Deaths in Sport in May 1954

  • May 10 George Hirst, cricketer (36,323 1st-class runs, 2739 wickets), dies
  • May 22 Charles "Chief "Bender, American MLB pitcher and only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame (Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 70
  • 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