LOS ANGELES-In the fall of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to figure it out."
Dr. Frank Jobe, who performed the first successful elbow ligament transplant surgery in 1974, died Thursday. He was 88 years old.
Geoff Edwards, a Los Angeles radio personality who over the years hosted 10 TV game shows, including "Jackpot" and "Treasure Hunt," died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica.
There was a 69-year gap between the time Stanley Rubin enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, in hopes of launching a writing career and 2006, when he actually graduated.
Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian with a taste for troublemaking who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, died Sunday night at age 88.
A high school football coach who won eight Louisiana state championships has died.
The Chicago White Sox and Bulls say the son of Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has died.
Disc jockey "Porky" Chedwick, who became a Pittsburgh-area institution by promoting R&B artists in the late 1940s and 1950s, has died. He was 96.
After the founder of the International Surfing Museum dipped a toe in the beautiful blue Pacific, she never bothered to hang the other nine.