Question: Who'd win at 147?

Answer: Thurman has a good career ahead of him, but he isn't quite ready for Bradley. Power wise he is solid, but as the staff at HBO (most notably Andre Ward) stated, he has more to learn. The number one thing he would need to learn is how to pace himself. He throws everything with bad intentions and when Zaveck didn't go down throughout the fight, Keith's output started to fall. He managed to keep his dominance throughout, but Bradley is on a different level than Zaveck and could possibly drown Thurman in deeper waters at this point. He needs a few more fights where he gets different looks at slicker boxers and rugged boxer punchers before he is ready to take Tim's belt.

Question: watching the movie a cry for help. Wondering what happened to her. What has she done with her life since the movie. How is her son and is Buck out of prison ?

Answer: ( she's not...) Thanks to her, there is now the Thurman Law, which called for mandatory arrests in wife-beating cases in Connecticut and several other states. In the twelve months after the new law took effect, the number of domestic violence assaults reported increased by 92 percent. Read the page 38 of that 88 pages PDF document. In 1984, Tracey Thurman was awarded 2.3 million dollars in damages from the city of Torrington, Connecticut. A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989) Tracy Thurman (played by Nancy McKeon in the movie) was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the police department for failing to protect her. The scene of Buck's final, near fatal attack on Tracey is extremely violent and a almost TOO long. Buck Thurman chases Tracy down, throws her to the ground and stabs her repeatedly. As she lays helpless on the ground, he kicks her, jumps on her head and screams at her that she MADE him do all this, its all her fault (isn't that what the abuse always says)--stopping a couple of times and wandering a few feet away only to return and continue his attack. During this time, a police officer stands there, and as he says later "I continued to observe the situation". The only action he takes during the attack is to try and restrain the boyfriend (maybe husband?) of Tracey's friend when he attempts to aid her and picking up Buck's dropped knife and locking it in the trunk of his car. The only reaction we see from him is when Buck attempts to grab his son--then the officer rouses himself a bit. It is this handling of the attack that leads Tracey to sue the police department on the grounds that they failed to offer her equal protection under the law. Here's from the New York Times: Tracey Thurman was a real-life Connecticut housewife who, throughout her marriage, suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of her husband. The beatings culminate in a single bloody night when Buck Thurman stabs his estranged wife 13 times. She survives--barely--and Buck is arrested. Having failed to get proper protection from the local police force, Tracey successfully sued the officers in 1989. The long-range result was the Thurman Law, which called for mandatory arrests in wife-beating cases in Connecticut and several other states. Nancy McKeon, who plays Tracey Thurman in A Cry for Help, starred in the film in the hope that it would prevent Buck Thurman's early release from prison. A Cry For Help: The Tracy Thurman Story first aired on October 2, 1989; Thurman was scheduled for release in 1991. Here's from Chapter 9: In 1983 Charles "Buck" Thurman was sentenced to 20 years in prison after his brutal attack on his wife Tracey Thurman led to a $1.9 million suit against the Torrington, Connecticut police. In the Torrington case, Thurman was found guilty of stabbing his wife 13 times, stomping on her head, and partially paralyzing her for life. Thurman was released from prison in 1991 after serving only nine years of the twenty year sentence. In 1999 a woman Thurman was living with in Northampton, Massachusetts, and mother of their child, fled the state accusing him of repeatedly choking and sexually assaulting her. No criminal charges were filed as she only asked for a restraining order to keep him away from her. The order was issued, she returned to Massachusetts and Thurman, who has a long history of ignoring court orders, violated this latest order. Thurman pled guilty only to violating a restraining order. A judge placed Thurman on probation for a year. Additionally, he ordered Thurman to participate in any counseling ordered by the probation department and ordered him to comply with the restraining order against him. This was the only action taken by the judge despite the fact that Charles "Buck" Thurman is a chronic violent abuser who has a history of beating women and ignoring court orders. Buck Thurman had a restraining order against him and he was on probation when he beat and stabbed Tracey Thurman and traumatized her for life. As far as the son goes...not so good (drugs, guns, stealing, gambling...):

Question: A) Thurman vs Timothy Bradley Jr... who would win? B) Thurman vs Paulie Malinaggi... who would win? C) Thurman vs Floyd Mayweather Jr... who would win? D) Thurman vs Devon Alexander... who would win? E) Who do you want Thurman to fight?

