On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1910

  • Jan 12 Harry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB record 9 RBI 1893; record lasts 70+ years), dies at 43
  • Mar 20 James Hogan, Irish College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale), dies of Bright's disease at 37
  • Jul 3 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • Jul 15 Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
  • Aug 10 Joe Gans, American boxer (world lightweight champion), dies of tuberculosis at 35
  • Aug 22 George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • Aug 29 Allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies
  • Sep 23 H J H "Tup" Scott, cricketer (Australian Test captain 1886), dies
  • Oct 15 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), murdered at a ranch in Missouri at 24
  • Oct 25 Willie Anderson, Scottish golfer (US Open 1901, 1903-05), dies of epilepsy at 31
  • Dec 29 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1897-1900), dies of neurasthenia at 38