On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1906

  • Mar 23 Victor Barton, English cricket batsman (1 Test, HS 23; Kent CCC, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (Southampton), dies at 38
  • Apr 19 Spencer Gore, British tennis player (1st Wimbledon singles champion 1877), dies at 56
  • Jun 17 Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player, dies at 33
  • Oct 20 William "Buck" Ewing, American Baseball HOF catcher (NL home run leader 1883 NY Giants; Cincinnati Reds) and manager (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds), dies of diabetes at 67