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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, OH
High School: Lehman HS (Canton, OH)
School: Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 8, 1969 (Age 22.062)   vs. OAK 3 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1969-1979
Agents: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: August 1, 1979 (Age 32.055)   vs. CHW 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: August 2, 1979 in Summit County, OH
Buried: Sunset Hills Cemetery, Canton, OH
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Thurman Munson: 113 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 9 tying, 37 go ahead
1 Tm
NYY113
 
vs LHP57
vs RHP56
 
Away71
Home42
 
Leverage
High Lev15
Medium Lev45
Low Lev53
13 Opps
DET15
MIN14
BAL14
BOS13
CLE12
OAK8
KCR7
MIL7
SEA6
CHW6
TEX4
CAL4
TOR3
84 Pitchers
Mickey Lolich4
Ross Grimsley4
Joe Coleman3
Rick Jones2
Rudy May2
Sam McDowell2
Darold Knowles2
Marty Pattin2
Tom Hall2
Jim Kaat2
Jim Palmer2
Paul Splittorff2
Bill Laxton2
Mike Cuellar2
Ken Brett2
Jim Hughes2
Reggie Cleveland2
Luis Tiant2
Jim Perry2
Tom House2
15 Parks
Yankee Stad31
Tiger Stad12
Shea Stad11
ClevelandStd9
Memor. Stad8
Fenway Pk8
Metrop. Stad8
KauffmanStad6
Angel Stad4
Comiskey Pk3
Exhibit Stad3
Kingdome3
Arlington3
NetworkAssoc2
County Stad2
Where Hit
787
910
Unk8
786
81
891
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms111
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd45
2nd21
7th13
4th11
8th8
6th8
5th7
Outs
246
035
132
 
DefPos
C105
Unk7
RF1
Bases
---57
1--31
-2-11
--35
12-3
-233
1-33
 
178 RBI
RISP25
0 on57
1 on47
2 on9
Any on56
Inning
118
26
318
414
512
615
711
810
96
Extra3
 
1-342
4-641
7-end30
RelScore
+4..9
+36
+28
+113
Tied33
-18
-213
-38
-4..15
 
Ahead36
Tied33
Behind44
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1969-08-10 NYY OAK Lew Krausse ahead 3-1 b 6 0 --- 1 6 2 0.063 92% Home Run
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1970-06-28 (1) NYY BOS Ken Brett behind 1-4 b 8 2 --- 1 5 2 0.044 8% Home Run
3 3 2 1 1970-07-01 NYY @ DET Denny McLain tied 2-2 t 4 2 --- 1 7 2 0.139 59% Home Run
4 4 3 1 1970-07-08 NYY @ BAL Dave McNally behind 0-3 t 2 0 -23 3 6 2 0.157 50% Home Run; Cater Scores/unER; Ellis Scores
5 5 4 1 1970-07-28 NYY @ CAL Eddie Fisher ahead 3-2 t 5 2 -2- 2 2 2 0.200 84% Home Run; McCormick Scores
6 6 5 1 1970-08-05 NYY @ CLE Sam McDowell tied 0-0 t 5 0 1-- 2 2 2 0.212 76% Home Run; Clarke Scores
7 7 6 1 1970-09-12 NYY @ CLE Sam McDowell ahead 2-1 t 7 1 --- 1 2 2 0.133 81% Home Run
1971 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
8 8 1 1 1971-04-24 NYY MIN Tom Hall behind 0-3 b 5 1 1-- 2 2 2 0.193 35% Home Run; Bahnsen Scores
9 9 2 1 1971-06-03 NYY BOS Ray Culp tied 0-0 b 6 2 --- 1 2 2 0.215 73% Home Run
10 10 3 1 1971-06-20 NYY @ BAL Dave McNally behind 1-5 t 4 0 --- 1 2 2 0.060 16% Home Run
