On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 11

  • 1940 Gunnar Höckert, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m 1936), dies of war wounds at 29
  • 1959 Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)
  • 1993 Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnast, dies in an auto accident
  • 1994 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver, dies at 47
  • 1994 Antonio Martin, Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23
  • 1996 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies at 74
  • 2002 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball shortstop and 3rd base coach (record 17 World Series titles as player & coach; NY Yankees), dies from complications of a fall at 91
  • 2011 Tom Carnegie, American sports announcer (b. 1919)
  • 2011 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 82
  • 2020 Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball catcher and manager (first NPB batter to win Triple Crown 1965; Nankai Hawks), dies of heart failure at 84