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Dean Chance, 74 (2015)
Dean Chance, the Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who palled around with the Hollywood jet set, died Sunday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Associated Press reported. He was 74. According to the Star Tribune, while no official cause of death has been released, a former teammate, Jim Kaat, attributed the death to a heart attack. Born in 1941 in Wooster, Ohio, Chance started his baseball...
Lindy Infante, 75 (1940 - 2015)
Former NFL coach Lindy Infante has died in Florida, according to The Associated Press. He was 75. Infante's wife, Stephanie, told The Associated Press that he died Thursday in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness. Infante coached the Green Bay Packers from 1988 to 1991, winning Coach of the Year honors in 1989 after leading the Packers to a 10-6 record. He was hired by the Indianapolis...
Harry Gallatin, 88 (2015)
Harry Gallatin, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was a seven-time All-Star forward for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. He was 88. The Knicks and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, where Gallatin was a former coach and athletic director, confirmed the death through Gallatin's family. He died in Edwardsville. Gallatin spent nine seasons...
Erik Roner (2015)
Erik Roner, an action sports athlete who was a star of MTV's "Nitro Circus," died in a skydiving accident in Squaw Valley, California, Monday, Sept. 28, according to USA Today. He was 39. Known by the nickname "Rubberneck," Roner was an extreme skier and BASE jumper on the reality show and touring troupe, having joined "Nitro Circus" in 2005. He was known as a pioneer of ski BASE jumping and...
Ignacio Zoco, 76 (1939 - 2015)
Ignacio Zoco, a former Real Madrid defensive midfielder who won a European Cup and seven league championships along with the 1964 European title with Spain, has died, The Associated Press reported. He was 76. Real Madrid announced the death Monday but did not say when he died or give a cause of death, the AP said. Other media outlets stated that Zoco died Monday. Zoco was more recently...
Yogi Berra, 90 (1925 - 2015)
Baseball great Yogi Berra died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 90. Berra was a New York baseball stalwart, playing for the Yankees for most of his career and the Mets for a single year, then...
Milo Hamilton, 88 (2015)
Milo Hamilton, a Hall of Fame broadcaster who called Hank Aaron's historic 715th home run in 1974, has died, according to the Associated Press. The Houston Astros announced the death of their...
Joe Morrone, 79 (2015)
Joe Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 79. He died Wednesday night after a long...
Joaquin Andujar, 62 (2015)
Joaquin Andujar, a star pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1980s, has died in his native Dominican Republic, according to the Associated Press. He was 62. The team said he died Tuesday....
Tyler Sash, 27 (2015)
Tyler Sash, a standout safety at the University of Iowa who later won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants, has died, the state medical examiner's office said Tuesday, according to the Associated...
Al Arbour, 82 (1932 - 2015)
Al Arbour, 82, who coached the NHL's New York Islanders from 1973 through 1994, winning four Stanley Cup championships along the way, has died following a long illness. As a player in the 1950s...
Justin Wilson, 37 (2015)
Known, as ESPN describes him, as the "Gentle Giant" of racing, IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday after a head injury sustained during a crash at Pocono Raceway, the Associated Press and his...
Bob Fillion, 94 (2015)
Bob Fillion, who won two Stanley Cup championships with the Montreal Canadiens, has died at the age of 94, according to the Associated Press. The team's alumni association said Thursday that...
Buddy Baker, 74 (1941 - 2015)
Buddy Baker, a former Daytona 500 winner and NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee, has died after a brief battle with lung cancer, according to The Associated Press. Baker, who died early Monday, was 74.
Frank Gifford, 84 (1930 - 2015)
NFL Hall of Famer and veteran sports broadcaster Frank Gifford has died in Connecticut, his family announced on Sunday, according to NBC News and other sources. He was 84. In a statement, his...
Louise Suggs, 91 (2015)
By DOUG FERGUSON, The Associated PressLouise Suggs, an LPGA founder and among the best women to ever play with 61 wins and 11 majors, died Friday. She was 91.The LPGA Tour said she died in a hospice...
Mel Farr, 70 (1944 - 2015)
Mel Farr, an NFL running back who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his seven NFL seasons as a Detroit Lion, has died. He was 70.
Kaiser Carlile, 9 (2015)
Batboy Kaiser Carlile died Sunday, a day after he was accidentally hit by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle during the Liberal Bee Jays' game in Wichita, Kansas, according to multiple...
Billy Pierce, 88 (1927 - 2015)
By JASON KEYSER, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who played in two World Series and spent most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White...
Van Miller, 87 (1927 - 2015)
Longtime Buffalo Bills radio broadcaster Van Miller died Friday, the team confirmed Saturday. He was 87. Miller was the Bills' play-by-play announcer from the team's first year in 1960 through 1970,...
Bill Arnsparger, 88 (2015)
Bill Arnsparger, the assistant coach whose "No Name Defense" helped the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl titles and the only perfect season in NFL history, died Friday The Associated PressMIAMI ...
Alcides Ghiggia, 88 (1926 - 2015)
Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a surprising 2-1 victory over soccer powerhouse Brazil which is still remembered as Brazil...
Ken Stabler, 69 (1945 - 2015)
Legendary NFL quarterback Ken Stabler has passed away in Gulfport, Mississippi from colon cancer at the age of 69, according to multiple news sources including Yahoo Sports. He played in the NFL...
Scot Breithaupt, Sr., 57 (1957 - 2015)
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who helped turn BMX bike racing from a backyard backwater into an international action sport, has died,...
Charlie Sanders, 68 (1946 - 2015)
Charlie Sanders, former Detroit Lion and Hall of Fame tight end, has died after a battle with cancer. Sanders played his entire 10-year career with the Lions, from 1968-1977. He was 68. The...
Jackson Vroman, 34 (1981 - 2015)
Former NBA player Jackson Vroman was found dead Monday at his home in Los Angeles, California, according to the Des Moines Register. He was 34. Vroman was chosen in the second round of the 2004...
John David Crow, 79 (1935 - 2015)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - John David Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, has died. He was 79. The university...
Ron Clarke (2015)
The Associated PressGOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Ron Clarke, Australia's greatest middle distance runner and the man who lit the cauldron at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956, died Wednesday at the...
Peter Petherick, 72 (1942 - 2015)
The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former New Zealand off-spinner Peter Petherick, a late-bloomer who became one of only three cricketers to take a hat trick on his test debut, has...
Wayne Harris, 77 (1938 - 2015)
The Associated PressCALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Wayne Harris, the former University of Arkansas and Calgary Stampeders linebacker known as "Thumper" for his hard hits, has died. He was 77.The...