11 11 4 1 1971-07-02 NYY @ BOS Ken Brett ahead 3-0 t 9 2 1-3 3 6 2 0.027 100% Home Run; Kenney Scores; Blomberg Scores
12 12 5 1 1971-07-08 NYY @ DET Bill Gilbreth behind 0-3 t 6 1 --- 1 2 2 0.074 17% Home Run
13 13 6 1 1971-07-22 NYY MIN Hal Haydel ahead 11-1 b 6 2 1-- 2 2 2 0.000 100% Home Run; Kenney Scores
14 14 7 1 1971-08-01 NYY @ MIN Tom Hall behind 6-10 t 8 0 --- 1 2 2 0.031 6% Home Run
15 15 8 1 1971-08-04 NYY @ CLE Phil Hennigan ahead 6-3 t 9 1 --- 1 2 2 0.019 99% Home Run
16 16 9 1 1971-09-11 NYY @ CLE Ed Farmer ahead 6-2 t 6 0 1-- 2 2 2 0.041 98% Home Run; Kenney Scores
17 17 10 1 1971-09-17 (2) NYY CLE Mike Paul ahead 1-0 b 3 0 --- 1 2 2 0.105 79% Home Run
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1972-04-30 (1) NYY MIN Jim Perry behind 0-2 b 2 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.209 55% Home Run; Callison Scores
19 19 2 1 1972-05-09 NYY @ MIN Jim Kaat behind 1-3 t 7 0 --- 1 5 2 0.124 28% Home Run (LF-CF)
20 20 3 1 1972-06-03 NYY @ CHW Bart Johnson tied 10-10 t 13 1 12- 3 6 2 0.390 97% Home Run; Murcer Scores; White Scores
21 21 4 1 1972-07-05 NYY @ OAK Ken Holtzman tied 1-1 t 5 2 1-- 2 2 2 0.306 78% Home Run; Clarke Scores
22 22 5 1 1972-07-18 NYY MIN Ray Corbin tied 0-0 b 3 1 -2- 2 2 2 0.209 79% Home Run; Kline Scores
23 23 6 1 1972-08-13 (2) NYY MIL Jim Colborn behind 1-3 b 5 2 --- 1 2 2 0.130 32% Home Run
24 24 7 1 1972-09-28 NYY @ DET Mickey Lolich behind 0-1 t 8 1 --- 1 5 2 0.287 46% Home Run (LF-CF)
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1973-04-08 NYY @ BOS John Curtis ahead 1-0 t 2 0 --- 1 7 2 0.095 70% Home Run
26 26 2 1 1973-04-18 NYY @ BAL Mike Cuellar behind 2-4 t 9 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.357 50% Home Run; Hart Scores
27 27 3 1 1973-05-16 NYY MIL Ray Newman ahead 9-1 b 7 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.001 100% Home Run; Alou Scores
28 28 4 1 1973-05-19 NYY @ CLE Ray Lamb behind 3-6 t 9 1 --- 1 8 2 0.021 3% Home Run
29 29 5 1 1973-05-21 NYY @ CLE Gaylord Perry behind 4-6 t 4 0 --- 1 8 2 0.109 37% Home Run
30 30 6 1 1973-05-30 NYY OAK Darold Knowles tied 3-3 b 8 0 --- 1 7 2 0.273 87% Home Run
31 31 7 1 1973-06-10 NYY @ KCR Paul Splittorff behind 2-7 t 9 1 -2- 2 8 2 0.007 1% Home Run; Nettles Scores
32 32 8 1 1973-06-21 NYY DET Mickey Lolich behind 0-1 b 2 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.226 63% Home Run; Nettles Scores
33 33 9 1 1973-06-22 NYY DET Jim Perry behind 2-4 b 7 0 --- 1 8 2 0.145 34% Home Run
34 34 10 1 1973-06-25 NYY @ CLE Gaylord Perry behind 1-4 t 9 2 --- 1 8 2 0.008 1% Home Run
35 35 11 1 1973-06-28 NYY @ BAL Grant Jackson behind 2-4 t 7 0 --- 1 8 2 0.124 30% Home Run
36 36 12 1 1973-07-08 NYY @ MIN Dave Goltz ahead 3-0 t 6 1 --- 1 7 2 0.058 92% Home Run
37 37 13 1 1973-07-17 (2) NYY MIN Eddie Bane ahead 2-1 b 7 0 --- 1 7 2 0.098 90% Home Run
