Thirty Years Ago Today

Get this man off the team
Game 105: What the hell happened?

Thirty years ago, the Yankee family lost one of it’s greatest and most beloved members. Just like today, the last game the Yankees played before Thurman Munson was killed in the plane crash was against the White Sox in Chicago. The YES Network is going to air a tribune to Munson before today’s game, starting at 1:30pm. It’ll be a good opportunity to sit down, take a step back, and remember there are more worse things in the life than losing a few baseball games.

Get this man off the team
Game 105: What the hell happened?
  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Cody Ransom

    YES! I agree 100%!

    So. . . .can I play again today?

  • Kobe Ransom

    I’m athletic.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    I’ll never forget my Mom’s phone call informing me that Thurman had died in a plane crash. His death really put sports in perspective for me.

    Thurman married his HS sweetheart, and truly missed being away from his family for so long, so he took flying lessons so he could fly from NY to Canton, Ohio on off days.

    Munson was 32 when he died, and his knees were shot. There was talk of him transitioning to 1B, but his career was almost over. While 32 isn’t considered too old today, in the pre-PEDs age, it was the rare player who wasn’t on the downside at 32.

    The point being, he probably would have retired within a few years, and would have been able to spend all his time with his young family.

  • Accent Shallow

    A tragedy. I cannot fathom what that must have been like.

  • Tom Zig

    Win this one for Munson.

    • Kobe Ransom

      don’t think this team cares about Munson.

  • V

    If Kobe Ransom isn’t banned for his utter lack of respect, then I don’t know what IS ban-worthy.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      He’s gone.

    • I hate V

      You’re not exactly a stand up citizen here, V. I agree with Kobe anyway, why would anyone on this team care about Munson? I bet they didn’t even know the guy.

      • I hate V

        You can ban me too if you think this is disrespectful. I don’t see any Cory Lidle tributes around here – was he not good enough?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Knock it off and show some respect. I don’t understand what the current team’s feeling towards Munson have to do with anything.

        • Kobe Ransom

          Alright, I apologize.

  • dc1874

    Sad part is that Munson survived the crash…and even asked his 2 friends onboard if they were ok!! He was trapped and unable to move..you have to wonder if they pull him out would he be paralyzed for life??

  • mustang

    “It’ll be a good opportunity to sit down, take a step back, and remember there are more worse things in the life than losing a few baseball games.”

    Well said its too bad some people feel the need to disrespect the memory of a player that meant so much to Yankee organization.

  • Whitey14

    R.I.P. Thurman Munson, you were a good man and you were good for the rivalry.

  • thurdonpaul

    Thurman was a hard nosed player, all about winning, not about stats, he gave his body up for the team, always played hurt, i remember when i heard about the plane crash my knees buckled, an i started to cry, Thurman was as team oriented and dedicated to winning as you will EVER find.