Deaths in Sport on April 14

  • 1911 Addie Joss, American Baseball HOF pitcher (perfect game 1908; 2 x no-hitters 1908, 10; 1.89 career ERA second-lowest in MLB history; career WHIP 0.968 MLB record; Cleveland Bronchos), dies of TB at 31
  • 1922 Cap Anson, American Baseball HOF first baseman (NL batting champion 1881, 88; 8 × NL RBI leader; Chicago White Stockings/Colts) and manager (Philadelphia A's, Chicago White Stockings/Colts, NY Giants), dies from a glandular ailment at 69

Vladimir Mayakovsky

1930 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet and playwright (Ode to Revolution, The Bathhouse), commits suicide by shooting himself through the heart at 36

  • 1938 Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), dies of blood poisoning at 44
  • 1964 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (played in NZ's 1st Test series; 2 Tests, 1 x 50; Wellington), dies at 72
  • 1983 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1952), dies at 64
  • 1989 Lance Pierre, West Indian cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies at 67
  • 2000 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2001 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2008 Tommy Holmes, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1945, 48; NL HR leader 1945; Boston Braves) and manager (Boston Braves), dies at 91
  • 2012 Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 92
  • 2019 John MacLeod, American basketball coach (NBA Phoenix Suns 1973-87), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • 2020 Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees 2010-20), dies of liver condition at 63
  • 2020 Paul Bayvel, South African rugby union scrum-half (10 caps; Transvaal), dies from cancer at 71
  • 2020 Ron Wylie, Scottish soccer forward (Notts County, Aston Villa, Birmingham City) and manager (WBA), dies at 86

Mike Bossy

2022 Mike Bossy, Canadian Hockey HOF right wing (Stanley Cup 1980-83; Conn Smythe Trophy 1982; 7 x NHL All Star; NY Islanders), dies of lung cancer at 65 [1]