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Buck Leonard Biography

Buck LeonardAge: 90 hall-of-fame first baseman known as the "Black Lou Gehrig"; batted .340 and averaged 34 home runs during his 17-year career in the Negro Leagues; began his career with the…

Rommie Lee Loudd 1998 Deaths

Rommie Lee LouddAge: 64 first black assistant coach in the American Football League and former personnel director for the New England Patriots; played collegiately at UCLA and professionally …

Sid Luckman 1998 Deaths

Sid LuckmanAge: 81 Chicago Bears all-time leader in career touchdowns thrown (137) and passing yards (14,686); named NFL MVP three times and All-Pro seven times; led Chicago to a 73-0 victory…

Sadie Magee 1998 Deaths

Sadie MageeAge: 65 Jackson State University assistant athletic director and coordinator of women's sports; coached women's basketball for 14 seasons, beginning in 1975 and is the Tigers all-t…

Earl (The Goat) Manigault 1998 Deaths

Earl (The Goat) ManigaultAge: 53 New York City playground legend who battled the likes of Lew Alcindor and Connie Hawkins in the 1960s; his heroin addiction cost him a professional basketball…

Jason McCray 1998 Deaths

Jason McCrayAge: 20 had 17 tackles in 10 games as a freshman defensive end on the Navy football team; died while playing basketball with other midshipmen at the First District Coast Guard Sta…

Warren Mehrtens 1998 Deaths

Warren MehrtensAge: 77 one of only 10 jockeys to ride a Triple Crown winner when he rode Assault to victories in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and Belmont in 1946; retired from racing in …

Naeshell D. Menard 1998 Deaths

Naeshell D. MenardAge: 20 LSU football player in his third year at the school and second as a member of the Tigers football team; played three games and started one in 1997-98 season; of a se…

Russ Meyer Biography

Russ MeyerAge: 74 "Mad Monk" pitched 13 seasons in the majors and was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies "Whiz Kids" in the 1950s; pitched in three World Series—with the Phillies in …

Christopher Midgett 1998 Deaths

Christopher MidgettAge: 22 a junior reserve defensive end in 1997, he was a part of a Northeastern football team that posted an 8-3 record, the team's best in 34 years; of gun shot wounds whil…