38 38 14 1 1973-08-03 NYY @ DET Mickey Lolich behind 0-7 t 5 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.027 4% Home Run; Swoboda Scores
39 39 15 1 1973-08-05 NYY @ DET Joe Coleman behind 0-3 t 4 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.168 33% Home Run; Blomberg Scores
40 40 16 1 1973-08-10 NYY OAK Darold Knowles tied 0-0 b 1 2 -23 3 5 2 0.242 80% Home Run; Alou Scores; White Scores
41 41 17 1 1973-08-28 NYY @ CAL Clyde Wright behind 0-4 t 7 2 1-- 2 5 2 0.078 11% Home Run; Murcer Scores
42 42 18 1 1973-09-01 NYY BAL Mike Cuellar behind 0-4 b 1 2 --- 1 3 2 0.066 21% Home Run
43 43 19 1 1973-09-03 NYY @ DET Joe Coleman behind 1-3 t 6 2 --- 1 3 2 0.110 28% Home Run
44 44 20 2 1973-09-03 NYY @ DET Joe Coleman behind 2-3 t 8 2 -2- 2 3 2 0.492 71% Home Run; White Scores
1974 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
45 45 1 1 1974-04-07 NYY CLE Dick Tidrow tied 1-1 b 1 1 --- 1 3 2 0.109 63% Home Run (CF-RF)
46 46 2 1 1974-04-14 (1) NYY @ CLE Bob Johnson tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 2 0.109 57% Home Run (LF Line)
47 47 3 1 1974-04-24 NYY KCR Marty Pattin behind 0-1 b 4 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.281 66% Home Run; Murcer Scores
48 48 4 1 1974-04-28 (1) NYY TEX Steve Dunning ahead 6-0 b 3 2 --- 1 7 2 0.016 98% Home Run (LF Line); Munson Scores/Team unER
49 49 5 1 1974-05-26 (1) NYY BAL Ross Grimsley tied 0-0 b 3 2 1-- 2 2 2 0.228 75% Home Run; Michael Scores
50 50 6 1 1974-05-27 NYY CHW Skip Pitlock behind 0-4 b 5 1 1-- 2 2 2 0.129 24% Home Run; Blomberg Scores/unER
51 51 7 1 1974-07-05 NYY @ TEX Jim Shellenback ahead 11-2 t 5 2 -2- 2 6 2 0.003 100% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Murcer Scores
52 52 8 1 1974-07-06 NYY @ TEX Jackie Brown behind 1-3 t 4 2 -2- 2 7 2 0.222 46% Home Run (Deep LF); Nettles Scores
53 53 9 1 1974-07-10 NYY @ KCR Marty Pattin behind 0-4 t 6 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.108 21% Home Run (LF-CF); Chambliss Scores
54 54 10 1 1974-08-05 NYY BOS Bill Lee tied 0-0 b 2 2 --- 1 6 2 0.120 63% Home Run
55 55 11 1 1974-08-16 (1) NYY CHW Terry Forster behind 7-8 b 13 2 1-- 2 4 DH 0.910 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Murcer Scores
56 56 12 1 1974-08-28 NYY @ MIN Joe Decker ahead 2-0 t 4 1 --- 1 7 2 0.090 81% Home Run
57 57 13 1 1974-08-31 NYY @ CHW Jim Kaat ahead 2-0 t 3 1 12- 3 5 2 0.159 91% Home Run; Murcer Scores; Piniella Scores
1975 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
58 58 1 1 1975-04-26 NYY MIL Jim Slaton ahead 3-0 b 3 2 -2- 2 6 2 0.090 93% Home Run; Blomberg Scores
59 59 2 1 1975-05-01 NYY BAL Jim Palmer tied 0-0 b 4 2 1-- 2 5 2 0.242 77% Home Run; Chambliss Scores
60 60 3 1 1975-05-18 NYY OAK Paul Lindblad ahead 3-1 b 3 2 --- 1 4 DH 0.083 83% Home Run
61 61 4 1 1975-06-04 NYY @ MIN Bert Blyleven tied 0-0 t 5 1 -2- 2 4 2 0.215 74% Home Run; Maddox Scores
