Deaths in Sport in 2001

  • Jan 12 Affirmed, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • Jan 22 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • Jan 26 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (Marquette), dies at 72
  • Jan 28 Curt Blefary, American baseball player, dies at 57
  • Feb 16 Bob Buhl, baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Feb 17 Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • Feb 18 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver dies in car crash at Daytona 500 race (b. 1951)
  • Feb 18 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, dies at 69

Person of interestDonald Bradman

Feb 25 Donald Bradman, Australian Test cricket captain (6,996 Test runs at 99.94), dies of pneumonia at 92

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Mar 16 Bob Wollek, French race car driver (b. 1943)
  • Mar 17 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), dies at 53
  • Mar 20 Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1949)
  • Apr 1 Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • Apr 9 Willie Stargell, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/1st baseman (7-time All Star), dies of a stroke at 61
  • Apr 14 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 16 Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)

  • Apr 25 Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)
  • May 7 Simon Slåttvik, Norwegian cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 83
  • May 12 Didi [Waldyr Pereira], Brazilian footballer, dies at 72
  • May 26 Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • Jun 2 Joey Maxim, American boxer, dies at 79
  • Jun 10 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), dies at 77
  • Jun 26 Soccer (dog actor) (b. 1988)
  • Jul 4 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater (b. 1974)
  • Jul 8 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 57
  • Jul 8 Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 95
  • Aug 1 Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)
  • Aug 10 Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
  • Aug 11 Percy Stallard, English racing cyclist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 13 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • Aug 15 Richard Chelimo, Kenyan athlete (b. 1972)
  • Aug 21 Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
  • Aug 22 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), dies at 61
  • Aug 25 Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • Aug 25 Ken Tyrrell, English race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing, dies at 77
  • Sep 1 Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
  • Sep 5 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • Sep 11 Garnet Bailey, Canadian hockey player and scout (b. 1948)
  • Sep 13 Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic silver 1948) / tennis player (Wimbledon 1954, French 1951-52), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Sep 23 Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)
  • Oct 4 Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)
  • Oct 6 Arne Harris, American television sports director (b. 1934)
  • Oct 10 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (b. 1911)
  • Oct 18 Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (b. 1922)
  • Oct 22 Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, journalist and motorcycle racer (b. 1922)
  • Oct 23 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, dies at 84
  • Oct 31 Art Wall Jr, American golfer (Masters 1959), dies of respiratory failure at 77
  • Nov 12 Tony Miles, English chess player (b. 1955)
  • Nov 14 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)
  • Nov 23 Bo Belinsky, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • Dec 6 Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman & winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, killed by pirates on the Amazon River at age 53
  • Dec 6 Charles McClendon, Hall of Fame college football coach (b. 1923)
  • Dec 21 Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934)