On This Day

Deaths in Sport in October 2004

  • Oct 3 John Cerutti, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers Sportsnet), dies of ventricular arrhythmia at 44
  • Oct 10 Ken Caminiti, MLB third baseman, 1987-2001, (Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, and 3 other teams; NL MVP- 1996), dies of a drug overdose at 41
  • Oct 11 Keith Miller, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders), dies at 84
  • Oct 20 Chuck Hiller, American MLB second baseman (first NL player in history to hit a grand slam HR in World Series play, 1962), dies from leukemia at 70
  • Oct 23 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1945-76), and actor, dies at 87
  • Oct 24 Ricky Hendrick, American auto racer and team owner (NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series 1 win, 23 top 10s), dies in plane crash at 24
  • Oct 26 Bobby Ávila, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (MLB All-Star 1952, 54, 55; AL batting champion 1954; Cleveland Indians), dies of diabetes and lung ailment at 80
  • Oct 27 Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • Oct 28 Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)