62 62 5 1 1975-06-05 NYY @ MIN Jim Hughes ahead 1-0 t 1 2 --- 1 4 2 0.097 66% Home Run
63 63 6 1 1975-06-23 NYY @ BAL Ross Grimsley ahead 1-0 t 3 2 1-- 2 4 2 0.195 79% Home Run; White Scores
64 64 7 1 1975-07-20 (1) NYY @ MIN Ray Corbin tied 0-0 t 1 2 -2- 2 4 DH 0.179 66% Home Run; White Scores
65 65 8 1 1975-08-07 NYY @ CLE Don Hood ahead 4-3 t 6 0 --- 1 4 2 0.122 79% Home Run
66 66 9 1 1975-08-16 NYY @ KCR Nelson Briles behind 1-4 t 7 0 --- 1 4 2 0.077 18% Home Run
67 67 10 1 1975-09-02 NYY @ BOS Reggie Cleveland behind 1-7 t 8 2 12- 3 4 2 0.028 4% Home Run; Bonds Scores; White Scores
68 68 11 1 1975-09-03 NYY @ DET Mickey Lolich ahead 2-0 t 3 2 --3 2 4 2 0.139 85% Home Run; Alomar Scores
69 69 12 1 1975-09-22 NYY BOS Rick Wise tied 0-0 b 1 2 -2- 2 4 2 0.183 71% Home Run; Alomar Scores/unER; Munson Scores/unER
1976 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
70 70 1 1 1976-04-10 NYY @ MIL Eduardo Rodriguez behind 2-6 t 7 1 1-- 2 3 DH 0.082 13% Home Run; White Scores
71 71 2 1 1976-04-17 NYY MIN Jim Hughes tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 2 0.113 62% Home Run
72 72 3 1 1976-04-30 NYY @ KCR Paul Splittorff tied 2-2 t 5 1 --3 2 3 2 0.181 75% Home Run (LF-CF); Rivers Scores
73 73 4 1 1976-05-14 NYY BAL Ross Grimsley behind 1-6 b 6 0 --- 1 3 2 0.035 8% Home Run
74 74 5 1 1976-05-28 NYY @ DET Vern Ruhle tied 1-1 t 4 0 1-- 2 3 2 0.201 75% Home Run; White Scores
75 75 6 1 1976-05-30 NYY @ DET Bill Laxton ahead 3-0 t 6 0 --- 1 3 2 0.052 93% Home Run
76 76 7 1 1976-05-31 NYY @ BOS Tom House ahead 5-2 t 6 2 --- 1 3 2 0.062 91% Home Run
77 77 8 1 1976-06-15 NYY @ MIN Pete Redfern behind 1-2 t 6 0 --- 1 3 2 0.173 50% Home Run
78 78 9 1 1976-07-21 NYY OAK Mike Norris ahead 3-1 b 5 0 1-3 3 3 2 0.065 97% Home Run; Rivers Scores; White Scores
79 79 10 1 1976-08-01 NYY @ BOS Rick Jones tied 0-0 t 1 1 --3 2 3 DH 0.127 67% Home Run; Rivers Scores
80 80 11 1 1976-08-04 (1) NYY @ MIL Bill Travers behind 0-4 t 6 2 -23 3 3 DH 0.187 26% Home Run; Stanley Scores; White Scores
81 81 12 1 1976-08-09 NYY @ KCR Dennis Leonard behind 0-4 t 4 1 --- 1 3 2 0.056 15% Home Run (LF-CF)
82 82 13 1 1976-08-10 NYY @ KCR Steve Mingori tied 1-1 t 11 2 --- 1 3 2 0.421 82% Home Run
83 83 14 1 1976-09-09 NYY MIL Bill Travers behind 0-2 b 3 2 1-- 2 3 2 0.237 51% Home Run; White Scores
84 84 15 1 1976-09-11 NYY DET Dave Roberts behind 4-6 b 7 0 --- 1 3 2 0.145 34% Home Run
85 85 16 1 1976-09-25 NYY @ DET Bill Laxton ahead 6-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 3 2 0.030 98% Home Run; White Scores
86 86 17 1 1976-09-28 NYY @ BOS Rick Kreuger behind 1-3 t 3 1 --- 1 3 2 0.100 36% Home Run
1977 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
87 87 1 1 1977-04-25 NYY @ BAL Ross Grimsley ahead 2-0 t 3 0 --3 2 2 2 0.073 87% Home Run; Randolph Scores
88 88 2 1 1977-04-29 NYY SEA Stan Thomas ahead 1-0 b 7 1 1-- 2 2 2 0.146 94% Home Run; Randolph Scores
