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Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:58 pm

Gene Patton, Gene Gene the Dancing Machine From 'The Gong Show,' Dies at 82
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:04 pm

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Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:35 pm

Al Rosen, Hebrew Hammer, AL MVP with Cleveland Indians in 1953, dies at 91

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CLEVELAND -- Al Rosen's success in baseball didn't end after he left the diamond for the final time.

A muscular third baseman for the Cleveland Indians who won the 1953 AL MVP and later worked in the front offices of several teams, died Friday. He was 91

Al Rosen won the 1953 American League MVP and played his entire career with Cleveland (1947-56).
Rosen was a member on the Indians' 1948 title team, the last Cleveland squad to win the World Series.

"We lost a cherished member of the Indians family," said former Indians owner Larry Dolan. "Watching Al play was a true joy and something Indians fans of our generation still cherish."

Rosen played his entire career with Cleveland from 1947-56. Although he was a member of the `48 team, he played only five games that season and got one at-bat in the win over the Boston Braves.

In 1953, Rosen batted .336 with 43 homers and 145 RBIs. He nearly won the Triple Crown, but was beaten out in for the batting title by Washington's Mickey Vernon, who hit .337. Rosen was unanimously picked the AL's top player.

The Indians made it to the Series again in 1954, when he batted .300 with 24 homers and 102 RBIs, but Cleveland was swept in four games by the New York Giants.

A four-time All-Star, Rosen drove in 100 runs in five straight seasons.

"Al embodied the true meaning of success, as a player and person," Paul Dolan said.

Rosen was one of the few Jewish big leaguers playing at that time. He was tough and felt the sting of anti-Semitism. Once an amateur boxer, Rosen could put his fists to good use for any slurs sent his way. It was not for nothing that he was known as the "Hebrew Hammer."

Following his playing career, Rosen became a successful front-office executive. He worked for Houston, San Francisco and the George Steinbrenner-led New York Yankees.

"During his time as Yankees president in the late 1970s, Al was not only a trusted member of the Yankees' front office, but someone my father relied on. Al left an imprint on baseball and we are grateful that a portion of his time was spent with the Yankees," Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement.

Said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan: "Al Rosen is a baseball legend."

Rosen worked for the Giants from 1985 to 1992 as president and general manager. Through some of his moves, the club went from last place in 1985 to the NL West title in 1987 and the pennant in 1989. Rosen is the only person in baseball history to have earned the honors of MVP as a player and Executive of the Year.

"We will miss him and always remember him as part of our very important Giants family," said Larry Baer, Giants president and chief executive officer.

Giants equipment manager Mike Murphy, who has been with the team since it moved to San Francisco in 1958, said he will miss Rosen, who helped the Giants recover from a 100-loss season in 1985 to become NL champions in 1989. "He was a good man," Murphy said. "He was very good to get along with.

"He always tried to turn things into positive experiences," Murphy added. "He loved the Giants. I wish we could have won the World Series for him in '89."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:01 pm

Toto bassist, Mike Porcaro Dead at 59 from ALS.


Mike Porcaro, Bass Player for Toto, Dies at 59
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMARCH 16, 2015

Mike Porcaro, the longtime bass player for the Grammy-winning rock group Toto, died on Sunday. He was 59.

The band’s publicist, Keith Hagen, confirmed the death but did not provide a cause of death or other details. Mr. Porcaro had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, for several years.

Toto was formed in 1977 by a group of successful studio musicians including Mr. Porcaro’s brothers Jeff, a drummer, and Steve, who played keyboards. Mike Porcaro joined in 1982 after the original bassist, David Hungate, left. The brothers were the sons of Joe Porcaro, a jazz drummer. Jeff died in 1992.

Toto sold millions of records in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Its album “Toto IV” won the 1982 Grammy for album of the year, and its song “Rosanna,” which reached No. 2 on the Billboard singles chart, was record of the year. The band also collectively won the producer of the year Grammy.

“Africa,” from 1982, was Toto’s only No. 1 single, but the band had Top 40 hits until 1988. It broke up in 2008 but reunited in 2010.
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Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:41 am

This thread is a veritable Guess Who? of o-bits.
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Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:09 pm

AJ Pero - Drummer of Twisted Sister

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Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:48 pm

She's pretty.
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Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:54 pm

Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik dead at 89. The guy who destroyed Frank Gifford.
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:30 pm

Gary Dahl, Inventor of the Pet Rock, Dies at 78
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Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:34 am

It's sad when pets turn on their owners.
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Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:00 pm

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Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:02 pm

Thanks Yoko.
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Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:05 pm

Bikejoh wrote:Thanks Yoko.
For what?
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jamel-d wrote:
Bikejoh wrote:Thanks Yoko.
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