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
  • 1958 Tris Speaker, American baseball player, hit more double than Pete Rose, dies at 70
  • 1982 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies
  • 2006 José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)
  • 2008 Kerryn McCann, Australian athlete, dies at 41
  • 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