Sunday, July 13, 2008

Yankee Great Dies at 62

Many of you probably already know but former Yankee Bobby Murcer died yesterday after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was first diagnosed with brain cancer almost two years ago, and went through surgery while taking a break from broadcasting.

Bobby Murcer was an outfielder for the Yankees throughout the early 70's and early 80's with brief stints with the Giants and the Cubs. He unfortunately missed the two championship teams of '77 and '78, but spent 13 of his 18 seasons with the Yankees. He retired from baseball as a Yankee, and became a commentator for us. Needless to say, Murcer will be missed.

2 comments:

Jim A. said...

Bobby Murcer was a class act and a true gentleman. How many athletes would actually retire (and stay retired) when the team asks them to do so for roster flexibility?
I remember Murcer retiring and then being an announcer that same night, which was kind of funny. He was great in the booth with the ever under appreciated trio of Bill White, Frank Messer and of course The Scooter.

All the best to the family and friends of this fine man. If there is a heaven, I know my favorite Yankee of all time Thurman Munson is a happy man as he has his best buddy back with him.

Roberto Alejandro said...

well said Jim.