Discussion

A leader in sports and in battle

A bomb claimed the life of Col. John McHugh, but nothing can erase his impact on others

Updated: May 24, 2010, 10:38 AM ET
By Jeff Bradley | ESPNNewYork.com

It was a simple, quiet act of leadership. Understated but effective.

David Cone was explaining it to me in the New York Yankees clubhouse more than a decade ago, how he loved when catcher Mike Stanley would put down a sign -- fastball, slider or split -- and follow up the sign with a little fist pump. "It's a sign of conviction," Cone said. "Like, 'I believe in you and I believe in the pitch I've just called. Let's do it.'"

I didn't say it to Cone at the time, but I knew a catcher ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE NEW YORK HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM