SYNOPSISThis book contains sixty-eight stories of some of the greatest athletes, coaches, managers, owners, announcers and journalists who have now passed away. Also included are the author 's own personal encounters with most of these sports icons. The timeline spans back 15 years from 1995 to 2009. These are their stories. They are all here, from Mantle to McKay, Payton to Patterson, Wilt to Williams, and Unitas to Upshaw. Some of them were thought of as more famous than others, but each was considered one of the best in his own time. It 's quite a list.