On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 9

  • 1977 Bill Merritt, cricketer (6 Tests of leg-spin for NZ, 12 wkts), dies
  • 1979 Cyclone Taylor, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Stanley Cup 1909 Ottawa, 1915 Vancouver), dies at 94
  • 1995 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricket (scored 0 in only Test for NZ v Aust 1946), dies at 79
  • 2004 Rosey Brown, American football player (b. 1932)
  • 2009 Dick May, Former NASCAR racecar driver
  • 2011 Mike Mitchell, American basketball small forward (NBA All Star 1981; Italian League top scorer 1998), dies from cancer at 55
  • 2014 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), dies from a broken neck at 57