Deaths in Sport on July 6

  • 1950 Harold Weekes, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Columbia University; All American 1901), dies at 70
  • 1966 "Sad" Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1923; World Series 1918, 23; Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees), dies at 73
  • 1968 John Indrisano, American welterweight boxer, stunt man, and bit-part actor (O.K.. Crackerby!), dies of apparent suicide at 61
  • 1972 Vincent Valentine, West Indian cricket pace bowler (England 1933), dies
  • 1975 Ruffian, American racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1982 Bob Johnson, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1933-45 (Philadelphia Athletics, and two other teams), dies at 76
  • 1991 Muda Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)
  • 1996 Kathy Ahern, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1972), dies of breast cancer at 47
  • 1997 Brun Smith, New Zealand cricket batsman (4 Tests @ 47.40), dies at 75
  • 2011 John Mackey, American NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers), dies at 69
  • 2017 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, dies at 82
  • 2022 Bryan Marchment, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1989-2006 (Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, and 7 other teams), dies at 53
  • 2022 Dale Douglass, American golfer (3 x PGA Tour titles; 11 x Champions Tour titles; US Senior Open 1986), dies at 88