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Deaths in Sport in 1892

  • Feb 19 Monty Bowden, English cricket wicketkeeper and captain (2 Tests; youngest England captain at 23 years, 144 days), dies of epilepsy at 26

Person of interestAlexander Cartwright

Jul 12 Alexander Cartwright, American sportsman (recognized as inventor of modern baseball), dies at 72

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright