On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 25

  • 1924 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies

Person of interestEddie Collins

1951 Eddie Collins, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 17, 29, 30; AL MVP 1914; 4 x AL stolen base leader; Philadelphia A's, Chicago WS), dies of heart problems at 63

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1963 Davey Moore, American boxer (world featherweight champion 1959-63), dies of injuries sustained in title bout against Sugar Ramos at 29
  • 1969 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
  • 1975 Juan Gaudino, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
  • 1983 Bob Waterfield, American NFL quarterback (Rams), dies at 62
  • 1999 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 2008 Ben Carnevale, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2009 Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • 2009 Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian hockey player (b. 1975)
  • 2009 Giovanni Parisi, Italian boxer (b. 1967)
  • 2009 Yukio Endo, Japanese gymnast (4 Olympic gold 1960, 64), dies of Esophageal cancer at 72
  • 2012 Bert Sugar, American sports writer (editor / publisher The Ring magazine; Sting like a Bee; The Ageless Warrior), dies from a cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2013 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • 2019 Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), dies of cardiac arrest at 81
  • 2020 Bill Bartholomay, American businessman and MLB owner (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 1962-76), dies from pneumonia at 71
  • 2020 Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 2020 Mike Stratton, American football linebacker (AFL C'ship 1964, 65; AFL All-Star 1963–68; Buffalo Bills; NFL: SD Chargers), dies from heart complications at 78
  • 2021 Stan Albeck, American basketball coach (Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls), dies from a stroke at 89
  • 2021 Bobby Brown, American baseball third baseman (NY Yankees; World Series 1947, 49–51) and executive (president American League 1984-94), dies at 96