View Full Version : RIP Bobby Murcer
07-12-2008, 04:30 PM
Bobby Murcher lost his battle with brain cancer today. He was 62. RIP.
07-12-2008, 04:59 PM
Rest in peace.
07-12-2008, 06:17 PM
I've always hated the Yankees, but there have been players who were exceptions to that general rule. Bobby Murcer was one of those. He was a class act.
Bucky F. Dent
07-12-2008, 09:26 PM
07-12-2008, 10:17 PM
Murcer gave one of the eulogies at catcher Thurman Munson's funeral on August 6, 1979, in Canton, Ohio in which he quoted the poet and philosopher Angelo Patri: “The life of a soul on earth lasts longer than his departure. He lives on in your life and the life of all others who knew him.” Afterward, the team flew home to play the first-place Baltimore Orioles in a game which was broadcast nationally on ABC-TV. Yankee manager Billy Martin wanted to give Murcer the day off, but Murcer insisted on playing—and play he did. Murcer practically won the game single-handedly, bringing the Yankees back from a 4-0 deficit with a 3-run homer in the 7th, then hitting a walk-off 2-run single down the left-field line in the bottom of the 9th, causing Howard Cosell to exclaim what a heroic performance Murcer had put on for the deceased Yankee captain Munson, who had died in a plane crash 4 days earlier. Murcer never used the bat from the game ever again and gave it to Munson's widow, Diana.
07-13-2008, 03:09 PM
RIP. He spent a few years with the Cubs correct?
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