Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1981

"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 1981

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
09-06-1981
1910
1924
Canton, North Carolina
07-05-1981
1919
1919
Napa, California
09-09-1981
1920
1920
Charlotte, North Carolina
10-31-1981
1936
1937
Lockport, New York
06-18-1981
1926
1926
Montgomery, Alabama
02-19-1981
1921
1921
St. Louis, Missouri
05-22-1981
1919
1930
West Palm Beach, Florida
03-19-1981
1913
1918
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
11-27-1981
1910
1910
Santa Monica, California
12-30-1981
1913
1923
Granite City, Illinois
12-28-1981
1925
1926
Lincoln, Nebraska
09-27-1981
1928
1931
Houston, Texas
12-18-1981
1975
1975
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
02-23-1981
1922
1922
San Diego, California
05-08-1981
1937
1943
Mesa, Arizona
05-11-1981
1929
1936
Mission, Texas
09-15-1981
1928
1948
Austin, Minnesota
10-18-1981
1943
1943
St. Petersburg, Florida
03-08-1981
1933
1933
Riverside, California
07-08-1981
1947
1952
Springdale, Arkansas
03-17-1981
1934
1943
New York, New York
04-27-1981
1936
1941
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
01-31-1981
1912
1912
Charleston, South Carolina
11-02-1981
1941
1943
Warrensburg, Missouri
01-03-1981
1937
1945
Quincy, Illinois
05-16-1981
1954
1959
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
09-20-1981
1951
1952
Hyannis, Massachusetts
12-22-1981
1932
1932
Cuba, New York
01-27-1981
1942
1943
Silver Spring, Maryland
03-17-1981
1913
1913
Thomasville, Alabama
02-04-1981
1927
1929
Greensboro, North Carolina
12-15-1981
1925
1925
Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico
03-11-1981
1955
1955
St. Louis, Missouri
05-23-1981
1957
1963
Binghamton, New York
07-08-1981
1925
1938
Toledo, Ohio
02-22-1981
1922
1934
Lewes, Delaware
10-26-1981
1908
1915
San Antonio, Texas
12-04-1981
1949
1951
Lake Placid, Florida
04-12-1981
1952
1952
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
08-11-1981
1923
1926
San Francisco, California
12-10-1981
1939
1946
New Orleans, Louisiana
11-03-1981
1944
1947
Richmond, Virginia
01-17-1981
1930
1930
Kirkwood, Missouri
02-06-1981
1922
1923
Toms River, New Jersey
07-03-1981
1932
1932
Brownwood, Texas
10-13-1981
1933
1946
San Angelo, Texas
12-24-1981
1939
1939
Joliet, Illinois
11-10-1981
1934
1934
Ogden, Utah
04-03-1981
1946
1947
Hagerman, Idaho
12-10-1981
1923
1932
Hickory, North Carolina
03-06-1981
1924
1924
Napa, California
05-27-1981
1911
1911
Chicago, Illinois
10-04-1981
1924
1936
Somers Point, New Jersey
09-02-1981
1920
1920
Nevada, Missouri
08-12-1981
1920
1924
Arlington, Texas
11-15-1981
1979
1980
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
06-27-1981
1915
1915
Dover, New Jersey
02-25-1981
1925
1925
Miami, Florida
07-21-1981
1912
1912
Little Rock, Arkansas
08-03-1981
1930
1933
Chicago, Illinois
05-16-1981
1910
1910
San Diego, California
04-06-1981
1938
1945
New York, New York
03-25-1981
1906
1906
Freehold, New Jersey
10-08-1981
1939
1945
Springfield, Missouri
06-02-1981
1925
1927
Dennison, Ohio
05-08-1981
1912
1927
Redmond, Washington
01-26-1981
1965
1970
Monroe, Michigan
08-31-1981
1929
1939
Wilson, North Carolina
10-17-1981
1937
1945
San Francisco, California
01-30-1981
1945
1950
Hinsdale, Illinois
12-01-1981
1931
1938
Williams, California
02-15-1981
1936
1940
St. Louis, Missouri
12-29-1981
1955
1955
Palm Springs, California
10-25-1981
1940
1952
Elmira, New York
05-24-1981
1941
1951
Fallon, Nevada
10-21-1981
1919
1930
Red Bank, New Jersey
04-02-1981
1914
1914
Decatur, Illinois
12-23-1981
1937
1940
Stafford, Connecticut
11-17-1981
1918
1922
Richmond, Virginia
05-26-1981
1926
1930
Chesapeake, Virginia
05-31-1981
1926
1926
Brownsville, Pennsylvania
12-13-1981
1917
1917
Covington, Louisiana
01-07-1981
1932
1932
Valley View, Pennsylvania
01-06-1981
1929
1931
Davenport, Iowa
02-02-1981
1928
1932
Whitfield, Mississippi
03-20-1981
1931
1945
North Augusta, South Carolina
03-07-1981
1925
1927
Corpus Christi, Texas
12-08-1981
1928
1929
Jackson, Michigan
12-15-1981
1919
1926
Orlando, Florida
10-22-1981
1938
1949

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1981



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