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(12-27-2016 01:30 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  R.I.P. Princess Leia. Carrie just left this world now. :(

Never regained consciousness. Probably discontinued life support
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"Reynolds’ son, Todd, told media outlets that his mother was under stress over the death of her daughter and suffered
a stroke at her home at about noon.

Reynolds told him she missed her daughter and wanted to be with her."
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linky: Ransom Jackson, hit last home run for Brooklyn Dodgers, dies at 93

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Quote:Ransom Joseph ‘Randy’ Jackson Jr., an all-star third baseman with the Chicago Cubs in the mid-1950s and the last Brooklyn Dodger to hit a home run, died at home in Athens, Georgia Wednesday after a brief illness, according to a family friend. He was 93 years old.

Nicknamed “Handsome Ransom,” Jackson played for the Cubs from 1950-55 and in 1959. He also spent two-plus years with the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles and parts of 1958 and 1959 with the Cleveland Indians. Over 10 big-league seasons, the third baseman batted .261 with 103 home runs. He was the oldest living Los Angeles Dodger at the time of his death.

This Paragraph makes me ask: "How was this possible? I mean as far as eligibility rules?"

Quote:As a collegiate football player, he is the only player to appear in back-to-back Cotton Bowls for different schools, the first in 1945 for Texas Christian University and the second in 1946 for the University of Texas.
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(03-21-2019 11:37 AM)GoodOwl Wrote:  linky: Ransom Jackson, hit last home run for Brooklyn Dodgers, dies at 93

This Paragraph makes me ask: "How was this possible? I mean as far as eligibility rules?"

Quote:As a collegiate football player, he is the only player to appear in back-to-back Cotton Bowls for different schools, the first in 1945 for Texas Christian University and the second in 1946 for the University of Texas.

The New York Times obit had more complete info on this:

Quote:Randy won three Southwest Conference batting titles and played halfback in two Cotton Bowl games, for Texas Christian in 1945 and the University of Texas in 1946, while enrolled in World War II-era naval officer training programs on their campuses.

I presume that sports eligibility rules must have been more liberal (related to today's rules) for the Navy V-12 students. (Rice was a V-12 school, too.)
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Former Texas A&M basketball star David Edwards dies; led SWC conference in assists in 1994

Quote:Edwards, who transferred from Georgetown to Texas A&M, was the Aggies’ record holder for assists in a single season.

Edwards played at A&M from 1991-94, averaging 13.5 points and 7.1 assists and 2.7 steals in 85 games played. In the 93-94 season, Edwards led the Southwest Conference with 265 assists, which remains the school’s single-season record.
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Jimmy “The Toy Cannon” Wynn, the slugger who played for the Braves, Astros and other teams, has died at 78 on Thursday in Houston, TX.


Astros great Jimmy Wynn dies at 78


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The Harlem Globetrotter's "Dazzling Dribbler" Fred "Curly" Neal died today (Thursday) at his home outside Houston.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/sport...-dead.html

https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/News...urly-Neal/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curly_Neal
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(03-26-2020 10:57 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  Jimmy “The Toy Cannon” Wynn, the slugger who played for the Braves, Astros and other teams, has died at 78 on Thursday in Houston, TX.

Astros great Jimmy Wynn dies at 78

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I saw his first major league game, in Pittsburgh. He played shortstop. We used to laugh about that game. He said, "Roberto Clemente hit a line drive at me so hard that it was by me before I could even move. I told the manager to move me to the outfield." I kept score on my program and we used to talk about getting him to sign it. I never remembered to bring it whenever we were going to be together. Toward the end, he was going downhill, having more and more trouble getting around, and I should have known that I needed to bring that program. Now he never will sign it, and I could kick myself.

I'll never have that autograph, but I will always have the pleasure of having known him. He was always a favorite of mine when he played, and getting to have that kind of friendship with one of my favorite players was a real treat. I will miss him greatly.
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I was fortunate enough to be at the game that Jimmy Wynn hit a shot into the upper deck of the Astrodome. They painted a toy cannon on that seat to immortalize the moment. Longest HR I’ve ever seen. A truly majestic shot. I believe he was the first to hit a HR landing in the upper deck of the Astrodome.

RIP Jimmy Wynn.
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(Yesterday 06:38 AM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  NFL kicker Tom Dempsey (1st kicker to kick a 63-yard FG 50 years ago) dead of coronavirus at age 73. But he definitely was the poster child of a person serious at risk from the illness. He was in a nursing home in New Orleans where 15 other people have died from it - and he had been suffering from dementia for several years.
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RE: OT: He's Dead, Jim--notable Deaths thread
Ed Biles also died overnight - former Oilers head coach of course.
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RE: OT: He's Dead, Jim--notable Deaths thread
Bill Withers died this week (heart complications)

https://apnews.com/e19138ee60f29a319e45bcfba3e39331
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New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey, whose 63-yard field goal in 1970 set an NFL record that wasn't broken until 2013, died on April 4. He was 73.
https://www.neworleanssaints.com/news/ne...dies-at-73
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