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 battle at Arnhem, Netherlands 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
  • 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 Marv Grissom, American baseball pitcher, coach (MLB All Star 1954, NY, SF Giants), dies at 87
  • 2005 Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
  • 2012 Jack Kralick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1964; no hitter 1962; Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians), dies from complications of strokes at 77

Steve SabolSteve Sabol (1942-2012)

American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), dies from brain cancer at 69

Ken NortonKen Norton (1943-2013)

American heavyweight boxer who had 3 famous fights with Muhammad Ali, dies at 70

  • 2019 Fernando Ricksen, Dutch soccer midfielder (12 caps; Glasgow Rangers), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 43
  • 2021 Neil McCarthy, American college basketball coach (Weber State Uni 1974-85, New Mexico State Uni 1985-97), dies at 82
  • 2022 Mustafa Dağıstanlı, Turkish freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 57kg 1956, 62kg 1960; World C'ship gold 1954, 57, 59), dies at 91