I remember like it was yesterday...
American League Rookie of the Year in 1970.
Runaway AL MVP in 1976.
I hated the NY Yankees ...still do. But I admired the talent, play, and heart of one Thurman Munson.
Thirty years ago today he died when his private jet crashed as he was making a series of practice landings.
Image source: wallyg at flickr.com
Image source: NY Daily News
Rest in peace, Thurman. You are gone but definitely not forgotten.
Short ESPN video remembering Thurman.