August 2, 1979:Thurman Munson Yankees catcher of the 1970s died in a plane crash 33 years ago today

2 Aug

A sad memory today as it was 33 years ago in 1979 when Yankees catcher Thurman Munson was killed in his own plane crash. He flew his own small engine plane often between his home in Ohio and New York where he played for the Yankees. He was practicing takeoffs and landings at the Akron, Ohio airport when his plane crashed.

Munson was killed and 2 others survived. I heard about it and then it was announced at the Milwaukee Brewers/Boston Red Sox game that I attended that night August 2, 1979.

A very sad memory in baseball history and I wanted to remember it today. Best wishes Paul/Bratman

 

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