Answer: A) Thurman and Bradley are both smart fighters but i think the differencr maker would be Thurman and his size and reach advantages. Keith Thurman by UD. B) Keith Thurman has the speed Maliganggi has plus power ,when Maliganggi is in the heat of battle and see Thurman has fast feet to match his ,he will fold. Keith Thurman by 8th round TKO. C) Keith Thurman will give Mayweather all he can handle with his size plus speed but i think the more seasoned more experiance fighter would find a way to win. Floyd Mayweather by MD D) From a fans perspective ,of course i want to see Keith Thurman fight Mayweather ,from a promoters perspective i would try to fight someone like Pauli Malignggi ,Victor Ortiz or Shawn Porter.

Question: Who would win?

Answer: Keith Thurman is practically inexperience. No to take anything away from him but Quintana obviously isn't the same fighter he once were. Kirkland have bounced back great after his upset Ko at the hands of Ishida. Kirkland himself came as an underdog against Angulo but was still able to win by KO. I like Kirkland's aggression, I think he would bring it to Keith Thurman. Thurman looks durable and I think he has good chin. I see Kirkland winning on points.

Question: For those who were privileged to have watched the Captain Thurman Munson either in person or like me from a distance on television and radio, please tell me your thoughts on him with today being the 30th anniversary of his tragic plane crash in Canton, Ohio. I can still see that homerun he hit against the Royals in the playoffs Scooter--without a doubt the hardest baseball he ever hit!

Answer: I grew up in NJ, watching Mets (my team) and Yankee games all the time. I remember Munson as being one of the toughest two-strike hitters in baseball (along with teammate Lou Pinella) and as a guy who was a great clutch hitter as well. With two strikes, he'd line a single to right field, seems like you could almost guarantee it. Munson was a fierce competitor, and he took great pride in being the Yankees captain (the team hadn't even had a captain since Lou Gehrig). The press used to describe him as being "moody", but Sparky Lyle said "Nah, Thurman's not moody. When you're moody, you're nice sometimes. Thurman's just mean". He had a big rivalry with then-Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, I found a great article about that here: One of my favorite stories, taken from the above link: ".... Sometimes the the rivalry could get pretty funny. It was well known that Thurman would always check Fisk's stats in the papers. Thurman would fume at the mere mention of Fisk's name. Gene Michael would take articles about Fisk and stick them in Thurmans locker, then watch while Thurman went ballistic trying to find out who did it. One day, Yankees PR Director Marty Appell (who later collaborated with Thurman on his bio) included in the media notes all the categories in which Munson led AL catchers. He also put that Munson was second among AL catchers in assists to Fisk. Of course, one of Thurm's Yankee teammates had underlined that area as a joke to get a rise out of him. That day, Yankees pitchers struck out seven batters. On every one, Munson dropped the ball, threw it to first for the assist, then gestured toward the press box... " I remember driving home from my summer job and hearing the news that he had died in the crash of his private plane. That was a sad day, even for Met fans. I liked watching Munson play, even though I hated the Yankees at that time. Munson (along with Bobby Murcer and Roy White) were the Yanks that we Met fans respected in the early 70s (prior to free agency). Munson was probably the second major star that I'd seen get killed while still an active player (Roberto Clemente was the first). After Clemente's death, I remember a couple of major league pitchers died in accidents (former Met Danny Frisella had died in a dune buggy accident on New Year's Day, 1977, at age 30, and former Pirate Bob Moose, whose wild pitch lost the deciding game of the 1972 NLCS to Cincinnati, was killed in a car accident on his 29th birthday in 1976), but Munson death at age 32 was a tremendous shock. Most importantly, Munson was a great family man. The reason he got his pilot's license in the first place was so he could fly home to visit his family as often as possible during the season (his family lived in Ohio). He was married and had three children. And man, you're right about that home left-center field, I can still see it. Munson wasn't a HR hitter, Yankee Stadium's left and center field areas were cavernous. But that was an incredible shot. I still don't know how he did that. Munson was a great post-season performer. I was at game 4 of the 1976 World Series at Yankee Stadium (and got to run out on the field after the game). Munson went 4-for-4 that day, but was overshadowed by Johnny Bench's two home runs and the Reds' sweep of the series. But Munson hit .357 in 30 postseason games. What a competitor that guy was!

