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Thurman Munson Notes

August 2, 2020

It is hard to believe that 41 years have passed since star Yankees’ catcher, Thurman Munson was killed while piloting his own small plane on this date.

He was a great player, I believe delivering really key, if not the key hits as the 1978 Yankees first won the A.L. East, then the ALCS and finally the World Series.

 

One of those key hits by Munson, clearly the big hit of the Yankees’ ’78 ALCS win vs the K.C. Royals, was the home run, b8 of game 3 with the Yankees behind by a run and the series tied at a game apiece. It is shown above.

Roy White, an unheralded and unappreciated by Steinbrenner (witness after his playing days) player, scored in front of Munson. 

 

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