present Letters to 87: Fans Remember the Legacy of Dwight Clark, a coffee table book featuring heartfelt letters from fans of the San Francisco 49ers hero, with essays by Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Brian Murphy, and Kelly Clark. Letters to 87 also offers rare photos from Michael Zagaris, Brad Mangin, and John Storey.
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Football fans will always remember “The Catch” as the moment a dynasty was born. When Dwight Clark received the touchdown pass that sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl in 1982, an indelible moment was etched into the history of the NFL. Later, as Clark battled ALS, he and sportswriter Matt Maiocco put out a call to fans, asking them to share their memories of this moment. The letters that Clark and Maiocco received tell the story of how the man who wore number 87 brought together a city and a franchise through his sincerity, his loyalty, and his spirit for life and the game.
All royalties will go the the Golden Heart Fund, a nonprofit arm of the 49ers that helps support former 49er players. Find out more at www.lettersto87.com.
Matt Maiocco, beat reporter for NBC Sports Bay Area, has covered the San Francisco 49ers for over a decade. Brad Mangin is a photographer who, since 1987, has captured the biggest stars in professional sports. Brian Murphy is half of KNBR’s « Murph and Mac » sports report. He’s written six books, three of which celebrate the World Series Champions SF Giants.