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Friday, November 27, 2009

Charles Proctor Sifton died he was 74,

Charles Proctor Sifton died he was 74. Sifton was a United States federal judge.

(March 18, 1935 – November 9, 2009)

Born in New York, New York, Sifton received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1957 and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1961. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Göttingen in Göttingen, Germany from 1957 to 1958.

He was in private practice in New York City from 1961 to 1962, and was staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 1962 to 1964. He returned to private practice until 1966, then served as an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York until 1969, when he again returned to private practice until 1977.

On August 16, 1977, Sifton was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York vacated by John F. Dooling, Jr.. Sifton was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 12, 1977, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1995 to 2000, assuming senior status on March 18, 2000.

He was the Father of New York TImes writer Sam Sifton.

Judge Sifton died from sarcoidosis on the morning of November 9, 2009.

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Jerry Fuchs died he was 34

Gerhardt "Jerry" Fuchs died he was 34. Fuchs was an American indie rock drummer, writer and graphic artist. Fuchs was a member of the bands Turing Machine, The Juan Maclean, !!! and Maserati and performed drums live with the groups MSTRKRFT and LCD Soundsystem.[1][2][3](December 31, 1974 – November 8, 2009)

Fuchs attended college at the University of Georgia, where he studied graphic design and drummed in the local Athens bands The Martians and Koncak. In 1996 he moved to New York to join Vineland, a four-piece led by Bitch Magnet guitar player Jon Fine. After touring and recording with Vineland for two years, he began to play with Justin Chearno and Scott DeSimon, two former members of the band Pitchblende; this band would later become Turing Machine.[4]

Fuchs's disco and Motorik-influenced style[5] led to his becoming associated with DFA Records, joining the dance-punk group !!!, performing on their album Myth Takes. He was a recording and touring member of The Juan Maclean, and also played live and/or on the recordings of other outfits including Holy Ghost!, LCD Soundsystem, Moby and MSTRKRFT.[6] He then joined Maserati, playing on their albums Inventions for the New Season (2007) and Passages (2009). He completed a U.S. tour with Maserati opening for Mono in September–October 2009.[7]

Fuchs also did graphic design work for the magazine Chunklet[4] and wrote articles as a freelance writer for Entertainment Weekly.[2]

Early in the morning on November 8, 2009, Fuchs was caught in a broken elevator in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, and when he attempted to jump out of the car, he accidentally fell to his death down the elevator shaft.[8][3]He was attending a benefit to raise education funds for underprivileged children in India.

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Burleigh Hines died he was 77,

Burleigh Hines died he was 77. Hines was a retired Chicago television news reporter.

(born August 26, 1932-died November 8, 2009)

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Hines began his career as a newspaper reporter.[1] He wrote for the Memphis Tri-State Defender and the Chicago Daily News in the 1960s.[2]

From 1968 until 1974, Hines was a correspondent for WBBM in Chicago. In 1974, he joined WBBM-TV as the station's editorial director. He transitioned to being an on-air reporter for the TV station, a position he held until retiring in 2001. He covered many types of stories, from crime to human interest to animal stories. His great love was working on the streets, reporting on ordinary people doing remarkable things.

In 1968, Hines co-authored the book Nightmare in Detroit: A Rebellion and its Victims, with Van Gordon Sauter, who went on to become president of CBS News. The book is about riots in Detroit in July 1967.

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Karl Kroeber died he was 83

Karl Kroeber died he was 83. Kroeber was an American literary scholar, known for his writing on American Indian literature. He was the son of Theodora and Alfred L. Kroeber, noted anthropologists. His most recent book was an account of his father's famous work with Ishi: Ishi in Three Centuries.

(1926 – 2009)

He was professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. He wrote widely on literary criticism and its relationship to ecology, traditional literature, and art history.

Kroeber was the brother of the science-fiction writer Ursula K. LeGuin. He was father of Paul Kroeber, a linguist; Arthur Kroeber, a journalist and consultant on the Chinese economy; and Katharine Kroeber Wiley, a writer.

