On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1918

  • Jan 24 George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)

John L. Sullivan

Feb 2 John L. Sullivan, American boxer (first heavyweight gloved champion, de facto 1882-92; last heavyweight bare-knuckle champion), dies at 59

  • Mar 10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball pitcher and manager (first Scot in MLB; NL wins leader 1880, 82; NL ERA leader 1883), dies at 61
  • Apr 11 Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for South Africa in 1889 aged 19), dies
  • Apr 20 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
  • May 2 Ernie Parker, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), dies in action WWI at 34
  • Jun 25 Jake Beckley, American Baseball HOF first baseman (23,767 putouts MLB record; career .308 hitter; Pittsburgh Alleghenys/Pirates; NY Giants; Cincinnati Reds; St. Louis Cardinals), dies of heart disease at 50
  • Aug 1 John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy, dies at 64
  • Aug 13 Luther Gulick, American Basketball Hall of Fame contributor (basketball pioneer; international official), dies at 53
  • Oct 6 Arthur O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1914), dies in action WWI at 28
  • Oct 17 Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies
  • Nov 18 Reggie Schwartz, English cricket spin bowler (20 Tests South Africa, 55 wickets, BB 6/47) and rugby union fly half (3 Tests England), dies from Spanish flu at 43
  • Nov 26 Charlie McLeod, cricketer (all-rounder for Australia 1894-1905), dies