Deaths in Sport on July 3

  • 1910 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests, 7 dismissals; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 59
  • 1940 George Shepstone, South African cricket batsman (2 Tests; Transvaal), dies at 64
  • 1948 Quintin McMillan, South African cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 36 wickets; Transvaal), dies at 44
  • 1957 Dolf Luque, Cuban Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1919, 33; MLB wins leader & MLB ERA leader 1923; Cincinnati Reds, NY Giants), dies at 66
  • 1985 Cooney Weiland, Canadian ice hockey coach (Stanley Cup 1941 Boston Bruins; Harvard Uni) and NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings), dies at 80
  • 1985 Frank J. Selke, Canadian Hockey HOF executive (9 x Stanley Cup Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens), dies at 92
  • 1991 Jimmy Van Alen, American tennis official (created Simplified Scoring System), dies at 88

Don DrysdaleDon Drysdale (1936-1993)

American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1959, 63, 65; 9 x MLB All Star; Cy Young Award 1962; Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 56

Lew HoadLew Hoad (1934-1994)

Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1956-57, Australian C'ships 1956, French C'ships 1956)), dies of a heart attack at 59

  • 1995 Pancho González, American tennis player (US National C'ships singles 1948-49; Wimbledon & French Open Doubles, 1949; 13 x Pro Grand Slam titles), dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • 1998 Duncan White, Ceylonese athlete (first Olympic medallist from Ceylon, silver 400m hurdles 1948), dies at 80
  • 2020 Ardico Magnini, Italian soccer defender (20 caps; Fiorentina 225 games), dies at 91
  • 2021 Ted Nash, American rower (Olympic gold coxless four 1960), dies at 88