Major League Baseball Players Who Died in North Carolina

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 North Carolina

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Gastonia, North Carolina
12-16-2004
1955
1972
Charlotte, North Carolina
11-16-2001
1942
1944
Durham, North Carolina
02-21-1934
1902
1903
Canton, North Carolina
07-05-1981
1919
1919
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
12-30-1993
1954
1957
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
11-08-1957
1909
1918
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
04-26-1991
1937
1946
Charlotte, North Carolina
10-31-1981
1936
1937
Raleigh, North Carolina
01-28-2010
1969
1971
Albemarle, North Carolina
07-01-1968
1926
1932
Garner, North Carolina
01-25-2014
1953
1953
Jacksonville, North Carolina
12-31-1963
1934
1934
Wilson, North Carolina
07-28-1990
1937
1949
Durham, North Carolina
10-11-1962
1952
1955
Granite Quarry, North Carolina
01-20-2014
1943
1953
Morganton, North Carolina
04-29-1998
1958
1959
Hendersonville, North Carolina
10-29-1996
1942
1955
Lexington, North Carolina
04-21-1979
1931
1941
Elon, North Carolina
03-30-2019
1983
1990
Wilmington, North Carolina
03-28-2003
1963
1969
Newton, North Carolina
12-23-2003
1943
1945
Hendersonville, North Carolina
11-04-1994
1952
1952
Wilmington, North Carolina
02-16-1974
1937
1937
Greensboro, North Carolina
12-17-2015
1951
1964
Bath, North Carolina
12-29-1977
1937
1946
Greensboro, North Carolina
03-24-2002
1935
1946
Asheville, North Carolina
09-15-1991
1949
1967
Charlotte, North Carolina
10-03-1999
1948
1953
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
02-02-1972
1919
1928
Charlotte, North Carolina
12-12-2013
1975
1977
Durham, North Carolina
03-31-2016
1962
1965
Wake Forest, North Carolina
12-20-2007
1943
1957
Charlotte, North Carolina
11-30-2018
1941
1942
Concord, North Carolina
01-09-2007
1983
1983
Charlotte, North Carolina
07-12-1963
1906
1906
Charlotte, North Carolina
06-22-2006
1941
1950
Swannanoa, North Carolina
01-05-1953
1916
1920
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
01-14-2008
1957
1970
Weaverville, North Carolina
08-30-1902
1900
1900
Shelby, North Carolina
01-07-2017
1969
1976
Kannapolis, North Carolina
03-27-1997
1939
1941
Fayetteville, North Carolina
02-16-1957
1938
1938
Kannapolis, North Carolina
11-23-1993
1944
1944
Raleigh, North Carolina
08-27-1971
1927
1929
Denver, North Carolina
07-24-2018
1961
1972
Tarboro, North Carolina
01-08-1980
1929
1929
Raleigh, North Carolina
11-21-1987
1930
1938
Charlotte, North Carolina
03-15-1993
1946
1947
Lenoir, North Carolina
12-31-2004
1945
1945
Morehead City, North Carolina
01-25-1994
1929
1934
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
04-03-1972
1926
1936
Greensboro, North Carolina
08-14-1947
1945
1945
Raleigh, North Carolina
09-26-1976
1924
1924
Fayetteville, North Carolina
10-06-1969
1920
1925
Charlotte, North Carolina
10-25-2011
1961
1961
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
06-16-1964
1936
1949
Asheboro, North Carolina
06-18-1939
1916
1916
Salisbury, North Carolina
06-21-1965
1963
1963
Statesville, North Carolina
07-23-2005
1945
1945
Greensboro, North Carolina
08-31-2001
1940
1942
Raleigh, North Carolina
02-04-1944
1912
1926
Southern Pines, North Carolina
10-09-1944
1920
1921
Charlotte, North Carolina
02-03-2018
1954
1954
Charlotte, North Carolina
11-19-2011
1953
1956
Charlotte, North Carolina
09-09-1934
1901
1905
Richlands, North Carolina
11-16-2014
1957
1957
Asheville, North Carolina
01-03-2004
1977
1978
Trinity, North Carolina
08-31-1996
1931
1944
Newland, North Carolina
07-09-2018
1952
1963
Wilson, North Carolina
04-06-1979
1939
1951
Graham, North Carolina
12-21-1946
1916
1919
Butner, North Carolina
05-03-1959
1906
1906
Salisbury, North Carolina
08-24-1980
1935
1937
Yadkinville, North Carolina
03-17-2010
1955
1955
Wilson, North Carolina
02-18-2009
1951
1956
Durham, North Carolina
10-18-1963
1936
1936
Rockingham, North Carolina
01-24-1960
1909
1915
Gastonia, North Carolina
08-25-1962
1923
1923
