Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1979

"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 1979

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Bay Pines, Florida
05-15-1979
1912
1912
Centreville, Illinois
12-29-1979
1949
1950
Greeneville, Tennessee
03-02-1979
1929
1933
Greenwood, South Carolina
11-25-1979
1925
1925
Clarksburg, West Virginia
11-15-1979
1925
1930
Santa Monica, California
06-29-1979
1913
1927
Pomona, New Jersey
02-04-1979
1918
1918
Lake Charles, Louisiana
05-07-1979
1922
1927
Lincoln, Illinois
05-18-1979
1922
1932
Lexington, North Carolina
04-21-1979
1931
1941
Longview, Texas
10-11-1979
1914
1915
Columbus, Georgia
11-28-1979
1937
1939
Oakland, California
06-12-1979
1932
1935
Hazel Crest, Illinois
12-28-1979
1911
1912
St. Louis, Missouri
02-01-1979
1943
1945
Marietta, Georgia
04-25-1979
1943
1943
Dallas, Texas
05-05-1979
1920
1927
Everett, Washington
05-23-1979
1948
1950
Mountain Brook, Alabama
04-17-1979
1913
1915
Columbia, Missouri
12-02-1979
1929
1929
Palm Harbor, Florida
07-26-1979
1945
1945
Covina, California
09-16-1979
1912
1921
Little Rock, Arkansas
04-18-1979
1939
1939
Huntington Beach, California
12-04-1979
1933
1933
Hialeah, Florida
12-04-1979
1924
1925
Euclid, Ohio
03-29-1979
1949
1954
Corpus Christi, Texas
04-12-1979
1907
1907
St. Louis, Missouri
05-06-1979
1923
1924
Wilson, North Carolina
04-06-1979
1939
1951
Yucca Valley, California
11-18-1979
1925
1943
Warrenton, Virginia
01-26-1979
1921
1921
Marina del Rey, California
02-08-1979
1920
1929
Parma, Ohio
05-27-1979
1920
1920
Chattanooga, Tennessee
10-04-1979
1913
1913
Dixon, Illinois
12-15-1979
1932
1947
Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
01-09-1979
1923
1923
Neptune, New Jersey
05-09-1979
1923
1930
Boise, Idaho
01-26-1979
1925
1925
Medford, Oregon
10-28-1979
1929
1929
Galveston, Texas
05-28-1979
1936
1945
Weymouth, Massachusetts
05-03-1979
1925
1932
Dallas, Texas
03-18-1979
1920
1930
Santiago, Santiago, Dominican Republic
09-08-1979
1964
1970
Newport, Oregon
04-06-1979
1918
1925
Stockton, California
04-13-1979
1942
1943
Homosassa, Florida
11-15-1979
1943
1950
Salisbury, North Carolina
05-12-1979
1942
1952
Hamilton County, Ohio
04-30-1979
1921
1921
St. Matthews, Kentucky
04-24-1979
1931
1931
Pascagoula, Mississippi
01-21-1979
1929
1938
Salem, New Hampshire
06-17-1979
1910
1921
Dallas, Texas
07-12-1979
1922
1922
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
06-27-1979
1912
1912
Chicago, Illinois
06-11-1979
1946
1950
Hempstead, New York
05-07-1979
1910
1916
Johnson City, Tennessee
04-27-1979
1931
1934
Dallas, Oregon
12-28-1979
1929
1933
Green Township, Summit County, Ohio
08-02-1979
1969
1979
Nashua, New Hampshire
01-04-1979
1923
1923
Washington, D.C.
11-04-1979
1911
1912
Branson, Missouri
08-28-1979
1920
1920
Rochester, New York
05-02-1979
1919
1919
Wilmington, North Carolina
05-06-1979
1944
1946
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
05-06-1979
1922
1922
Hazel Crest, Illinois
10-25-1979
1917
1917
Perryville, Missouri
02-06-1979
1920
1920
Nashville, Tennessee
03-31-1979
1951
1955
Akron, Ohio
04-03-1979
1951
1959
Los Angeles, California
12-19-1979
1942
1942
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
10-20-1979
1911
1918
Cincinnati, Ohio
11-30-1979
1926
1926
Royal Oak, Michigan
05-30-1979
1946
1946
Virginia Beach, Virginia
12-14-1979
1941
1946
St. Petersburg, Florida
07-02-1979
1923
1925
Signal Hill, California
03-13-1979
1912
1915
Llanerch, Pennsylvania
07-22-1979
1908
1924
Washington, D.C.
08-26-1979
1949
1949
Bloomington, Indiana
11-04-1979
1940
1945
Charlotte, North Carolina
02-26-1979
1948
1949
Albany, New York
12-28-1979
1940
1940
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
06-18-1979
1933
1946
Hyannis, Massachusetts
02-12-1979
1925
1926
Riverside, New Jersey
08-07-1979
1937
1949
Elmer, New Jersey
09-13-1979
1912
1912
South Laguna, California
03-06-1979
1937
1937
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
01-05-1979
1941
1941
Hendersonville, North Carolina
07-23-1979
1944
1945
Los Banos, California
08-14-1979
1915
1921
Lake Geneva, Florida
10-27-1979
1934
1934
Deer River, Minnesota
06-29-1979
1914
1916
Hamden, Connecticut
04-11-1979
1936
1937
Fort Worth, Texas
10-04-1979
1927
1927
San Francisco, California
12-08-1979
1937
1940

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1979



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