On This Day

Deaths in Sport in March 1988

  • Mar 6 Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), dies from leukemia at 54
  • Mar 8 Lala Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 65
  • Mar 10 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), dies at 78
  • Mar 17 Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
  • Mar 29 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (4-time MLB All Star), dies of heart attack at 63