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Thurman Munson

Thurman Lee Munson (Tugboat, Squatty Body or The Walrus)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 7, 1947 in Akron, Ohio, US
Died: August 2, 1979 in Summit County, Ohio, US
High School: Lehman HS (Canton, OH)
School: Kent State University (Kent, OH)

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (4th) of the 1968 MLB June Amateur Draft from Kent State University (Kent, OH).

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1968 21 -2.8 Binghamton EL AA NYY 71 266 226 28 68 12 3 6 37 4 6 36 27 .301 .398 .460 .859 104 2 0 2
1969 22 -3.6 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 28 115 102 13 37 9 1 2 17 1 1 13 11 .363 .435 .529 .964 54 0 0 0
2 Seasons 99 381 328 41 105 21 4 8 54 5 7 49 38 .320 .409 .482 .891 158 2 0 2

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB lgCS% PO
1968 21 Binghamton EL AA NYY C 67 389 327 53 9 5 .977 5.67 5
1969 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 3B 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
1969 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 2B 1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00
1969 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY C 19 97 81 12 4 2 .959 4.89 1
2 Seasons 88 489 408 66 15 7 .969 5.39 6
C (2 seasons) C 86 486 408 65 13 7 .973 5.50 6
2B (1 season) 2B 1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00
3B (1 season) 3B 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1968 21 Binghamton Triplets Eastern League AA NYY
1969 22 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA NYY
1969 22 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1969-08-08 1969-10-01
1970 23 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1970-04-07 1970-09-29
1971 24 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1971-04-06 1971-09-30
1972 25 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1972-04-16 1972-10-04
1973 26 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1973-04-06 1973-09-27
1974 27 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1974-04-06 1974-10-01
1975 28 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1975-04-08 1975-09-28
1976 29 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1976-04-08 1976-10-02
1977 30 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1977-04-07 1977-10-01
1978 31 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1978-04-08 1978-10-02
1979 32 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1979-04-05 1979-08-01

Sabr ID: 53cf0c87

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