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Bobby Murcer’s Game-Winning Hit After Delivering Thurman Munson Eulogy (Video)

August 6th, 2014 at 1:59 PM
By Michael Moraitis

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.

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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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