Monday, July 14, 2008

What Sucks...The Reaper

Courageous, classy and beloved New York Yankee Bobby Murcer passed over the weekend. Whether it was in the booth as an announcer or on the field as a clutch hitting outfielder, Bobby Murcer will always have a place in the hearts of Yankee fans. His brave stand against cancer was inspiring and his Oklahoma twang and friendly smile will be missed.

Among the many great moments he had on the field was his performance in 1979, in the first game the Yankees played without their captain, the great Thurman Munson. After delivering a eulogy at Munson's service, Murcer knocked in 5 runs, including two in the bottom of the ninth to win a nationally televised game against the Orioles.

RIP, Bobby Murcer.

No comments: