On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1895

  • Jul 9 Jack Simpson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1884), dies of typhoid fever at 35
  • Oct 3 Harry Wright, English Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder and manager (established baseball's first fully professional team, Cincinnati Red Stockings 1869), dies of a lung ailment at 60
  • Nov 2 Jack 'The Nonpareil' Dempsey, Irish boxer (first holder of World Middleweight Championship 1886-90), dies from tuberculosis at 32