Deaths in Sport on November 2

  • 1895 Jack 'The Nonpareil' Dempsey, Irish boxer (first holder of World Middleweight Championship 1886-90), dies from tuberculosis at 32
  • 1914 Jack Sheridan, American Baseball Hall of Fame umpire (World Series 1905, 07-08, 10), dies from effects of sunstroke at 52
  • 1931 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), dies at 72
  • 1935 Jock "Herbie" Cameron, South African cricket wicketkeeper and captain (26 Tests; 51 dismissals), dies of typhoid at 30
  • 1957 Ted Meredith, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m in world record 1:51.9s 1912), dies at 64
  • 1973 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 81
  • 1985 Fred Enke, American College basketball coach (University of Arizona 1925–1961, record 522–344), dies at 88
  • 1995 Bill Blair, American auto racer (NASCAR pioneer; 54 top-10 finishes), dies at 84

Toni StoneToni Stone (1921-1996)

American baseball second baseman (first woman to play in men's Negro League), dies at 75

  • 1997 Roy McMillan, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (MLB All Star 1956-57; Gold Glove 1957-59; Cincinnati Reds), dies of heart failure at 68
  • 2004 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1978; Amstel Gold Race 1974, 85), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • 2005 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (Bologna; Atalanta, Italy 1974 World Cup), dies at 86
  • 2010 Andy Irons, American surfer (ASP World Champion 2002-04), dies of heart attack due to acute mixed drug ingestion at 32
  • 2010 Clyde King, American baseball pitcher, coach, manager and executive (Brooklyn Dodgers; New York Yankees), dies at 86
  • 2012 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
  • 2013 Walt Bellamy, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All-Star 1962–65; NBA Rookie of the Year 1962; Olympic gold 1960), dies at 74
  • 2015 Mike Davies, Welsh tennis player, entrepreneur and administrator (ED ATP; GM ITF; Grand Slam Cup creator), dies from mesothelioma at 79
  • 2020 Nancy Darsch, American women's basketball coach (Ohio State Uni; assistant coach US Olympic gold 1984, 96; NY Liberty, Washington Mystics), dies of Parkinson's disease at 68
  • 2021 Mohamed Soukhane, Algerian soccer defender (6 caps; Le Havre AC), dies at 90
  • 2021 Tom Matte, American football running back (Super Bowl 1971; Pro Bowl 1968, 69; NFL rushing TD leader 1969; Baltimore Colts), dies at 82
  • 2022 Bubba Cascio, American race horse trainer (All American Futurity 1968, 70), dies at 90