Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1998

"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 1998

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Santa Monica, California
12-26-1998
1942
1949
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
01-03-1998
1937
1939
Greenville, Delaware
06-11-1998
1957
1961
Houston, Texas
12-20-1998
1958
1962
Kent, Washington
07-13-1998
1929
1930
Leesburg, Florida
03-06-1998
1939
1950
Sunset Hills, Missouri
01-11-1998
1936
1937
New York, New York
10-06-1998
1965
1982
Morganton, North Carolina
04-29-1998
1958
1959
Panama City, Florida
04-13-1998
1939
1944
Atlanta, Georgia
09-11-1998
1977
1981
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
07-02-1998
1952
1952
Maitland, Florida
04-13-1998
1969
1970
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
06-07-1998
1973
1980
Fullerton, California
06-21-1998
1943
1943
Manteca, California
03-17-1998
1943
1951
Houston, Texas
10-16-1998
1953
1953
Nashville, Tennessee
03-02-1998
1934
1939
New Canaan, Connecticut
07-01-1998
1964
1967
St. Louis, Missouri
07-16-1998
1939
1949
Allentown, Pennsylvania
09-17-1998
1945
1946
St. Petersburg, Florida
02-11-1998
1952
1963
Minneapolis, Minnesota
02-09-1998
1955
1955
Doylestown, Ohio
10-14-1998
1934
1949
Houston, Texas
02-25-1998
1939
1940
Charlottesville, Virginia
12-16-1998
1940
1947
Los Alamitos, California
12-30-1998
1946
1949
Corning, California
10-04-1998
1934
1941
Daytona Beach, Florida
05-02-1998
1941
1947
Roseville, California
12-02-1998
1946
1950
Simsboro, Louisiana
09-07-1998
1945
1953
Tallahassee, Florida
05-22-1998
1950
1958
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
10-21-1998
1947
1952
Boca Grande, Florida
06-10-1998
1947
1959
York, Pennsylvania
05-01-1998
1943
1944
Daytona Beach, Florida
09-17-1998
1911
1915
Nashville, Tennessee
08-20-1998
1956
1957
Jacksonville, Florida
04-27-1998
1957
1957
Reading, Pennsylvania
11-30-1998
1947
1955
San Pedro de Macoris, Macoris, Dominican Republic
05-16-1998
1981
1985
Houston, Texas
08-17-1998
1942
1954
Portland, Oregon
11-30-1998
1929
1933
Atlanta, Georgia
12-19-1998
1945
1945
Ferguson, Missouri
01-06-1998
1941
1941
Saratoga Springs, New York
01-07-1998
1938
1939
Chattanooga, Tennessee
08-09-1998
1926
1931
Southfield, Michigan
11-10-1998
1939
1955
Brooklyn, New York
05-09-1998
1951
1953
Tyndall, South Dakota
02-05-1998
1931
1933
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
03-29-1998
1962
1966
Christiansted, Virgin Islands
11-02-1998
1962
1963
Leawood, Kansas
09-30-1998
1979
1990
Indianapolis, Indiana
12-15-1998
1930
1948
Atlanta, Georgia
12-02-1998
1943
1943
New York, New York
08-13-1998
1969
1972
Elmira, New York
05-15-1998
1938
1938
Old Bridge, New Jersey
07-06-1998
1949
1951
San Jose, California
10-30-1998
1952
1952
Mobile, Alabama
04-18-1998
1941
1946
Crawford, Texas
10-10-1998
1947
1947
Birmingham, Alabama
08-20-1998
1934
1939
Nashville, Tennessee
11-20-1998
1946
1953
Whiteville, North Carolina
04-01-1998
1938
1939
Fort Worth, Texas
05-14-1998
1937
1937
Nicoya, Costa Rica
02-23-1998
1938
1938
Quincy, Illinois
10-10-1998
1954
1962
Wichita, Kansas
10-31-1998
1955
1959
Nashville, Tennessee
11-29-1998
1937
1945
Anoka, Minnesota
07-27-1998
1952
1963
Palmerton, Pennsylvania
07-19-1998
1940
1961
Norwich, Connecticut
03-10-1998
1945
1945
Seatac, Washington
05-26-1998
1954
1955
Oakland, California
11-13-1998
1933
1933
Omaha, Nebraska
04-06-1998
1961
1969
Neskowin, Oregon
09-09-1998
1961
1968

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1998



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