This list was submitted by RJ Thurmont on Monday, December 31st, 2007 at 7:57 PM PST for The 2008 Lee Atwater Invitational Dead Pool.
|Points||Celebrity||Date of Death||Age|
|10||Sammy Baugh||December 17th, 2008||94|
|9||John Wooden||June 4th, 2010||99|
|7||Preacher Roe||November 9th, 2008||92|
|5||Johnny Pesky||August 13th, 2012||92|
|4||Bob Feller||December 15th, 2010||92|
|3||Monte Irvin||January 11th, 2016||96|
|2||Muhammad Ali||June 3rd, 2016||74|
|1||Red Schoendienst||June 6th, 2018||95|
|17 points||2 hits|
He invented Big League Chew. Remember that? Strands of bubble gum, that came in a pouch that made you feel like a real big time ball player chewing tobacco. Sure - they lost flavor in like 4 seconds, but that was a glorious 4 seconds. You felt yourself right up there on the mound, ready to deliver a smoking fastball right over the plate to win game 7 of the World Series. It was transformational. And Jim invented it.
Anyway, he's dead.
(d) July 10th, 2019