Thurman Munson's Hall-of-Fame Case (Part 2 - WAR and Offensive Stats)

Thurman Munson's Hall-of-Fame Case (Part 2 - WAR and Offensive Stats)

After my article stating that Thurman Munson deserves to be in the Hall-of-Fame was published, the Munson HOF Committee reached out to me with more information outlining Thurman Munson’s case for enshrinement.

This week we’re publishing some of the data and resources compiled by the Munson HOF Committee.

Today’s post is a collection of some of the WAR and offensive stats compiled by the committee.

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Thurman Munson's Hall-of-Fame Case (Part 1 - Quotes)

Thurman Munson's Hall-of-Fame Case (Part 1 - Quotes)

After my article stating that Thurman Munson deserves to be in the Hall-of-Fame was published, the Munson HOF Committee reached out to me with more information outlining Thurman Munson’s case for enshrinement.

This week we’re publishing some of the data and resources compiled by the Munson HOF Committee.

Today’s post looks at quotes from writers, media members, managers, and players focusing on Thurman Munson’s greatness and his Hall-of-Fame case.

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Yankees Links: Awards, Pitching, and Some More

Yankees Links: Awards, Pitching, and Some More

The offseason is fresh and new again for many baseball fans, as we enter into the first portion of these long winter months.

These next few weeks will revolve around many a speculation, rumor, and a whole bunch of awards and nominations for different players.

In this week’s Yankees Links, we look at the 2019 Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and Defensive Player of the Year awards, as well as some pitching news, and a look at some Hall of Fame candidates.

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Guest Post by Keith R.A. DeCandido - Remembering Thurman Munson

Guest Post by Keith R.A. DeCandido - Remembering Thurman Munson

A few weeks ago we ran a contest for a free t-shirt from Smack Apparel. We asked readers to let us know who their favorite player was and why. Keith R.A. DeCandido shared the following with us and is allowing us to run his answer as a special guest post.

Keith R.A. DeCandido is an author of more than fifty novels, a hundred short stories, a mess of comic books, and a ton of nonfiction.

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“In 1977, I became a hardcore baseball fan, and it didn't take long for me to zero in on Thurman Munson as my favorite player. Part of it was because he was the team captain, part of it was because he was great fun to watch, part of it was because I thought the catcher was the most important person on the field. I also hated the fact that everyone talked more about Johnny Bench than Munson, which struck me as unfair to ol' Thurm…”

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With Harold Baines In, I No Longer Care

With Harold Baines In, I No Longer Care

This week the Hall of Fame dramatically lowered its standards when the cronyism-I mean Today’s Game Era-committee selected Harold Baines and Lee Smith, two players who the writers had very recently, and correctly, determined were not worthy of being Hall of Famers. I saw both these players through most of their careers and liked them a lot, particularly Baines, so this is not personal, but the numbers are pretty clear here. Smith is a slightly more defendable choice because of complexities around evaluating relief pitchers, but Baines is not a defendable selection. 

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