The tumor that was removed from Bobby Murcer's brain during surgery last month was malignant.
"As we begin a new year, I find myself facing a new challenge -- the biggest of my life so far. Pathology reports have revealed that the brain tumor removed was malignant," the former New York Yankees star said Wednesday in a statement.
"I'm not having to battle this alone but am fortified with the most loving family, an abundance of wonderful friends and fans and the very best class of physicians. I'm gaining confidence that with God and my faith leading the way, we will as a team put up an incredible fight. Please continue to send up prayers. That's all I can really ask of you at this time," he said.