Question: Who would win? Why?

Answer: Ruslan Povodnikov fights @140 ,Keith Thurman has been @147 and also has a fight @154 ,so Thurman is naturally bigger and much faster than Provodikiv and would out maneuver him the while fight. The Provodikov we saw against Bradley was a motivated Provodnikov because it was an opportunity of a lifetime for him and were unlikely to see that Provodnikov again until he fights either Floyd Mayweather ,Manny Pacquiao or Adrien Broner on the big stage. Keith Thurman by 9th round TKO


Answer: ofcourse She performs predominantly in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action thrillers. She is best known for her films directed by Quentin Tarantino. Her most popular films include Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Pulp Fiction (1994), Gattaca (1997), and the two Kill Bill movies (2003–04). Early life and education Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her mother, Nena von Schlebrugg, was a Swedish model,(b. 1941), who was briefly married in 1964 to LSD guru Timothy Leary after the two were introduced by Salvador Dalí. She married Uma's father, Robert Thurman, in 1967. Robert Thurman, a recognized scholar of and professor at Columbia University of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies, was the first westerner to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk. He gave his children a Buddhist upbringing: Uma is named after an Uma Chenpo (in Tibetan; Mahamadhyamaka in Sanskrit, meaning “Great Middle Way”). She has three brothers, Ganden (b. 1971), Dechen (b. 1973) and Mipam (b. 1978), and a half-sister named Taya (b. 1960) from her father's previous marriage. She and her siblings spent extended amounts of time in India as children, and the Dalai Lama would sometimes visit their home.[2] She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Tibet House. Since Professor Thurman moved between various universities, the family often relocated when Uma was a child. She grew up mostly in Amherst, Massachusetts and Woodstock, New York. Thurman is described as having been an awkward and introverted young girl who was frequently teased as a child for her large frame, unique angular bone structure, unusual name (sometimes using the name “Uma Karen” instead of her birth-name), and size 11 feet (Thurman's famously large feet would later be lovingly filmed by Quentin Tarantino in the films he made with her). When she was ten years old, a friend's mother suggested she receive a nose job, something which bothered her for years. It was undoubtedly one of the many incidents that led to her bout with body dysmorphic disorder, a psychiatric disorder that involves a disturbed body image, which she discussed in an interview with Talk magazine in 2001.[3] Thurman attended Northfield Mount Hermon, a college preparatory boarding school in Massachusetts, where she received her first acting experiences in school plays. She was unathletic and earned average grades in school, but excelled in acting from a young age. It was after performing in a production of The Crucible that she was noticed by talent scouts, and was persuaded to act professionally. Thurman left her high school to pursue an acting career in New York City and to attend the Professional Children's School (she dropped out before graduating.[2]). [edit] Career [edit] Early works, 1987–1989 Thurman as Venus in 1988’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.Thurman began her career as a fashion model at the age of fifteen, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. She signed with the agency Elite Model Management. Standing six feet tall with a naturally lanky frame, Thurman was an immediate success, and was featured in a layout for Glamour magazine. In 1989, she appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, for the annual “Hot issue”.[4] Thurman made her movie debut in 1988, appearing in a total of four films that year. Her first two were the high school comedy Johnny Be Good and the teen thriller Kiss Daddy Goodnight at the age of seventeen, but both films were only marginally successful and failed to gain her notice. Thurman’s next role was in the film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, playing the goddess Venus alongside Oliver Reed’s Vulcan. During her entrance Thurman briefly appears nude in an homage to Botticelli’s painting The Birth of Venus. With a budget of $46 million USD and box office receipts of only $8 million, the film was a commercial failure, although it has since gained an enthusiastic cult following.[5] Her fourth role, as Cecile de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons, was her breakthrough role, which brought Thurman to the attention of the film industry and the general public. Actresses Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer earned Oscar nominations for their performances, and Thurman drew an inordinate amount of attention for a topless scene in which she appeared. Garnering the lion’s share of attention proved too much for the shy, insecure 19-year-old who thought she was funny-looking, and she fled to London for almost a year, during which she wore only loose, baggy clothing. Soon after the release of Dangerous Liaisons, magazines and other media outlets were eager to profile the actress. Thurman received praise for her professionalism from her co-star John Malkovich, who said of her, “There is nothing twitchy teenager-ish about her, I haven’t met anyone like her at that age. Her intelligence and poise stand out. But there’s something else. She’s more than a little haunted”.[6] [edit] Major works, 1990–1993 In 1990, the 19-year-old Thurman co-starred with Fred Ward in the sexually provocative drama film Henry & June, the first film to receive an NC-17 rating. Due to the film’s restrictive rating, it never played in a wide release but would attract more attention to Thurman’s career. Critics embraced her in her first leading role, The New York Times wrote, “Thurman, as the Brooklyn-accented June, takes a larger-than-life character and makes her even bigger, though the performance is often as curious as it is commanding”.