Yankee for Life by Bobby Murcer
My 40-Year Journey in Pinstripes

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As he stepped to the plate at Yankee Stadium on opening day in 1966, Bobby Murcer carried with him the hopes and expectations of Yankees fans looking for the next Mickey Mantle. Bobby wasn't the next Mick, of course, but he became one of the most beloved Yankees of all time.

Yankee for Life is Murcer's account of his stellar career as both a player and an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster. With self-effacing humor and down-home charm, he shares fascinating and illuminating anecdotes about former teammates, bosses, and the new generation of Yankees superstars—Rivera, Jeter, Rodriguez—whom he watched grow up from the broadcast booth. With candor, courage, and a refreshing dose of wit, he tells of his battle with brain cancer, explaining how the love of his wife and family, his deep religious faith, and the passionate support of fans helped see him through his ordeal.

Bobby Murcer may not have achieved the celebrity of some of his fellow players, but ultimately he was what fans always wanted him to be: a Yankee for life.


About Bobby Murcer

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Bobby Murcer enjoyed an outstanding seventeen-year major- league career with the Yankees, Giants, and Cubs, and afterward spent twenty-five years in the Yankees broadcast booth as a play-by-play announcer. Murcer died of cancer in July 2008. The final chapter of Yankee for Life, "Play Ball!", was unintentionally omitted from the paperback edition. We apologize for this oversight. Click here to download the missing chapter.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, History. Non-fiction

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Although brain cancer ended Bobby Murcer's life only six weeks ago, he completed this lively book about his storied career with the Yankees before he died at the age of 62.

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