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Gone But Not Forgotten
December 26, 2005
An array of influential figures from the sports world passed away in 2005, from subtle contributors to trailblazers to true giants in their fields
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December 26, 2005

Gone But Not Forgotten

An array of influential figures from the sports world passed away in 2005, from subtle contributors to trailblazers to true giants in their fields

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A players' coach before the term was even coined, he was a skilled motivator who became one of the game's top managers. Between 1951 and '64, Lopez guided the only teams not named the Yankees (the Indians in '54 and the White Sox in '59) to the AL pennant.

JACK CONCANNON

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A quarterback for the Eagles, Bears, Packers and Lions, he also had a historic role in TV sports. In 1962, as the QB for Boston College, he scampered 70 yards for a touchdown. After the play, ABC, using a new technology called instant replay, showed Concannon's run again.

JOHN MCMULLEN

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The crusty shipping magnate was the catalyst for bringing professional hockey to New Jersey. A Naval commander during World War II, he owned baseball's Astros (1979 to '92) as well as the Devils (1982 to 2000), who won two Stanley Cups during his tenure.

TED (DOUBLE DUTY) RADCLIFFE

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