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MLB Players Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

Updated 19 Dec 2019 2.3k votes 191 voters 1.8k views25 items

List RulesVote up the athletes you wish had played longer.

The history of MLB players whose careers ended too soon has featured incredible talents having their time in the spotlight end faster than expected. Whether because they died or suffered terrible injuries or simply retired, these players were out of the league well before their time. Iconic stars like Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax and Kirby Puckett all saw their careers end in abrupt fashions.

All the top short baseball careers will be featured with details regarding what caused their time to end so quickly. Each player clearly made a mark during his short stint playing at the highest level. Compare all the talents to find out which ones are the best. 

Vote up for the MLB players whose careers ended early who could have even stronger legacies today if the timing worked out differently. Help us decide which MLB players whose careers ended early you most would have wanted to see have a longer run of greatness on the field.

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