Deaths in Sport in 1992

  • Jan 3 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies
  • Jan 10 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
  • Jan 17 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
  • Jan 21 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81

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Jan 31 Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82

NFL Offensive Lineman Mel Hein
NFL Offensive Lineman
Mel Hein
  • Jan 31 Wim van Heumen, field hockey coach (Netherlands), dies at 63
  • Feb 7 Buzz Sawyer, wrestler (b. 1959)
  • Feb 12 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), dies
  • Feb 14 Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic bronze 48/silver-52), dies at 67
  • Feb 26 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch 6-day cyclist known as the "Crazy Cyclist", dies at 76
  • Feb 26 Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83
  • Apr 1 Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash
  • Apr 13 Walter Stuart Surridge, cricketeer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • May 6 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (b. 1921)
  • May 8 Gul Mahomed, cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), dies
  • May 12 Joe Burke, president (KC Royals), dies at 68, dies
  • May 14 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (Raiders), dies of cancer at 43
  • May 15 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino race car driver (b. 1965)
  • May 17 Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34
  • May 25 Danny Biasone, persuaded NBA to use 24 second clock, dies at 83
  • Jun 4 Carl Stotz, founder (baseball's little league), dies at 82
  • Jun 7 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • Jun 15 Eddie Lopat, pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • Jun 15 Leo Halle, soccer goalie (Go Ahead, Orange), dies
  • Jun 19 Kitty McKane Godfree, Tennis champ (Wimbledon 1924, 26), dies at 96
  • Jun 25 Jerome Brown, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagle), dies in car crash at 27
  • Jul 13 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • Jul 16 "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
  • Jul 16 Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
  • Jul 16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • Aug 1 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • Aug 8 Arthur Lang, US boxer/businessman, dies at 115
  • Aug 13 Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident
  • Sep 5 Billy Herman, 2nd baseman/manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • Sep 7 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports Fund), dies at 79
  • Sep 14 S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies
  • Sep 20 K W Stackpole, cricketer (good Victorian batsman), dies
  • Sep 22 Aurelio L√≥pez, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • Sep 23 Bernice Gera, 1st female baseball umpire (1969 NY-Penn League), dies at 61
  • Oct 6 Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
  • Oct 22 Red Barber, sportscaster (Dodgers, Yankees), dies at 84
  • Oct 26 Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
  • Oct 27 Roy Marshall, cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies
  • Nov 8 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, speed skater (Olympic silver 1952), dies
  • Nov 10 Chuck Connors, US NBA/baseballer/actor (Boston Celtics), dies at 71
  • Nov 14 Earnest FH Happel, East German soccer/trainer/coach, dies
  • Nov 14 Joop Van Nellen, soccer/trainer (DHC/"We go to Rome!"), dies
  • Dec 9 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • Dec 10 Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
  • Dec 12 Jasu Patel, cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies
  • Dec 16 Rinus Terlouw, Dutch soccer player/trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Dec 23 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Ted Croker, RAF-pilot/sect English soccer team (sponsoring), dies