Saturday, July 12, 2008

RIP Bobby Murcer

Bobby Murcer, a beloved member of the Yankees family, passed away today. He was the best player on a series of very poor Yankee teams in the early 1970's but he played hard for the Yanks and did the uniform justice. After retiring, he became our TV announcer for 17 years and his voice will always be a part of my childhood and adolescence.

The neatest bit of trivia about Murcer is that he's the only Yankee player to have played with both Mickey Mantle and Don Mattingly. Forever in our hearts here in New York, we'll miss you #1.

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