Deaths in Sport on February 28

  • 1912 Bill Storer, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies
  • 1963 Eppa Rixey Jr., American Baseball HOF pitcher (NL wins leader 1922; 266 career wins; Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds), dies at 71
  • 1972 Victor Barna, table tennis champ, dies
  • 1980 Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
  • 1984 Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
  • 1988 Harvey Kuenn, American baseball utility (AL batting champion 1959; 10 × All-Star 1953–1960²; Detroit Tigers), dies from heart disease and diabetes at 57
  • 1990 Colin Milburn, English cricket batsman (9 Tests, 2 x 100, 2 x 50, HS 139; Northamptonshire CCC, MCC, WA CA), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • 1990 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
  • 1995 (Herman) "Ace" Wallace, American St. Louis blues guitarist and singer, dies at 69
  • 1995 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies
  • 1999 William Talbert, American tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48), dies at 80
  • 2003 Chris Brasher, English athlete (b. 1928)
  • 2015 Alex Johnson, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, AL batting champion 1970, California Angels), dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2015 Anthony Mason, American NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets), dies at 48 of a heart attack
  • 2020 Johnny Antonelli, American baseball pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star 1954, 56–59²; World Series, NL ERA leader 1954; SF Giants), dies from colon cancer at 89
  • 2020 Stig-Göran Myntti, Finnish soccer midfielder (61 caps; Vasa IFK), dies at 94
  • 2021 Glenn Roeder, English soccer defender (QPR, Newcastle United), and manager (Watford, West Ham, Newcastle, Norwich), dies from a brain tumour at 65
  • 2021 Irv Cross, American football cornerback (Pro Bowl 1964, 65; Philadelphia Eagles) and broadcaster (CBS), dies from ischemic cardiomyopathy at 81