Sports Stars Who Died Right At The Peak Of Their Fame

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    All of these athletes had so much potential and were gone too soon. Rest in peace.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    RROBERTO CLEMENTE LIVES IN ANTARTICA WITH THE REST IN HALLOW EARTH

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Lyman Bostock -California Angels Outfielder. Shot and killed while the team was on a road trip in Chicago. Donnie Moore – California Angels pitcher. Domestic dispute. Donnie Moore shot and gravely wounded his wife, who survived. Moore, thinking he had killed his wife turned the gun on himself.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Forgot Pro golfer "Champaign" Tony Lema, British Open Winner.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    I thought they were all going to be NASCAR drivers

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    What about Steve Prefontaine

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    ??? US Figure skating team of 1961 killed in a plane crash

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Everyone always forgets former Chicago Cubs second baseman Ken Hubbs. After only two seasons in the majors, he was considered a future star, but he died in a plane crash.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Don Wilson had an up and down career due to a series of arm problems. It was the days before Tommy John surgery and the process of grafting the ulnar ligament from one elbow to the other; had that surgery existed in 1970, no telling how great Wilson would have been.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Sad,sad,sad all around…

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    To be honest, Munson probably had only about two or three more seasons left in him as a player, and had a subpar 1978 season en route to his last season, in which he was off to his worst start ever and never really got untracked. Still, he was a phenomenal catcher no matter how you slice it, and was always one of my favorites.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    #3 Bob Gassoff, St. Louis Blues – died on May 29, 1977 (age 24) Motorcycle accident after drinking at a team BBQ, after the season
    #57 Darryl Kile, St. Louis Cardinals – died on June 22, 2002 (age 33) Coronary disease in his sleep, the night before a game
    #32 Josh Hancock, St. Louis Cardinals – died on April 29, 2007 (age 29) Texting while driving intoxicated, the night before a game
    I'm not comparing tragedies, just acknowledging those that hit close to home for me.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Pelle Lindbergh. Goalie for the flyers.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Payne Stewart? Steve Prefontaine? Brian Piccolo?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Clemente's career was over. He was 37.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    What? No Sean Taylor?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Steve Prefontaine? Drazen Petrovic?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Championship wrestling is not even covered by sports writers. ITS FAKE DUMMY! Lol

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Addie Joss, Ernie Davis, Len Bias.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Gilles Villeneuve, Rob Moore, Ayrton Senna, Ronnie Peterson, Jochen Rindt, Dale Earnhardt Sr. And the list goes on and on of racing car drivers that died at the wheel while in competion.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    How about Bill Masterton? Maybe not a huge superstar like some of the others mentioned but He is the only player in NHL history to die as a direct result of injuries suffered during a game. And also has a prestigious nhl award named after him: Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Clemente played from 1955 to 1972 and died at 39. He actually had an above average long career.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    I think of all these, probably Roberto Clemente and Lou Gehrig will be remembered far longer than the rest. You should have added the gymnast Elena Mukhina who was totally paralyzed in a training accident and died before her time, and gymnast Julissa Gomez who was left in a vegetative state after a vault accident and died a couple years later.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Samia Omar. Another unintended victim of that "peaceful" religion.

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