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Thurman Munson
Thurman Lee Munson
Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 5' 11", Weight 191 lb.
Debut August 8, 1969
Born June 7, 1947 in Akron, OH
Died August 2, 1979 in Canton, OH

 About biographical information

Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1969 22 NYY AL  26   86    6   22   1  2   1    9   0  1  10  10  .256  .330  .349   30   0   1   1   0   5
 1970 23 NYY AL 132  453   59  137  25  4   6   53   5  7  57  56  .302  .386  .415  188   5   4   6   7  13
 1971 24 NYY AL 125  451   71  113  15  4  10   42   6  5  52  65  .251  .335  .368  166   4   3   1   7  10
 1972 25 NYY AL 140  511   54  143  16  3   7   46   6  7  47  58  .280  .343  .364  186   4   2   5   3  13
 1973 26 NYY AL 147  519   80  156  29  4  20   74   4  6  48  64  .301  .362  .487  253   1   4   4   4  12
 1974 27 NYY AL 144  517   64  135  19  2  13   60   2  0  44  66  .261  .316  .381  197   1   8  12   1  14
 1975 28 NYY AL 157  597   83  190  24  3  12  102   3  2  45  52  .318  .366  .429  256   3  10   8   6  23
 1976 29 NYY AL 152  616   79  186  27  1  17  105  14 11  29  38  .302  .337  .432  266   1  10   6   9  17
 1977 30 NYY AL 149  595   85  183  28  5  18  100   5  6  39  55  .308  .351  .462  275   0   2   8   2  18
 1978 31 NYY AL 154  617   73  183  27  1   6   71   2  3  35  70  .297  .332  .373  230   1  10   6   3  20
 1979 32 NYY AL  97  382   42  110  18  3   3   39   1  2  32  37  .288  .340  .374  143   1   4   2   0  15
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 11 Seasons    1423 5344  696 1558 229 32 113  701  48 50 438 571  .292  .346  .410 2190  21  58  59  42 160
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        608   79  177  26  4  13   80   5  6  50  65  .292  .346  .410  249   2   7   7   5  18
 Career High    157  617   85  190  29  5  20  105  14 11  57  70  .318  .386  .487  275   5  10  12   9  23

Special Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  PA  Outs  RC   xR  xR27  xW   OWP    BA *lgBA   OBP *lgOBP  SLG *lgSLG  OPS *lgOPS*OPS+ psOPS  SB% 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 1969 22 NYY AL   97   71   10                     | .256  .250| .330  .326| .349  .377| .679  .703|  94         0%
 1970 23 NYY AL  526  345   71                     | .302  .252| .386  .325| .415  .385| .801  .710| 126        41%
 1971 24 NYY AL  517  360   54                     | .251  .248| .335  .319| .368  .368| .703  .687| 105        54%
 1972 25 NYY AL  567  394   63                     | .280  .243| .343  .311| .364  .351| .707  .662| 114        46%
 1973 26 NYY AL  576  386   91                     | .301  .256| .362  .324| .487  .376| .849  .701| 141        40%
 1974 27 NYY AL  571  405   62                     | .261  .255| .316  .319| .381  .367| .697  .685| 103       100%
 1975 28 NYY AL  661  445   93                     | .318  .254| .366  .324| .429  .374| .795  .698| 128        60%
 1976 29 NYY AL  665  469   88                     | .302  .255| .337  .319| .432  .359| .769  .678| 126        56%
 1977 30 NYY AL  638  438   96                     | .308  .265| .351  .329| .462  .403| .813  .732| 121        45%
 1978 31 NYY AL  666  468   76                     | .297  .259| .332  .324| .373  .381| .705  .705| 100        40%
 1979 32 NYY AL  419  294   49                     | .288  .267| .340  .332| .374  .405| .714  .736|  95        33%
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 11 Seasons     5903 4075  756                     | .292  .255| .346  .322| .410  .376| .756  .699| 116        49%

