After the tragic death of Thurman Munson on August 2, 1979, who took over the catching chores for the New York Yankees?

Unfortunately for the city of New York and the Yankees in particular, the team had a game against Baltimore the day after their captain’s death. Yankee Stadium workers hastily prepared a tribute, and the fans gave Munson’s image an eight-minute standing ovation. His teammates stood at their positions on the field throughout the tribute, all except for backup catcher and current Rangers manager Jerry Narron. Narron waited until just before the first pitch to approach the plate that his predecessor had crouched behind for the last decade.