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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#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111969-08-10NYYOAKLew Krausseahead 3-1b 60---1620.06392%Home Run
1970 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111970-06-28 (1)NYYBOSKen Brettbehind 1-4b 82---1520.0448%Home Run
33211970-07-01NYY@DETDenny McLaintied 2-2t 42---1720.13959%Home Run
44311970-07-08NYY@BALDave McNallybehind 0-3t 20-233620.15750%Home Run; Cater Scores/unER; Ellis Scores
55411970-07-28NYY@CALEddie Fisherahead 3-2t 52-2-2220.20084%Home Run; McCormick Scores
66511970-08-05NYY@CLESam McDowelltied 0-0t 501--2220.21276%Home Run; Clarke Scores
77611970-09-12NYY@CLESam McDowellahead 2-1t 71---1220.13381%Home Run
1971 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
88111971-04-24NYYMINTom Hallbehind 0-3b 511--2220.19335%Home Run; Bahnsen Scores
99211971-06-03NYYBOSRay Culptied 0-0b 62---1220.21573%Home Run
1010311971-06-20NYY@BALDave McNallybehind 1-5t 40---1220.06016%Home Run
1111411971-07-02NYY@BOSKen Brettahead 3-0t 921-33620.027100%Home Run; Kenney Scores; Blomberg Scores
1212511971-07-08NYY@DETBill Gilbrethbehind 0-3t 61---1220.07417%Home Run
1313611971-07-22NYYMINHal Haydelahead 11-1b 621--2220.000100%Home Run; Kenney Scores
1414711971-08-01NYY@MINTom Hallbehind 6-10t 80---1220.0316%Home Run
1515811971-08-04NYY@CLEPhil Henniganahead 6-3t 91---1220.01999%Home Run
1616911971-09-11NYY@CLEEd Farmerahead 6-2t 601--2220.04198%Home Run; Kenney Scores
17171011971-09-17 (2)NYYCLEMike Paulahead 1-0b 30---1220.10579%Home Run
1972 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818111972-04-30 (1)NYYMINJim Perrybehind 0-2b 201--2720.20955%Home Run; Callison Scores
1919211972-05-09NYY@MINJim Kaatbehind 1-3t 70---1520.12428%Home Run (LF-CF)
2020311972-06-03NYY@CHWBart Johnsontied 10-10t 13112-3620.39097%Home Run; Murcer Scores; White Scores
2121411972-07-05NYY@OAKKen Holtzmantied 1-1t 521--2220.30678%Home Run; Clarke Scores
2222511972-07-18NYYMINRay Corbintied 0-0b 31-2-2220.20979%Home Run; Kline Scores
2323611972-08-13 (2)NYYMILJim Colbornbehind 1-3b 52---1220.13032%Home Run
2424711972-09-28NYY@DETMickey Lolichbehind 0-1t 81---1520.28746%Home Run (LF-CF)
1973 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2525111973-04-08NYY@BOSJohn Curtisahead 1-0t 20---1720.09570%Home Run
2626211973-04-18NYY@BALMike Cuellarbehind 2-4t 901--2720.35750%Home Run; Hart Scores
2727311973-05-16NYYMILRay Newmanahead 9-1b 701--2820.001100%Home Run; Alou Scores
2828411973-05-19NYY@CLERay Lambbehind 3-6t 91---1820.0213%Home Run
2929511973-05-21NYY@CLEGaylord Perrybehind 4-6t 40---1820.10937%Home Run
3030611973-05-30NYYOAKDarold Knowlestied 3-3b 80---1720.27387%Home Run
3131711973-06-10NYY@KCRPaul Splittorffbehind 2-7t 91-2-2820.0071%Home Run; Nettles Scores
3232811973-06-21NYYDETMickey Lolichbehind 0-1b 221--2720.22663%Home Run; Nettles Scores
3333911973-06-22NYYDETJim Perrybehind 2-4b 70---1820.14534%Home Run
34341011973-06-25NYY@CLEGaylord Perrybehind 1-4t 92---1820.0081%Home Run
35351111973-06-28NYY@BALGrant Jacksonbehind 2-4t 70---1820.12430%Home Run
36361211973-07-08NYY@MINDave Goltzahead 3-0t 61---1720.05892%Home Run
37371311973-07-17 (2)NYYMINEddie Baneahead 2-1b 70---1720.09890%Home Run
38381411973-08-03NYY@DETMickey Lolichbehind 0-7t 521--2720.0274%Home Run; Swoboda Scores
