Mighty’s brother George called with sad news, “The world champion free throw shooter has died.”
“Thanks, GQ, I’ll have to inform my readers of this amazing person.”
From www.freethrow.com. “Dr. Tom Amberry, who held the world record for making 2,750 free throws in a row, passed away on March 18, at the age of 94. Amberry set the world record at the age of 71 on Nov. 15, 1993 in an Orange County gymnasium with 10 witnesses verifying the feat. The former professional basketball player-turned podiatrist walked away without a miss. As he put it, ‘They were closing the gym so they kicked me out.’
“According to the meticulous records he kept, Amberry made 500 consecutive free throws on 473 separate occasions. He is survived by his sons, Bill, Tom and Robert and 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.”
Mighty had no play on Sunday and likes the Red Sox on Monday. The deficit is 905 sirignanos.