Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1966

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Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1966

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Little Rock, Arkansas
03-31-1966
1928
1929
Seattle, Washington
10-30-1966
1933
1945
Wilmington, Delaware
03-18-1966
1927
1928
Mansfield, Ohio
08-03-1966
1912
1917
Jefferson City, Tennessee
12-08-1966
1919
1919
Sycamore, Ohio
01-03-1966
1913
1914
Norfolk, Virginia
02-25-1966
1921
1933
Cincinnati, Ohio
11-07-1966
1914
1932
Freeport, New York
10-02-1966
1925
1941
Gloversville, New York
08-15-1966
1911
1925
Melrose, Massachusetts
06-02-1966
1909
1918
San Luis Obispo, California
08-04-1966
1911
1915
Long Beach, California
10-23-1966
1944
1945
Bronx, New York
02-14-1966
1909
1918
Toledo, Ohio
09-13-1966
1913
1918
Boston, Massachusetts
05-14-1966
1915
1915
Morro Bay, California
06-01-1966
1925
1926
Fort Wayne, Indiana
09-11-1966
1912
1912
Newton, Massachusetts
10-26-1966
1928
1931
Grand Rapids, Michigan
08-29-1966
1918
1927
Talladega, Alabama
04-25-1966
1922
1927
Cleveland, Ohio
07-22-1966
1905
1915
San Rafael, California
05-09-1966
1912
1912
Lone Pine, California
08-24-1966
1912
1917
Utica, New York
04-05-1966
1921
1922
Springfield, Ohio
01-31-1966
1908
1910
Detroit, Michigan
08-10-1966
1925
1933
Dallas, Texas
01-01-1966
1913
1920
San Diego, California
05-04-1966
1939
1953
Sandusky, Ohio
12-11-1966
1945
1952
Livingston, New Jersey
12-20-1966
1925
1935
Lafayette, Alabama
04-22-1966
1931
1947
Detroit, Michigan
07-05-1966
1933
1945
Syracuse, New York
10-23-1966
1922
1929
Albemarle, North Carolina
05-03-1966
1938
1938
Erie, Pennsylvania
04-12-1966
1895
1895
Columbus, Ohio
03-15-1966
1924
1926
Beloit, Wisconsin
10-10-1966
1916
1930
Raleigh, North Carolina
05-18-1966
1915
1917
Columbus, Ohio
08-01-1966
1910
1930
Memphis, New York
10-29-1966
1929
1930
St. Charles, Arkansas
11-24-1966
1923
1926
Savannah, Georgia
10-05-1966
1913
1913
Melrose, Massachusetts
04-12-1966
1905
1907
Aurora, Illinois
05-22-1966
1910
1915
Richmond, Virginia
07-30-1966
1913
1913
Linden, Texas
06-06-1966
1921
1921
Pensacola, Florida
10-06-1966
1930
1930
Hollywood, Florida
10-31-1966
1914
1914
Barnesville, Ohio
07-06-1966
1914
1935
Iowa City, Iowa
04-19-1966
1912
1913
Glendale, California
06-27-1966
1912
1922
Springfield, Pennsylvania
11-12-1966
1912
1912
Columbus, Ohio
03-14-1966
1911
1919
San Diego, California
04-06-1966
1919
1919
Chicago, Illinois
09-02-1966
1918
1920
Detroit, Michigan
06-04-1966
1914
1914
Buffalo, New York
01-15-1966
1957
1958
St. Louis, Missouri
02-18-1966
1920
1934
Orlando, Florida
07-15-1966
1908
1912
Richmond, California
04-04-1966
1923
1926
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
05-07-1966
1921
1936
Dallas, Texas
11-21-1966
1944
1945
East Chicago, Indiana
02-04-1966
1944
1945
Atlanta, Georgia
07-18-1966
1912
1912
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11-02-1966
1903
1910
Virginia Beach, Virginia
03-25-1966
1915
1920
Louisville, Kentucky
03-20-1966
1920
1930
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
06-08-1966
1918
1918
Fort Worth, Texas
06-18-1966
1917
1924
Northumberland, Pennsylvania
01-14-1966
1907
1907
Eldorado, Illinois
01-22-1966
1919
1920
Hamilton, Ohio
03-04-1966
1943
1943
Columbus, Ohio
03-24-1966
1915
1915
Little Rock, Arkansas
02-08-1966
1911
1920
Rochester, Pennsylvania
10-30-1966
1902
1903
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
10-23-1966
1935
1936
Starke, Florida
09-12-1966
1915
1915
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07-04-1966
1904
1904
Scranton, Pennsylvania
02-17-1966
1913
1915
LaMesa, California
07-01-1966
1921
1923
Tupelo, Mississippi
01-10-1966
1927
1930
Lancaster, South Carolina
03-09-1966
1943
1951
St. Paul, Minnesota
08-25-1966
1912
1912
Dayton, Ohio
09-29-1966
1906
1914
Lincoln, Nebraska
05-26-1966
1914
1917
Sacramento, California
08-29-1966
1914
1927
Atlanta, Georgia
10-11-1966
1911
1919
Miami, Florida
06-25-1966
1923
1923
Rhinebeck, New York
03-09-1966
1907
1911
Baltimore, Maryland
09-25-1966
1914
1914
Enid, Oklahoma
06-26-1966
1922
1931
Crownsville, Maryland
02-14-1966
1912
1913
Milton, Pennsylvania
04-01-1966
1920
1921
Los Angeles, California
01-29-1966
1920
1930
Detroit, Michigan
10-17-1966
1940
1953
Detroit, Michigan
10-04-1966
1938
1949
Chicago, Illinois
05-29-1966
1908
1921
Oswego, New York
07-13-1966
1905
1905
East St. Louis, Illinois
06-14-1966
1927
1936
Avon By The Sea, New Jersey
01-15-1966
1920
1920
Freeland, Washington
05-30-1966
1934
1935
Hayward, California
06-20-1966
1911
1915
Cottonwood, Arizona
04-24-1966
1914
1914
Ironton, Ohio
12-04-1966
1911
1913
Omaha, Nebraska
09-05-1966
1920
1922
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
07-26-1966
1921
1928
Ipswich, Massachusetts
12-13-1966
1911
1911
New Hyde Park, New York
08-25-1966
1944
1952

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1966



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