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  1. #971
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    Johnny Romano, a solid catcher in the 1960s with the Indians and White Sox, died 2/24 at age 84.

    His best years were from 1960-66. He was with 2 pennant winners in his career,the 1959 White Sox and the 1967 Cardinals.

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    Johnny Romano, a solid catcher in the 1960s with the Indians and White Sox, died 2/24 at age 84.

    His best years were from 1960-66. He was with 2 pennant winners in his career,the 1959 White Sox and the 1967 Cardinals.

    Dave Miedema


    Romano lived a few towns over from me when I lived in NJ. When I was a dumb kid, I called him one day and asked him if he had any baseball memorabilia that he'd sell. He laughed and said no, and was very kind to this idiot kid. RIP

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    Harry Howell, HOF defenseman, died at age 86.

    Howell spent 17 seasons with the New York Rangers, and is the team all-time leader in games played. Afterwards he played for the Seals and Kings in the NHL,and then 3 different teams in the WHA.

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    King Kong Bundy, one of the best known wrestlers in the old WWF in the 1980s and 90s, died on 3/4 at age 61.

    Bundy's most memorable match was back in Wrestlemania 2, where he took on Hulk Hogan in a cage match for the WWF Heavyweight Title. but was defeated by the Hulkster.

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    Dick Manville, a RHP for the Boston Braves and Chicago Cubs, died at age 92.

    Manville pitched in 1 contest for the 1950 Braves and 11 games for the 1952 Cubs. All were in relief.

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    Unhappy Alberto Lois dead at age 82

    Lois, a roster expansion outfielder for the 1978 and 1979 Pirates, passed away in the Dominican Republic on 3/12.

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    Leroy Stanton, an OF who played for 3 different MLB teams from 1970-78, died 3/13 at age 72.

    Stanton was a expanded rosters call-up with the Mets in 1970-71. Traded to the Angels in the offseason, he had 5 seasons with the Halos from 1972-76. He was selected by Seattle in the expansion draft, playing there in hu\is final 2 MLB seasons, having his best season at the plate with the 1977 Mariners. hitting .275 with 27 HR and 90 RBI.

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