On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 13

  • 1832 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • 1937 Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
  • 1939 Jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies
  • 1969 Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (England, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
  • 1978 Joe McCarthy, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1932, 36–39, 41, 43; New York Yankees), dies at 96
  • 1985 Adam Walsh, American College Football Hall of Fame center and coach (Notre Dame; Bowdoin), dies at 83
  • 1992 Josef Neckermann, German equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1964, 68), dies at 79
  • 2006 Frank Fixaris, American sportscaster (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Marc Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 2007 Danny Oakes, racecar driver (b. 1911)
  • 2008 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • 2013 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), dies from complications from a stroke at 76
  • 2014 Bobby Collins, Scottish soccer midfielder (31 caps; Celtic, Everton, Leeds), dies at 82
  • 2015 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club), dies at 91
  • 2018 Doug Harvey, American National League umpire (Baseball Hall of Fame 2010), dies at 87
  • 2018 Jack Nel, South African cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57), dies at 89
  • 2019 Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball pitcher and coach (5-time MLB All Star), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2021 Bernd Kannenber, German race walker (Olympic gold FRG 50k 1972), dies at 78
  • 2021 Joël Robert, Belgian motocross racer (Motocross World C'ships 250cc 1964, 68–72), dies from COVID-19 at 77
  • 2021 Hannes Viljoen, South African rugby union winger (3 caps; Natal), dies at 77