Jim is joined by journalist and author of several books on baseball in the 1970s Dan Epstein, to breakdown the hall of fame candidacy of former New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson. Jim and Dan first discuss Munson's grit and other intangibles (10:04). Then, they cover Munson's superior postseason performances, Ted Simmons, and somehow find a way to bring Football HOFer Roger Staubach into the conversation (16:26). Finally, they discuss how the 1970s was the golden age for catchers and how Munson ranks among the greats of the era (43:04), before revealing whether or not they believe Munson deserves a plaque in Cooperstown (60:34). After making a final verdict on Munson's candidacy, Dan briefly talks about his upcoming book, The Captain and Me: On and Off the Field with Thurman Munson, which launches on 4/20 (62:25).
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Episode 20 - The Bullseye Top 100, Greatest MLB Catchers, Thurman Munson and more...
BULLSEYE The Podcast
On this episode of Bullseye the Podcast, the Bullseye Top 100 showcases the Greatest MLB catchers like Thurman Munson (who Ray says should be in Hall of Fame,) Carlton Fisk, Johnny Bench, Gary Carter, Ted Simmons and so much much more..Somehow we start talking about Horace Clark of the 70's Yankees.. ..join in on the fun!
(64) The Most Competitive Division in Baseball, and the HOF Arguments for Graig Nettles and Thurman Munson
The Baseball Rabbi Podcast
The best team in the NL Central is worse than the best team in any other division; and the worst team in the NL Central is better than the worst team in any other division. That adds up to a tough-to-predict division race, with four teams possessing a legitimate shot to come in first. (In case you were wondering, the Pirates are not one of those teams.) Plus - two Yankees from their mini-dynasty in the late 1970s and whether they deserve to make it into the Hall of Fame.
237. Lou Piniella, John Franco from the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner
Sports With Friends
Longtime player and manager Lou Piniella has a long history with Seth Everett. Piniella and John Franco were both honored at the 40th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City on February 4, 2020. They both were guests on this episode.Piniella's managerial tenure covered the Yankees, Reds, Mariners Devil Rays, and Cubs. It was when he managed the Mariners, that Seth covered them for KJR from 1998-2001. This episode is a reunion for a mentor in Seth's career.During an 18-year Major League career which included a Rookie of the Year campaign for the Royals in 1969, an All-Star season, and 1,700 career hits, Piniella was a two-time World Series champion teammate of Munson in back to back seasons in 1977 and '78. "Sweet Lou" continued that success as a manager with 1,835 managerial wins. He was selected Manager of the Year three times, and honors, and a World Series ring in Cincinnati in 1990.John Franco is one of baseball's all-time great relief pitchers during a 22-year career including 15 seasons with the Mets including three years as team captain. His 1,119 career games is a National League record, and ranks fourth in the history of Major League baseball. Franco's 424 career saves rank fifth all-time (second upon his retirement), and remains the most by a left-hander. The St. John's product was a four-time All-Star, three-time NL saves leader, and two-time Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award recipient. Franco is enshrined in the Mets Hall of Fame, the Staten Island Hall of Fame and the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.Piniella received the Thurman "Champion" Award, and Franco was presented with the Munson "Captain" Award.
Forty years ago today -- Aug. 2, 1979 -- Yankees captain Thurman Munson was killed in a plane crash at age 32. He has long since remained an integral part of the Yankees culture and history. On the anniversary of his passing, this episode of "30 With Murti" presents a conversation with Munson’s teammate and friend Ron Guidry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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