Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bobby Murcer has More Than Baseball on His Brain

Former Yankee outfielder Bobby Murcer’s battle with brain cancer may have taken a turn for the worse, the Daily News has learned.

According to an emotional e-mail sent to friends Thursday from Murcer’s wife, Kay, the Yankee broadcaster will undergo a brain biopsy on Monday in Houston after an MRI revealed an “area that doctors are concerned about.”

“Please pray that it will be determined to be necrosis (scar tissue from the radiation), and not another cancerous tumor,” Kay wrote in her e-mail. “It’s one of the two.”
Murcer has spent much of his life in the Yankees organization, playing two stints with the team as well as serving as a broadcaster for the past 25 years since his retirement.

He was first diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2006. Murcer remains optimistic despite having to tackle more adversity.

Murcer is reportedly working on his autobiography titled "Yankee For Life." Funny. We thought that title belonged to someone else.

[New York Daily News]

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