On This Day

Deaths in Sport on July 17

Ty Cobb

1961 Ty Cobb, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (AL MVP 1911; Triple Crown 1909; 12 × AL batting champion; Detroit Tigers) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1921-26), dies of cancer at 74

  • 1970 Juano Hernandez, Puerto Rican stage and film actor (St Louis Blues; Stars In My Crown), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 73
  • 1974 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, American Baseball HOF pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934–37; World Series & NL MVP 1934 St Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 1979 Doug Meintjes, South African cricket pace bowler (v England 1922-23), dies
  • 1994 Jean Borotra, French tennis player (Wimbledon 1924, 26), dies at 95
  • 1995 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player, dies at 56
  • 1996 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • 2015 Jules Bianchi, French auto racer (Marussia Formula 1 Racing Team), dies from injuries during accident at 2014 Japanese F1 GP, at 25
  • 2020 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine soccer defender (28 caps; Boca Juniors), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2020 Derek Ho, American surfer (World C'ship 1993; Hawaiian Triple Crown 1984, 86, 88, 90), dies from a heart attack at 55