On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 4

  • 1904 Jack Brown, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1894-99), dies
  • 1950 Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)

Person of interestCy Young

1955 Cy Young, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (most wins in MLB history 511), dies of a heart attack at 88

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1974 Bert Patenaude, American soccer forward (4 caps; scorer of first hat-trick in World Cup history, 1930), dies at 65
  • 1993 Cliff Young, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29
  • 1999 Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker), dies at 41

Person of interestSparky Anderson

2010 Sparky Anderson, American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds; World Series 1984 Detroit Tigers), dies from dementia at 76

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 2013 Hakon Barfod, Norwegian sailor and Olympic champion, dies at 87
  • 2017 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), dies at 87