On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1914

  • Apr 1 Rube Waddell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown, AL wins leader 1905; ERA leader 1900, 05; strikeout leader 1902–07; Philadelphia A's), dies from tuberculosis at 37
  • May 13 R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies
  • May 13 Tip Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), dies at 36
  • Jun 15 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • Jul 30 Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • Aug 7 Bransby Cooper, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
  • Sep 29 Jean Bouin, French marathoner (Olympic silver 1912), dies in battle
  • Nov 2 Jack Sheridan, American Baseball Hall of Fame umpire (World Series 1905, 07-08, 10), dies from effects of sunstroke at 52
  • Dec 21 A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies