On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 18

  • 1927 Harry Barrett, British athlete (WR marathon 2:42:31 1909), dies at 47
  • 1937 Stanford Schultz, English cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies at 80

Person of interestBobby Jones

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

Golfer Bobby Jones
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  • 1974 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, dies at 87
  • 1976 George Emmett, cricketer (England opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
  • 1982 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies at 67
  • 1982 Bernard Malivoire, French cox pair (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 44
  • 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