Deaths in Sport in 1927

  • Feb 6 Sam Maguire, Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer (b. 1879)
  • Mar 3 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • Mar 27 Joe Start, American baseball player (b. 1842)
  • Apr 10 Ivo Bligh, cricketer (8th Earl of Darnley, 4 Tests 1882-83), dies
  • May 9 Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies
  • Jun 11 William Attewell, cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies
  • Jun 14 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (b. 1894)
  • Jul 21 J J Lyons, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Aug 5 Tom Groube, cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies
  • Oct 22 Ross Youngs, Hall of Fame baseballer, dies of Bright's disease at 30
  • Nov 29 George Giffen, cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies
  • Dec 21 Jack Saunders, cricketer (79 wickets-14 Tests for Aust 1902-08), dies