Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 2016

"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 2016

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Fallbrook, California
09-14-2016
1947
1947
Mentor, Ohio
11-15-2016
1950
1953
Long Beach, California
02-15-2016
1963
1968
San Antonio, Texas
10-04-2016
1954
1954
Canovanas, Puerto Rico
03-31-2016
1973
1976
Miami, Florida
07-30-2016
1968
1970
San Diego, California
08-17-2016
1969
1974
Ponce, Puerto Rico
01-13-2016
1955
1963
Little Rock, Arkansas
12-24-2016
1989
1991
San Leandro, California
05-03-2016
1956
1958
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
08-24-2016
1989
1995
Kalamazoo, Michigan
08-24-2016
1948
1954
Rye, New York
11-23-2016
1944
1956
Bradenton, Florida
07-30-2016
1961
1961
Virginia Beach, Virginia
01-10-2016
1951
1951
Grapevine, Texas
08-08-2016
1964
1966
Durham, North Carolina
03-31-2016
1962
1965
New Orleans, Louisiana
12-08-2016
1944
1952
San Diego, California
12-29-2016
1960
1974
Ringling, Oklahoma
11-04-2016
1941
1945
Milford, Michigan
08-23-2016
1986
1989
Bamberg, South Carolina
08-15-2016
1961
1966
Naples, Florida
02-20-2016
1965
1971
Vancouver, Washington
11-08-2016
1960
1962
Seattle, Washington
08-25-2016
1975
1980
Redwood City, California
02-18-2016
1958
1970
Novato, California
08-26-2016
1951
1961
Randallstown, Maryland
04-28-2016
1954
1959
Temple Terrace, Florida
05-13-2016
1962
1969
Sacramento, California
11-26-2016
1946
1946
Marshall, Texas
08-27-2016
1969
1969
Sunrise, Florida
06-11-2016
1956
1963
Miami Beach, Florida
09-25-2016
2013
2016
Cleveland, Mississippi
11-24-2016
1945
1950
Avon, Indiana
11-21-2016
1967
1967
Hollister, Missouri
12-20-2016
1963
1974
Scottsdale, Arizona
03-23-2016
1946
1954
Baltimore, Maryland
05-26-2016
1948
1948
Clovis, California
07-27-2016
1970
1977
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
11-02-2016
1964
1966
Acampo, California
05-19-2016
1963
1974
Center, Texas
06-17-2016
1969
1973
Denver, Colorado
05-14-2016
1961
1964
Jackson, Tennessee
06-25-2016
1962
1974
Port St. Lucie, Florida
07-08-2016
1952
1953
Houston, Texas
01-11-2016
1949
1956
Denver, Colorado
02-15-2016
1952
1953
Dixon, California
10-19-2016
1950
1954
Bradenton, Florida
08-26-2016
1954
1959
Johnson City, New York
03-07-2016
1953
1953
Grantsville, Maryland
12-23-2016
1961
1962
Farmingdale, New York
11-17-2016
1956
1958
Albuquerque, New Mexico
12-04-2016
1955
1956
Pueblo, Colorado
07-08-2016
1951
1962
Brentwood, California
01-24-2016
1969
1973
Cincinnati, Ohio
07-16-2016
1957
1958
Farmington, Connecticut
05-13-2016
1960
1975
Lakeland, Florida
09-09-2016
1940
1940
Rocky Mount, Virginia
09-02-2016
1957
1957
Poulsbo, Washington
07-24-2016
1947
1950
Las Vegas, Nevada
11-09-2016
1957
1968
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
11-01-2016
1961
1967
Beecher, Illinois
04-19-2016
1957
1973
Ardmore, Oklahoma
02-17-2016
1974
1975
Beckley, West Virginia
04-20-2016
1947
1955
Carol Stream, Illinois
06-02-2016
1945
1945
Scottsdale, Arizona
02-17-2016
1982
1999
La Guaira, Vargas, Venezuela
06-07-2016
2000
2003
Pueblo, Colorado
05-15-2016
1997
1997
Moscow, Idaho
08-04-2016
1999
2000
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
01-09-2016
1977
1979
Warren, Ohio
03-18-2016
1951
1951
Rockwell, North Carolina
01-05-2016
1964
1968
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
12-25-2016
1952
1952
Greenwich, Connecticut
04-04-2016
1942
1953
Naples, Florida
08-22-2016
1967
1975
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
06-18-2016
1959
1961
Omaha, Nebraska
01-19-2016
1970
1971
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
10-04-2016
2006
2012
Fayetteville, North Carolina
02-27-2016
1955
1956
Lake Almanor, California
01-25-2016
1961
1962
Alamogordo, New Mexico
07-14-2016
1970
1973
Lihue, Hawaii
01-19-2016
1953
1963
Naples, Florida
05-02-2016
1956
1956
Walnut Creek, California
04-14-2016
1971
1972
Peoria, Arizona
11-13-2016
1989
1997
Huntersville, North Carolina
03-12-2016
1964
1964
Brownwood, Texas
01-23-2016
1964
1975
Los Angeles, California
05-08-2016
1971
1971

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 2016



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