On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1923

  • Jan 1 Willie Keeler, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (highest career AB-per-strikeout ratio in MLB history; NL batting champion 1897, 98 Baltimore Orioles), dies of tuberculosis at 50
  • Apr 2 Michel Théato, Luxembourgian athlete (Olympic gold representing France, marathon 1900), dies at 45
  • May 30 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
  • Jun 26 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
  • Oct 12 A P "Bunny" Lucas, cricketer (five Tests for England 1879-82), dies
  • Nov 25 Syd Callaway, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, 6 wickets, BB 5/37, HS 41; NSW CA, Canterbury [NZ]), dies at 55