Deaths in Sport on June 15

  • 1914 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • 1943 Cecil Parkin, cricketer (32 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng 1920-24), dies
  • 1961 Giulio Cabianca, Italian racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1961 Tommy Scott, West Indian cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies at 68
  • 1968 Sam Crawford, American Baseball HOF outfielder (MLB HR leader 1901, 08; AL RBI leader 1910, 14, 15; MLB record 309 career triples; Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), dies at 88
  • 1976 Jimmy Dykes, American MLB infielder (MLB All Star 1933-34 Chicago WS; World Series 1929-30 Philadelphia A's) and manager (Chicago White Sox, 1934-46), dies at 79
  • 1985 Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
  • 1985 Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
  • 1985 Percy Fender, English cricket all-rounder (13 Tests, 29 wickets, BB 5/90, HS 60; Sussex CCC, Surrey CCC, MCC), dies at 92
  • 1986 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter at 75
  • 1987 J A K Cochrane, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1931), dies
  • 1989 Judy Johnson, American Baseball HOF third baseman (NgL World Series 1925 Hilldale AC; NgL All-Star 1933, 1936 Pittsburgh Crawfords), dies at 89
  • 1991 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American Baseball HOF executive (MLB Commissioner 1945-51) and politician (44th & 49th Governor Kentucky), dies at 92
  • 1992 Eddie Lopat, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • 1992 Leo Halle, soccer goalie (Go Ahead, Orange), dies
  • 1993 James Hunt, English auto racer (Formula 1 World Drivers Champion 1976), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 2013 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, dies from respiratory failure at 90
  • 2013 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, dies from complications of a cardiac condition at 87
  • 2021 Jim Phelan, American college basketball coach (Mount Saint Mary's University 1954–2003), dies at 92
  • 2022 Jan Klijnjan, Dutch soccer attacking midfielder (11 caps; FC Dordrecht, Sparta Rotterdam, FC Sochaux), dies at 77