On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 11

  • 1903 Patrick McShane, cricket player/ump (1884-85 Ashes series), dies
  • 1959 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, dies at 59
  • 1972 John Mills, New Zealand cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies at 67
  • 1978 Paul O'Dea, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach, dies at 87
  • 2004 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian soccer defender (21 caps; Vélez Sársfield, Boca Juniors, Nîmes Olympique), dies from gunshot wound in stomach while hunting at 43
  • 2010 Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Colleen Walker, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1997), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2015 John "Hot Rod" Williams, American NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), dies of cancer at 53
  • 2016 Sid O'Linn, South African cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960), dies at 89