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Thurman Munson from the Chronology
Oct 17, 1990 - In the first extra-inning WS game since 1986 the underdog Reds beat the A's 5-4 in 10 innings to take a surprising 2-0 lead in the Series. Reds OF Billy Hatcher goes 4-for-4 to run his consecutive hit streak to 7 tying Thurman Munson's WS record.
Aug 2, 1979 - Yankees C Thurman Munson 32 perishes at Canton Ohio in a crash of the plane he was piloting. A crowd of 51151 will attend the memorial tribute at Yankee Stadium tomorrow.
Oct 6, 1978 - Despite 3 HRs by George Brett off Catfish Hunter the Yankees pull out a 6-5 win in the 3rd game of the LCS. Thurman Munson's 2-run homer in the 8th gives the Yanks a 2-1 series lead. Reggie Jackson hits a 2nd inning homer to match a George Brett blast.
Sep 16, 1978 - With 55091 looking on the Yankees snap a 2-2 tie with a 9th inning triple by Willie Randolph and a sacrifice fly by Thurman Munson to beat the Red Sox 3-2. New York now leads by 3 1/2 games. The Yanks first score on a Reggie Jackson 2-run blast in the 5th. Both starters Catfish Hunter and Mike Torrez go the distance.
Jun 5, 1977 - The Yankees hit 6 home runs their most in three years and barely edge the White Sox 8-6. Bucky Dent Reggie Jackson Thurman Munson Carlos May Graig Nettles and rookie George Zeber connect. Zeber's clout his first ML homer comes off Dave Hamilton and is the game winner.
Apr 7, 1977 - Before 43785 in the Opener at Yankee Stadium Catfish Hunter holds the Brewers to five hits three by Von Joshua as the Yankees win 3-0. Von's last hit strikes Catfish in the instep and he leaves after 7 innings of work. Sparky Lyle pitches the last two innings. Jim Wynn has two hits for New York including a homer in his first Yankee at-bat. Reggie Jackson in his first start as a Yankee also has two hits and two runs one on a suicide squeeze by Willie Randolph. With the recent addition of Bucky Dent to the lineup the Yankees start an all-star at every position (Catfish Hunter Thurman Munson Chris Chambliss Willie Randolph Dent Graig Nettles Roy White Mickey Rivers Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Wynn). They will duplicate this on Opening Day 2005.
Oct 21, 1976 - The Reds take a 3-0 lead against Ed Figueroa but the Yankees close it to 3-2. A 4-run splurge in the 9th topped by Johnny Bench's 2nd HR of the game ices the Reds 7-2 win completing a 4-game sweep of the Yankees. WS MVP Johnny Bench has 2 HRs and 5 RBI and demolishes the Yankees with .533 hitting. Opposing C Thurman Munson had 6 straight singles to tie a WS mark. The 1976 Reds become the first team ever to go through an entire LCS and WS without a defeat.
Jul 19, 1975 - Yankee C Thurman Munson's first-inning single and RBI against the Twins are nullified because the tar on his bat handle exceeds the 18-inch limit. Catcher Glenn Borgmann gets the putout. The Yankees lose 2-1.
Aug 29, 1973 - Thurman Munson gets a tainted first-inning hit as a pop ?y drops between 2 Angels infielders calling for it. It turns out to be the only hit allowed by Nolan Ryan as he beats the Yankees 5-0.
Aug 1, 1973 - Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk brawl at Fenway. With the score 2-2 in the top of the 9th‚ Munson‚ attempting to score from 3rd on a missed bunt by Gene Michael‚ crashes into Fisk and they both come up swinging. Boston wins 3-2 in the bottom of the inning to push New York into 2nd place, .004 behind the Orioles.