2008 passings in sports

Notable sports deaths in 2008, from the Associated Press, starting with our own former Daily News assistant sports editor Matt McHale, 50:

Media:

Eliot Asinof, 88
Skip Caray, 68
Dan Cook, 81
Myron Cope, 79
Jack Falla, 62
Red Foley, 79
Mary Garber, 92
Grits Gresham, 85
George Gross, 85
Chuck Heaton, 90
W.C. Heinz, 93
Jerome Holtzman, 82
Charlie Jones, 77
Barry Lorge, 60
Sherman “Jocko” Maxwell, 100
Jim McKay, 86
Steve Parry, 64
Paul Robbins, 68
Gib Shanley, 76;
Randy Smith, 61
Don Wittman, 71

Auto Racing:
Ove Andersson, 70; Boyd Coddington, 63; Brienne Davis, 28; Davey Evans, 63; Phil Hill, 81; Ed Justice, 87; Scott Kalitta, 46; Steve Lawson, 51; Lloyd Moore, 95; Paul Newman, 83; Steve Peterson, 58; Greg Weld, 64.

Baseball:

Buzzie Bavasi, 93; Eddie Brinkman, 66; Tom Burgess, 82; John Buzhardt, 71; Don Cardwell, 72; Billy Consolo, 73; Todd Cruz, 52; Bruce Dal Canton, 66; Dock Ellis, 63; Kevin Foster, 39; Russ Gibson, 69; Geremi Gonzalez, 33; Don Gutteridge, 96; Herb Hash, 97; Tommy Holmes, 91; Bob Howsam, 89; Michael Hutts, 21; George Kissell, 88; Karl Kuehl, 70; Buddy LeRoux, 77; John Marzanao, 45; Bobby Murcer, 62; Red Murff, 87; Johnny Podres, 75; Dave Ricketts, 73; Preacher Roe, 92; Ted Rogers, 75; Glenn Sample, 77; Carlos Manuel Santiago, 82; Herb Score, 75; Bert Shepard, 87; Dave Smith, 53; Gerry Staley, 87; Tom Tresh, 71; Ed Vargo, 79; Mickey Vernon, 90; Nick Willhite, 67; Darrin Winston, 42; Sal Yvars, 84.

Basketball:

Glen Anderson, 79; Sam Aubrey, 85; Joe Axelson, 80; Robert Carey, 88; Ben Carnevale, 92; Dr. Anthony F. Daly, 74; Jonathan Davis, 20; Hal DeJulio, 83; Kevin Duckworth, 44; Darrell Garretson, 76; Don Haskins, 78; Bruce Henderson, 47; Larry Hennessy, 79; Steve Hodson, 53; Ted Kjolhede, 84; Harry Mangurian Jr., 82; Bob Menke, 88; Junior Morgan, 74; Pete Newell, 93; Debbie Paladino, 44; Doyle Parrack, 86; Deshean Porchea, 19; Bill Rankin, 84; Chris “Flash” Richardson, 28; Will Robinson, 96; Polk Robison, 96; Alan Seiden, 71; Marvin Stone, 26; W.D. “Red” Stroud, 66; Shannon Veal, 17; Curtis Watkins, 51; Nick Weatherspoon, 58.

Bodybuilding:

Ben Weider, 85.

Boxing:

Daniel Aguillon, 24; Art Aragon, 80; Joey Giardello, 78; Jabir Herbert Muhammad, 79; Mate Parlov, 59; Mando Ramos, 59; Choi Yoi-sam, 33.

Chess:

Bobby Fischer, 64.

College executives:

Jim “Hoss” Brock, 74; Dave Cawood, 64; Ambrose “Bud” Dudley, 88; Dick Martin, 75; Virgil Starks, 46.

Cycling:

Valentino Fois, 34.

Figure Skating:

Christopher Bowman, 40.

