During recent visit, former Atlanta Brave recounts learning baseball as a youth in Portland and how MLB can improve. Baseball can be a confounding game. Dale Murphy knows that better than most. Considered a five-tool player when he was drafted in 1974 out of Portland's Wilson High, Murphy was hyped as the next Johnny Bench when he joined the Atlanta Braves. The catching thing didn't work out (though he was behind home plate for 87 games in the major leagues). When throwing accurately to second base became troublesome, Murphy gave first base a try — initially borrowing a glove from...
Dale Murphy And Andruw Jones, Centers Of Attention In Atlanta, Take Separate Steps Toward Cooperstown
Only occasionally does one team produce multiple superstars who played the same position years apart. The New York Yankees had Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra, catchers so good that No. 8 was retired in both their names, as well as gifted center-fielders Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. The Boston Red Sox had a left-field legacy that led from Ted Williams to Jim Rice. And the Milwaukee-to-Atlanta Braves had slugging third basemen Eddie Mathews and Chipper Jones.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Hardin Valley baseball team hosted a fundraising event on Wednesday night, featuring MLB legend Dale Murphy. Murphy played 18 years in the majors for the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies. His best years were in Atlanta from 1976 to 1990. During that time, Murphy won consecutive National League MVP awards, four consecutive Silver Slugger Awards and five consecutive Gold Glove Awards. He finished his career with 398 home runs.
Onetime Brave discusses baseball, relationships at HVA. Dale Murphy posted some gaudy numbers during his career in Major League Baseball. Moreover, his reputation as a fierce competitor on the diamond and a good guy off of it made him a fan favorite during his days with the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies.
Graveside services to celebrate the life of Dale Murphy will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Toledo Bend Cemetery in Burkeville, Texas. Dale died November 25, 2021 at his home in Burkeville, Texas surrounded by his loving family. A native of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and a former longtime resident of Port Arthur, Texas, he was a resident of Burkeville, Texas since 2008. He enjoyed boating, fishing, working on his old Army Jeep, woodworking and especially spending time with his family.
MLB/Atlanta great Dale Murphy joins The Drive to react to the World Series win in ATL, what it means to the city, Braves roster going into next season, BYU legend Glen Tuckett + more. Subscribe to ESPN700's News!. Get the latest sports news, contests and flyaways, and more straight to...
Atlanta Braves franchise great Dale Murphy was about as good as they come in the outfield, but he wishes his playing style had been just a little bit looser — like a certain someone on the Braves’ current World Series roster.
The Braves are heading to the NLCS for the second consecutive season. A lot can be said about the perseverance of this squad coming back from the arms of defeat yet again, but it all comes down to the leader of the clubhouse. Freddie Freeman was at the center of...
Legendary baseball icon Dale Murphy is bringing his winning formula to Global Leader Group, a global executive management consultancy dedicated to inspiring leaders to live and lead deliberately. As Senior Partner and Premier Keynote Speaker, he will be offering organizations and teams a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Global Leader Group's newly launched Dale Murphy MVP Experience.
Marvin Dale Murphy, 62, of Paducah, died on Friday, April 30, 2021, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville. He was a carpenter and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his parents, Harmon and Judy Murphy; and two brothers, Mike Murphy and Rick Murphy. He was preceded in death...
Marvin Dale Murphy, 62, of Paducah, died Friday, April 30, 2021, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville. He was a carpenter and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his parents, Harmon and Judy Murphy; and two brothers, Mike Murphy and Rick Murphy. He was preceded in death by...
Changing defensive positions at the Major League level is often easier said than done. Evan Gattis, Ryan Klesko and Chipper Jones are among the many Atlanta Braves sluggers who the club at one time or another tried unsuccessfully to convert to the outfield. Gattis and Klesko lacked the agility for the defensive nuances of the position, while Jones suffered a series of foot and leg injuries that temporarily endangered his Hall-of-Fame career.
How I learned to stop worrying and love the Dale Murphy Hall of Fame case. When it comes to voting for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the discourse each year is less and less about a player’s on-field accomplishments and more and more about the “character clause.” We have to put it in quotes because there’s nothing actually called the character clause in the Hall’s rules. In fact, of the 665 words under “BBWAA Rules for Election” on the Hall of Fame’s website, only 26 of them actually pertain to how voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America should determine whom to vote for: