Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson
1947 - 1979
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American Baseballer Thurman Munson was born Thurman Lee Munson on 7th June, 1947 in Akron, Ohio, United States and passed away on 2nd Aug 1979 Canton, Ohio, United States aged 32. He is most remembered for New York Yankees catcher who was killed at age 32 while trying to land his personal airplane. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

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First Name Thurman
Middle Name Lee
Last Name Munson
Full Name at Birth Thurman Lee Munson
Alternative Name Tugboat, Squatty Body, The Wall, The Walrus
Age 32 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th June, 1947
Birthplace Akron, Ohio, United States
Died 2nd August, 1979
Place of Death Canton, Ohio, United States
Buried Sunset Hills Cemetery, Canton, OH
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight 190lbs (86 kg)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Lehman (Canton, OH)
University Kent State University
Occupation Text Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Baseball
Baseball Position Catcher
Bats Right
Throws Right
MLB First Game Date 8th August, 1969
MLB Final Game Date 1st August, 1979
Draft Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft.
Claim to Fame New York Yankees catcher who was killed at age 32 while trying to land his personal airplane

Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American professional baseball
catcher who played 11 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees, from 1969 until his death in 1979. A seven-time All-Star, Munson had a career batting average of .292 with 113 home runs and 701 runs batted in (RBIs). Known for his outstanding fielding, he won the Gold Glove Award in three consecutive years (1973–75).

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1978 American League Championship Series1978Himself - New York Yankees Catcher (4 episodes, 1978)TV Show
1977 MLB All-Star Game1977Himself - AL CatcherTV Show
1977 World Series1977Himself - New York Yankees Catcher (4 episodes, 1977)TV Show
1976 MLB All-Star Game1976Himself - AL CatcherTV Show
1976 American League Championship Series1976Himself - New York Yankees Catcher (5 episodes, 1976)TV Show
1976 World Series1976Himself - New York Yankees Catcher (4 episodes, 1976)TV Show
1975 MLB All-Star Game1975Himself - AL CatcherTV Show
1974 MLB All-Star Game1974Himself - AL CatcherTV Show
1973 MLB All-Star Game1973Himself - AL CatcherTV Show




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