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Bobby Murcer

Bobby Murcer (Baseball. Born, Oklahoma City, OK, May 20, 1946; died, Oklahoma City, OK, July 12, 2008.) Of his 17 years in the major leagues, Bobby Ray Murcer spent 12 of them with the Yankees but missed the championship seasons of 1976-78. During those years, Murcer was in the N.L. with the Giants (1975-76) and […]

Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson (Baseball. Born, Akron, OH, June 7, 1947; died, Canton, OH, Aug. 2, 1979.) Thurman Lee Munson had a testy relationship with writers covering the Yankees, particularly over the last five years of his career, because he felt he was unduly criticized. His feud with teammate Reggie Jackson is legendary. But Munson was the […]

Fran Healy

Fran Healy (Baseball.  Born, Holyoke, MA, Sept. 6, 1946.)  A backup catcher for 74 games with the Yankees, Francis Xavier Paul Healy became a baseball broadcaster in New York for nearly three decades.  Healy joined the Yankees as Thurman Munson’s backup in May 1976 in a swap for lefthander Larry Gura, who went to Kansas […]

Marty Appel

Marty Appel (Baseball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 7, 1948.)  Martin Eliot Appel spent nearly a decade with the Yankees, first as assistant public relations director (1968-73) before succeeding Bob Fishel as public relations director when the latter moved to the American League office.  Appel left in 1977 to become public relations director of the New York […]

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