THURMAN MUNSON by Thurman with Martin Appel Munson

THURMAN MUNSON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A chatty, first-person account of Yankee catcher Munson's baseball career, and with it, a history of the modern Yankees that ought to please baseball buffs a lot. Munson is sufficiently stalwart in his crouch behind home plate to have been appointed captain of the team by owner Steinbrenner, an honor which had been retired (out of respect) since Lou Gehrig died in 1941. Munson was also All-American at Kent State and later MVP, all the while gathering together an impressive real-estate fortune and most of the pitches that make their way past opposing batters. Details about Steinbrenner's involvement with the Nixon campaign, the Kekich-Peterson family swap, Reggie Jackson's tempestuous start with the Yankees, and Munson's own buddydom with cutie teammate Lou Piniella are all here, and through it all, Munson seems like a very nice guy.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1978
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan