Thurman Munson

Position
Catcher
Years
1969-1979
Hall Rating
100
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Thurman Munson Photo
Peak
55%
Longevity
45%

There has been much debate about whether or not Thurman Munson would have had a Hall of Fame career if he had not died in a plane crash at the age of 32. To the Hall of Stats, there is no question. Munson’s Hall Rating of 100 (just barely) crosses the borderline. The fact that he was able to do this despite the abrupt end to his career makes his case far more compelling than other borderline candidates (who had the benefit of an entire career).

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
46.0 25.3 54.3 29.8
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
124 11 -8 32 72
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1969 NYY 0.0 0.3
1970 NYY 3.6 5.5
1971 NYY 2.2 4.1
1972 NYY 1.3 3.5
1973 NYY 5.2 7.2
1974 NYY 1.0 3.0
1975 NYY 4.3 6.6
1976 NYY 3.0 5.3
1977 NYY 2.7 4.9
1978 NYY 1.0 3.2
1979 NYY 1.0 2.4
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Bill Freehan (93) 140
Eddie Stanky (73) 156
Hughie Jennings (87) 158
Wally Schang (93) 164
Jim Fregosi (92) 166
Heinie Groh (93) 174
Robinson Cano (102) 175
Nomar Garciaparra (90) 175
Bobby Doerr (97) 177
Darrell Porter (85) 179
Roger Bresnahan (93) 191
Roy Campanella (77) 199
Vern Stephens (85) 200
Ernie Lombardi (99) 203
Lenny Dykstra (86) 205
Doug DeCinces (75) 205
Jack Clements (73) 221
Andy Van Slyke (75) 224
Max Bishop (65) 226
Billy Herman (98) 228