Thurman Munson



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Thurman Munson would have been sixty-five years old this week. He should be showing up to Old Timer’s Day with the requisite paunch and the for-the-fans mutton chops still in place – frozen from the 1970s – laughing behind the batting cage with Sparky and Bucky, burying the hatchet with […]

Remembering The Captain, Thurman Munson




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Rob wrote about it earlier and there were some insightful comments by our readers, but I’m just going to talk about the Jorge Posada situation a little more.  But first, a little background info. As everyone knew coming into this season, Posada’s bat was going to be a key to […]

Gracefully Moving To DH


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Anthony McCarron of The New York Daily News had a good piece yesterday on Jesus Montero‘s extensive work on defensive skills over the winter. In it, McCarron spent considerable time exploring Montero the prospect and also Montero the person, giving fans a glimpse of the young phenom’s demeanor and off-field […]

Catching Up on Montero


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The Book: Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain The Author: Marty Appel Rating: A must read for Thurman Munson fans, 4-out-of-5 Published by: Doubleday in 2009 First a bit of background about the book’s author Marty Appel. Appel graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1970 and got his […]

Munson – A Book Review