On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1951

  • Jan 8 Samuel D. Riddle, American thoroughbred owner (Man 'o War, War Admiral), dies at 89
  • Jan 29 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer, dies at 70

Person of interestEddie Collins

Mar 25 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, dies of heart problems at 63

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Mar 29 Jerome Travers, American golfer (US Open 1915), dies at 63
  • Apr 27 Philip Hands, South African cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies at 61

Person of interestLeo Diegel

May 5 Leo Diegel, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1928-29), dies of throat and lung cancer at 52

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • Jun 6 Lionel Hallam, British cricketer (England capt 1921), dies at 61
  • Jun 11 Montagu Odd, cricket bat-maker (W. G. Grace), dies
  • Jul 9 Harry Heilmann, American baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), dies at 56
  • Jul 14 Sammy Jones, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; NSW, Queensland, Auckland), dies at 89
  • Aug 3 Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket-keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • Aug 22 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 66
  • Sep 3 Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
  • Sep 29 Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach and administrator (first coach US men's national team), dies at 86
  • Oct 13 W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
  • Nov 5 Reggie Walker, South African athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1908), dies at 62
  • Dec 5 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Dec 8 Bobby Lowe, American baseball second baseman (first player to hit 4 HRs in one MLB game, 1894), dies at 86
  • Dec 31 H. Guy Bedwell, American thoroughbred trainer (North American champion in wins x 7; earnings 1918-19; first Triple Crown winner, Sir Barton), dies at 76