Sports Stars Who Died in 1925

Jaap EdenJaap Eden (1873-1925)

Feb 2 Dutch athlete (World Cycling C'ship gold 10k 1894, sprint 1895; World Speed Skating C'ship gold allround 1893, 95, 96), dies at 51

  • Mar 4 John Montgomery Ward, American Baseball HOF pitcher (perfect game 1880; NL ERA leader 1878; NL strikeout leader & NL wins leader 1879; Providence Grays), dies of pneumonia at 65
  • Mar 14 Walter Camp, American, father of American football, dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Charles Ebbets, American sports executive (co-owner of Brooklyn Dodgers 1897-1902), dies at 65
  • Apr 20 Herbert Lawford, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1887; first exponent of topspin), dies at 73
  • Apr 29 Edward J. McKeever, American baseball executive (co-owner Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of influenza at 66
  • Jul 14 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, dies at 23
  • Jul 26 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver, dies at 36
  • Aug 3 William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies
  • Oct 7 Christy Mathewson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905, 21; Triple Crown 1905, 08; NL wins leader 1905, 07, 08, 10; 2 x no-hitters; NY Giants), dies of tuberculosis at 45
  • Nov 21 Robert Wrenn, American tennis player (US Open 1893-94, 1896-97), dies at 52
  • Dec 17 A. N. Hornby, English cricket batsman & captain (3 Tests; Lancashire CCC) and rugby union utility back & captain (9 Tests; Lancashire CRFC), dies at 78