It could have been one of the worst tragedies ever to occur in minor league baseball, when earlier this month the Williamsport Crosscutters team bus crashed and dangled precariously over a Staten Island Expressway guard rail. Had the bus gone inches further the entire team would have plummeted to the highway many feet below. In the story below Phillies catching prospect Bob Stumpo who was on the bus that night, opens up about what he calls “The scariest thing that’s ever happened to me in my life”.
Stumpo happy to be safely back on road to big goal — DelawareOnline.com
Players and coaches on the Williamsport Crosscutters, the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies are lucky to be alive after a major bus crash Tuesday night on Staten Island. The bus was traveling to the team hotel when the bus collided with an SUV and then crashed through a guard rail on an overpass above the Staten Island Expressway. The bus came within a few feet of falling onto the expressway below. Complete coverage of the crash is found in the story below.
Williamsport Crosscutters minor-league baseball team players escape major injury in Staten Island bus crash — SLive.com
In 1948 a bus carrying members of the St Louis Cardinals affiliate the Duluth Dukes collided head on with an ice truck in St. Paul, Minnesota killing the team’s manager, the bus driver, and four players. Bernie Gerl, at age 84 is the last living member of the 1948 Dukes team. He talks about the crash and the legacy left by the the 1948 Duluth Dukes. Fascinating story.
Q&A with survivor of Duluth Dukes bus crash — Duluth News Tribune