On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 25

  • 1918 Jake Beckley, American baseball player, dies at 50
  • 1949 Buck Freeman, American baseball player, dies at 77
  • 1952 Alec Ross, Scottish golfer (US Open 1907), dies at 72
  • 1953 Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies
  • 1960 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), dies at 91
  • 1972 Nat Fleischer, American boxing writer (established Ring Magazine), dies at 84
  • 1992 Jerome Brown, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagle), dies in car crash at 27
  • 2007 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher, dies at 74
  • 2016 Jim Hickman, American baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 79
  • 2019 Ken Behring, American real estate developer, NFL team owner, philanthropist (Seattle Seahawks), dies at 91