Deaths in Sport on July 12

Alexander Cartwright

1892 Alexander Cartwright, American Baseball HOF pioneer (recognised as inventor of modern baseball, "father of baseball"), dies at 72

  • 1964 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • 1975 Carl Snavely, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bucknell, North Carolina, Cornell 180–96–16), dies at 80
  • 1990 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (Brazil 1969-70), dies at 73
  • 1994 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • 1996 Nazar Mohammad, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 100 Pakistan's 1st centurion), dies at 75
  • 2008 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), dies of brain cancer at 62
  • 2012 Alimuddin, Pakistani cricket batsman (25 Tests, 2 x 100s, 7 x 50s; Rajputana, Karachi), dies at 81
  • 2017 (Charles) "Chuck" Blazer, American soccer administrator, dies from colorectal cancer at 72
  • 2018 Len Chappell, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1964 NY Knicks; All-American 1962 Wake Forest Uni), dies of stroke & pneumonia at 77
  • 2020 Lajos Szűcs, Hungarian soccer defender (37 caps; Ferencváros, Honvéd FC; Hungarian Footballer of the Year 1976; Olympic gold 1968), dies at 76
  • 2020 Wim Suurbier, Dutch soccer right back (60 caps; Ajax 392 games) and manager (LA Heat, TB Rowdies), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 75
  • 2021 John L. Rotz, American thoroughbred jockey (Preakness Stakes 1962; Belmont Stakes 1970; Racing Hall of Fame 1983), dies at 86