Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1959

"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 1959

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

St. Petersburg, Florida
03-29-1959
1932
1944
Lubbock, Texas
10-16-1959
1910
1910
Superior, Wisconsin
07-20-1959
1936
1946
Mobile, Alabama
07-03-1959
1927
1930
Suitland, Maryland
01-28-1959
1924
1929
Burlington, Iowa
10-18-1959
1912
1912
Washington, D.C.
06-30-1959
1914
1914
St. Louis, Missouri
05-22-1959
1942
1948
Chicago, Illinois
06-17-1959
1914
1923
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
04-21-1959
1943
1948
St. Louis, Missouri
12-11-1959
1922
1937
Flagstaff, Arizona
09-03-1959
1922
1922
Clay Center, Kansas
10-16-1959
1927
1929
Los Angeles, California
05-25-1959
1901
1908
Galveston, Texas
04-17-1959
1914
1916
Charleston, South Carolina
09-28-1959
1906
1906
Elizabeth, New Jersey
04-05-1959
1921
1925
Melrose Park, Illinois
06-22-1959
1922
1922
Tampa, Florida
08-12-1959
1927
1935
West Haven, Connecticut
02-15-1959
1928
1932
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
08-04-1959
1908
1910
Los Angeles, California
04-15-1959
1897
1897
Princeton, New Jersey
07-29-1959
1893
1905
Bay Pines, Florida
05-05-1959
1916
1924
Boston, Massachusetts
07-16-1959
1913
1916
Mt. Holly, New Jersey
12-06-1959
1901
1911
Indianapolis, Indiana
09-28-1959
1910
1915
Hartford, Connecticut
06-14-1959
1926
1926
El Dorado, Kansas
12-16-1959
1913
1913
Cleveland, Ohio
01-08-1959
1914
1914
Kenosha, Wisconsin
08-07-1959
1914
1919
Baltimore, Maryland
06-15-1959
1915
1915
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
03-17-1959
1915
1930
Palm Springs, California
05-21-1959
1921
1921
Baltimore, Maryland
12-09-1959
1917
1917
Butner, North Carolina
05-03-1959
1906
1906
Matthews, Texas
02-26-1959
1922
1926
Waco, Texas
03-08-1959
1917
1917
St. Louis, Missouri
12-24-1959
1901
1903
Carmi, Illinois
04-07-1959
1923
1923
DeLand, Florida
10-29-1959
1898
1905
Orlando, Florida
01-14-1959
1898
1908
Providence, Rhode Island
03-11-1959
1923
1924
Peoria, Illinois
07-07-1959
1903
1906
Toledo, Ohio
07-11-1959
1911
1919
Houston, Texas
03-07-1959
1920
1920
Brooklyn, New York
08-12-1959
1922
1922
Plum Borough, Pennsylvania
12-10-1959
1914
1928
Breese, Illinois
04-14-1959
1912
1914
Wilson, North Carolina
10-10-1959
1910
1920
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
05-01-1959
1924
1924
Morgantown, West Virginia
05-15-1959
1895
1895
Seattle, Washington
06-13-1959
1906
1909
Elgin, Illinois
02-14-1959
1909
1910
Austin, Texas
02-21-1959
1903
1905
Montgomery, Alabama
06-24-1959
1938
1938
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
07-21-1959
1895
1901
San Diego, California
09-27-1959
1898
1898
St. Marys, Ohio
02-15-1959
1899
1899
Affton, Missouri
06-09-1959
1897
1905
Springfield, Massachusetts
05-18-1959
1905
1918
Adairville, Kentucky
01-02-1959
1909
1909
Tyler, Texas
05-15-1959
1924
1924
Nashville, Tennessee
08-27-1959
1921
1929
Sparta, Illinois
07-13-1959
1905
1905
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07-13-1959
1913
1926
Fairbury, Illinois
10-27-1959
1910
1914
Daytona Beach, Florida
02-07-1959
1896
1916
Port Wentworth, Georgia
08-08-1959
1905
1908
Dayton, Ohio
09-09-1959
1929
1929
Clinton, Illinois
12-11-1959
1904
1909
Cleveland, Ohio
11-28-1959
1893
1908
Alva, Oklahoma
08-07-1959
1907
1907
Phoenix, Arizona
12-07-1959
1914
1919
Los Angeles, California
06-17-1959
1908
1908
Kansas City, Missouri
05-06-1959
1921
1921
Belleville, Illinois
07-26-1959
1927
1932
Temple, Texas
09-08-1959
1910
1919
Boston, Massachusetts
07-25-1959
1911
1913
Scranton, Pennsylvania
08-12-1959
1901
1907
Elmira, New York
06-24-1959
1925
1925
Detroit, Michigan
10-16-1959
1920
1920
Riverside, California
05-18-1959
1912
1919
Cleveland, Ohio
02-12-1959
1907
1921
Bellflower, California
01-24-1959
1920
1920
Sacramento, California
05-28-1959
1916
1929
Kansas City, Missouri
10-27-1959
1915
1921
Atlantic City, New Jersey
02-20-1959
1918
1924
Paris, Mississippi
07-28-1959
1932
1933
Beaver, Pennsylvania
02-16-1959
1915
1915
Los Angeles, California
10-21-1959
1910
1910
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
07-16-1959
1936
1943
Swampscott, Massachusetts
11-28-1959
1930
1938
Berwick, Pennsylvania
07-22-1959
1908
1909
Logansport, Indiana
05-06-1959
1913
1915
Mobile, Alabama
07-25-1959
1919
1919
Durham, North Carolina
11-30-1959
1916
1929
Cleveland, Ohio
03-16-1959
1917
1918
Ancon, Canal Zone, Panama
05-22-1959
1900
1908
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
01-30-1959
1911
1912
St. Louis, Missouri
12-05-1959
1925
1926
Springfield, Massachusetts
11-15-1959
1912
1912
Fargo, North Dakota
11-18-1959
1909
1909
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
06-28-1959
1893
1912
Norristown, Pennsylvania
11-20-1959
1899
1911
Miami, Florida
05-30-1959
1907
1907
Newark, New Jersey
09-14-1959
1915
1918
Dayton, Ohio
05-29-1959
1925
1927
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
06-20-1959
1923
1923
Unicoi, Tennessee
09-20-1959
1911
1923
Pompano Beach, Florida
05-26-1959
1904
1917
St. Louis, Missouri
12-30-1959
1890
1893
Grants Pass, Oregon
01-22-1959
1915
1929
Laguna Beach, California
11-04-1959
1913
1920
Topsham, Maine
08-04-1959
1898
1903
Washington, D.C.
10-13-1959
1899
1899
Coral Gables, Florida
03-09-1959
1914
1915
Long Beach, New York
01-21-1959
1904
1915
Cleveland, Ohio
12-17-1959
1909
1915

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1959



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