Deaths in Sport in 1929

  • Feb 14 Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875)
  • Feb 17 John Read, cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies
  • May 21 V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
  • Jun 2 Charles Coventry, cricketer (13 runs in 2 Tests Eng v S Af 1889), dies
  • Jun 4 Harry Frazee, Boston Red Sox owner from 1916-1923 (b. 1881)
  • Jun 7 J E P McMaster, cricketer (Eng v S Af Test 1889 (out for 0), dies
  • Jul 11 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • Aug 1 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
  • Aug 25 Frederick Burton, Australian cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies at 63
  • Sep 25 Miller Huggins, manager (NY Yankees), dies from blood poisoning at 49
  • Oct 21 Owen Dunell, cricketer (two Tests for South Africa in 1889), dies
  • Oct 25 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (two Tests for England 1877), dies
  • Nov 9 Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
  • Nov 14 Joseph McGinnity, baseball pitcher (NY Giants), dies at 58
  • Nov 17 A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies
  • Dec 9 Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies