Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Death, MLB, PGA, Baseball, Golf, Jose Fernandez, Arnold Palmer
Death; MLB (Major League Baseball); PGA Tour (Association); Fernandez, Jose; Palmer, Arnold, 1929-2016
There is crying in baseball and in Miami this past week there was a flood of tears. The shocking news that Jose Fernandez had been killed in a boating accident produced disbelief and sadness. For his family, for teammates, for Marlin fans, and for baseball fans across the country, it was a jolting piece of news that greeted them on Sunday morning. The following day came the announcement of the death of Arnold Palmer, the man who is credited with making golf a favorite sport for ordinary fans in the new television age. The juxtaposition of the two deaths has a kind of symmetry to it, with two stars, one at the beginning another at the end of their careers leaving Sportsworld at nearly the same time.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Fernandez and Palmer" (2016). On Sport and Society. 629.