Deaths in Sport in 1926

  • Feb 24 Eddie Plank, pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51
  • Mar 11 John Henry Anderson, cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies

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Mar 26 Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • Apr 15 Frank Iredale, cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies
  • May 20 Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies

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Jun 4 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
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Fred Spofforth
  • Nov 1 Wilfred Flowers, cricketer (England spinner in 8 Tests 1884-93), dies