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
  • 1998 Jackie McGlew, South African cricket batsman (34 Tests, 7 x 100, HS 255no; Natal), dies at 69
  • 2004 "Rosey" Roosevelt Brown, American football player, dies at 71
  • 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
  • 2022 Billy Bingham, Irish soccer forward (56 caps Northern Ireland; Sunderland, Luton Town, Everton) and manager (Northern Ireland, Greece, Everton), dies at 90
  • 2022 Don Perkins, American football fullback (Pro Bowl 1961–63, 66–68; All-Pro 1962, 67, 68; Dallas Cowboys) and broadcaster (CBS, ABC), dies at 84
  • 2022 Oleg Moliboga, Ukrainian volleyball player (Olympic gold USSR 1980, silver 1976; World C'ship gold 1978, 82), dies at 69