Tag Archives: Thurman Munson

Remembering The Captain, Thurman Munson

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 Reggie “Not the Straw that ...

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The Yankee beat: Hamilton, Banuelos, and Reggie

The Yankees scored one run in the first and then the offense took the rest of the night off. David Phelps and the bullpen nearly pulled out the win anyway, but David Robertson had his worst outing in nearly two years as they lost 4-1 after heading into the 9th with a 1-0 lead. Here ...

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Gracefully Moving To DH

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 the Yankees' success.  We also knew ...

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Catching Up on Montero

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 interests--particularly building race cars--in addition ...

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Munson – A Book Review

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 first job with the Yankees answering fan mail for ...

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