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Game of life: Buddie Donley was an All-State halfback at Classen High School

by Scott Munn Published: July 1, 2013
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A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience:

*Before Buddie Donley worked for the state tax division, he was an All-State halfback at Classen High School. At 5-foot-11 and 189 pounds, he helped the Comets finish 5-4-2 in 1950. The Oklahoman described Donley as a “triple threat performer who also kicks extra points and is an outstanding linebacker on defense.” Donley died at age 80.

*CB Sumner of Oklahoma City was a two-time Golden Gloves boxing champion while attending Haskell Indian Nations Institute in Lawrence, Kan. He also played on the college's undefeated national champion football team. The Choctaw was an avid bowler. A welder by trade, Sumner died recently at age 86.

*Lawton native Joe McDonald worked in food service since age 14, when he was a dishwasher at the Bull Tavern. He worked his way through the industry and became an executive chef for the Radisson Hotel, Dovies and the Hard Rock Cafe of Dallas. McDonald once worked for Wolfgang Puck's — where he spent several years cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the Dallas Cowboys. He died at age 55.

*Jerry Bell of Oklahoma City was a longtime boxing enthusiast. He was a Golden Gloves champion and earned a boxing scholarship to Cameron Junior College in Lawton. Bell was in the Air Force during the Korean War and served as a boxing trainer. The Classen High School graduate and career salesman died at age 80.

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by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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Survey says

Athlon Sports surveyed Major League Baseball players on several topics, including homosexuality, steroid use, best manager and who they admired while growing up. Here is a sampling of the survey:

Percent of players using PEDs?

2.2 had no idea

6.0 — 0%

53.0 — 1-5%

15.9 — 6-10%

5.3 — 11-20%

2.2 — 21-30%

1.5 — 31-40%

0.7 — 41%+

Problem with gay teammate?

69.8 said no problem

28.7 — problem

1.5 — big problem

Who is the hottest woman alive?

9.2 said my wife

7.1 — Kate Upton

3.6 — Beyoncé

3.6 — Jessica Biel

3.6 — Rihanna

2.9 — Jessica Alba

2.9 — Halle Berry

2.9 — Kate Beckinsale

2.9 — Scarlett Johansson

2.9 — Mila Kunis

2.2 — Faith Hill

2.2 — Jennifer Lawrence

2.2 — Taylor Swift

Player I would never want my daughter to marry?

26.4 said any player

7.5 — A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers

5.7 — Alex Rodriguez, Yankees

2.8 — Jason Giambi, Indians

2.8 — Nick Swisher, Indians

Percent of MLB players who are faithful to their wives?

2.6 said 40%

9.5 — 50%

11.3 — 60%

16.5 — 70%

31.3 — 80%

19.1 — 90%

7.8 — 100%

What team would you take less money to play for?

11.3 chose Yankees

10.6 — Braves

7.0 — Rangers

6.3 — Giants

6.3 — None

6.3 — Dodgers

5.6 — Red Sox

4.9 — Angels

4.3 — Padres

4.3 — Cardinals

3.8 — Twins

3.8 — Diamondbacks

3.8 — Rays

3.1 — Cubs

Best Manager

14.3 chose Joe Maddon, Rays

10.2 — Terry Francona, Indians

8.8 — Jim Leyland, Tigers

8.2 — Bruce Bochy, Giants

8.2 — Buck Showalter, Orioles

6.8 — Bud Black, Padres

5.4 — Ron Gardenhire, Twins

4.1 — Dusty Baker, Reds

3.4 — John Farrell, Red Sox

3.4 — Mike Scioscia, Angels

Current player who will make the best manager?

7.1 said Derek Jeter, Yankees

6.4 — Jason Giambi, Indians

5.7 — David Wright, Mets

4.3 — David Ross, Red Sox

4.3 — Mark DeRosa, Blue Jays

3.5 — Mark Kotsay, Padres

3.5 — Joe Mauer, Twins

2.8 — Yadier Molina, Cardinals

2.8 — Nick Punto, Dodgers

1.6 — Jerry Hairston Jr., Dodgers

1.6 — Michael Young, Phillies

1.6 — Paul Konerko, White Sox

Sports hero growing up?

13.7 said Ken Griffey Jr.

5.5 — Derek Jeter

5.5 — Michael Jordan

5.5 — Cal Ripken

4.8 — Nolan Ryan

4.1 — Don Mattingly

3.4 — Dale Murphy

3.4 — Will Clark

2.8 — Roger Clemens

2.8 — Rickey Henderson

2.8 — Barry Bonds

10-20-30

The Oklahoma sports scene 10, 20 and 30 years ago Tuesday:

2003

Oklahoma City Blazers owner Bob Funk Sr. and state senator Scott Pruitt purchased the Oklahoma RedHawks baseball team from Gaylord Entertainment Co. The sale price was not announced.

1993

Oklahoma City hosted the AAU 16-under boys' national basketball tournament. State teams did not offer much size but instead a solid group of guards. Notable prospects included Chip Hobbs of Douglass, Telly Gatewood of Jones, Marco Wooten of Star Spencer, Estell Lasater of Northwest Classen and Tulsa Washington's Robert McQuarters and Damonn Sanders.

1983

Former Oklahoma quarterback J.C. Watts won the starting job with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.

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