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Remembering Sammy Baugh

Patricia Sullivan

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Slingin' Sammy Baugh, 94, a record-setting passer, punter and defensive back who led the Washington Redskins to two NFL championships in 16 seasons with the team and whose wide-open style of play helped usher professional football into the modern era, died yesterday at Fisher County Memorial Hospital in Rotan, Tex.

By Patricia Sullivan |  December 18, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  | Category:  Patricia Sullivan
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