On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 10

  • 1918 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball pitcher and manager (first Scot in MLB; NL wins leader 1880, 82; NL ERA leader 1883), dies at 61
  • 1949 James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
  • 1988 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), dies at 78
  • 2003 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer, dies at 52
  • 2007 Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2007 Buddy Allin, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), dies of cancer at 62
  • 2009 Denis Begbie, South African cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50), dies at 94
  • 2012 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), dies from a hit and run at 35
  • 2012 Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player, dies at 86
  • 2017 John Surtees CBE, British auto racer (World F1 C'ship 1964) and motorcycle racer (World C'ships: 350 cc – 1958, 59, 60; 500 cc – 1956, 58, 59, 60), dies of respiratory failure at 83
  • 2021 Joe Tait, American sports broadcaster (Cleveland Cavaliers [radio], Cleveland Indians [TV & radio]), dies at 83