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BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER HAS DIED AT 91

Whitey Ford, Yankees legend and Hall of Fame pitcher, dead at age 91 - CBSSports.com

Whitey Ford, one of the most talented pitchers in baseball history, who
helped lead the
New York Yankees to a string of World Series
wins in the 1950s and ’60s died at his home in Lake Success on
Long Island. He had suffered from dementia for several years.

Ford was the second-oldest living member of the Hall of Fame after Tommy Lasorda at the time of his death.

 

Whitey Ford Speaking Fee and Booking Agent Contact
Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford
(October 21, 1928 – October 8, 2020)

1961 Topps 160 Whitey Ford HOF Yankees PSA 9 25777570



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THE SEASON BEGINS TOMORROW

World Record $3.12 Million T206 Honus Wagner Baseball Card

The story of the most famous — and valuable — baseball
card in the world continues to be told. The 1909-11 T206
Honus Wagner set a new world record price for a baseball
card, selling for $3.12 million
through Goldin Auctions. The
price includes the Buyers Premium. This breaks the old
record of $2.8 million, which was paid for a different copy
of the card in 2007.

Known as the “Jumbo Wagner,” the card is graded a PSA
5, making it one of the top-condition copies of the card.

T206 Honus Wagner Sweet Corporal Jumbo Reverse

T206 Honus Wagner - Wikipedia
Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner 
(February 24, 1874 – December 6, 1955)

Baseball - Kehoe-France School Southshore

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FIRST NO-HITTER THROWN ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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On this day in 1971, St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson threw the first no-
hitter of his storied career. Gibson’s heroics helped his team sail to an 11-
0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Gibson overcame numerous childhood ailments, including rickets, asthma
and a heart murmur, to earn a basketball scholarship to Creighton University
after high school. His basketball skills were so impressive that in 1957 he
spent a year playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Robert Gibson will be 84 in November.

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BASKETBALL LEGEND HAS DIED AT 79

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John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek (April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019)


(Fox News) – John Havlicek, a legendary
Boston Celtics star behind one
of the most famous plays in
NBA history, died Thursday in Jupiter,
Florida. The Hall of Famer’s cause of death was not immediately known
but, he had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease during his last
years. 

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ICONIC BASEBALL PITCHER HAS DIED AT 92

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Donald Newcombe (June 14, 1926 – February 19, 2019), nicknamed
Newk.

(Fox News) – According to a team statement, Dodgers great Don Newcombe
passed away Tuesday after a lengthy illness.

Newcombe was the first winner of the Cy Young award in 1956 and also won
MVP and Rookie of the Year awards.    

The team called Newcombe “one of the greatest pitchers in Dodger history
and one of the franchise’s final links to Brooklyn and the days of Roy
Campanella and Jackie Robinson.”

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