On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 8

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

Person of interestConnie Mack

1956 Connie Mack, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager and owner (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 29, 30; most managerial wins, losses & games managed in MLB history; Philadelphia A's), dies at 93

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1973 Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies at 83
  • 1979 Jim Smith, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), dies at 72
  • 1984 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (Olympic bronze 1928), dies at 80
  • 1991 Miran Bakhsh, Pakistani cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47
  • 1996 Del Ennis, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 51, 55; NL RBI leader 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • 2000 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • 2000 Derrick Thomas, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame linebacker / end (Pro Bowl 1989–97; First-team All-Pro 1990–92; KC Chiefs), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 33
  • 2011 Tony Malinosky, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 2016 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), dies at 87