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Dale Murphy

Full Name: Dale Bryan Murphy
Profession: Baseball Outfielder

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Dale Murphy was an outstanding American professional baseball utility who had a highly credentialed 18-year career in the major leagues.

Playing most of his career with the Atlanta Braves (1976–1990), Murphy won consecutive NL MVP awards (1982–1983), the Silver Slugger Award for 4 straight years (1982–1985) and the Gold Glove Award for 5 straight years (1982–1986).

He was a 7-time All-Star, a 2-time NL home run leader (1984, 1985) and 2-time NL RBI leader (1982, 1983).

Murphy was known for his clean-living habits off the field and despite being a star five-tool player superstar with multiple MVP awards was inexplicably never elected to the Hall of Fame.

Born: March 12, 1956
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
Age: 65 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces


Historical Events

  • 1982-11-17 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
  • 1983-09-24 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
  • 1985-04-30 Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th & 29th runs of April
  • 1986-07-09 Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
  • 1989-07-27 Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
  • 1989-07-28 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • 1993-05-27 Baseball player Dale Murphy ends his career after 398 HRs

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