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Fielding   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO    A    E   DP    FP   lgFP  RnF  lgRnF  LF   CF   RF
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
 1969 22 NYY AL   C   25    119   18    2    0  .986  .987  5.48  5.59
 1970 23 NYY AL   C  125    631   80    8   11  .989  .988  5.69  5.82
 1971 24 NYY AL   C  117    547   67    1    4  .998  .988  5.25  5.63
                 OF    1      0    0    0    0  .000  .000  0.00  2.00    0    0    1
 1972 25 NYY AL   C  132    575   71   15   11  .977  .985  4.89  5.66
 1973 26 NYY AL   C  142    673   80   12   11  .984  .985  5.30  5.29
                 DH    1      0    0    0    0              0.00  0.00
 1974 27 NYY AL   C  137    743   75   22   10  .974  .983  5.97  5.01
                 DH    4      0    0    0    0              0.00  0.00
 1975 28 NYY AL   C  130    700   95   23   14  .972  .983  6.12  5.04
                 DH   22      0    0    0    0              0.00  0.00
                 1B    2     20    0    0    1 1.000  .990 10.00  8.30
                 OF    2      5    0    0    0 1.000  .979  2.50  2.10    1    0    1
                 3B    1      0    0    0    0  .000  .000  0.00  2.80
 1976 29 NYY AL   C  121    537   78   12    8  .981  .981  5.08  4.90
                 DH   21      0    0    0    0              0.00  0.00
                 OF   11      9    0    2    0  .818  .981  0.82  2.21    2    0    9
 1977 30 NYY AL   C  136    657   73   12    4  .984  .986  5.37  5.06
                 DH   10      0    0    0    0              0.00  0.00
 1978 31 NYY AL   C  125    666   61   10    4  .986  .983  5.82  4.86
                 DH   14      0    0    0    0              0.00  0.00
                 OF   13     32    0    1    0  .970  .979  2.46  2.13    0    0   13
 1979 32 NYY AL   C   88    405   44   10    5  .978  .982  5.10  4.69
                 DH    5      0    0    0    0              0.00  0.00
                 1B    3     23    0    0    2 1.000  .992  7.67  8.87
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
 Position Total   C 1278   6253  742  127   82  .982  .984  5.47  5.22
                 DH   77      0    0    0    0  .000  .000  0.00  0.00
                 OF   27     46    0    3    0  .939  .979  1.70  2.16    3    0   24
                 1B    5     43    0    0    3 1.000  .991  8.60  8.64
                 3B    1      0    0    0    0  .000  .000  0.00  2.80
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
 Overall Total      1311   6342  742  130   85  .982  .984  5.40  5.16

Postseason Batting

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1976 ALCS  NYY KCR   W    5  23  3 10  2  0  0   3  0  1  .435  .435  .522  0
      WS    NYY CIN   L    4  17  2  9  0  0  0   2  0  1  .529  .529  .529  0
 1977 ALCS  NYY KCR   W    5  21  3  6  1  0  1   5  0  2  .286  .286  .476  0
      WS    NYY LAD   W    6  25  4  8  2  0  1   3  2  8  .320  .370  .520  0
 1978 ALCS  NYY KCR   W    4  18  2  5  1  0  1   2  0  0  .278  .278  .500  0
      WS    NYY LAD   W    6  25  5  8  3  0  0   7  3  7  .320  .393  .440  1
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
  3 World Series     2-1  16  67 11 25  5  0  1  12  5 16  .373  .417  .493  1
  6 Postseason Ser   5-1  30 129 19 46  9  0  3  22  5 19  .357  .381  .496  1
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+

Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards  

Awards are Year-League-Award, Stats are Year-Value-Rank

All-Star
1971
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
Awards
1970-AL-ROY
1973-AL-GG-C
1974-AL-GG-C
1975-AL-GG-C
1976-AL-MVP
Top 10 MVP
1975-AL-7
1976-AL-1
1977-AL-7
Batting Average
1970-.302-8
1973-.301-6
1975-.318-3
1976-.302-9
1978-.297-10
On-base %
1970-.386-9
Slugging %
1973-.487-6
OPS
1973-.849-10
Games
1975-157-8
At Bats
1975-597-7
1976-616-6
1978-617-8
Hits
1975-190-3
1976-186-4
1978-183-4
Total Bases
1973-253-10
1976-266-6
Doubles
1973-29-6
RBI
1975-102-5
1976-105-2
Adjusted OPS+
1973-141-7
Extra-Base Hits
1973-53-5
Times on Base
1975-241-8
Hit By Pitch
1970-7-10
1971-7-7
1976-9-4
Power/Speed Number
1976-15.4-10

Gray Ink: Batting - 46 (Average HOFer ~ 144)
HOF Standards: Batting - 29.5 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 89.0 (Likely HOFer > 100)

Act.- Denotes rank among active players, Car. - Denotes career rank

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  6. Terry Kennedy (881)
  7. Wally Schang (878)
  8. Elston Howard (875)
  9. Bill Freehan (871)
  10. Sherm Lollar (871)
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  1. Russ Nixon (987)
  2. Rollie Hemsley (974)
  3. Milt May (966)
  4. Bob O'Farrell (957)
  5. Sammy White (950)
  6. Tim McCarver (938)
  7. Tim McCarver (927)
  8. Bill Freehan (914)
  9. Bill Freehan (897)
  10. Bill Freehan (894)

 

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