Dale Murphy Night, 6/4/91

December 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

Dare you not to shed a tear as Murph trots onto the field in a Phillies uni to the accompaniment of “Auld Lang Syne” on the organ. Or during Number 3’s humble speech. With Ernie Sr. as the MC — no one, save perhaps for Pearl Sandow, loved the Braves [...]

Murph’s Babe Ruth impression, 30 years ago today

June 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

(via the NYT) Dale Murphy, the Atlanta Braves outfielder, may not be William Bendix, but he has apparently borrowed a page from the Babe Ruth legend. The way they’re telling it in Atlanta, Murphy paid a call at a local hospital a while back to help cheer up Elizabeth Smith, a 6-year-old girl [...]

Happy birthday, Murph

March 12, 2013 // 2 Comments

Happy 57th, Murph! (that ain’t right). Glad to see No. 3 taking a more active role in the organization, one that will continue in 2013. The Braves will celebrate one of their all-time greats on July 11 with Dale Murphy Night. The first 20,000 fans attending the Braves-Reds game will [...]

NY Times makes the case for Murph

December 26, 2012 // 7 Comments

Nice piece by baseball scribe Tyler Kepner on Murph’s last chance to be voted into Cooperstown before going to the veteran’s committee. The story points out a couple interesting factors not often considered in HOF debates, including this: The ballot lists integrity, sportsmanship and [...]

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