Kroeber died of cancer on November 8, 2009 at the age of 83.[1][2]

Bob Dillinger died he was 91

Robert Bernard "Bob" Dillinger was a professional baseball player who played third base in the major leagues from 1946-51. He played for the St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chicago White Sox. He was born in Glendale, California.(September 17, 1918 – November 7, 2009)

Dillinger led the American League in hits in 1948 with 207, was an A.L. All-Star in 1949, and was the A.L. stolen base champion for three consecutive seasons. An excellent contact hitter, his career batting average in the majors was .306, amassing 888 hits in 3,201 plate appearances. [1]

Dillinger played his last four seasons (1952-55) in the Pacific Coast League, where he moved to the outfield and led the league in hitting with a .366 mark in 1953.

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Donald Harington died he was 73

Donald Harington died he was 73. Harington was an American Harington is acclaimed as one of America's greatest writers of fiction, if not one of its best known.
author. All but the first of his novels either take place in or have an important connection to "Stay More," a fictional Ozark Mountains town based somewhat on Drakes Creek, Arkansas, where Harington spent summers as a child.

(December 22, 1935-November 7, 2009)

Harington was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He lost nearly all of his hearing at age 12 due to meningitis. This did not prevent him from picking up and remembering the vocabulary and modes of expression among the Ozark denizens, nor in conducting his teaching career as an adult.

Though he intended to be a novelist from a very early age, his course of study and his teaching career were in art and art history. He taught art history in New York, New England, and South Dakota before returning to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, his alma mater, where he taught for 22 years before his retirement on 1 May 2008.

Entertainment Weekly called him "America's greatest unknown writer." The novelist and critic Fred Chappell said of him "Donald Harington isn't an unknown writer. He's an undiscovered continent." Novelist James Sallis, writing in the Boston Globe: "Harington's books are of a piece -- the quirkiest, most original body of work in contemporary U.S. letters."

Harington died of pneumonia, after a long illness, in Springdale on 7 November 2009.[1]

Harington's novels are available from The Toby Press in a uniform edition, with cover illustrations by Wendell Minor. Since his death, The Toby Press has made available the entire set of Harington novels as The Complete Novels of Donald Harington.

Joe Maross died he was 86, American actor, cardiac arrest

Joe Maross died he was 86. Maross was an American actor who appeared in movies and made guest appearances on many television series from the 1950s to the 1980s. He served in World War II and was stationed in Hawaii.

(February 7, 1923, Barnesboro, Pennsylvania - November 7, 2009)

Among the movies he appeared in were Run Silent, Run Deep and Elmer Gantry. The many television series he guest-starred in included Behind Closed Doors, Mission: Impossible, The Fugitive, The Outer Limits, The Invaders, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, The Virginian, Twelve O'Clock High, The Time Tunnel (where he portrayed George Armstrong Custer in an episode), Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, The Rockford Files, and The Twilight Zone, where he appeared in the episodes "Third from the Sun", and "The Little People".

He was a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was reputed to be an enthusiastic screener of the DVDs which studios send to Academy members for award consideration.

On November 7, 2009, he died of cardiac arrest in Glendale, California at the age of 86. [1]

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Nick Counter died he was 69, American film executive and lawyer.

James Nicholas "Nick" Counter, III died he was 69. Counter was an American lawyer who served as head of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers from its founding in 1982 until March 2009.[1] (21 March 1940 – 6 November 2009)

Counter was born in Phoenix, Arizona and grew up in the Denver area where he attended Denver East. He majored in electrical engineering at University of Colorado on a Boettcher scholarship. He was a football fullback, lettering as a senior. In their 21-20 win over Missouri in 1959, he scored the winning two-point conversion the year after the play was instated.[2]

He later earned a law degree at Stanford University in 1966, then became a labor lawyer in Los Angeles. He was a key figure in the negotiations during the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike and the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike.[3]

Counter died aged 69 in Los Angeles.

Hans Lund died he was 59, American poker player, cancer.

