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Eddie Murray

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray

Profession: MLB 1st Baseman

United States of America

Biography: Spending most of his MLB career with the Baltimore Orioles, he ranks fourth in team history in both games played and hits.

Murray was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.

Born: February 24, 1956
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Age: 66 years old

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

Historical Events

  • 1977-04-18 Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR
  • 1977-11-21 Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1983-04-10 Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit
  • 1985-08-26 Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels
  • 1987-05-09 Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games
  • 1987-07-31 Baltimore first baseman Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs to lead Orioles to an 8-4 win over Texas Rangers
  • 1988-12-04 Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers
  • 1990-06-09 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games
  • 1992-05-03 NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRs
  • 1992-06-06 NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters
  • 1993-06-26 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs
  • 1994-04-21 Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRs in a games (11 times)
  • 1995-05-14 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)
  • 1995-06-30 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits
  • 1996-09-06 Baltimore Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR
  • 1997-05-13 Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

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