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Tumor removed, Murcer recovering in hospital

12/28/2006 - MLB New York Yankees

HOUSTON -- Former New York Yankees player Bobby Murcer was
recovering at a Houston hospital Thursday after surgery to remove a
brain tumor.

The 60-year-old Murcer, now a Yankees broadcaster, was awake and
resting comfortably at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer
Center, one of the top cancer facilities in the nation, hospital
officials said in a statement.

"The Murcer family would like to thank all those who have
extended their well wishes and support," the statement said.

The New York Daily News has reported that Murcer had been having
headaches and feeling a loss of energy, and the tumor was
discovered following an MRI on Christmas Eve.

Murcer played 17 seasons in the major leagues from 1965-83 and
was a five-time All-Star and a Gold Glove-winning outfielder. In
his career with the Yankees, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs,
he batted .277 with 252 home runs and 1,043 RBI.

After his retirement, Murcer won three Emmy Awards for live
sports coverage as the voice of the Yankees.