Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1956

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Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1956

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Cleveland, Ohio
05-07-1956
1909
1910
Burlington, Wisconsin
04-10-1956
1899
1910
Rock Island, Illinois
03-05-1956
1913
1914
St. Joseph, Missouri
02-14-1956
1921
1921
Oakland, California
04-26-1956
1905
1909
Brooklyn, New York
04-10-1956
1912
1912
Galesville, Wisconsin
04-20-1956
1914
1914
Vallejo, California
09-10-1956
1920
1928
Norcross, Georgia
11-22-1956
1925
1926
Las Vegas, Nevada
01-07-1956
1920
1920
Ogden, Utah
07-26-1956
1902
1902
Weymouth, Massachusetts
04-18-1956
1918
1919
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
02-19-1956
1909
1919
Monrovia, California
03-07-1956
1916
1916
Carter, Oklahoma
12-17-1956
1912
1912
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
05-04-1956
1902
1909
Minneapolis, Minnesota
10-13-1956
1915
1919
West Falmouth, Maine
08-14-1956
1901
1901
Hoboken, New Jersey
06-22-1956
1915
1915
Los Angeles, California
08-24-1956
1906
1915
Riviera Beach, Maryland
09-20-1956
1955
1956
Denver, Colorado
10-04-1956
1897
1899
Worcester, Massachusetts
07-10-1956
1925
1927
East Liverpool, Ohio
05-05-1956
1905
1906
Yuba City, California
04-04-1956
1909
1911
Cincinnati, Ohio
09-11-1956
1918
1918
Aurora, Colorado
03-01-1956
1935
1948
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
12-27-1956
1920
1921
Cleveland, Ohio
11-14-1956
1903
1903
Pomona, California
02-08-1956
1907
1907
St. Louis, Missouri
03-10-1956
1903
1916
Norwood Park, Illinois
02-13-1956
1903
1904
Dallas, Texas
01-26-1956
1912
1915
Seattle, Washington
12-24-1956
1905
1909
Spokane, Washington
05-22-1956
1898
1910
Chicago, Illinois
02-08-1956
1900
1913
West Lafayette, Ohio
11-09-1956
1883
1883
Cleveland, Ohio
06-15-1956
1911
1911
Somers Point, New Jersey
10-22-1956
1933
1933
Baltimore, Maryland
11-03-1956
1923
1932
Chicago, Illinois
07-25-1956
1925
1925
Somerville, Massachusetts
03-04-1956
1919
1919
Cumberland, Maryland
05-03-1956
1915
1915
Detroit, Michigan
11-20-1956
1924
1924
Lynn, Massachusetts
10-31-1956
1890
1890
Steubenville, Ohio
02-25-1956
1911
1915
Cleveland, Ohio
07-13-1956
1906
1909
Darby, Pennsylvania
02-23-1956
1901
1901
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
02-08-1956
1886
1896
Chillicothe, Ohio
09-06-1956
1911
1911
Phoenix, Arizona
12-12-1956
1908
1908
Hohenwald, Tennessee
09-24-1956
1913
1913
Georgetown, Ohio
01-10-1956
1896
1901
Cincinnati, Ohio
01-28-1956
1895
1904
Fresno, California
11-01-1956
1915
1916
Lyman, South Carolina
09-25-1956
1902
1902
Daytona Beach, Florida
03-02-1956
1907
1926
Temple, Texas
10-30-1956
1938
1938
Marion, Indiana
03-01-1956
1911
1911
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
08-12-1956
1909
1911
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
01-22-1956
1916
1916
Conroe, Texas
06-19-1956
1921
1921
Delaware City, Delaware
02-11-1956
1905
1905
St. Petersburg, Florida
10-26-1956
1910
1913
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
04-18-1956
1908
1908
San Francisco, California
03-05-1956
1936
1937
Minneapolis, Minnesota
05-06-1956
1904
1908
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
06-02-1956
1943
1944
Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
11-27-1956
1956
1956
Pontiac, Michigan
07-18-1956
1912
1912
San Francisco, California
04-16-1956
1930
1936
Marlborough, Massachusetts
04-09-1956
1911
1911
Los Angeles, California
09-04-1956
1909
1923
Cleveland, Mississippi
04-04-1956
1923
1923
Cleveland, Ohio
09-18-1956
1910
1910
Sacramento, California
07-09-1956
1912
1913
Hermosa Beach, California
05-27-1956
1924
1924
Detroit, Michigan
10-22-1956
1887
1906
Columbus, Ohio
02-17-1956
1894
1906
Montgomery, Alabama
07-30-1956
1927
1927
Malden, Massachusetts
11-30-1956
1928
1928
Oakland, California
08-05-1956
1914
1916
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
05-26-1956
1924
1944
Chicago, Illinois
05-10-1956
1899
1908
Akron, Ohio
09-12-1956
1913
1919
Tarpon Springs, Florida
03-20-1956
1906
1906
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
10-07-1956
1898
1898
Hunstville, Alabama
03-14-1956
1919
1931
West Los Angeles, California
06-02-1956
1905
1909
Dayton, Kentucky
09-22-1956
1894
1911
Greenville, Pennsylvania
08-07-1956
1905
1905
Greenville, Mississippi
04-05-1956
1924
1924
Alameda, California
06-03-1956
1915
1925
Washington, D.C.
08-31-1956
1931
1931
Chicago, Illinois
01-31-1956
1912
1920
Louisville, Kentucky
07-02-1956
1918
1922

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1956



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