On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 8

  • 1951 Bobby Lowe, American baseball second baseman (first player to hit 4 HRs in one MLB game, 1894), dies at 86

Person of interestTris Speaker

1958 Tris Speaker, American baseball player, hit more doubled than Pete Rose, dies at 70

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
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  • 1982 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies
  • 1987 José Casanova, Peruvian soccer midfielder (10 caps; Alianza Lima), dies in Alianza Lima air disaster at 23
  • 1987 Marcos Calderón, Peruvian soccer coach (Peru 1975-79; Copa América 1975), dies in Alianza Lima air disaster at 59
  • 1987 José González, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (20 caps; Alianza Lima), dies in Alianza Lima air disaster at 33
  • 2006 José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)
  • 2010 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
  • 2019 Rogério Pipi, Portuguese soccer forward (15 caps; Benfica), dies at 97
  • 2020 Alejandro Sabella, Argentine soccer midfielder (8 caps; River Plate, Sheffield United, Estudiantes) and manager (Argentina 2011-14), dies from heart disease at 66