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In Memoriam

Thursday, December 29, 2022

The sports world lost some all-time greats in 2022.


1 – DAN REEVES, Hall of Fame NFL running back and head coach

10 – DON MAYNARD, Hall of Fame receiver who starred for the New York Jets

15 – JOE B. HALL, Former Kentucky basketball coach

18 – LUSIA HARRIS, Basketball pioneer who became the first woman drafted in the NBA


2 – BILL FITCH, NBA head coach who led the Boston Celtics to the 1981 league championship 


14 – SCOTT HALL, Legendary pro wrestler

18 – JOHN CLAYTON, Noted ESPN reporter and writer


3 – TOMMY DAVIS, Two-time NL batting champion with the Los Angeles Dodgers

3 – GENE SHUE, former NBA All-Star and head coach 

9 – DWAYNE HASKINS, NFL quarterback

21 – DARYLE LAMONICA, Hard-throwing Oakland Raiders QB

22 – GUY LEFLUER, Hall of Fame hockey legend who won five Stanley Cups 


10 – BOB LANIER, Hall of Fame NBA legend


17 – HUGH McELHENNY, Hall of Fame NFL halfback 

22 – TONY SIRAGUSA, Popular NFL lineman-turned-football analyst


31 – BILL RUSSELL, NBA legend and 11-time league champion


2 – VIN SCULLY, Legendary L.A. Dodgers announcer

15 – PETE CARROLL, Legendary Princeton basketball coach

20 – TOM WEISKOPF, PGA Tour legend who won 16 tournament events

24 – LEN DAWSON, all-time NFL QB great for the Kansas City Chiefs


1 – ERNIE SHAVERS, Former heavyweight boxing champion

19- MAURY WILLS, Legendary L.A. Dodgers player and manager


13 – BRUCE SUTTER, standout MLB pitcher who helped St. Louis capture the 1982 World Series

28 – VINCE DOOLEY, Former Georgia head football coach and athletics director


3 – RAY GUY, Hall of Fame punter who helped the Oakland/L.A. Raiderswin three Super Bowl titles

9 – FRED HICKMAN, Notable sports anchor for CNN’s “Sports Tonight”


1 – GAYLORD PERRY, Hall of Fame MLB pitcher with 324 career wins

4 – NICK BOLLETTIERI, Internationally acclaimed tennis instructor

6 – MILLS LANE, Legendary boxing referee 

13 – MIKE LEACH, College football head coach 

24 – KATHY WHITWORTH, Record-setting LPGA legend

29 – PELE, All-time soccer legend