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93 | Born Emil Joseph Bavasi in Manhattan, he would become known as Buzzie (thanks to his frenetic ways as a kid) and be forever associated with Brooklyn. In 1950 he took over as G.M. of the Dodgers and helped assemble the team that gave that outer borough its only title, in '55. His Dodgers won three more World Series in Los Angeles before he moved to San Diego in 1968 to become a part owner of the expansion Padres.
75 | Remembered primarily as the victim of a line drive that nearly blinded him in his right eye, Score went on to become a beloved broadcaster in Cleveland for 34 years. In 1956, as a 23-year-old, he won 20 games for the Indians and led the AL with 263 strikeouts. But he was never the same after a shot off the bat of Yankees infielder Gil McDougald struck his face on May 7, 1957. Score returned after a year and was almost immediately beset by ailments; some said he had altered his already unorthodox delivery to better defend himself on the mound, putting more strain on his left arm. He explained that his problems simply came from not having sufficiently warmed up once on a cold night. But that was Score's way—he steadfastly refused to use his eye injury as an excuse. And while he admitted to occasionally throwing his glove in disgust or letting out a scream while alone in his car, Score never complained when anyone else was around. He simply pitched through '62, then settled, beautifully, into a new career.
21 | Raised in a small fishing village in New Brunswick, the shy Bourdon was just starting to blossom—as a player and as a person—when he was killed in a motorcycle accident in July. Taken by the Canucks with the 10th pick in the 2005 draft, the 6'2", 211-pound defenseman was a member of Canada's gold-medal-winning teams at the '06 and '07 world junior championships. Bourdon scored two goals in his 36 games with Vancouver.
68 | The son of the gregarious Harry Caray, one of baseball's most recognized broadcasters, Skip—who worked Braves games for 33 years—had a style all his own. He was one of the driest wits ever to work a game, but his sarcasm never seemed out of place, especially early in his career, when Atlanta was chronically bad. In 1995 he called the Braves' World Series win, and in 2005 and '06 he worked alongside his oldest son, Chip.
46 | In a 26-year drag racing career Kalitta surpassed the achievements of his father, Connie, a Hall of Fame driver. Scott was a two-time top-fuel champion with 17 wins, and he also won one funny car event. He surprisingly retired—twice, in 1997 and '99—to focus his attention on his air-cargo business, but both times he returned to race for the family team. He was killed in an accident during qualifying in Englishtown, N.J.