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Munson and Nettles Refused to Play for a Reason Similar to Jorge Posada’s

Posada refused to play against the Boston Red Sox when he learned that he was batting ninth. Originally claiming that he had a tight back, Posada eventually admitted that he had used the tight back as an excuse to not play. He apologized.

A New York Yankees catcher who was greater than Posada did virtually the same thing on Apr. 15, 1978

Sparky Lyle related in The Bronx Zoo that the Yankees fined him, Thurman Munson, Graig Nettles, Roy White and Mickey Rivers $500 each for missing a charity luncheon.

Munson and Nettles were so angry about the fine, which today seems minor, that according to Lyle, "They refused to play against the White Sox today."

Billy Martin’s lineup had Munson catching and Nettles playing third ...

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