Murray, Eddie

Eddie Clarence Murray
Born: February 24, 1956, Los Angeles, California
Played For: 
Baltimore Orioles (1977-1988, 1996), Los Angeles Dodgers (1989-1991, 1997), New York Mets (1992-1993), Cleveland Indians (1994-1996), Anahiem Angels (1997)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2003

Consistency, durability and dominance characterized the career of Eddie Murray. One of baseball's most productive hitters from the late 1970s through the '90s, when he retired Murray was only the third player to have collected both 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. The all-time career RBIs leader among switch-hitters, the three-time Gold Glove Award winner at first base was an eight-time All-Star and had six consecutive top-10 finishes in voting for the Most Valuable Player Award. Murray was a stalwart at first base for 12 seasons for the Orioles, capturing a world championship with Baltimore in 1983.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Eddie Murray was a high school baseball teammate of Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith at Locke High School in Los Angeles?
If I can help you, it helps us. It's about winning. If you can tell somebody something and it can help the team, that's what you do.