Deaths in Sport on September 9

  • 1915 A. G. Spalding, American Baseball HOF pitcher, manager and executive (NL wins leader 1871–76; President, co-owner Chicago White Stockings; co-founder of Spalding sporting goods company), dies at 66
  • 1958 Charles Macartney, Australian cricket all-rounder (35 Tests, 2,131 runs @ 41.78, 7 x 100s, 45 wickets), dies at 72
  • 1959 Collie Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, 4 x 100, HS 168; Jamaica), dies in a car crash at 26
  • 1969 Cec Dixon, South African cricket fast-medium bowler (1 Test; 3 wickets; Transvaal), dies at 78
  • 1981 Phiroz Palia, Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests; United Provinces), dies at 71
  • 1985 Rod Funseth, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1978), dies from cancer at 52 [1]

Richie AshburnRichie Ashburn (1927-1997)

American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (6 × MLB All-Star; NL batting champion 1955, 58; Philadelphia Phillies) and sportscaster (Phillies TV 1963-71), dies of a heart attack at 70

  • 1999 Jim "Catfish" Hunter, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1966, 67, 70, 72–1976; World Series 1972–74, 77, 78; AL Cy Young Award 1974; Oakland A's, NY Yankees), dies from Lou Gehrig's disease at 53
  • 2007 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian soccer forward (18 caps; Sturm Graz, First Vienna, Real Betis, Wacker Innsbruck) and manager (Austria, Athletic Bilbao, AEK), dies at 73
  • 2019 Brian Barnes, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1969-79), dies of cancer at 74
  • 2020 Alan Minter, English boxer (world middleweight champion 1980), dies from cancer at 69
  • 2021 Danilo Popivoda, Serbian soccer forward (20 caps Yugoslavia; Olimpija, Eintracht Braunschweig), dies at 74
  • 2021 Urbain Braems, Belgian soccer manager (Anderlecht, Beveren, Standard de Liège, Trabzonspor), dies at 87