Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
August 3, 2004
BASEBALL: Voice of the Mets, Rest in Peace

Bob Murphy has died, at age 79, just about a year after announcing his retirement after 42 years as the voice of the Mets. Murphy had apparently been battling lung cancer. You can read my "happy recap" of Murphy's broadcasting career, on the occasion of his retirement, here. He was a fine man and a terrific broadcaster, and will be missed.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:08 PM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (1)

I'm connected to Bob's family (yes, me -- it's complicated). It's hard, but we knew it was coming for awhile. I can assure you that they appreciate all the kind words.

Posted by: Mac Thomason at August 3, 2004 8:00 PM

Very sad news. What a great broadcaster and positive man.

He certainly will be missed…

Posted by: The Mad Hibernian at August 3, 2004 10:39 PM
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