Yankees insider Marty Appel gives Yankees and sports fans alike the definitive biography of legendary Yankee captain, Thurman Munson in Munson: Life and Death of A Yankee Captain. Published on the 30th anniversary of Munson’s tragic death, Appel opens a fascinating door on the Yankees of the 1970s and reveals stories about Munson the player and Munson the family man that could only be revealed by someone in Appel’s shoes. An absolute must read for all sports fans.
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“Thirty years after teaming with Munson on the Yankee catcher’s autobiography, Appel comes back to finish the ultimately sad tale. No one else could have written this book. No one else could have written it better. Great stuff.”—Leigh Montville, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Bam and Ted Williams
“Marty Appel’s examination of Thurman Munson’s traumatic life and controversial death is fascinating. The detail is amazing, and there’s an anthology’s worth of illuminating quotes. The glimpses of George Steinbrenner behind the scenes are priceless. An extraordinary book.”—Robert Creamer, bestselling author of Babe: The Legend Comes to Life
“If the measure of a great biography is the amount of new, previously un-mined material on the subject, then Marty Appel has hit a grand slam home run with this definitive portrait of Thurman Munson.”—Bill Madden, New York Daily News
“Easily the best sports book I’ve read in many years. An absolutely fabulous job.” – Hal Bock, long time Associated Press sports columnist
“The best biographies recount the public life, reveal the private life, and give readers a sense of the critical intersection between the two. Appel manages all three and deserves high praise for keeping one of baseball’s most intriguing players in the forefront.”
—Booklist (starred review)