On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 4

  • 1962 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1906; 1st President International Hall of Fame 1954), dies at 80
  • 1972 Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies at 75

Person of interestHank Greenberg

1986 Hank Greenberg, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (MLB All Star 1937–40; 45, Detroit Tigers), dies of cancer at 75

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
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Hank Greenberg
  • 1996 Sam Cook, English cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies at 75
  • 2004 Alphonso Ford, American basketball player, dies at 32
  • 2004 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), dies from congestive heart failure at 75
  • 2006 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, dies at 64
  • 2011 Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)