Gone But Not Forgotten 2023

Joyce Randolph, Trixie Norton from the original Honeymooners show with Jackie Gleason, passed on 1.13.24 at age 99.

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Jimy Williams, who both played and managed at the big-league level over the span of a more than four-decade long career in baseball, has died at the age of 80. Several of his former teams honored Williams.
 

Alvin O'Neal McBean (May 15, 1938 – January 31, 2024) was a professional baseball player from the United States Virgin Islands. He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher, most notably for the Pittsburgh Pirates with whom he played the majority of his career.​

McBean was even more dominant in 1964. Following a June 27 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, McBean was 3–0 with an 0.69 ERA & eight saves. He earned 21 saves over the season, which was good enough for second place in the NL (to the Houston Colt .45s' Hal Woodeshick). Coupled with his 8–3 record, he was named The Sporting News' NL Fireman of the Year. He was again one of the NL's top relievers in 1965, going 6–6 with a 2.29 ERA & 19 saves.
 
One of my favorite singers and song writers, Country singer-songwriter Toby Keith, who was fighting stomach cancer, dies at 62, according to his website.

I had no idea he was sick, that is a real shame.
 
Henry Fambrough (second from right), of the classic era Motown group The Spinners passed at 85. 4
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Mickey Gilbert (left), famed stuntman best known for his longtime collaboration with Robert Redford (right), dating back to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969, passed this week at age 87.

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Marie Mansfield Kelly, 92 year old AAGPBL legend, passed at the end of January. She was instrumental in getting the permanent display set up at Cooperstown, and appeared in A League of their Own with Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. She seemed to be a wonderful person!

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James John Hannan (January 7, 1940 – February 9, 2024)[1] was an American professional baseball player who pitched in Major League Baseball from 1962 to 1971 for the Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, and Milwaukee Brewers. The right-hander stood 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and weighed 205 pounds (93 kg).
In 1982, Hannan co-founded the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA). He served as its first president, until 1986.[5]
 
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