This weekend saw the 35th anniversary of Thurman Munson's death in a plane crash. From Michael Paterniti's superlative 1999 Esquire story, here's how Munson's Yankee teammates and George Steinbrenner remember hearing the news for the first time:
Originally published in the September 1999 issue of Esquire. Reprinted here with the author’s permission.
Okay, so maybe Munson's death in a 1979 plane was one of the more horrible tragedies in sports. But at least he never had to DH!