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Thurman Munson CYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 5903 .292 .346 .410 .283 45.2
Birth Date6-7-1947
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1969 NYA 22 26 97 86 6 22 1 2 1 30 10 10 0 1 0 9 0 1 .256 .330 .349 .264 5.0 1.2 0.7
1970 NYA 23 132 526 453 59 137 25 4 6 188 57 56 7 4 5 53 5 7 .302 .386 .415 .303 51.6 3.6 5.8
1971 NYA 24 125 517 451 71 113 15 4 10 166 52 65 7 3 4 42 6 5 .251 .335 .368 .269 32.2 1.0 3.8
1972 NYA 25 140 567 511 54 143 16 3 7 186 47 58 3 2 4 46 6 7 .280 .343 .364 .270 25.8 -0.1 3.1
1973 NYA 26 147 576 519 80 156 29 4 20 253 48 64 4 4 1 74 4 6 .301 .362 .487 .310 59.9 0.7 6.5
1974 NYA 27 144 571 517 64 135 19 2 13 197 44 66 1 8 1 60 2 0 .261 .316 .381 .265 29.5 3.9 3.6
1975 NYA 28 157 661 597 83 190 24 3 12 256 45 52 6 10 3 102 3 2 .318 .366 .429 .300 59.6 2.4 6.7
1976 NYA 29 152 665 616 79 186 27 1 17 266 29 38 9 10 1 105 14 11 .302 .337 .432 .288 41.1 -1.3 4.5
1977 NYA 30 149 638 595 85 183 28 5 18 275 39 55 2 2 0 100 5 6 .308 .351 .462 .292 51.9 1.1 5.5
1978 NYA 31 154 666 617 73 183 27 1 6 230 35 70 3 10 1 71 2 3 .297 .332 .373 .263 28.8 -2.1 2.9
1979 NYA 32 97 419 382 42 110 18 3 3 143 32 37 0 4 1 39 1 2 .288 .340 .374 .271 21.7 -0.8 2.2
Career14235903534469615582293211321904385714258217014850.292.346.410.283407.09.545.2

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1969 NYA MLB 26 97 .264 .250 .326 .377 .264 .276 92 0.4 2.5 1.5 1.2 -0.1 5.0 0.7 5.0 0.7
1970 NYA MLB 132 526 .303 .249 .321 .379 .257 .332 94 22.8 14.3 8.5 3.6 0.2 51.6 5.8 51.6 5.8
1971 NYA MLB 125 517 .269 .247 .315 .363 .259 .272 98 4.4 12.8 7.6 1.0 3.0 32.2 3.8 32.2 3.8
1972 NYA MLB 140 567 .270 .241 .306 .348 .255 .304 97 4.8 13.3 8 -0.1 -2.6 25.8 3.1 25.8 3.1
1973 NYA MLB 147 576 .310 .259 .324 .385 .263 .310 99 28.5 15.2 9.1 0.7 4.2 59.9 6.5 59.9 6.5
1974 NYA MLB 144 571 .265 .259 .320 .377 .262 .274 99 2.6 14.8 8.5 3.9 2.2 29.5 3.6 29.5 3.6
1975 NYA MLB 157 661 .300 .259 .324 .382 .261 .328 98 25.8 17.4 7 2.4 1.1 59.6 6.7 59.6 6.7
1976 NYA MLB 152 665 .288 .257 .318 .364 .261 .296 96 17.6 16.8 6.3 -1.3 -0.4 41.1 4.5 41.1 4.5
1977 NYA MLB 149 638 .292 .269 .330 .406 .264 .315 98 20.8 17.8 9.1 1.1 1.2 51.9 5.5 51.9 5.5
1978 NYA MLB 154 666 .263 .264 .324 .390 .265 .321 96 2 17.3 6.9 -2.1 -0.4 28.8 2.9 28.8 2.9
1979 NYA MLB 97 419 .271 .271 .333 .410 .268 .309 95 4.8 11.7 5.9 -0.8 -1.8 21.7 2.2 21.7 2.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1969 NYA MLB 97 6 22 1 2 1 9 10 10 0 1 .256 .330 .349 .093 .264 5.0 1.2 0.7
1970 NYA MLB 526 59 137 25 4 6 53 57 56 5 7 .302 .386 .415 .113 .303 51.6 3.6 5.8
1971 NYA MLB 517 71 113 15 4 10 42 52 65 6 5 .251 .335 .368 .118 .269 32.2 1.0 3.8
1972 NYA MLB 567 54 143 16 3 7 46 47 58 6 7 .280 .343 .364 .084 .270 25.8 -0.1 3.1
1973 NYA MLB 576 80 156 29 4 20 74 48 64 4 6 .301 .362 .487 .187 .310 59.9 0.7 6.5
1974 NYA MLB 571 64 135 19 2 13 60 44 66 2 0 .261 .316 .381 .120 .265 29.5 3.9 3.6
1975 NYA MLB 661 83 190 24 3 12 102 45 52 3 2 .318 .366 .429 .111 .300 59.6 2.4 6.7
1976 NYA MLB 665 79 186 27 1 17 105 29 38 14 11 .302 .337 .432 .130 .288 41.1 -1.3 4.5
1977 NYA MLB 638 85 183 28 5 18 100 39 55 5 6 .308 .351 .462 .155 .292 51.9 1.1 5.5
1978 NYA MLB 666 73 183 27 1 6 71 35 70 2 3 .297 .332 .373 .076 .263 28.8 -2.1 2.9
1979 NYA MLB 419 42 110 18 3 3 39 32 37 1 2 .288 .340 .374 .086 .271 21.7 -0.8 2.2

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
The Week in Quotes: February 24-March 3Morris Greenberg2014-03-04
The Week in Quotes: February 24-March 3Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-03-04
The Week in Quotes: February 24-March 3Nick Bacarella2014-03-04
The Week in Quotes: February 24-March 3Chris Mosch2014-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: Free to Be WeJason Wojciechowski2012-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Shaving an IconMichael Bates2012-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Fat Elvis' Swan SongJay Jaffe2012-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: Carlos Santana, and the Choice of a GenerationJason Wojciechowski2012-08-30
The BP Wayback Machine: Darryl KileJoe Sheehan2012-06-22
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessInside The Park: About Big Threes in BaseballBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
Prospectus Hit and Run: Pudge RetiresJay Jaffe2012-04-20
Baseball ProGUESTus: Between Death and GloryIan Miller2012-04-10
The BP Broadside: Zimmerman, Rendon, and the Nagging Itch to Scratch a McQuinnSteven Goldman2012-02-27
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Greatness of Gary CarterJay Jaffe2012-02-17
The BP Broadside: Jorge Posada and the Third-String YankeesSteven Goldman2012-01-30
Overthinking It: Jorge Posada, the Hall of Fame, and the Fog of WARPBen Lindbergh2012-01-17
The BP First Take: Curtains for PosadaDaniel Rathman2012-01-09
The Lineup Card: 11 Ballplayers Who Suffered Unusual DemisesBaseball Prospectus2011-11-17
The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in BasebrawlsBaseball Prospectus2011-08-10
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Yankees' Virgin SpringJay Jaffe2011-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Asian Equation: The Idiosyncrasy of IchiroMichael Street2011-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Catch as Catch CanGeoff Young2011-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: More Questions, Worries, and Insomniac Mutterings from Opening Day, Week, Infinity, and Beyond, American LeagueSteven Goldman2011-04-05
Another Look: Kirk Gibson's HomerBob Hertzel2010-10-19
You Can Blog It Up: The Surly, Hung-Over Billy Martin All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Protest Songs Jeff Euston2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Jacktastic!Jay Jaffe2010-06-30
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD Thurman Munson: An Alternative History of the 1986 World SeriesSteven Goldman2010-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Mauer and JAWSJay Jaffe2010-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Royal PainsSteven Goldman2009-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Gene TenaceDavid Laurila2008-10-26
Prospectus Today: A Swan Song on Sacred Ground.Joe Sheehan2008-07-15
The Week in Quotes: May 19-26Alex Carnevale2008-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Rays' Conundrum at 1:1Kevin Goldstein2008-05-20
Prospectus Q&A: Andy EtchebarrenDavid Laurila2007-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Rookie SpoilersJim Baker2007-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 3Steven Goldman2007-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: A First for the AgesJim Baker2007-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: My First Full SeasonDan Fox2007-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Milestoners and the New New Veterans CommitteeJay Jaffe2007-08-14
The Week in Quotes: July 1-8Alex Carnevale2007-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Definition of InsanitySteven Goldman2006-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessJAWS 2006: From the MailbagJay Jaffe2006-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Random PassagesJim Baker2005-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Infinity EditionSteven Goldman2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Everything Happens in 1912 and 2004Steven Goldman2004-06-21
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2004-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Shedding the Tools of IgnoranceJoe Sheehan2003-05-15
Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee ResultsNeal Traven2003-02-26
Prospectus Feature: 2002 STATLG-L Internet Hall of FameNeal Traven2002-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Darryl KileJoe Sheehan2002-06-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on the Hall of Fame?
(Mitch from Austin)
What are my thoughts? I've probably put 100,000 words into the BP archives on that topic since I first started writing here in 2003.

The Hall of Fame is an often frustrating institution whose guardians have done a very mixed job of identifying the all-time greats thanks to a complete lack of perspective when it comes to identifying the varying levels of offense over the course of the game's history. The writers are too exclusive and stuck in the past when it comes to identifying worthy candidates, and that's without even touching the current and upcoming steroid debates. The Veterans Committee used to be far too liberal at admitting just about anyone from the 1930s, but as it's currently constructed it's snubbing the best candidates, while preventing some other very good ones from even getting on the ballot, all for another round of referenda on whether the likes of Roger Maris and Thurman Munson deserve enshrinement. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Because his untimely demise tends to obliterate any objectivity on the part of most Yankee fans, what is your assessment of Thurman Munson's career. Over-rated? Under-rated? To what present-day player would you compare the former captain/catcher?
(rich from nj)
He was obviously a very good player, and his numbers are clipped a bit--not because of his untimely demise, but because of the era in which he played. His home run numbers were also held down by Yankee Stadium, which hadn't had its left field liposuction done yet. He homered once every 60.5 ABs at home, once every 39.5 on the road. As long as he hit .300 he wasn't overrated. His defense was also very good... up to a point, and that point was roughly when he died. Munson played a lot because the Yankees could never conjure up a decent backup, and he was wearing down physically. When the .300 averages went away and the defense slipped, you were left with a singles hitter who didn't walk. Barring an unlikely rejuvenation, had Munson lived he probably would have finished with a .282 average, 2000 hits, and a slugging percentage under .400, and his HOF case would have faded with time. There wouldn't have been anymore pennants coming to help his case, either. (Steven Goldman)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Couldn't agree more about Wolfman Jack. Can't stand Chickenman either. At least we now have the Underground Garage if we want to hear '60s-style music without all the non-music interludes.... Matty Alou -- brings back memories of the 1973 Yankees.
(clete6 from work)
Do you WANT to have memories of the 1973 Yankees? It sounds like a John Updike novel. Crazy good year for Lindy McDaniel and Thurman Munson, I guess. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneI wonder if there are people out there that think that Thurman Munson was a better hitter than Jorge Posada. (Steven Goldman)