February 24, 1956, in
Los Angeles, California
Edward Clarence Murray
Major League Debut:
Teams Played For:
Baltimore Orioles (1977-1988, 1996), Los Angeles Dodgers (1989-1991, 1997), New York Mets (1992-1993), Cleveland Indians (1994-1996), Anaheim Angels (1997)
1979 ALCS, 1979 World Series, 1983 ALCS, 1983 World Series, 1995 ALDS, 1995 ALCS, 1995 World Series, 1996 ALDS, 1996 ALCS
All-Star (8): 1978, 1981-1986, 1991; Rookie of the Year 1977; Gold Glove (3): 1982-1984
Consistency, durability and dominance characterized the career of Eddie Murray. One of baseball's most productive hitters from the late 1970s through the 1990s, Murray is one of only three players to have totaled both 3,000 hits and 500 home runs, joining Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. The all-time career RBI 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.
"He really just wanted to go about his business. I would put Eddie Murray in the same category as Andre Dawson. He would like to kid around with the press and (be surly), but he was a total professional. I see why he is a Hall of Famer. I am just glad I had the pleasure of playing for Eddie (Murray) for one year."
— Gary Carter
Did You Know?...
Eddie Murray was a high school baseball teammate of Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith at Locke High School in Los Angeles
Hall of Fame
Elected to Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 2003, Player
423 votes on 496 ballots 85.28%
Hall of Fame Teammate:
Home Run Milestone
500th home run:http://m.mlb.com/video/v16213017