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