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Yankees announcer, former All-Star Murcer battling his ‘biggest’ challenge


“I’m not having to battle this alone, but am fortified with the most loving family, an abundance of wonderful friends and the very best class of physicians,” Murcer said in a statement released by the Yankees on Jan. 10. “I’m gaining confidence that with God and my faith leading the way, we will as a team put up an incredible fight. Please continue to send up prayers. That’s all I can really ask of you at this time.”
In a separate statement, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said: “Bobby Murcer represents the spirit of the Yankees, and above all, he’s my dear friend. I know Bobby very well. He has true grit, is a fighter, and our entire Yankees organization offers our prayers to him and his family for a big win in this battle.”
Murcer was the team’s color analyst on radio from and has been on TV as a color commentator since 1987.
A five-time All-Star in his 17-year playing career, he batted .277 with 252 home runs and 1,043 RBIs. He served as the Yankees’ assistant general manager in 1986.

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