Bobby Ray Murcer

Bobby Ray Murcer

Birth
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 12 Jul 2008 (aged 62)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Left side of the building
Memorial ID 28227323 · View Source
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Professional Baseball Player. Murcer served in the Army in 1967 and 1968, and played in the major leagues from 1965 to 1983. He was a member of the New York Yankees from 1965 to 1974, the San Francisco Giants from 1975 to 1976, the Chicago Cubs from 1977 to 1979, and the Yankees again from June, 1979 until 1983. Originally a shortstop and third baseman, he converted to the outfield and became a Yankees fan favorite in the post-Mickey Mantle era. He was a highly regarded player after becoming a full time major leaguer in 1969, winning selection to five All Star teams (1971 to 1975), and receiving a Gold Glove in 1972 in recognition of his excellent defensive play. His career totals included 252 home runs, 1,043 runs batted in, and a .277 batting average. Murcer became a broadcaster after retiring as a player, providing color commentary for Yankees television broadcasts, and winning three Emmy awards for live sports coverage. He spent a year as a Yankees Assistant General Manager in the late 1980s, but then returned to broadcasting. He was a member of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and received numerous accolades for his charitable works and community service efforts. Murcer also authored an autobiography, 2008's "Yankee for Life". He died at Oklahoma City Hospital of complications from a malignant brain tumor he had begun treatment for in 2006.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 12 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28227323
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Ray Murcer (20 May 1946–12 Jul 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28227323, citing Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .