Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1961

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Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1961

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Chicago, Illinois
02-12-1961
1927
1927
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
09-09-1961
1915
1927
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
04-23-1961
1908
1919
Atlanta, Georgia
02-15-1961
1902
1902
Fort Wayne, Indiana
06-20-1961
1916
1916
Allenwood, New Jersey
03-13-1961
1902
1902
St. Louis, Missouri
12-08-1961
1909
1909
San Francisco, California
12-17-1961
1911
1921
Taunton, Massachusetts
06-16-1961
1903
1903
Wichita, Kansas
04-08-1961
1926
1933
Detroit, Michigan
10-29-1961
1937
1937
McAlester, Oklahoma
01-31-1961
1925
1930
Jamestown, New York
09-15-1961
1920
1920
Grasonville, Maryland
11-23-1961
1908
1908
New Brunswick, New Jersey
01-14-1961
1919
1919
Atlanta, Georgia
07-17-1961
1905
1928
Washington, D.C.
08-12-1961
1899
1899
San Bernardino, California
06-26-1961
1910
1914
Wayland, Massachusetts
03-28-1961
1903
1903
Charlottesville, Virginia
02-23-1961
1901
1901
Tazewell, Virginia
04-15-1961
1913
1921
University Park, Texas
04-21-1961
1921
1924
Buffalo, New York
06-04-1961
1912
1915
Passaic, New Jersey
08-03-1961
1909
1915
Belleville, Illinois
04-15-1961
1925
1931
Atlanta, Illinois
05-11-1961
1926
1926
Indianapolis, Indiana
07-18-1961
1917
1921
San Francisco, California
04-14-1961
1903
1917
Miami, Florida
10-17-1961
1901
1902
Tuskegee, Alabama
02-03-1961
1915
1925
Lima, Ohio
12-25-1961
1901
1901
Chicago, Illinois
06-18-1961
1951
1951
Canby, Oregon
08-02-1961
1911
1912
Edna, Texas
04-27-1961
1913
1927
Camden, New Jersey
10-21-1961
1901
1905
Norwood, Ohio
10-04-1961
1910
1911
Indianapolis, Indiana
07-28-1961
1888
1899
Douglas, Michigan
03-28-1961
1902
1903
Elmhurst, New York
05-01-1961
1913
1913
Springfield, Ohio
05-16-1961
1905
1905
Monroe, Louisiana
11-27-1961
1909
1918
Golden, Colorado
11-06-1961
1906
1916
Brooklyn, New York
07-04-1961
1918
1918
Cambridge, Massachusetts
06-16-1961
1924
1928
Appleton, Wisconsin
01-26-1961
1895
1901
Birmingham, Alabama
02-02-1961
1925
1925
Cincinnati, Ohio
12-15-1961
1888
1902
Los Angeles, California
11-01-1961
1906
1918
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
09-26-1961
1914
1914
Ashtabula, Ohio
05-13-1961
1911
1911
Hamilton, Ohio
06-17-1961
1905
1905
Chattanooga, Tennessee
02-17-1961
1909
1922
St. Louis, Missouri
05-13-1961
1924
1924
New Orleans, Louisiana
09-23-1961
1916
1920
Brownsville, Texas
05-04-1961
1906
1906
Columbus, Ohio
11-17-1961
1912
1920
Kingsport, Tennessee
04-10-1961
1914
1918
Zephyrhills, Florida
01-28-1961
1910
1910
Lansing, Michigan
06-10-1961
1912
1915
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
05-17-1961
1905
1916
South Bend, Indiana
05-21-1961
1905
1906
San Gabriel, California
12-08-1961
1925
1937
St. Louis, Missouri
02-20-1961
1899
1905
Waltham, Massachusetts
08-18-1961
1914
1915
Los Angeles, California
12-31-1961
1935
1936
Dallas, Texas
07-27-1961
1912
1912
Kansas City, Missouri
02-19-1961
1910
1910
Three Lakes, Wisconsin
01-05-1961
1909
1920
Boston, Massachusetts
11-03-1961
1922
1931
Somerville, Massachusetts
12-05-1961
1902
1902
Ferris, Texas
03-01-1961
1910
1910
Brady, Texas
12-10-1961
1906
1914
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
08-17-1961
1914
1915
Haverhill, Massachusetts
09-20-1961
1904
1905
Houston, Texas
06-16-1961
1913
1914
Phoenix, Arizona
07-16-1961
1907
1914
LaJolla, California
11-24-1961
1922
1922
Los Angeles, California
11-04-1961
1894
1894
Frederick, Maryland
07-25-1961
1895
1895
Columbus, Ohio
11-28-1961
1901
1914
Dallas, Texas
08-02-1961
1908
1908
Mt. Vernon, New York
01-08-1961
1901
1901
Costa Mesa, California
01-28-1961
1914
1926
Bridgeton, New Jersey
09-09-1961
1905
1918
Durham, North Carolina
09-11-1961
1933
1933
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
03-13-1961
1909
1909
Washington, D.C.
01-15-1961
1928
1928
Albany, New York
05-22-1961
1917
1919
Glens Falls, New York
07-17-1961
1905
1917
Salina, Kansas
08-04-1961
1909
1909
El Dorado, Arkansas
01-08-1961
1933
1949
Montclair, New Jersey
12-25-1961
1944
1945
Nashville, Tennessee
08-29-1961
1904
1904
Reading, Pennsylvania
02-19-1961
1922
1923
Jackson, Mississippi
02-11-1961
1915
1915
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
05-17-1961
1910
1910
Cleveland, Ohio
05-28-1961
1913
1917
San Jose, California
02-26-1961
1910
1910
Los Angeles, California
02-19-1961
1925
1925
Orangeburg, South Carolina
06-05-1961
1908
1915
Freeport, Illinois
10-14-1961
1911
1911
Houston, Texas
05-15-1961
1913
1913
Evansville, Indiana
01-17-1961
1932
1935
Homosassa Springs, Florida
02-16-1961
1915
1935
New Orleans, Louisiana
01-30-1961
1917
1928
Shamokin, Pennsylvania
07-31-1961
1915
1916
Sandusky, Ohio
01-18-1961
1911
1912
New Haven, Connecticut
06-11-1961
1918
1923
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
05-08-1961
1913
1918
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
02-08-1961
1919
1919
York, Pennsylvania
04-09-1961
1919
1921

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1961



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