Sports Q: What is the longest ovation you’ve ever heard at a sporting event?

Sports Q: What is the longest ovation you’ve ever heard at a sporting event?

Sports Q Standing ovations have created special sports moments over the years, especially in Boston. Bill Buckner received a standing ovation from the Fenway Faithful when he returned to throw on the first pitch on Opening Day in 2008. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

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What is the longest ovation you’ve ever heard at a sporting event?

I got curious about this Monday, which was the 42nd anniversary of Yankee catcher and captain Thurman Munson’s death in a plane crash. (Yes, it’s that long ago now.) When the Yankees played their next game at Yankee Stadium on August 3, fans stood and cheered for more than eight minutes during a pregame remembrance in which the catcher’s position was briefly left unattended when the players took the field. Even if you’re a Red Sox fan, the emotion of the scene and the grace with which the Yankees handled it will put a lump in your throat. 

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Upon watching the video of the tribute, I…

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