Hans "Tuna" Lund died he was 59. Lund was an American professional poker player, based in Sparks, Nevada, who won two World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets, and was the runner-up at the 1990 WSOP Main Event.[1](c. 1949 - 2009)

Lund began playing poker tournaments in 1977 and won a bracelet at the 1978 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in the $1,500 no limit hold'em event. A decade later he finished 2nd in the same event at the 1988 WSOP.[1]

At the 1990 WSOP Lund was heads-up against Mansour Matloubi. On the decisive hand, he had a slight chip lead before the hand started, when with A-9 offsuit he called a pre-flop raise from Matloubi. He raised Matloubi's bet on the 9-4-2 flop, to put him practically all-in. Matloubi called with 10-10. An ace on the turn meant Lund only had to avoid the last two tens in the deck for the championship, but a 10 came on the river. He eventually finished runner-up, with Matloubi taking the title. He also finished in the money of the main event in 1991 (19th) and 1992 (3rd).[1]

Lund went on to win a second bracelet at the 1996 WSOP in the $1,500 Ace to Five Draw event.[1]

In addition to his two bracelets, Lund won a Hall of Fame watch, the Super Bowl of Poker main event and the Best All-Around Player Award at the Diamond Jim Brady tournament.[1]

Lund retired from playing tournaments on a regular basis in 1997. He made a resurgence on the tournament circuit with two deep finishes at World Poker Tour events in 2007. He finished in 20th place at the L.A. Poker Classic, and 15th place at the Bay 101 Shooting Star. He also cashed in the 2006 WSOP Main Event and in the 2006 Five-Diamond World Poker Classic championship event.[1]

His total live tournament winnings exceed $2,900,000.[2] His 22 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,079,504 of those winnings.[3]

Lund died November 6, 2009 after a long battle with cancer.[4]

Tommy Reis died he was 95,

Thomas Edward (Tommy) Reis was a relief pitcher who played in Major League Baseball in the 1938 season. He batted and threw right-handed.(August 6, 1914 – November 6, 2009)

Born in Newport, Kentucky, Reis was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Wilkes-Barre team (Eastern) in the 1937 rule V draft. He debuted with Philadelphia in 1938, then was purchased by the Boston Bees during the midseason. In eight appearances, he posted a 0-1 record with six strikeouts and a 12.27 ERA in 11.0 innings.

At the time of his death, Reis was recognized as one of the oldest living MLB players. With the death of Gene Corbett on January 28, 2009, Reis became the last living former baseball player who played at Baker Bowl, the home ballpark for the Phillies between May 2, 1895 and June 30, 1938, as a member of the Phillies.

Ron Sproat died he was 77

Ronald Sproat was an American screenwriter and playwright known for Dark Shadows.

(died 6 November 2009 in Manhattan, New York, age 77)

Sproat served as head writer on Dark Shadows and created Barnabas Collins.[3] Sproat has written for Never Too Young, a teen soap opera that aired on ABC from 1965 to 1966 and Strange Paradise, a Canadian soap opera that aired in syndication in the United States from 1969 to 1970.

In addition to television writing, Sproat has also written for musical theatre including Abie's Island Rose and Back Home: The War Brides Musical, both of which ran off Broadway.[4][5]

Sproat received his MA from the University of Michigan, and performed undergraduate work at Hamilton College. While at Hamilton College, he won the William Duncan Saunders Award for creative writing. Sproat also attended Yale University where he earned a MFA. While attending Michigan, Sproat was also the recipient of the Avery Hopwood Award.[3]

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William H. Avery died he was 98,

William Henry Avery died he was 98, Avery was an American Republican Party politician who served as the thirty-seventh Governor of Kansas from 1965 until 1967.

(August 11, 1911 – November 4, 2009)

Born in 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas, Avery graduated from the University of Kansas in 1934. While attending the KU he joined Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He was a member of the Wakefield School Board, and served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1951 to 1955, and in the Congress for the Republican Party from 1955 to 1965.[1]

Avery is remembered as the governor who sanctioned the executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, the murderers of the Clutter family, made famous by the Truman Capote book In Cold Blood. Capote describes the governor as "a wealthy farmer" conscious of public opinion. Also as governor, he dedicated a memorial in Delphos, Kansas for Abraham Lincoln and Grace Bedell, the eleven year old girl who suggested to presidential candidate Lincoln to grow his famous beard.[2]

After losing the governorship to Robert Docking in the 1966 election, Avery attempted but failed to win a seat in the Senate, losing in the primary to future U.S. presidential candidate Bob Dole. Following his retirement from politics, he worked for Clinton Oil Company and became president of Real Petroleum Company.

