Deaths in Sport on April 6

  • 1943 Jimmy Collins, American Baseball HOF 3rd baseman (World Series 1903 Boston Americans; NL HR leader 1898 Boston Beaneaters) and manager (Boston Americans 1901–06), dies at 73
  • 1949 Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC President during WWII), dies
  • 1953 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse (Triple Crown 1941), dies at 15
  • 1970 Maurice Stokes, American Basketball HOF power forward (NBA All-Star 1956, 57, 58; NBA Rookie of the Year 1956; Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), dies from a heart attack at 36
  • 1979 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
  • 1986 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born Italian soccer winger (13 caps Argentina, 35 Italy; Independiente, Juventus), dies at 84
  • 1989 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1924 and 1928), dies at 86

Bill PonsfordBill Ponsford (1900-1991)

Australian Cricket Batsman (29 Tests @ 48 22, 7 x 100s; 1st-class 13,819 runs @ 65.18; Victoria), dies at 90

  • 1997 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), dies at 84
  • 1999 Gene Benson, American baseball outfielder (Negro League All-Star 1940, 45-46), dies at 85
  • 2005 Geoff Millman, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests; Bedfordshire CCC, Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 70
  • 2006 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2009 Shawn Mackay, Brumbies rugby player (b. 1982)
  • 2010 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (26 Tests, 70 wickets; Canterbury CA), dies at 85
  • 2015 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 85
  • 2017 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), dies at 91

Al KalineAl Kaline (1934-2020)

American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (18 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1968; 10 × Gold Glove Award; Detroit Tigers), dies at 85

  • 2020 Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests, 3 x 50; Central Districts), dies from heart failure at 64
  • 2020 Radomir Antić, Serbian soccer defender (1 cap Yugoslavia; Partizan, Luton Town) and manager (Atlético Madrid; Serbia), dies from pancreatitis at 71
  • 2022 John Creighton, New Zealand rugby union hooker (1 Test, 6 apps NZ; Canterbury), dies at 85
  • 2022 Tom Smith, Scottish rugby union loosehead prop (61 Tests, 6 British & Irish Lions; Glasgow Warriors, Caledonia Reds, Northampton Saints RUFC), dies from cancer at 50