We remember Thurman Lee Munson, who was born on this day in Akron, Ohio in 1947. He died in a plane crash in 1979!
Munson had some great seasons with the Yankees. He was the 1976 AL MVP when New York returned to the World Series for the first time since 1964: .302 average, 17 HR & 105 RBI's. He drove 307 RBI's over a 3 year span, 1975-77.
Overall, Munson hit .292 with 113 HR & 701 RBI's over 1,423 games.
My memory of Munson is that he was a tough competitor and extremely tough in the clutch. In other words, you didn't want to pitch to Munson with the winning run in second base.
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