January 12, 2007
Murcer's tumor was malignant

The surgery to remove a brain tumor went well for former Yankee Bobby Murcer, but his prognosis is still grim.

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.

According to the Daily News, Murcer is in for six weeks of extensive chemotherapy and radiation. My continued best wishes to Bobby Murcer and his family as he goes through this ordeal.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 12, 2007 to Baseball

I was also a Murcer fan. Always a classy player. I remember going to Yankee Stadium during his last hitch with the Yanks, and the team provided a rocking chair for Murcer to use during the games. Best wishes for his therapy and healing.

Posted by: Jeff N. on January 12, 2007 7:10 AM