On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 4

  • 1925 John M. Ward, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (perfect game 1880; Providence Grays, New York Gothams / Giants), dies at 65
  • 1938 Jack Taylor, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • 1959 Maxey Long, American athlete (b. 1878)
  • 1962 George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
  • 1974 Bill Aston, British racing driver (Aston Butterworth), 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 (b. 1932)
  • 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

Person of interestTed Lindsay

2019 Ted Lindsay, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1950, NHL Players Association pioneer), dies at 93

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
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Ted Lindsay
  • 2020 Robert Shavlakadze, Georgian high jumper (Olympic gold high jump for Soviet Union 1960), dies at 86