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Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson

Munson was stung by Sparky Anderson's quote during the 1976 World Series, when the Cincinnati skipper was asked about the match-up between his catcher, Johnny Bench, and Munson. “Don't you ever embarrass anyone by comparing them to Johnny Bench,” Sparky said. But not everyone shared Sparky's assessment. When he signed as Yankee manager after the 1973 season (the contract was voided later over a dispute with his previous employer the Oakland A's), Dick Williams said: "He Munson is the best catcher in baseball, and that includes Johnny Bench." List of New York Yankee Captains Hal Chase ... 1910-1912 Roger Peckinpaugh ... 1914-1921 Babe Ruth ... 1922 Everett Scott ... 1922-1925 Lou Gehrig ... 1935-1939 Thurman Munson ... 1976-1979 Graig Nettles ... 1982-1984 Willie Randolph ... 1986-1988 Ron Guidry ... 1986-1988 Don Mattingly ... 1991-1995 Derek Jeter ... 2003-