62 Bobby Ussery was a Hall of Fame jockey who won the Kentucky Derby on Proud Clarion in 1967. Bobby Ussery’s legacy Ussery won dozens of major races in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. His first major wins came in the mid-1950s, as he won such races as the Canadian International Stakes, the Narragansett Special,… Continue reading Hall of Fame jockey dies at 88 – .
248 Ken Squier was a longtime NASCAR broadcaster and the first to do play-by-play for the Daytona 500 on national television, as well as the originator of the event’s moniker as “The Great American Race.” Ken Squier’s legacy Squier was immersed in the world of broadcasting from an early age. His father, Lloyd, owned WDEV… Continue reading Hall of Fame NASCAR broadcaster dies at 88 – .
3 Terry Dischinger was a College Basketball Hall of Fame player, three-time NBA All Star, and Olympic gold medal winner who became a patent-holding orthodontist. Terry Dischinger’s legacy Dischinger won basketball accolades starting in high school, where he was an all-state player, three-year letter winner, and two-time MVP. Parade Magazine named him an All-American player… Continue reading Hall of Fame Purdue basketball player dies at 82 – .
8 Roy Kidd was a Hall of Fame college football coach who led the Eastern Kentucky Colonels to over 300 wins and two championship wins. Roy Kidd’s legacy Kidd seemed destined for sports greatness at Corbin High School in Kentucky, where he was a three-sport star and first team All-State football player. Though he preferred… Continue reading Hall of Fame college football coach dies at 91 – .
127 Jonathan Sheppard was a thoroughbred trainer whose horses had more steeplechase victories than any other trainer’s in U.S. history. Jonathan Sheppard’s legacy When Sheppard came to the United States from England in 1961, he began one of the greatest legacies in horse racing history. He won his first race as a trainer in 1966.… Continue reading Hall of Fame horse trainer dies at 82 – .
226 Rick Jeanneret was a Hall of Fame broadcaster for the Buffalo Sabres, the longest serving play-by-play announcer in NHL history. Rick Jeanneret’s legacy For many NHL fans, Rick Jeanneret’s name is synonymous with hockey broadcasting. The Canadian-born broadcaster began his career at CHUM in Toronto, then moved around between several stations, including CKLY in… Continue reading Hall of Fame NHL broadcaster dies at 81 – .
65 André Watts was a Hall of Fame, award-winning pianist known for performing with orchestras across the world since the age of 16, including more than 100 shows with the New York Philharmonic. André Watts’ legacy Watts was one of the most accomplished pianists of his day, enjoying a career that spanned more than six… Continue reading Hall of Fame pianist dies at 77 – .
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (trfnews.i234.me) Minnesota Vikings great Jim Marshall is in the running for Hall of Fame.
PITTSBURGH, PA (trfnews.i234.me) Franco Harris has died near the 50th anniversary of his “Immaculate Reception”.