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Thursday May 23rd 2024


Bobby Ray Murcer: A Class Act Transcending the Confines of the Baseball Diamond

wasn't the next Mickey Mantle. He wasn't as talented as Bobby Bonds, the man he was once traded for. And he'd be surpassed as a ballplayer by a young kid named Mattingly, whom he once made room for on the Yankees roster by graciously retiring from the game of baseball.

Nope, he'll never make the Hall of Fame or be remembered as one of the better players who've ever played the game. But talk to anyone who ever crossed paths with one Bobby Ray Murcer and I'm sure they'd all concur about one thing: The man's legacy extends WAY beyond any ballpark in which he ever competed.

Murcer passed away back in 2008 at the age of 62 after battling brain cancer; it hit me hard. I guess I always felt a connection with Bobby Murcer due to the fact that he started ...

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