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Duke Snider dies: Dodgers' Hall of Fame center fielder was 84

Duke Snider, one of the "Boys of Summer" who defeated the New York Yankees in 1955 to bring home the Brooklyn Dodgers' only World Series title, died today at a hospital in Escondido, California. He was 84. A powerful left-handed hitter known as the "Duke of Flatbush," Mr. Snider...

By Emma Brown  | February 27, 2011; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Athletes  
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Bob Feller dies at 92; Hall of Famer had wicked fastball

Bob Feller, a fireballing pitcher who broke into the big leagues as a 17-year-old sensation with the Cleveland Indians and was acclaimed as baseball's finest pitcher from the late 1930s to the late 1940s, died Wednesday night at a hospice near Cleveland. He was 92 and had leukemia. Mr. Feller,...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | December 16, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Athletes, T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Baseball, Bob Feller, Cleveland Indians  
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LaLanne: "Clean Thoughts and Dirty Girls"

Obit fan Alex Remington, who used to contribute to our page when he worked at The Post, brought this recent interview to our attention of 96-year-old Jack LaLanne and his musings on living a long and healthy life: Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, on the eve of his 96th birthday, shares...

By Adam Bernstein  | September 24, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Laurent Fignon, Greg LeMond and the closest Tour ever

Laurent Fignon won the Tour de France twice, but he is less remembered for those victories than for his by-the-skin-of-his-teeth loss to American Greg LeMond in the 1989 Tour. The three-week race covered more than 2,000 miles, but in the end it came down to a matter of mere seconds....

By Emma Brown  | September 1, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Athletes, Emma Brown  | Tags:  greg lemond tour de france, laurent fignon died, laurent fignon greg lemond, laurent fignon obituary, laurent fignon tour de france  
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Yankees' 'Voice of God' dies at 99

Bob Sheppard, the iconic Yankee Stadium announcer who was known as the "Voice of God" for his introductions of baseball stars over more than half a century, has died. He was 99. Mr. Sheppard's debut as the New York Yankees' announcer was April 17, 1951, when players included Joe DiMaggio,...

By Emma Brown  | July 11, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Athletes, Emma Brown  | Tags:  bob sheppard yankees announcer died, voice of god died, yankees announcer died, yankees voice of god  
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Daily Goodbye

A sports edition Daily Goodbye today: Loris Kessel was a Swiss race driver who piloted Ferrari grand touring machines, which are near street quality cars with significant upgrades. Throughout his racing career, Mr. Kessel, who died of Leukemia, also drove Formula 1 cars, open wheeled machines that are regarded as...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | May 17, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Athletes, The Daily Goodbye  | Tags:  Auto racing, Defensive tackle, Miami Dolphins, NFL, National Football League, Norman Hand, San Diego Chargers, Sports  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Recalling a Legless Daredevil, Adam Bernstein , March 12, 2010
Polo Patriarchs Leave Legacy, T. Rees Shapiro , February 17, 2010
Dick Francis, Rider Turned Writer, Dies, T. Rees Shapiro , February 15, 2010
Abe Pollin dies, Patricia Sullivan , November 24, 2009
Wayman Tisdale, Matt Schudel , May 17, 2009
The Brothers DiMaggio, Matt Schudel , May 9, 2009
 
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