"I'm a little too belligerent.
I cuss and swear at people. I yell at umpires and maybe I'm a little
too tough at home
I don't sign as many autographs as I should and I haven't
always been very good with writes."
"I like hitting fourth and I like the good batting average.
But what I do everyday behind the plate is a lot more important
because it touches so many more people and so many more aspects of the game."
"He was ready for anything back there."
-- New York Yankees manager Billy Martin
"Thurman was indispensable and irreplaceable...."
-- New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
"Thurman was one of the things you could always
-- New York Yankees Manger Billy Martin