Archive for July 6th, 2009

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Q&A With Thurman Munson Biographer Marty Appel

Yankees Rumors & News

Marty Appel is the behind-the-scenes Mr. Yankee. He was the PR guru for the Yankees back in the 1970s, and you’ve seen him in Yankeeographies and anywhere else a Yankee expert is needed. He was around the team for Thurman Munson’s whole career, and, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Munson’s tragic death, he’s just written a book about the former Yankee catcher, Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain (Doubleday), which will be released on July 7th. Appel was friends with Munson, and his insights into the grouchy, yet lovable Yankee are far-reaching and detailed, and include a minute-by-minute account of the Captain’s fateful last flight. He interviewed Munson’s siblings and former teammates, and Appel was there himself as a first-hand witness to the Munson era. After his PR days with the Yanks ended, Appel moved on to produce Yankee broadcasts on WPIX, started his own PR firm, has written countless books, including having co-written Munson’s autobiography in the late ’70s, and was …

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