On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 7

  • 1925 Christy Mathewson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905, 21; Triple Crown 1905, 08; NL wins leader 1905, 07, 08, 10; 2 x no-hitters; NY Giants), dies of tuberculosis at 45
  • 1969 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1991 Leo Durocher, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All Star 1936, 38, 40; World Series 1928, 34; NY Yankees, St.L Cardinals) and manager (World Series 1954 NY Giants; 1963 LA Dodgers), dies at 86

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1995 Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91
  • 2001 Christopher Adams, British-born pro wrestler and judoka (b. 1955)
  • 2001 Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), dies at 93
  • 2007 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer, dies in road accident at 32