Deaths in Sport on July 12

Person of interestAlexander Cartwright

1892 Alexander Cartwright, American sportsman (recognized as inventor of modern baseball), dies at 72

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • 1964 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • 1990 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, dies at 73
  • 1994 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • 1996 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan's 1st five Tests 1952-53), dies
  • 2007 Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (Falkirk), dies at 35
  • 2008 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), dies of brain cancer at 62
  • 2017 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, dies from colorectal cancer at 72
  • 2018 Len Chappell, American NBA forward (All Star 1964), dies of stroke & pneumonia at 77