Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1972

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Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1972

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Sioux City, Iowa
08-07-1972
1937
1941
Huntington, West Virginia
08-16-1972
1916
1918
Tacoma, Washington
09-26-1972
1911
1911
Superior, Wisconsin
10-09-1972
1915
1930
Charleston, West Virginia
05-18-1972
1937
1943
Barrington, Illinois
09-19-1972
1928
1932
New Port Richey, Florida
08-04-1972
1912
1912
Belleville, New Jersey
05-29-1972
1923
1939
Evanston, Illinois
09-06-1972
1925
1938
Los Angeles, California
08-13-1972
1940
1946
Murfreesboro, Arkansas
03-23-1972
1921
1921
Augusta, Maine
06-09-1972
1928
1933
Bluefield, West Virginia
09-04-1972
1939
1942
Radford, Virginia
09-02-1972
1922
1931
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
02-02-1972
1919
1928
Indianapolis, Indiana
03-28-1972
1908
1923
Topeka, Kansas
03-18-1972
1927
1930
San Francisco, California
08-25-1972
1935
1937
Alexandria, Virginia
11-08-1972
1930
1930
Memphis, Tennessee
04-23-1972
1935
1935
Clearwater, Florida
03-04-1972
1924
1937
San Juan, Puerto Rico
12-31-1972
1955
1972
Athens, Alabama
03-24-1972
1927
1945
St. Paul, Minnesota
12-02-1972
1918
1918
Saginaw, Michigan
01-02-1972
1945
1946
Leesburg, Florida
08-25-1972
1930
1933
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
04-03-1972
1926
1936
Chattanooga, Tennessee
03-10-1972
1916
1921
Pensacola, Florida
05-20-1972
1924
1924
Beaumont, Texas
10-29-1972
1940
1943
Buffalo, New York
04-22-1972
1944
1945
Atlanta, Georgia
11-13-1972
1939
1939
Portland, Oregon
04-08-1972
1911
1912
Anderson, Indiana
09-03-1972
1904
1904
Oneonta, New York
05-22-1972
1941
1952
Springfield, Missouri
05-28-1972
1943
1948
Oakland, California
02-15-1972
1914
1915
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
02-04-1972
1924
1924
Park Ridge, Illinois
12-20-1972
1922
1941
Dallas, Georgia
05-28-1972
1919
1924
Baytown, Texas
08-29-1972
1944
1949
Washington, D.C.
07-31-1972
1928
1947
St. Louis, Missouri
02-21-1972
1935
1935
Livermore, California
07-03-1972
1932
1935
Houston, Texas
03-19-1972
1934
1934
Kingsburg, California
08-18-1972
1910
1910
West Palm Beach, Florida
04-02-1972
1943
1963
Cleburne, Texas
11-26-1972
1911
1913
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
07-02-1972
1914
1918
Buffalo, New York
03-06-1972
1954
1955
Mankato, Minnesota
03-30-1972
1901
1915
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
07-15-1972
1921
1921
West Allegheny, Pennsylvania
12-23-1972
1903
1904
San Francisco, California
08-21-1972
1928
1928
Atlantic, Iowa
05-11-1972
1935
1939
Rochester, New York
06-26-1972
1919
1921
Belleville, Illinois
07-01-1972
1919
1919
Sherman, Texas
04-09-1972
1917
1922
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
03-12-1972
1923
1928
Concord, Massachusetts
01-21-1972
1924
1925
Mobile, Alabama
06-23-1972
1911
1917
Scranton, Pennsylvania
09-25-1972
1937
1937
Brunswick, Maine
08-26-1972
1926
1943
Brooklyn, New York
02-17-1972
1915
1919
Houston, Texas
07-21-1972
1922
1934
Saginaw, Michigan
08-05-1972
1913
1916
Warrensburg, Missouri
04-23-1972
1912
1912
Fort Pierce, Florida
05-15-1972
1928
1934
Kansas City, Missouri
05-24-1972
1926
1927
Augusta, Georgia
03-28-1972
1929
1934
Inverness, Florida
11-29-1972
1920
1927
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
11-10-1972
1912
1912
Kilgore, Texas
01-23-1972
1917
1922
Sanford, Maine
11-02-1972
1899
1911
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
05-15-1972
1923
1923
New York, New York
07-13-1972
1913
1913
Chicago, Illinois
08-15-1972
1911
1924
Inglewood, California
10-16-1972
1914
1926
San Antonio, Texas
06-07-1972
1922
1927
Stamford, Connecticut
10-24-1972
1947
1956
San Diego, California
02-09-1972
1964
1971
Baltimore, Maryland
10-20-1972
1915
1925
Mayville, Michigan
05-11-1972
1954
1955
Savannah, Georgia
08-31-1972
1931
1934
Westchester, Illinois
05-02-1972
1915
1929
Raleigh, North Carolina
05-04-1972
1928
1937
Plymouth, New Hampshire
07-17-1972
1928
1935
Lake Worth, Florida
01-29-1972
1916
1916
Burtonsville, Maryland
02-12-1972
1921
1923
Portland, Oregon
05-11-1972
1921
1921
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
10-11-1972
1926
1936
Los Angeles, California
02-19-1972
1911
1911
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
03-16-1972
1920
1937
Harvey, Illinois
02-28-1972
1939
1957
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
07-11-1972
1934
1935
Marlborough, Massachusetts
11-03-1972
1929
1929
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
09-16-1972
1941
1955
Sedalia, Missouri
03-11-1972
1909
1927
Fort Myers, Florida
05-20-1972
1924
1924
Passaic, New Jersey
02-06-1972
1944
1946

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1972



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