Farewell A cliche in sports is that there's always another game, but some losses stay with us forever. On these pages we remember the stars who passed on this year

December 30, 2002

TED WILLIAMS
1918-2002
He wanted to be the greatest hitter ever, and over two dazzling
decades the Splendid Splinter proved he was just that. The last
man to hit .400 rose from a bleak childhood to become a Beantown
hero and an American icon.

JOHN UNITAS
1933-2002
By the time he left the game in 1973, Johnny U. owned nearly
every NFL passing record, but Baltimore loved him most for his
crew cut, his black hightops and his unsurpassed grit.

ENOS SLAUGHTER
1916-2002
The Hall of Fame outfielder, a 10-time All-Star, made his mark
with a Mad Dash from first to home to win Game 7 of the '46
Series for the Cardinals.

CHICK HEARN
1916-2002
This broadcaster coined terms like "slam dunk" and "finger roll"
and had a 3,338-consecutive-games streak during 41 seasons with
the Lakers.

BYRON (WHIZZER) WHITE
1917-2002
Before hearing Roe v. Wade on the Supreme Court, the Rhodes
scholar starred at Colorado and was the NFL's leading rusher with
the Lions in '40.

HOYT WILHELM
1923-2002
The knuckleballer was the first reliever in the Hall of Fame and
appeared in 1,070 games (third most alltime), winning a record
124 out of the bullpen.

JOE BLACK
1924-2002
The Brooklyn Dodgers righty was Rookie of the Year in 1952, the
same season he became the first black pitcher to win a World
Series game.

DICK (NIGHT TRAIN) LANE
1927-2002
The clotheslining used by the L.A. Rams defensive back was
banned, but the Hall of Famer's 14 interceptions in '52 are still
a league record.

LEON HART
1928-2002
Notre Dame went undefeated and won three national titles in the
four seasons this two-way end (and 1949 Heisman winner) anchored
its lines.

KYLE ROTE
1928-2002
A founder and the first president of the NFL Players Association,
he retired in '61 as the Giants' alltime leader in receptions and
receiving yards.

ROONE ARLEDGE
1931-2002
With breakthrough shows like Monday Night Football and Wide World
of Sports, the longtime president of ABC News revolutionized
sports television.

BOB HAYES
1942-2002
Dubbed the World's Fastest Human after winning the 100m at the
'64 Games, he brought Olympic speed to the NFL as a Cowboys
receiver.

MIKE WEBSTER
1952-2002
The anchor of four Super Bowl winners, this Hall of Famer was an
undersized center who played in more Steelers games (220) than
anyone.

SEATTLE SLEW
1974-2002
He looked muscle-bound, but he was the Baryshnikov of
thoroughbreds, dancing his way to the '77 Triple Crown and 14
victories in 17 starts.

SAM SNEAD
1912-2002
Slammin' Sam won seven majors and a record 81 PGA events, but his
milky-smooth swing, coconut straw hat and irresistible swagger
transcended trophies.

JACK BUCK
1924-2002
Through five decades, from Musial to McGwire, the Hall of Fame
announcer was the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals. He also
called a record 16 Super Bowls on the radio.

DARRYL KILE
1968-2002
Four days before his heart attack, the Cardinals righthander
pitched his team into first place. The three-time All-Star tossed
a nohitter in '93 with the Astros.

B/W PHOTO: THE BREARLEY COLLECTION [T of C] 50 Farewells There's always another game, but some losses--such as that of Ted Williams--stay with us forever. Here we remember the stars who passed on this year B/W PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE BREARLEY COLLECTION COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY NEIL LEIFER B/W PHOTO: AP (SLAUGHTER) COLOR PHOTO: KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/AP (HEARN) B/W PHOTO: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO/AP (WHITE) TWO B/W PHOTOS: AP (WILHELM, BLACK, LANE, HART) TWO COLOR PHOTOS: AP (WILHELM, BLACK, LANE, HART) COLOR PHOTO: BETTMANN/CORBIS (ROTE) COLOR PHOTO: ELAINE MAYES (ARLEDGE) COLOR PHOTO: WALTER IOOSS JR. (HAYES) COLOR PHOTO: GENE J. PUSKAR/AP (WEBSTER) COLOR PHOTO: BRECK SMITHER/AP (SEATTLE SLEW) B/W PHOTO: DAVE CICERO/CORBIS (SNEAD) B/W PHOTO: BILL GREENBLATT/UPI (BUCK) COLOR PHOTO: MIKE FIALA/AFP (KILE)

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