Deaths in Sport on April 10

  • 1882 William Hulbert, American Baseball HOF executive (President Chicago White Stockings; National League 1877-82), dies from a heart attack at 49
  • 1927 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricket batsman (4 Tests; first England captain v Australia 1882-83), dies at 68
  • 1927 Young Corbett II (William J. Rothwell), American boxer (world featherweight champion 1901-02), dies at 46
  • 1954 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (5-time World Champion all-round), dies at 65
  • 1965 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (Casner Motor Racing Division team), dies at 36
  • 1988 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • 2005 Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
  • 2011 Homer Smith, American football coach (b. 1931)
  • 2011 Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)

Richie BenaudRichie Benaud (1930-2015)

Australian cricket all-rounder and captain (62 Tests, 3 x 100s, 248 wickets; NSW CA) and broadcaster (9 Network, BBC), dies from skin cancer at 84

  • 2020 Frits Flinkevleugel, Dutch soccer defender (11 caps; DWS, FC Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 2020 Pete Retzlaff, American NFL halfback, tight-end (Pro Bowl 1958, 60, 63–65; First-team All-Pro 1958, 65) and general manager (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 88
  • 2020 Tom Webster, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (NY Rangers, LA Kings), dies of brain cancer at 71
  • 2022 John Drew, American basketball small forward (NBA All-Star 1976, 80; Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz), dies from bone cancer at 67