Deaths in Sport in 1998

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 1 Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Feb 18 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at probably 83
  • Feb 18 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
  • Mar 6 Frank Barrett, American baseball player (b. 1913)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 8 Ray Nitschke, American football player, dies of a heart attack at 61

NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke
NFL Middle Linebacker
Ray Nitschke
  • Mar 31 Tim Flock, American race car driver (b. 1924)
  • Apr 13 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfer (b. 1960)
  • Apr 22 Kitch Christie, South African rugby coach (b. 1940)
  • Apr 28 Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 29 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
  • May 2 Justin Fashanu, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • May 15 Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • May 31 Charles Van Acker, Belgian racing driver (b. 1912)
  • Jun 10 Jim Hearn, American baseball player (b. 1921)
  • Jun 13 Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1932, 36), dies at 86
  • Jun 21 Al Campanis, American baseball executive (b. 1916)
  • Jul 5 Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
  • Jul 13 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), dies at 95
  • Jul 19 Elmer Valo, baseball player (b. 1921)
  • Aug 17 Wladyslaw Komar, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1940)
  • Aug 17 Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
  • Sep 1 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (b. 1921)
  • Sep 2 Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)
  • Sep 13 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
  • Sep 21 Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (b. 1959)
  • Sep 27 Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)
  • Sep 27 Narita Bryan, Japanese racehorse (b. 1991)
  • Sep 30 Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player, dies at 45
  • Oct 2 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (b. 1924)
  • Oct 6 Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Oct 31 Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)
  • Nov 6 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • Nov 11 Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • Nov 13 Red Holzman, American basketball coach (b. 1920)
  • Nov 15 Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 9 Archie Moore, American light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), dies at 84

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore