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Dale Murphy
Outfielder
Born: March 12, 1956 (1956-03-12) (age 51)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1976
for the Atlanta Braves
Final game
May 21, 1993
for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
Batting average     .265
Home runs     398
RBI's     1266
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (NL): 1980, 1982-1987
  • MLB Most Valuable Player Award (NL): 1982-1983
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award: 1985
  • Roberto Clemente Award: 1988
  • Gold Glove (NL OF): 1982-1986
  • Silver Slugger (NL OF): 1982-1985
  • Played in every Major League game from 1982-85
  • Led NL in RBI in 1982 (109) and 1983 (121)
  • Led NL in OPS (.933) in 1983
  • Led NL in Slugging Percentage in 1983 (.540) and 1984 (.547)
  • Led NL in Runs Created in 1983 (131), 1985 (131) and 1987 (143)
  • Led NL in Total Bases (332) and Extra-Base Hits (76) in 1984
  • Led NL in Home Runs in 1984 (36) and 1985 (37)
  • Led NL in Plate Appearances (712), Runs (118), Walks (90) and Times on Base (276) in 1985
  • Led NL in Intentional Walks (29) in 1987
  • Ranks 45th on MLB All-Time Home Runs List (398)
  • Ranks 33rd on MLB All-Time Intentional Walks List (159)
  • Hit 3 home runs against San Francisco Giants on May 18, 1979

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Playing career

Murphy is regarded by many as one of the premier players during the 1980s. His best years were with the Atlanta Braves, appearing in the All-Star Game seven times, and leading the National League in home runs and RBI twice; he also led the major leagues in home runs and runs batted in over the 10-year span from 1981 to 1990. He led the National League in games, at bats, runs, hits, extra base hits, RBI, runs created, total bases, and plate appearances in the 1980s. He also accomplished a 30-30 season in 1983, at the time only the 6th player since 1922 to do so. His 1983 MVP year is the only time in major-league history a player has compiled a .300 batting average, 30 home runs, 120 runs batted in, 130 runs scored, 90 bases on balls, and 30 stolen bases with fewer than 10 times caught stealing. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... The 30-30 club is a grouping of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 30 stolen base and 30 home run plateaus in the same season. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1922 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ...


Honors

In addition, Murphy also won five consecutive Gold Glove Awards, and won two consecutive MVP awards in 1982 and 1983, making him one of only four outfielders in major league history with consecutive MVP years, and the youngest ever to do so at the time. Also, between 1981 and 1986, Murphy played in 740 consecutive games, at the time the 11th longest such streak in baseball history (since then passed by Miguel Tejada and Cal Ripken). In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... Listed below are the 15 longest consecutive games played streaks in Major League Baseball history. ... Miguel Odalis Tejada (born May 25, 1976 in Baní, Dominican Republic), nicknamed Miggi, is currently the shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ...


As a fielder

Murphy did not begin his career as an outfielder. He began as a catcher, but had difficulties throwing out runners attempting stolen bases. Also, his knees were taking a good amount of pounding from trying to catch teammate Phil Niekro's knuckleballs behind the plate. He was moved briefly to first base (he led all National League first basemen in errors with 23 in 1978) and left field, before reaching the peak of his success playing center field and eventually right field, being widely considered the best all-around player in the major leagues for the 6-year span between 1982-1987. The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... 1970 Topps super card #15 Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... An error has different meanings in different domains. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


His professional baseball career began in 1976 and ended in 1993; he also played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies franchises. He finished his career with 398 home runs (19th in MLB history at the time of his retirement) and a .265 batting average. He reached the playoffs only once, in 1982, where the Braves were eliminated in the first round by the St. Louis Cardinals. His jersey number "3" was retired by the Atlanta Braves on June 13, 1994. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Fightin Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... The 1982 National League Championship Series was played between the St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


Murphy's clean-living habits

Murphy's clean-living habits off the diamond were conspicuous in a league wracked by illegal drugs and salary controversies. A devout Latter-day Saint, commonly known as a "Mormon"[1], Murphy did not drink alcohol, would not allow women to be photographed embracing him, and paid his teammates' dinner checks (as long as alcohol was not on the tab). He also refused to give television interviews unless he was fully dressed. Murphy had been introduced to Mormonism by Barry Bonnell, a teammate early in his career. Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events... A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... This article is about the history and use of the word Mormon. For information about the religious beliefs and culture of Mormons, see Mormonism. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Barry Bonnell (born October 27, 1953 in Mariemont, Ohio) is a former outfielder and third baseman in Major League Baseball. ...


