Deaths in Sport in 1958

  • Jan 8 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (Olympic gold 1904, 06), dies at 74
  • Jan 23 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
  • Feb 6 David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • Feb 6 Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6 Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6 Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
  • Feb 6 Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • Feb 6 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 6 Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager
  • Feb 21 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)
  • Mar 19 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • Mar 26 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), dies at 71
  • Mar 28 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), dies of a stroke at 53
  • Apr 26 Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
  • May 3 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
  • May 19 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)

  • May 25 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 7 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
  • Jun 18 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
  • Jun 26 George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • Jun 28 George Gunn, cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • Jul 2 Joe Jeannette, American boxer (world coloured champion 1909), dies at 78
  • Jul 22 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies
  • Aug 3 Peter Collins, English race car driver, dies at 26
  • Aug 10 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), dies of internal haemorrhage at 48
  • Sep 9 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies at 72
  • Oct 15 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies
  • Oct 17 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies at 81
  • Nov 17 Mort Cooper, baseball player (b. 1913)
  • Nov 18 Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
  • Nov 21 Mel Ott, NY Giant baseball star (1926-1947), dies at 49
  • Dec 8 Tris Speaker, American baseball player, hit more double than Pete Rose, dies at 70