Thurman Munson Stats

Thurman Munson was born on Saturday, June 7, 1947, in Akron, Ohio. Munson was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 8, 1969, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Thurman Munson baseball stats page.

"(Thurman) Munson's not moody, he's just mean. When you're moody, you're nice sometimes." - Sparky Lyle in Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box (Eric Bronson & William Irwin, Open Court Publishers, 01/09/2004, Page 151) [ Thurman Munson Quotes ]
Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson Autograph on a 1976 Topps Baseball Card (#650 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1976top01' title='1976 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Thurman Munson Autograph on a 1976 Topps Baseball Card (#650 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Thurman Lee Munson
Nickname:
Tugboat, Squatty Body or The Walrus
Born On:
06-07-1947  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Akron, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-02-1979 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Green Township, Summit County, Ohio
Cemetery:
Sunset Hills Cemetery, Canton, Ohio
High School:
Lehman High School (Canton, OH)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
191
First Game:
08-08-1969 (Age 22)
Last Game:
08-01-1979
Draft:
1968 : 1st Round (4th) / Signing Bonus = $70,000
Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
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Thurman Munson Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1969 22 Yankees 26 86 6 22 1 2 1 0 9 10 1 10 0 1 0 5 .256 .330 .349
1970 23 Yankees 132 453 59 137 25 4 6 0 53 57 6 56 5 4 7 13 .302 .386 .415
1971 24 Yankees 125 451 71 113 15 4 10 0 42 52 1 65 4 3 7 10 .251 .335 .368
1972 25 Yankees 140 511 54 143 16 3 7 0 46 47 5 58 4 2 3 13 .280 .343 .364
1973 26 Yankees 147 519 80 156 29 4 20 0 74 48 4 64 1 4 4 12 .301 .362 .487
1974 27 Yankees 144 517 64 135 19 2 13 0 60 44 12 66 1 8 1 14 .261 .316 .381
1975 28 Yankees 157 597 83 190 24 3 12 0 102 45 8 52 3 10 6 23 .318 .366 .429
1976 29 Yankees 152 616 79 186 27 1 17 0 105 29 6 38 1 10 9 17 .302 .337 .432
1977 30 Yankees 149 595 85 183 28 5 18 0 100 39 8 55 0 2 2 18 .308 .351 .462
1978 31 Yankees 154 617 73 183 27 1 6 0 71 35 6 70 1 10 3 20 .297 .332 .373
1979 32 Yankees 97 382 42 110 18 3 3 0 39 32 2 37 1 4 0 15 .288 .340 .374
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 1,423 5,344 696 1,558 229 32 113 0 701 438 59 571 21 58 42 160 .292 .346 .410
Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1969 Yankees C 25 24 654 139 5.6 137 119 18 2 0 5 6 7 .986 5.66
1970 Yankees C 125 119 327 719 5.8 711 631 80 8 11 10 10 31 .989 58.71
1971 Yankees C 117 114 3,057 615 5.3 614 547 67 1 4 9 23 36 .998 5.42
1971 Yankees RF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1972 Yankees C 132 132 390 661 5.0 646 575 71 15 11 9 0 9 .977 44.72
1973 Yankees C 142 142 420 765 5.4 753 673 80 12 11 10 0 10 .984 48.41
1974 Yankees C 137 137 33 840 6.1 818 743 75 22 10 6 0 6 .974 669.27
1975 Yankees 1B 2 2 51 20 10.0 20 20 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.59
1975 Yankees 3B 1 1 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1975 Yankees C 130 129 3,395 818 6.3 795 700 95 23 14 9 9 59 .972 6.32
1975 Yankees LF 1 1 24 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1975 Yankees RF 1 1 27 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1976 Yankees C 121 118 3,186 627 5.2 615 537 78 12 8 12 91 50 .981 5.21
1976 Yankees LF 2 2 63 2 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 0.43
1976 Yankees RF 9 7 186 9 1.0 8 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.16
1977 Yankees C 136 136 3,476 742 5.5 730 657 73 12 4 10 76 50 .984 5.67
1978 Yankees C 125 126 3,189 737 5.9 727 666 61 10 4 8 61 50 .986 6.16
1978 Yankees RF 13 13 354 35 2.7 34 34 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.59
1979 Yankees 1B 3 3 57 23 7.7 23 23 0 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.89
1979 Yankees C 88 88 2,264 459 5.2 449 405 44 10 5 5 32 27 .978 5.35
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 1,278 1,265 20,391 7,122 5.6 6,995 6,253 742 127 82 93 308 335 .982 9.26
RF Totals 24 21 567 48 2.0 46 46 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.19
1B Totals 5 5 108 43 8.6 43 43 0 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.75
LF Totals 3 3 87 3 1.0 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.62
3B Totals 1 1 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
11 Years 1,311 1,295 21,165 7,216 5.5 7,086 6,344 742 130 85 93 308 335 .982 9.04
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Thurman Munson Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1969 Yankees 0 1 .000 1 0 n/a 86.0 8.6 9.6 - - -
1970 Yankees 5 7 .417 12 0 n/a 75.5 8.1 8.5 - - -
1971 Yankees 6 5 .545 11 0 n/a 45.1 6.9 10.7 - - -
1972 Yankees 6 7 .462 8 0 n/a 73.0 8.8 11.1 - - -
1973 Yankees 4 6 .400 5 0 1 26.0 8.1 7.0 - - -
1974 Yankees 2 0 1.000 3 1 4 39.8 7.8 8.6 - - -
1975 Yankees 3 2 .600 2 0 22 49.8 11.5 5.9 - - -
1976 Yankees 14 11 .560 4 0 21 36.2 16.2 5.9 - - -
1977 Yankees 5 6 .455 3 0 10 33.1 10.8 6.0 - - -
1978 Yankees 2 3 .400 1 0 14 102.8 8.8 8.7 - - -
1979 Yankees 1 2 .333 1 0 5 127.3 10.3 9.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 48 50 .490 51 1 77 47.3 9.4 7.6 - - -
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Thurman Munson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1969 New York Yankees 15 $12,000.00 - -
1970 New York Yankees 15 $15,000.00 - -
1971 New York Yankees 15 $19,000.00 Stats -
1972 New York Yankees 15 $22,000.00 - -
1973 New York Yankees 15 $53,000.00 Stats -
1974 New York Yankees 15 $63,000.00 Stats -
1975 New York Yankees 15 $100,000.00 Stats -
1976 New York Yankees 15 $120,000.00 Stats Stats
1977 New York Yankees 15 $250,000.00 Stats Stats
1978 New York Yankees 15 $250,000.00 Stats Stats
1979 New York Yankees 15 $250,000.00 - -


Did you know that Thurman Munson served during the Vietnam War? He is one of fifty-four former Major League baseball players who are also veterans of the Vietnam War. A complete list of those who served their country in the armed forces during the Vietnam War appears below:

Did you know that Thurman Munson was the first catcher to win Rookie of the Year in the American League? Do you know what backstop was the first ever recipient of a Rookie of the Year Award ? Clue, he won in 1968, unanimously. [ Answer ]



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