Deaths in Sport on October 26

  • 1930 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and thoroughbred horse breeder, dies at 58
  • 1931 Charles Comiskey, American Baseball HOF infielder (St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns), team owner (Chicago White Sox) and manager (St. Louis Browns), dies at 72
  • 1936 Rodney Heath, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1905, 10), dies of stomach cancer at 52
  • 1952 Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1900), dies at 74
  • 1961 Edgar Mayne, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies at 79
  • 1978 George "Jackie" Grant, West Indian cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies at 71
  • 1983 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), dies at 80
  • 1986 Jackson Scholz, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m 1920, 200m 1924), dies at 89
  • 1989 Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
  • 1992 Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
  • 1995 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies at 66
  • 2004 Bobby Ávila, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (MLB All-Star 1952, 54, 55; AL batting champion 1954; Cleveland Indians), dies of diabetes and lung ailment at 80
  • 2007 Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
  • 2014 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player, dies at 52
  • 2019 Enriqueta Basilio, Mexican track and field athlete, and first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron (Mexico City, 1968), dies of pneumonia at 71
  • 2021 Umberto Colombo, Italian soccer midfielder (3 caps; Juventus, Atalanta), dies at 88
  • 2021 Walter Smith, Scottish football manager (Rangers, Everton; Scotland 2004-07), dies at 73