On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 22

  • 1880 G. F. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies at 29
  • 1953 William Brann, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 54
  • 1963 Fred Le Roux, cricketer (South African all-rounder in only Test), dies
  • 1992 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 2006 Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)

Person of interestYogi Berra

2015 Lorenzo "Yogi" Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18X MLB All-Star; 13X World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), and Purple Heart recipient, dies at 90

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 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