Deaths in Sport on July 25

  • 1903 Willie Park Sr., Scottish golfer (British Open 1860, 63, 66, 75), dies at 70
  • 1984 Bryan Hextall, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (NY Rangers; 3-time 1st team NHL All Star), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • 1986 Ted Lyons, American Baseball HOF pitcher (MLB All-Star 1939; AL wins leader 1925, 27; AL ERA leader 1942; no-hitter 1926; Chicago White Sox) and manager (Chicago WS 1926-28), dies at 85
  • 1988 David Tobey, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (1918-45; first game with a 3-man officiating crew), dies at 90

Ben HoganBen Hogan (1912-1997)

American golfer (9-time major title winner; US masters 1951, 53), dies of a stroke at 84

  • 2005 Eddie Crook Jr., American boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1960), dies at 76
  • 2007 Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
  • 2009 Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)
  • 2015 Bob Kauffman, American NBA basketball forward, 1968-75, 3X All-Star (Buffalo Braves and 3 other teams), and coach, 1977-78 (Detroit Pistons), dies of heart failure at 69
  • 2020 Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All Star 1962, 63, 64; Stanley Cup 1962, 63, 64, 67; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies from throat cancer at 83
  • 2020 Jim Frick, Swedish harness racing driver (5,002 career race wins), dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2020 Lou Henson, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (all-time leader in victories University of Illinois and New Mexico State), dies of lymphoma at 88
  • 2020 Maurice Petty, American auto racing crew chief, engine builder and team owner (Petty Enterprises, International Motorsports & NASCAR Hall of Fame), dies at 81