Deaths in Sport on March 3

  • 1894 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (Chicago White Stockings), dies at 36
  • 1927 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • 1928 James Foulis, Scottish golfer (US Open 1896), dies at 56
  • 1932 Alfieri Maserati, Italian auto racer and engineer (established Maserati Racing), dies from poorly executed kidney surgery at 44
  • 1935 Neville Knox, cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
  • 1943 George Thompson, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, 2 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC, Auckland CA), dies at 65
  • 1943 George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies

James J. JeffriesJames J. Jeffries (1875-1953)

American heavyweight boxer, dies at 77

  • 1969 Fred Alexander, American tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1908, 5-time US Indoor winner), dies at 88
  • 1979 Tom Creavy, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1931), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1991 Johnny Revolta, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1935; 18 PGA Tour titles), dies at 79
  • 1994 Bob Crisp, South African cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 20 wickets; Rhodesia, Western Province, Worcestershire), dies at 82
  • 2008 Norman O'Neill, Australian cricket batsman (42 Tests @ 45.55, 6 x 100s; NSW CA), dies at 71
  • 2010 Keith Alexander, British soccer forward (3 caps St Lucia; Grimsby Town FC, Lincoln City FC) and manager (Lincoln, Peterborough, Macclesfield), dies from a brain aneurysm at 56
  • 2012 Alex Webster, American football coach (NY Giants), dies at 80
  • 2012 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), dies at 72

Martin CroweMartin Crowe (1962-2016)

New Zealand cricketer and batsman, dies of cancer at 53

Raymond KopaRaymond Kopa (1931-2017)

French soccer attacking midfielder (45 caps; Angers, Reims, Real Madrid; Ballon d'Or 1958; 'the Napoleon of football'), dies at 85

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister (1929-2018)

English athlete (first sub-4-minute mile, 3:59.4 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford 1954), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88

  • 2021 Joe Altobelli, American baseball utility (Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins) and manager (SF Giants, World Series Baltimore Orioles 1983, Chicago Cubs), dies at 88
  • 2022 Dean Woods, Australian track cyclist (Olympic gold team pursuit 1984; silver individual pursuit 1988; bronze team pursuit 1988, 96), dies from cancer at 55
  • 2022 Frank Connor, Scottish soccer manager (Cowdenbeath FC, Berwick Rangers FC, Celtic FC, Raith Rovers FC), dies at 86