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January 11, 2010 | By Keith Thursby
Jerry Shipkey, who played for both USC and UCLA in Rose Bowl games during the 1940s before a standout career in professional football, has died. He was 84. Shipkey died Nov. 28 at his home in Dana Point after a long illness, his family said. The athlete entered USC under a naval officer training program and was transferred to UCLA after his freshman year. USC beat Washington, 29-0, in the 1944 Rose Bowl game and UCLA lost to Illinois, 45-14, in the 1947 Rose Bowl game for its only defeat of the season.
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January 11, 2010 | By Keith Thursby
Jerry Shipkey, who played for both USC and UCLA in Rose Bowl games during the 1940s before a standout career in professional football, has died. He was 84. Shipkey died Nov. 28 at his home in Dana Point after a long illness, his family said. The athlete entered USC under a naval officer training program and was transferred to UCLA after his freshman year. USC beat Washington, 29-0, in the 1944 Rose Bowl game and UCLA lost to Illinois, 45-14, in the 1947 Rose Bowl game for its only defeat of the season.
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SPORTS
December 5, 1993
Membership in the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame will grow to 67 today when six men are inducted in a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. outside of the new Hall of Fame museum adjacent to Gate 6 at Anaheim Stadium. Major League Baseball's Bert Blyleven and Gary Carter, community college football coaching legend Hal Sherbeck, former football stars Ray Willsey and Jerry Shipkey and former standout track athlete and coach Maurice (Red) Guyer compose the Hall's 13th class.
SPORTS
November 16, 1993
Angel Manager Buck Rodgers, who suffered numerous injuries in a May 1992 bus crash, has been named winner of the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame's annual Woody Dietch Courage Award for 1993. Rodgers, who will be starting his third full season as Angel manager in 1994, suffered multiple fractures of the right elbow and a fractured left knee, was in a wheelchair for three months and didn't return to the Angel dugout until Aug. 28, 1992.
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September 15, 1993
Former Angel pitcher Bert Blyleven and former Dodger catcher Gary Carter are among six people to be inducted into the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame, the Orange County Sports Assn. announced Tuesday. Joining Blyleven and Carter as inductees are Hal Sherbeck, Ray Willsey, Jerry Shipkey and Maurice (Red) Guyer. Blyleven, a graduate of Santiago High, posted 287 victories during a 22-year major league career with the Twins, Pirates, Rangers, Indians and Angels.
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November 18, 1993 | JIM HODGES
Memorable UCLA-USC games? How about 1946, played in the Coliseum on a field so soggy that sawdust was scattered to soak up the water? The box seats were flooded and ticket holders had to sit on the asphalt track around the field. UCLA won, 13-6, in a game in which Coach Bert LaBrucherie refused requests by his players to open up the offense. Instead, he had the Bruins punt on first down, trusting the defense. It worked--barely.
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December 3, 1993 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Jerry Shipkey was told he was being inducted into the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame, his reaction was similar to the one he had almost 40 years ago when he was standing on USC's sideline during the Rose Bowl and Trojan Coach Jeff Cravath called his name: "Who, me ?" Shipkey was a 19-year-old freshman who spent the 1943 season on the junior varsity and was called up to the varsity for the Rose Bowl game against Washington. What luck, Shipkey thought.
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March 9, 1995 | ALLAN MALAMUD
George Raveling, the CBS basketball commentator, is picking Arkansas to repeat as NCAA champion. . . . "They've been there before and they're playing well," Raveling said. "They're deep, they're strong defensively, and they have two players who are hard to guard, Corliss Williamson and Scotty Thurman." . . . However, UCLA fans shouldn't get on Raveling's case merely because the former USC coach isn't picking the top-ranked team to go all the way. . . .
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December 6, 1993 | HERB STUTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I never had a job; all I did was play." Hal Sherbeck said it with the straightest of faces Sunday, but the standing-room-only crowd witnessing the 13th Orange County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday outside the Hall's new museum at Anaheim Stadium knew exactly what the retired Fullerton College football coach was all about. Sherbeck had made it a habit of beginning his "play days" at Fullerton at 5:30 a.m.
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December 1, 1993 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They called Maurice (Red) Guyer the Laguna Legend, mainly because that's what he was. The name fit and so it stuck. Not that Guyer, who will be inducted Sunday into the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame, ever noticed such things. He was too busy being the Laguna Legend to stop and think about what it meant. To pause to reflect would have shown a lack of commitment, a sign of weakness Guyer simply couldn't afford. Forget how it would look to others.
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