Deaths in Sport in 2009

  • Jan 4 Giselle Salandy, Trinidad & Tobago female boxer (b. 1987)
  • Jan 11 David Vine, British sports broadcaster (b. 1936)
  • Jan 16 Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner (b. 1930)
  • Jan 22 Billy Werber, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • Jan 24 Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)
  • Jan 29 Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)
  • Jan 30 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)
  • Feb 10 Jeremy Lusk, American freestyle motocross racer (b. 1984)
  • Feb 20 Larry H. Miller, American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (b. 1944)
  • Feb 26 Norm Van Lier, Basketball player and broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • Feb 26 Johnny Kerr, Basketball player and Chicago Bulls broadcaster (b. 1932)
  • Mar 2 Chris Finnegan, British Olympic Boxing Gold Medallist (b. 1944)
  • Mar 4 George McAfee, former American football player (b. 1918)
  • Mar 4 Harry Parkes, English footballer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 21 Walt Poddubny, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1960)
  • Mar 22 Leon Walker, Wakefield Wildcats Rugby Player (b. 1988)
  • Mar 23 Raúl Macías, A famous Mexican boxer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 24 George Kell, American baseball player (b. 1922)
  • Mar 25 Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • Mar 25 Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian hockey player (b. 1975)
  • Mar 25 Giovanni Parisi, Italian boxer (b. 1967)
  • Apr 6 Shawn Mackay, Brumbies rugby player (b. 1982)
  • Apr 9 Nick Adenhart, American baseball player, dies at 22
  • Apr 13 Harry Kalas, American sportscaster (b. 1936)
  • Apr 13 Bruce Snyder, American football coach (b. 1940)
  • Apr 13 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (b. 1954)
  • May 6 Kevin Grubb, former NASCAR driver (b. 1978)
  • May 8 Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • May 9 Chuck Daly, American basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • May 15 Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • May 26 Peter Zezel, Canadian professional hockey player (b. 1965)
  • May 29 Karine Ruby, French snowboarder and Olympic champion (b. 1978)
  • Jun 9 Dick May, Former NASCAR racecar driver
  • Jul 1 Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan professional boxer (b. 1952)
  • Jul 4 Steve McNair, American football player (b. 1973)
  • Jul 11 Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian professional boxer (b. 1972)
  • Jul 19 Henry Surtees, British racing driver. (b. 1991)
  • Jul 25 Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)
  • Jul 28 Jim Johnson, NFL Assistant Coach, Eagles Defensive Coordinator from 1999-2009 (b.1941)
  • Jul 31 Sir Bobby Robson, English professional football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • Aug 8 Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983)
  • Aug 11 Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, sister of John F. Kennedy (b. 1921)
  • Sep 12 Jack Kramer, American tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946), dies of cancer at 88
  • Sep 14 Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (b. 1982)
  • Sep 16 Myles Brand, NCAA President (b. 1942)
  • Oct 12 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 34
  • Oct 27 David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)
  • Nov 10 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper, dies at 32
  • Nov 16 Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (b. 1978)
  • Nov 18 Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • Nov 20 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, radio and television presenter and author (b. 1915)
  • Nov 24 Abe Pollin, owner of the Washington Wizards (b. 1923)
  • Dec 2 Foge Fazio, American college football coach (b. 1938)
  • Dec 14 Alan A'Court, English footballer (b. 1934)
  • Dec 17 Chris Henry, American football player (b. 1983)
  • Dec 22 Albert Scanlon, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • Dec 23 Irvine Shillingford, West Indian cricketer (4 Tests for WI), dies at 65
  • Dec 24 George Michael, American sportscaster (The George Michael Sports Machine) (b. 1939)
  • Dec 29 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, American former professional wrestler and football player (b. 1960)