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Mark Bechtel
December 31, 2012
Butch Bouchard, 92
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December 31, 2012

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Butch Bouchard, 92

A hulking Hall of Fame defenseman, Bouchard was the captain of the Canadiens for eight years and won four Stanley Cups.

Charlie Spoonhour, 72

The folksy basketball coach led Southwest Missouri State and Saint Louis to eight NCAA tournaments.

Michael Dokes, 54

A potent puncher, Dokes knocked out WBA heavyweight champion Mike Weaver in the first round to win the belt in 1982.

Harry Wendelstedt, 73

A major league umpire for 33 years, Wendelstedt worked five World Series and ran a school that sent 225 umps to the bigs.

Freddie Solomon, 59

A college quarterback, Solomon converted to wideout and ranks eighth in 49ers history in receiving yards (4,873).

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