On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 23

Person of interestTim Keefe

1933 Tim Keefe, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1888; MLB record 0.86 ERA, single season 1880; NY Giants), dies at 76

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1974 Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader), dies at 86
  • 1976 Karl Schäfer, Austrian figure skater (Olympic gold 1932, 36), dies at 66
  • 1983 Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1932) and actor (Tarzan the Fearless, Flash Gordon), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1986 Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), dies from complications of gall bladder surgery at 64
  • 1995 Howard Cosell, American sports journalist (Monday Night Football), dies at 77
  • 1995 John Stennis, American politician (Sen-D-MS), dies at 93
  • 1997 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), dies at 78
  • 1999 Tullio Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 84
  • 2005 Earl Wilson, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; AL wins leader 1967 Boston Red Sox), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • 2012 LeRoy T. Walker, American sports executive (first black president US Olympic Committee 1992-96), dies at 93
  • 2017 Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), dies at 83
  • 2018 Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseman nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 2020 Bernardino Lombao, Spanish handballer (Atlético de Madrid 1967-69), coach (Nat basketball teams) and TV presenter (De Olimpia a Los Ángeles, Objetivo 92), dies at 81