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    #31
    Quote Originally Posted by David K. View Post
    Rest in Peace Michel Legrand! Oscar winning French composer. Best regards, David
    Probably best known for "Brian's Song", so sports related!
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    #32
    RIP, Dan Orlich, believed to be the oldest Packer, at 94. Played for Curly Lambeau (not to be confused with Curly Howard or Curly Joe DeRita).
    WOW, a guy who played decades before any of us was born, has passed.
    Wonder if he wore a face mask?
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    #33
    Rest in Peace Julie Adams! Actress best know from the Black Lagoon. Best regards, David
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    #34
    Wade Wilson, on Friday. Former Viking and Raider player, and Bears' coach.
    RIP

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    #35
    And Bob Friend, former MLB pitcher with the Pirates, Mets and Yankees, yesterday.
    RIP.

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    #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Boots View Post
    And Bob Friend, former MLB pitcher with the Pirates, Mets and Yankees, yesterday.
    RIP.
    Saw this one as well - want to go back through my TTM autos and see if I received one from him.
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    #37
    A few months ago my brother and I were talking about the movie "The Creature From the Black Lagoon'" and I surprisingly had never seen the movie in its entirety, only bits and pieces here and there. A few weeks later that movie was played on the hilarious METV show Svengoolie so I made it a point to watch it from beginning to end. I was shocked to see that the female lead, Julie Adams, was still alive and seemingly doing well! Soon after that I saw her guest star on The Rifleman and The Big Valley. She suddenly seemed to be everywhere! Sad to say a month or two later she would pass away.

    One trait I have noticed on those classic 1950s Sci-Fi monster movies is that each one had a hot female scientist cast in it like Julie Adams in TCFTBL.. Who knew there was that much talent in the scientific research community?

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    RIP Frank Robinson - passed away today at age of 83. Baseball HOF'r. First to be MVP in both AL & NL??
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    #39
    Not only was he the first to be MVP in boh leagues, he is the ONLY player to do it, AFAIK.
    Also, and perhaps more importantly, first person of color to manage in the Major Leagues.
    In the historical context of MLB, he is probably one of the more underrated men. His career in the N.L., which was remarkable, was often overshadowed by Mays, Aaron and Clemente. In the A.L. he really got to shine and show his leadership abilities.
    Orioles practically stole him from the Reds (for Milt Pappas) F. Robby showed 'em by winning the Triple Crown AND leading the O's to a World Series Championship!
    A tremendous man!
    RIP.
    And thanks for the heads up Katester; I had not seen this.
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    RIP Frank Robinson - passed away today at age of 83. Baseball HOF'r. First to be MVP in both AL & NL??

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    #40
    I was just thinking the other day that it was nice that the #1, 3 and 4 all time home run hitters of my childhood were still alive. And then sadly I heard about Frank Robinson today. He had just gone to the Orioles when I first became aware of MLB and he was an absolute superstar at that time. Very underrated and I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

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    #41
    Rest in Peace Frank Robinson! Best regards, David PS The quizzes.....have the question for Won American league MVP and also won the National League MVP....Frank Robinson
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    RIP he will be missed!

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    #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Boots View Post
    Not only was he the first to be MVP in boh leagues, he is the ONLY player to do it, AFAIK.
    Also, and perhaps more importantly, first person of color to manage in the Major Leagues.
    In the historical context of MLB, he is probably one of the more underrated men. His career in the N.L., which was remarkable, was often overshadowed by Mays, Aaron and Clemente. In the A.L. he really got to shine and show his leadership abilities.
    Orioles practically stole him from the Reds (for Milt Pappas) F. Robby showed 'em by winning the Triple Crown AND leading the O's to a World Series Championship!
    A tremendous man!
    RIP.
    And thanks for the heads up Katester; I had not seen this.
    I forgot about first manager as well....It is a pretty simple heirarchy to me:

    1 - Jackie Robinson - broke the color barrier in baseball
    2 - Larry Doby -- broke the color barrier in the AL
    3 - Frank Robinson - first manager of color in the majors

    I love Jackie Robinson day in the majors, and was truly a bit sad when Mariano Rivera retired and took the last active 42 off the field of play. How many guys wear #24 now to honor jackie robinson - 99% sure that at least Robinson Cano does.....
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    #44
    Agree re: that hierarchy and love of Jackie. I almost cannot fathom what he went through and how he was able to comport himself.
    My admiration for him is one reason I'm trying to complete this first (2017) Commemorative Patch set. 70th anniversary.

    Quote Originally Posted by katester44 View Post
    I forgot about first manager as well....It is a pretty simple heirarchy to me:

    1 - Jackie Robinson - broke the color barrier in baseball
    2 - Larry Doby -- broke the color barrier in the AL
    3 - Frank Robinson - first manager of color in the majors

    I love Jackie Robinson day in the majors, and was truly a bit sad when Mariano Rivera retired and took the last active 42 off the field of play. How many guys wear #24 now to honor jackie robinson - 99% sure that at least Robinson Cano does.....

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    #45
    Rest in Peace British actor Albert Finney! 5 time Oscar nominee....was in James Bond thriller "Sky-Fall".....also played Daddy Warbucks in Annie. Best regards, David
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