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Thurman MunsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1968-1979 MLB Years: 1969-1979
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1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsC-1278, DH-77, OF-27, 1B-5, 3B-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameThruman Lee Munson
Height5-11Weight191BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 7,1947PlaceAkron,Ohio
Death DateAugust 2,1979 [32.056]
High SchoolLehman (Canton,OH)
CollegeKent State University (Kent,OH)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutAugust 8,1969 [22.062]
OrganizationsNYA [12] Awards6Awards Voting8-539
TBC Player ID15776Retrosheet IDmunst101MLBAM ID119531
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Player Notes:   MVP of the Cape Cod Summer League in 1967 ... Topps All-Star Rookie (C) in 1970 ... The New York Yankees retired his #15 on August 3, 1979 ... Inducted into the Kent State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1980
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed53Power58Contact78XBH47RBIs70Runs52Hitting84Durability68Team.545Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968BinghamtonEastAA-21712262868123637000000000.301.301.460.76110421226.282.159.159.3450.000.000.002.6537.6730.88
1969SyracuseILAAA-2228102133791217000000000.363.363.529.8925412102.350.166.167.3990.000.000.001.9651.0032.43
1969New York YankeesALMLBnya15c222686622121901101000115.256.330.349.67930497.276.093.198.30910.3110.311.001.0386.0018.18
1970New York YankeesALMLBnya15c2313245359137254653575756754613.302.386.415.80118835526.332.113.234.36010.8410.650.981.1475.5025.55
1971New York YankeesALMLBnya15c24125451711131541042655265743110.251.335.368.70316629517.272.117.235.32510.0612.571.251.9345.1025.66
1972New York YankeesALMLBnya15c2514051154143163746674758342513.280.343.364.70718626567.304.084.174.3248.2910.231.231.2373.0018.18
1973New York YankeesALMLBnya15c26147519801562942074464864414412.301.362.487.84925353576.310.186.276.3798.3311.111.333.4725.9533.97
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya15c271445176413519213602044661181214.261.316.381.69719734571.274.120.209.3127.7111.561.502.2839.7725.19
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya15c2815759783190243121023245526310823.318.366.429.79525639661.328.111.188.3596.817.871.161.8249.7520.53
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya15c291526167918627117105141129389110617.302.337.432.76926645665.296.130.182.3494.365.711.312.5636.2424.19
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya15c301495958518328518100563955202818.308.351.462.81327551638.315.154.218.3556.118.621.412.8233.0627.87
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya15c31154617731832716712335703110620.297.332.373.70523034666.321.076.131.3175.2610.512.000.90102.8318.58
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya15c329738242110183339123237014215.288.340.374.71414324419.309.086.168.3217.648.831.160.72127.3321.82
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter14235344696155822932113701485043857142215859160.292.346.410.75621903745903.306.118.200.0007.429.671.301.9147.2924.01
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9932841105214854000000000.320.320.482.80215833328.303.162.162.0000.000.000.002.4441.0031.43
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter28102133791217000000000.363.363.529.8925412102.350.166.167.0000.000.000.001.9651.0032.43
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter712262868123637000000000.301.301.460.76110421226.282.159.159.0000.000.000.002.6537.6730.88
New York Yankees Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter14235344696155822932113701485043857142215859160.292.346.410.75621903745903.306.118.200.0007.429.671.301.9147.2924.01
Average MLB - Per 162 games162608791772641380565065527718.292.346.410.75624943672.306.118.200.0007.429.671.301.9147.2924.01
Average Minor - Per 162 games162537671723471388000000000.320.320.482.80225954537.303.162.162.0000.000.000.002.4441.0031.43

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1969New York YankeesALMLBnya22C25--119182-139137.9865.48-6746.252696.215.5
1970New York YankeesALMLBnya23C125--63180811719711.9895.69-----1013294.777.2
1971New York YankeesALMLBnya24C117--5476714615614.9985.25-----912593.672.2
1971New York YankeesALMLBnya24OF1---------------1250.80.6
1972New York YankeesALMLBnya25C132-1160575711511661646.9774.890.56322952.5914094.385.2
1973New York YankeesALMLBnya26C142-1246673801211765753.9845.300.60504751.51014796.687.7
1973New York YankeesALMLBnya26DH1---------------1470.70.6
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya27C137--743752210840818.9745.97-723865.5614495.184.6
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya27DH4---------------1442.82.5
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya28C130--700952314818795.9726.12-596049.6915782.881.3
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya28DH22---------------15714.013.8
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya28OF2--5---551.0002.50------1571.31.3
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya281B2--20--120201.00010.00------1571.31.3
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya283B1---------------1570.60.6
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya29C121--53778128627615.9815.08-915064.51215279.676.1
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya29DH21---------------15213.813.2
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya29OF11--9-2-119.8180.82------1527.26.9
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya30C136--65773124742730.9845.37-765060.31014991.384.0
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya30DH10---------------1496.76.2
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya31C125--66661104737727.9865.82-615055.0815481.276.7
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya31DH14---------------1549.18.6
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya31OF13--32-1-3332.9702.46------1548.48.0
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya32C88--40544105459449.9785.10-322754.259790.755.0
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya32DH5---------------975.23.1
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya321B3--23--223231.0007.67------973.11.9
MLB Totals for C - 11 season(s)-   C1278-240662537421278271226995.9825.472.9147935857.29312780.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 7 season(s)-   DH77---------------770.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF27--46-3-4946.9391.70------270.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B5--43--343431.0008.60------50.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1969New York YankeesALMLBnya22-25---------
1970New York YankeesALMLBnya23-125---------
1971New York YankeesALMLBnya24-117-------1-
1972New York YankeesALMLBnya25-132---------
1973New York YankeesALMLBnya26-142--------1
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya27-137--------4
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya28-1302--1---222
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya29-121-------1121
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya30-136--------10
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya31-125-------1314
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya32-883-------5

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1976New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB295233102003000100000.435.435.522.95712223.455.087.0870.004.350.000.000.0020.00
1976New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB29417290002000100000.529.529.5291.0589017.563.000.0000.005.880.000.000.000.00
1977New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB30521361015000200000.286.286.476.76210221.278.190.1900.009.520.004.7621.0033.33
1977New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB30625482013002800000.320.370.520.89013327.438.200.2807.4129.634.003.7025.0037.50
1978New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB31418251012000000000.278.278.500.7789218.235.222.2220.000.000.005.5618.0040.00
1978New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB31625583007103700000.320.393.440.83311328.444.120.28010.7125.002.330.000.0037.50
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs146282140210000300000.339.339.500.83931662.333.161.1610.004.840.003.2331.0028.57
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs16671125501121051600000.373.417.493.91033672.480.120.2096.9422.223.201.3967.0024.00

Awards [6]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1970American League Rookie of the Year1
1973American League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1974American League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1975American League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1976American League Most Valuable Player ... American League Player of the Week (July 19-July 25)2