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Name Bob Chamberlain
Date 2006-09-30 01:06:14
Message For 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

Name Alan Swartz
Date 2006-09-30 01:22:53
Message Terry,

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.

Name Nate Deschaine
Date 2006-12-09 11:43:00
Message I 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.

Name Caleb Gebrewold
Date 2006-12-29 00:40:51
Message Thurman Munson was one of the greatest catchers in baseball history. He is very underrated due to his death at the young age of 32. If Munsons career wasn't shortened by tragedy then he'd have stats compared to those of some of the games greatest hitters.

Name Larry Butler
Date 2006-12-09 11:17:49
Message Thurman 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!

Name Russell Anthony
Date 2006-12-09 11:24:34
Message I idolized Thurman as a kid growing up in NJ...I became a Yankee fan because of him.. And he defently belongs in the HOF!!!!!

Name Joe D'Andrea
Date 2006-12-09 11:38:00
Message Where 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 was not the same since then for me.

I applaud your website, I agree totally.

Name Donny Baseball
Date 2009-08-07 06:00:40
Message I can not believe it has been 30 years with the passing of Thurman Munson. It is a shame that Thurman is not in the HOF. How can Carlton Fisk get in the hall of fame? Longevity!! An average player who played for many years. Thurman was not given that opportunity nor would he have needed it. As Ken Petroski stated" Thurman was OLD SCHOOL" and played the game hard. He took the field with something to prove. I was 11 years old when he passed and I remember that day and the night when Bobby Murcer drove in 5 RBI's to beat the O's. Let's get Thurman Munson # 15 into the HOF. I was fortunate enough to go to OLD Timers Day this year and Thurman still gets the loudest cheers as he is introduced. He was my favorite player as a Yankee. He is "The Captain" and even Derek Jeter knows that by calling him Mr. Munson. Some day Derek Jeter might get the applause that Thurman once got. Do you remember watching him get banged up behind the plate? Every night they had to ice him down as his body ached. As George Steinbrenner once said "He is a Warrior". Thurman Munson belongs in the HALL OF FAME. How and why is Kirby Puckett in the HOF? I thought that Kirby Puckett was a borderline HOF. Thurman Munson and Pete Rose were the same player and they played the game old school "Hard" and they hustled. Lets GO #15. It is your time! PEACE!

Donny Baseball - South Windsor, CT


Name Andrew Spark
Date 2012-08-04 14:24:46
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.

Name Tim Lincoln
Date 2007-02-25 09:17:40
Message Thurman should be in the Hall. He was the toughest catcher and greatest leader of the Yanks. Donnie Baseball deserves the Hall too!

Name john breen
Date 2007-02-25 11:57:58
Message If johnny bench is in so should thurman be in.

Name Mark Hubman
Date 2007-02-28 18:24:56
Message I hope your site has an impact when Thurman is next eligible for voting in two years. He was also my favorite player. I still remember the day I heard Thurman died. I was staying with my grandparents for a week during the summer and for some reason I looked at the newspaper (which I NEVER did, I was only 10 at the time). When I saw the sports page I was speechless. Thurman deserves his place in the Hall and I hope your Web site can help put him there.

Name john kelley
Date 2007-03-19 10:39:47
Message i was 9 when thurman died and my dad waited until he was home to tell me because he knew i would be heart broken i think he was one of the greatest yankees ever

Name Ed Schwartz
Date 2007-04-08 00:22:38
Message If Carlton Fisk is in the Hall of Fame, Munson deserves it.. He won the Rookie of the Year, 8 time allstar, 3 gold gloves., AL MVP 1976, 2 world series rings and Captain of the #1 franchise in all of sports. What more did he need to do??????? Carlton Fisk just played longer he wasnt better. Munson career ended because he DIED!!!!Meantime, Roger Breshnahan, Rick Ferrell with his 280 lifetime avg and 28 hrs, no mvp no world series.Ray Schalk. 253 career avg. 11 lifetime hrs. These men are in the Hall??? what a disgrace! What a miscarriage of justice!!!!!

Date 2007-08-17 10:20:22
Message Thurman needs to be qualified amongst players (Cathers)in his era. If you review the numbers, it is a damm shame the numbers have not convinced these monkey's who sit on top of the voting.

If you were to be able to review and look into the heart of the man............. first ballot.

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