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Friday, April 9, 2010

Backstop legends

As a kid watching baseball, the position of catcher was and has always been my favorite. There have been some great one's in the history of baseball and two of my favorites were Thurman Munson and Johnny Bench.
I was never a Yankees fan, but I was always a fan of the late great Thurman Munson. He was a 2 time World Series Champion, 6-time all-star, American League Rookie of the Year in 1970, the American League MVP in 1976, 3 time Gold Glove winner. Thurman Munson's locker has remained empty ever since his death. It serves as a small, silent tribute to this much-missed Yankee ballplayer.
Johnny Bench was a 14-time All Star, 1968 Rookie of the Year, 2 time NL MVP, 2 time World Series Champion, 1976 World Series MVP, 10 time Gold Glove winner.
Here Munson is shown on a 1976 Topps #60 and Bench on a 1981 Donruss #182.

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