Obituary for Roy Sievers, former Washington Senators slugger, 1957 Home Run King and friend of Richard Nixon. Sievers was 1949 Rookie of the Year for his hometown St. Louis Browns.
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Earl Lloyd, an Alexandria native, integrated the NBA in 1950 with the Washington Capitols. I blogged about this on 60th anniversary. He didn’t last long before entering the Army while the Capitols folded in early 1951. Lloyd would play for the Syracuse Nationals, winning the 1955 NBA title. His final two years were with the
Ed Sabol, founder of NFL Films, dies at age of 98 – NFL.com Ed Sabol built NFL Films from the ground up in the 1960s and turned pro football into a myth. He and his son Steve, were brilliant propagandists (I say mostly with affection) who helped turn the NFL into the biggest sports enterprise