Deaths in Sport on February 17

  • 1929 John Read, cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies
  • 1959 Tim Mara, co-founder of NFL's NY Giants, dies
  • 1982 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
  • 1989 Lefty Gomez, pitching great (NY Yankees), dies at 80
  • 1990 Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)
  • 1993 Leslie Townsend, cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies
  • 2001 Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • 2005 Omar Sivori, Argentine footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2008 Brian Harris, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2016 Andy Ganteaume, Trinidadian cricketer (West Indian batsman who scored 112 in his only Test innings 1948), dies at 95
  • 2016 Tony Phillips, American MLB player (Oakland Athletics), dies at 56
  • 2017 Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), dies at 85