39391511973-08-05NYY@DETJoe Colemanbehind 0-3t 421--2720.16833%Home Run; Blomberg Scores
40401611973-08-10NYYOAKDarold Knowlestied 0-0b 12-233520.24280%Home Run; Alou Scores; White Scores
41411711973-08-28NYY@CALClyde Wrightbehind 0-4t 721--2520.07811%Home Run; Murcer Scores
42421811973-09-01NYYBALMike Cuellarbehind 0-4b 12---1320.06621%Home Run
43431911973-09-03NYY@DETJoe Colemanbehind 1-3t 62---1320.11028%Home Run
44442021973-09-03NYY@DETJoe Colemanbehind 2-3t 82-2-2320.49271%Home Run; White Scores
1974 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4545111974-04-07NYYCLEDick Tidrowtied 1-1b 11---1320.10963%Home Run (CF-RF)
4646211974-04-14 (1)NYY@CLEBob Johnsontied 0-0t 12---1320.10957%Home Run (LF Line)
4747311974-04-24NYYKCRMarty Pattinbehind 0-1b 421--2620.28166%Home Run; Murcer Scores
4848411974-04-28 (1)NYYTEXSteve Dunningahead 6-0b 32---1720.01698%Home Run (LF Line); Munson Scores/Team unER
4949511974-05-26 (1)NYYBALRoss Grimsleytied 0-0b 321--2220.22875%Home Run; Michael Scores
5050611974-05-27NYYCHWSkip Pitlockbehind 0-4b 511--2220.12924%Home Run; Blomberg Scores/unER
5151711974-07-05NYY@TEXJim Shellenbackahead 11-2t 52-2-2620.003100%Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Murcer Scores
5252811974-07-06NYY@TEXJackie Brownbehind 1-3t 42-2-2720.22246%Home Run (Deep LF); Nettles Scores
5353911974-07-10NYY@KCRMarty Pattinbehind 0-4t 601--2820.10821%Home Run (LF-CF); Chambliss Scores
54541011974-08-05NYYBOSBill Leetied 0-0b 22---1620.12063%Home Run
55551111974-08-16 (1)NYYCHWTerry Forsterbehind 7-8b 1321--24DH0.910100%Walk-OffHome Run; Murcer Scores
56561211974-08-28NYY@MINJoe Deckerahead 2-0t 41---1720.09081%Home Run
57571311974-08-31NYY@CHWJim Kaatahead 2-0t 3112-3520.15991%Home Run; Murcer Scores; Piniella Scores
1975 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5858111975-04-26NYYMILJim Slatonahead 3-0b 32-2-2620.09093%Home Run; Blomberg Scores
5959211975-05-01NYYBALJim Palmertied 0-0b 421--2520.24277%Home Run; Chambliss Scores
6060311975-05-18NYYOAKPaul Lindbladahead 3-1b 32---14DH0.08383%Home Run
6161411975-06-04NYY@MINBert Blyleventied 0-0t 51-2-2420.21574%Home Run; Maddox Scores
6262511975-06-05NYY@MINJim Hughesahead 1-0t 12---1420.09766%Home Run
6363611975-06-23NYY@BALRoss Grimsleyahead 1-0t 321--2420.19579%Home Run; White Scores
6464711975-07-20 (1)NYY@MINRay Corbintied 0-0t 12-2-24DH0.17966%Home Run; White Scores
6565811975-08-07NYY@CLEDon Hoodahead 4-3t 60---1420.12279%Home Run
6666911975-08-16NYY@KCRNelson Brilesbehind 1-4t 70---1420.07718%Home Run
67671011975-09-02NYY@BOSReggie Clevelandbehind 1-7t 8212-3420.0284%Home Run; Bonds Scores; White Scores
68681111975-09-03NYY@DETMickey Lolichahead 2-0t 32--32420.13985%Home Run; Alomar Scores
69691211975-09-22NYYBOSRick Wisetied 0-0b 12-2-2420.18371%Home Run; Alomar Scores/unER; Munson Scores/unER
1976 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7070111976-04-10NYY@MILEduardo Rodriguezbehind 2-6t 711--23DH0.08213%Home Run; White Scores
7171211976-04-17NYYMINJim Hughestied 0-0b 12---1320.11362%Home Run
7272311976-04-30NYY@KCRPaul Splittorfftied 2-2t 51--32320.18175%Home Run (LF-CF); Rivers Scores
7373411976-05-14NYYBALRoss Grimsleybehind 1-6b 60---1320.0358%Home Run
7474511976-05-28NYY@DETVern Ruhletied 1-1t 401--2320.20175%Home Run; White Scores
7575611976-05-30NYY@DETBill Laxtonahead 3-0t 60---1320.05293%Home Run
