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  Dale Murphy -- Sparked Braves' offense in 1980s -- HistoricBaseball.com
Dale Murphy's presence in the Atlanta outfield often served as undeniable evidence that nice guys finish last.
Murphy led the National League in strikeouts in 1978 with 145 and again in 1980 with 133.
Murphy was an All-Star that season and one the Gold Glove for his defense in the outfield.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/m/murphy_dale.html   (563 words)

 Dale Murphy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Murphy is regarded by many as one of the premier players to play in Major League Baseball during the 1980s.
Murphy, whose best years were with the Atlanta Braves franchise, appeared in the All-Star Game seven times, won five consecutive Gold Glove Awards, and two consecutive Most Valuable Player awards, in 1982 and 1983.
Murphy was at one point said to be considering a run for Governor of the State of Utah in 2004, but failed to generate enough interest within the Republican Party.
dale-murphy.iqnaut.net   (481 words)

 BYU NewsNet - Dale Murphy: Baseball MVP, mission president, governor?
Dale Murphy has been up to bat in the major leagues, served three years as president of the Boston mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is currently considering a career in politics, perhaps as the next governor of Utah.
Murphy is confident with himself and his family, is a fresh face to politics, and is a very capable leader.
Murphy said that sometimes it was tough to be in the locker room.
newsnet.byu.edu /story.cfm/41584   (1390 words)

 Dale Murphy       Capitol City Speakers Bureau
Murphy’s charitable work earned him the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1985, recognizing him as the player who best fit the image and character of Lou Gehrig both on and off the field.
Murphy’s number was the fifth in the history of the Braves’ organization to be retired and joins Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn, Phil Niekro and Eddie Matthews who have also been given that honor.
Murphy’s streak of 740 consecutive games that ran from 1981 through the middle of the 1986 season is the twelfth longest in baseball history.
www.capcityspeakers.com /speakers/Murphy.htm   (419 words)

 Rich's Weekend Baseball BEAT: The Rise and Fall of Dale Murphy and the Abstracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Murphy was traded by the Braves to the Philadelphia Phillies that August.
Murphy probably should be platooned at this stage of his career, and probably would be a much more effective hitter if he played 130 games a year, half of them against left-handers.
Murphy’s last good year came when he was 31; after that, six years of trying to get it back…The most-similar player to Dale Murphy in all of baseball history is his last manager, Don Baylor.
www.all-baseball.com /richbeat/archives/017111.html   (1607 words)

 Memories of Dale Murphy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Murphy, you are a wonderful individual and gave a lot of youth a reason to wake up the next day and chase their dreams.
Dale Murphy deserves to be, should be, and better be in the Hall of Fame when the time comes.
Dale Murphy was on a big consecutive games streak when he sliced his hand on the Atlanta fence.
users.aol.com /brave3/memory1.htm   (9086 words)

 1/8/2003 - Former Brave Dale Murphy Gets 12% Hall Of Fame Votes - Sports - Chattanoogan.com
Dale Murphy would have been a first-ballot Hall of Famer if voting for baseball's most cherished honor were conducted solely by longtime Braves fans.
Murphy, who led the National League in homers in 1984 and '85, was a seven-time All-Star.
Dale Murphy appeared at Turner Field in August, 2001 as a member of the Braves' Hall of Fame.
www.chattanoogan.com /articles/article_30971.asp   (1011 words)

 Dale Murphy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Murphy is regarded by many as a premier player during the 1980s.
Murphy had been introduced to Mormonism by Barry Bonnell, a teammate early in his career.
Dale Murphy has been on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot since 1999 but so far has not received more than 23% of the vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dale_Murphy   (706 words)

 Dale Murphy - BR Bullpen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dale Murphy was arguably the best player in the 1980's, and he finished his career with 398 home runs.
Murphy was a first-round draft pick in the 1974 amateur draft and made it to the majors at age 20 in 1976 for a cup of coffee as a catcher.
He hit 44 home runs, was second in the league in that category, fifth in RBI, had a career high on-base percentage and made the All-Star team, he was not in the top ten in the NL MVP voting, with Andre Dawson winning the award, despite being with the last-place Chicago Cubs.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Dale_Murphy   (920 words)

 Dale Murphy: baseball's Mr. Nice Guy; the biggest row he's ever caused was when he objected to lady reporters in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Murphy's sole source of bad press?--an avowed dislike of lady reporters in the clubhouse.
Coming into 1986, Murphy was the only NL player to drive in more than 100 runs a season for your consecutive years since Steve Garvey did it with the Dodgers in 1977 through 1980.
Murphy resembles Mays in defensive play: His reputation in center field makes him a constant concern to base runners.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1189/is_v258/ai_4433464   (978 words)

 Will Dale Murphy Get In? - Baseball Fever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Murphy played 18 years in the bigs and in only 5 of those years did he put up Hall worthy numbers that just isn't a great enouh period of dominance unless they were just record breaking seasons...
Murphy was an all around player -- he played center field (and later right field, but more CF) superbly (and CF is an important defensive position), he was an excellent baserunner, and he could hit, okay for average (.265 is far from horrid) and tremendously for power.
Murphy was one of the best players for 5 or 6 years in his prime he put up good numbers for his ERA.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=8949   (3895 words)

 Dale Murphy | BaseballLibrary.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An embodiment of the All-American athlete, Dale Murphy was a shining star for Atlanta clubs, both pennant contenders and cellar-dwellers.
Murphy played centerfield in 1981, moved to left for two seasons, returned to center for three years, and shifted to right in 1987.
Murphy also drives in six runs in the inning to tie another ML record, as the Braves score all ten runs of their runs in the outburst.
www.baseballlibrary.com.cob-web.org:8888 /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/M/Murphy_Dale.stm   (1542 words)

 Welcome to www.DaleMurphy.com, the unofficial home of Dale Murphy on the net!: News (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Just recieved confirmation from Kevin over at Wall of Fame in Knoxville, TN that Dale is scheduled to sign autographs on October 26th, 2006 between 5:30pm and 7:30pm at their retail store.
In addition to Murphy, NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart, 2006 Miss Georgia Lisa Wilson, and several people from the Bass Fishing world will be there signing autographs as well.
Murphy is reported to be on a baseball tour with his son and will attend Thursday's game in Wrigley and the Braves Friday night game in Philly.
www.dalemurphy.com.cob-web.org:8888   (930 words)

 (Dale) Murphy possibly eyeing governorship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Murphy said he has been considering the possibility since being approached by friends and political consultants late last year.
Murphy, now 47, retired from baseball in 1993 after playing all or part of 18 seasons in the big leagues, 15 with the Braves, for whom he was the National League Most Valuable Player in 1982 and '83.
Murphy is by all accounts a very nice chap, a trifle sanctimonious perhaps, but hardly the next coming of Darth Vader.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/889542/posts   (844 words)

 Dale Murphy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dale Murphy was like that, for a near eternity the lone profile on a city's empty landscape, when Brave's baseball would all but end by Memorial day, when Atlanta was Losersville.
Like keeping track of the line of Murphy kids, which one was just born and which one was now in the oven.
Like Dale Murphy Night when he came back a Phillie, and then the brawl later on.
www.sportshumanitarian.com /Inductees/MURPHY.HTM   (651 words)

 Murphy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Murphy is the most common surname in Ireland.
Dale Murphy, All-Star National League outfielder and two-time MVP of the NL Dale D. Murphy, professor at Georgetown University.
Murphys of Ireland website, featuring general information about the Murphy surname, including derivation and discussion of the major early Murchadha septs in Ireland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Murphy   (289 words)

 Baseball Musings: Dale Murphy and the Hall of Fame
Dale should also get some benefit because he was a center fielder for almost that entire period (he moved to right in 1987), and for winning five gold gloves there.
Murphy played all facets of the game well, and his baserunning and basestealing skills were also top-notch (he was a 30/30 guy when it actually meant something).
Dale was clearly a superior hitter to Andre at their respective (near-simultaneous) peaks, unless you think that somehow Fulton County was giving him 40 walks a year.
www.baseballmusings.com /archives/012746.php   (4521 words)

 BBTF's Newsblog Discussion :: MLB: Dale Murphy plugging away on Hall ballot
Dale Murphy interview with sidebar comments on the HOF from Armour, Claire, Eggers, and Jaynes
Also, Murphy and Rice were on the HOF ballot before the career numbers for Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, and Palmeiro reached historic proportions, so it's not like they're getting screwed by being compared to the roider generation.
Murphy's homer total is only borderline even compared to his own era, and all his other stats- hits, runs, rbi, average- all fall well short.
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/newsstand/discussion/35326   (1350 words)

 Dale Murphy Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Dale Murphy was born on Monday, March 12, 1956, in Portland, Oregon.
Murphy was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 13, 1976, with the Atlanta Braves.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dale Murphy baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=murphda05   (278 words)

 Dale Murphy
At a time when athletes shun their role model status and are routinely suspended and banned from their respective sports for unlawful conduct, Dale Murphy shouldered the burden of being a role model to thousands of children and generously gave of his time and money to numerous charities.
Dale's quick progression through the Braves system appeared to be a sign Dale would be an integral part of the Braves for many years.
Dale realized the Braves were involved in a youth movement and that he was stinting the growth of future star rightfielder David Justice.
geocities.com /libertyhill7/murphy.html   (1988 words)

 The Dale Murphy Induction Society
Dale no doubt should be inducted soon after the turn of the century.
This society's goal is to educate those misguided souls as to why Dale Murphy is deserving of induction.
We are encouraging members to send a picture of themselves and/or a letter explaining why they believe Murphy is deserving of induction and details of any impact he has had on their lives with their dues.
www.fmtc.com /~trinity   (592 words)

 Donnie Murphy Related To Dale Murphy? - 2K Sports Forums
My guess -- since there is no mention of Dale Murphy on Donnie's page here -- is that they are not related.
considering donnie murphy, A's and dodgers in the 80's, is fl and dale murphy is white, braves for most if not all of his career; I would have to say they are not related.
Dale Murphy did play for the Braves for most of his career (1976-1993), finishing with the Rockies.
www.2ksports.com /forums/showthread.php?t=83277   (241 words)

 Dale Murphy | The BASEBALL Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Murphy is of the Mormon faith, and set high standards of behavior for himself.
Murphy's moral views sometimes got him some heat from feminist groups, such as when he refused to talk to women in the locker room.
Murphy was a very intelligent and thoughtful player, who approached the game with all of his faculties, not just his physical attributes.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/murphda05.php   (3181 words)

 Dale Murphy | BaseballLibrary.com
I have many memories of Dale Murphy, all of them memorable and burned into my mind.
I had never heard of Dale, or really anyone else for that matter, but that was it.
Be that as it may, however, it was Dale.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/submit/Marble_Robert_F1.stm   (277 words)

 Amazon.com: Ask Dale Murphy: Books: Dale Murphy,Curtis Patton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Murphy has earned the reputation of being squeaky clean in his personal life, and his strong values come through in some of the answers.
What Dale has done with this book is he had asked kids and adults that have questions about the game of baseball to step forward and ask away.
Murphy was my hero as a kid, and when I read this book it convienced me even more, that Dale cares about what people see him as.
www.amazon.com /Ask-Dale-Murphy/dp/0912697598   (675 words)

 Dale Murphy -- The Baseball Hall of Fame of Tomorrow
A fan favorite in Atlanta and across America, Murphy played in seven All-Star Games and was elected to start five times by the fans.
He was also awarded the Silver Stick Award four straight seasons, from 1982-1985, and was named NL Player of the Month a record 6 times during his career.
Murphy won the Most Valuable Player in 1982 and 1983, and led the NL in home runs in 1984 and 1985.
www.fortunecity.com /tinpan/wellerville/198/hof/dalemurphy.html   (210 words)

 Forever A Brave - A Tribute To Dale Murphy
At a time when athletes shun their role model status and are routinely suspended and banned from their respective sports for unlawful conduct, Dale Murphy shouldered the responsibility of being a role model to thousands of children and generously gave of his time and money to numerous charities.
Dale is a man of extraordinary talent and character.
Unfortunately, many baseball fans suspect that Murphy will be the next victim of the Baseball Writers' oversight when he is not voted into the Hall of Fame.
users.aol.com /brave3/murphy.htm   (398 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dale Murphy played for the Atlanta Braves from 1976-1990.
Dale's number 3 at Turner Field as it appears in 1998 (Niekro's is to the left and Robinson's is to the right)
Click here to read Mommy's letter to "Ask Dale Murphy" that was answered by Dale in 1987.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Bluffs/5911/dale.html   (551 words)

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