Deaths in Sport on January 26

  • 1893 Abner Doubleday, credited with inventing baseball, dies on 74th birthday
  • 1932 William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies
  • 1961 Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies
  • 1983 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
  • 1990 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • 1995 Vic Buckingham, English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79
  • 1996 David Schultz, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), killed by John Du Pont at 36
  • 2000 Don Budge, American tennis player (b. 1915)
  • 2001 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (b. 1928)
  • 2003 Valeriy Brumel, Soviet Olympic athlete (b. 1942)
  • 2004 Fred Haas, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • 2007 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 77
  • 2014 Tom Gola, American basketball player, dies at 81