On This Day

Deaths in Sport in December 2010

  • Dec 2 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), dies from bladder cancer at 70
  • Dec 5 Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
  • Dec 8 Murray Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey centre and NCAA coach (Detroit Red Wings; coach University of Denver 1956-77, 5 NCAA C'ships), dies at 94
  • Dec 10 MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1921)
  • Dec 10 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver, dies at 84
  • 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, dies at 24
  • Dec 15 Bob Feller, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Triple Crown 1940; 3 x no-hit games), dies from leukemia at 92
  • Dec 17 Walt Dropo, American baseball player (b. 1923)
  • Dec 17 Dick Gibson, British racing driver, dies at 92
  • 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
  • Dec 27 Keith Andrew, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63), dies at 81