Gargantuan frames are fabulous masks for intellect. Hundreds of former Jets and Giants have gone back inside university settings and performed at high levels. Some took classes during their playing careers. Others went back after retirement.
The men in charge of running the Yankees crafted their message in historic terms, adding McCann's name to a roll call that included Yogi Berra, Bill Dickey, Thurman Munson and Jorge Posada. All catchers; all legends.