Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1948

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Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1948

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Gantt, South Carolina
12-08-1948
1928
1928
Glen Rock, New Jersey
03-24-1948
1893
1896
Denver, Colorado
01-14-1948
1883
1883
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
08-20-1948
1907
1915
Dearborn, Michigan
12-03-1948
1920
1920
New Haven, Connecticut
08-09-1948
1919
1919
Romeo, Michigan
11-30-1948
1895
1909
Terre Haute, Indiana
02-14-1948
1903
1916
Baltimore, Maryland
03-10-1948
1893
1897
San Antonio, Texas
05-20-1948
1910
1910
Bridgeport, Connecticut
12-03-1948
1895
1895
Oakland, California
03-17-1948
1902
1902
Baltimore, Maryland
09-08-1948
1904
1904
Omaha, Nebraska
10-01-1948
1892
1894
Bridgton, Maine
08-26-1948
1904
1905
Zanesville, Ohio
01-08-1948
1917
1920
Cloquet, Minnesota
09-17-1948
1910
1910
Oriskany, New York
02-10-1948
1905
1905
Paterson, New Jersey
05-02-1948
1897
1900
Van Nuys, California
02-16-1948
1897
1898
Chicago, Illinois
08-14-1948
1923
1935
Lynnhaven, Virginia
12-06-1948
1897
1899
Detroit, Michigan
07-26-1948
1908
1908
Cincinnati, Ohio
04-17-1948
1902
1903
Jersey City, New Jersey
09-18-1948
1904
1913
Springfield, Ohio
05-08-1948
1890
1895
Cleveland, Ohio
01-23-1948
1930
1943
Castle Point, New York
09-23-1948
1917
1918
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
10-28-1948
1909
1918
Bridgeport, Connecticut
11-22-1948
1923
1923
Troy, New York
06-26-1948
1911
1915
Catonsville, Maryland
10-12-1948
1887
1887
San Francisco, California
08-29-1948
1906
1906
Belleville, Illinois
02-19-1948
1909
1918
Seattle, Washington
07-11-1948
1911
1911
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07-18-1948
1902
1902
Chicago, Illinois
12-29-1948
1901
1901
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
09-03-1948
1900
1902
Bordentown, New Jersey
10-07-1948
1913
1913
Little Rock, Arkansas
01-09-1948
1925
1928
Hines, Illinois
04-01-1948
1912
1912
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
04-16-1948
1914
1915
Brownsville, Pennsylvania
07-01-1948
1912
1915
Eloise, Michigan
03-30-1948
1901
1901
Cleveland, Ohio
10-20-1948
1909
1909
Cranston, Rhode Island
05-07-1948
1898
1898
Highland Park, Michigan
01-31-1948
1911
1911
Everett, Washington
09-26-1948
1921
1921
Westbrook, Maine
08-09-1948
1907
1915
Chicago, Illinois
06-05-1948
1893
1907
Saco, Maine
02-01-1948
1892
1892
Chicago, Illinois
03-23-1948
1906
1906
Cincinnati, Ohio
11-01-1948
1914
1914
Rocky Springs, Louisiana
02-29-1948
1909
1915
Downsville, New York
08-19-1948
1904
1907
Lynchburg, Virginia
10-08-1948
1895
1909
Fort Worth, Texas
12-26-1948
1926
1927
San Francisco, California
12-27-1948
1910
1910
New York, New York
01-30-1948
1912
1934
Kansas City, Missouri
08-13-1948
1907
1907
Washington, D.C.
11-04-1948
1930
1945
Harrington, Maine
02-21-1948
1888
1891
Hartford, Connecticut
11-18-1948
1898
1898
New York, New York
08-16-1948
1914
1935
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
01-04-1948
1908
1914
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
05-18-1948
1910
1910
Bridgeport, Connecticut
07-19-1948
1919
1921
Sullivan, Indiana
06-10-1948
1909
1909
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
07-05-1948
1884
1884
East McKeesport, Pennsylvania
11-07-1948
1911
1911
Hudson Falls, New York
07-29-1948
1923
1924
Cambridge, Massachusetts
05-26-1948
1907
1914
Covington, Kentucky
10-24-1948
1902
1911
Orlando, Florida
07-27-1948
1902
1916
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
03-18-1948
1914
1916
Evansville, Indiana
08-07-1948
1909
1909
Bronx, New York
11-15-1948
1915
1915
Baltimore, Maryland
11-23-1948
1923
1934
Columbus, Ohio
06-12-1948
1917
1923
Bridgeport, Connecticut
04-27-1948
1905
1905

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1948



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