Ted Williams, Willie Pep among the deaths

Two legendary figures of the region passed on during the decade. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000005" title="Boston Red Sox" href="/topic/sports/baseball/boston-red-sox-ORSPT000005.topic">Red Sox</a> Hall of Famer <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT007977" title="Ted Williams" href="/topic/sports/baseball/ted-williams-PESPT007977.topic">Ted Williams</a> died on July 5, 2002 at the age of 84. Willie Pep, a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100200000000" title="Connecticut" href="/topic/us/connecticut-PLGEO100100200000000.topic">Connecticut</a> native and considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, died on Nov. 23, 2006 at the age of 84.

( BRIAN SNYDER / REUTERS / July 22, 2002 )

Two legendary figures of the region passed on during the decade. Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams died on July 5, 2002 at the age of 84. Willie Pep, a Connecticut native and considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, died on Nov. 23, 2006 at the age of 84.

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