Sports Stars Who Died in 1915

  • Jan 6 Reginald Wood, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1886), dies
  • Feb 5 Ross Barnes, American baseball infielder (3×NA/NL batting champion 1872, 73, 76; 4×NA/NL runs scored leader; 4×NA/NL hits leader; Boston Red Stockings), dies at 64
  • Mar 31 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish athlete (Olympic gold 1908), dies at 32
  • Apr 3 Andrew Stoddart, English cricketer (England captain) and ruby union player, commits suicide by firearm at 52

Alfred Gwynne VanderbiltAlfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877-1915)

May 7 American businessman (New York Central Railway), dies aboard the RMS Lusitania during World War I at 37

Anthony WildingAnthony Wilding (1883-1915)

May 9 New Zealand tennis player (Wimbledon 1910-13), killed in action on the Western Front at 31

François FaberFrançois Faber (1887-1915)

May 9 Luxembourgian cyclist (Tour de France 1909), killed in action by gunshot wounds at 28

  • May 19 Bob Ferguson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1880-82), dies at 69

Victor TrumperVictor Trumper (1877-1915)

Jun 28 Australian Cricket Batsman (48 Tests, top score 214; key figure foundation of rugby league in Australia), dies of Bright's disease at 37

  • Sep 9 A. G. Spalding, American Baseball HOF pitcher, manager and executive (NL wins leader 1871–76; President, co-owner Chicago White Stockings; co-founder of Spalding sporting goods company), dies at 66

W. G. GraceW. G. Grace (1848-1915)

Oct 23 English cricket all-rounder and captain (22 Tests; 54,896 runs over record 44 first class seasons; Gloucestershire), dies of a heart attack at 67

  • Oct 30 Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, cricketer (9 Tests for Aust 1907-12), dies
  • Dec 29 Tom Shevlin, American College Football Hall of Fame end (Yale - Consensus All-American 1902, 04, 05; National C'ship 1902, 05), dies of pneumonia at 32