For several years, the Atlanta Constitution ran a popular weekly column, where Murphy responded to young fans' questions and letters. Murphy's TV commercials usually had him advertising milk, ice cream, and Canon cameras. In a scene reminiscent of The Pride of the Yankees, Murphy once promised a disabled girl in the stands he'd hit a home run for her, and ended up hitting two in the game. In 1987, he shared Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsmen and Sportswomen of the Year" award with seven others, characterized as "Athletes Who Care", for his work with numerous charities, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Georgia March of Dimes and the American Heart Association. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily newspaper of Atlanta and metro Atlanta. ... The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 biographical film directed by Sam Wood about the New York Yankees star baseball player, first baseman Lou Gehrig, who had his Hall-of-Fame career tragically cut short at 36 years of age when he was stricken with the fatal disease amyotrophic... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... Make-A-Wish Foundation logo The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants wishes to children (2. ... March of Dimes official logo March of Dimes is the name of health charities in both the United States and Canada. ... The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke American Stroke Association Web site. ...


Murphy has recently come out as one of the more vocal critics of Barry Bonds home run record chase and steroid allegations. On August 6, 2007, Murphy called Sports Radio AM 1280 The Zone in Salt Lake City to offer the following sentiments, "This is a great teaching moment for a parent. You can explain to your kids why you're not watching and why it doesn't interest you. ...Even in a court of a law you can have a preponderance of circumstantial evidence to convict somebody. Now, maybe I'm wrong, but when you get enough stuff on a guy, you can make a decision and it's just really a no-brainer. The guy would have been one of the great ones, anyway. But now, he sucked the fun and the life right out of it. I mean, there is enough evidence to me to say without a doubt he used performance-enhancing drugs. He hit 73 home runs when he was 37. I mean, Hank would have hit 855 if he had this same advantage. Barry's a great player, there's no question about it, but he put an asterisk by his name on his own. He's deserved all the negative publicity that he's getting. I mean, people are calling up and complaining that he's being treated unfairly. You know, life just usually isn't like that. You don't usually get treated unfairly. You usually get what you deserve. This is what Barry deserves. He's a hard guy to like. He's a hard teammate to have and, you know, he's set a terrible example for our kids. That's what you say to your kids. This is what happens when you take steroids. Your dad doesn't want to watch this because this is drug abuse, basically, as we all know. I am not really trying to jump on the last caller, but he's a Giants fan. Giants fans love it and they are blinded for some reason. But most people put an asterisk by it." [2] Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ...


Post-baseball life

After his baseball career ended, Murphy became more active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From 1997 to 2000, he served as president of the Massachusetts Boston Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3] Murphy was at one point said to be considering a run for Utah governor in 2004, but failed to generate enough interest within the Republican Party. He now lives in Alpine, Utah. In 1997, Dale was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.[4] The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a Mission President is a man who presides over a mission, and the group of missionaries, in the mission. ... The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is well known for their efforts to contact the public through proselyting activities. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Alpine is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. ...


As an author

Dale Murphy has written three books. The first, The Scouting Report on Professional Athletics, elaborates details of the professional athlete's lifestyle. Murphy discusses balancing career and family, working with agents, business management, giving back, and preparing for retirement. The book has been a success among young athletes who desire a career in sports. The list of well-known figures who offered endorsements for the book includes Joe Torre, Jason Kidd, Steve Young, Wayne Gretzky, Cal Ripken, Jr., Bobby Bowden, Bill Walton, and Mike Krzyzewski. Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is the manager of the New York Yankees. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California) is an American All-Star professional basketball player in the NBA. After earlier tours with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, he is currently the New Jersey Nets starting point guard and captain. ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama), better known as Bobby Bowden, is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I football history with 366 career wins. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


His second book was an autobiography titled Murph. Murphy talked about his faith and why he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He discussed the struggles of his early baseball career and how he overcame problems. It wasn't a major success; the target reader was a young LDS male, a limited demographic.


