati, Ohio
07-28-1940
1888
1898
Louisville, Kentucky
01-31-1940
1910
1910
Olympia, Washington
03-13-1940
1917
1930
Wendell, Idaho
05-08-1940
1896
1909
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
02-15-1940
1876
1884
Santa Ana, California
05-14-1940
1909
1912
San Francisco, California
08-24-1940
1911
1912
Worcester, Massachusetts
12-15-1940
1888
1901
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
04-22-1940
1902
1903
New Brunswick, New Jersey
11-18-1940
1884
1888
Lowell, Massachusetts
06-16-1940
1879
1884
Cincinnati, Ohio
07-19-1940
1901
1901
Boston, Massachusetts
08-03-1940
1938
1940
Frontenac, Missouri
08-14-1940
1918
1924
Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
08-28-1940
1908
1908
San Diego, California
03-07-1940
1913
1913
Lawrence, Massachusetts
09-25-1940
1890
1890
Dubuque, Iowa
01-12-1940
1888
1888
Detroit, Michigan
06-03-1940
1910
1913
Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania
01-05-1940
1883
1886
Norwood, Massachusetts
12-18-1940
1884
1891
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
03-02-1940
1886
1898
Waterbury, Connecticut
04-12-1940
1896
1902
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
09-14-1940
1890
1890
San Francisco, California
10-23-1940
1908
1912
Beacon, New York
07-16-1940
1899
1899
Asheville, North Carolina
06-24-1940
1916
1916
Ashland, Ohio
03-06-1940
1884
1884
Napa, California
02-05-1940
1916
1920
Boston, Massachusetts
01-03-1940
1897
1898
Manila, Philippines
10-09-1940
1894
1894
Carlyle, Illinois
12-22-1940
1917
1918
Columbus, Ohio
03-30-1940
1907
1918
Bridgeton, Rhode Island
11-05-1940
1902
1902
Baltimore, Maryland
02-15-1940
1911
1918
Adams, Massachusetts
04-08-1940
1905
1905
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
09-21-1940
1887
1887
St. Louis, Missouri
06-19-1940
1890
1890
St. Louis, Missouri
11-12-1940
1884
1901
London, Ontario, Canada
06-26-1940
1883
1884
New Castle, Pennsylvania
06-26-1940
1912
1915
Chicago, Illinois
10-05-1940
1890
1901
Newport, Kentucky
12-22-1940
1883
1884
El Paso, Texas
04-10-1940
1912
1917
Minneapolis, Minnesota
05-17-1940
1904
1908
Omaha, Nebraska
09-10-1940
1906
1909
Worcester, Massachusetts
07-03-1940
1893
1893
Norfolk, Virginia
08-13-1940
1911
1911
Los Angeles, California
01-03-1940
1889
1889
Portland, Oregon
07-22-1940
1904
1904
Boston, Massachusetts
02-21-1940
1890
1890
Webb City, Missouri
06-27-1940
1920
1920
Radiant, Virginia
07-13-1940
1927
1928
Malone, New York
03-22-1940
1902
1903
St. Louis, Missouri
09-03-1940
1926
1936
Columbus, Ohio
07-27-1940
1892
1893
Washington, D.C.
05-05-1940
1882
1886
Washington, D.C.
02-06-1940
1887
1887
Cincinnati, Ohio
07-05-1940
1896
1902
Boston, Massachusetts
07-28-1940
1901
1903
Washington, D.C.
09-15-1940
1884
1884

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1940



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