On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 18

  • 1908 Dickey Pearce, American baseball shortstop (pioneer shortstop position; introduced bunt) and manager (NY Mutuals, St. Louis Brown Stockings), dies at 72
  • 1944 Anthony Stefanich, British boxer and Army captain, killed in Arnhem at 27
  • 1953 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver, dies at 26
  • 1960 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), dies at 71
  • 1972 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), dies at 58
  • 1995 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • 2002 Bob Hayes, American athlete (2 x Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m relay 1964) and Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver (3-time Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), dies of kidney failure at 59
  • 2002 Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
  • 2005 Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
  • 2005 Marv Grissom, American baseball pitcher, coach (MLB All Star 1954, NY, SF Giants), dies at 87
  • 2012 Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77
  • 2012 Jack Kralick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1964; no hitter 1962; Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians), dies at 77
  • 2013 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 70
  • 2019 Fernando Ricksen, Dutch soccer midfielder (12 caps; Glasgow Rangers), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 43