Sports Stars Who Died in 1924

  • Mar 7 Pat Moran, American baseball player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), dies of Bright's Disease at 48
  • Mar 25 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies
  • Apr 1 Stan Rowley, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m team, bronze 60m, 100m, 200m 1900), dies at 47
  • Apr 16 Jack Board, English cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies at 57
  • Apr 24 George Street, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • May 11 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American open about his heritage to play MLB; Toledo Blue Stockings), dies at 66
  • May 16 William "Candy" Cummings, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (credited with creating the curveball), dies at 75
  • May 19 Billy Zulch, cricketer (South African batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
  • May 21 Charley Barrett, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cornell undefeated National C'ship 1915), dies from effects of war injuries at 30
  • Jun 24 Willie Fernie, Scottish golfer (British Open 1883), dies at 69
  • Jun 28 Jack Darragh, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1911, 20-21, 23; Ottawa Senators), dies of peritonitis at 33
  • Aug 17 Tom Kendall, Australian cricket slow bowler (2 Tests, 14 wickets in Australia's 1st 2 Tests, BB 7/55), dies at 72
  • Sep 10 Walter Lees, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 26 wickets), dies at 48
  • Sep 15 Frank Chance, American Baseball HOF first baseman (World Series 1907, 08; 2 x NL stolen base leader; NL runs leader 1906 Chicago Orphans/Cubs) and manager (Chicago Cubs, NY Yankees, Boston RS), dies at 47
  • Sep 19 Alick Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (28 Tests, 8 x 50s; NSW 1876–94), dies at 70
  • Oct 5 Tom Campbell, South African cricket wicket keeper (5 Tests, 8 dismissals), dies in a railway accident at 42
  • Nov 20 Ebenezer Cobb Morley, English sportsman (drafted first FA rules), dies at 93