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40. Bobby Murcer

40. Bobby Murcer
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 20, 1946 in Oklahoma City, OK USA
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 08, 1965
  • Final Game: June 11, 1983
  • TSN All-Star - 1971
  • Gold Glove - 1972
  • TSN All-Star - 1972
  • TSN All-Star - 1973
  • MVP - 1971
  • MVP - 1972
  • MVP - 1973
  • MVP - 1974
 
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In 1965 Bobby Mercer played his first game for New York at age 19 and after bouncing back and forth from the minors and a one-year stint in the army, he would become a fixture in the Yankees lineup in 1969 and would become a popular and productive member of the team.

Murcer would go on a four-year streak of All-Star appearances (1971-74) and would finish 7th, 5th, 9th, and 21st in American League MVP voting respectively.   The Outfielder would belt over 20 Home Run in five straight seasons and won the On Base Percentage and OPS in 1971.

Murcer would be traded to San Francisco but would return to New York in ’79 albeit in a supporting role.  He would play four more years with the Yankees and had 1,231 Hits and 175 Home Runs with the Yanks.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 6/2/64.
  • Departed: Traded to the San Francisco Giants for Bobby Bonds 10/22/74.

    Acquired (2):
    Traded from the Chicago Cubs for Paul Semall 6/26/79.

    Departed (2):
    Released 6/20/83.
  • Games Played: 1256
  • Notable Statistics: 641 Runs Scored
    1,231 Hits
    192 Doubles
    29 Triples
    175 Home Runs
    687 RBI
    74 Stolen Bases
    .278/.349/.453 Slash Line
    27.7 bWAR

    8 Playoff Games
    0 Runs Scored
    1 Hit
    0 Doubles
    0 Triples
    0 Home Runs
    0 RBI
    0 Stolen Bases
    .091/.231/.091 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-Star (1971, 1972, 1973 & 1974)
    Gold Glove (1972)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1971)
    Highest OPS (1971)
    Most Runs Scored (1972)
    Most Total Bases (1972)
    Highest OPS+ (1971)
    Most Extra Base Hits (1972)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1972)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1971)
    Most Assists by a Rightfielder (1974)
    Most Putouts by an Outfielder (1972)
    Most Assists by an Outfielder (1971, 1972 & 1974)
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