Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 2009

"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 2009

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Fullerton, California
04-09-2009
2008
2009
Hanceville, Alabama
02-28-2009
1950
1952
Spokane, Washington
09-24-2009
1970
1970
Harwich, Massachusetts
12-24-2009
1939
1945
Swansea, Illinois
04-15-2009
1951
1957
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
03-25-2009
1955
1965
Chesterfield, Missouri
09-04-2009
1942
1949
San Jose, California
01-06-2009
1938
1939
El Cajon, California
03-28-2009
1948
1948
Apple Valley, California
12-25-2009
1942
1946
Tampa, Florida
04-22-2009
1973
1974
Grinnell, Iowa
08-29-2009
1951
1962
Salisbury, Maryland
01-28-2009
1936
1938
Seattle, Washington
06-08-2009
1945
1946
Lexington, South Carolina
01-14-2009
1970
1970
Marion, Massachusetts
05-08-2009
1940
1953
Santa Clarita, California
11-07-2009
1946
1951
Macomb, Illinois
07-13-2009
1969
1969
Chattanooga, Tennessee
08-08-2009
1947
1947
Northborough, Massachusetts
04-13-2009
1976
1980
Wilson, North Carolina
02-18-2009
1951
1956
Salt Lake City, Utah
03-30-2009
1939
1949
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
09-13-2009
1933
1948
Overland Park, Kansas
02-07-2009
1959
1961
Denver, Colorado
09-21-2009
1962
1963
Fullerton, California
01-13-2009
1944
1944
Nashville, Tennessee
06-09-2009
1943
1944
Tucson, Arizona
04-12-2009
1946
1947
Dubois, Wyoming
06-11-2009
1954
1969
Beavercreek, Ohio
12-01-2009
1937
1950
Carolina, Puerto Rico
02-04-2009
1967
1977
Trinity River, Polk County, Texas
07-09-2009
1992
1992
Verboort, Oregon
10-10-2009
1947
1956
San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche, Mexico
01-26-2009
1982
1985
Swifton, Arkansas
03-24-2009
1943
1957
North Kansas City, Missouri
05-11-2009
1964
1968
Nashville, Tennessee
07-17-2009
1949
1949
Lititz, Pennsylvania
10-26-2009
1961
1961
San Lorenzo, California
06-30-2009
1976
1976
Plainview, New York
11-13-2009
1969
1972
Aurora, Colorado
10-04-2009
1969
1974
San Luis Obispo, California
06-09-2009
1939
1940
Louisville, Kentucky
06-09-2009
1952
1957
Phoenix, Arizona
03-17-2009
1945
1960
San Jose, California
04-29-2009
1947
1953
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
01-25-2009
1947
1947
Cincinnati, Ohio
11-02-2009
1956
1963
Miami, Florida
04-27-2009
1958
1958
Hutchins, Texas
03-10-2009
1975
1975
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
06-25-2009
1944
1944
Hayward, California
01-24-2009
1942
1946
Chelsea, Michigan
08-30-2009
1947
1957
Tallahassee, Florida
10-05-2009
1998
2004
Lake Park, Florida
07-27-2009
1974
1975
Fallbrook, California
10-22-2009
1949
1949
Ocala, Florida
11-06-2009
1938
1938
Las Vegas, Nevada
06-17-2009
1952
1959
Short Gap, West Virginia
01-09-2009
1969
1981
Brooklyn, New York
09-29-2009
1955
1960
Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
03-06-2009
1973
1979
Miami, Florida
06-11-2009
1958
1959
Rocklin, California
11-05-2009
1955
1962
Springfield, Illinois
05-11-2009
1958
1963
Presque Isle, Wisconsin
01-31-2009
1950
1950
Chaska, Minnesota
10-30-2009
1943
1948
San Marino, San Marino
01-16-2009
1980
1981
Colorado Springs, Colorado
03-01-2009
1969
1969
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
02-28-2009
1955
1964
Bald Eagle, Pennsylvania
02-23-2009
1946
1946
Asheville, North Carolina
09-28-2009
1949
1954
Atwood, Kansas
02-12-2009
1965
1972
Elyria, Ohio
03-15-2009
1945
1945
Charlotte, North Carolina
01-22-2009
1930
1942
Ellsworth, Maine
07-21-2009
1958
1965
Farmer's Branch, Texas
08-17-2009
1949
1955
Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada
01-09-2009
1984
1989
Detroit, Michigan
05-14-2009
1961
1964
Modesto, California
03-08-2009
1952
1952
Houston, Texas
06-14-2009
1956
1967

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 2009



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