Thurman Munson was a catcher for the New York Yankees from 1969 until he died from a tragic plane crash in 1979 at the age of 32. In his first full season in Major League Baseball, he was voted A.L. Rookie of the Year after batting .302.
During a career that lasted only 11 years, Munson played on the American League All-Star team seven times, earned the American League Most Valuable Player Award, and the Golden Glove Award three times. Munson was best known for being the captain of his Yankees team that won back-to-back World Series championships in 1977 and 1978. He was truly the heart and soul of the New York Yankees.
His career was short, but dramatic. Players of his caliber are rare and not easily forgotten. Baseball memorabilia, such as Thurman Munson Autographed Baseballs, continue to be highly valued. Imagine owning such a treasured piece of baseball history! For Yankees and baseball fans alike, a Thurman Munson Autographed Baseball Photo would be an eye-catching addition to your collection.