Major League Baseball Players Who Died in Puerto Rico

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.

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Major League Baseball Players Who Died in Puerto Rico

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Lajas, Puerto Rico
03-20-2001
1968
1977
Canovanas, Puerto Rico
03-31-2016
1973
1976
Ponce, Puerto Rico
01-13-2016
1955
1963
Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
04-06-1989
1953
1953
Loiza, Puerto Rico
12-27-2003
1984
1993
San Juan, Puerto Rico
12-31-1972
1955
1972
San Juan, Puerto Rico
12-20-1986
1980
1985
Loiza Aldea, Puerto Rico
01-29-1970
1969
1969
Carolina, Puerto Rico
07-26-2004
1953
1967
Ponce, Puerto Rico
07-04-2008
1960
1969
Carolina, Puerto Rico
02-04-2009
1967
1977
05-16-2013
1969
1969
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
03-01-1988
1951
1954
Ponce, Puerto Rico
07-18-2007
1962
1968
San Juan, Puerto Rico
04-28-2017
1943
1951
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
01-20-2011
1969
1971
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
11-29-2005
1954
1965
Yauco, Puerto Rico
02-22-2013
1980
1985
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
08-28-1995
1969
1969
Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
03-06-2009
1973
1979
Guayanilla, Puerto Rico
09-06-2013
1965
1965
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
10-09-2018
1954
1956
Santurce, Puerto Rico
05-27-2014
1955
1955
Loiza, Puerto Rico
03-16-2000
1973
1973

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in Puerto Rico



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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.

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