Obituary : Nebraska baseball great and MLB star, Bob Cerv dies at 91

.Nebraska baseball great and MLB star, Bob Cerv, has passed away at the age of 91. 

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. 
Bob Cerv was the seventh-oldest living New York Yankee. The six ahead of him: Eddie Robinson (96), Bob Kuzava (92), Art Schallock (92), Charlie Silvera (92), Bobby Brown (92), and Irv Noren (92).

Nebraska Basketball
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
Don Buehler
Bob Cerv, former MLB player and owner of Cerv's Golf Range at 3129 W. South Omaha Bridge Rd in Council Bluffs, Iowa died Thursday. Mickey Mantle (left) with Cerv.

Pure Nebraska 
Nebraska baseball great and MLB star, Bob Cerv, has passed away at the age of 91. We probably have his last interview...recorded in mid-March. We hope to air our story on Bob Cerv next week on Pure Nebraska.

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