Thurman Munson

Position
Catcher
Years
1969-1979
Hall Rating
102
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Next Ballot
Thurman Munson is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Modern Baseball Era Committee in 2018.
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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 102 (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
45.9 25.4 54.3 30.0
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
124 11 -8 32 73
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 (94) 140
Dustin Pedroia (100) 158
Eddie Stanky (73) 159
Hughie Jennings (87) 161
Wally Schang (95) 164
Troy Tulowitzki (90) 166
Jim Fregosi (93) 166
Heinie Groh (93) 175
Nomar Garciaparra (91) 176
Bobby Doerr (98) 180
Darrell Porter (86) 182
Ben Zobrist (84) 184
Roger Bresnahan (94) 191
Roy Campanella (78) 198
Vern Stephens (86) 201
Ernie Lombardi (100) 204
Ian Kinsler (100) 205
Lenny Dykstra (87) 206
Doug DeCinces (76) 207
Evan Longoria (90) 213