I remember back as a kid sitting on the living room floor in front of the TV next to my dad watching baseball. My dad was a Yankees fan, and thus, so was I. My childhood sports hero was Thurman Munson, catcher for the NY Yankees. I still remember the August day when I heard on the radio that he'd died in a plane crash.
I remember him as a tough, fair-minded, never-give-up player. I kind of wonder how he'd fit into or look at the Major League today.
I've included below a portion of a program that talks about Munson. Wish there were more athletes out there like him.