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Did you know that before the crash occurred Thurman Munson had told his teammate Lou Piniella, "Ah, hell Lou, there's no need to worry."?
Lou Gehrig was the New York Yankees team captain from 1935-1941. Thurman Munson, who was selected as team captain in 1976, was the successor to Gehrig and once commented, "Maybe they made me captain because I've been here so long. If I'm supposed to be captain by example, then I'll be a terrible captain."