Deaths in Sport in 2005

  • Jan 4 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • Jan 10 Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (b. 1932)
  • Jan 10 Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • Jan 11 Fabrizio Meoni, Italian motorcyclist (b. 1957)
  • Jan 22 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1943)
  • Jan 24 Chalkie White, English rugby union coach (b. 1929)
  • Jan 25 Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • Feb 2 Max Schmeling, German boxer (1930-32 World Heavyweight Champion), dies at 99
  • Feb 7 Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)
  • Feb 12 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
  • Feb 13 Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
  • Feb 13 Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • Feb 14 Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • Feb 17 Omar Sivori, Argentine footballer (b. 1935)
  • Mar 2 Rick Mahler, American baseball player (b. 1953)
  • Mar 6 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Mar 9 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 16 Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
  • Mar 16 Dick Radatz, American baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Mar 26 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • Mar 27 Bob Casey, American baseball announcer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 30 Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
  • Apr 1 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1952)
  • Apr 3 Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (b. 1933)
  • Apr 7 Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • Apr 7 Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)
  • Apr 8 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Apr 10 Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
  • Apr 11 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (b. 1907)
  • Apr 13 Don Blasingame, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • Apr 18 Sam Mills, American football player (b. 1959)
  • Apr 20 Zygfryd Blaut, Polish football player (b. 1943)
  • Apr 21 Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941)
  • Apr 23 Earl Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Apr 28 Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)
  • May 7 Tristan Egolf, American writer (b. 1971)
  • May 7 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1980)
  • May 8 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (b. 1981)
  • May 26 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928)
  • May 30 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1927)

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Jun 1 George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

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  • Jun 2 Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian Nordic combined skier and sports official (b. 1930)
  • Jun 12 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • Jun 18 Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
  • Jul 4 Hank Stram, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • Jul 9 Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)
  • Jul 9 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • Jul 11 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • Jul 18 Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • Jul 26 Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
  • Jul 30 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • Aug 5 Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (b. 1936)
  • Aug 5 Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
  • Aug 8 Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Aug 14 Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (b. 1932)
  • Aug 18 Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • Aug 20 Thomas Herrion, American football player (b. 1981)
  • Aug 27 Seán Purcell, Gaelic footballer (b. 1929)
  • Sep 8 Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 11 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (b. 1923)
  • Sep 13 Toni Fritsch, Austrian football and American football player (b. 1945)
  • Sep 18 Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
  • Sep 25 George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)
  • Oct 15 Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)
  • Oct 18 Bill King, American sports broadcaster (b. 1927)
  • Oct 18 Johnny Haynes, English footballer (b. 1934)
  • Oct 28 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (b. 1918)
  • Oct 28 Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)
  • Oct 30 Al Lopez, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
  • Nov 2 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian football player and coach.
  • Nov 16 Robert Tisch, American football team owner (b. 1926)
  • Nov 22 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)
  • Nov 23 Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
  • Nov 25 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
  • Nov 29 David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • Dec 3 Herb Moford, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Dec 6 Charly Gaul, Luxembourg cyclist (b. 1932)
  • Dec 7 Bud Carson, American football player and coach (b. 1931)
  • Dec 15 Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (b. 1915)
  • Dec 15 Darrell Russell, American football player (b. 1976)
  • Dec 21 Elrod Hendricks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)
  • Dec 23 Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and dogsled driver (b. 1905)
  • Dec 23 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer and coach (b. 1914)