89 89 3 1 1977-04-30 NYY SEA Gary Wheelock tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 2 0.102 63% Home Run
90 90 4 1 1977-05-01 NYY SEA Glenn Abbott behind 0-2 b 1 1 --- 1 2 2 0.097 42% Home Run
91 91 5 1 1977-05-08 NYY OAK Stan Bahnsen ahead 9-3 b 8 1 --- 1 3 2 0.001 100% Home Run
92 92 6 1 1977-05-12 NYY @ SEA Rick Jones tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 2 0.101 56% Home Run
93 93 7 1 1977-05-13 NYY @ CAL Wayne Simpson ahead 2-0 t 3 0 --- 1 3 2 0.084 80% Home Run
94 94 8 1 1977-05-19 NYY BAL Mike Flanagan ahead 1-0 b 3 2 1-- 2 3 2 0.177 82% Home Run; Randolph Scores
95 95 9 1 1977-06-05 NYY @ CHW Steve Stone tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 2 0.101 56% Home Run
96 96 10 1 1977-06-27 NYY @ TOR Jesse Jefferson tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 2 0.101 56% Home Run
97 97 11 1 1977-06-30 NYY @ TOR Jerry Johnson ahead 5-1 t 8 2 1-3 3 3 2 0.031 100% Home Run; Randolph Scores; Rivers Scores
98 98 12 1 1977-07-08 NYY @ BAL Rudy May tied 2-2 t 3 1 -2- 2 3 2 0.183 70% Home Run; Randolph Scores
99 99 13 1 1977-07-09 NYY @ BAL Jim Palmer ahead 4-3 t 8 1 --- 1 3 2 0.127 86% Home Run
100 100 14 1 1977-07-28 NYY BAL Rudy May ahead 2-1 b 3 0 --- 1 3 2 0.097 77% Home Run
101 101 15 1 1977-09-15 NYY BOS Luis Tiant behind 1-7 b 8 1 1-- 2 3 2 0.017 3% Home Run; Blair Scores
102 102 16 1 1977-09-17 NYY @ DET Jim Crawford tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 2 0.163 66% Home Run; Randolph Scores
103 103 17 1 1977-09-19 NYY @ BOS Reggie Cleveland tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 2 0.093 55% Home Run
104 104 18 1 1977-09-28 NYY CLE Sid Monge ahead 7-0 b 5 0 --- 1 3 2 0.005 99% Home Run
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
105 105 1 1 1978-05-21 (2) NYY @ TOR Jerry Garvin tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 2 0.176 68% Home Run (Deep LF); Randolph Scores
106 106 2 1 1978-06-05 NYY @ SEA Tom House behind 0-5 t 4 0 --- 1 3 DH 0.042 11% Home Run
107 107 3 1 1978-06-09 NYY @ CAL Frank Tanana tied 0-0 t 4 2 --- 1 3 2 0.143 60% Home Run
108 108 4 1 1978-06-19 NYY @ BOS Luis Tiant tied 1-1 t 4 0 1-- 2 3 2 0.184 73% Home Run; Randolph Scores
109 109 5 1 1978-07-14 NYY CHW Ken Kravec behind 2-3 b 4 0 --- 1 3 9 0.144 56% Home Run (Deep LF)
110 110 6 1 1978-08-09 NYY MIL Lary Sorensen behind 2-3 b 3 1 --- 1 3 2 0.132 53% Home Run
1979 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
111 111 1 1 1979-04-29 NYY @ SEA Odell Jones tied 2-2 t 6 0 1-- 2 3 2 0.222 77% Home Run; Randolph Scores
112 112 2 1 1979-06-17 NYY @ TEX Steve Comer tied 0-0 t 1 1 --3 2 3 2 0.125 67% Home Run; Randolph Scores
113 113 3 1 1979-07-06 (1) NYY @ OAK Steve McCatty ahead 1-0 t 3 1 1-- 2 3 2 0.170 79% Home Run; Murcer Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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