Deaths in Sport in 1954

  • Jan 5 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891)
  • Jan 20 Fred Root, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
  • Jan 20 Warren Bardsley, cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies
  • Mar 8 Percy Twentyman-Jones, cricketer (pair in only Test for South Africa), dies
  • Mar 18 Walter Mead, cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies
  • Apr 10 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1888)
  • Apr 12 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89
  • May 10 George Hirst, cricketer (36,323 1st-class runs, 2739 wickets), dies
  • May 23 H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies
  • May 26 Lionel Conacher ["The Big Train"], Canadian athlete and politician, dies from a heart attack at 54
  • Jul 29 Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
  • Jul 31 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Sep 26 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
  • Sep 30 Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
  • Oct 20 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51
  • Oct 27 Frank Druce, cricketer (252 runs in 5 Tests for England), dies
  • Nov 22 Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Bill Doak, former Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1891)