Ken Haskins

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He was the best that he could be

He was my favorite baseball player. During his era, he was the best at his position, the best at what he did. Consider the accomplishments in nine-plus years of Thurman Munson, New York Yankees captain:

• He was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1970, batting .302.

• He won the Gold Glove Award in 1973, 1974 and 1975.

• He was the American League MVP in 1976.

• He was the first player since Ted Williams to hit .300 or higher and drive in 100 or more runs for three consecutive years (1975-1977).

• In three World …

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