Hickory, North Carolina
05-25-1945
1940
1940
Albemarle, North Carolina
05-03-1966
1938
1938
Charlotte, North Carolina
08-31-1994
1944
1945
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
07-03-1997
1943
1948
High Point, North Carolina
01-31-1983
1926
1932
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
04-28-2004
1939
1941
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
11-04-2001
1944
1950
Greensboro, North Carolina
12-15-1981
1925
1925
Raleigh, North Carolina
05-18-1966
1915
1917
Durham, North Carolina
08-03-2007
1946
1946
Candler, North Carolina
02-06-1960
1899
1906
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
05-16-1963
1927
1927
Indian Trail, North Carolina
08-21-1965
1923
1938
Asheville, North Carolina
02-11-2015
1945
1945
High Point, North Carolina
09-25-2002
1926
1945
High Point, North Carolina
11-02-2006
1944
1945
Wilson, North Carolina
10-10-1959
1910
1920
Hickory, North Carolina
08-17-1999
1945
1946
Lake Lure, North Carolina
11-18-1939
1890
1890
Wendell, North Carolina
10-12-1987
1922
1923
Salisbury, North Carolina
12-24-1968
1920
1932
Charlotte, North Carolina
09-20-2017
1969
1969
Saluda, North Carolina
05-13-2007
1971
1971
Burlington, North Carolina
10-04-2011
1939
1948
Weaverville, North Carolina
03-15-2010
1945
1953
Goldsboro, North Carolina
04-05-1997
1939
1939
Lumberton, North Carolina
06-16-1967
1932
1934
Concord, North Carolina
07-26-1994
1930
1930
Burlington, North Carolina
03-29-2019
1968
1976
Charlotte, North Carolina
01-23-1982
1946
1946
Asheville, North Carolina
03-05-1995
1935
1946
Hertford, North Carolina
09-09-1999
1965
1979
Mocksville, North Carolina
08-04-1980
1924
1924
Durham, North Carolina
05-27-1963
1953
1957
Greenville, North Carolina
04-18-1991
1946
1953
Salisbury, North Carolina
03-18-1993
1927
1938
Gastonia, North Carolina
12-04-1957
1933
1936
Raleigh, North Carolina
01-23-2007
1965
1965
Goldsboro, North Carolina
11-02-2010
1944
1953
Salisbury, North Carolina
05-12-1979
1942
1952
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
10-28-1993
1962
1971
Asheville, North Carolina
11-08-1989
1936
1947
Durham, North Carolina
10-28-1952
1901
1902
Hendersonville, North Carolina
06-11-1912
1877
1877
Hickory, North Carolina
03-06-1981
1924
1924
Raleigh, North Carolina
05-05-2012
1972
1972
Gastonia, North Carolina
02-18-2011
1935
1949
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
03-14-1992
1930
1938
Greensboro, North Carolina
07-14-1963
1911
1911
Asheville, North Carolina
06-24-1940
1916
1916
Huntersville, North Carolina
02-27-1978
1937
1937
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
09-02-1996
1939
1939
Charlotte, North Carolina
11-27-1969
1922
1922
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
01-25-2009
1947
1947
Charlotte, North Carolina
01-20-1980
1922
1922
Durham, North Carolina
11-25-2005
1950
1950
Charlotte, North Carolina
12-26-1934
1925
1925
Greenville, North Carolina
08-06-2001
1940
1945
Severn, North Carolina
01-11-1997
1936
1943
Durham, North Carolina
04-05-2008
1939
1956
Albemarle, North Carolina
02-06-1970
1945
1947
Raleigh, North Carolina
06-03-1970
1917
1932
Durham, North Carolina
09-07-1977
1940
1946
Shelby, North Carolina
09-01-2014
1943
1944
Stantonsburg, North Carolina
01-01-2019
1996
2002
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
08-30-1969
1932
1934
Asheboro, North Carolina
09-29-1990
1935
1935
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
04-11-1970
1920
1920
Gastonia, North Carolina
07-04-1984
1937
1937
Liberty, North Carolina
10-20-1962
1917
1920
Raleigh, North Carolina
12-31-1996
1935
1943
Ahoskie, North Carolina
12-15-1965
1941
1943
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
02-17-2012
1959
1962
Fayetteville, North Carolina
04-12-2018
1948
1952
Durham, North Carolina
09-11-1961
1933
1933
Hendersonville, North Carolina
01-26-2000
1949
1949
High Point, North Carolina
12-02-1980
1937
1948
Wilson, North Carolina
07-14-1951
1938
1941
Belmont, North Carolina
05-27-2019
1982
1988
Wilson, North Carolina
01-28-1989
1944
