when foretelling his death.
For thirty-six years he served the National League as ump. For Klem baseball was more than a game, "it was like a religion."
But after two years of declining health from heart problems and a month of hospitalization, Klem was ready to put his house in order. His baseball metaphors referring to his premonition of death were relayed to his lawyer a week before the end came.
I'm fascinated by the occurrence of death premonitions. It isn't an usual thing at all, but rather common. In fact, I've collected a sizable amount of these stories.
It has become my personal conviction that we all have spirit guides and angels that can aid and direct us in our lives. Perhaps the majority of people are unaware of this, yet still are often directed by "voices" and strong "gut feelings."
Wild as that idea might seem at first blush, I find it more satisfying than the idea of all these thing being lucky guesses. Also, there is a vast amount of NDE data which suggest that often one is sent back to this life by dead loved ones or divine entities because it isn't time for one's death. That seems to me to be a corollary.
However one understands this death premonition phenomenon, undeniably it is a strange and interesting aspect of human existence.