On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 7

  • 1925 Christy Mathewson, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1969 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1991 Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager (Dodgers, Giants), 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 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