On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 7

  • 1956 Charles Burgess Fry, English cricketer, dies at 84
  • 1979 Janardan Navle, Indian cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper), dies at 76
  • 1982 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 1983 Henry Promnitz, cricketer (5-58 on debut for South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1984 Don Tallon, cricketer (great Queensland & Australian keeper), dies

Person of interestJoe Cronin

1984 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL President), dies at 77

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin
  • 1992 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports Fund), dies at 79
  • 1993 Guy Overton, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 9 wickets), dies at 74
  • 1997 Bill Strannigan, American all-round athlete and basketball coach (Uni of Wyoming), dies at 78
  • 2004 Bob Boyd, American baseball first baseman (National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame), dies at 84
  • 2008 Don Haskins, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Texas El Paso 1961-99; NCAA Tournament 1966), dies at 78
  • 2010 Amar Garibović, Serbian Cross Country Skier (b. 1991)
  • 2011 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey defenceman (917 NHL games; 48 internationals), dies in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash at 36
  • 2011 Brad McCrimmon, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1979-97 (Philadelphia Flyers; Calgary Flames and 4 others), dies as head coach of KHL Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, along with most of the team, in a plane crash enroute to his first game, at 52
  • 2016 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 2016 Ken Higgs, English cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 71 wickets, 1 x 50), dies at 79
  • 2017 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 79