A look at some of the noteworthy figures from the world of sports who died in 2019:
Jan. 2 at age 85. College Football Hall of Fame coach who went 134-86-3 at Virginia and 55-46-1 at Navy.
Jan. 6 at age 86. Outfielder whose 12-year major league career included two seasons with the Red Sox (1965-66).
Jan. 10 at age 87. College Football Hall of Fame guard on Tennessee’s 1951 national champion team and a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach for 27 seasons.
Jan. 12 at age 71. Pro Bowl guard on the Miami Dolphins’ NFL champion teams of 1972-73.
Jan. 13 at age 77. All-Star pitcher who won 20 games three times for the Yankees in the 1960s and was pitching coach on five World Series winners with the Yankees and Mets.
Jan. 16 at age 85. Founder of the Falmouth Road Race who ran the Boston Marathon more than 20 times and was a popular figure in the local road running community.
Jan. 17 at age 62. Bengals quarterback who backed up Ken Anderson on the 1981 AFC champions and Boomer Esiason on the 1988 AFC champions.
Jan. 17 at age 89. Longtime Weymouth and Weymouth North High School track coach.
Jan. 19 at age 89. Five-time All-Star center with the Blackhawks and Rangers whose nine-year NHL career included two-plus seasons with the Bruins (1949-53).
Jan. 24 at age 73. Major league umpire from 1973-2001.
Jan. 26 at age 73. Linebacker for the Raiders, Falcons, and Oilers (1967-76).
Jan. 27 at age 76. San Francisco Giants owner from 1993-2008.
Feb. 1 at age 60. Quarterback who played 17 NFL seasons, leading the Vikings to the 1987 NFC Championship game and earning a Super Bowl ring with the 1995 Cowboys.
Glen Ray Hines
Feb. 3 at age 88. Durable All-Star righthander who won 18 games for the 1960 champion Pittsburgh Pirates and still holds team records for career starts, innings, and strikeouts.
Feb. 3 at age 55. Iconic Finnish ski jumper who won four Olympic gold medals and 46 World Cup events.
Feb. 7 at age 83. All-time baseball great who was Rookie of the Year (1956), a two-time MVP (1961, 1966), a Triple Crown winner (1966), and in 1975 blazed a trail as the game’s first black manager.
Feb. 8 at age 63. US Soccer Hall of Famer who played on the national team from 1990-94 and coached the Revolution from 2000-02.
Feb. 10 at age 87. NFL official for 27 years (21 as a referee) known for his distinctive and authoritative “first down!” call.
Feb. 12 at age 81. Goalkeeper for England’s 1996 World Cup champions who in the 1970 World Cup made what many consider the greatest save in soccer history, on a header by Pele.
Feb. 15 at age 88. Smooth-swinging golfer who won 29 PGA events from 1954-77, including the 1961 US Open.
Feb. 19 at age 92. Three-time 20-game winner on the great Dodger teams of the 1950s who was a Rookie of the Year (1949), a Cy Young winner (1956), and an MVP (1956).
Feb. 21 at age 62. Longtime baseball writer and author of the popular Sunday notes column for the Globe.
Feb. 24 at age 86. Most successful baseball coach in UMass history, with 392 victories from 1967-87.
March 4 at age 93. Rugged Hall of Fame left wing who starred on four Stanley Cup champions with the Red Wings in the 1950s and helped found the NHL players’ union.
March 7 at age 90. Sportswriting great who chronicled golf and college football for Sports Illustrated and wrote bestsellers including “Semi-Tough” and “Dead Solid Perfect.”
March 8 at age 70. All-Pro defensive end for the 49ers (1970-79) who also played on the Super Bowl champion Raiders in 1980.
Julia Ruth Stevens
March 9 at age 86. Hall of Fame defenseman who played 17 years with the Rangers, winning the Norris Trophy in 1967.
March 11 at age 75. Brazilian striker who played on the 1962 World Cup champions and was Pele’s favorite attacking partner with Santos.