Football:

Bob Ackles, 69; Lou Allen, 83; Coy Bacon, 66; Sammy Baugh, 94; Heath Benedict, 24; Ivan Orsen Caesar Jr., 41; Pete Case, 67; Tom Catlin, 76; Frank Cornish, 40; Eddie Crowder, 77; Milt Davis, 79; Eagle Day, 75; Buddy Dial, 71; Jim Dooley, 77; Mike Dukes, 72; Dick Enderle, 60; David Edwards, 20; Tony Elliott, 48; Jack Faulkner, 82; Craig Fertig, 66; Henry Fields, 35; Mitch Frerotte, 43; Georgia Frontiere, 80; Stoney Garland, 33; John Grimsley, 45; Sherrill Headrick, 71; Gene Hickerson, 73; Wally Hilgenberg, 66; Ernie Holmes, 59; Mike Holovak, 88; Jamacia Jackson, 26; Bob Jeter, 71; Tyrone Jones, 46; Karl Kassulke, 67; Terrence Kiel, 27; Wally Kleine 43; Joe Krol, 89; Ron Lancaster, 69; Dick Lynch, 72; Ed Marion, 81; Thomas McHale, 45; Jack Mildren, 58; Chris Mims, 38; Billy Jack Murphy, 87; Buzz Nutter, 77; James Busch Orthwein, 84; Mike Patrick, 55; Leif Pettersen, 57; Ereck Plancher, 19; John Pont, 80; Ray Smith Poole, 86; John Rauch, 80; Jack Reader, 82; Herb Rich, 79; Otto Schnellbacher, 84; Larry Smith, 68; Gene Upshaw, 63; Dwight White, 58; Elmer Willhoite, 78; Joe Yonto, 83.

Golf:

Tommy Bolt, 92; Steve Duplantis, 35; Max Elbin, 88; Phil Harison, 82; Orville Moody, 74; Bobby Nichols, 66; Mike Souchak, 81.

Hockey:

John Ashley, 77; Luc Bourdon, 21; Alexei Cherepanov, 19; Ed Chynoweth, 66; Ray Getliffe, 94; Armand “Bep” Guidolin, 82; Ned Harkness, 89; Pit Martin, 64; Mickey Renaud, 19.

Horse Racing:

Harry Aleo, 88; Sid Craig, 76; Jimmy Croll, 88; Luke Kruytbosch, 47; Tammy Samuel-Balaz, 47; Sam Thompson Jr., 36; Sidney Watters Jr., 90; Frank Whiteley Jr., 93. Horses (Eight Belles, 3; Genuine Risk, 31; Winning Colors, 23).

Mountaineering:

Sir Edmund Hillary, 88.

Olympics:

Manzoor Hussain Atif, 80; Peter Baczako, 56; Daniel Bukantz, 90; Frantisek Capek, 93; Roger Gill, 35; G. Larry James, 61; Bent Jensen, 60; K.A. Karunaratne, 53; Gyorgy Kolonics, 36; Viktor Kuzkin, 67; Nicolae Linca, 79; Diego Lizardi, 32; Anani Matthia, 81; Alexi Prokurorov, 44; Ram Ruhee, 81; Boris Shaklin, 76; Philipp von Schoeller, 86; Witold Woyda, 68.

Soccer:

Gordon Bradley, 74; Brian Budd, 56; Francis Cornejo, 76; Drazan Jerkovic, 72; Heinrich Kwiatkowski, 81; Ian McColl, 81; Pedro Pompilio, 55; Emmanuel Sanon, 56; Luis Santibanez, 72.

Tennis:

Lennart Bergelin, 83; Sven Davidson, 79; Carole Caldwell Graebner, 65; Hamilton Jordan, 63; Daniela Klemenschits, 25; Federico Luzzi, 28; Horst Skoff, 39; George Toley, 91.

Track & Field:

Brahim Baba, 51; Kerryn McCann, 41; Wesly Ngetich, 34; German Skurygin, 45.

Volleyball:

Robert Chavez, 46; Agata Mroz, 26.

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