He was one of five former governors interviewed for the documentary The Kansas Governor, in which he proudly stated that in his many years of politics he had never played a round of golf. Avery was married to Hazel Bowles [3] (January 4, 1914 - August 17, 2004)[4] from 1940 until her death. He died on November 4, 2009 at age 98. Flags in the state were ordered lowered until November 14 in his honor.[5]

At the time of his death, he was the second oldest living governor of any state behind Albert Rosellini of Washington and was the oldest living former U.S. Representative following the September 25, 2008 death of Glenn Andrews of Alabama. Avery's death left former New York Representative William F. Walsh as the oldest living former House member.

Art D'Lugoff, 85, American jazz nightclub owner

Art D'Lugoff died he was 85 D'Lugoff was an American jazz impresario. He opened The Village Gate, a jazz club in New York City's Greenwich Village, in 1958.[1] D'Lugoff sought out the hottest talent, hosting prominent jazz artists, including Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, and Miles Davis, as well as the best in comedy, including Bill Cosby, Mort Sahl, Woody Allen, and John Belushi.(August 2, 1924 - November 4, 2009)

D'Lugoff turned away Bob Dylan, prompting the latter to write music in the basement of the club.[2] He also fired a young Dustin Hoffman for providing poor table service. Playwright Sam Shepard once bused tables.[3] D'Lugoff styled himself on the famous showman Sol Hurok.[4] His avant-garde programming also set the stage for theatrical nudity in New York - the 1974 musical review Let My People Come featured a fully nude co-ed cast. [3]

Financial reverses led D'Lugoff to declare bankruptcy in 1991. He closed the club in 1994.[4] In the wake of The Village Gate's closing, D'Lugoff dreamed of opening a new jazz club near Times Square. He worked on raising money for the development of a national jazz museum and hall of fame to be located in New York City.[2][5] D'Lugoff's idea of a museum eventually developed into the National Jazz Museum of Harlem.[6]

D'Lugoff won the Paul Robeson Award in 1992.

In 2008 the Village Gate re-opened under the name "Le Poisson Rouge", with D'Lugoff as a consultant. [7] [1]

On November 4, 2009, after complaining of a shortness of breath, he was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where he died at the age of 85. [3] On November 7, 2009, citing an unnamed source, the New York Post claimed that at the time of his death, D'Lugoff was weeks away from re-launching his nightclub at an even bigger downtown venue.[3]

D'Lugoff's wife, Avital D'Lugoff, worked as a photographer. The couple had four children: Sharon, Dahlia, Racheal, and Raphael. To see more stars who died click here

Charles August died he was 90,

Charles "Chuck" J. August died he was 90. Augusr was an American businessman who founded Monro Muffler and Brake.[1][2](c. 1919 – November 3, 2009)

August's career in automotive maintenance and repair began as a Midas Muffler franchisee in 1957 in Rochester, New York.[1] In 1966, he discontinued his affiliation with Midas.[2] August launched a new company, Monro Muffler, the same year with two business partners, his brother, Burton S. August, and Sheldon Lane.[1] The company was named for Monroe County, New York, except August dropped the "e" in the name.[1] The company later added brake service several years later and was renamed Monro Muffler Brake Inc.[1]

In 1977, Monro Muffler had twenty stores in New York.[2] By the mid-1980s, August's Monro Mufflers had expanded to 59 stores, which sales of $21 million per year.[1] Most of these stores were located in upstate New York.

August sold his controlling interest in Monro Mufflers in 1984 to an investment group headed by Donald Glickman and Peter J. Solomon.[1] The company later had its initial public offering in 1991.[2] August remained as a member of the Monro Muffler board of directors during the 1990s, when the company rapidly expanded.[2] He resigned and retired from the board in 2002.[2]

August actively supported the Boy Scouts during his life. He was a member of the Otetiana Council Boy Scouts of America for more than 60 years, and served as the council's president.[2] He was rewarded the Silver Antelope Award and the Silver Beaver citation for his involvement with the Boy Scouts.[2]

He donated more than $1 million dollars to the United Way of Greater Rochester over a period of 10 years.[1] The United Way awarded August with the Tocqueville Award in 1992.[2]

August was named to the Rochester Business Hall of Fame in 2003. He was a member of the Nathaniel Rochester Society at Rochester Institute of Technology.[2] August was also a founder of the Temple Sinai in Brighton and a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Home Foundation.[2]

August originally resided in Brighton, New York, with his family for many years before moving to nearby Pittsford, New York.[1]

August died on November 3, 2009, at the age of 90.[1] He was survived by his wife, Jean August; his brother and co-founder of Monro Mufflers, Burton August; and three grown children - Susan Eastwood, Jan August and Andrew August.[1] His memorial service was held at the Temple Sinai in Brighton, New York.

