On This Day

Deaths in Sport in November 1997

  • Nov 2 Roy McMillan, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (MLB All Star 1956-57; Gold Glove 1957-59; Cincinnati Reds), dies of heart failure at 68
  • Nov 9 Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)
  • Nov 11 Rodney Milburn, American athlete (b. 1950)

Person of interestEddie Arcaro

Nov 14 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), dies of liver cancer at 81

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • Nov 16 Headley Keith, South African cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 21.19), dies at 70
  • Nov 16 Russ "Mad Monk" Meyer, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 74
  • Nov 18 Joyce Wethered, British golfer (English Ladies' champion 1920–24), dies at 96
  • Nov 20 Dick Littlefield, American MLB pitcher, dies at 71