Deaths in Sport in April 1972

Person of interestGil Hodges

Apr 2 Gil Hodges, American MLB 1st baseman, manager (8-time All Star), dies of heart attack at 57

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 8 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Billy Burke, American golfer (US Open 1931), dies at 69