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  • FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - In this March 1958 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Stan Musial, with bat in hand, poses for a photo during spring training baseball in Florida. Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was 92. (AP Photo/File)

    Earl Weaver, Stan Musial among those the world of sports lost in 2013

    The deaths of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver underscored a year of losses in sports: Emile Griffith and Ken Norton in boxing; Bill Sharman and Jerry Buss in basketball; Pat Summerall, on the football field and in the booth; Deacon Jones in the NFL; Ken Venturi in golf; and Michael Weiner, on baseball's labor front.

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  • "I'll starve to death before I let them [mistreat] me like that," Jones told the Houston Chronicle. "I can't let you [mistreat] me. If you don't support me, I can't support you."

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