Home

Watchdog

Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.

Thurman Munson's children recall him in YES feature

(L to R) Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson,

(L to R) Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson, John Turturro as Billy Martin, and Eric Jensen as Thurman Munson in " The Bronx is Burning ". (Credit: David Giesbrecht, David Giesbrecht/ESPN)

Speaking of the anniversary of Thurman Munson's death (see post below), during Sunday's pregame show YES will present a six-minute segment recalling him.

It includes interviews with his widow, Diana, and emotional sitdowns with all three of his children - Tracy, Kelly and Mike - at "Munson's Home Plate," one of two restaurants the family owns and operates in Canton, Ohio.

Among the most interesting insights is that his daughters appreciate the way their father is spoken of and remembered in New York even more so than in his hometown.

Mike talks about the difficulty of growing up in the shadow of his father's legacy in Canton, and remembers an emotional moment at Thurman's locker in the old Yankee Stadium last September.

Photo: ESPN/David Giesbrecht

Tags: YES Network , Yankees

Add new comment

advertisement | advertise on am New York

Neil Best on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on am New York