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    Sports Stars Who Tragically Died Too Soon

    30 years ago today (Aug 2, 1979) the baseball word lost Thurman Munson.



    Here's the list.....

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ga..._too_soon.html
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    Not baseball, but I greatly admire Joe Delaney.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Not baseball, but I greatly admire Joe Delaney.
    +1, didn't know that, extremely brave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Not baseball, but I greatly admire Joe Delaney.
    I was at Arrowhead Stadium when he rushed for 193 yards against the Oilers in November 1981, his rookie season. I'm thinking that was some sort of record, but don't remember whether it was a league record or just a team record.

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    Nick Adenhart (just earlier this season)
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    Fred Hutchinson
    Ray Chapman
    Lou Gehrig

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    Lyman Bostock, another tragic story.

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    When it comes to sports stars, no sport has had more of its stars die too soon than motor racing: Mark Donohue, Jimmy Clark, Dale Earnhardt, Adam Petty, Peter Revson, Bill Vukovich, Bill Vukovich III, Art Pollard, Fireball Roberts, Ayrton Senna, Jerry Unser, Greg Moore, Eddie Sachs, Gilles Villeneuve, Swede Savage, Neil Bonnett, Ronnie Peterson, Scott Brayton.........all those, and more, died while either racing or qualiyfing or in practice......one sportswriter once wrote that the command to start a race should be "gentlemen start your coffins."
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    Pat Tillman R.I.P.
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    Bob Kalsu R.I.P.
    Pat Tillman's death while serving with the U.S. Military is recent enough to be recalled by most. I had never heard of Kalsu until a few years ago when he was profiled in SI. He was an offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills who probaly could have avoided military service but instead served in Viet Nam and was killed at about the same time his wife gave birth to his son.
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    The Red are too well represented on my quick list of guys left out.

    Lou Gehrig

    Lyman Bostock.
    Jim McGlothlin.
    Chico Ruiz.
    Ray Chapman.
    Danny Thompson.
    Bo Diaz.
    Mark Fidrych.
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    Bob Moose, Pirates pitcher. Died in an auto accident on his 29th birthday.

    Threw a wild pitch in the 9th inning that allowed the REDS to score the winning run in the deciding game of the 1972 NLCS. With Pittsburgh needing only three outs in the ninth to get to the World Series, Pirates closer Dave Giusti yielded a dramatic game-tying homer to Johnny Bench on a hanging change-up. The inning rapidly turned chaotic for the Pirates. Tony Pérez singled and was replaced by pinch-runner George Foster. Denis Menke followed with another single, and the Pirates replaced Giusti with Game 2 starter Bob Moose. A fly ball out advanced Foster to third. After Darrell Chaney made the second out on a popup with nobody scoring, Moose threw a wild pitch to pinch-hitter Hal McRae. Foster came home with the winning run amid wild scenes of jubilation in the stadium.
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