On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 7

  • 1956 C. B. Fry, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, 2 x 100s; Sussex, Hampshire), 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, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (21 Tests, 58 dismissals, 2 x 50s; Queensland CA), dies of heart disease at 68

Joe Cronin

1984 Joe Cronin, American Baseball HOF shortstop (7 x MLB All Star), manger (Boston RS, Washington Senators) and executive (AL President 1959-73), dies at 77

  • 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