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  • Sy Berger dies at 91; father of the modern-day baseball card
    Sy Berger dies at 91; father of the modern-day baseball card

    On a garbage scow off New Jersey, an executive for a powerful organization was getting rid of a costly problem. He watched in silence as a lever was pulled and box after box plunged into the dark waters: Goodbye, Mickey Mantle. Goodbye, Jackie Robinson. Goodbye, Eddie Mathews. Goodbye, goodbye,...

  • Ernie Terrell dies at 75; boxer lost title to Muhammad Ali in 1967
    Ernie Terrell dies at 75; boxer lost title to Muhammad Ali in 1967

    Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, died Tuesday in Chicago of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his family said. He was 75.

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