On the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, it has lost its voice. Carl Beane, Fenway’s PA announcer, was killed in a car accident after having a heart attack Wednesday afternoon. Beane, who was 59 years old had served as the voice of the Red Sox since 2003. His smile and baritone voice will be missed not only by the Red Sox fans and organization but all of the baseball world.
The NFL has lost another star today. Junior Seau was found dead at his home this afternoon, he was only 43 years old. Seau was drafted by the Chargers with the 5th pick in the 1990 NFL Draft. He played 20 seasons for the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots, recording 1,524 tackles, 56.5 sacks and 18 interceptions. Seau made 12 Pro Bowls and should be honored in Canton in a few years.
The Penn State and college football coaching family lost a legend on Sunday morning. Joe Paterno died at 85 years old from complications from chemotherapy of his lung cancer. Paterno began his career at Penn State in 1950 as an assistant, then took the head coaching job in 1966 where he went on to win 409 games and 2 national championships. He also holds the record for most Division 1A wins and bowl wins.
Chester McGlockton was pronounced dead Wednesday morning. McGlockton was the 16th overall pick in 1992 NFL draft by the Raiders and played 12 seasons in the NFL for the Raiders, Chiefs, Broncos and Jets. He had 481 career tackles and 51 sacks and made the Pro Bowl four times. He was currently in his second season as a Defensive Assistant for Stanford. Chester was only 42 years old.
Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was found early Monday morning with a deep stab wound. After arriving, paramedics were unable to save his life. Halman played 35 games for the Mariners last season hitting .230 before being sent down to triple a. He played seven seasons in the Mariner system and was also a member of the 2009 Netherlands team in the World Baseball Classic. He was 24 years old.