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