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Thomas E. Mees (b. October 13, 1949, d. August 14, 1996 at Southington, Connecticut) October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Southington is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ...


Tom Mees was an American sports broadcaster specializing in ice hockey. He began his career as a student at the University of Delaware. He then took a job as sports director at WILM-AM in Wilmington, Delaware. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The University of Delaware (UD OR UDel) is the largest university in the state of Delaware. ... City nickname: Location in the state of Delaware Founded County New Castle County Mayor James M. Baker (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 44. ...


After six years in Wilmington and one year in Tallahassee, Florida, Mees was hired by ESPN as one of their first on-air personalities for the network's launch on September 7, 1979. Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, a state of the United States of America. ... ESPN, an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ...


Mees was a lead anchor on Sportscenter from 1979 to 1987 when he took on play-by-play duties for NHL games on ESPN. ESPN later lost the NHL contract to Sportschannel America and Mees returned full time to Sportscenter. When the NHL returned to ESPN, Mees worked NHL games during the season and hosted Sportscenter in the off-season. SportsCenter is a sports news television show shown every day on ESPN since the network was founded on September 7, 1979. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ...


By the 15th anniversary of ESPN, Mees was just one of three, along with Chris Berman and Bob Ley, original Sportscenter anchors still with the network. Chris Boomer Berman (born May 10, 1955 in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a noted host and anchor of SportsCenter, NFL Primetime, NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, and other select programming on ESPN. Berman joined the network in October 1979, just one month after the cable channel debuted. ... Bob Ley (born March 16, 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is a sportscaster for the ESPN cable network. ...


It was assumed that Mees would be with the network for many more anniversaries but on August 14, 1996, Mees, who was unable to swim, drowned while attempting to save his 4-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, who had fallen into a swimming pool. Gabrielle survived but efforts to save her 46-year-old father were unsuccessful.


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Tom Mees was an American sports broadcaster specializing in ice hockey.
After six years in Wilmington and one year in Tallahassee, Florida, Mees was hired by ESPN as one of their first on-air personalities for the network's launch on September 7, 1979.
It was assumed that Mees would be with the network for many more anniversaries but on August 14, 1996, Mees, who was unable to swim, drowned while attempting to save his 4-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, who had fallen into a swimming pool.
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