March 13 at age 68. Coach of Milford High boys’ and girls’ volleyball for more than 40 years who led teams to five state championship finals.
Johnny ‘Lam’ Jones
March 15 at age 60. University of Texas star receiver who played five years for the New York Jets and also won an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter relay in 1976.
March 19 at age 81. Coach who led the Newton North boys’ indoor track team to 22 straight unbeaten dual-meet seasons as part of a 58-year coaching career.
March 20 at age 93. All-Star third baseman for the Cubs in the 1950s and also the last Brooklyn Dodger to hit a home run.
March 21 at age 58. Pro Bowl linebacker who had 62½ sacks in his 10-year career with the Detroit Lions.
March 25 at age 87. Pro Bowl defensive end on Baltimore Colts NFL champion teams of 1958 and ’59 and their Super Bowl team of 1968.
March 25 at age 83. Oakland Raiders halfback who holds the AFL career rushing record (5,101 yards).
March 28 at age 81. Winchester native who won the 1960 Heisman Trophy as a Navy halfback and played three seasons with the Patriots (1965-67), mostly as a kick returner.
April 4 at age 92. Guard on two NBA champion teams with the Minneapolis Lakers (1953, ’54) who was one of the earliest practitioners of the jump shot.
April 9 at age 89. Founding member of the LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer who had 21 tour wins, including two majors.
April 11 at age 62. Righthander who won 163 games for seven teams in a 19-year career (1978-96) and was an All-Star with the Yankees in 1991.
April 12 at age 85. Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played on five Green Bay Packers champion teams of the 1960s and coached the Cincinnati Bengals to Super Bowl XVI.
April 14 at age 81. Phoenix Suns coach for 14 seasons (1973-87) who led them to the NBA Finals against the Celtics in 1976.
April 20 at age 50. Star running back at Tennessee who played seven years in the NFL, mostly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
April 25 at age 79. Consummate Celtic and all-time NBA great who played on eight champion teams, remains the franchise’s career scoring leader, and made the most unforgettable steal in basketball history.
April 27 at age 86. Outfielder for eight seasons with the Red Sox (1952-60).
May 2 at age 91. Hockey Hall of Famer who in 20 years with the Red Wings and Maple Leafs played on eight Stanley Cup champions and won four Lady Byng Trophies.
May 3 at age 66. Longtime PA announcer for the Celtics and Boston College.
May 20 at age 70. Three-time Formula One champion who won two of his titles after a horrific crash in 1976 that left him badly burned.
May 26 at age 85. Hall of Famer who quarterbacked Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse Packers of the 1960s, winning five NFL titles, including the first two Super Bowls.
May 27 at age 69. Red Sox first baseman whose untimely error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series tended to overshadow a fine 22-year major league career.
June 2 at age 89. Pioneering sailmaker who won an Olympic gold medal and four world championships in the Star Class.
June 4 at age 97. Star guard at Syracuse who also played on the Syracuse Nationals’ 1955 NBA champion team.
June 6 at age 76. Outfielder for the Giants, Mets, and Padres (1968-73).
June 11 at age 32. Top middle-distance runner who fought an inspiring battle with a rare form of cancer in her saliva glands.
June 13 at age 75. Hall of Fame Denver Broncos owner whose teams won three Super Bowls.
July 1 at age 27. Los Angeles Angels pitcher who recorded 28 victories in 96 career starts.
July 5 at age 60. Guard on the Rockets’ 1986 Western Conference champions who also played for the Warriors in a seven-year NBA career interrupted by a two-year drug suspension.
July 8 at age 66. Fraudulent “winner” of the women’s division in the 1980 Boston Marathon whose victory was soon revoked when it was determined she hadn’t run the entire distance.
July 10 at age 80. Righthander who won 21 games for the Yankees in 1963 and two in the 1964 World Series but is best known for his controversial 1970 tell-all book “Ball Four.”
July 10 at age 89. New York Jets head coach from 1977-82 and linebacker on two NFL champion teams with the Cleveland Browns in the 1950s.
