12-31-2011 Sports Deaths in 2011

Sports deaths in 2011

By Associated Press, Published: December 30

Notable sports deaths in 2011:

Agents:

Ken Nolan, 48; Gary Wichard, 60.

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Auto Racing:

Mark Bridges, 60; Tom Carnegie, 91; Betty Skelton Erde, 85; Chris Griffis, 46; Mary Hendrick, 88; Rick Huseman, 38; Jim Rathmann, 83; Dan Wheldon, 33.

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Baseball:

Ricky Adams, 52; Bill Alhouse, 85; Matty Alou, 72; Andrew Baur, 66; Bill Bergesch, 89; Harvey Dorfman, 75; George Crowe, 89; Ryne Duren, 81; Mike Flanagan, 59; Bob Forsch, 61; Howard Fox, 90; Joe Frazier, 88; Woodie Fryman, 70; Greg Goossen, 65; Lou Gorman, 82; Greg Halman, 24; Roy Hartsfield, 85; Hideki Irabu, 42; Ernie Johnson Sr., 87; Andy Jurinko, 71; Cecil Kaiser, 94; Harmon Killebrew, 74; Charlie Lea, 54; Carl Lindner Jr., 92; Danny Litwhiler, 95; Tony Malinosky, 101; Marty Marion, 93; Emilio Navarro, 105; Jim Northrup, 71; Jose Pagan, 76; Mitchell Page, 59; Mel Queen, 69; Larry Shepard, 92; David Sisler, 79; Duke Snider, 84; Paul Splittorff, 64; Chuck Tanner, 82; Dick Williams, 82; Wally Yonamine, 85; Gus Zernial, 87.

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Basketball:

Mike Barrett, 67; Lewis Brown, 56; Kurt Budke, 50; Lorenzo Charles, 47; Neil Dougherty, 50; Margo Dydek, 37; Thomas Emma, 49; Larry Finch, 60; Dave Gavitt, 73; Armen Gilliam, 47; Joe Dan Gold, 68; Chauncey Hardy, 23; Walt Hazzard, 69; Troy Jackson, 35; Carl Kraushaar, 84; Jim Lennon, 85; Wes Leonard, 16; Ed Macauley, 83; Ed Manning, 68; Mike Mitchell, 55; Ray Patterson, 89; Mauro Potestio, 86; Troy Raymond, 46; Scotty Robertson, 81; Miranda Serna, 36; Tina Stewart, 21; Henry Taub, 83; Robert “Tractor” Traylor, 34; Zeke Sinicola, 82; Sherman White, 82.

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Boxing:

George Benton, 78; Gil Clancy, 88; Henry Cooper, 76; Billy Costello, 55; Joe Frazier, 67; Genaro Hernandez, 45; Scott LeDoux, 62; Butch Lewis, 65; Ron Lyle, 70; Gary Mason, 48; Tom McNeeley, 74; Lionel Rose, 62; Alice Ward, 79.

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Cricket:

Franz “Gerry” Alexander, 82; Basil D’Oliveira, 80.

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Croquet:

William Ellery McClatchy, 86.

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Cycling:

Patrick Guay, 59; Alberto Leon, 37; Peter Post, 77; Carla Swart, 23; Xavier Tondo, 32; Wouter Weylandt, 26.

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Equestrian:

Pierre Jonqueres d’Oriola, 91.

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Fishing:

Stanley Bogdan, 92.

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Fitness:

Jack LaLanne, 96.

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Football:

Houston Antwine, 72; Ricky Bell, 36; Emory Bellard, 83; Ken Bishop, 73; Forrest Blue, 65; Austin Box, 22; Orlando Brown, 40; Lew Bush, 42; Don Chandler, 76; Lynn Chandnois, 86; Bob Cook, 79; Royal Copeland, 86; Dominique Corder, 20; Joe Daniels, 69; Al Davis; 82; Aaron Douglas, 21; Dave Duerson, 50; Pete Duranko, 67; Ed Dyas, 71; Brandon Everage, 30; Don Fambrough, 88; Greg Gantt, 59; Cookie Gilchrist, 75; Gale Gillingham, 67; Ralph Goldston, 82; Gene Gossage, 76; Garland Gregory, 92; Elmore Hackney, 95; Bill Hampton Jr., 51; Mike Heimerdinger, 58; Larry Hennessey, 81; Barry Hill, 57; Drew Hill, 54; Wilson Holloway, 22; Kent Hull, 50; Kordero Hunter, 21; Bill Johnson, 84; John Henry Johnson, 81; Nolan Luhn, 90; Leonard Lyles, 74; John Mackey, 69; Jim Mandich, 62; Ollie Matson, 80; Tim McCaskey, 65; Chester McGlockton, 42; Godfrey Myles, 42; David Parry, 76; Hal Patterson, 79; Joe Perry, 84; Pete Pihos, 87; Bob Pittello, 83; Joe Restic, 85; Andy Robustelli, 85; Lee Roy Selmon, 56; Harley Sewell, 80; Jim Seymour, 64; Derek Sheely, 22; Bubba Smith, 66; Homer Smith, 79; Jerry Smith, 80; Ron Springs, 54; Joe Steffy, 85; Fred Thompson, 19; Joe Tofflemire, 46; David Lee Turner, 56; Garrett Uekman, 19; Joseph Villavisencio, 22; Murray Warmath, 98; Tommy Watkins, 74; Norm Willey, 83.

