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Dan Reilly, the Original Mr. Met, Is Dead at 83

For four seasons at Shea Stadium, when the Mets were dreadful but beloved, he donned a giant head and roamed the stands greeting fans as the team’s mascot.Dan Reilly, who made mascot...

Billy Turner, Trainer of a Triple Crown Winner, Dies at 81

In 1977, under his guidance, Seattle Slew became only the 10th thoroughbred in history to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.Billy Turner, the trainer of Seattle Slew, the 10th...

Dan Reeves, Coach Who Reached (but Lost) Four Super Bowls, Dies at 77

After playing and coaching with the Dallas Cowboys, he went on to great success — if no championships — with the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons.Dan Reeves, a former Dallas Cowboys...

John Madden, Football Enthusiast, Was Peerless in the Booth

He woke up each season hungry for the game, and shared his enthusiasm for it as if hosting a feast.On his bus headed to Canton, Ohio, for the Hall of Fame game...

Dave Draper, Bodybuilding’s ‘Blond Bomber,’ Dies at 79

After being named Mr. America, Mr. Universe and Mr. World, he left competitive bodybuilding in 1970. But he kept lifting weights until a year before he died.Dave Draper, a popular bodybuilder of...

Ken Moffett, Top Federal Mediator and Union Official, Dies at 90

In the busy summer of 1981, he mediated labor disputes involving baseball players, postal workers and air traffic controllers. He later briefly ran the players’ union.Ken Moffett, a longtime federal mediator who...

Curley Culp, Defensive Anchor of Two Football Teams, Dies at 75

A bruising Hall of Famer, Culp helped lead the Kansas City Chiefs to an upset victory in Super Bowl IV. With the Houston Oilers, he revolutionized the role of nose tackle.Curley Culp,...

Mark Roth, Top Bowler Who Brought Power to the Sport, Dies at 70

His explosive release created a lot of hook and speed. “Sometimes I throw rockets,” he said. He won 34 titles, a record eight of them in 1978.Mark Roth, whose explosive power game...

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