Deaths in Sport on September 22

  • 1880 Fred Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; first time 3 bros play a Test [with WG & EM Grace]; Gloucestershire CCC), dies of pneumonia at 29
  • 1953 William Brann, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 54
  • 1992 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 2006 Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)

Yogi Berra

2015 Yogi Berra, American Baseball HOF catcher, coach and manager (18 x MLB All-Star; 13 x World Series; NY Yankees; AL MVP 1951, 54, 55), and Purple Heart recipient, dies at 90

  • 2020 Agne Simonsson, Swedish soccer striker (51 caps; Örgryte IS, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad) and manager (Örgryte IS, BK Häcken), dies from pneumonia at 84
  • 2021 Orlando Martínez, Cuban boxer (Olympic gold bantamweight 1972), dies at 77