Major League Baseball Players Who Died in Tennessee

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 Tennessee

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Chattanooga, Tennessee
04-13-1962
1929
1932
Greeneville, Tennessee
03-02-1979
1929
1933
Memphis, Tennessee
04-18-1990
1944
1945
Nashville, Tennessee
09-20-2001
1938
1946
Knoxville, Tennessee
03-23-2007
1953
1966
Chattanooga, Tennessee
04-11-1974
1962
1963
Milan, Tennessee
10-20-1968
1915
1923
Nashville, Tennessee
04-30-2006
1945
1945
Athens, Tennessee
07-30-1942
1911
1913
Nashville, Tennessee
04-21-1990
1941
1949
Woodbury, Tennessee
11-13-2010
1944
1948
Nashville, Tennessee
01-09-1929
1878
1878
Chattanooga, Tennessee
10-25-1991
1936
1936
Jefferson City, Tennessee
12-08-1966
1919
1919
Nashville, Tennessee
05-15-1964
1928
1933
Crossville, Tennessee
03-26-1986
1945
1945
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
10-19-1982
1946
1946
Nashville, Tennessee
04-19-1968
1930
1946
Memphis, Tennessee
05-17-2001
1969
1974
Knoxville, Tennessee
12-29-2004
1945
1949
Knoxville, Tennessee
08-21-1987
1921
1922
Memphis, Tennessee
11-25-1932
1898
1914
Nashville, Tennessee
03-02-1998
1934
1939
Nashville, Tennessee
07-27-1997
1942
1942
Memphis, Tennessee
04-23-1972
1935
1935
Memphis, Tennessee
02-28-1971
1934
1939
Nashville, Tennessee
09-14-2018
1958
1959
Knoxville, Tennessee
03-16-1962
1920
1924
Memphis, Tennessee
02-11-1960
1892
1896
Nashville, Tennessee
07-28-1999
1938
1939
Memphis, Tennessee
09-09-1944
1931
1931
Knoxville, Tennessee
02-28-1941
1913
1914
Johnson City, Tennessee
09-04-2002
1956
1963
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
06-30-1973
1913
1916
Chattanooga, Tennessee
03-10-1972
1916
1921
Savannah, Tennessee
09-10-1951
1916
1930
Memphis, Tennessee
02-18-1935
1894
1904
Nashville, Tennessee
05-04-1935
1876
1876
Kingsport, Tennessee
08-24-1986
1942
1943
Jellico, Tennessee
11-04-1949
1915
1915
Sequatchie, Tennessee
08-01-1952
1912
1922
Knoxville, Tennessee
09-04-1951
1935
1940
Chattanooga, Tennessee
01-13-1944
1898
1914
Belle Meade, Tennessee
10-10-1947
1923
1923
Chattanooga, Tennessee
06-12-1969
1912
1920
Chattanooga, Tennessee
08-08-2009
1947
1947
Nashville, Tennessee
12-17-1975
1943
1945
Chattanooga, Tennessee
05-27-1917
1890
1890
Memphis, Tennessee
05-24-1922
1893
1894
Chattanooga, Tennessee
07-18-1932
1922
1928
Nashville, Tennessee
12-26-1984
1927
1936
Nashville, Tennessee
05-15-1975
1921
1933
Chattanooga, Tennessee
10-04-1979
1913
1913
Nashville, Tennessee
12-29-1962
1914
1914
Memphis, Tennessee
02-06-1994
1951
1951
Nashville, Tennessee
06-09-2009
1943
1944
Bold Spring, Tennessee
10-30-1971
1913
1913
Somerville, Tennessee
06-17-1951
1911
1911
Covington, Tennessee
10-29-1941
1923
1934
Memphis, Tennessee
08-15-1976
1936
1939
Jackson, Tennessee
06-25-2016
1962
1974
Chattanooga, Tennessee
05-25-1941
1909
1912
Knoxville, Tennessee
01-08-2001
1942
1942
Knoxville, Tennessee
01-04-1990
1922
1928
Nashville, Tennessee
08-20-1998
1956
1957
Nashville, Tennessee
12-21-1980
1948
1955
Chattanooga, Tennessee
02-17-1961
1909
1922
Chattanooga, Tennessee
02-14-1967
1911
1926
Nashville, Tennessee
08-27-1959
1921
1929
Memphis, Tennessee
12-08-1968
1920
1927
Kingsport, Tennessee
04-10-1961
1914
1918
Jackson, Tennessee
10-16-1968
1946
1957
Paris, Tennessee
07-09-2012
1954
1959
Nashville, Tennessee
07-17-2009
1949
1949
Nashville, Tennessee
03-06-2003
1943
1944
Cleveland, Tennessee
11-19-1953
1926
1926
Germantown, Tennessee
02-10-2000
1941
1942
Memphis, Tennessee
09-12-1994
1924
1924
Chattanooga, Tennessee
07-24-1988
1953
1955
Whitwell, Tennessee
01-12-2010
1941
1945
Collierville, Tennessee
11-11-2011
1980
1988
