Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1969

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Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1969

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
09-10-1969
1905
1910
Carson City, Nevada
11-05-1969
1912
1912
Indianapolis, Indiana
11-20-1969
1911
1917
Norway, Maine
10-06-1969
1914
1914
Olney, Maryland
10-24-1969
1913
1927
Cincinnati, Ohio
10-26-1969
1948
1951
Staunton, Virginia
10-16-1969
1932
1932
Mobile, Alabama
08-30-1969
1926
1932
Kenedy, Texas
05-21-1969
1913
1914
Tulsa, Oklahoma
03-18-1969
1916
1916
Portsmouth, Ohio
01-23-1969
1905
1915
Joliet, Illinois
04-28-1969
1910
1910
Tulsa, Oklahoma
05-21-1969
1923
1924
West Trenton, New Jersey
08-05-1969
1904
1905
Ottawa, Illinois
10-28-1969
1910
1911
Towson, Maryland
11-16-1969
1908
1915
Jessup, Pennsylvania
04-02-1969
1943
1945
Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
08-19-1969
1939
1949
Lewiston, Maine
07-08-1969
1906
1916
Fresno, California
04-19-1969
1904
1905
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
03-16-1969
1967
1967
Daytona Beach, Florida
01-06-1969
1911
1919
Detroit, Michigan
05-05-1969
1905
1920
Beaumont, Texas
03-20-1969
1911
1912
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
04-19-1969
1940
1944
Santa Ana, California
11-30-1969
1943
1943
Fayetteville, North Carolina
10-06-1969
1920
1925
Arnold, Pennsylvania
09-03-1969
1910
1910
Lancaster, South Carolina
12-10-1969
1906
1906
St. Paul, Minnesota
07-04-1969
1902
1905
Hartford, Connecticut
10-23-1969
1944
1952
Bend, Oregon
11-10-1969
1922
1922
Warwick, Rhode Island
11-30-1969
1913
1921
Bastrop, Louisiana
11-11-1969
1912
1912
Portland, Oregon
07-27-1969
1947
1949
Birmingham, Alabama
08-05-1969
1924
1924
Chattanooga, Tennessee
06-12-1969
1912
1920
Brandon, Florida
11-10-1969
1921
1921
Bath, Maine
07-13-1969
1917
1917
Weehawken, New Jersey
06-10-1969
1942
1944
Peoria, Illinois
01-11-1969
1922
1922
St. Paul, Minnesota
11-24-1969
1931
1934
Clinton, South Carolina
11-07-1969
1919
1928
Marietta, Georgia
09-30-1969
1930
1930
Red Bank, New Jersey
05-28-1969
1909
1918
Murphysboro, Illinois
09-18-1969
1938
1947
Quincy, Florida
06-30-1969
1937
1937
Cincinnati, Ohio
02-23-1969
1913
1930
Grand Rapids, Michigan
07-05-1969
1914
1918
Dallas, Texas
03-21-1969
1930
1946
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10-09-1969
1954
1964
Torrance, California
03-23-1969
1938
1945
Winchester, Virginia
02-16-1969
1926
1929
Chicago, Illinois
08-19-1969
1892
1892
Torrance, California
02-13-1969
1924
1924
Santa Cruz, California
06-17-1969
1912
1918
Blackwell, Oklahoma
10-13-1969
1906
1906
Tokyo, Japan
05-27-1969
1958
1964
Paterson, New Jersey
10-27-1969
1915
1932
Denver, Colorado
06-03-1969
1928
1929
Cincinnati, Ohio
04-11-1969
1911
1914
Casselberry, Florida
01-18-1969
1916
1916
Roundup, Montana
12-13-1969
1912
1912
River Grove, Illinois
11-26-1969
1941
1949
Norristown, Pennsylvania
05-02-1969
1934
1934
Haines City, Florida
09-29-1969
1898
1918
West Palm Beach, Florida
02-01-1969
1915
1915
Charlotte, North Carolina
11-27-1969
1922
1922
Harrison, Michigan
10-09-1969
1929
1934
Bucyrus, Ohio
