|Message||Best finish ever for hits in a season for a catcher = Thurman Munson, 1975, 3rd place behind Hall of Famers, George Brett and Rod Carew. No catcher has ever led the league in hits, or finished second for that matter. Only 12 catchers have finished in the top 10 for hits in a season in the games history. Thurman also finished in 4th in 1976 and 4th in 1978 . Thurman Munson = standout catcher and standout player!! One of the best hitters in the games long history. Hall of Fame would be much, much better with him in it!!|
Also, Rod Carew had 6 seasons in the 1970's where he hit .300 or better. Thurman Munson was next with 5 seasons of hitting .300 or better. Munson missed tying Carew when he fell 2 hits shy of a .300 batting average and finished at .297 in 1978 . All of this from a catcher, the toughest most demanding position on the field!!
|Message||Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. I really appreciate it.|
|Message||between morgan and murray there should be munson.|
|Message||Hey there! Nice resource! Does anyone know more blogs on this topic?|
|Message||I grew up in the seventies and have always thought Thurman Munson deserves to be in the HOF. After watching his Yankeeography bio and reading several excellent books, including October Men, Ladies and Gentlemen the Bronx is Burning and watching the subsequent mini-series, I have more respect than ever for Thurman Munson. He belongs in the HOF.|
|Message||I saw Thurman play at Kent State when I was an undergrad there, and then was happy to move to NYC and watch his career as a Yankee. Thanks for this web site. I'm sending letters to Cooperstown. |
Let me know if there are any further developments on addressing this injustice.
|Message||Starting a Facebook Page, THURMAN MUNSON SHOULD BE IN THE HALL OF FAME.......|
I've Always been Puzzled about that, because as your Argument States,
Munson's lifetime statistics also compare very favorably to Hall of Fame Catcher Roy Campanella whose career was also ended prematurely. Thurman Munson had a Lifetime Batting Average of .292 and Roy Campanella had a Lifetime Batting Average of .276!
Munson's Legacy, unfortunately, had a More Tragic Result, He didn't Survive!
If He Had Survived, ala Roy Campanella, many Sportswriters may have had "more Compassion" for him!
As it was, Thurman was Kept out of the Hall Based on the Sportswriters who he kept "at bay" ala Roger Maris, another Former Yankee kept out because he didn't Accomodate the Writers!
|Message||Hello. I am the sports editor of the Walpole Times in Walpole, Massachusetts, the home of Joe Morgan of the Red Sox. Although I'm a diehard Red Sox fan, I have written pieces in the past to promote Thurman Munson's election to the Hall of Fame. I was hoping to write another piece soon, and enjoy reminding baseball fas in my area of the rich, competitive rivalry between Thurman and Carlton Fisk.|
My hope now is that with all the steroid and juiced ball inflated stats over the past two decades, that deserving players like Thurman get a closer look.
|Message||I was 7 when Thurman died. At that age, players make quite an impression. Beyond the nostalgia, Munson's lifetime BA, post season performance, ROY and MVP award, and especially his fielding and leadership more than qualify him for the Hall of Fame.|