Deaths in Sport on April 9

  • 1991 Forrest Towns, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1936), dies at 77
  • 2001 Willie Stargell, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/1st baseman (7-time All Star), dies of a stroke at 61
  • 2002 Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (b. 1926)
  • 2006 Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)
  • 2009 Nick Adenhart, American baseball player, dies at 22
  • 2010 Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2010 Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • 2012 Mark Lenzi, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1992), dies at 43
  • 2014 Bertha Tickey, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973), dies at 91