Deaths in Sport on December 18

  • 1927 Harry Barrett, British athlete (WR marathon 2:42:31 1909), dies at 47

Clarence Kummer

1930 Clarence Kummer, American Racing HOF jockey (Preakness Stakes 1920, 25; Belmont Stakes 1920, 28; US Champion Jockey by earnings 1920), dies from pneumonia at 31

  • 1937 Sandford Schultz, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, 1 wicket, 20 runs; Cambridge University, Lancashire CCC), dies at 80
  • 1968 Sir John Layton Jarvis, English thoroughbred race horse trainer (9 x British Classic Races; 3 x British flat racing Champion Trainer), dies at 80

Bobby Jones

1971 Bobby Jones Jr., American golfer, course designer (13 major titles, Grand Slam 1930), dies of syringomyelia at 69

  • 1974 Harry Hooper, American Baseball HOF right fielder (World Series 1912, 15, 16, 18 Boston Red Sox), dies at 87
  • 1976 George Emmett, cricketer (England opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
  • 1982 Bernard Malivoire, French rower (Olympic gold coxed pair 1952), dies at 44
  • 1982 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies at 67
  • 1991 George Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (b. 1913)
  • 2000 Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
  • 2010 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), dies at 94