Deaths in Sport on February 25

  • 1919 Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
  • 1934 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), dies of uremic poisoning at 60
  • 1966 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 59
  • 1982 J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
  • 1994 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for South Africa in 37 Tests), dies

Person of interestJersey Joe

1994 Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe

Person of interestDonald Bradman

2001 Donald Bradman, Australian Test cricket captain (6,996 Test runs at 99.94), dies of pneumonia at 92

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 2006 Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Ashley Cooper, Australian race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2016 Tony Burton, American actor (Rocky films) and boxer, dies at 78