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On this date in Yankees history: Thurman Munson earns 1970 AL Rookie of the Year

On this date in New York Yankees history, Thurman Munson earned the 1970 American League Rookie of the Year Award.

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The rookie catcher earned 23 of the 24 first-place ballot votes, topping Cleveland Indians outfielder Roy Foster.

Munson posted a slash line of .302/.386/.415.

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The Yankee backstop also registered a caught stealing percentage of 52%.

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At the dish, Munson collected 35 extra-base hits.

This marked the second time in three years that a Yankee took home the award, with pitcher Stan Bahnsen earning the distinction in 1968.