This list was submitted by 000002 on Sunday, December 30th, 2001 at 1:48 PM PST for The 2002 Lee Atwater Invitational Dead Pool.
|Points||Celebrity||Date of Death||Age|
|10||John Gotti||June 10th, 2002||?|
|9||Billy Graham||February 21st, 2018||99|
|8||Bob Hayes||September 18th, 2002||59|
|7||Strom Thurmond||June 26th, 2003||100|
|6||Milton Berle||March 27th, 2002||93|
|5||Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon||March 30th, 2002||94|
|4||Pope John Paul II||April 2nd, 2005||84|
|3||Bob Hope||July 27th, 2003||100|
|2||Ronald Reagan||June 5th, 2004||93|
|1||Freddy Fender||October 14th, 2006||69|
|29 points||4 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