On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 14

  • 1911 Addie Joss, American baseball player (Cleveland Naps), dies of TB at 31
  • 1922 Cap Anson, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (NL batting champion 1881, 88; 8 × NL RBI leader; Chicago White Stockings / Colts), dies from a glandular ailment at 69
  • 1938 Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), dies of blood poisoning at 44
  • 1964 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies at 72
  • 1968 Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1983 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1952), dies at 64
  • 1989 Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
  • 2000 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2001 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2008 Tommy Holmes, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 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 Ron Wylie, Scottish soccer forward (Notts County, Aston Villa, Birmingham City) and manager (WBA), dies at 86
  • 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