35 years ago today, one of the saddest days in New York Yankees history was followed by one of the brightest moments after Bobby Murcer's special day and game-winning single propelled a Yankee team with a heavy heart to victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Murcer, who was a close friend to Thurman Munson, delivered the eulogy at The Captain's funeral during the day and became a hero at night.
Not only did he drive in the five runs that helped the Yanks come back from a 4-0 deficit, he also notched the game-winning hit with a two-run single in the ninth to win it.
The video is courtesy of MLB.com:
The loss of Munson was devastating, but Murcer was able to overcome that and have one of the magical performances in Major League Baseball history.
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