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Yanks Broadcaster Bobby Murcer has Died

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Bobby Murcer, who reportedly, spent four decades a Yankees player, broadcaster and announcer died today of brain cancer in his hometown of Oklahoma City. I've watched the yanks for awhile and it will be weird to not hear his voice on the telecasts anymore.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3484627

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So he didn't retire or leave while he had it? Wow.

(just saw this on the Red Sox game)

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wow. thats all i can say.

to my family he was like the voice of god. i got a call from my parents when this broke, and i swear it was likea family member dying.

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I grew up as a Yankee fan during the 70s, and remember Bobby fondly as a player and a broadcaster. He was a true gentleman who wasn't full of self importance as a majority of today's announcers in baseball seem to be. He is one of the last of a dying breed, and yet another link to my MLB childhood has now passed. I'm still sad over Rizzuto's death. I still miss and long for the days of Rizzuto, Bill White & Frank Messer in the booth. But that is the circle of life. I hope Bobby and his memory will be honored Tuesday night during the All-Star Game, especially since it will be at the Stadium. This is probably the ONLY reason I will bother tuning in at all now. Sad to say, but baseball just is not doing it for me anymore, but when someone from its past who I have or had an emotional connection to dies, especially after what he did when Thurman died almost 30 years ago, I will make the effort to tune in.

With deepest sorrow, and sympathy for Bobby's family...

Bill

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He was not only a great player but a fun player to watch. And, by all accounts, he was an even greater human being.

RIP, Bobby. And thank you, God, for the joy Bobby Murcer gave us, even to us non-Yankee fans.

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