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Golf:

Seve Ballesteros, 54; Bettye Danoff, 88; Dave Hill, 74; Joseph “Bud” Lewis, 103; Tom Ramsey, 75; Mason Rudolph, 76.

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Gymnastics:

Nikolai Andrianov, 58; Frank Bare, 80.

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Handball:

Bernd Methe, 47; Reiner Methe, 47.

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Hockey:

Wade Belak, 35; Derek Boogaard, 28; Roger Christian, 75; Pavol Demitra, 36; Nick Harbaruk, 67; Harley Hotchkiss, 83; Jaroslav Jirik, 71; Alexander Karpovtsev, 41; Igor Korolev, 41; Stefan Liv, 30; Rick Martin, 59; Brad McCrimmon, 52; EJ McGuire, 58; Eddy Palchak, 71; Karel Rachunek, 32; Rick Rypien, 27; Ruslan Salei, 36; Mandi Schwartz, 23; Karlis Skrastins, 37; Sven Tumba, 80; Josef Vasicek, 30; Alexander Vasyunov, 23; Les “Doc” Widdifield, 86; Johnny Wilson, 82.

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Horse Racing:

Nancy Alberts, 65; Michael Baze, 24; Stan Bergstein, 87; Benjamin Boutin, 21; J. Elliott Burch, 86; Dianne Carpenter, 68; Joseph Cornacchia, 78; Philip Dunn, 81; Pete Ferriola, 69; Mark Gerard, 76; Doc Gilman, 91; Carl Hanford, 95; Louis Hildebrandt, 93; Bob Holthus, 77; Jess Jackson, 81; Ginger McCain, 80; Mace Siegel, 86; Julian “Buck” Wheat, 78. Horses: Miesque, 27; Sadler’s Wells, 30; Strike the Gold, 23.

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Lacrosse:

Michael Racanelli, 20.

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Marathon:

John J. Kelley, 80; Grete Waitz, 57; Sammy Wanjiru, 24.

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Media:

Joe Aceti, 76; Bob Barry Sr., 80; Bill Brill, 79; Nick Charles, 64; Frank Chirkinian, 84; John Curran, 54; Bill Gallo, 88; George Kimball, 67; Brian Lanker, 63; Tom McEwen, 88; Larry Munson, 89; Jesse Outlar, 87; Ed Reinke, 60.

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Motorcycling:

Marco Simoncelli, 24; Swian Zanoni, 23.

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Mountaineering:

Walter Bonatti, 81; Nawang Gombu, 79; Takashi Ozaki, 59.

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Music:

Paul Leka, 68.

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Olympics:

Carl-Gustav Anderberg, 85; Claudia Heill, 29; Abrar Hussain, 50; Roque Napoleon Munoz, 83; Francis Nyangweso, 72; Jeret Peterson, 29; Sergio Rodriguez Jaramillo, 52; Cesare Rubini, 87; Ben Solaita, 61; Dick Thornett, 71; Phil Wolff, 95; James Worrall, 97.

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Power Boating:

Joey Gratton, 59; Robert Morgan, 74; Jeffrey Tillman, 47.

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Rugby:

Arthur Beetson, 66.

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Skateboarding:

Eric Swenson, 64.

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Skiing:

Pavel Karelin, 21; Mika Myllyla, 41; Ed Pauls, 80; Jamie Pierre, 38.

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Soccer:

Florian Albert, 70; Theyab Awana, 21; Robert Ballaman, 85; Richard Butcher, 29; Mike Doyle, 64; Bobsam Elejiko, 30; Valentin Ivanov, 76; Tomislav Ivic, 77; Roman Kukleta, 46; Nat Lofthouse, 85; Coen Moulijn, 73; Uche Okafor, 43; Jan Popluhar, 75; Carl Aage Praest, 89; Bobby Rhine, 35; Isaac Sasso Sasso, 85; Socrates, 57; Gary Speed, 42.

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Swimming:

Ragnhild Hveger, 90; Michael Lohberg, 61; Bill Matson, 72; Mark Taylor, 50.

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Table Tennis:

George Hendry, 90; Kjell Johansson, 65.

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Tennis:

Pauline Betz Addie, 91; Jim McManus, 70.

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Track & Field:

Howard Aris, 75; Sunday Bada, 42; Cosimo Caliandro, 29; Jimmy Carnes, 76; Mark Colligan, 47; Danny Kassap, 28; Sally Meyerhoff, 27.

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Weightlifting:

Vasily Alekseyev, 69; Arvid Andersson, 92; Waldemar Baszanowski, 75; Gyozo Veres, 74.

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Wrestling:

Amateur: Doug Blubaugh, 76; Lindsey Durlacher, 36. Pro: Randy Savage, 58.

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