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    Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Jim Rivera, who played in the majors (primarily with the White Sox) from 1952-61 passed away on 11/13 at the age of 96:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...iverji01.shtml

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    Unhappy Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Quote Originally Posted by ironmanfan View Post
    Jim Rivera, who played in the majors (primarily with the White Sox) from 1952-61 passed away on 11/13 at the age of 96:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...iverji01.shtml
    Geez, six WWII Vets in the last 30 days.

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    Smile Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    On Wednesday night Atlanta trounced Sacramento 126-80. The 46-point margin of victory was the largest ever in the history of the Hawks.

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    Red face Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Quote Originally Posted by sox83cubs84 View Post
    On Wednesday night Atlanta trounced Sacramento 126-80. The 46-point margin of victory was the largest ever in the history of the Hawks.

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    Mods, please relocate this to the Trivia thread. Thank you.

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    Unhappy Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Terry Glenn, a WR for 3 different NFL teams, died in a car accident. He was 43. Most of his career was spent with New England and Dallas, with a season with Green Bay in between.

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    Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Bob Borkowski, an outfielder who played in 470 games over six seasons for the Cubs, Reds and Dodgers from 1950-55, passed away at the age of 91 on November 18th:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...orkobo01.shtml


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    Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, who pitched 6 games for the 2014 Phillies, died today in a car crash at the age of 34. He was signed for a 3-year $12 million deal, but originally had a contract worth over $48 million.

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    Unhappy Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    John Thierry, the Bears' 1st round draft pick in 1994, died of a massive heart attack this weekend. He was 46.

    Thierry played from 1994-2002, mostly with the Bears. He was also with Green Bay in 2000-01, and finished with Atlanta in 2002.

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    Unhappy Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Also this past weekend, Steve "Snapper" Jones died of as-yet unannounced causes. He was 75.

    Jones played from 1967-76, mostly in the ABA with 7 different teams. In his final season, he moved over to the NBA and played for Portland. He was a 3-time NBA All-Star and went into announcing after his playing career.

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    Unhappy Re: Recent Deaths in the Sports World

    Dick Gernert, 1B for the Red Sox and 4 other teams from 1952-62, died on 11/30 at age 89.

    Gernert spent his first 8 seasons with the Red Sox. From 196-62, he played for 4 teams: Cubs, Tigers, Reds and Colt .45's. He plated 40 games for the 1961 NL champion Reds.

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