Deaths in Sport on February 8

Connie MackConnie Mack (1862-1956)

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

  • 1973 Herbie Taylor, South African cricket batsman and captain (42 Tests; 2,936 runs @ 40.77; 7 x 100s), 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 cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 2 wickets; Punjab), 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 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
  • 2000 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • 2011 Tony Malinosky, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 2016 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), dies at 87
  • 2021 David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), dies from COVID-19 at 59

Marty SchottenheimerMarty Schottenheimer (1943-2021)

American football coach (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs; NFL Coach of Year 2004, San Diego Chargers), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 77

  • 2022 Gerald Williams, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1992-2005 (NY Yankees, and 5 other teams), dies of cancer at 55