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Thurman Munson made his Major League debut on August 8, 1969 for the New York Yankees.
Thurman Munson played for the New York Yankees from 1969-1979.
Thurman Munson hit 1 home run in 86 at bats for the New York Yankees in 1969.
Thurman Munson wore #15 for the New York Yankees from 1969-1979.
Thurman Munson debuted on August 8, 1969, playing for the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium I; he played his final game on August 1, 1979, playing for the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium II.
Thurman Munson played from 1969-1979. The second baseman from 1969-1974 was Horace Clarke, Sandy Alomar Sr. (1975) and Willie Randolph (1976-1979).
Before the arrival of Munson in late 1969, the Yankees platooned catchers Jake Gibbs and Frank Fernandez. The Yankees traded Fernandez after the season, and Munson went on to become the 1970 American League Rookie of the Year.
In 1969, Thurman Munson played for the New York Yankees. On Base Percentage (OBP) is considered by many to be a better measure of a great hitter than the Batting Average. It is calculated with the formula (Hits + Walks + Hit by Pitch) / (At Bats + Walks + Hit by Pitch + Sacrifice Flies). In 1969, Thurman Munson had 86 at bats, 22 hits, 10 walks, and was hit by the pitch 0 times. He had 1 sacrifice fly. That gives him an On Base Percentage of .330. Slugging Percentage (SLG) is a popular measure of a batter's power. It is calculated as (Total Bases) / (At Bats). Another way to look at it is (Singles + 2 x Doubles + 3 x Triples + 4 x Home Runs) / (At Bats). In 1969, Thurman Munson had 86 at bats, and hit 18 singles, 1 double, 2 triples, and 1 home run, for a .349 slugging percentage. Being able to get on base and to hit for power are two of the most important offensive skills in baseball, so the On Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage are often added together. On-base plus slugging (OPS) is a sabermetric baseball statistic. The best hitters in Major League Baseball can achieve an OPS of .900 or higher. In 1969, Thurman Munson had a .330 On Base Percentage and a .349 Slugging Percentage for an OPS of .679. Runs Created (RC) is a baseball statistic invented by Bill James to estimate the number of runs a hitter contributes to his team. There are a number of formulas used to calculate it. One of the simplest is (On Base Percentage) × (Total Bases). In 1969, Thurman Munson had a .330 On Base Percentage and 30 Total Bases for 9.90 Runs Created.
Gorham Munson died in 1969.
In 1969, Thurman Munson played in 26 games, all for the New York Yankees, and batting in all of them. He had 86 at bats, getting 22 hits, for a .256 batting average, with 0 sacrifice hits, 1 sacrifice flie, and 9 runs batted in. He was walked 10 times, 1 time intentionally. He struck out 10 times. He hit 1 double, 2 triples, and 1 home run.
Elston Howard was a coach for the New York Yankees between 1969, and 1979. Thurman Munson played ball for the Yankees the same years. The team baseball could be from any of those years. I will leave a link below to a New York Yankee team signed baseball price guide complete with key signatures, and links to full team rosters. Compare the signatures of the players that played the least amount of years to the roster to help narrow down what year the baseball is from.
Thurman Munson (born June 7, 1947 in Akron, Ohio; died August 2, 1979 in Summit County, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball player who played with the New York Yankees for 11 seasons between 1969 and 1979. Munson was a two-time World Series champion, the 1976 American League Most Valuable Player, and a seven-time All-Star. Munson passed away a single day after his final professional MLB game - suffering a broken neck after landing his private airplane in Ohio. The official cause of death was asphyxiation.