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    Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Bill Slayback, who pitched for the Tigers 1972-74, died March 25 at age 67. Slayback also was known for co-writing a song entitled "Move Over Babe (Here Comes Henry)" with Ernie Harwell in 1974.

    Bill Slayback Statistics and History | Baseball-Reference.com

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    Hot Rod Hundley, who played in the NBA for 6 seasons and worked as an announcer for 43, died Friday at age 80.

    Drafted by the Cincinnati Royals, Hundely was immediately traded to the Minneapolis Lakers, playing for the team in both Minneapolis and Los Angeles. His playing career was spent in its entirety with the Lakers, as he made two All-Star teams during that time.

    He then announced for the Lakers for 4 years, the Suns for 4 years, and the final 35 years behind the mike were spent in the employ of the New Orleans/UtahJazz.

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    Victor Sanchez, a 20-year old pitcher from Venezuela in the Mariners' system at Class AA, died Friday after a severe boating accident six weeks earlier in which a boat propellor struck him in the head. He was 20.

    Sanchez had put in three seasons in the Mariners' minor league syste, spending 2014 in Double-A.

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    Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Riccardo Ingram succumbed to cancer last week. He played in the 90's with the Tigers and Twins.

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    Eddie LeBaron, an NFL QB for 11 seasons, died at age 85 of natural causes.

    LeBaron was the QB of the undefeated 1949 University of the Pacific FB team. He also fought in the Korean War, twice being honored for heroism. His 11 years in the NFL were spent with the Redskins and Cowboys, and he was selected to 4 Pro Bowls.

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    Lon Simmons, a broadcaster who spent parts of 5 decades calling games for the baseball Giants and Athletics, and the NFL 49ers, died peacefully on Easter Sunday at age 91.

    Simmons' first broadcasting gig was with the Giants, starting with them in 1958, the first year the team played in San Francisco. He was selected to the broadcaster's wing of the HOF in 2004.

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    Elmer Lach, a member of the Montreal Canadiens from 1940-54, died today at age 97. He was considered the oldest former NHL player as of his passing.

    Lach was the center on the famed Punch Line, rounded out by Toe Blake on the left wing and Rocket Richard on the right. He was enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.


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    Dollard St. Laurent, who played 12 seasons in the NHL, died at age 85.

    St. Laurent spent 8 seasons with the Canadiens and 4 with the Blackhawks. He was part of 4 Stanley Cup Championship tams: 3 in Montreal and one in Chicago.

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    Jose Capellan a former MLB pitcher dies yesterday from an apparent heart attack at the young age of 34.

    Capellan played parts of five seasons in the majors with the Braves, Brewers, Tigers and Rockies from 2004 to 2008. He went 5-7 with a 5.89 ERA in 99 games.

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    Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Dick Mills, who pitched in two games for the Red Sox in 1970, died on March 28:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/millsdi01.shtml

 

 

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