|Message||Thurman Munson, aside from being my hero, was the quintesencial catcher for his time. Had he lived, he most assuredly would have been elcted to the HOF. I am aghast that he has yet to be inducted. His statistics are on par with many catchers who have been inducted and in many cases better. His career was cut short by his early death. This should not be an excuse to leave him out of the Hall. Do the right thing. Elect Thurman munson to the Hall of Fame where he belongs. His impact on so many of the young fans cannot be measured with mere statistics. His honor and his strength are what made him a hero and we should honor him as such. Put him in there already!!!|
|Message||A field general nonpareil.|
|Message||I thought that Thurman Munson was in the HOF its appauling that he is not. Its time to correct a wrong with the right thing to do of placing Thurman in the HOF where he belongs and deserves.|
|Message||It is crystal clear to me that Thurman Munson belongs in the Hall of Fame. He is being punished for dying young because of his devotion to his family. This is a grave injustice.|
Though he had a off year or two, he was a standout from his rookie season. He was the heart and soul of the team which restored yankee excellence, which is the epitome of baseball excellence, brought them to the series after their longest drought, and was league mvp. He played a position where few excel offensively, and some of those that have, sucked defensively. He handled pitchers well-fritz peterson had a lower ERA in his yankee career than whitey ford. He played in a park that was fairly tough on right handed hitters, and another (shea) that was tough on all hitters. He's entitled to some level of statistical extrapolation-after all, he was only 32. And we're still talking ablut him. Its not all about statistics.
He was named Yankee Captain when it had been a given no one would be named Captain again. He gets extra points for having his career cut short. It seems like the overriding philosophy of those who are against him getting in was an assumption that he was washed up. His power numbers were down, but he was never a power hitter anyway and a lot of players start hitting for more power in their mid 30s, since he was killed before men peak in strength.
|Message||mr. thurman munson should be in the hall of fame because he is one of the best catchers [besides mr. yogi berra he mt fav] therman is the next.i was only 12 when he past,it was a great lost to me and all yankee fans. i would love to seen him play one time besides on t.v. HE SHOULD BE IN THE HALL OF FAME!!!!! he was a great player and person PLEASE PUT HIM IN HE NEEDS TO BE THERE WITH THE REST OF THE GREAT ONES please.. i would love to see yogi in person that would make my day|
|Message||I grew up in the northern suburbs of NY city (Westchester County). Thurman epitomized the "common man." His uniform was almost always dirty from giving it his all for the team. And he bled Yankee pinstripe blue and white. His battles against the BoSox and Carlton Fisk, were legendary. He deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame.|
|Message||Thurman is my all time favorite player!|
Like we said in Philly about Richie Ashburn....why the hall not!
Private Message added 2012-07-19
|Message||Thurman Munson should, without a doubt, be elected into the hall of fame. Eventhough is career was tragically cut short everything he did on and off the field was first class!|
|Message||Yankees have been my favorite team my whole life. I am now in my late 50`s and Thurman Munson was my very favoite player. I injoy watching Jetter and Cano play ball.|
Thanks for the memories.