July 14 at age 55. Olympic gold-medal boxer (1984) and professional champion in four divisions who was regarded as one of the sport’s greatest defensive tacticians.
July 16 at age 83. Righthander who won 21 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1960 and is remembered as the main player they traded to the Cubs for Lou Brock.
July 17 at age 85. Infielder who in 1959 became the first African-American player in Red Sox franchise history.
July 19 at age 90. Lefthander who went 101-80 for four teams, mostly the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers, in a 12-year major league career.
July 19 at age 89. Pro Bowl defensive back/kick returner who played on the 1958 and ’59 NFL champion Baltimore Colts and held the record for longest field goal (56 yards) from 1953-70.
July 20 at age 64. Winner of three Grand Slam doubles tennis titles (1980 and ’82 Wimbledon, 1979 Australian Open) with fellow Australian Paul McNamee.
July 24 at age 60. Women’s basketball coach who led Vermont to consecutive undefeated regular seasons and Boston College to seven NCAA Tournament appearances.
July 27 at age 80. Star running back/receiver for the San Diego Chargers in their AFL days.
July 27 at age 88. Rhode Island native who was a football captain at Boston College, a catcher for the Detroit Tigers (1961-64), and a pitching coach for the Red Sox (1994).
Loek van Mil
July 30 at age 78. Hall of Fame linebacker who anchored the Boston Patriots defense in the 1960s and captained the undefeated Miami Dolphins in 1972.
Aug. 3 at age 71. Speedy Oakland Raiders receiver who played on three Super Bowl champions.
Aug. 16 at age 96. Quarterback who played on the champion Detroit Lions in 1952 and set an NFL record by throwing eight interceptions in a game for the Chicago Cardinals in 1950.
Aug. 17 at age 36. Prolific Texas running back who ranks ninth in NCAA history with 5,540 yards and played professionally for the Bears, Bengals, and Packers.
Aug. 18 at age 95. Erudite sportscaster and essayist for ABC and CBS whose expansive career included coverage of the first 21 Super Bowls and Secretariat’s Triple Crown.
Aug. 19 at age 83. Lefthander who was an original New York Met, played 10 years in the majors, and was Red Sox pitching coach from 1977-79.
Aug. 20 at age 70. Lawrence Eagle-Tribune sports editor and hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his 1992 stories on corruption in the NHL Players Association.
Aug. 22 at age 89. Safety who holds the Packers record for career interceptions with 52, including four against the Lions on Thanksgiving 1953, all while playing with a glass eye.
Aug. 24 at age 87. Righthander whose eight-year career was spent mostly with the Washington Senators and included one season (1954) with the Red Sox.
Aug. 26 at age 81. Original Tampa Bay Devil Rays owner (1998-2005).
Aug. 28 at age 91. Cohost, with Eddie Andelman and Mark Witkin, of the groundbreaking “Sports Huddle” show on Boston AM radio in the 1970s.
Aug. 28 at age 71. Tackle on the Buffalo Bills’ “Electric Company” offensive line of the 1970s.
Aug. 29 at age 71. Hall of Fame center on the two Miami Dolphins Super Bowl champions of the 1970s, including their undefeated team in 1972.
Sept. 2 at age 89. Longtime Brookline High School basketball coach.
Sept. 5 at age 77. Righthander on the Baltimore Orioles 1970 World Series winners who no-hit the Red Sox in 1968.
Sept. 7 at age 94. Catcher who backed up Yogi Berra on six Yankees World Series champion teams.
Sept. 7 at age 90. Running back who played six years for the Packers and scored the first touchdown in AFL history with the Broncos in 1960.
Sept. 10 at age 75. Guard on four Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl champion teams of the 1970s.
Sept. 13 at age 93. Infielder who had a 10-year career with the Cardinals, Reds, and Cubs before serving as Sparky Anderson’s longtime third base coach in Cincinnati and Detroit.
Sept. 14 at age 92. Football coach who won two Rose Bowls with Stanford and went 34-33-3 with the Denver Broncos (1972-76).
