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
  • 1979 Turkey Stearnes, American Baseball HOF outfielder (5 × NgL All-Star; 2 × Negro NL batting champion; KC Monarchs, Chicago American Giants), dies at 78

Hank GreenbergHank Greenberg (1911-1986)

American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1935, 45; AL MVP 1935, 40; Detroit Tigers), dies of cancer at 75

  • 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
  • 2009 Buddy Blattner, American MLB and table tennis player, dies at 89
  • 2011 Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)
  • 2020 Peter Cronjé, South African rugby union center (7 caps; Transvaal, Natal), dies from cancer at 70
  • 2021 Tunch Ilkin, American football offensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1988, 89; Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (Pittsburgh Steelers TV & radio 1998-2020), dies of ALS complications at 63
  • 2022 Boris Lagutin, Russian boxer (Olympic gold USSR light-middleweight 1964, 68; bronze 1960), dies at 84