On This Day

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 Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), 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

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1997 Ben Hogan, American golfer (9-time major title winner; US masters 1951, 53), dies of a stroke at 84

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  • 2005 Edward Crook Jr., American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 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 basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), 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 Maurice Petty, American auto racing crew chief, engine builder and team owner (Petty Enterprises, International Motorsports & NASCAR Hall of Fame), dies at 81
  • 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