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    Jimmy Orr, a receiver who played in the NFL from 1958-70, died on 10/27 at age 85.

    Orr's career began with the Steelers, for whom he played through 1960, after which he joined the Colts until retirement. He was named to 2 Pro Bowl squads.

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    Herb Adderley, a HOF DB who played for 2 teams over 12 season in the NFL, died on 10/30 at age 81.

    Adderley spent most of his career (1961-69) with the Packers before finishing up with the Cowboys (1970-72). He was on 3 different Super Bowl winners, as well as 5 NFL Championship teams. Selected to 5 Pro Bowl squads, he was also an iron man, not missing any regular season games from 1961-70.

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    Julio Becquer, a 1B-PH for three different AL ballclubs from 1955-63, died on 11/1 at age 88.

    Becquer was called up to the original Washington Senators in September 1955, and came up to the bigs to stay in 1957, staying with the Nats through 1960. He split 1961 between the Angels and Twins, and did not play in The Show in '62, but played in one last game for the Twins in September 1963, getting on base and scoring a run.

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    Jim Hicks, a reserve OF who played for 3 teams over 5 MLB seasons, died at age 80 on 10/29.

    Hicks played for the White Sox from 1964-66, left The Show for 2 seasons, and returned with the Cardinals in 1969. Dealt midseason to the Angels, he finished the year there and, in 1970, finished his MLB career.

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    Howie Meeker, a post-WW2 right wing for the Maple Leafs, died on 11/8 at age 97.

    Meeker played for Toronto from the 1946-47 season through 1953-54. He was part of 4 Stanley Cup Championship Maple Leafs squads.

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    Tommy Heinsohn, a lifelong Boston Celtics great who played, coached and also was a game announcer, died on 11/9 at age 86.

    Heinsohn is the only man to be associated with the Celtics for all 17 of their NBA Championships. He is also one of only 4 basketball HoFers to be inducted as a player and a coach.

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    Ray Daviault, a RHP from Canada whose only season in The Show was with the 1962 Mets, died on 11/6 at age 86.

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    Rick Baldwin, an RHP for the Mets for 3 seasons, died recently at age 67.

    Hurling from the mound for the Mets from 1975-77, he appeared in 105 games...all in relief.

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    Terry Duerod, a small forward/shooting guard, who played for four seasons in the NBA, died 11/13 at age 64 after a bout with leukemia.

    Drafted by Detroit in 1979, he spent that full season as a Piston. In 1980-81, he started the season with Dallas, but then joined Boston and was part of their 1980-81 NBA Championship team.

    He stayed with the Celtics for 1981-82, as well, before wrapping up his career in The Association with 5 games for Golden State in 1982-83.

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    Johnny Paredes, a utility infielder who had short stints with the Expos and Tigers, died 11/4 at age 58.

    A native of Venezuela, Paredes spent time with Montreal in 1988 and 1990, and after that Detroit in 1990-91.

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