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    Ron Meyer, once a coach in both the NFL (Patriots and Colts) and in the NCAA (SMU and UNLV) died at age 76.

    Meyer is best remembered for the "Snowplow game" in 1982 while with New England. With time running down in a 0-0 game against Miami, Meyer directed a stadium worker to drive a snowplow out on the field to create a space for the Pats' kicker to try for a FG from. The stadium worker obliged, the kicker made good on his attempt, and New England blanked Miami 3-0.

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    Tracy Stallard, a RHP who pitched in 183 games for the Red Sox, Mets & Cardinals from 1960-1966, passed away the other day at the age of 80.

    Stallard was best known for surrending Roger Maris' 61st HR back in 1961

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...talltr01.shtml

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    Ernie Fazio, who played in 141 games at second base and shortstop for the Houston Colt .45s and KC Athletics, died on December 1st at the age of 75

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...azioer01.shtml

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    Manny Jiminez, an OF from 1962-69, died December 11. He was 79.

    Jiminez plated for the KC A's from 1962-64 and in 1966, joined the Pirates in 1967-68, and finished up with 6 games for the 1969 Cubs.

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    Tommy Nobis, the star linebacker with the original Atlanta Falcons, died 12-13-17 at age 74. I recall Nobis well, as most of the local Atlanta media coverage in 1966 was about him. (The team went 3-11 in that expansion year, so not much else to cover.)

    I met Nobis in late 2005 at an autograph signing. I recalled to him his touchdown he scored after an interception that first year. Ron Reed, an original Atlanta Brave and a Phillies' star in the 1980 World Series, was sitting next to him. "Did you call your father about that TD after the game?" Ron asked. "Yeah I did", he replied, "and he told me I was so slow they were already showing the replay before I crossed the goal line!"

    So a good sense of humor.

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    Frank Lary, 3-time All-Star and a solid starter on the Tigersd for most of his 12 seasons in The Show, died 12/13 at age 87.

    Lary came up to the Bigs in 1954 with Detroit, and stayed there until a few weeks into the regular season, also toiling for the Braves and Mets in '64. He began 1965 with the Mets, and then was dealt to the White Sox in midseason.

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    Tom Zenk, a former professional wrestler in the WWF, AWA, and WCW promotions, died December 9th at the age of 59. Zenk had teamed with Rick Martel in the WWF for a tag team known as the "Can-Am Connection" in 1986-87 time period.

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    Longtime network sportscaster Dick Enberg, he of the "Oh, my!" catchphrase, died on 12/20 at age 82.

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    Doug Gallagher, a LHP who went 0-4 in 9 games for the 1962 Tigers, died 12/17 at age 77.

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    Jerry Kindall, a MLB 2B for 9 seasons, died Christmas Eve at age 82.

    Kindall played from 1956-58 and 1960-65 with the Cubs, Indians and Twins. He was a member of Minnesota's 1965 AL pennant-winning ballclub.

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