His third book, released in 2007, is titled The Scouting Report for Youth Athletics. This book contains valuable information for coaches, parents, and players involved in youth sports. Dale wrote the book in response to the negative behavior that is increasing as a result of poor examples set by professional athletes. For example, steroid use among high school athletes reached an all-time high of one million users in 2006 due to the steroid scandals splashed in the headlines. This book is intended to voice a perspective of those who want to win at all costs. Stephen Keener, President and CEO of Little League Baseball, said, "Dale understands that the desire to win and pursuit of athletic dreams must be tempered with the fact that millions of kids will leave sports at a relatively young age and enter far more important arenas where it is absolutely necessary to have a foundation of honesty, dedication, and decency. I applaud Dale for undertaking this effort and encourage every Little League coach and parent to consider his thoughts before the next season begins. It will be well worth it." Included with each book is a 50-page insert which includes contributions from Peyton Manning, Dwyane Wade, Tom Glavine, George Mitchell, Danica Patrick, Larry H. Miller, and others. In a Q&A format, they discuss the great lessons they learned from youth sports and how they apply the lessons today. There is also a section written by two world-renowned doctors about illegal performance-enhancing drug use in sports. The year 2007 in literature involves some significant new books. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana)[1] is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. ... Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... George Mitchell may refer to: George Mitchell (actor) (died 1972), actor whose a last major role was comic relief as the cantankerous survivor Jackson in The Andromeda Strain (film) George Mitchell (musician) (1917–2002), Scottish musician George Mitchell (Rhodesia) (1867–1937), Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia George Mitchell (surveyor) (died... Danica Sue Patrick (born March 25, 1982 in Beloit, Wisconsin) is an American auto racing driver competing in the IndyCar Series. ... Lawrence Horne Larry H. Miller (born April 26, 1944) is a Utah businessman and philanthropist. ...


The Scouting Report and Youth Athletics or Professional Athletics are available online.[5]


iWontCheat.com

Dale recently started a nonprofit organization called the iWontCheat foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to promote ethics in youth athletics and deter steroid use and cheating. [6]


Hall of Fame?

Roger Maris and Dale Murphy are the only two-time MVPs that are not in the Baseball Hall of Fame among those eligible as of 2007. Critics point out that Murphy had several weaknesses, such a mediocre lifetime average, an extremely high strikeout total, and a profound decline in production at a relatively young age (he played until 37 but had his last productive season at 34, and his last great season several years before that). With nearly ten years of eligibility for the Hall and very little current support among voters, his enshrinement is unlikely to ever happen. Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


Major league statistics

Career Hitting[7]
G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2,180 7,960 2,111 350 39 398 1,197 1,266 161 986 1,748 .265 .346 .469 .815

In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) incorporates on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ...

See also

The 30-30 club is a grouping of Major League Baseball, USA, players who have reached the 30 stolen base and 30 home run plateaus in the same season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes home run champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs batted in champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs scored champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... This is a list of the top 500 Major League Baseball home run hitters. ... Listed below are the occurrences of Major League Baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. ... Listed below are the 15 longest consecutive games played streaks in Major League Baseball history. ...

Notes

  1. ^ http://newsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/41584
  2. ^ http://www.1280thezone.com/persons/bigshowblog/DaleMurphy8-6-07.mp3
  3. ^ http://www.mbmission.com/cgi-bin/alumni/rmdb41.cgi?action=view_all_pres
  4. ^ http://www.oregonsportshall.org
  5. ^ http://www.thescoutingreport.net
  6. ^ http://www.iwontcheat.com
  7. ^ Baseball-Reference.com.

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