[7] Thurman’s first starring role in a major production was 1993’s Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (directed by Gus Van Sant), although the film was a misstep for her being a critical and financial disappointment (Thurman was even nominated for a Worst Actress Razzie). The Washington Post described her acting as shallow, writing that, “Thurman’s strangely passive characterization doesn’t go much deeper than drawling and flexing her prosthetic thumbs”.[8] Thurman also starred opposite Robert DeNiro in the crime drama Mad Dog and Glory, another box office disappointment. Later that year, she auditioned for Stanley Kubrick while he was casting a movie to be called Wartime Lies, which was never produced. She described working with him as a “really bad experience”.[9] [edit] 1994–1998 Thurman in 1994’s Pulp Fiction. Her character in the film was based on Danish actress Anna Karina.After Mad Dog and Glory, Thurman auditioned for Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Tarantino originally had no intention of casting her, after seeing her performance in Glory, but ultimately decided to cast her after having dinner with her: “And Uma and I were doing that scene. We were living the movie, all right? I left thinking… God, she could be Mia!”[9] Pulp Fiction would become one of the most successful cult hits of all time when it grossed over $107 million on a budget of only $8 million USD.[10] The Washington Post wrote that Thurman was “serenely unrecognizable in a black wig, [and] is marvelous as a zoned-out gangster’s girlfriend”.[11] Thurman was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar the following year. Entertainment Weekly claimed that, “of the five women nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category this year, only [Thurman] can claim that her performance gave the audience fits”.[12] Thurman also became one of Tarantino’s favorite actors to cast, whom he described in a 2003 issue of Time: “[Thurman]’s up there with Garbo and Dietrich in goddess territory”.[13] Films of varying quality and success followed Pulp Fiction. She starred opposite Janeane Garofalo in the moderately successful 1996 romantic comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs as a ditzy blonde supermodel. In 1998, she starred opposite her future husband Ethan Hawke in the dystopian science fiction film Gattaca. Although Gattaca was not a major success at the box office, it drew many positive reviews and became successful on the home video market.[14] Some critics were not as impressed with Thurman, such as the Los Angeles Times which stated she was “as emotionally uninvolved as ever”.[15] The two biggest film flops of Thurman’s career came in 1997 and 1998. She played Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin, the fourth film of the popular franchise. Batman & Robin was a large failure at the box office and became one of the largest critical flops in history. Thurman’s performance in the campy film received mainly mixed reviews, and critics made comparisons between her and actress Mae West. The New York Times wrote, “like Mae West, she mixes true femininity with the winking womanliness of a drag queen”.[16] A similar comparison was made by the Houston Chronicle: “Thurman, to arrive at a ’40s femme fatale, sometimes seems to be doing Mae West by way of Jessica Rabbit”.[17] The next year brought The Avengers, another major financial and critical flop. CNN described Thurman as, “so distanced you feel like you’re watching her through the wrong end of a telescope”.[18] She received Razzie Award nominations for both films. She closed out 1998 with the powerful tale Les Misérables, a film version of Victor Hugo’s classic novel of the same name, directed by Bille August, in which she played the role of Fantine. [edit] Hiatus, 1998–2002 After the birth of her first child in 1998, Thurman took a rest from major roles to concentrate on motherhood. Her next roles were in low-budget and television films, including Sweet and Lowdown, Tape, Vatel, and Hysterical Blindness. In 2000 she narrated a theaterical work by composer John Moran titled, "Book of the Dead (2nd Avenue)" at The Public Theater. She won a Golden Globe award for Hysterical Blindness, a film for which she also served as executive producer. In the film she played an excitable New Jersey woman in the 1980s searching for romance. The San Francisco Chronicle review wrote, “Thurman so commits herself to the role, eyes blazing and body akimbo, that you start to believe that such a creature could exist — an exquisite looking woman so spastic and needy that she repulses regular Joes. Thurman has bent the role to her will”.[19] [edit] 2003–present Thurman (right) and Vivica A. Fox in 2003's Kill Bill Vol. 1.After a five-year hiatus from any major film roles, Thurman returned in 2003 in John Woo's film Paycheck, followed by her next collaboration with Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill. Paycheck was only moderately successful with critics and at the box office, but Kill Bill relaunched her career. In Kill Bill she played one of the world's top assassins, out on a revenge quest against her former lover. She was offered the role on her 30th birthday from Tarantino, who wrote the part specifically for her. He also cited Thurman as his muse while writing the film, and also gave her a formal joint credit for the character of Beatrix Kiddo, whom the two conceived on the set of Pulp Fiction from the sole image of a bride covered in blood. Uma Thurman as Ulla in The Producers.Production was delayed for several months after Thurman became pregnant as Tarantino refused to recast the part.[20] The film reportedly took nine months to shoot, and was filmed on location in five different countries. The role was also her most demanding to date, and she spent three months training in martial arts, swordsmanship, and Japanese.[21] The two-part action epic became an instant cult classic [22] and scored highly with critics. The film series earned Thurman Golden Globe nominations for both entries, and three MTV Movie Awards for Best Female Performance and twice for Best Fight. Rolling Stone likened Thurman to “an avenging angel out of a 1940s Hollywood melodrama”.[23] The main inspirations for “The Bride” were several B-movie action heroines. Thurman's main inspiration for the role was the title character of Coffy (played by Pam Grier) and the character of Gloria Swenson from Gloria (played by Gena Rowlands). She said that the two characters are “two of the only women I've ever seen be truly women [while] holding a weapon”.[24] Coffy was screened for Thurman by Tarantino prior to beginning production on the film, to help her model the character.[20] By 2005, Thurman had become one of Hollywood's highest paid actresses, commanding a salary of $12.5 million USD per film.[25] Her first film of the year was Be Cool, the sequel to 1995's Get Shorty, which reunited her with her Pulp Fiction castmate John Travolta. In the film she played the widow of a deceased music business executive. Later in 2005 she starred in the film Prime with Meryl Streep, playing a woman in her late thirties romancing a man in his early twenties. Thurman's last film of the year was a remake of The Producers in which she played Ulla, a Swedish stage actress hoping to win a part in a new Broadway musical. Originally, the producers of the film planned to have another singer dub in Thurman's musical numbers, but she was eager to do her own vocals,[26] however it has not been confirmed if she performs all of the vocals in the film. She is credited for her songs in the credits. With a successful film career, Thurman once again became a desired model. Cosmetics company Lancôme selected her as their spokeswoman, and named several shades of lipstick after her (these were only sold in Asia). In 2005, she became a spokeswoman for the French fashion house Louis Vuitton. On February 7, 2006, Thurman was named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of Francefor outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature. In May 2006 Thurman bought the film rights to the Frank Schätzing novel "The Swarm", which is now in development and due for release in 2008. [1]. Her latest movie, co-starring Luke Wilson, is "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" which was released on July 20th, 2006 in Australia, and on July 21st in the U.S. Uma stars as a super-heroine named "G-Girl" who is dumped by her boyfriend and then takes her revenge upon him. [edit] Personal life [edit] Relationships and family Uma Thurman at Cannes, 2000.While living in London to avoid the Dangerous Liaisons hype, she began dating director Phil Joanou, who had just produced U2’s movie Rattle and Hum in 1988. While visiting the set of his latest project, State Of Grace, she met English actor Gary Oldman. The two hit it off immediately — even Joanou later said it was obvious that she and Oldman were meant for each other, so he stepped aside. The two were married in 1990, but the marriage only lasted two years, reportedly caused by the little time they spent together due to their busy acting schedules. On May 1, 1998, she married actor Ethan Hawke, after the two met at the set of Gattaca; he subsequently dedicated his novel ("To Karuna"), to her. Prior to their engagement, Hawke had proposed twice before she accepted. Thurman herself acknowledged that they married early on because she had become pregnant; at the time of their wedding she was seven months along.[27] The couple had two children, daughter Maya Ray (b. July 8, 1998) and son Levon Roan (b. January 15, 2002). In 2003, Thurman and Hawke separated, and in 2004 they filed for divorce. Many news outlets reported that the cause of the divorce was because Hawke had cheated on Thurman with Canadian model Jen Perzow, after he had suspected Thurman of cheating on him with Quentin Tarantino. Hawke denied that the cause of the divorce was infidelity, saying that it was caused by their busy work schedules.[28] In a 2004 Rolling Stone cover story, both Thurman and Tarantino denied ever having a romantic relationship, despite Tarantino once having told a reporter, “I’m not saying that we haven’t, and I’m not saying that we have”.[9] When asked on The Oprah Winfrey Show if there was “betrayal of some kind” during the marriage, Thurman said, “There was some stuff like that at the end. We were having a difficult time, and you know how the axe comes down and how people behave and how people express their unhappiness”.[29] She currently resides in Hyde Park, New York. In 2004, she began dating New York hotelier Andre Balazs. At one point, they lived in a loft apartment in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, down the street from Balazs’s Mercer Hotel. In March 2006, Thurman’s publicist announced that the couple had split.[30] [edit] Politics and opinions Thurman also dedicates herself to a variety of political and social causes. Thurman is a supporter of the United States Democratic Party, and has made donations to the campaigns of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Joseph Driscoll.[31] She is a strong supporter of gun control laws, and in 2000, she participated in Marie Claire’s “End Gun Violence Now” campaign. She also participated in Planned Parenthood’s “March for Women’s Lives” to support the legality of abortion.[32] On June 21, 2006 she attended the Conference of Nobel Laureates, Petra II: A World in Danger in the Jordanian town of Petra. The conference was the second organized jointly by the King Abdullah II Development Fund and Wiesel’s Foundation for Humanity. Some 25 Nobel laureates and 30 celebrities, including the Dalai Lama, attended. It was also the setting for the first “informal” meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.[33] [edit] Lawsuit In 1996, 26 year old Thurman sued men's magazine Playboy for unspecified damages after they published pictures of her completely nude on the beach at St. Bart's. The judge threw out the case because Thurman was nude in public and therefore should have taken into account that there could be photographers near by.

