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    Bobby Locke, a RHP, mostly in relief, who spent 1959and most of the 1960's in The Show, died on 6/4 at age 86.

    L0ocke made it up to the majors in 1959, pitching for 3 seasons with the indians. He appeared in 1 game for the 1962 Cardinals, then was dealt to the Phillies, where he strode the mound through 1964. After spending 1965 with the Reds, he missed the next season in MLB, before ending is career with 2 years of mound work for the Angels (1967-68). In '67, in 9 games he went 3-0 with a 2.33 ERA.

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    Harry Glickman, the man who founded the NBA Portland Trailblazers, died on 6/10 at age 96.

    As the team's GM, Glickman oversaw the crew from Rip City as they battled thei way to the 1977 NBA Championship.

    Before this, he founded the Portland Buckaroos minor league hockey team in 1960.

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    John Miller, a RHP who logged in 5 years of mound action for the Orioles, died on 6/5 at age 79.

    Miller was part of the O's in 1962-63, and again from 1965-67, and was part of the 1966 World Series winning team.

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    Ken Riley, a CB whose entire 15-year career in the NFL was spent in a Bengals uniform died on 6/7 at age 72.

    Wearing the number 13 jersey, Riley's rookie season (1969) was also the final season of the AFL, before the merger. He was an AFC All-Pro in 1975.

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