Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1973

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Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1973

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Vallejo, California
06-23-1973
1947
1949
Wooster, Ohio
01-30-1973
1914
1914
Terre Haute, Indiana
04-17-1973
1917
1928
Lansing, Michigan
03-12-1973
1916
1917
LeRoy, Kansas
06-02-1973
1912
1918
Houston, Texas
11-14-1973
1917
1924
Olmos Park, Texas
09-11-1973
1914
1916
Westland, Michigan
06-12-1973
1938
1938
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
09-13-1973
1931
1932
South Bend, Indiana
10-29-1973
1914
1914
Dixon, Illinois
02-01-1973
1942
1942
Montgomery City, Missouri
09-20-1973
1923
1924
Salzburg, Austria
01-11-1973
1912
1914
Frederick, Maryland
04-11-1973
1923
1929
Islip, New York
06-12-1973
1922
1923
Detroit, Michigan
09-12-1973
1915
1921
Grand Junction, Colorado
10-24-1973
1943
1954
Beloit, Wisconsin
05-30-1973
1913
1915
Ormond Beach, Florida
06-11-1973
1920
1928
Olympia, Washington
01-23-1973
1915
1915
Los Angeles, California
02-21-1973
1933
1938
Huntington, New York
11-08-1973
1941
1952
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
06-30-1973
1913
1916
Encino, California
08-07-1973
1912
1926
San Diego, California
08-22-1973
1912
1923
Washington, D.C.
01-09-1973
1914
1914
Middletown, Connecticut
09-05-1973
1914
1926
Waco, Texas
07-11-1973
1922
1924
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
07-29-1973
1945
1945
Dunedin, Florida
08-23-1973
1905
1905
Tacoma, Washington
09-05-1973
1912
1927
Columbia, South Carolina
09-23-1973
1924
1924
Wilmington, Delaware
03-12-1973
1919
1937
Gardena, California
06-11-1973
1922
1922
Oak Grove, Alabama
12-01-1973
1924
1929
Bishop, California
05-05-1973
1922
1924
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
11-10-1973
1923
1925
Calistoga, California
07-02-1973
1924
1937
Bradenton, Florida
10-08-1973
1915
1917
Sandusky, Ohio
01-22-1973
1914
1918
Bayside, Wisconsin
01-11-1973
1922
1922
Tyler, Texas
11-29-1973
1952
1953
Jackson, Mississippi
01-26-1973
1918
1918
Atlanta, Georgia
09-18-1973
1925
1934
San Rafael, California
05-26-1973
1921
1925
Fort Myers, Florida
06-01-1973
1920
1933
Portland, Oregon
11-10-1973
1917
1917
Detroit, Michigan
11-05-1973
1934
1934
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
11-27-1973
1906
1915
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
03-31-1973
1912
1912
Chicago, Illinois
08-21-1973
1933
1945
Longview, Texas
04-05-1973
1921
1927
Kerrville, Texas
06-14-1973
1922
1939
McAllen, Texas
02-14-1973
1920
1921
Tacoma, Washington
09-10-1973
1929
1938
Chicago, Illinois
11-26-1973
1938
1938
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
09-06-1973
1914
1914
Torrance, California
05-18-1973
1914
1915
Downey, California
01-09-1973
1929
1940
Gallipolis, Ohio
08-27-1973
1927
1927
Atascadero, California
03-19-1973
1913
1915
Louisville, Kentucky
09-16-1973
1924
1924
Hanover, New Hampshire
06-06-1973
1915
1915
Little Rock, Arkansas
08-15-1973
1913
1913
Pensacola, Florida
04-28-1973
1914
1914
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10-12-1973
1922
1923
Rochester, New York
07-06-1973
1913
1919
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
07-02-1973
1901
1920
Mundelein, Illinois
09-13-1973
1934
1948
Augusta, Georgia
03-22-1973
1909
1909
Fresno, California
11-30-1973
1925
1930
Cincinnati, Ohio
05-07-1973
1898
1899
Orlando, Florida
10-20-1973
1923
1923
Washington, D.C.
06-03-1973
1911
1911
Sardis, Mississippi
11-23-1973
1909
1919
Hialeah, Florida
09-14-1973
1938
1945
Seattle, Washington
05-19-1973
1928
1932
New York, New York
07-15-1973
1922
1922
State College, Pennsylvania
07-07-1973
1912
1919
Lake Worth, Florida
11-02-1973
1916
1924
San Diego, California
09-24-1973
1945
1945
Manchester, New Hampshire
06-10-1973
1932
1943
Sayre, Pennsylvania
12-05-1973
1925
1925
St. Paul, Minnesota
05-01-1973
1931
1938
Kansas City, Missouri
12-10-1973
1911
1919
Indianapolis, Indiana
09-30-1973
1913
1923
Kittaning, Pennsylvania
06-17-1973
1914
1915
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
03-11-1973
1913
1913
Modesto, California
07-04-1973
1916
1925
Chandler, Indiana
02-28-1973
1923
1924
Richmond Heights, Missouri
03-26-1973
1915
1930
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
09-24-1973
1944
1944
Greenfield, Massachusetts
09-18-1973
1912
1912
Brooklyn, New York
04-06-1973
1930
1930
Port Charlotte, Florida
02-08-1973
1925
1938
Galesburg, Illinois
07-17-1973
1929
1934
West Frankfort, Illinois
10-27-1973
1924
1934
Los Angeles, California
09-14-1973
1923
1933
St. Louis, Missouri
11-15-1973
1924
1931
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
06-14-1973
1916
1916
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
07-12-1973
1931
1937
Sarasota, Florida
10-22-1973
1909
1912
Dallas, Texas
05-21-1973
1945
1958
Rockledge, Florida
04-17-1973
1919
1931
Kernersville, North Carolina
06-11-1973
1936
1941
McPherson, Kansas
08-14-1973
1925
1931
Moraga, California
10-13-1973
1934
1934
Newton, North Carolina
10-27-1973
1937
1939

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1973



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