Harry Christopher Caray,Jr. was born on 8/12/1939 in St Louis, MO. He died on 8/3/2008 at age 68 in Atlanta, GA.
Caray was the long time play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Braves. He is the son of hall of fame broadcaster Harry Caray.
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born 8/21/1936. He died 10/12/1999 at age 63 from congestive heart failure.
Harlem Globetrotters (1958-1959)
Golden State Warriors (1959-1964)
Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1968)
Los Angeles Lakers (1968-1973)
NBA Most Valuable Player, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968
Holds single game record for points in one game (100)
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Mickey Charles Mantle was born on October 20, 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. He died from liver cancer on August 13, 1995 at age 63 in Dallas, Texas. After receiving a liver transplant on June 8, 1995, it was discovered that liver cancer had spread throughout his body.
New York Yankees 1951-1968
16 time All-Star selection
7 time World Series champion
3 time AL MVP
Gold Glove Award winner
New York Yankees retired jersey #7 on June 8, 1969.
Dave McNally was born on 10/31/1942. He died 12/1/2002 at age 60 of lung cancer in Billings, MT.
Baltimore Orioles 1962-1974
Montreal Expos 1975
McNally won more than 20 games for 4 consecutive seasons and was one of four 20-game winners for the 1971 Orioles (Pat Dobson, Jim Palmer, and Mike Cuellar were the other three). McNally is the only pitcher in Major League history to have hit a grand slam and thereby win his own game in the World Series (1970).
Born 11/7/1944 – Died 10/27/2006 (brain aneurysm)
Chicago Cubs 1967-1969
San Diego Padres 1969
Detroit Tigers 1970-1972
Atlanta Braves 1973-1974
Houston Astros 1975-1985
New York Yankees 1985-1987
Minnesota Twins 1987-1988
James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens
Born 9/12/1913 – Died 3/31/1980 (lung cancer)
Track & Field
Sugar Ray Robinson
(born Walker Smith Jr)
Born 5/3/1921 – Died 4/12/1989 (diabetes / Alzheimer’s)
Jack Thomas Snow was born on 1/25/1943. He died on 1/9/2006 at age 62 from a staph infection.
Los Angeles Rams 1965-1975
Wilver Dornell Stargell was born on March 6, 1940 in Earlsboro, OK. He died on April 9, 2001 at age 61 in Wilmington, NC from a stroke.
Outfielder / First Baseman
Pittsburgh Pirates 1962-1982
Stargell died on the same day that a statue of him was unveiled outside the Pirates’ new stadium.
Jacobus Franciscus Thorpe was born on 5/28/1888. He died on 3/28/1953 at age 64 from a heart attack. Jim Thorpe was an all-around athlete, active in baseball, football, basketball and track & field.
John Constantine Unitas was born on 5/7/1933. He died on 9/11/2002 at age 69 from a heart attack.
Baltimore Colts 1956-1972
San Diego Chargers 1973
Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr. was born on August 15, 1945 in Robstown, Texas.He died on August 20, 2008 at age 63 in Lake Tahoe, California of pancreatic cancer.
Oakland Raiders 1967-1981
Executive Director of the NFL Players’ Association (NFLPA)
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987
7 time pro bowl selection
2 time super bowl champion
Norm Van Lier
Norman Allen Van Lier III was born on 4/1/1947 in East Liverpool, Ohio.He died on 2/26/2009 at age 61 in Chicago, Illinois.
Saint Francis University
Cincinnati Royals 1969-1971
Chicago Bulls 1971-1978
Milwaukee Bucks 1978-19793 time all-star
After failing to appear for a television appearance, a Chicago Fire Rescue squad conducted a wellness check and found Van Lier dead in his apartment.
James Walker was born on 4/8/1944 in Amherst, VA. He died on 7/2/2007 at age 63 in Kansas City, MO from Lung Cancer.
Detroit Pistons 1967-1972
Houston Rockets 1972-1973
Kansas City Kings 1973-1976
2 time all star
George Burrell Woodin was born on 7/28/1934 in Utica, New York. He died on 11/30/2002 at age 68 in Charlotte, North Carolina from a heart attack. Woods wrestled for 20 years between 1963 and 1983 under the names Tim Woods and Mr. Wrestling. In 1975, he was involved in a plane crash along with other wrestlers Johnny Valentine, Bob Bruggers, and Ric Flair.