Letters to 87:
Fans Remember the Legacy of Dwight Clark


Rare photos and heartfelt letters from fans of San Francisco 49ers hero Dwight Clark.


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 friends and 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.

SKU: 978-1-944903-77-0 Category:

Author's Bio

Matt Maiocco, beat reporter for NBC Sports Bay Area, has covered the San Francisco 49ers for over a decade.  Michael Zagaris, legendary sports, music, and fashion photojournalist, has served as team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers since 1973.  Brad Mangin is a photographer who, since 1987, has captured the biggest stars in professional sports. All three reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Additional information

Dimensions 11 × 8.5 in
Written By

Matt Maioco

Photographs By

Brad Mangin, Michael Zagaris

Published On

August 2019

Number of Pages

Hardcover, 144


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Fans Remember the Legacy of Dwight Clark”

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