32 years ago today, Thurman Munson died tragically when the plane he was piloting crashed during an attempted landing at an Ohio airport. Let’s take a look at his place in the Yankees catching annals, ranked using bWAR (Note: this portion of the post initially ran in May 2010):
1. Yogi Berra (61.8 WAR [...]
File this under the Case for Cooperstown Series if you’d like. This post was born out of last night’s Toyota Text Poll in which YES asked fans if Thurman Munson should be a Hall of Famer. Predictably, 93% of the respondents said that the former Yankee catcher and captain should be in the Hall of [...]
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This is the first in what will be an extended series of posts that will run over the summer. I will do one post covering the top 5 Yankees by WAR (Wins Above Replacement) at each position, plus a second profile piece on one player at [...]
On the 30th anniversary of Thurman Munson’s passing, I thought it would be appropriate to review Marty Appel’s new book on his life, entitled “Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain.” As a Yankees fans who grew up on the 90′s version of the Yankees, I really did not know much about Munson [...]
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