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 2024.
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 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).

Articles Mentioning Thurman Munson

Rankings by Hall Rating

Franchise Contributions by Hall Rating

Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
46.0 25.5 54.4 30.1
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
124 11 -8 32 75
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 3.3
1979 NYY 1.0 2.4
BBWAA Voting Results
Year Percentage
1981
15.5%
1982
6.3%
1983
4.8%
1984
7.2%
1985
8.1%
1986
8.2%
1987
6.8%
1988
7.5%
1989
6.9%
1990
7.4%
1991
6.3%
1992
7.4%
1993
9.5%
1994
6.8%
1995
6.5%
Similar in Value to Thurman Munson
Player (Hall Rating) Similarity
Wally Schang (104) 131
Eddie Stanky (78) 137
Bill Freehan (94) 140
Troy Tulowitzki (91) 160
Buster Posey (96) 162
Jim Fregosi (93) 165
Hughie Jennings (87) 165
Roger Bresnahan (99) 171
Dustin Pedroia (101) 173
Nomar Garciaparra (91) 174
Bobby Doerr (97) 175
Heinie Groh (93) 180
Darrell Porter (86) 182
Vern Stephens (87) 188
Roy Campanella (83) 189
Doug DeCinces (76) 204
Lenny Dykstra (87) 205
Ben Zobrist (86) 206
Joe Gordon (114) 220
Billy Herman (102) 221