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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

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
196821-2.8BinghamtonELAANYY712662262868123637463627.301.398.460.859104202
196922-3.6SyracuseILAAANYY28115102133791217111311.363.435.529.96454000
2 Seasons9938132841105214854574938.320.409.482.891158202

Minors Fielding

YearAgeTmLgLevAffGCGChPOAEDPFld%RF/GPBlgCS%PO
196821BinghamtonELAANYYC673893275395.9775.675
196922SyracuseILAAANYY3B110010.0000.00
196922SyracuseILAAANYY2B120110.5001.00
196922SyracuseILAAANYYC1997811242.9594.891
2 Seasons8848940866157.9695.396
C (2 seasons)C8648640865137.9735.506
2B (1 season)2B120110.5001.00
3B (1 season)3B110010.0000.00

Teams Played For

YearAgeTmLgLevAff
196821Binghamton TripletsEastern LeagueAANYY
196922Syracuse ChiefsInternational LeagueAAANYY
196922New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11969-08-081969-10-01
197023New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11970-04-071970-09-29
197124New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11971-04-061971-09-30
197225New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11972-04-161972-10-04
197326New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11973-04-061973-09-27
197427New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11974-04-061974-10-01
197528New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11975-04-081975-09-28
197629New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11976-04-081976-10-02
197730New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11977-04-071977-10-01
197831New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11978-04-081978-10-02
197932New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11979-04-051979-08-01

Sabr ID: 53cf0c87

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