Walter Payton

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Former Chicago Bears star Walter Payton throws out the ceremonial... News Photo1990-1999,Baseball - Sport,Baseball Pitcher,Ceremony,Chicago - Illinois,Chicago Bears,Chicago Cubs,Cincinnati Reds,Former,Illinois,Opening,Sport,Stadium,Throwing,Transplant Surgery,USA,Walter Payton,Wrigley FieldPhotographer Collection: AFP CHICAGO, UNITED STATES: Former Chicago Bears star Walter Payton throws out the ceremonial first pitch in the Chicago Cubs home opener against the Cincinnati Reds 12 April 1999, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Payton, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, was awaiting a liver transplant to stave off a life-threatening illness. It was announced 01 November 1999 that Payton, 45, has died. AFP PHOTO/FILES/John ZICH (Photo credit should read JOHN ZICH/AFP/Getty Images)