On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1902

  • Jan 11 Johnny Briggs, English cricket all-rounder (33 Tests; 118 wickets @ 17.75), dies of complications from an epileptic seizure at 39
  • Mar 7 James "Pud" Galvin, American Baseball HOF pitcher (MLB's first 300-game winner; no-hitters 1880, 84; Buffalo Bisons), dies at 45
  • Aug 10 George Vernon, cricketer (scored 11* & 3 in only England Test), dies