On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1941

  • Jan 6 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 65
  • Jan 11 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)
  • Jan 24 Tommy Bond, Irish baseball pitcher and right fielder (Triple Crown 1877; Boston Red Caps; first man born in Ireland to play MLB), dies at 84
  • Feb 19 Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket wicket-keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
  • Apr 22 Arthur Briscoe, South African cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests), dies

Person of interestLou Gehrig

Jun 2 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), dies of motor neurone disease at 37

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Aug 12 Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies
  • Aug 23 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies
  • Sep 1 Benjamin Dwight, American tennis championship umpire, dies
  • Oct 20 Ken Farnes (WWII) 15 Tests for England, cricketer (60 wickets), dies
  • Oct 29 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • Dec 1 Horace Chapman, South African cricket all-rounder (2 Tests), dies at 51