Carl Ballantine died he was 92,

Carl Ballantine died he died he was 92, Ballantine was an American actor, magician and comedian. Billing himself as "The Great Ballantine," "The Amazing Ballantine" or "Ballantine: The World's Greatest Magician," his vaudeville-style comedy routine involved transparent or incompetent stage magic tricks, which tended to flop to the wisecracking Ballantine's mock chagrin.[1](born Meyer Kessler; September 27, 1917 - November 3, 2009)

Ballantine was born in Chicago, Illinois. In his early career, Kessler did a straight manipulation act but gave up "real magic" when he realized he could not be as good as some of his peers. He changed his name to Ballantine early on after he noticed a bottle of Ballantine whisky in an advertisement and decided that the name of his magic act was to be "Ballantine, the World's Greatest Magician." He proved successful enough that he became the first magician to headline in Las Vegas.

Nicknamed the "Jipper," Kessler was inspired at age 12 by his barber who would do magic tricks with thimbles while cutting the boy's hair. His first job was working as a printer. In Chicago in the 1930s, Kessler was doing professional straight magic, first as "Count Marakoff" & "Carl Sharp," then, since the early 1940s, switched to comedy magic as "Carl Ballantine." He was billed as "The Amazing Mr. Ballantine" when he played the New York Capitol in 1950, The Ed Sullivan Show in 1953 and the Las Vegas El Rancho Vegas in 1956. He won Tannen's "Louie" Award and the 1985 AMA Performing Fellowship.

Ballantine is probably best remembered as Lester Gruber, one of the PT boat sailors in the ABC sitcom McHale's Navy (1962-1966), starring with Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn and Tim Conway. He made his only appearance on Broadway as Lycus the slave merchant in the 1972 revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Phil Silvers.[2] His most recent film appearance was in Aimee Semple McPherson, a 2006 biopic about the female evangelist.

Ballantine's wife was actress Ceil Cabot;[3] (March 8, 1927 - January 24, 2000)[4] He was known as an inveterate smoker of Cuban stogies. He died of natural causes on November 3, 2009[5] at his Hollywood, California home. He is survived by his daughters actress Sara Ballantine[6] and Molly and his sister Esther Robinson.[7]

Brother Blue died he was 88, American storyteller, performance artist, after short illness

Hugh Morgan Hill died he was 88, hill who performed as Brother Blue was an African American storyteller, actor, and street performer. He attended and graduated from Harvard College after serving as a lieutenant in the segregated U.S. army in World War II, received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a Ph.D. from the Union Institute having delivered his doctoral presentation in prison being accompanied by a 25 piece jazz orchestra. He regularly performed on the streets around Cambridge, most notably in Harvard Square. He was the official storyteller of Boston and Cambridge.

(born Cleveland, Ohio in 1921, died Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 3, 2009)

He appeared as an actor in the 1981 film Knightriders directed by George Romero. His wife was the oral historian Ruth Edmonds Hill. A tribute to the Hills was published as AHHHH! by Yellow Moon Press, and featured contributions by Romero as well as such authors as Seamus Heaney, Stephen Jay Gould, Howard Zinn, Ossie Davis, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and fellow storytellers Utah Phillips, Linda Goss, Jay O'Callahan, and Diane Wolkstein.

Shel Dorf died he was 76, American founder of the San Diego Comic-Con, diabetes-related complications.

Sheldon "Shel" Dorf was an American comic-strip letterer and freelance artist and the founder of the San Diego Comic-Con International.Dorf lettered the Steve Canyon comic strip for the last 12 to 14 years of the strip's run.

