Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2003, file photo, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr waves to the crowd, with Phil Bengston, 10, at his side at the newly renovated Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Bengston is the grandson of former Packers coach Phil Bengston, who coached after Vince Lombardi. Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday, May 26, 2019, that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
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FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2006, file photo, former Green Bay Packers’ Bart Starr carries in the Vince Lombardi Trophy following the Super Bowl XL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, in Detroit. The Steelers won, 21-10. Bart Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday, May 26, 2019, that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering …read more

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Blue Jays place Mayza on injured list, recall Waguespack

The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled right-handed pitcher Jacob Waguespack from triple-A Buffalo and have placed left-handed pitcher Tim Mayza on the 10-day injured list with left ulnar neuritis.

ROSTER MOVE: We’ve recalled RHP Jacob Waguespack from the @BuffaloBisons and placed LHP Tim Mayza on the 10-day IL (left ulnar neuritis). pic.twitter.com/JzwtZF23bv

— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 26, 2019

Waguespack, 25, was acquired last season in the trade that sent Aaron Loup to the Philadelphia Phillies at the trade deadline. In nine starts with the Bisons, he has a 2-6 record with a 5.86 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 43 innings.

Mayza, 27, has a 3.48 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings with the Blue Jays this season. According to Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith, the injury isn’t expected to keep him out of the lineup long.

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Green Bay Packers legend, Super Bowl champion Bart Starr dies at 85

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Bart Starr, the gentlemanly quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s whose sneak won the famed “Ice Bowl” in 1967, died Sunday. He was 85.

The Packers selected Starr out of the University of Alabama with the 200th pick in the 1956 draft. He led Green Bay to six division titles, five NFL championships and wins in the first two Super Bowls.

The Packers said Starr died in Birmingham, Alabama, where he lived. He had been in failing health since suffering two strokes and a heart attack in 2014.

“A champion on and off the field, Bart epitomized class and was beloved by generations of Packers fans,” Packers President Mark Murphy said in a statement. “A clutch player who led his team to five NFL titles, Bart could still fill Lambeau Field with electricity decades later during his many visits.”

Until Brett Favre came along, Starr was known as the best Packer ever. The team retired his No. 15 jersey in 1973, making him just the third player to receive that honour. Four years later, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

After losing the 1960 NFL title game in his first playoff appearance, the Packers never lost another playoff game under Starr, going 9-0, including wins over the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders in the first two Super Bowls.

Starr’s college career wasn’t very noteworthy and it wasn’t until Lombardi’s arrival in Green Bay in 1959 that Starr, living by his motto “desire and dedication are everything,” began to blossom.

Lombardi liked Starr’s mechanics, his arm …read more

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