Greetings everyone. Some of you might not know it, but tomorrow, August 2nd, is the 25th Anniversary of the Plane Crash that killed New York Yankees All-Star Catcher Thurman Munson. The crash occured in 1979, at the Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio. The plane Thurmon Munson and his friend were piloting was a Cessna Citation and the registration was N15NY. The FAA final report was that Thurman was accelerating too fast onto Runway 19 and that he had put down the landing gear too fast. With him on board was two of his friends. The two friends survived the crash, but Munson was trapped in the cockpit and unfortunatley died. For those of you who don't know who he was, Munson was the All-Star Catcher for the New York Yankees. He was one of the most in your face guys ever to play the game. He never quit and always played his heart out on the field. Munson was only 32 and was in his 11th season in the Majors when his life ended. If Munson wasn't killed, then I am cetain that he would have been int the Hall of Fame today. Munson was also the first Yankee to be captain of the team since the great Lou Gerig. The Yankees remembered Thurman Munson by retireing his number (15) and by putting up a plaque in Monument Park. Thank you for reading this post.
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