Deaths in Sport on July 27

  • 1943 H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
  • 1948 Joe Tinker, American Baseball HOF shortstop (World Series 1907, 08 Chicago Orphans/Cubs) and manager (Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs), dies of complications from diabetes at 68
  • 1948 Woolf Barnato, British financier and racing driver, dies at 52
  • 1952 Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1956 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep (12 Tests for South Africa 1910-28), dies at 73
  • 1968 Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1982 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic gold 1980), dies at 28
  • 1983 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • 1985 'Smoky' Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher/outfielder (World Series 1912, 15, 20; MLB wins leader 34–5 1912; pitched no-hitter 1911; Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians), dies at 95
  • 1987 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 1991 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 89
  • 1993 Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27
  • 1995 Rick Ferrell, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (8 x MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators), dies of arrhythmia at 89
  • 1998 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 69
  • 2010 Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)
  • 2011 Hideki Irabu, Japanese-American NPB and MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-2004 (New York Yankees, 1997-2002), takes his own life at 42
  • 2021 Mike Hendrick, English cricket fast bowler (30 Tests, 87 wickets; 22 ODIs; Derbyshire CCC), dies from bowel cancer at 72
  • 2021 Pete George, American weightlifter (Olympic gold/2 silver-48, 52), dies at 92