Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thurman Munson

Great image of Thurman Munson.  Considered the "heart and soul" of the New York Yankees during an 11-year career, Munson became the first Yankee team captain since Lou Gehrig. He led the Yankees to three consecutive World Series, winning two of them.

Thurman Munson tragically died, at age 32, while practicing landing his Cessna in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.  He was a graduate of Kent State University.  While 'tough as nails', he was a prince of guy.  He and I played together for Chatham of the Cape Cod League in 1968, before he signed with the Yankees early in the season.

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