Deaths in Sport on March 4

  • 1925 John Montgomery Ward, American Baseball HOF pitcher (perfect game 1880; NL ERA leader 1878; NL strikeout leader & NL wins leader 1879; Providence Grays), dies of pneumonia at 65
  • 1938 Jack Taylor, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • 1959 Maxey Long, American athlete (b. 1878)
  • 1962 George Mogridge, American MLB pitcher, dies at 73
  • 1967 Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan, American Baseball HOF pitcher, outfielder, manager (Kansas City Monarchs NgL 1920-38), dies at 73
  • 1990 Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
  • 2002 Velibor Vasović, Yugoslavian footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2006 Roman Ogaza, Polish footballer (b. 1952)
  • 2007 Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (Daily Mail), and broadcaster, dies of cancer at 75
  • 2009 George McAfee, American football player, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears), dies at 90
  • 2009 Harry Parkes, English footballer (b. 1920)
  • 2010 Tony Richards, British footballer (b. 1934)
  • 2012 Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies at 73
  • 2012 Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer, dies in a traffic collision at 33
  • 2018 Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), dies from cardiac arrest at 31

Ted LindsayTed Lindsay (1925-2019)

Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1950, NHL Players Association pioneer), dies at 93

  • 2020 Robert Shavlakadze, Georgian high jumper (Olympic gold high jump for Soviet Union 1960), dies at 86
  • 2021 Chris Schultz, Canadian football offensive tackle (NFL Dallas Cowboys; CFL All Star 1987, 88; Toronto Argonauts) and sportscaster (The Sports Network), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 2021 Mark Pavelich, American NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980 'Miracle on Ice'; NY Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, San Jose Sharks), dies at 63
  • 2022 Maryan Wisniewski, French soccer striker (33 caps; Lens, Sampdoria, Saint-Étienne, Sochaux, Grenoble), dies at 85
  • 2022 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals, 3 x 100; coach Australian & England Academies) and broadcaster (9 Network), dies following heart attack at 74

Shane WarneShane Warne (1969-2022)

Australian cricket spin bowler and broadcaster (145 Tests, 708 wickets, BB 8/71; 194 ODIs; Victoria CA, Hampshire CCC), dies from a heart attack at 52