On This Day

Deaths in Sport in May 1924

  • 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