On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 10

  • 1904 James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
  • 1936 Bobby Abel, English cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies at 79

Person of interestWalter Johnson

1946 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3-time Triple Crown: Washington Senators), dies of a brain tumour at 59

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1957 Maurice McLoughlin, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-13), dies at 67
  • 1959 Charles Jones, West Indian cricket batsman (4 Tests), dies at 57
  • 1977 Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (b. 1901)
  • 1992 Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
  • 1994 Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
  • 2010 MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1921)
  • 2010 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver, dies at 84

Person of interestDolph Schayes

2015 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers) and coach, dies of cancer at 87

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • 2019 Jim Smith, English soccer midfielder and manager (Birmingham City, QPR, Portsmouth, Derby County), dies at 79