Question: If anyone has any ghost stories about her please tell me.

Answer: i just typed her name into the search engine and these were some of the 1st site on the list. if you need more stuff im sure if you just type in her name youll get loads of sites


Answer: Keith 1 time thurman all day. Collazo is a decent fighter but i get the impression he is just a gate keeper now if even that. Since thurman seemed to have no trouble with soto karass and quintana i would assume he would destroy collazo. I however did not see the Ortiz fight so havent seen collazo in action for a few years but i know he is not in his prime anymore and was never talked about too much when he was in his prime. I think Keith Thurman is gonna be a super star one day in the near future.


Answer: Thurman is a victim of two things. Playing for the Yankees hurts a players shot at the hall and the other was that Thurman's biggest contributions don't show up on a stat sheet. Thurman didn't have the gun that Bench did for an arm but Thurman handled pitchers better than anybody else in my lifetime. He blocked the plate like a tank daring anybody to try to score through him. He would align the defense of the infield and was overall the best defensive catcher of his time I feel. His biggest competitor was Yeager not Bench for that honor. Bench hit the HRs while Munson just plain hit. He had good power numbers for his day and age but didn't win HR crowns like Bench. Munson at a time when players had to have winter jobs to make ends meet was a champion of charitable causes. Unlike Clemente he worked with a wide group of people. His heart was huge. Munson was a warrior. He played through pain, adversity and didn't complain at all despite many press attempts to lure him into the same kinds of comments team mates made. Most of all it was Munson's leadership that makes him worthy of the hall. Statistically, Munson's numbers were just good enough to be considered. If you leave out the non hitting stats he's probably not worthy of the hall. If you factor in the total player the Hall is a farce without Munson gracing it.