Bobby Murcer

In New York, if you don't fulfill your on-field expectations, they usually run you out of town. Bobby Murcer, who died on July 12 at the age of 62, didn't live up to his billing as the next Mickey Mantle, a fellow Oklahoma boy whom he succeeded in center field. Though a fine player and a five-time All-Star, Murcer never sniffed the Hall of Fame. Yet with his class, grace and a good ole Southern charm he shared with fans for 23 years in the broadcast booth, he was one of the most beloved Yankees.

With a sweet lefty swing fit...

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