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NameNate Deschaine
Date2006-12-09
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MessageI think it's great that this site has been put together. Although I'm not old enough to have ever had the pleasure of seeing Munson play, both of my parents did. About a month after his tragic death, I was born, and they honored him by giving me the middle name "Thurman", because they admired him for being both a good person and a great leader, on and off the field. It's something I've taken alot of pride in. It's funny that I ran across this site tonight 'cause my father and I were talking about whether or not he was in the baseball HOF. I'll be sure to write to the committee- Mr. Munson definately deserves it and I'll be much happier myself when he's finally and rightfully inducted.


NameJoe D'Andrea
Date2006-12-09
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MessageWhere were you at 4:02pm on 8/2/79? I always will remember that day. Playing catch outside I was 13 years old, my parents called me inside, I was like, why, dinner is not for another hour..They saw the special report of the crash and death of my hero. They did not say anything, they wanted me to eat first, we ate, my mother looked sad, I asked why, no one talked during dinner, I knew something was wrong. We ate quickly, they didn't eat much that night. My parents told me to come downstairs, they sat me down and told me about the crash. They turned the news on, I was in shock.

That's where I was at 4:02pm on 8/2/79, he was my hero..baseball was not the same since then for me.

I applaud your website, I agree totally.


NameRussell Anthony
Date2006-12-09
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MessageI idolized Thurman as a kid growing up in NJ...I became a Yankee fan because of him.. And he defently belongs in the HOF!!!!!


NameLarry Butler
Date2006-12-09
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MessageThurman is my all-time favorite player and always will be. He gave everything of himself every time he stepped on the field. He played hurt all the time. If the Lord hadn't taken him from us so soon, I'm sure he would have put up the same numbers for many years to come. Remember, even though he was one of the BEST catchers in baseball at the time, he would play games at first base and in the outfield to save his knees some wear and tear. Why? Easy answer, because the Yankees needed his bat in the lineup as much as possible and he'd do whatever was best for the team. #15 lives in my heart forever. In fact, my wallpaper is a Thurman montage!


NameMarek Franzese
Date2006-09-30
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MessageI am a 46 year old Yankee Fan. I saw the great Munson play at Yankee stadium during bat day in 1971. I also met Thurman, Roy White, Celerino Sanchez, Mel Stottlemyre and Bobby Murcer at White's Dept store in Yorktown Heights, NY. They all signed my Yankee pennant. Unfortunately, my mom threw it out when I got married! I would LOVE to have Thurman's autograph today. Thanksso much for creating this web site. Thurman will always be my NUMBER 1 Yankee!


NameAlan Swartz
Date2006-09-30
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MessageTerry,

I lived in the Bronx and thought the world of Thurman. He was larger than life for all of us Yankee fans. His leadership, Yankee pride and play exemplified what Yankee Baseball is about.


NameBrooke
Date2006-09-30
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Messagei remember when i was a little my brother and i loves to watch the yankees on wpix we loved thurman and i was sad when he died he is my 2nd favorite yankee of altime after derek jeter


NameBob Chamberlain
Date2006-09-30
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MessageFor some lucky reason I saw him play a handful of times in Seattle when I was a kid.

My dad took us to see the Yankees play 3 years in a row from 77-79. The last time I saw him play was about 3 weeks before he died.

Maybe every kid who watched baseball did, but for some reason I started calling Munson my hero back then.

I can still remember the moment when I heard he had died.

My older brother was a bit of a rascal and he called me on the phone to give me the bad news. I refused to believe him, but when I turned on my grandfathers TV, it was the first thing I saw.

Thank you for this site. I was lucky to see your sponsored page at the baseball Resource site.

Keep up the good work, and I will spread the word best I can, and one day soon send a letter.

Thank You,

Bob Chamberlain


NameRob Cummings
Date2006-09-30
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MessageI was 11 years old, and quit playing baseball the day Thurman died. Even my kids know who Thurman is, and buy me Thurman gear whenever they find it...they are 13 and 11...my son requests #15 on every team he plays on...and his coaches ask him who's number? and are floored when he responds "Thurman Munson, the greatest catcher to ever play the game"...make me proud to teach them history, and not how much $$$ you can make...Rob


NameGary Gage
Date2006-09-30
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MessageAnother year gone by, and today Sandberg & Boggs were welcomed to the hall of fame. Both were admittedly talented players, but even when you combine the talents of those two, they couldn't hold Thurman's ( ).
They can call it the hall of fame all they want to, but it will never be truly the baseball palace until they put Thurman's placque where it should have been twenty five years ago.
RIP Captain
Councilman Gage


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