Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1980

"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 1980

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Place of Death

Baltimore, Maryland
06-01-1980
1908
1925
Norwood, Massachusetts
09-26-1980
1908
1908
Modesto, California
11-19-1980
1909
1910
Green Bay, Wisconsin
09-11-1980
1911
1911
Battle Creek, Michigan
08-08-1980
1911
1915
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
09-24-1980
1912
1920
Los Angeles, California
09-19-1980
1912
1913
Newport, Oregon
07-01-1980
1912
1912
South Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania
04-17-1980
1912
1918
Plainfield, New Jersey
07-04-1980
1912
1914
Dover, Ohio
06-11-1980
1912
1915
Providence, Rhode Island
07-23-1980
1913
1913
Port Washington, Wisconsin
03-14-1980
1913
1919
Syracuse, New York
12-31-1980
1913
1927
Claremore, Oklahoma
07-05-1980
1914
1928
Alexandria, Virginia
01-08-1980
1914
1915
Kenosha, Wisconsin
09-13-1980
1915
1917
Rydal, Pennsylvania
02-18-1980
1916
1916
Lake City, Florida
12-30-1980
1916
1929
Cincinnati, Ohio
01-03-1980
1918
1921
Richmond, Virginia
08-13-1980
1918
1919
Denver, Colorado
08-25-1980
1919
1926
Scottsdale, Arizona
12-10-1980
1919
1933
Ruston, Louisiana
06-05-1980
1919
1920
Lakewood, Colorado
08-03-1980
1919
1925
Holyoke, Massachusetts
07-30-1980
1920
1925
Holyoke, Massachusetts
04-16-1980
1920
1920
Fall River, Massachusetts
02-11-1980
1920
1920
Hagerstown, Maryland
01-21-1980
1920
1928
Seminole, Florida
06-05-1980
1920
1921
Germantown, Ohio
01-13-1980
1920
1920
South Bend, Indiana
12-20-1980
1920
1920
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
01-02-1980
1921
1921
Cleveland, Ohio
01-02-1980
1921
1924
Ann Arbor, Michigan
07-16-1980
1922
1926
Charlotte, North Carolina
01-20-1980
1922
1922
Norwalk, Connecticut
09-12-1980
1922
1923
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
09-06-1980
1922
1922
Rutland, Vermont
09-11-1980
1922
1922
Mesa, Arizona
05-08-1980
1923
1923
Lewes, Delaware
08-20-1980
1923
1924
Mineola, New York
11-17-1980
1923
1924
Greenwood, Mississippi
01-10-1980
1924
1935
Chicago Heights, Illinois
04-27-1980
1924
1929
Mocksville, North Carolina
08-04-1980
1924
1924
Temple, Texas
07-07-1980
1925
1925
Vero Beach, Florida
08-09-1980
1925
1925
Dallas, Texas
09-18-1980
1925
1925
Cincinnati, Ohio
06-14-1980
1925
1933
Barnstable, Massachusetts
01-04-1980
1925
1930
San Bernardino, California
02-02-1980
1925
1937
Salem, Massachusetts
12-22-1980
1926
1926
Belchertown, Massachusetts
10-27-1980
1926
1926
San Antonio, Texas
10-01-1980
1926
1934
Sun City, Arizona
02-04-1980
1927
1927
Topeka, Kansas
01-29-1980
1927
1927
Chattanooga, Tennessee
08-27-1980
1927
1928
Somerset, Massachusetts
12-07-1980
1927
1928
Vero Beach, Florida
03-22-1980
1928
1928
New Port Richey, Florida
12-29-1980
1928
1928
New Orleans, Louisiana
04-09-1980
1928
1934
Palm Beach, Florida
08-17-1980
1928
1931
Goodwater, Alabama
03-01-1980
1929
1939
Destin, Florida
04-03-1980
1929
1929
Reading, Pennsylvania
11-29-1980
1929
1930
Tarboro, North Carolina
01-08-1980
1929
1929
Phoenix, Arizona
12-22-1980
1929
1937
Wilmette, Illinois
03-01-1980
1929
1939
Stuart, Florida
04-21-1980
1929
1929
Augusta, Georgia
08-28-1980
1929
1934
Arcadia, California
02-01-1980
1930
1933
El Dorado, Arkansas
06-09-1980
1931
1941
Park Ridge, Illinois
01-21-1980
1931
1931
Columbia, South Carolina
11-25-1980
1932
1932
New Orleans, Louisiana
12-26-1980
1933
1933
Cameron, West Virginia
04-24-1980
1933
1934
Stockton, California
10-08-1980
1934
1934
Salisbury, North Carolina
08-24-1980
1935
1937
Weymouth, Massachusetts
12-09-1980
1936
1938
Morgan City, Louisiana
04-19-1980
1936
1937
High Point, North Carolina
12-02-1980
1937
1948
Cuba, Missouri
11-17-1980
1937
1945
Cleveland, Texas
03-05-1980
1939
1949
Webster, Texas
05-21-1980
1939
1942
Howell, Michigan
12-26-1980
1939
1945
Sealy, Texas
04-12-1980
1940
1941
Bastrop, Louisiana
01-31-1980
1940
1946
Syracuse, New York
09-01-1980
1940
1942
Orlando, Florida
11-08-1980
1941
1941
North Hollywood, California
03-03-1980
1941
1953
St. Petersburg, Florida
08-17-1980
1941
1947
East New Market, Maryland
01-24-1980
1943
1944
Waxahachie, Texas
09-11-1980
1944
1944
Columbia, Tennessee
05-06-1980
1944
1944
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
04-21-1980
1944
1954
Hartford, Connecticut
02-06-1980
1944
1944
Springfield, Massachusetts
01-26-1980
1944
1944
Robesonia, Pennsylvania
03-11-1980
1944
1944
Rockford, Illinois
01-13-1980
1945
1945
Denver, Pennsylvania
03-23-1980
1945
1947
Laurel, Mississippi
02-01-1980
1945
1945
Richmond, Virginia
11-27-1980
1945
1953
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
02-18-1980
1945
1945
Houston, Texas
09-22-1980
1946
1947
Newnan, Georgia
09-24-1980
1947
1947
Nashville, Tennessee
12-21-1980
1948
1955
Charlotte, North Carolina
04-28-1980
1948
1959
New Brunswick, New Jersey
03-17-1980
1950
1955
Richmond, Virginia
12-24-1980
1951
1953
Baltimore, Maryland
06-25-1980
1951
1952
New York, New York
12-14-1980
1955
1968
Parma Heights, Ohio
07-06-1980
1955
1958
Hudson, New York
04-03-1980
1956
1960
Tacoma, Washington
05-16-1980
1962
1969
Port Townsend, Washington
03-09-1980
1963
1963
Nassau, Bahamas
07-08-1980
1973
1973
Mobile, Alabama
06-12-1980
1976
1977

Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 1980



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