Deaths in Sport on June 25

  • 1918 Jake Beckley, American Baseball HOF first baseman (23,767 putouts MLB record; career .308 hitter; Pittsburgh Alleghenys/Pirates; NY Giants; Cincinnati Reds; St. Louis Cardinals), dies of heart disease at 50
  • 1949 Buck Freeman, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1903; HR leader 1899, 1903; AL RBI leader 1902, 03; Boston Americans), dies at 77
  • 1952 Alec Ross, Scottish golfer (US Open 1907), dies at 72
  • 1953 Algy Gehrs, Australian cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies at 72
  • 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, American 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 utility (MLB All Star 1970 Chicago Cubs; 1st NY Met to hit for cycle), dies at 79
  • 2019 Ken Behring, American real estate developer, NFL team owner (Seattle Seahawks, 1988-97), and philanthropist dies at 91
  • 2021 Jack Ingram, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series champion 1982, 85), dies at 84
  • 2021 Marcos Ferrufino, Bolivian soccer defender (9 caps; Bolívar 252 games) and manager (San José, Real Potosí), dies from COVID-19 at 58
  • 2022 Bill Woolsey, American swimmer (Olympic gold men's 4×200m freestyle relay 1952, silver 1956), dies at 87
  • 2022 Javier Cárdenas, Mexican soccer midfielder (12 caps; CD Guadalajara 215 games), dies at 69
  • 2022 Russell Watt, New Zealand rugby union wing (9 Tests; Otago, Southland, Wellington), dies at 86