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Sweeny Says: Yankees’ Jorge Posada Remembers Thurman Munson

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(credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) | (credit: AP Photo)

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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

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