Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 2012

"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 2012

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Tulsa, Oklahoma
02-01-2012
1948
1950
Phoenix, Arizona
06-24-2012
1986
1991
Hialeah, Florida
11-30-2012
1960
1962
Dodge City, Kansas
03-11-2012
1947
1948
North Richland Hills, Texas
12-21-2012
1943
1943
Newnan, Georgia
01-31-2012
1983
1985
Klamath Falls, Oregon
03-23-2012
1962
1968
Pharr, Texas
06-04-2012
1969
1980
Joppa, Maryland
06-11-2012
1964
1971
Montebello, California
04-24-2012
1948
1949
Media, Pennsylvania
06-14-2012
1939
1945
St. Louis, Missouri
01-26-2012
1943
1960
West Palm Beach, Florida
02-16-2012
1974
1992
Orange, Connecticut
07-11-2012
1955
1960
Eagle, Idaho
01-21-2012
1948
1953
St. Augustine, Florida
02-25-2012
1973
1973
Morgan, New Jersey
04-02-2012
1947
1953
Lancaster, South Carolina
02-07-2012
1997
1999
Los Molinos, California
01-08-2012
1955
1958
Yorkana, Pennsylvania
02-11-2012
1945
1945
Yakima, Washington
09-03-2012
1951
1951
St. Louis, Missouri
11-23-2012
1947
1956
Springfield, Illinois
08-01-2012
1958
1958
Jacksonville, Florida
12-22-2012
2001
2009
West Bloomfield, Michigan
11-02-2012
1948
1962
Park Ridge, Illinois
09-08-2012
1955
1961
Gainesville, Virginia
11-14-2012
1955
1960
Atlanta, Georgia
01-21-2012
1956
1956
Massillon, Ohio
07-01-2012
1961
1971
Chicago, Illinois
05-16-2012
1981
1991
Lodi, California
03-03-2012
1949
1950
San Francisco, California
04-17-2012
1960
1961
Sequim, Washington
06-05-2012
1949
1952
Paris, Tennessee
07-09-2012
1954
1959
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
01-02-2012
1961
1966
San Blas, Sinaloa, Mexico
09-18-2012
1959
1967
Spokane, Washington
10-12-2012
1973
1974
Richmond, Ohio
11-26-2012
1955
1955
Raleigh, North Carolina
05-05-2012
1972
1972
Austell, Georgia
03-31-2012
1954
1966
Alexandria, Louisiana
02-24-2012
1991
1999
Bear, Delaware
10-20-2012
1967
1978
Huntsville, Alabama
03-04-2012
1960
1972
Longwood, Florida
08-29-2012
1946
1958
Belleville, Illinois
10-25-2012
1941
1945
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
08-23-2012
1976
1978
Clementon, New Jersey
03-29-2012
1954
1959
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
02-17-2012
1959
1962
Springfield, Illinois
12-19-2012
1954
1954
Jamestown, New York
04-18-2012
1946
1946
Lancaster, Kentucky
03-03-2012
1978
1978
Richmond, Virginia
05-28-2012
1970
1976
New Orleans, Louisiana
03-20-2012
1947
1956
Upland, California
12-17-2012
1979
1986
San Gregorio de Nigua, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
11-01-2012
1980
1991
Danvers, Massachusetts
08-13-2012
1942
1954
Paris, Texas
03-15-2012
1941
1962
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
09-13-2012
1973
1975
Fort Myers, Florida
04-10-2012
1978
1979
Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela
09-23-2012
1967
1970
Dallas, Georgia
11-22-2012
1963
1965
Sarasota, Florida
09-10-2012
1949
1955
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
11-17-2012
1944
1947
Arlington Heights, Illinois
04-27-2012
1954
1967
Medford, Oregon
02-19-2012
1963
1965
Houston, Texas
07-22-2012
1945
1950
Tampa, Florida
11-24-2012
1963
1973
Cleveland, Ohio
07-02-2012
1966
1971
Ocala, Florida
10-11-2012
1974
1984
Paducah, Kentucky
06-09-2012
1957
1970
Merced, California
05-16-2012
1967
1968
Hiawatha, Iowa
11-23-2012
1958
1958
Norfolk, Virginia
09-21-2012
1953
1955
Dover, Ohio
04-08-2012
1939
1939
Gulfport, Florida
09-11-2012
1965
1967
Kalispell, Montana
02-24-2012
1963
1970
New Orleans, Louisiana
05-11-2012
1983
1991
Wellesley, Massachusetts
10-16-2012
1944
1962

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 2012



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