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    Bo Scott, a RB who played for 6 years with the Cleveland Browns, died on 8/4 at age 78.

    Selected by both the Browns (NFL) and Raiders (AFL) late in each league's 1965 draft, the Ohio State grad chose the Browns, although he didn't appear in an NFL game until 1969, ending his career after the 1974 season.

    In 1970-72, he was a starter in every game he appeard in, and rushed for anywhere from 571 to 625 yards in each of those seasons.

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    Russ Washington, a tackle who played for the Chargers for 15 seasons, died on 8/5 at age 74.

    A first round draft choice (and 4th overall pick) in the 1968 NFL Draft, Washington who played his college ball at Missouri, quickly became a fixture in the team's starting lineup, and stayed there as one through most of his pro career. which ended in 1982. Over the time framed of 1974-79, he played in 5 of the 6 NFL Pro Bowls, missing only 1976.

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    Ken Clark, a punter for the Rams in 1979 who was bor in England and went to high school and college in Canada, died on 8/8 at age 73.

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    Cliff Anderson, a shooting guard drafted out of St. Joseph's by the Lakers in 1967, died on 7/26 at age 76.<br><br>Always a man off the benh, Anderson played for the Lakers in 1967-68 and 1968-69.&nbsp; He then spent 1969-70 in the ABA, appearing in 3 games for the Denver Rockets.&nbsp; He then returned to the NBA for the '71-'72 campaign, ending his playing career by splitting the season between the Cavs and the 76ers.<br><br>Dave M.<img src="https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/EBUAAOSwAHFeKO-Y/s-l1600.jpg" alt="Image 1 - 1967-68 Los Angeles Lakers team issued 5x7 Cliff Anderson"><br><br><br><br>

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    Bill Freehan, a longtime Tigers legend who spent all 15 years of his MLB career catching for Detroit, died on 8/19 after a long battle with dementia. He was 79.

    Freehan first mad it to the Bigs in late 1961, getting into 4 gaes as a September call-up. He returned to The Show in 1963, and caught in at least 100 games in every season until his last (1976). He was the regular catcher for the 1968 Tigers, who defeated the Cardinals in 7 games to win the World Series, and finished 2nd in AL MVP voting to his batterymate, 31-game winner Denny McLain.

    Freehan also won 5 AL Gold Gloves, and was named to 11 All-Star teams. He played college ball at Michigan. Also, he led the AL for 2 consecutive seasons in getting hit by pitches: 20 in 1967 and 24 in 1968.

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    Neal Craig, a DB who played for 6 seasons on 3 different AFC teams, died on 8/9 at age 73.

    Selected by the Bengals in the 1971 NFL Draft, he spent his first 3 season with Cincinnati. After that he spent one year (1974) with the Bills, then he closed out his career (1975-76) with Cleveland.

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    Rich Milot, a LB who was part of the Redskins defense for his entire 9-year NFL career, died on 8/13 at age 64.

    Drafted by the Redskins from Penn State in the 7th round of the 1979 NFL Draft, Milot began his NFL playing days that autumn, and continued until retiring after the 1987 season. Wearing #57 his entire NFL career, he contributed to 2 Super Bowl Championships.

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    Rod Gilbert, a RW for the New York Rangers for his entire NHL career, died on 8/22 at age 80.

    Born in Montreal, Gilbert appeared in one game for the Rangers in both 1960-61 and 61-62 before he became a Rangers legend beginning in the 1962-63 season when he led the NHL in games played (70), a feat he duplicated during the 1964-65 campaign.

    Playing through the 1977-78 season, he scored 406 career goals, was selected to 2 All-Star teams, won the Masterton Trophy in the 1975-76 season, and was inducted to the HOF in 1982.

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    Jimmy Hayes, a RW who played for 7 seasons in the NHL for 4 different teams, died on 8/23 at age 31.

    An alum of Boston College, while drafted by Toronto in the 2nd round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, he first wore an NHL sweater in 2011-12 with the Blackhawks. After 2 games in the 2013-14 season with Chicago, he was delat to Florida, where he set a personal season high in goals scored (19) in 2014-15. Despite that, he was sent to Boston for the next 2 seasons and then wrapped up his NHL career in 2017-18 with New Jersey.


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