Deaths in Sport in January 2002

  • Jan 3 Alphonse "Al" Smith [Fuzzy Smith], American MLB outfielder and third baseman (Cleveland Indians), dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Steve Gromek, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Jan 16 Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • Jan 22 John Shea, American 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 91
  • Jan 23 Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
  • Jan 29 Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (b. 1928)
  • Jan 30 Louis Salica, American flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1932), dies at 89