Today's Deaths in Sport

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  • 1891 Dick Pilling, cricketer ("Prince of Wicketkeepers", Eng 1881-88), dies
  • 1931 Ban Johnson, American baseball executive, founder and President of the American League, dies after a long illness at 67
  • 1946 Chick Fullis, baseball player (b. 1904)

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1953 Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), dies at 64

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1958 Chuck Klein, Philadelphia Phillie HR hitter, dies at 53

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1958 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1959 James Neblett, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935), dies
  • 2013 Soraya JimĂ©nez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70