Deaths in Sport on June 8

  • 1948 Hanson "Sammy" Carter, Australian cricketer (28 Tests for Aust, caught 44 stumped 21), dies at 70
  • 1982 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1991 Mary Bacon, jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43
  • 1996 Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies
  • 2003 Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (b. 1940)
  • 2004 Mack Jones, American baseball player, dies at 65
  • 2018 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of mouth cancer at 78