Deaths in Sport in 1972

  • Jan 7 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies at 70
  • Feb 28 Victor Barna, table tennis champ, dies
  • Mar 16 Harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (10 Tests for WI, 34 wickets), dies at 62

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Apr 2 Gil Hodges, manager (NY Mets), dies of heart attack at 57

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 8 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), dies at 70
  • May 29 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (b. 1902)
  • Jul 6 Vincent Valentine, WI cricket pace bowler (England 1933), dies
  • Jul 21 Ralph Craig, American athlete (b. 1889)
  • Aug 13 George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78
  • Sep 4 Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies
  • Sep 5 Mosje Weinberg, Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered
  • Sep 10 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), dies at 84
  • Oct 17 Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • Oct 18 Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies

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Oct 24 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Oct 31 Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
  • Nov 10 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • Dec 11 John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies

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Dec 31 Roberto Clemente, slugger (Pitts Pirate), dies in a plane crash at 38

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente