On the same day he delivered the eulogy at his best friend Thurman Munson's funeral, the late Bobby Murcer delivered a performance that will never be forgotten. The Yankees flew to Ohio from New York in the morning to bury their captain. They then flew back in order to get ready for the visiting first-place Orioles. Billy Martin suggested Bobby sit out given the circumstances, but Murcer insisted on playing in honor of his fallen friend. Bobby single-handedly erased a 4-0 B'more lead by hitting a 3-run shot in the 7th and a two-run walk-off single down the left field line. New York won 5-4.
21. Murcer Drives in 5 in Honor of Thurman Munson