Monday, March 6, 2017

no. 635 - bobby murcer

Who is the man: Bobby Murcer produced a second straight hot-and-cold season in 1970 for the Yankees, finishing with 23 home runs and a .251 batting average.

Can ya dig it: That is a pretty regal pose for Bobby Ray Murcer. You could tell New York still expected big things from him from this image.

Right on: Second straight roughed-up card. When the numbers get this high, you take what you can get.

You see that cat Murcer is a bad mother: Murcer is one of 22 major leaguers to hit a home run in four consecutive at-bats. He did it during the 1970 season.

Shut your mouth: Murcer had a running feud with pitcher Gaylord Perry, publicly complaining that Perry threw a grease ball. It was all in good fun until Murcer complained that Commissioner Bowie Kuhn didn't have the guts to do anything about Perry. Kuhn proceeded to fine Murcer ... and did nothing about Perry.

No one understands him but his woman: Murcer was known in the clubhouse for his rocking chairs. He sat in one at his locker no matter where he played.

(A word about the back): The day Murcer hit his four consecutive home runs, a play at the plate that happened during that same doubleheader wound up on another card in this set.

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