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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, United States
Died: August 2, 1979 in Summit County, Ohio, United States
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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Register 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
1969 22 -5.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 26 97 86 6 22 1 2 1 9 0 1 10 10 .256 .330 .349 .679 30 5 0 0 1 1
1970 23 -4.6 NYY AL MLB NYY 132 526 453 59 137 25 4 6 53 5 7 57 56 .302 .386 .415 .801 188 13 7 5 4 6
1971 24 -3.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 125 517 451 71 113 15 4 10 42 6 5 52 65 .251 .335 .368 .703 166 10 7 4 3 1
1972 25 -2.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 140 567 511 54 143 16 3 7 46 6 7 47 58 .280 .343 .364 .707 186 13 3 4 2 5
1973 26 -2.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 147 576 519 80 156 29 4 20 74 4 6 48 64 .301 .362 .487 .849 253 12 4 1 4 4
1974 27 -0.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 144 571 517 64 135 19 2 13 60 2 0 44 66 .261 .316 .381 .697 197 14 1 1 8 12
1975 28 0.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 157 661 597 83 190 24 3 12 102 3 2 45 52 .318 .366 .429 .795 256 23 6 3 10 8
1976 29 1.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 152 665 616 79 186 27 1 17 105 14 11 29 38 .302 .337 .432 .769 266 17 9 1 10 6
1977 30 2.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 149 638 595 85 183 28 5 18 100 5 6 39 55 .308 .351 .462 .813 275 18 2 0 2 8
1978 31 3.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 154 666 617 73 183 27 1 6 71 2 3 35 70 .297 .332 .373 .705 230 20 3 1 10 6
1979 32 4.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 97 419 382 42 110 18 3 3 39 1 2 32 37 .288 .340 .374 .714 143 15 0 1 4 2
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 1423 5903 5344 696 1558 229 32 113 701 48 50 438 571 .292 .346 .410 .756 2190 160 42 21 58 59
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 99 381 328 41 105 21 4 8 54 5 7 49 38 .320 .409 .482 .891 158 2 0 2
All Levels (12 Seasons) 1522 6284 5672 737 1663 250 36 121 755 53 57 487 609 .293 .350 .414 .764 2348 160 44 21 60 59
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% 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 2B 1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00
1969 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 3B 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
1969 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY C 19 97 81 12 4 2 .959 4.89 1
1969 22 NYY AL MLB NYY C 25 218.0 139 119 18 2 0 .986 5.66 5.48 5 6 7 54%
1970 23 NYY AL MLB NYY C 125 1093.0 719 631 80 8 11 .989 5.85 5.69 10 31 33 52%
1971 24 NYY AL MLB NYY C 117 1019.0 615 547 67 1 4 .998 5.42 5.25 9 23 36 61%
1971 24 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1971 24 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 1
1972 25 NYY AL MLB NYY C 132 1160.0 661 575 71 15 11 .977 5.01 4.89 9 32 29 48%
1973 26 NYY AL MLB NYY C 142 1246.0 765 673 80 12 11 .984 5.44 5.30 10 50 47 48%
1974 27 NYY AL MLB NYY C 137 1203.0 840 743 75 22 10 .974 6.12 5.97 6 72 38 35%
1975 28 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 2 17.0 20 20 0 0 1 1.000 10.59 10.00
1975 28 NYY AL MLB NYY 3B 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1975 28 NYY AL MLB NYY C 130 1132.0 818 700 95 23 14 .972 6.32 6.12 9 59 60 50%
1975 28 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 1
1975 28 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 2 17.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.65 2.50
1975 28 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 1
1976 29 NYY AL MLB NYY C 121 1062.0 627 537 78 12 8 .981 5.21 5.08 12 91 50 35%
1976 29 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 2
1976 29 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 11 83.0 11 9 0 2 0 .818 0.98 0.82
1976 29 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 9
1977 30 NYY AL MLB NYY C 136 1159.0 742 657 73 12 4 .984 5.67 5.37 10 76 50 40%
1978 31 NYY AL MLB NYY C 125 1063.0 737 666 61 10 4 .986 6.16 5.82 8 61 50 45%
1978 31 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 13 118.0 33 32 0 1 0 .970 2.44 2.46
1978 31 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 13
1979 32 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 3 19.0 23 23 0 0 2 1.000 10.89 7.67
1979 32 NYY AL MLB NYY C 88 755.0 459 405 44 10 5 .978 5.35 5.10 5 32 27 46%
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 1B 5 36.0 43 43 0 0 3 1.000 10.75 8.60
MLB (11 seasons) MLB C 1278 11110.0 7122 6253 742 127 82 .982 5.67 5.47 93 533 427 44%
MLB (2 seasons) MLB LF 3
MLB (4 seasons) MLB OF 27 219.0 49 46 0 3 0 .939 1.89 1.70
MLB (4 seasons) MLB RF 24
Minors (2 seasons) Minors C 86 486 408 65 13 7 .973 5.50 6
All Levels (2 Seasons) 1B 5 36.0 43 43 0 0 3 1.000 10.75 8.60
All Levels (2 Seasons) 3B 2 4.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00
All Levels (12 Seasons) C 1364 11110.0 7608 6661 807 140 89 .982 5.67 5.48 99 533 427 44%
All Levels (2 Seasons) LF 3
All Levels (4 Seasons) OF 27 219.0 49 46 0 3 0 .939 1.89 1.70
All Levels (4 Seasons) RF 24
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

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

Sabr ID: 53cf0c87

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