Saturday, July 12, 2008

RIP Bobby Murcer 1946-2008

If you grew up in metro New York City in the 1970s like I did, you know that Bobby Murcer was a smooth-fielding, smooth-hitting left-handed centerfielder from Oklahoma who was beloved -- even by a Mets fan like myself.

It saddened me to hear that Murcer died today from brain cancer at the mere age of 62. He brings back sad memories of a contemporary of Murcer's -- another former popular New Yorker by the name of Tug McGraw -- who also died before his time from brain cancer.

RIP Bobby

1 comment:

Steve said...

As an ex-Lawng Eyelendah(and Mets fan,too) I liked Bobby, old man was a Yankee fan and I always thought Murcer was a scrappy player with grit-was one of my dads faves along with Horace Clark-Godspeed Bobby...