'Munson': New captain of the Yankees
Editor's note: This excerpt from Thurman Munson's biography by Marty Appel, "Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain," is published by arrangement with Doubleday, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc. Munson died in a small plane crash 30 years ago Sunday. This excerpt is about the early part of the 1976 season, when the catcher was named the Yankees' sixth captain and first since Lou Gehrig.
Copyright (c) 2009 by Marty Appel
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