Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1988

"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 1988

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Caborca, Sonora, Mexico
08-13-1988
1933
1939
Clearwater, Florida
04-04-1988
1941
1941
Marietta, Georgia
09-02-1988
1938
1947
Comanche, Texas
06-01-1988
1930
1935
Temple City, California
07-15-1988
1926
1931
Redondo Beach, California
11-30-1988
1930
1940
Bridgeport, Connecticut
08-02-1988
1918
1918
Las Vegas, Nevada
10-06-1988
1933
1934
Pascagoula, Mississippi
06-27-1988
1936
1936
Morgan City, Louisiana
10-19-1988
1943
1944
San Leandro, California
01-06-1988
1938
1949
Richmond, Indiana
11-05-1988
1934
1934
Tonawanda, New York
06-08-1988
1945
1945
Richardson, Texas
04-22-1988
1966
1966
El Paso, Texas
10-29-1988
1926
1929
El Paso, Texas
04-09-1988
1934
1937
Charleston, Illinois
02-16-1988
1936
1940
Mansfield, Ohio
08-31-1988
1912
1912
Indianapolis, Indiana
04-29-1988
1937
1947
Phoenix, Arizona
03-11-1988
1928
1928
Southbury, Connecticut
08-22-1988
1937
1937
Ft. Worth, Texas
02-23-1988
1921
1932
Birmingham, Alabama
07-02-1988
1939
1941
Nantucket, Massachusetts
04-05-1988
1938
1945
Anaheim, California
06-22-1988
1941
1953
Latta, South Carolina
07-08-1988
1919
1924
New Orleans, Louisiana
07-26-1988
1941
1941
Wynne, Arkansas
12-31-1988
1940
1944
Dallas, Texas
10-08-1988
1923
1926
Cortland, New York
01-23-1988
1939
1946
Everett, Massachusetts
05-04-1988
1943
1943
Coral Springs, Florida
12-29-1988
1923
1923
Redding, California
12-16-1988
1946
1952
Princeton, New Jersey
01-15-1988
1937
1945
Chesapeake, Virginia
10-14-1988
1925
1925
Scottsdale, Arizona
11-21-1988
1928
1943
Inglewood, California
12-16-1988
1938
1938
Belmont, California
12-21-1988
1923
1935
Quincy, Illinois
01-16-1988
1929
1929
Cincinnati, Ohio
03-29-1988
1947
1961
Sarasota, Florida
09-06-1988
1931
1932
Peoria, Arizona
02-28-1988
1952
1966
Chattanooga, Tennessee
07-24-1988
1953
1955
New Orleans, Louisiana
03-06-1988
1929
1935
Chicago, Illinois
06-21-1988
1933
1938
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
03-01-1988
1951
1954
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
08-05-1988
1924
1926
Daly City, California
06-17-1988
1928
1932
Batavia, Ohio
12-29-1988
1951
1951
Springfield, Missouri
07-10-1988
1950
1953
Waukegan, Illinois
02-20-1988
1915
1935
Montgomery, Alabama
02-26-1988
1930
1933
Miami, Florida
09-29-1988
1943
1943
San Francisco, California
07-24-1988
1939
1945
Hialeah, Florida
10-21-1988
1945
1945
Salem, Oregon
05-25-1988
1930
1934
Wichita, Kansas
02-01-1988
1934
1936
Aurora, Illinois
07-23-1988
1947
1947
Groveland, New York
10-14-1988
1946
1955
Rochester, New York
03-06-1988
1959
1959
Davis, California
01-24-1988
1921
1922
Bronx, New York
10-13-1988
1984
1985
Bradenton, Florida
03-21-1988
1913
1931
Baltimore, Maryland
01-28-1988
1940
1944
Thousand Oaks, California
07-01-1988
1943
1949
Cincinnati, Ohio
05-12-1988
1946
1951
Russells Point, Ohio
06-12-1988
1928
1928
Towson, Maryland
04-12-1988
1935
1943
Los Angeles, California
08-25-1988
1969
1971
Reading, Pennsylvania
04-04-1988
1912
1912
Corona Del Mar, California
03-16-1988
1919
1928
Venice, Florida
10-27-1988
1945
1947
Las Vegas, Nevada
05-26-1988
1954
1954
Scottsdale, Arizona
11-01-1988
1939
1939
Los Angeles, California
03-14-1988
1916
1922
Dallastown, Pennsylvania
04-27-1988
1926
1937
Olney, Maryland
02-03-1988
1948
1951
Weirton, West Virginia
09-16-1988
1953
1955
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
10-28-1988
1962
1962
Nashville, Tennessee
10-30-1988
1930
1930
Chicago, Illinois
11-09-1988
1928
1940
El Reno, Oklahoma
06-15-1988
1930
1933
Wichita, Kansas
04-14-1988
1930
1949
Salem County, New Jersey
07-14-1988
1916
1926

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1988



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