Deaths in Sport on May 14

  • 1934 Lou Criger, American baseball player (b. 1872)
  • 1969 Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)
  • 1984 Elmer Riddle, American baseball pitcher (NL wins leader 1943; Cincinnati Reds), dies at 69
  • 1989 Joe Primeau, Canadian NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 83
  • 1991 Aladár Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (7 Olympic gold 1932, 36, 48, 52, 56, 60), dies at 81
  • 1992 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1994 Dave Albritton, American high jumper (Olympic silver 1936), dies at 81
  • 1996 Sritharan Jeganathan, cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die
  • 2001 Gil Langley, Australian cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56), dies at 81

Dave DeBusschere

2003 Dave DeBusschere, American NBA forward (NY Knicks) and last ABA commissioner (1975-76), dies of a heart attack at 62

  • 2006 James Botten, South African cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England), dies at 67
  • 2007 Jean Saubert, American alpine ski racer (Olympic giant slalom silver, slalom bronze 1964), dies of breast cancer at 65
  • 2009 Bob Rosburg, American golfer, broadcaster (PGA Championship 1959), dies of head injuries from a fall at 82
  • 2017 Frank Brian, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1951, 52; Fort Wayne Pistons), dies at 94
  • 2018 Doug Ford, American golfer (PGA Championship 1955, US Masters 1957), dies at 95
  • 2020 Bob Watson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1973, 75; Houston Astros) and sports executive (GM NY Yankees, World Series 1996), dies from kidney disease at 74
  • 2020 Pepper Rodgers, American football coach (University of Kansas, UCLA, Georgia Tech; USFL: Memphis Showboats), dies at 88
  • 2021 Olga Domuladzhanova, Russian boxer (World amateur heavyweight gold 2001), dies from COVID-19 at 52
  • 2021 Torkild Brakstad, Norwegian soccer defender (3 caps; Molde) and coach (Molde, Tromsø, Rosenborg), dies at 75
  • 2022 Andrew Symonds, Australian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, 2 x 100, 10 x 50, HS 162no, 24 wickets; Queensland CA, Kent CCC, Deccan Chargers), dies in a single-car crash at 46
  • 2022 David West, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-98 (Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), dies of brain cancer at 57