Slingin' Sammy Passes Away

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ROTAN, Texas (AP) - His son says Sammy Baugh, who set numerous passing records with the Washington Redskins in an era when NFL teams were running most every down, died tonight.
David Baugh says his father -- who was 94 and had numerous
health issues, died at Fisher County Hospital.
He was the last surviving member of the Pro Football Hall of
Fame's inaugural class.
David Baugh said his father had battled Alzheimer's and dementia
for several years.
He had been ill recently with kidney problems, low blood
pressure and double pneumonia.
His son tells The Associated Press, quote, "It wasn't the same
Sam we all knew. He just finally wore out."
After starring at TCU, "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh played with the
Redskins from 1937 to 1952.
While he was noted for his passing, Baugh was one of the best
all-around players of his day.
One season he led the league in passing, defensive interceptions
and punting. In one game, he threw four touchdown passes and
intercepted four passes.

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