Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1974

"If anybody talks about a dead guy during a broadcast, I'll sack 'em. I'm sick of dead guys. Whenever I turn on baseball, all I hear about is dead guys. If I hear a name, I'm going to ask: 'Is he dead?' And if he is, you're fired." - Fox Sports President David Hill in The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jonathan Fraser Light, 2005)
Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1974

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

St. Louis, Missouri
05-01-1974
1932
1932
Trenton, New Jersey
01-18-1974
1927
1945
Chattanooga, Tennessee
04-11-1974
1962
1963
Seabrook Beach, New Hampshire
08-17-1974
1942
1946
Montgomery, Ohio
12-05-1974
1927
1928
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
08-19-1974
1944
1945
Richmond, Indiana
02-01-1974
1904
1915
Longview, Texas
06-21-1974
1922
1928
Torrance, California
06-23-1974
1914
1914
Martinez, California
03-12-1974
1914
1914
Belleville, Illinois
09-25-1974
1920
1920
St. Petersburg, Florida
11-25-1974
1924
1925
Wilmington, North Carolina
02-16-1974
1937
1937
Opa-Locka, Florida
01-14-1974
1925
1940
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
06-24-1974
1943
1945
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
11-01-1974
1912
1928
El Paso, Texas
06-09-1974
1930
1932
San Diego, California
02-20-1974
1968
1970
Lancaster, Ohio
07-04-1974
1911
1911
Plainview, Texas
01-21-1974
1913
1917
Birmingham, Alabama
04-29-1974
1922
1922
Seymour, Indiana
05-23-1974
1914
1915
Reno, Nevada
07-17-1974
1930
1947
Birmingham, Alabama
11-25-1974
1909
1912
Clayton, Georgia
07-15-1974
1910
1914
Anaheim, California
12-07-1974
1928
1928
Saranac Lake, New York
03-01-1974
1907
1920
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
04-20-1974
1930
1935
Cartersville, Georgia
01-28-1974
1914
1917
St. Petersburg, Florida
10-07-1974
1914
1914
Upper Arlington, Ohio
11-04-1974
1913
1915
Glendora, California
03-19-1974
1928
1929
Chicago, Illinois
10-05-1974
1931
1932
New Orleans, Louisiana
06-30-1974
1925
1938
Wheeler, Texas
09-06-1974
1920
1930
Lakewood, Ohio
01-15-1974
1915
1916
Venice, Florida
03-31-1974
1926
1929
Elsinore, California
01-20-1974
1905
1908
Plantation, Florida
01-20-1974
1934
1935
San Jose, California
09-28-1974
1911
1912
Santa Cruz, California
12-18-1974
1909
1925
St. Marys, Ohio
09-20-1974
1914
1914
Fresno, California
06-21-1974
1914
1919
Lincoln, California
06-30-1974
1940
1940
Shreveport, Louisiana
10-29-1974
1915
1915
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
08-01-1974
1947
1947
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
03-16-1974
1937
1938
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
03-26-1974
1915
1915
San Diego, California
12-04-1974
1962
1962
San Francisco, California
07-05-1974
1915
1926
Rialto, California
12-11-1974
1943
1947
Lima, Ohio
07-09-1974
1924
1935
Temple City, California
05-24-1974
1915
1924
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
05-03-1974
1946
1946
Danvers, Massachusetts
05-05-1974
1922
1922
Festus, Missouri
02-06-1974
1913
1925
Argos, Indiana
01-12-1974
1917
1921
Allegan, Michigan
02-19-1974
1913
1923
Towson, Maryland
08-24-1974
1922
1922
Atlantic Ocean
11-29-1974
1925
1926
St. Paul, Minnesota
06-19-1974
1911
1911
Chicago, Illinois
03-19-1974
1923
1923
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
10-31-1974
1925
1941
Inglewood, California
12-08-1974
1913
1918
Shelton, Connecticut
05-15-1974
1913
1924
Nashville, Tennessee
01-14-1974
1927
1928
Charlotte, North Carolina
11-10-1974
1915
1929
New Orleans, Louisiana
06-30-1974
1934
1934
Columbia, Tennessee
11-21-1974
1935
1937
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
08-02-1974
1918
1918
Houston, Texas
08-08-1974
1941
1956
Albuquerque, New Mexico
04-20-1974
1917
1921
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
09-24-1974
1929
1934
Centreville, Alabama
03-08-1974
1921
1921
Swansea, Illinois
03-09-1974
1939
1939
West Palm Beach, Florida
11-16-1974
1939
1940
Rossmoor, Maryland
10-13-1974
1915
1934
Belfast, Maine
06-17-1974
1912
1912
Norwalk, California
12-28-1974
1933
1945
Danville, Illinois
12-30-1974
1907
1915
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
10-30-1974
1930
1934
Greenwich, Connecticut
07-23-1974
1943
1945
Hyannis, Massachusetts
04-04-1974
1919
1919
Paducah, Kentucky
11-10-1974
1931
1932
Long Beach, California
01-02-1974
1930
1935
San Gabriel, California
06-17-1974
1910
1910
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
01-01-1974
1914
1922
Yonkers, New York
01-12-1974
1913
1913
Ventura, California
04-05-1974
1908
1916
Elgin, Oregon
09-29-1974
1924
1930
Houston, Texas
02-16-1974
1916
1916
Knoxville, Tennessee
09-26-1974
1921
1935
Sikeston, Missouri
12-22-1974
1931
1943
Salt Lake City, Utah
07-02-1974
1913
1924
Melbourne, Florida
03-04-1974
1927
1931
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
04-22-1974
1929
1935
Nashville, Tennessee
05-05-1974
1934
1941
Orlando, Florida
09-19-1974
1920
1935
San Clemente, California
11-23-1974
1920
1921
Savannah, Georgia
12-03-1974
1921
1921
Baltimore, Maryland
04-02-1974
1915
1915
Bristol, Tennessee
09-16-1974
1917
1925
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
06-20-1974
1927
1927
Walnut Creek, California
11-24-1974
1962
1964
Augusta, Georgia
05-22-1974
1940
1948
Eagle River, Wisconsin
04-23-1974
1912
1930
Leicester, Massachusetts
11-25-1974
1924
1928
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
10-28-1974
1952
1956
Jacksonville, Florida
02-04-1974
1933
1936
New Orleans, Louisiana
11-03-1974
1923
1923
Fayetteville, Arkansas
04-06-1974
1913
1915

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1974



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