Thurman Lee Munson was an American Major League Baseball catcher. He played his entire 11-year professional baseball career for the Ne…
Thurman Lee Munson was an American Major League Baseball catcher. He played his entire 11-year professional baseball career for the New York Yankees. A perennial All-Star, Munson is the only Yankee to win both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards. He is the first player in the history of baseball to be named as a College Baseball All-American and then go on to win a MLB Rookie of the Year Award, MVP Award, Gold Glove, and a World Series Title. He is also the only Catcher in MLB history with a.300+ postseason average and at least 20+ postseason RBIs and 20+ postseason defensive CS.
- Lived: Jun 07, 1947 - Aug 02, 1979 (age 32)
- Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
- Spouse: Diana Dominick (m. 1968 - 1979)
- Children: Michael Munson (Son) · Kelly Munson (Daughter) · Tracy Munson (Daughter)
- Education: Kent State University
- Awards: American League Rookie of the Year · American League Most Valuable Player Award(1976) · American League Gold Glove Award