What a terrible loss to the Murcer, Yankee and MLB Families. As a kid playing Little League, all my friends wanted to be Mickey Mantle. I wanted to be Bobby Murcer. He was always playing hard on the field and smiling off of it. In 1979, the summer I graduated from High school Thurman Munson died in a plane crash. Bobby gave the eulogy for his friend the day of the funeral and that night, the Yankees played the Orioles and Bobby drove in all 5 runs in a 5-4 win. For years, Bobby has worked as a broadcaster for YES network and my favorite days have been the Old Timers Day games where Bobby in uniform goes out on the field miked up, and made the ceremonies the most entertaining I've ever seen.
A great player and even greater person, my prayers are with his family.