NEW YORK -- Former All- Star outfielder and longtime Yankees
broadcaster Bobby Murcer has died at 62.
The Yankees said he died Saturday at home in Oklahoma City
following a 19-month battle with brain cancer.
Murcer played 17 seasons in the majors with the Yankees, San
Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs from 1965 to 1983. He batted .277
with 252 home runs and worked as a Yankees broadcaster for 23
Murcer was a fan favorite in New York. He had surgery in
December 2006, four days after being diagnosed with a malignant
brain tumor. He returned to the broadcast booth last season and
briefly this year.