1945
Charlotte, North Carolina
11-10-1974
1915
1929
Wilson, North Carolina
10-17-1981
1937
1945
Raleigh, North Carolina
07-17-2005
1949
1955
New Bern, North Carolina
07-02-2017
1963
1964
Burlington, North Carolina
06-29-1990
1941
1941
Hickory, North Carolina
01-02-1975
1925
1927
Burlington, North Carolina
03-01-2006
1941
1947
Charlotte, North Carolina
04-28-1980
1948
1959
Raleigh, North Carolina
05-21-1985
1963
1963
Gastonia, North Carolina
04-23-2006
1954
1954
Lexington, North Carolina
04-02-1970
1915
1916
Asheville, North Carolina
09-08-1964
1928
1929
Statesville, North Carolina
02-18-2007
1945
1945
Morganton, North Carolina
04-18-1983
1939
1944
Durham, North Carolina
08-12-1975
1934
1946
Wilmington, North Carolina
05-06-1979
1944
1946
Rockwell, North Carolina
01-05-2016
1964
1968
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
02-20-1999
1935
1935
Shelby, North Carolina
03-06-2010
1962
1972
Charlotte, North Carolina
11-23-1978
1936
1945
Raleigh, North Carolina
01-21-1992
1923
1923
Greensboro, North Carolina
01-04-2005
1940
1946
Mount Olive, North Carolina
07-01-1982
1942
1953
Durham, North Carolina
11-30-1959
1916
1929
Eden, North Carolina
04-13-1992
1944
1945
Goldsboro, North Carolina
08-03-1955
1924
1925
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
09-24-1980
1912
1920
Candler, North Carolina
06-01-2003
1936
1938
Durham, North Carolina
08-12-2002
1938
1959
Whiteville, North Carolina
04-01-1998
1938
1939
Charlotte, North Carolina
04-01-1922
1914
1918
Fayetteville, North Carolina
05-01-1941
1923
1923
Raleigh, North Carolina
05-04-1972
1928
1937
Durham, North Carolina
12-07-1977
1926
1931
Kinston, North Carolina
01-09-1983
1940
1949
Fayetteville, North Carolina
02-27-2016
1955
1956
Moores Springs, North Carolina
08-20-1916
1890
1890
Wilmington, North Carolina
04-09-2001
1962
1982
Statesville, North Carolina
06-02-2017
1963
1965
Wilmington, North Carolina
10-03-2007
1952
1956
Hendersonville, North Carolina
03-02-2018
1978
1987
Greensboro, North Carolina
01-19-2017
1954
1956
Tarboro, North Carolina
12-06-1975
1929
1929
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
06-15-1947
1921
1921
Kinston, North Carolina
04-04-1949
1908
1915
Maiden, North Carolina
05-28-1935
1928
1931
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
01-07-1995
1952
1953
Wilson, North Carolina
12-06-1993
1938
1938
Charlotte, North Carolina
04-25-2011
1978
1978
Asheville, North Carolina
09-28-2009
1949
1954
Charlotte, North Carolina
02-26-1979
1948
1949
Black Mountain, North Carolina
01-07-1990
1914
1916
Boone, North Carolina
01-30-1992
1938
1945
Monroe, North Carolina
10-22-2015
1957
1968
Salisbury, North Carolina
10-05-1983
1935
1937
Elm City, North Carolina
02-17-2000
1944
1944
Concord, North Carolina
11-13-1986
1953
1953
Charlotte, North Carolina
09-06-1990
1935
1935
Kannapolis, North Carolina
11-04-2017
1951
1953
Wildwood, North Carolina
02-01-2006
1936
1946
Morganton, North Carolina
12-12-1992
1948
1958
Hendersonville, North Carolina
03-16-1927
1888
1890
Charlotte, North Carolina
01-22-2009
1930
1942
Hendersonville, North Carolina
07-23-1979
1944
1945
Huntersville, North Carolina
03-12-2016
1964
1964
Ahoskie, North Carolina
11-16-2010
1962
1962
Windsor, North Carolina
11-25-1993
1933
1946
Wilmington, North Carolina
10-15-1962
1912
1922
Kernersville, North Carolina
06-11-1973
1936
1941
Roxboro, North Carolina
11-13-1992
1940
1940
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
10-28-1974
1952
1956
Greensboro, North Carolina
01-02-1977
1940
1946
Shelby, North Carolina
09-05-2017
1948
1956
Raleigh, North Carolina
08-07-1951
1894
1894
Jamestown, North Carolina
01-14-1962
1933
1945
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
05-09-1970
1914
1914
Newton, North Carolina
10-27-1973
1937
1939
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
07-06-1986
1952
1953
Burlington, North Carolina
01-24-1969
1918
1936

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in North Carolina



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