Deaths in Sport in December 1985

  • Dec 6 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player, dies at 92

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Dec 14 Roger Maris, HR hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 51

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  • Dec 16 Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies
  • Dec 16 Merv Waite, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust 1938, 1 wkt avg 190), dies
  • Dec 31 Alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies