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Commissioner's statement on passing of Bobby Murcer
07/12/2008 5:59 PM ET
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the passing of longtime Major League player and New York Yankees broadcaster Bobby Murcer:

"All of Major League Baseball is saddened today by the passing of Bobby Murcer, particularly on the eve of this historic All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, a place he called home for so many years. Bobby was a gentleman, a great ambassador for baseball, and a true leader both on and off the field. He was a man of great heart and compassion and made many wonderful contributions to the Baseball Assistance Team and to the game. All of us in baseball will miss him. We pass on our sympathies and condolences to his family and to his many friends."

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