Yankee for Life: My 40-Year Journey in Pinstripes (Paperback)

Yankee for Life: My 40-Year Journey in Pinstripes By Bobby Murcer, Glen Waggoner Cover Image
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“A lovely reminiscence about [Murcer’s] baseball and broadcasting career and his fight with cancer. . . a gentlemanly memoir.” — New York Times

As he stepped to the plate at Yankee Stadium on opening day in 1966, Bobby Murcer carried with him the hopes and expectations of Yankees fans looking for the next Mickey Mantle. Bobby wasn't the next Mick, of course, but he became one of the most beloved Yankees of all time.

Yankee for Life is Murcer's account of his stellar career as both a player and an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster. With self-effacing humor and down-home charm, he shares fascinating and illuminating anecdotes about former teammates, bosses, and the new generation of Yankees superstars—Rivera, Jeter, Rodriguez—whom he watched grow up from the broadcast booth. With candor, courage, and a refreshing dose of wit, he tells of his battle with brain cancer, explaining how the love of his wife and family, his deep religious faith, and the passionate support of fans helped see him through his ordeal.

Bobby Murcer may not have achieved the celebrity of some of his fellow players, but ultimately he was what fans always wanted him to be: a Yankee for life.

About the Author


Bobby Murcer enjoyed an outstanding seventeen-year major- league career with the Yankees, Giants, and Cubs, and afterward spent twenty-five years in the Yankees broadcast booth as a play-by-play announcer. Murcer died of cancer in July 2008.

The final chapter of Yankee for Life, "Play Ball!", was unintentionally omitted from the paperback edition. We apologize for this oversight. Click here to download the missing chapter.



Glen Waggoner, a founding editor of ESPN The Magazine, is the coauthor of Bobby Murcer’s New York Times bestselling autobiography A Yankee for Life, as well as the bestsellers My Life In & Out of the Rough with John Daly and Clearing the Bases with Mike Schmidt. Waggoner was one of the founding fathers of Rotisserie League Baseball, which sparked the fantasy sports movement in America.

Praise For…


“An inspiration.” — Newsday

“A lovely reminiscence about [Murcer’s] baseball and broadcasting career and his fight with cancer...a gentlemanly memoir.” — New York Times

“What an incredible book. Bobby’s an amazingly courageous guy to go through all that and tell his story.” — David Cone, YES Network

“Bobby Murcer was a born Yankee, a great guy, very well-liked and a true friend of mine.” — George Steinbrenner



Product Details
ISBN: 9780061473425
ISBN-10: 0061473421
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: April 21st, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
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