(July 5, 1933 – November 3, 2009)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dorf studied at Chicago's Art Institute before moving to New York and beginning his career as a freelancer in the field of commercial design. Dorf was also a fan of comic books and comic strips, particularly Chester Gould's work on the daily strip Dick Tracy.He was eventually employed as a consultant on Warren Beatty's big-screen adaptation of the strip in 1990. In the 1960s Dorf had made the acquaintance of a number of creators working in the two fields, among them Jack Kirby, upon whom Dorf would occasionally call.

In 1964, Robert Brusch organised a convention for fans of the medium, and the next year Jerry Bails and Dorf took over the event, christening it the "Detroit Triple Fan Fair" and organizing it as an annual event. In 1970, the year Dorf moved to San Diego, California, he organized a one-day convention "as a kind of 'dry run' for the larger convention he hoped to stage." with Forrest J Ackerman was the star attraction.

Dorf's first three-day San Diego comics convention, the Golden State Comic-Con, was held at the U. S. Grant Hotelfrom August 1-3, 1970. It would eventually grow into the San Diego Comic-Con International.[9] The con moved in subsequent years to the El Cortez Hotel; the University of California, San Diego; and Golden Hall, before settling into the San Diego Convention center in 1991.[10]

Dorf would also contribute interviews to the comics press, and his conversations with Milton Caniff and Mort Walker have both been collected in the University Press of Mississippi's Milton Caniff: conversations and Mort Walker: Conversations respectively. In 1984 Dorf also published the Dick Tracy comic strips in comic book format with Blackthorne Publishing, "proudly"publishing ninety-nine issues and collecting the material again in twenty-four collections. Chester Gould's daughter, Jean Gould O'Connell credits Dorf with bringing "Tracy out to another generation." Comics historian Mark Evanier said Caniff "honored Shel by making him into a character. It was a well-meaning football player named "Thud Shelley" who appeared a few times in the Canyon strip. Jack Kirby also made Shel into a character ... a father figure named Himon who appeared in Mister Miracle. Dorf received an Inkpot Award at the 1975 San Diego Comic-Con.

Dorf died aged 76 on 3 November 2009 from diabetes-related complications in Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego. He is survived by his brother Michael.

Ron Moeller died he was 71, American baseball player

Ronald Ralph Moeller was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between 1956 and 1963 for the Baltimore Orioles (1956, 1958), Los Angeles Angels/California Angels (1961/1963) and Washington Senators (1963). Listed at 6' 0", 180 lb., Moeller batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.(October 13, 1938 - November 2, 2009)

At start of his majors career, Moeller was nicknamed The Kid by the Orioles players both for his boyish looks and due to his senior debut being made when he was only seventeen. He pitched in part of two seasons for Baltimore, before joining the Angels and Senators. His most productive season came in 1961 with Los Angeles, when he posted career-numbers in wins (4), strikeouts (83) and innings pitched (112⅔), including a 3–0 six-hit shutout with nine strikeouts against his former Orioles team on June 5.[1] He also went 2-0 in three starts for Washington in 1963, his final major league season, when he was only 24.

In a four-season career, Moeller posted a 6-9 record with a 5.78 ERA in 52 appearances, including 22 starts, 104 strikeouts, and 100 walks in 152⅔ innings of work. He also pitched in the Minor leagues from 1956 through 1963, compiling a 37-38 record with a 3,30 ERA in 118 games, 94 as a starter.

Moeller died in his native Cincinnati at the age of 71.

Lou Filippo died he was 83, American boxing referee and judge, member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, stroke

Lou Filippo died he was 83, Filippowas a professional boxer and later boxing judge.(December 1, 1925 - November 2, 2009)

Filippo was born on December 1, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, attended Fremont High School in South Los Angeles, and served in the Navy during World War II.

He fought more than 250 amateur fights and his professional record as a lightweight was 28 wins, 9 losses and 3 draws, with 8 knockouts. He retired in 1957.[1]

Filippo later became a referee and judge, including judging 85 world championship fights. He continued to judge until his death. He played a referee in four Rocky films and an announcer in a fifth. He also had small roles in a number of other films.

He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and elected as its President in 1993.[2] In 1997, Filippo was honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club.

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