05-07-1969
1938
1947
Anderson, South Carolina
07-23-1969
1926
1936
Portland, Maine
03-17-1969
1943
1943
Berkeley, California
08-11-1969
1917
1927
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
08-30-1969
1932
1934
Marion, South Carolina
09-28-1969
1922
1929
Larkspur, California
11-01-1969
1927
1927
St. Louis, Missouri
12-23-1969
1918
1918
Brockton, Massachusetts
04-23-1969
1928
1928
Louisville, Kentucky
04-29-1969
1917
1918
Dunmore, Pennsylvania
02-21-1969
1912
1926
Houston, Texas
08-09-1969
1920
1936
Cashmere, Washington
04-08-1969
1913
1919
Clifton, New Jersey
10-02-1969
1950
1962
San Francisco, California
12-07-1969
1919
1934
Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada
09-05-1969
1922
1923
Bradenton, Florida
01-06-1969
1905
1905
Atlanta, Georgia
01-05-1969
1922
1925
Detroit, Michigan
06-24-1969
1921
1921
Springfield, Ohio
05-20-1969
1910
1910
Peoria, Illinois
01-05-1969
1914
1915
Norwalk, Connecticut
12-05-1969
1922
1922
Wichita, Kansas
10-08-1969
1947
1952
Columbia, South Carolina
07-30-1969
1924
1936
De Soto, Missouri
10-21-1969
1920
1921
Seguin, Texas
05-25-1969
1921
1923
Oakland, California
11-14-1969
1954
1956
Mt. Clemens, Michigan
01-06-1969
1915
1921
Gilford, New Hampshire
07-08-1969
1931
1942
Miami, Florida
03-10-1969
1931
1933
Boston, Massachusetts
04-07-1969
1925
1926
Springvale, Maine
05-26-1969
1916
1916
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10-28-1969
1943
1944
Fresno, California
03-16-1969
1925
1925
Brooklyn, New York
04-09-1969
1909
1909
San Antonio, Texas
07-02-1969
1932
1934
St. Louis, Missouri
02-02-1969
1915
1922
Atlantic City, New Jersey
09-12-1969
1915
1915
Newark, Ohio
01-27-1969
1908
1911
Montreal, Québec, Canada
05-15-1969
1905
1908
Yakima, Washington
07-03-1969
1908
1908
Newton, Massachusetts
08-17-1969
1918
1919
Elmira, New York
04-30-1969
1919
1919
Columbus, Ohio
11-15-1969
1913
1929
Little Rock, Arkansas
03-22-1969
1943
1944
St. Anthony, Minnesota
02-05-1969
1912
1912
Washington, D.C.
07-03-1969
1911
1912
Canton, Ohio
04-03-1969
1941
1946
Waterbury, Connecticut
11-10-1969
1922
1922
Bartow, Florida
02-23-1969
1932
1943
Fruita, Colorado
03-19-1969
1911
1913
Fort Worth, Texas
09-14-1969
1921
1929
Toledo, Ohio
04-27-1969
1932
1932
Greenville, Michigan
01-21-1969
1932
1932
Fresno, California
09-30-1969
1947
1956
St. Louis, Missouri
12-10-1969
1914
1927
Oakland, California
05-19-1969
1937
1945
Erlanger, Kentucky
01-06-1969
1912
1916
Iowa City, Iowa
07-19-1969
1923
1924
Yakima, Washington
07-16-1969
1917
1917
Indian Rocks, Florida
04-04-1969
1917
1922
Silver Spring, Maryland
02-19-1969
1901
1913
Groves, Texas
07-19-1969
1937
1938
Texarkana, Arkansas
08-15-1969
1928
1928
Randallstown, Maryland
05-01-1969
1902
1902
Edmonds, Washington
04-04-1969
1911
1911
Clarion, Iowa
12-03-1969
1928
1928
Roberta, Georgia
11-01-1969
1919
1923
Rising Sun, Indiana
07-02-1969
1914
1914
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
02-25-1969
1920
1928
Burlington, North Carolina
01-24-1969
1918
1936
New York, New York
03-14-1969
1907
1919

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1969



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