Alexis Arguello was born on 4/19/1952 in Managua, Nicaragua. He died on 7/1/2009 at age 57 in Managua from a gunshot wound to the chest. The investigation is ongoing.
International Boxing Hall of Fame
Garnet Edward Bailey was born on 6/13/1948 in Lloydminster, Canada. He died on 9/11/2001 at age 53 in a plane crash. He was onboard United Airlines flight 175, which was hijacked and flown into the world trade center on September 11, 2001. At the time, he was working as a scout with the Los Angeles Kings and was en route to Los Angeles to attend the team’s training camp.
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings (Scout)
Darren “Dutch” Daulton was born on January 3, 1962 in Arkansas City, Kansas. He died on August 6, 2017 after a 4-year battle with brain cancer. He was 55 years old.
Philadelphia Phillies 1983 & 1985 – 1997
Florida Marlins 1997
Donald Scott Drysdale was born on July 23, 1936 in Van Nuys, CA. He died on July 3, 1993 at age 56 from a heart attack in his hotel room in Montreal, Canada, where he was broadcasting a Dodgers game.
Baseball – Pitcher
Brooklyn / LA Dodgers 1956-1969
8 time All-Star selection
3 time World Series champion
1962 Cy Young Award
Los Angeles Dodgers jersey # 53 retired
Mark “The Bird” Fidrych
Mark Steven Fidrych was born on 8/14/1954 in Worcester, MA. He died on 4/13/2009 at age 54 of suffocation when his clothes apparently became entangled while working on a dump truck. He was found by a friend beneath the dump truck on his farm.
Baseball – Pitcher
Detroit Tigers 1976-1980
1976 Rookie of the Year
2 time all-star
Evel Robert Craig Knievel was born on 10/17/1938. He died on 11/30/2007 at age 69 from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Daredevil / Stunt Performer
Vincent Thomas Lombardi was born on 6/11/1913. He died on 9/3/1970 at age 57 from cancer.
Green Bay Packers Head Coach
NFL Hall of Fame
Roger Eugene Maris was born on September 10, 1934 in Hibbing, Minnesota. He died on December 14, 1985 at age 51 in Houston, Texas from lymphoma.
Baseball – Outfielder
Cleveland Indians 1957-1958
Kansas City Athletics 1958-1959
New York Yankees 1960-1966
St Louis Cardinals 1967-1968
Won a gold glove in 1960
Hit 61 homers in 1961
Played in 7 all-star games
Played on 7 world series teams
2 time MVP
Born 1/21/1946 – Died 12/24/2004 (brain cancer)
Baltimore Orioles 1970-1972
Atlanta Braves 1973-1975
Philadelphia Phillies 1975-1976
Los Angeles Dodgers 1977-1979
New York Yankees 1980-1981
Baltimore Orioles Manager 1991-1994
Texas Rangers Manager 1995-2001
Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson
Born 1/31/1919 – Died 10/24/1972 (53 – heart attack)
Baseball – Second Baseman
Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-1956
Norm Van Brocklin
Marvin Nathaniel Webster was born on 4/13/1952 in
Baltimore, Maryland.He was found dead on 4/4/2009 at age 56 in a Tulsa, Oklahoma hotel room. It is believed he died of heart disease. His son, Marvin Webster, Jr., died at age 19 from a heart attack.
Morgan State University
Denver Nuggets 1975-1977
Seattle Supersonics 1977-1978
Michael Lewis Webster was born on 3/18/1952. He died on 9/24/2002 at age 50 from a heart attack.
Football – Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-1988
Kansas City Chiefs 1989-1990
Dwight Lynn White was born on 7/30/1949. He died on 6/6/2008 at age 58 from complications from back surgery.
Football – Defensive End
Pittsburgh Steelers 1971-1980