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On Sport and Society

2016

Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Death, MLB, PGA, Baseball, Golf, Jose Fernandez, Arnold Palmer

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Fernandez And Palmer, Richard C. Crepeau Sep 2016

Fernandez And Palmer, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

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 ...