5. Eddie Murray
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 07, 1977
  • Final Game: September 20, 1997
  • Rookie of the Year - 1977
  • Gold Glove - 1982
  • Gold Glove - 1983
  • Silver Slugger - 1983
  • TSN All-Star - 1983
  • Gold Glove - 1984
  • Silver Slugger - 1984
  • Silver Slugger - 1990
  • TSN All-Star - 1990
 
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It takes a special kind of player to hit 3,000 Hits and 500 Home Runs over a career.  Eddie Murray was just that. 

Murray debuted in the Majors in 1977 with the Orioles, where he had 27 Home Runs in a Rookie of the Year winning season.  Power and hits would become the First Baseman’s calling card, and from 1977 to 1985, he would have at least 20 or more Home Runs, with three of those years seeing him exceed 30.  He would win the Home Run title with 22 in the strike-shortened year in 1981, and he also won the RBI title. 

The first half of the 1980s was the best half-decade of his career.  In that period, he would finish in the top five in MVP voting each year (he was second in both 1983 and 1984) and was an All-Star annually from '81 to '86. Murray was also recognized for his defensive prowess, capturing Gold Gloves in 1982, 1983 & 1984.  Also earning two Silver Sluggers, Murray was the power man Baltimore's third World Series win in 1983.

He would play with Baltimore until he was traded after the 1987 season to the Dodgers.

Overall with the Orioles, Murray accrued, 2,080 Hits, 343 Home Runs, 1,224 RBIs, with a .498 Slugging Percentage.  He played 11 more years with stops in L.A., the Mets, Cleveland, and Anaheim, with one return year in 1996.  The first half of his career as an Oriole is what got him into Cooperstown.

Murray’s number 33 was retired in 1998, and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 in his first year of eligibility.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Selected in the 3rd Round of the Amateur Draft 6/5/73.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Juan Bell, Brian Holton and Ken Howell 12/4/88.

    Acquired (2): Traded from the Cleveland Indians for Kent Mercker 7/21/96.

    Departed (2): Signed as a Free Agent by the Anaheim Angels 12/18/96.
  • Games Played: 1884
  • Notable Statistics: 1,084 Runs
    2,080 Hits
    363 Doubles
    25 Triples
    343 Home Runs
    1,224 Runs Batted In
    62 Stolen Bases
    .294/.370/.498 Slash Line
    56.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1983)
    All-Star (1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986)
    Rookie of the Year (1977)
    Silver Slugger (1983 & 1984)
    Gold Glove (1982, 1983 & 1984)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1984)
    Most Home Runs (1981)
    Most Runs Batted In (1981)
    Most Walks (1984)
    Highest OPS+ (1984)
    Most Stolen Bases (1918, 1921, 1922 & 1927)
    Most Intentional Walks (1982 & 1984)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1982 & 1984)
    Most Putouts by a First Baseman (1978, 1979 & 1984)
    Most Assists by a First Baseman (1981 & 1984)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a First Baseman (1984, 1985 & 1987)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a First Baseman (1984)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a First Baseman (1981 & 1982)

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