Saturday, July 12, 2008
Bobby Murcer (1946-2008)
Bobby Murcer died today at the age of 62 due to complications from brain cancer. Murcer was a clutch power hitter and solid all around player on the field who was a five time All Star, a Gold Glove winner and hit 252 career homers; he was liked and respected by teammates and opponents on and off the field as a leader and overall nice man. As a broadcaster, Murcer didn't need to make a name for himself by being controversial or downright mean as many broadcasters do today; he used a down-home country accent and great sense of humor to make his points without attacking anyone personally; Murcer courageously battled his disease with strength and wit and wrote a book about his ordeal----Yankee For Life: My 40-Year Journey in Pinstripes; his presence around baseball will be missed.