Benny McCoy was a major-league second baseman from 1938 to 1941, starting the majority of the games for the Philadelphia Athletics in his last two seasons.
Two days ago, on November 9th, McCoy passed away at the age of 96. In fact, he turned 96 that very same day, having been born on November 9, 1915.
This can't be unique, or even all that rare. At least as an approximation, we'd expect 1 out of every 365 players to die on his birthday (just like the general population) and so I'd have to think there are dozens of such players.
Can anybody name another?
Thanks to our old friend Neil Paine for the post idea.