7676711976-05-31NYY@BOSTom Houseahead 5-2t 62---1320.06291%Home Run
7777811976-06-15NYY@MINPete Redfernbehind 1-2t 60---1320.17350%Home Run
7878911976-07-21NYYOAKMike Norrisahead 3-1b 501-33320.06597%Home Run; Rivers Scores; White Scores
79791011976-08-01NYY@BOSRick Jonestied 0-0t 11--323DH0.12767%Home Run; Rivers Scores
80801111976-08-04 (1)NYY@MILBill Traversbehind 0-4t 62-2333DH0.18726%Home Run; Stanley Scores; White Scores
81811211976-08-09NYY@KCRDennis Leonardbehind 0-4t 41---1320.05615%Home Run (LF-CF)
82821311976-08-10NYY@KCRSteve Mingoritied 1-1t 112---1320.42182%Home Run
83831411976-09-09NYYMILBill Traversbehind 0-2b 321--2320.23751%Home Run; White Scores
84841511976-09-11NYYDETDave Robertsbehind 4-6b 70---1320.14534%Home Run
85851611976-09-25NYY@DETBill Laxtonahead 6-0t 201--2320.03098%Home Run; White Scores
86861711976-09-28NYY@BOSRick Kreugerbehind 1-3t 31---1320.10036%Home Run
1977 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8787111977-04-25NYY@BALRoss Grimsleyahead 2-0t 30--32220.07387%Home Run; Randolph Scores
8888211977-04-29NYYSEAStan Thomasahead 1-0b 711--2220.14694%Home Run; Randolph Scores
8989311977-04-30NYYSEAGary Wheelocktied 0-0b 11---1220.10263%Home Run
9090411977-05-01NYYSEAGlenn Abbottbehind 0-2b 11---1220.09742%Home Run
9191511977-05-08NYYOAKStan Bahnsenahead 9-3b 81---1320.001100%Home Run
9292611977-05-12NYY@SEARick Jonestied 0-0t 12---1320.10156%Home Run
9393711977-05-13NYY@CALWayne Simpsonahead 2-0t 30---1320.08480%Home Run
9494811977-05-19NYYBALMike Flanaganahead 1-0b 321--2320.17782%Home Run; Randolph Scores
9595911977-06-05NYY@CHWSteve Stonetied 0-0t 12---1320.10156%Home Run
96961011977-06-27NYY@TORJesse Jeffersontied 0-0t 12---1320.10156%Home Run
97971111977-06-30NYY@TORJerry Johnsonahead 5-1t 821-33320.031100%Home Run; Randolph Scores; Rivers Scores
98981211977-07-08NYY@BALRudy Maytied 2-2t 31-2-2320.18370%Home Run; Randolph Scores
99991311977-07-09NYY@BALJim Palmerahead 4-3t 81---1320.12786%Home Run
1001001411977-07-28NYYBALRudy Mayahead 2-1b 30---1320.09777%Home Run
1011011511977-09-15NYYBOSLuis Tiantbehind 1-7b 811--2320.0173%Home Run; Blair Scores
1021021611977-09-17NYY@DETJim Crawfordtied 0-0t 111--2320.16366%Home Run; Randolph Scores
1031031711977-09-19NYY@BOSReggie Clevelandtied 0-0t 12---1320.09355%Home Run
1041041811977-09-28NYYCLESid Mongeahead 7-0b 50---1320.00599%Home Run
1978 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
105105111978-05-21 (2)NYY@TORJerry Garvintied 0-0t 111--2320.17668%Home Run (Deep LF); Randolph Scores
106106211978-06-05NYY@SEATom Housebehind 0-5t 40---13DH0.04211%Home Run
107107311978-06-09NYY@CALFrank Tananatied 0-0t 42---1320.14360%Home Run
108108411978-06-19NYY@BOSLuis Tianttied 1-1t 401--2320.18473%Home Run; Randolph Scores
109109511978-07-14NYYCHWKen Kravecbehind 2-3b 40---1390.14456%Home Run (Deep LF)
110110611978-08-09NYYMILLary Sorensenbehind 2-3b 31---1320.13253%Home Run
1979 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
111111111979-04-29NYY@SEAOdell Jonestied 2-2t 601--2320.22277%Home Run; Randolph Scores
112112211979-06-17NYY@TEXSteve Comertied 0-0t 11--32320.12567%Home Run; Randolph Scores
113113311979-07-06 (1)NYY@OAKSteve McCattyahead 1-0t 311--2320.17079%Home Run; Murcer Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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