It was thirty years ago today that New York Yankees catcher and captain Thurman Munson was killed in a plane crash in Canton, Ohio. I was just rereading the post I wrote in 2004 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his death, and it still chokes me up after all this time. I don’t think I can really add anything to what I wrote before, so go read Moss Klein and this Daily News piece that ran in 04 and is being rerun today about Munson’s final hours and the two men who were in the plane with him and survived the crash. Rest in peace, Thurman Munson.
UPDATE: Here’s Reggie Jackson’s memories of Munson and the crash.