Sept. 14 at age 82. All-Star running back who was an original Boston Patriot and still holds the record for longest run in team history (85 yards).
Sept. 20 at age 85. All-America halfback who won the Heisman Trophy at Ohio State in 1955 and played seven years with the Detroit Lions, including their 1957 championship season.
Sept. 21 at age 81. Linebacker on the Dallas Texans AFL champions of 1962 and center on the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl winners in 1969.
Sept. 21 at age 79. End/kicker on Alabama’s 1961 national champions, and the Dallas Texans AFL champions of 1962 whose field goal in the second overtime clinched the title.
Sept. 22 at age 68. All-Pro defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears in the 1970s.
Sept. 23 at age 73. Lexington High boys’ basketball coach whose teams won 18 Middlesex League titles and the 1978 Division 1 state championship.
Oct. 2 at age 88. Owner of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals whose tenure dated to 1962, when the team was in St. Louis.
Oct. 5 at age 76. Catcher on the Baltimore Orioles world champion teams in 1966 and 1970.
Oct. 8 at age 79. Rugged defenseman on the Stanley Cup champion Bruins in 1972, and assistant coach for five Edmonton Oilers Cup winners in the 1980s.
Oct. 9 at age 82. Spanish tennis player who in 1972 became the oldest French Open champion at age 34.
Oct. 12 at age 79. Shortstop on the Pittsburgh Pirates 1971 World Series champions.
Bobby Del Greco
Oct. 14 at age 74. Calder Trophy winner for the Minnesota North Stars in 1969 who set a rookie record with 34 goals and later scored 50 for the Red Wings.
Oct. 20 at age 52. Major league umpire since 1999.
Oct. 22 at age 78. Hall of Fame cornerback on the Raiders’ 1976 Super Bowl champions and 1967 AFL champions.
Oct. 23 at age 83. Pro Bowl defensive back for the Cleveland Browns who championed players’ rights as a vice president of the NFLPA in the 1960s.
Oct. 26 at age 63. Major league umpire for 18 years.
Oct. 28 at age 87. Syracuse Nationals guard, Seattle SuperSonics and Virginia Squires coach, and New York Knicks general manager.
Oct. 30 at age 85. Athletic director for Miami’s first three NCAA football champions and CEO of the Patriots in 1991-92.
Oct. 30 at age 81. Outfielder whose 21-year career included three World Series titles with the Dodgers and All-Star campaigns with the Expos and Blue Jays.
Nov. 3 at age 87. Left winger who scored 391 goals in a 22-year NHL career that included four seasons with the Bruins (1962-66) and 11 with the Rangers.
Nov. 11 at age 88. Backup quarterback to Bart Starr on the champion Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s.
Jake Burton Carpenter
Nov. 20 at age 80. Placekicker who remains the Vikings’ career scoring leader, played in four Super Bowls, and also invented the Nerf football.
Nov. 25 at age 85. Patriots head coach for one game in 1978 who also coached the Bills for two seasons and played guard on Michigan State’s national champions in 1952.
Dec. 1 at age 69. College Football Hall of Fame quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy with Auburn in 1971.
Dec. 9 at age 34. Boston College baseball star whose inspirational battle against ALS raised tens of millions of dollars for research through the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Dec. 11 at age 90. Red Sox infielder in the 1950s.
Dec. 12 at age 57. One of four Saints linebackers selected to the Pro Bowl in 1992.
Dec. 12 at age 80. New Zealand’s greatest Olympian, he won three gold medals (800 meters in 1960, 800/1,500 double in 1964) and was a two-time record-holder in the mile.
Dec. 17 at age 90. Longtime college football coach, most notably at Iowa, whose Hawkeye teams won 143 games and three Big Ten championships over 20 seasons.
Dec. 17 at age 89. Center who played for five of the Original Six NHL teams, including the Bruins (1957-61) on the “Uke Line” with John Bucyk and Vic Stasiuk.