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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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SAM MILLS

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Undersized at 5'9" and 225 pounds, the linebacker made five Pro Bowls in 12 seasons. Known mostly as a Saint, he ended his career with the Panthers in 1998, five years before learning he had cancer of the small intestine. Mills was Carolina's linebackers coach when he died.

GENE MAUCH

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The three-time NL manager of the year won 1,902 games and led the California Angels to two division titles. He also fell agonizingly short of the World Series several times, most notably in 1964, when his Phillies blew a 6 1/2 game lead to the Cardinals with 12 games remaining.

CHRIS SCHENKEL

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The baritone from Bippus, Ind., brought a gentlemanly dignity to every sport he called. And he called almost all of them--golf's first televised Masters, 10 Olympics, the epic 1958 NFL title game, events on ABC's Wide World of Sports and, for 36 years, pro bowling.

GLENN DAVIS

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