Deaths in Sport on October 8

  • 1952 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 74
  • 1978 Jim Gilliam, American MLB player and coach (LA Dodgers), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 49
  • 1986 Walter Burkemo, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1953), dies at 67
  • 1997 Robin Lee, American figure skater, dies at 77
  • 1999 John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2002 Jacques Richard, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)

Al Davis

2011 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), dies of heart failure at 82

  • 2013 Andy Pafko, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • 2017 Y. A. Tittle, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963), dies at 90

Whitey Ford

2020 Whitey Ford, American Baseball HOF pitcher (10 x MLB All Star; World Series 1950, 53, 56, 58, 61 [MVP], 62; AL Cy Young Award 1961; NY Yankees), dies from dementia at 91