Of complications from Alzheimer's, Frankie Albert, 82, college football's first T-formation QB. A tailback for a Stanford team that won one game in 1939, Albert moved to quarterback in coach Clark Shaughnessy's newly installed T the next year and led Stanford to a 10-0 season, including a 21-13 Rose Bowl win over Nebraska. His bowl performance—he threw a 40-yard TD pass and kicked three extra points—led Huskers coach Biff Jones to say, "That kid had too much pass, too much kick, too much noodle." Albert played seven years with the 49ers and coached them from 1956 to '58.
In a Manhattan diner, Yankees pitcher David Wells. At about 6 a.m. last Saturday, Wells, who had defeated the Tigers on Friday night, was sitting with a friend when he was allegedly confronted by 27-year-old Rocco Graziosa. Police say Graziosa disparaged Wells's late mother and hit Wells from behind, causing him to fall into a table. Wells lost two teeth, and Graziosa was charged with assault.
Kings forward Chris Webber, on charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements to the grand jury investigating former Michigan booster Ed Martin. In May, Martin, who pleaded guilty to money laundering, said he gave Webber $280,000 in cash and gifts when Webber was at Michigan (SI, April 1). Webber denied the charges.
The entire motocross season, by Ricky Carmichael, 23, the first rider to win both legs (or motos) of all 12 races in the 250-cc (big bike) class. Said Carmichael, "If I don't win another race, I've accomplished a lot."
Fans at Fenway Park on Sunday, by Styles's I Get High, which Boston's Manny Ramirez asked to be played as he came up. The song contains a 12-letter profanity and was pulled after an ump alerted the team between innings. Says team spokesman Charles Steinberg, "Far be it for me to try to understand the psychology of what motivates a batter."