Sweeny Says: Yankees’ Jorge Posada Remembers Thurman Munson

By Sweeny Murti
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On August 2nd, 1979 Jorge Posada was two weeks shy of his 8th birthday and I’m guessing had not a clue who Thurman Munson was. But today, exactly 32 years since the tragic death of the Yankee Captain, Posada shares a bond with Munson.

After catching more than 1,500 games as a Yankee (only Hall of Famers Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra caught more), Posada feels a lot of Thurman Munson in him. So much so, that today is a day he reveres, a day he grieves as much as anybody who played with or rooted for Munson himself:

Posada does not catch anymore, and that still hurts him a little. He’s learned to deal with it most of the time, but today is one of those days when it’s a little bit harder to take, a day he does not want to let go of the bond he shared with Munson:

Many Yankee fans feel a little sadness today. Posada is one of them too.

Sweeny Murti

  • Ron Davis

    I am a Mets fan. But he was part of the fabric on NY even though a small town guy from Canton Ohio. The only reason anybody knew of Canton was the NFL Hall of Fame is there. I was not a big fan of Thurman i liked him but i was not a rabid follower he and Jerry Grote both were wearing 15 so i thought that was to catchers as 12 was to QBs in football. I was so sad when it happen and watched the game that they just buried Thurman and played against Baltimore. Even if you were not a Yankee fan you were that night. I pulled for Bobby Mercer to get that hit.. My wife’s friend knew Thurman’s flight instructor . So i feel tied to Thurman in a roundabout way. Each year it makes me think of him on Aug 2nd.

  • Scott

    I feel a lot of our former president JFK in me, but that doesn’t mean anything now does it? What are you trying to say in this article? I don’t think putting Posada along side Munson in any respect is appropriate. Munson was, and will always be, a talent unmatched. Crummy article.

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