Major League Baseball Players Who Died in Iowa

Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel once quipped, "Most people my age are dead - you could look it up." The table below allows you to "look it up", as it is a comprehensive historical analysis of every major league baseball players' place of death. Selecting a state or country will bring up a sortable chart with every player in history who died in that particular area.

"Baseball is a game dominated by vital ghosts; it's a fraternity, like no other we have of the active and the no longer so, the living and the dead." - Richard Gilman in The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jonathan Fraser Light, 2005)
Major League Baseball Players Who Died in Iowa

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Sioux City, Iowa
08-07-1972
1937
1941
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
01-28-1970
1943
1943
Davenport, Iowa
12-01-1999
1953
1961
Burlington, Iowa
10-18-1959
1912
1912
Sioux City, Iowa
03-21-1933
1884
1884
Sioux City, Iowa
02-09-1914
1905
1913
Dubuque, Iowa
05-04-1951
1901
1901
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
03-03-1946
1912
1919
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
07-25-1967
1940
1944
Ottumwa, Iowa
09-26-1968
1924
1934
Sioux City, Iowa
11-14-1940
1913
1913
Grinnell, Iowa
08-29-2009
1951
1962
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
06-09-1934
1896
1903
Strawberry Point, Iowa
05-31-2014
1952
1957
Council Bluffs, Iowa
10-19-1939
1907
1912
Iowa City, Iowa
10-20-2014
1970
1970
Algona, Iowa
08-19-1942
1889
1893
Rockwell, Iowa
10-10-2018
1970
1971
Des Moines, Iowa
12-08-1977
1919
1919
Spencer, Iowa
09-06-1976
1952
1952
Council Bluffs, Iowa
10-30-2018
1956
1964
Ely, Iowa
11-26-1989
1921
1933
Emmetsburg, Iowa
09-07-1970
1936
1938
Iowa Falls, Iowa
11-07-1954
1899
1900
Sioux City, Iowa
11-25-1919
1914
1915
Des Moines, Iowa
11-30-1985
1923
1923
Davenport, Iowa
04-01-1991
1939
1950
Des Moines, Iowa
11-29-1941
1905
1910
Keokuk, Iowa
04-16-1913
1890
1893
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
10-22-1934
1890
1890
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
07-21-1959
1895
1901
Des Moines, Iowa
01-14-1933
1897
1897
Everly, Iowa
05-19-1950
1924
1932
Truro, Iowa
08-06-1932
1895
1905
Oxford Junction, Iowa
11-03-1951
1909
1911
Waterloo, Iowa
09-05-1982
1954
1956
Hampton, Iowa
12-13-1963
1920
1920
Des Moines, Iowa
06-11-1922
1913
1915
New Hampton, Iowa
01-30-1997
1965
1972
Dubuque, Iowa
01-12-1940
1888
1888
Iowa City, Iowa
04-19-1966
1912
1913
Atlantic, Iowa
05-11-1972
1935
1939
Oskaloosa, Iowa
09-24-1965
1924
1924
Stockport, Iowa
04-09-1977
1930
1940
Sioux City, Iowa
06-25-2001
1997
1997
Charles City, Iowa
02-13-1927
1906
1909
Dubuque, Iowa
04-16-1910
1877
1883
Ft. Dodge, Iowa
09-14-1970
1922
1922
Davenport, Iowa
03-05-1963
1913
1913
Davenport, Iowa
03-16-1934
1920
1920
Waukee, Iowa
01-21-2010
1941
1946
Des Moines, Iowa
04-06-1928
1914
1925
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
02-28-1997
1934
1936
LeMars, Iowa
09-16-1963
1938
1946
Decorah, Iowa
05-08-1967
1928
1929
Harlan, Iowa
04-02-1994
1925
1925
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
01-17-1945
1911
1911
Onawa, Iowa
11-15-1939
1917
1917
Dubuque, Iowa
07-18-1935
1884
1884
Keokuk, Iowa
02-01-1978
1932
1945
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
10-20-1979
1911
1918
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
02-22-1962
1920
1920
Des Moines, Iowa
12-31-1912
1887
1890
Davenport, Iowa
11-30-2010
1958
1961
Clinton, Iowa
01-03-1945
1903
1910
Burlington, Iowa
11-05-1951
1904
1915
Onawa, Iowa
09-09-1964
1921
1925
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
01-10-1958
1902
1903
Perry, Iowa
12-15-1984
1913
1913
Des Moines, Iowa
10-29-1938
1906
1906
Des Moines, Iowa
06-23-1908
1878
1886
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
06-18-1979
1933
1946
Hiawatha, Iowa
11-23-2012
1958
1958
Spirit Lake, Iowa
07-09-1984
1934
1934
Davenport, Iowa
02-02-1981
1928
1932
Iowa City, Iowa
07-19-1969
1923
1924
Waterloo, Iowa
01-11-1951
1914
1918
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
07-07-1967
1915
1915
Keokuk, Iowa
07-23-1933
1911
1918
Clarion, Iowa
12-03-1969
1928
1928
Burlington, Iowa
02-18-1977
1911
1912
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
11-02-1982
1936
1947

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in Iowa



If you have ever wondered what month most ballplayers passed away in, or if you enjoy reading baseball obituaries, then Baseball Almanac suggests you visit our Baseball Player Obituaries & Death by Month Chart .

Baseball Almanac is aware that researching baseball players by their place of death is common data found easily on the Internet today. We, as you are well aware, enjoy taking that extra step here and have taken that common data and added this amazing chart which will enable you to see a historical breakdown of players from any given year in history by their place of death:

Did you know that Frank Ringo was the first Major League baseball player to committ suicide? On April 12, 1889, he ingested a lethal dose of morphine, died of the drug overdose, and became the first baseball suicide in history.

Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac12h
The #Philadelphia #Athletics went eight #WorldSeries (won 5 / lost 3). Upgraded rosters from 1931, their last… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20h
President Hoover "was a bit wild" (thx @_newspapers) with his 1st pitch in the 1931 World Series (#StLouistwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21h
Baseball Almanac Photo Of the Day - Billy Williams baseball-almanac.com/players/player… 18 Seasons Played for: @cubs @athletics… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Mar
Mookie Betts Was the 2018 American League MVP - baseball-almanac.com/pitching/pinoh… #mookiebetts #mlb #baseball #mvp https://t.co/JKP72jX8B8
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Mar
Baseball Almanac Photo Of the Day - Mike Piazza @mikepiazza31 baseball-almanac.com/players/player… 16 Seasons Played for:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac17 Mar
Christian Yelich Was the National League MVP for 2018 - baseball-almanac.com/players/awards… https://t.co/ZmFC2HdDFt
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac17 Mar
Baseball Almanac Photo Of the Day - Cal Ripken, Jr. baseball-almanac.com/players/player… Highlights: 21 Seasons Played for:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
DomPeralta@peralta_designs17 Mar
@FareedNBCS Love this tweet- wanna get some real impact, check out this @BaseballAlmanac link, I'd say its a Romant… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Retweeted by BaseballAlmanac
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Mar
Player Spotlight – Grover Alexander - baseball-almanac.com/blog/grover-al…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Mar
Baseball Almanac Photo Of The Day - 1918 World Series baseball-almanac.com/ws/yr1918ws.sh… The Boston Red Sox @redsox Beat the C… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15 Mar
Baseball Almanac Photo Of the Day - Tony Perez baseball-almanac.com/players/player… Career Stats: 23 Seasons Played for: @reds… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15 Mar
Happy Birthday Harold Baines! RT+FOLLOW for your chance to WIN this beautifully autographed 2005 #Leaf baseball car… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Desktop Version