Steve Palermo, the former major-league umpire who died on May 14 of cancer, was the subject of a feature on NBC’s “Sunday Today.”
Palermo was highlighted on a segment called “A Life Well Lived,” detailing the Kansas Citian’s umpiring career that ended in 1991 when he was shot in the back while coming to the aid of a waitress outside a Dallas restaurant after she was mugged.
Palermo’s umpiring days were over but not his contributions as a representative of baseball, a resource for the Royals and an inspiration to those who knew his story.
Here’s the “Sunday Today” video, narrated by host Willie Geist.
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