Sports Stars Who Died in 1926

  • Feb 24 Eddie Plank, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1910, 11, 13 Philadelphia A's), dies from a stroke at 51
  • Mar 11 Biddy Anderson, South African cricket batsman (1 Test as captain; Western Province) and rugby union centre (3 Tests), dies at 51

Georges VezinaGeorges Vezina (1887-1926)

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

  • Apr 15 Frank Iredale, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies at 58
  • May 20 Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies

Fred SpofforthFred Spofforth (1853-1926)

Jun 4 Australian cricket fast bowler ("The Demon" - 18 Tests, 94 wickets @ 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

  • Nov 1 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 69
  • Dec 16 William Larned, American tennis player (US Nationals 1901-02, 07-11), dies of a self inflicted gun shot wound at 53