Deaths in Sport on November 4

  • 1904 Jack Brown, English cricketer (8 Tests for England 1894-99), dies at 35
  • 1950 Grover Cleveland Alexander, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1926 Chicago Cubs; Triple Crown 1915, 16, 20; 6 × NL wins & strikeout leader; Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 63

Cy Young

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

  • 1974 Bert Patenaude, American soccer forward (4 caps; scorer of first hat-trick in World Cup history, 1930), dies at 65
  • 1993 Cliff Young, American pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29
  • 1999 Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricket fast bowler (81 Tests, 376 wickets @ 20.94, BB 7/22; Barbados, Hampshire CCC, Natal), dies from colon cancer at 41

Sparky Anderson

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

  • 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