Knoxville, Tennessee
12-30-1903
1896
1896
Memphis, Tennessee
10-24-1977
1933
1936
Clarksville, Tennessee
11-14-1987
1927
1945
Memphis, Tennessee
11-30-1942
1913
1920
Nashville, Tennessee
07-09-1986
1923
1938
Chattanooga, Tennessee
07-11-1984
1956
1957
Memphis, Tennessee
04-26-1924
1905
1908
Hohenwald, Tennessee
09-24-1956
1913
1913
Chattanooga, Tennessee
03-03-1970
1913
1913
Chattanooga, Tennessee
05-10-1964
1909
1916
Pleasant Hill, Tennessee
10-27-1951
1909
1911
Memphis, Tennessee
02-13-1986
1950
1955
Knoxville, Tennessee
10-24-2014
1949
1950
Brentwood, Tennessee
01-05-2004
1965
1984
Jasper, Tennessee
07-16-2007
1945
1945
Nashville, Tennessee
05-06-1920
1911
1916
Memphis, Tennessee
04-23-2007
1948
1951
Memphis, Tennessee
02-21-1938
1901
1903
Knoxville, Tennessee
03-31-1957
1913
1917
Memphis, Tennessee
09-03-1945
1889
1899
Johnson City, Tennessee
04-27-1979
1931
1934
Memphis, Tennessee
03-07-1986
1930
1931
Chattanooga, Tennessee
08-09-1998
1926
1931
Memphis, Tennessee
10-18-1955
1922
1933
Memphis, Tennessee
05-14-1931
1900
1909
Nashville, Tennessee
01-14-1974
1927
1928
Gallatin, Tennessee
10-31-1968
1911
1915
Columbia, Tennessee
11-21-1974
1935
1937
Greeneville, Tennessee
11-11-2017
1956
1956
Memphis, Tennessee
03-12-1930
1913
1913
Memphis, Tennessee
10-14-1971
1920
1926
Memphis, Tennessee
01-04-2008
1945
1945
Chattanooga, Tennessee
06-04-1993
1926
1931
Memphis, Tennessee
02-25-2000
1941
1947
Nashville, Tennessee
03-07-1936
1917
1921
Maryville, Tennessee
11-01-1983
1927
1934
Memphis, Tennessee
08-29-1930
1888
1892
Chattanooga, Tennessee
08-03-1962
1903
1904
Nashville, Tennessee
04-23-1926
1903
1903
Nashville, Tennessee
03-31-1979
1951
1955
Nashville, Tennessee
08-29-1961
1904
1904
Memphis, Tennessee
08-27-1953
1902
1907
Mountain Home, Tennessee
03-20-1968
1935
1949
Nashville, Tennessee
11-20-1998
1946
1953
Jackson, Tennessee
12-27-1898
1884
1891
Kingsport, Tennessee
12-06-2017
1960
1966
Memphis, Tennessee
12-01-1924
1909
1912
Memphis, Tennessee
02-11-1997
1940
1944
Knoxville, Tennessee
09-26-1974
1921
1935
Memphis, Tennessee
01-17-1932
1913
1913
Shelbyville, Tennessee
11-30-1955
1928
1938
Chattanooga, Tennessee
03-13-1932
1896
1908
Columbia, Tennessee
05-06-1980
1944
1944
Nashville, Tennessee
05-05-1974
1934
1941
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
06-05-2018
1969
1976
Cleveland, Tennessee
06-12-1938
1916
1917
Memphis, Tennessee
04-26-1999
1952
1961
Fisherville, Tennessee
06-23-1994
1955
1963
Gallatin, Tennessee
06-23-2000
1962
1970
Nashville, Tennessee
03-11-1953
1911
1923
Chattanooga, Tennessee
10-12-1935
1930
1930
Nashville, Tennessee
11-29-1998
1937
1945
Franklin, Tennessee
06-01-2018
1955
1955
Chattanooga, Tennessee
04-29-2000
1952
1952
Memphis, Tennessee
08-17-1986
1917
1921
Knoxville, Tennessee
10-21-1990
1931
1931
Bristol, Tennessee
09-16-1974
1917
1925
Unicoi, Tennessee
09-20-1959
1911
1923
Nashville, Tennessee
10-30-1988
1930
1930
Whiteville, Tennessee
01-28-1960
1914
1915
Waverly, Tennessee
10-14-2017
2013
2016
Jamestown, Tennessee
05-23-1965
1925
1933
Memphis, Tennessee
04-15-1992
1946
1949
Memphis, Tennessee
04-13-1967
1925
1925
Knoxville, Tennessee
03-10-1958
1928
1928
Memphis, Tennessee
11-21-1977
1966
1970
Knoxville, Tennessee
04-15-1929
1898
1898
Chattanooga, Tennessee
08-27-1980
1927
1928
Jackson, Tennessee
02-20-2013
1960
1960
Johnson City, Tennessee
07-18-1975
1923
1927
Memphis, Tennessee
07-20-1987
1930
1938
Dyersburg, Tennessee
11-19-1995
1945
1952
Knoxville, Tennessee
04-19-2003
1963
1973
Memphis, Tennessee
02-26-1991
1919
1929

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in Tennessee



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