Cerv had his best season playing for the Kansas City A's in 1958, when he batted .305, hit 38 home runs, and made the All-Star team. But he is perhaps best remembered for being part of the 1961 Yankees and rooming with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris during their charge at Babe Ruth's single season home run record. Cerv was rather memorably portrayed in the Billy Crysta film, "61," which relived that season in such entertaining fashion.
I imagine that Cerv was a beacon of calm in that raucous clubhouse. And from all accounts, he was a remarkable storyteller who regaled friends and acquaintances with tales from his days with the A's, Yankees, and Angels.
RIP Bob Cerv. Still holds the record for most home runs in a single season by a Kansas City MLB player.
Bellow are words of condolence from fans around the world.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Husker great Bob Cerv , who passed away on Thursday evening.
May he rest in peace and his life be celebrated for years to come