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Thurman Munson: 30 Years Of Memories After 32 Years Of Life

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the dreadful day in which the New York Yankees lost their captain - the last true Yankee captain until Derek Jeter was given the astute title in June of 2003.

Sorry, Mattingly fans - Thurman was truly a tough act to follow. Thurman Munson was the exact type of player I love to root for. A true family man, and, as Ron Blomberg told me, "not a great player, but a good player with a great heart."

Thurman truly cared about the game in which he played. He always put his team first, and always battled for his teammates, on and off the field. Realizing that the "Bronx Zoo" in which he played for in 1978 was a very susceptible and dangerous environment, he went above and beyond the ...

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