Deaths in Sport on July 2

  • 1903 Ed Delahanty, American Hall of Fame baseball player (b. 1867)
  • 1912 Tom Richardson, English cricketer (88 wickets in 14 Tests for England), dies (b. 1870)
  • 1921 Edwin Evans, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1941 Mohammad Baqa Jilani, cricketer (Test for India), dies at 29
  • 1964 Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, biggest NASCAR money winner, dies in crash
  • 1969 Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 1973 Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500
  • 1973 Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1973 George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1985 David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
  • 1986 Peanuts Lowrey, baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1994 Andres Escobar, Colombia world cup soccer star, shot for losing to US
  • 2000 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
  • 2012 Ben Davidson, American professional footballer and actor, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2015 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 68