Deaths in Sport in 2010

  • Jan 4 Rory Markas, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
  • Jan 5 Rory Markas, Angels baseball announcer (b.1955)
  • Jan 8 Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (b. 1963)
  • Jan 9 Vimcy, Sports writer (b. 1925)
  • Jan 11 Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)
  • Jan 17 Gaines Adams, American football player (b. 1983)
  • Jan 19 Bill McLaren Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)

Person of interestTom Brookshier

Jan 29 Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, dies of cancer at 78

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier
NFL Sportscaster
Tom Brookshier
  • Feb 10 Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1925)
  • Feb 10 Carl Braun, American basketball player (NY Knicks), dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
  • Feb 14 Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), dies at 89
  • Feb 16 Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)
  • Mar 3 Keith Alexander, British football manager (b. 1956)
  • Mar 4 Tony Richards, British footballer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 6 Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)

  • Mar 11 Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor, dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 2 Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Apr 2 Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
  • Apr 4 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), dies at 91
  • Apr 6 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), dies at 85
  • Apr 9 Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 9 Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • Apr 19 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981)
  • Apr 21 Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (b. 1920)
  • May 4 Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • May 6 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53), dies at 83
  • May 15 Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (b. 1950)
  • May 15 Besian Idrizaj, Footballer (b. 1987)
  • May 23 Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
  • May 24 Morrie Martin, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1922)
  • May 25 Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
  • May 25 Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • May 26 Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965)
  • Jun 4 John Wooden, American basketball player and coach, dies at 99
  • Jun 19 Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • Jul 1 Don Coryell, American College Football Hall of Fame/NFL coach (SD Chargers), dies at 85
  • Jul 5 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)
  • Jul 11 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, dies at 99

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

Jul 13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 19 Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (b. 1975)

  • Jul 21 Ralph Houk, MLB catcher, coach, manager (6-time World Series champion), dies at 90
  • Jul 24 Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • Jul 27 Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)
  • Aug 1 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby, cricket representative (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), dies at 99
  • Aug 10 Adam Stansfield, Professional footballer who played for Exeter City F.C. (b. 1978)
  • Aug 11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • Aug 16 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, dies at 86
  • Aug 18 Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931)
  • Aug 22 Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav football player (b. 1923)
  • Aug 27 Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (first non-Japanese world champion, Olympic gold 1964), dies at 76
  • Aug 31 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), dies of cancer at 50
  • Sep 1 Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)
  • Sep 5 Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)
  • Sep 7 Amar Garibović, Serbian Cross Country Skier (b. 1991)
  • Sep 12 Giulio Zignoli, Italian footballer (b. 1946)
  • Sep 20 Kenny McKinley, American football player (b. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Bob Shaw, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), dies at 77
  • Sep 27 George Blanda, American football player (b. 1927)
  • Oct 1 Ian Buxton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1938)
  • Oct 3 Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (b. 1925)
  • Oct 12 Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)
  • Oct 20 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricketer (b. 1948)
  • Oct 23 Francis Crippen, American long-distance swimmer (b. 1984)
  • Oct 31 Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (b. 1952)
  • Nov 2 Andy Irons, American professional surfer (b. 1978)
  • Nov 2 Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)

Person of interestSparky Anderson

Nov 4 Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager, dies at 76

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Nov 8 Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
  • Nov 10 Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • Nov 13 Ken Iman, American football player (b. 1939)
  • Nov 14 Wes Santee, American middle distance runner, dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Nov 15 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932)
  • Nov 16 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)
  • Nov 20 Rob Lytle, American football player (b. 1954)
  • Nov 20 Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • Nov 22 Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)
  • Nov 28 Gil McDougald, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Dec 2 Ron Santo, American MLB player (Chicago Cubs) and broadcaster, dies at 70
  • Dec 5 Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
  • Dec 10 MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1921)
  • Dec 11 Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)
  • Dec 12 Peter Pagel, German footballer (b. 1956)
  • Dec 12 Tom Walkinshaw, former racing driver and Formula 1 team owner (b. 1946)
  • Dec 14 Dale Roberts, English footballer (b. 1986)
  • Dec 15 Bob Feller, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Triple Crown 1940), dies of leukemia at 92
  • Dec 17 Walt Dropo, American baseball player (b. 1923)
  • Dec 18 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), dies at 94
  • Dec 21 Enzo Bearzot, Italian football player and manager (b. 1927)
  • Dec 25 Bud Greenspan, American documentary maker (Olympic Games), dies at 84