Deaths in Sport on February 8

  • 1944 Clem Wilson, cricketer (bro of Rockley, 2 Tests for England 1896), dies

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1956 Connie Mack, baseball manager (Philadelphia A's, 1901-50), dies at 93

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1973 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1984 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (b. 1903)
  • 1991 Miran Bux, cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47
  • 2000 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • 2000 Derrick Thomas, American football player (Kansas City Chiefs), dies of a blood clot at 33
  • 2011 Tony Malinosky, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 2016 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), dies at 87